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Everyone invited to celebrate International Women’s Day

By Mark Beale

THERE is now less then two weeks to go until the International Women’s Day High Tea at Waterline on Shingley on Sunday, March 1.

The event is hosted by the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays and is one of the biggest social events of the year for the club.

The ladies say tickets are being sold steadily but a last-minute rush is expected.

For more than 10 years the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays has been celebrating International Women’s Day, officially on March 8, an official holiday in many countries where the tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends and colleagues with flowers and small gifts.

However, the celebrations in the Whitsundays will be typically tropical with everyone invited to attend

For $49 a ticket, the event will include morning tea, a fashion show, rolling raffles and a silent auction. Guest speaker Tanya Swift, recipient of the Commonwealth Police Bravery Award will also attend.

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2015 is “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it”.

Tanya Swift is a detective senior sergeant with the Australian Police and tells of her life experiences which ably demonstrate the many qualities that successful women aspire to; courage, integrity and compassion. Zonta member Cath Fernbach said women from across the region should come together on March 1 to celebrate.

“Let’s rejoice in where we have come. We’ve gone from dependents to husbands to lone pupils with careers, life experiences and so much more,” she said.

All proceeds raised will go towards Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling and Zonta supported local community projects.

A CAUSE TO CELEBRATE

What: Zonta’s International Women’s Day High Tea

When: Sunday, March 1

Where: Waterline on Shingley, Shingley Beach

Time: 10am-2pm

Tickets: Available at Coffee Club, Rockmans or phone 0410 530 761

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