Lunch cel­e­brates ladies’ role

Pilbara News - - News - Glenn Cord­ing­ley

The role women play in ru­ral ar­eas was cel­e­brated in style when more than 60 ladies paid trib­ute to their sis­ters at the Ca­ble Beach Club.

The in­au­gu­ral Kimberley Pil­bara Cat­tle­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion Ladies Lunch in part­ner­ship with Land­mark Broome was at­tended by 69 women from across the Kimberley, Pil­bara, Perth, Bor­neo, and even as far as Eng­land.

Nikki Ele­zovich made the trek into town from Coun­try Downs Sta­tion, 100km north of Broome.

“It was the best event I have been to in Broome,” she said.

“There is some­thing very spe­cial about pulling to­gether a room full of ru­ral and com­mu­nity women to cel­e­brate the role that we all play in driv­ing our in­dus­try and re­gion for­ward.”

KPCA chief ex­ec­u­tive Cather­ine Mar­riott said the event recog­nised and cel­e­brated the role ru­ral women played all over the world.

“It was won­der­ful to stop and think about the role that ru­ral women glob­ally play in feed­ing the world, in car­ing for our coun­try and in hold­ing to­gether our com­mu­ni­ties,” she said.

Ms Mar­riott said geo­graphic iso­la­tion was an is­sue for KPCA mem­bers.

“It is im­por­tant to pull peo­ple to­gether and re­mind them that they are all play­ing a vi­tal role in some­thing that is much big­ger than their in­di­vid­ual busi­nesses; they are part of team Kimberley/Pil­bara,” she said.

ABC for­eign cor­re­spon­dent Sally Sara was key­note speaker.

“It was won­der­ful to meet so many pos­i­tive, en­er­getic and tal­ented women from the Kimberley and Pil­bara,” she said.

“I was in­spired to hear the sto­ries of so many women who at­tended.”

The day also raised funds for the Iso­lated Chil­dren’s Par­ents’ As­so­ci­a­tion through a silent auc­tion and a raf­fle.

Land­mark Broome mer­chan­dise man­ager Jes­sica Groves said she was hon­oured to have been in­volved in an event that sup­ported and recog­nised im­por­tant roles women play in in­dus­try.

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