Women cel­e­brated

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day in Gin Gin and Childers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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