Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has today congratulated two community volunteers acknowledged on the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.

The Honour Role is an initiative of the NSW Government’s Rural Women’s Network which recognises women for their valuable volunteer roles and the outstanding contribution they provide to regional communities.

Mrs Tuckerman said she was proud to host a morning tea to celebrate the women recognised in the Goulburn electorate area.

“This important tribute captures inspirational stories, and documents and celebrates the unpaid work of women who are ensuring the viability of so many important and crucial community groups and charities,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

The local women listed on the Honour Roll include Catriona McAuliffe, from Yass, and Carolina Merriman, from Good Hope.

Mrs Tuckerman congratulated these women on their recognition and thanked them for their hard work and dedication to others.

“These women provide an enormous amount of support to our community and are true treasures,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“They have been nominated by others who have seen first-hand how their important work has enabled those needing assistance, or local groups requiring help, to flourish.

“Catriona McAuliffe and Carolina Merriman thoroughly deserve this recognition and should be extremely proud of their nomination and in joining this roll of highly-regarded rural women.”

This year’s nominees join a growing list of over 1,000 volunteers who have been recognised since the first Honour Roll was launched in 2010.

Hidden Treasures is an 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