LINDA SQUIRE of Adaminaby has been recognised for her volunteer community work in the 2012 NSW rural women's honour roll.
Mrs Squire joins four other women on the Monaro who have been nominated on the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for their tireless efforts to help others in the community.
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) 2012 Honour Roll celebrates 126 women from across rural and remote areas of New South Wales who were nominated by members of their community.
Linda Squire moved to Adaminaby in 1997 from a dairy farm near Newcastle where she was born and raised.
She and husband Glen have two sons, Jacob 10 and Zane, 8.
They have a bakery in Adaminaby - The Bakehouse, and in between the demands of raising two young children and running the bakery Linda has supported a number of local community groups and activities.
She is the vice-president of the Adaminaby P&C and has been the secretary and uniform officer for a number of years, giving many hours to fundraising to give local children a better education.
Mrs Squire was also the driving force behind the Adaminaby Youth Group in their efforts to restore the local tennis courts and provide an all-weather surface.
She is Easter Fair Committee treasurer, providing input and advice into committee activities.
Mrs Squire also organises the sale of 1200 plastic ducks at the Easter Fair, and checks that each one floats!
She contributes so much to her community and when she can find the time, goes fishing with her family.
Locals can nominate a worthy rural woman who contributes to the local community for the Hidden Treasures honour roll by completing a nomination form providing details about the nominee and community involvement.
Nominations for next year's Honour roll open on May 1 and close August 16, 2013.
For more information call 02 6391 3620 or email:
Other local women on this year's DPI honour roll are Lyn Heidtmann and Lois Judd, both from Adaminaby and Marnie Stewart from Cooma.