Women get together and form new group
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.