Women were celebrated last Wednesday as part of Conargo Shire's celebrations for International Women's Day.CASS SAVELLIS March 12, 2014 4:48am
Birgit Schultz, Ewa Dados, Jo Burn, guest speaker Leanne Shea Langdown, Jo Cochrane, Lou Hanmer and Libby Henderson. Photo supplied by Stacey Clancy.
The achievements of regional women were celebrated last Wednesday at Pretty Pine Community Hall for International Women’s Day.
About 100 women from Conargo Shire and surrounds attended the high tea event hosted by the shire, where they heard from guest speaker Leanne Shea Langdown, who is a successful children’s book author, blogger and life coach.
Leanne specialises in helping children with confidence, resilience, health and fitness and also runs a success consultancy business – Achieve Beyond – to assist people in achieving their goals and living happy and healthy lives, while her daily blog, Deep Fried Fruit, looks at the perks and trials of turning 40.
Guests were also shown tips on flower arrangements from expertise florist Janine Clarke, who has been operating Deniliquin Florist since 1998.
Organiser MaryLynne Bradford said this year’s event ‘‘was fantastic’’.
‘‘We had two fabulous guest speakers,’’ she said.
‘‘Leanne was amazing. Her message was that from little things big things grow and to try and make opportunities out of hardships in life.
‘‘She inspired everyone to have a go and try and achieve their dreams, because what’s not possible one day might be possible the next.
‘‘Our high tea from The Crossing Cafe was divine, and thanks to Christine Hicks, Mandy Liphuyzen, Sandy Christie and Simone Hughes for decorating the hall.’’
Mrs Bradford said the day was funded by shire and that guests were appreciative of the shire’s commitment to the day.
‘‘We see the value for women to get together and enjoy fellowship,’’ she said.
‘‘The day has all ages, our oldest guest was about 90 years old and the youngest about 20.
‘‘We have those that look forward to it every year. I think next year will be the 10th event and we look forward to a big celebration.’’
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