GEORGE WELCOMES NSW WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATIONS

GEORGE WELCOMES NSW WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATIONS

2 December 2009

The Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP, has today welcomed the announcement that the 2010 NSW Woman of the Year Awards are now open.

The annual Award which is held as part of International Women’s Day, will see State Ministers and State Members each nominate one worthy woman who best fits the selection criteria.

Mr George has urged residents who live in the Lismore electorate to nominate women who fit the description of a worthy winner.

“The Woman of the year should have made a significant contribution to the community which has resulted in progress for NSW Women or girls while motivating others to challenge themselves and make their own contributions,” Mr George said.

“I am seeking the assistance of the community to put forward the names of women who they think fit the criteria and have made an important contribution to their chosen field. I encourage you to nominate them for this prestigious award.”

Mr George said all nominees would be invited to a presentation function in February 2010 to announce the Lismore Electorate Woman of the Year.

“The winner will be presented with an award and receive an invitation to attend the Premier’s Reception for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2010 (alongside other winners from across NSW) where the NSW Woman of the Year will be announced.”

Mr George said nomination forms can be found online at www.women.nsw.gov.au or can be requested by phoning the Lismore electorate office on telephone (02) 6621 3624, facsimile (02) 6622 1403 or email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au. Forms should be submitted to my Lismore office by 15 January 2010.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577