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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Maitland to honour local women’s achievements

Do you know of someone who has given generously of their time and energy as a volunteer to help make Maitland an even better place to live, work and play?

If the answer is “yes”, then Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison wants to hear from you.

The state member is calling for nominations for the 2021 Local Woman of the Year awards, which honour the support female residents provide to their respective communities.

An overall NSW presentation takes place annually, too, as an International Women’s Day celebration.

Ms Aitchison said many of Maitland’s best-loved organisations and institutions, from sporting to cultural events, owed their success to the dedication and hard work of women.

“We are fortunate to have so many skilled, intelligent and passionate women here in Maitland who form the backbone of some of our most esteemed groups,” she added.

“The NSW Local Woman of the Year awards are an opportunity for us to acknowledge their tireless work and thank them for the difference they make to our community.”

Ms Aitchison encouraged Maitland residents to contact her office and put forward women they felt were worthy of the honour of being named the 2021 Maitland Woman of the Year.

“If you know a Maitland woman who has made a difference to our community through her volunteer work, I’d love to help honour their contribution,” she said.

Nomination forms are available at Ms Aitchison’s office, at 2/12 Elgin Street Maitland, or can be emailed on request by contacting [email protected] or telephoning 4933 1617.

Contact information and personal details of the nominee are required, such as their full name and email/postal address, along with information about their achievements or contributions to the Maitland community.

Nominations must be received by the close of business on Friday 29 January.

The NSW Women of the Year Awards will be hosted at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, on 10 March.