It’s official: Cheryl is a Hidden Treasure

Kiama’s Cheryl Pearce has been recognised on the 2020 Rural Women’s Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.

Mrs Pearce was among one of the 104 women on this year’s prestigious honour roll for her many years of involvement with Kiama CWA.

She has been a member for 21 years, since she arrived from Melbourne in 1999, and held various positions as Secretary, Treasurer and President.
She has also be actively involved at Group level, attending most annual State Conferences as a Delegate or Observer and is a vocal participant on advocacy matters.

Mrs Pearce is looking forward to celebrating the CWA NSW Centenary in 2022.

She is also an active member of various other community groups including Friends of Kiama Library, Kiama & District Historical Society, Illawarra Area Healthwatch (IAH ceased), Werri Beach/Gerringong Garden Club (life member), Gerringong Music Club, her local Church, Kiama Evening VIEW Club and more recently, with her husband, Jamberoo Probus.

“I am absolutely delighted to see that Cheryl’s distinguished community service has been duly recognised and honoured in this way,” says Gareth Ward, MP.

“These women provide an enormous amount of support and are true treasures in our community.

“They have been nominated by others who have seen first-hand how their important work has enabled those needing assistance or local groups requiring help to flourish.”

Cheryl’s interest in being involved in the community shows no signs of waning.

She recently joined the Kiama Central Precinct group, is working as a volunteer for Kiama Community Radio, mainly assisting marketing to Seniors, and is involved generally with an exciting new community project.

Her connections with our area go back to living in Werri Beach in the 1950s, when her brother was born at Kiama Birraleah.

Over 1,000 rural women volunteers have received the Honour Roll since 2010.

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