Women’s Day Lunch
THE Annual International Women’s Day Luncheon was held at Salsa Bar and Grill in Port Douglas on Friday and again it was a packed house.
This event is the main fundraising activity for the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre and featured two guest speakers, Kylie Samson and Sara Harris.
Kylie spoke of her years in real estate and her realisation of her true passion, being a Personal Trainer.
Sara gave an engaging account of her life from Texas to Greece and then her settling in Far North Queensland as the Youth Services Coordinator for the Mossman Youth Centre.
The guests were entertained by members of the upcoming Douglas Theatre Arts Group’s April production of The Sound of Music.
Four members of the ‘Nonnberg Abbey’ performed a medley of songs including “Climb Every Mountain” and “How do you solve a problem like Maria?”
The door prize and numerous raffle prizes were donated by local businesses.
A letter from the new manager of the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre, Mac McCullough, was read out, in which he expressed appreciation of the fundraising activity and highlighted many of the centre’s successes and plans.
The Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre, a non-profit organisation, provides a range of services including family, financial and crisis support, hosts several visiting services and social activities.
The Nik Nak shed sells a variety of second hand goods and clothing. The many local volunteers who help run the various services and activities of the Centre were acknowledged and thanked.