Nadine Mattiske of Wirrinya and Ann Murray of Manildra were recognised for their enormous contributions to their communities. The two women were honoured at a certificate presentation ceremony held at the Forbes Country Women’s Association (CWA) hall last Monday.
Shooters Fishers and Farmers MP and Member for Orange, Philip Donato presented Nadine and Ann each with a certificate to recognise their service to rural communities during the ceremony. This comes after being named in the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
“It was my absolute honour to recognise two outstanding women from our local community,” Philip said. “Both Nadine and Ann are passionate about their communities through their involvement in organisations over many years and it is only fitting their hard work and efforts be acknowledged in this way.”
“I am inspired by the dedication of women in our rural communities who volunteer countless hours to a variety of organisations to enhance the quality of life for so many people,” Philip said.
The 2017 Hidden Treasures Roll was officially launched at the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering in Narrandera in October last year. “The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a wonderful opportunity to promote volunteer organisations and highlight the importance of volunteering within rural and regional communities,” said RWN coordinator Allison Priest.