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Women’s gathering for Silver City

Monday, 16th May, 2016

2016 Broken Hill Rural Women’s Gathering committee chairperson Kimberley Fell and co-ordinator Ellen Day. 2016 Broken Hill Rural Women’s Gathering committee chairperson Kimberley Fell and co-ordinator Ellen Day.

Broken Hill has been selected to host the Rural Women’s Gathering for 2016 and locals are sought to host workshops during the two-day event.

The 2016 Broken Hill Rural Women’s Gathering attracts more than 300 women from across NSW to network, share and learn in an informal atmosphere.

Throughout the weekend of October 28-30, women will enjoy a range of activities including motivational speakers, networking opportunities and the ever popular workshops.

Co-ordinator Ellen Day said the gathering is an annual event hosted around NSW.

A group of women got together last year to work on a submission to host the event.

“At the beginning of last year, we started talking about the proposal and what we do,” Ellen said.

“We were successful with our bid. The theme for our event is ‘Rocks, Rust, Stars and Dust’.”

Ellen said the event would be capped at 400 people and they were hoping to attract a range of local and out-of-town women.

“It is panning out to become a really good event.

“We will also be running some partners programs, if couples come and the men would like some things to do.”

Committee chairperson Kimberley Fell said they were accepting expressions of interest from people who would like to host workshops over the two days.

Workshops cover a variety of topics and fall into one or more of the following categories; business and finance, health and wellbeing, personal development and art and design.

The workshops are offered as part of the main registration fee for the weekend. 

“There will be two full days with options of workshops, guest speakers and evening dinners,” Kimberley said.

“We want to offer as much as possible to rural women.”

The Chamber of Commerce, Broken Hill City Council and the Community Foundation have all come on board to offer support.

“The tourism operators have been really accommodation,” Ellen said.

“If we haven’t had a chance to speak to you, and you would like to offer some support, please feel free to contact us.

“We want to incorporate as much of the city as we can and utilise local organisations and venues.”

If you would like to present a workshop at the 2016 Broken Hill Rural Women’s Gathering, complete and return an Expression of Interest form.

For more information, email brokenhill2016@gmail.com.

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