Tarana's quiet achiever Fay Shaw has been recognised for her community work by being included in the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for 2020.
Described as a tower of strength and a joy for everyone in the local community, Fay, who is now in her 70s, has lived in Tarana for more than 40 years.
Following her retirement from Charles Sturt University, Fay took on a number of local voluntary roles.
She kicked off as secretary of the Tarana and Fish River Development Group and about the same time became secretary of the Tarana Rural Fire Service, a pivotal role she still holds today, along with similar roles for the local Farmers' Markets committee.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole visited and congratulated the Tarana local.
Mr Toole said that whether it's taking minutes at meetings, feeding fire fighters during bushfire emergencies, removing bacon rinds for the bacon and egg rolls at the monthly markets, or a hundred and one other essential jobs done quietly and reliably, Fay is a very much loved local treasure who enriches the lives of the entire Tarana community.
"The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll celebrates women volunteers who give so much to their rural communities," Mr Toole said.
"Fay is certainly a most deserving addition to the Honour Roll as her willingness to taken on many roles with energy and enthusiasm makes her a wonderful role model for others in the local community.
"It is an important initiative of the Department of Primary Industries' Rural Women's Network, each year we are overwhelmed by the scope of the stories and achievements we receive celebrating the valuable work volunteers play in our everyday lives.
The 104 women recognised in this year's Honour Roll join our growing list of more than 1000 rural women volunteers who have been identified since the roll was first published a decade ago.