Over 50 women gathered at the Bowling Club last Thursday to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event began with a speech from Phoenix publisher, Cheryl Newsom, who thanked sponsors First Choice Credit Union and Saffi before mentioning all supporters of the day who donated prizes and to Tommy Jeffs who catered.
Next to talk was High School Captain, Kelly Price. Kelly spoke articulately, saying; “Education does not end once you walk out of the front gate, we as students are driven to succeed with the knowledge we receive from everyday life. As a representative of Canowindra High I am privileged with opportunities some girls can only dream of.”
Liz Mitchell then led a fashion parade with models Isiee, Jeanette, Jill and international Welsh model, Charlotte. During the parade Liz spoke about body issues and how women tend to be too hard on themselves about their lumps and bumps.
Tara Scott, Ambassador for One Girl, was unable to attend but recorded a personal message which was shown on screen. Tara encouraged women to acknowledge themselves and each other; “Courage and determination is worth celebrating, cheers to all of you!” she said. “The reality for 66 million girls around the world is that they will never get the opportunity to go to school, we can change this- one girl at a time.” Tara went on to say that One Girl
have now given 302 women scholarships. “Believe in the power each individual has to change the world, imagine what we can do together.”
The total raised on the day for One Girl was $975.