Two Bathurst women have been honoured in a statewide publication recognising the achievements of women who go far and beyond to contribute to their community.
The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a publication released each year by the NSW Department of Primary Industries acknowledging rural and remote volunteers from across the state.
The 2019 edition has honoured Sarah Boorer and Alison Shurmer for their commitment to the Bathurst Seymour Centre as members of the board.
For Ms Boorer, who is also well known for her former role as an on-air presenter with local radio station 2BS, the news was a humbling honour.
"It's unbelievable that I was even nominated to be included on the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll but I feel so incredibly humbled at the same time," Ms Boorer said.
"I had no idea that Terisa Ashworth [chief executive officer at Bathurst Seymour Centre] was considering nominating both Alison and I, so it was a lovely surprise."
Ms Shurmer too saw the nomination as somewhat of a shock.
"It was a nice surprise to receive a letter in the mail and see that we were nominated," she said.
"I feel very humbled but, in reality, all of the volunteers at the Seymour Centre do an amazing job."
Mr Boorer and Ms Shurmer have been honoured alongside 78 women throughout regional NSW.
"The honour roll is such a nice way of acknowledging the amazing achievements of rural women across NSW but it is also a great opportunity to learn more about the projects they are involved in," Ms Boorer said.
"Volunteering comes in so many different forms and I think it is a great way to give back and get more involved in the community.
"You can learn so much about so many people when you volunteer."
Ms Shurmer said the Seymour Centre plays a vital role in enhancing the wellbeing of senior citizens and people with a disability in the Bathurst community.
"It's really important for people to have a purpose in life, and the centre provides a host of activities to ensure our clients can live a comfortable life," she said.
"For a lot of people, giving back to the community is really important."
Ms Ashworth said Ms Boorer and Ms Shurmer were nominated on the basis of their unique individual contributions to the Seymour Centre.
"Sarah opened the centre up to a host of new networks and helped diversify our marketing strategies," she said.
"Meanwhile, Alison has extensive knowledge in the aged care and disability sectors.
"Both women are willing to share their skills with others, and they've effectively helped make the Seymour Centre a better place."
Ms Boorer and Ms Shurmer join a notable host of Bathurst women who have been named on the honour roll, including Vicki Wilson, Margaret Gaal, Annette Moxon and Debbie Schache.