Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced Barbara Adams of Jamberoo as the 2024 Kiama Electorate Woman of the Year.

“A mother, grandmother, community volunteer and a wonderful person, I am thrilled to today officially announce Jamberoo’s Barbara Adams as the 2024 Kiama Electorate Woman of the Year,” Mr Ward said.

“Barbara Adams has been President of the Jamberoo Red Cross Branch for fifteen years and is an instrumental and well-respected person in the Jamberoo community; I am delighted that she is being recognised with this prestigious award today.

“From monthly markets to craft days, barbecues, cake bakes, raffles and bingo, the Jamberoo Red Cross group is one of our region’s most active branches which has been recognised through a series of awards for their charitable and fundraising efforts.

“Barbara is not a newcomer to volunteering in the Jamberoo community. For many years, Barbara was very active in the Jamberoo RLFC as a volunteer and proud parent.

“Whilst I wouldn’t call Barbara a ‘quiet’ achiever, she certainly knows how to get things done. Barbara is never afraid to put her best foot forward and rally support needed to further a good cause. We are very lucky to have people like Barbara; she is a fine example of a great community contributor and someone who continually works hard in the service of others.

“Barbara Adams is the epitome of service above self, a great example of the Red Cross mission of service and is an extremely deserving recipient of the 2024 Kiama Woman of the Year Award,” Mr Ward concluded.