Celebrate International Women’s Day in the Bay

The Rotary Club of Salamander Bay Secretary, Janelle Upton, Leah Anderson and incoming President Ina George. Photo by Marian Sampson.
The Rotary Club of Salamander Bay Secretary, Janelle Upton, Leah Anderson and incoming President Ina George. Photo by Marian Sampson.

 

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day (IWD) will be celebrated across Port Stephens and in the Bay there are two key events, the Rotary International Women’s Day lunch which will be held at Soldiers Point Bowling Club and Little Beach Boathouse is hosting an event in the evening.

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Also on the calendar for the regions IWD celebrations Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington and Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson are hosting an event at the Hunter Regional Botanical Gardens to celebrate International Women’s Day.

At the Rotary lunch at Soldiers Point on Thursday 8 March will start at 11.30am.

The theme is Press For Progress and the lunch will not only celebrate the achievements of local women but see three $1000 scholarships awarded by Port Stephens Council for women to further their education.

Ina George incoming President of the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay told News Of The Area, “We are looking forward to hearing from local entrepreneur Melissa Edyvean who with her husband founded the award winning Bondi Chai.”

Rotary is a movement that believes in action and as such attendees are being asked to bring a bag of hope, it can be any bag, with a few items that can be given to people in need.

“The proceeds from the lunch will go to the Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services, and towards our international project save the Kula babies,” she said.

The Rotary Club of Salamander Bay supports Wendy Stein and the Save the Kula Babies which offers women in Papua New Guinea (PNG) access to women’s health, family planning, medical support and safe birth services which is very important for women in remote areas of PNG.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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