NORTHERN Tablelands Member for Parliament and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has congratulated Delungra’s Lynda Atkinson on her inclusion on the 2019 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
This year’s Honour Roll recognises 78 NSW women for their valuable volunteer roles and was unveiled by Mr Marshall at the recent Walcha Rural Women’s Gathering.
“Lynda describes herself as ‘flawsome’ (awesome with flaws) but I can guarantee the contribution Lynda has made to improve the lives of people in Delungra and Inverell over the years is anything but flawed,” Mr Marshall said.
“A mother of eight and grandmother of 14, Lynda’s experiences in finance, real estate and counselling has paved the way for her involvement in a variety of different community organisations including Inverell Life Foundation and its Rural Outreach Centre and the Rural Financial Assistance Scheme,” he said.
“During this terrible drought Lynda has helped her friends and neighbours through her membership of the Delungra District Development Committee’s Rural Support Network Service, distributing donations and providing emotional support to those doing it tough.
“These are only a few examples of Lynda’s efforts and she should be extremely proud of their nomination and in joining this roll of highly-regarded rural women.”
Mr Marshall said all nominees have had their names put forward by locals in the community who recognise their value.