Hampton's Rachel Nicoll has been recognised for her hard work as an inspiring rural woman volunteer within rural, regional and remote communities.
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Ms Nicoll is one of three women in the Calare electorate to be put on the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for International Day of Rural Women.
Ms Nicoll said she was "absolutely humbled" to receive this award.
"...I'm grateful to be recognised against these extraordinary women who are doing amazing things in their own organisations and fields," she said.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole visited Ms Nicoll on Wednesday, November 4 to congratulate her on her success.
"It was fantastic to be given the opportunity to congratulate this wonderful citizen on all of her hard work and tireless commitment to the community and she really is a hidden treasure who goes above and beyond to improve the livelihoods of those who live and work in the LGA," he said.
The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is an initiative of the Department of Primary Industries Rural Women's Network to formally recognise and thank inspiring rural women volunteers within NSW rural, regional and remote communities.
The 104 women recognised in this years Honour Roll join the ever growing list of more than 1000 rural women volunteers who have been identified since the first Honour Roll was published in 2010.
Ms Nicoll's nominator had some amazing things to say about the hardworking reward recipient.
"It is with great pleasure that I nominate Rachel Nicoll for inclusion in the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll," they said.
"In addition to performing any role she sets her mind to at an exemplary level, Rachel demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to her community with a knack of being able to link up women and people with her networks so they can be more engaged, empowered and succeed.
"Rachel's dedication is typified by her willingness to take on roles, often concurrently, with energy and enthusiasm. In addition to chair of NSW Young Farmers, Rachel chairs the Hartley Branch and is a Rural Affairs committee member."
Ms Nicoll has contributed her energy and expertise presenting at the UNICEF Youth Living with Drought Summit, AgriYouth Connect, the University of Notre Dame Rural Medical Conference, and chairing the Assocation's Tertiary Scholarships Panel.
She has also been actively involved with the Central Tableland Local Land Services through the Regional Pest Animal Committee and Community Advisory Group.
"This year Rachel was ministerially appointed to the Central Tablelands LLS Board. She has assisted large organisations to deliver positive outcomes with a grassroots focus," the nominator said.
In 2018 Mrs Nicoll was selected as an emerging leader in the National Farmers Federation EU-UK trade delegation and joined Australia and India for the ninth Australia India Youth Dialogue.
She is a graduate of the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship with the National Mental Health Commission and worked extensively with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program, Lifeline and key mental health organisations.
"While her presence is often behind the scenes, she has never shirked away from any task and is absolutely essential to the successful outcome of many events and initiatives," the nominator said.
"She has a depth of empathy and understanding that only comes from experience and ensures that every contribution, no matter how small is recognised for its value.
"This is just the surface of Rachel as a person, and by getting to know her, you realise just how special she is.
"If you do get to, the reward is truly worth it."
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