I was honoured to host an afternoon tea to celebrate the nominees and winner of the 2014 Glass House Inspiring Women Awards. I received many nominations and I’m sure there are still many more women in our community that deserve our recognition for the work that they do.. I am also pleased to announce that the 2014 Glass House Inspiring Woman is Jackie Draper of the Stanley River Herald. Jackie generously gives her time to the whole community including sponsoring Woodford State School awards and participating in the Woodford Agricultural Show Ball. Jackie has also established a local newspaper which promotes the Woodford region to the wider community through her coverage of community events and issues. Jackie was actually nominated by a number of community members for these awards. Jackie will be invited to attend a breakfast ceremony honouring the winners which will be held in Parliament House on 7 March 2014.