Seven women from the Milton-Ulladulla district were recognised with International Women's Day awards for their ongoing support and dedication to various organisations.
Ulladulla & Districts Community Resources Centre hosted the award ceremony at the Dunn Lewis Centre on Friday, March 8.
Guest speaker senior constable Angelic Phara was invited to give an address. Ms Phara spoke of gender stereotypes she had to overcome, beginning with her Greek background, her dedication to training for various industries she has worked in during her adult life and how she overcame domestic violence, and a serious car crash before working as a police officer for the past 15 years.
Ulladulla IWD award recipients
Dorothy Gerzanics - Dorothy runs the Happy Feet Walking Group with the help of her husband. She has also volunteered at Yurana and Meals on Wheels for many years.
Diana Falloon - A founding member of the Milton Follies, Diana also opens her garden at daffodil time for the Garden Club and fund-raises for Cancer House.
Sharon Madden (absent) - Sharon gives her time to the Sarah Claydon Op Shop and at Ulladulla's Outreach Centre.
Karyn Codey - Relatively new to the CRC, Karyn juggles her family and personal duties with the demands of the centre's food store and picks up the Second Bite produce twice a week.
Lurline Gainsford - A previous book shop owner in Rowen's Arcade, Lurline assists a family with home-schooling and has been involved in Quota Club and the Milton Show.
Fay Kastelein - An active member of View Club for more than 35 years, helping underprivileged children and families with living and school.
Jann Wayland - Jann has dedicated herself to the Lion's Club and has been "boss lady" in the donut van for nine years. She also became a force behind the Lion's Club Pre-loved Bookshop.
Shoalhaven IWD award recipients
Antonia Bewley - Contribution from a Young Woman aged 15-24. Antonia has been a persistent participant on the Student Environment Council and SRC. She has supported the school's Twilight Markets, co-ordinated the year 7 environment day, fund-raised for drought affected families and recently shaved her hair to raise funds for cancer research.
Tina Broad - Contribution to Creative Arts. Tina is the conductor of the Glorious MUDsingers, a community choir in Milton she has run for 10 years. Tina reiterates the benefits of singing in teamwork, social skills, self-discipline and that singing connects neural pathways benefiting mental health.