Women cer­tainly are com­ing into their own

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - SHIRLEY WAY

NORTH Bur­nett women, pas­sion­ate about the coun­try and their com­mu­ni­ties, have come into their own this year, and are fea­tured this week.

I’ve learnt so much from these women, who are be­ing recog­nised na­tion­ally for their vi­tal­ity and com­mit­ment to their fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties of in­ter­est.

Queens­land shows re­main in good hands with our re­gional Miss Showgirls and Ru­ral Am­bas­sador, who have their sights firmly set on en­cour­ag­ing the younger gen­er­a­tion to par­tic­i­pate.

Dr Arian Wal­lach has set us the chal­lenge to live in har­mony with din­goes and other large preda­tors – a dif­fi­cult skill-set in our agrar­ian and ur­ban set­tings.

Moira Thomp­son uses her creative think­ing to re­vi­talise and em­brace fam­i­lies in her com­mu­nity, while San­dra Kenny knits to­gether the Gayn­dah Ju­nior Rugby League by her com­mit­ment and good or­gan­i­sa­tional skills.

Jil­lian Kenny, who grew up in Gayn­dah and dreamed of be­ing a phar­ma­cist, never ex­pected to be­come a civil engi­neer and turn math­e­mat­ics ed­u­ca­tion on its head.

This is our time to sup­port these women, who have given and con­tinue to give so much to us.

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