NSW Women’s Week launch

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall with Guyra Evening CWA members Mary Hollingworth, Chris Gellie,Stefanie Palotta, Linda Kagan, Stephanie Cameron, Jen Perry and Daria Hadley.
05th Mar 2024

Guyra CWA Evening Branch was part of history in the making on Monday, being involved in the launch of NSW Women’s Week .
They collaborated with
Armidale Zonta, Healthwise and Carer’s NSW to host the event in Armidale, which included a panel discussion, lunch and access to health checks and local service providers.
NSW Women’s Week is a weeklong celebration to honour women and their vast and varied contributions to society. It is an annual week of recognition, this year running from March 4th – 10th, culminating in the global celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on Friday 8th March.
NSW Minister for Women Jodie Harrison MP, attended the event as the keynote speaker and said that ‘one of the great things about NSW Women’s Week is the chance to uplift and celebrate women across the state, especially in our rural and regional communities’.
CWA member Mary Hollingworth said that it was the Ministers first visit to Armidale and the day was a tremendous success and great coup for the region.
“The Minister used the event to make the much-anticipated announcement of host of the 2024 Rural Women’s Gathering, and launched a history book ‘The NSW Rural Women’s Network: 30 Years Strong’,” Mary said.
“The day attracted around 120 guests, who travelled from throughout the north of the state, and included dignitaries Barnaby Joyce MP, Adam Marshall MP, and ARC Mayor Sam Coupland.
“Shannon Bishop from the Office of Women and RWN staff, were also in attendance along with Glenrac, Rural Financial Counselling, Guyra Crafters and many Zontarions, CWA members and high school students.
“Stephanie Cameron from the Guyra CWA Evening Branch was a fabulous master of ceremonies, keeping the proceedings in order, and she was supported by Daria Hadley as the meet and greet.
“The Minister’s address was indeed a highlight inspiring and informing everyone, followed by a fascinating panel discussion, lunchtime music by Goldheist, a frivolous fashion parade and Heathwise health session after lunch.”