Women shine at luncheon

A LUNCH for International Women’s Day last  Wednesday proved to be a raving success, filled with inspiring women.

More than 60 women attended the Delegate Country Club for an insightful and interesting day with a number of guest speakers including Noeline Dahlen-Maclean from Jindabyne, who was an Olympic diver, gallery owner, farmer and is an educator and champion for those with a disability.

Four awards sponsored by Bombala Council and Westpac Bombala were given to inspirational and hard working local women on the day.

The first was awarded to Irene and Rowena Butterworth who were nominated by the community in recognition of their efforts to retain businesses and services in Delegate.

They have renovated and refurbished the Delegate supermarket and more recently have taken over the post office, which without their hard work and dedication would have been lost.

Patricia Elton received the second award in recognition of her volunteer efforts for local organisations.

Ms Elton is an active and enthusiastic member of the Bombala Contact Group and inspires other members of community through her dedication.

Lexie Milliner was rewarded for her efforts in establishing and supporting the Bombala Knit ‘n’ Natter Group. 

The group meets weekly to knit, crochet and craft woollen wraps which are distributed world-wide as part of the Wrap With Love program.

Ms Milliner’s group has made an inspirational contribution to both the community and over 400 people in need of care and support.

The final award was given to Leonie Walmsley who was nominated for her volunteer efforts with a number of local community groups and organisations. 

The nomination highlighted her work at the Delegate RTC where Ms Walmsley volunteers for the Delegate Progress Association and catalogues items for galleries.

Karen Cash, Irene Butterworth and Trudi Joseph.

Karen Cash, Irene Butterworth and Trudi Joseph.