Com­mu­nity lead­ers sought

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About -

Nom­i­na­tions are now open for the 2016 Dairy Com­mu­nity Lead­er­ship Award.

The judges are look­ing for a woman who demon­strates com­mu­nity lead­er­ship, makes a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion by play­ing an ac­tive role in the com­mu­nity and is a good am­bas­sador for the Dairy Women’s Net­work.

Last year’s win­ner, Jo San­ford, was put for­ward for the award be­cause of her com­mu­nity work.

The South­lander was chair­woman of the Wa­iau Health Trust, trustee of the Tu­at­a­pere Med­i­cal Trust, a trustee of the Bor­land Lodge Out­door Education Trust and a mem­ber of the Tau­ta­pere Com­mu­nity Board at the time.

She has since stepped down from the out­door education trust.

Her main con­cern was health and well­be­ing in the ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties, hav­ing seen the ef­fect of the stresses of run­ning a farm on her fam­ily and among her friends.

Fel­low win­ner Rachael Ni­chol­son, a for­mer Dairy Women’s Net­work con­venor also from South­land, was a vol­un­teer with Vic­tim Sup­port, which was why she was also won the award for 2015.

The award will be pre­sented at the na­tional DWN con­fer­ence held in Hamil­ton on May 4 and 5.

Nom­i­nate some­one on­line at www.dwn.co.nz/dcla/dcla2016.

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