Women get to­gether and form new group

Central Telegraph - - NEWS - Alex Klease

LAST Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, the Bilo Babes hosted their first meet and greet at Set­tlers Ho­tel.

As the “founder” of this group, it was in­cred­i­bly hum­bling for me to see the first meet-up was so suc­cess­ful, with 20 women join­ing us for din­ner, drinks and con­ver­sa­tion.

It was lovely to see new friend­ships be­ing made even after a few hours.

The great thing about this first meet-up was that every­one was in the same boat, not know­ing any­one, so no one was ex­cluded or made to feel like the odd one out.

On Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, the sec­ond Bilo Babes was hosted at the Li­ons Park.

About 15 women, mostly with chil­dren, min­gled with morn­ing tea and made new friends.

The friendly staff at Rise the Bake­house brought their cof­fee van up for all to en­joy. It was a fan­tas­tic morn­ing for all in­volved.

The Bilo Babes Face­book page has at­tracted women from within Biloela and sur­round­ing towns from all ages and walks of life.

Women in their early 20s to early 60s, mar­ried and un­mar­ried women, with or without chil­dren, the mix was rather ex­ten­sive.

Some­times this wide de­mo­graphic dif­fer­ence can make it dif­fi­cult to re­late to one an­other.

Now the ice has been bro­ken, I have reached out for women of dif­fer­ent age groups to step up and as­sist with ar­rang­ing meet-ups.

There are some ex­cit­ing ideas in the pipe­line, in­clud­ing the Mel­bourne Cup, book swaps, mak­ing kom­bucha/healthy eat­ing, as well as a monthly mums and bubs meet-up.

If you’re new to town (or even a lo­cal) and you’re in­ter­ested in mak­ing new friends and break­ing out of your com­fort zone, like and fol­low the Bilo Babes Face­book page.

Al­ter­na­tively, phone Alex Klease on 0431 906 624 for more in­for­ma­tion.


FORM­ING FRIEND­SHIPS: A group of women from the first catch-up of Bilo Babes last week.

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