STRONG WOMAN: Jan Clifford will be awarded the Order of Australia Medal.
STRONG WOMAN: Jan Clifford will be awarded the Order of Australia Medal. Marc Stapelberg

Jan fights for better conditions for regional women

IT'S NOT just about tea and scones for Lismore CWA president Jan Clifford, of Goonellabah.

The OAM recipient has been fighting hard for better conditions for regional women for decades through the Country Women's Association. And she is not afraid to get political.

In recent years Mrs Clifford has worked on the CWA's South Pacific Campaign, which has been responsible for supplying concrete water tanks in Vanuatu, fishing boats in Indonesia, helping widowed women with livestock as well as running health and hygiene education programs.

Last year Mrs Clifford backed CWA NSW's partnership Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia to raise money for the national 1800RESPECT number.

Achievements:

President, Lismore Branch, Country Women's Association, current.

Treasurer, since 2014, 2009-2010 and 2001-2005. Member, since 2000.

Chair, Education Grants Committee, Far North Branch, Coast Country Women's Association, since 2003

President, Yass Branch, Country Women's Association, 1995-1998 and treasurer, 1998-2000 and executive roles, 1977-2000.

President, Lismore Base Hospital Auxiliary, 2003-2005 and 2010-2012.

Member, Lismore City Women's Returned Services League Auxiliary, current.

Member, management committee, Lismore Musical Festival Society, current.



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