International Women’s Day Fundraising Lunch

Anne McDowell is the guest speaker at this year’s International Women’s Day Lunch.

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

Locally, the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay is hosting an IWD lunch on 8 March 2023 from 11.30am to 2.30pm at Soldiers Point Bowling Club.

“Attendees will enjoy performances from the Hunter Women of Note Chorus,” Rita Murray, President of the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay told News Of The Area.

The region’s three $1000 International Women’s Day Scholarships will be awarded, funded by Port Stephens Council.

Guest speaker Anne McDowell is described as a ‘transformational mindset and attitude shifter’ who coaches entrepreneurs, corporates and motivated individuals all over the world who are struggling with mindset, leadership, and bouncing back from life’s challenges.

Having authored the internationally award winning book, ‘Creating Eternal Optimism – Redesign your Thinking and Transform your life in 30 days’, Anne helps people to focus on becoming “problem solvers, not problem dwellers and retellers”, because she believes that “life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured”.

“There will also be raffles and a silent auction of gifts donated generously by our local businesses and artists of the area – all in support of local charities,” Rita said.

“After nearly three years of the Covid pandemic, we are back with a fantastic fundraiser to get the community going again and are really excited about creating a fabulous luncheon for our guests, with the net proceeds being donated to local charities of Port Stephens.

“Come along and join us, have a great two course meal, enjoy friends and new contacts, and above all pay forward,” she said.

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