Caniambo CWA stalwart and community worker Helen Wall is part of the Queen’s Birthday honour’s list.
Mrs Wall, a former state president of the CWA, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia and said it was a great honour.
‘‘It’s very humbling,’’ Mrs Wall said.
‘‘I’ve been very lucky that I’ve had the support of my family, so I can take part in the community and do all these things myself and I think that support is what really helps.’’
Away from the CWA, Mrs Wall has also been a member of the Shepparton Agricultural Society women’s committee since 1989 and was awarded life membership in 2010.
In the role, Mrs Wall helps organise and judge crafts and cooking at the annual Shepparton Agricultural Society Show.
She has also been the treasurer of the Cosgrove South Tennis Club since 1972 and is serving as secretary of the Caniambo-Gowangardie-Tamleugh History Committee.
Of all the events, groups and organisations she has been part of, Mrs Wall said serving the CWA at a state level was a highlight.
‘‘The CWA offers so many things, it’s not just tea and scones. It’s the friendships and support that is the most important thing.
‘‘I’ve had some of these wonderful experiences and I’ve done things I would never have had the opportunity to do before the CWA.’’
Mrs Wall has proved immersing yourself in your local community can be an enriching experience.
‘‘You gain so much more if you’re involved in the community and take part, rather than just sitting back and waiting for things to happen, ’’ she said.