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DALGETY WOMEN SUPPORTED FOR 20TH YEAR CELEBRATION
Monday, 20 August 2018
Dalgety Women’s Day has been celebrating rural women’s lives and stories in the Snowy Mountains region since 1999, and their 20th year is shaping up to be better than ever.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro today joined Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW Bronnie Taylor and The Friends of Dalgety Women’s Day to announce a $10,000 grant to support the anniversary event.
“Community events are so important to the health of our small towns,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Dalgety Women’s Day is a great local event that brings together women from all over the Monaro and I am proud the NSW Government has thrown its support behind this wonderful day.
Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW Bronnie Taylor was a speaker at the event earlier this year and was incredibly impressed by the positive impact that it had on local women.
“With the drought at the moment, it’s more important than ever that we embrace rural women and support these kinds of initiatives. A day like this really allows women to get connected and inspired about their lives and their communities”, Mrs Taylor said.
The event has sold out consistently over the last few years with sessions sometimes having as many as 300 people in attendance.
Narelle Willems, coordinator of Dalgety Women’s Day says this grant means they can make the event bigger and better than ever.
“This gives us the chance to expand our itinerary to include a luncheon and a wine and cheese night, and give the event a genuine boost. Our dream is to run smaller workshops throughout the year which will keep rural women consistently motivated, this grant gives us the chance to make that happen.”
The theme for Dalgety Women’s Day 2019 is “The Rhythm of Life” and will be held in March.