Member for Murray Austin Evans has congratulated the three women across the Murray electorate who have been recognised on the 2018 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.

The Honour Roll celebrates the valuable volunteer roles and the outstanding contribution they provide to local communities.

The local women listed on the Honour Roll are:

  • Sue Killham, Leeton
  • Judith Robinson, Dareton
  • Heather Whittaker, Leeton

Mr Evans congratulated the women who have been formally recognised for their hard work and dedication to others.

At the presentation of certificates for the Leeton Hidden Treasures, Mayor Paul Maytom, Heather Whittaker, Sue Killham and Member for Murray Austin Evans.

“These women provide an enormous amount of support to our local community and are true hidden treasures,” Mr Evans said.

“They have been nominated by others in the community who have seen first-hand the impact they have on the lives of people around them.

“These three highly esteemed ladies thoroughly deserve this recognition and should be extremely proud of their nomination and in joining this prestigious list of highly regarded rural women.”

This year’s list of 87 nominees join a growing roll call of over 900 volunteers who have been recognised since the first Honour Roll was launched in 2010.

This important tribute documents and celebrates the unpaid work of women who ensure the viability of so many crucial community groups and charities.

Volunteering provides the opportunity for people to connect to their community and to gain personal and practical benefits.

Hidden Treasures is an annual initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Women’s Network.

For more information on the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll visit the DPI website http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rural-support/rural-womens-network