COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Maitland Electorate Hidden Treasures Honour Roll Nominees

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland) (19:30:48): Congratulations go to Maitland's nominees for the 2020 New South Wales Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. Lyn Dark, of Telarah, has been a volunteer since the 1970s with schools, St John's Ambulance, Maitland Hospital's Pink Ladies, NSW Cancer Council, Lioness and Lions clubs.

Narelle Ryan, of Rutherford, volunteered for three decades in the Scout movement and is now an active Lion.

Rutherford's Stacy Jacobs is a Rotarian, PCYC Advisory Board member, Cessnock Family Support Service committee member and volunteer driving instructor who also coordinates Cessnock's Pink up the Town and cooking for Hunter Hands of Hope. She has recently injured herself quite badly and I hope she recovers quickly.

Margaret Wood, of East Maitland, has volunteered as a Learn to Swim instructor since she was 14. She has volunteered for Fingal Beach Surf Club, Coal Fields United AFL and Tenambit Junior Rugby League Club and she supports hearing-impaired students.

Dorothy Crouch, OAM, from Duns Creek, has volunteered with the Maitland Swimming Club for over 70 years, has been a Maitland Citizen of the Year and Freeman of the City and has worked with Maitland Boy's High School P&F Committee. Lyn, Narelle, Stacy, Margaret and Dorothy, thank you so much for your service.

You are truly treasures, but hidden no more.