International Day of Rural Women was celebrated in style at the Cable Beach Club on Saturday with the Inaugural Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association Ladies Lunch, proudly partnering with Landmark Broome.
The day saw 69 women from across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Perth, Borneo and from even as far as England, hear from key note speaker Sally Sara, a journalist with ABC’s Foreign Correspondent program.
‘It was wonderful to meet so many positive, energetic and talented women from the Kimberley and Pilbara. I was inspired to hear the stories of so many women who attended,” Ms Sara said.
The event also raised $5000 for the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association, which plays a vital role in lobbying to ensure children born and raised in remote areas receive the same educational opportunities as other children.
Catherine Marriott, CEO of the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association said the event helped to recognise and celebrate the role rural women play, not only in our community but also globally.
“It was wonderful to stop and think about, the role that rural women globally play in feeding the world, in caring for our country and in holding together our communities,” Ms Marriott said.
“Due to the nature of where a lot of our members are located, geographic isolation is an issue. It is important to pull people together and remind them that they are all playing a vital role in something that is much bigger than their individual businesses; they are part of Team Kimberley Pilbara.”
Auction items and prizes were donated by Galwey Pearls, Hats By Felicity, Broome Factory, Rymill Winery Coonawarra, Home Hardware in Kununurra, Kent Saddlery, Lazy V Leather, The Bangle Business, Shekki, Tenderspot Meats, Melva Stone, Erica Smythe, the Broome Cinema, Graziher magazine, Candles from Broome, Mount Romance, Landmark Broome and Savi.
What a great event – in so many ways! Well done KAPA.