Bettys charity work rewarded
Jiggi resident Betty Webb enjoys a ride on her horse Cameo first thing every morning one of the few moments the 67-year-old has to herself.
After her morning ride, Betty sets off to do her volunteer work. That could entail visits and support for the frail and needy, morning teas and fundraising activities, scripture classes at the local school theres always plenty to do for the retired dairy and beef farmer in the Jiggi, Goolmangar and Georgica communities.
Currently president of the Jiggi-Georgica Red Cross, of which she has been a member of for more than 40 years, Mrs Webb has also served the Jiggi Uniting Church Guild and Manchester Unity Lodge for more than 30 years.
She is also a life member of the Jiggi Hall Committee.
Lismore MP Thomas George paid tribute to this community stalwart on Tuesday when he presented her with the 2008 Lismore Electorate Woman of the Year award.
Mrs Webb was also presented with an invitation to attend a Premiers reception for International Womens Day to be held at Government House on March 6 this year, when the NSW winner will be announced.
Mrs Webb said she joined Red Cross when she married her husband Bill over 40 years ago and has never looked back.
Its where I met many of the locals and made lots of good friends, she said.