The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day lunch at Dural on Thursday March 7 is uniting in support of rural women.

Speakers for the day include Kathy Hughes from the Coolah Chamber of Commerce talking about the effect of the drought on the rural community of Coolah and the surrounding areas, Year 12 student Rabia Rasul talking about her work to support Careflight, and Hills Mayor Michelle Byrne.

The $25 cost includes morning tea and a two-course lunch and entertainment. Doors open at 10am for a 10.30am start at Springfield House Dural, 245, New Line Road.

Guests are asked to bring items to donate to the women of Coolah and surrounds including toiletries, lip balm, hand sanitiser, washers, sunscreen and face wipes, manicure sets and perfume.

The event has been organised by The Hills International Women’s Day Committee consisting of members of the Soroptimist International of the Hills District, Zonta Club of the Sydney Hills, The Hills Baha’i Community and the Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC).

For details contact Judy Todd on 0407 914 039 or Donna Fraser 0416 082 626.

Hawkesbury Community Outreach Services (HCOS) has organised a week of activities to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The celebrations start with a morning tea at Richmond on Monday, March 4 with a second morning tea planned at North Richmond on Tuesday. There will be an afternoon tea at Windsor on Thursday.

Highlights of the week will be The Strong Women art show on Friday, March 8 from 10am to noon at the Central Library in Windsor and the Girls Can Do Anything event at the Crowne Plaza Windsor between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday, March 6.

For details visit the website

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