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Celebrating our women

Women in business will be a focus of a Moira Shire Council International Women’s Day celebration next month.

February 22, 2013 4:00am

Women in business will be a focus of a Moira Shire Council International Women’s Day celebration next month.

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world and across the country as an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions women make.

A celebration will be at Numurkah Multi-Purpose Building on Friday, March 8 from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Main guest speaker is Numurkah District Health chief Jacque Phillips, who will talk about her role and dealing with the day-to-day pressures of being a woman in leadership.

The Woman and Young Woman of the Year Award winners will be recognised. Nominations close on Monday.

‘‘We have so many inspirational women within our community who have achieved amazing things,’’ Deputy Mayor Wendy Buck said.

‘‘International Women’s Day is an important opportunity to recognise and celebrate these achievements, while also acknowledging the bigger picture contribution women can make in positions of power.’’

Buses will be provided for people wanting to attend the brunch.

A bus will leave Yarrawonga Town Hall at 8.30am and return at 12.30pm. A bus will leave Cobram Civic Centre at 8.45am and return at 12.30pm. A bus will leave Strathmerton V/Line bus stop, Nathalia V/Line bus stop and Katamatite Post Office at 9am and return about noon. A bus leaves Katunga V/Line bus stop at 9.15am and returns at 11.50am. A $5 donation is encouraged.

To receive a nomination form or to register your interest, phone Elizabeth Cox on 58719423 or email

Due to the high demand of this event, organisations and groups are restricted to one table.

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