International Women’s Day in Gin Gin and Childers
INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day was celebrated around the world on March 8.
Hard-working women from around the region got into the spirit and hosted events to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements women have made in their communities.
Childers and Gin Gin neighbourhood centres hosted two separate breakfast events to celebrate the achievements of women around the region.
Gin Gin guest speaker and High school principal Robin Rayner spoke of her humble beginnings and growing up in a farming family.
Her inspiring speech was well received by the 40 guests who attended.
Mrs Rayner said women had come along way but there was still more to be done.
“We need to help young women and girls achieve their ambitions,” Mrs Rayner said.
“International Women's Day is all about celebration, reflection and advocacy, women have played an extraordinary role in their communities,” she said.
Childers Pilotlight production made the early morning trip to Gin Gin to entertain guests with empowering tunes by famous female artists.
Childers hosted its own event last Friday morning at the Palace Memorial; the guest speaker was Jo Williams, an accomplished artist from Howard.
Entertaining the guests was the Isis Strings Ensemble.
Organisers said it was a great event and the women of the region had much to be proud of.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Bill Murray (front left) performing "Lady in Red " Behind Bill are Meleaka and Sue Baldwin. L-R Back row – Tony & Gillyee Carey, Casey Lally, Leigh-Ann McManus, Di Styles, Angela Harriott, Nick Hammond, Vanessa Murray.