international Womens Day 2011.pdf - WAMS

international Womens Day 2011.pdf - WAMS

Ms Rosalyn Fernando from the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service

Co-operative Limited and Mrs Jenny Trindall from the Walgett Shire

Council hosted this years International Women’s Day held at the

Walgett District Sporting Club and the Walgett Communtiy Centre

on the 8 March 2011.

The day started with breakfast at the Sporting Club where Mrs Fay

Green OAM opened with a Welcome to Country. Mrs Bronwyn

Cochrane and Mrs Robyn Pearson were guest speakers and members

of the audience were invited to speak of their experiences and what

success meant to them.

Mrs Ettie Morris was crowned Queen of the Day.

Students of the Walgett Community College performed and were

accompanied by Ms Tanya Coelho.

The Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Co-operative Limited

37 Pitt Street (PO Box 396) Walgett NSW 2832

Ph: 6828 1611 Fax: 6828 1201 Web:

While some of the women had to go back to work following the breakfast,

others went to enjoy a morning of pampering and learning new arts and

crafts at the Community Centre.

Following lunch, they went back to the Sporting Club and played a game of

lawn bowls.

In total, over the course of the day there were fifty three women, twenty

eight Aboriginal and 25 Non Aboriginal, who took part in celebrating International

Women’s Day and they all had a great time.

Donations were received from the Walgett Pharmacy, WAMS and the Walgett

Newsagency. Thank you letters will be sent to these organisations for their

support in making the day such a success.

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