Saturday, February 20, 2010

Year of Women in Local Government

WOLLONDILLY Council gets excited about International Women’s Day each year but this year is different because 2010 is the official Year of Women in Local Government.

To celebrate the event on March 8, the council will once again put on several activities for residents.

Wollondilly Council acting community services manager Gay Hardwick invited shire women to get involved on the day.

“Council will host a morning tea to celebrate International Women’s Day 2010 and the theme will be Women Evolving in Wollondilly,” she said.

“Guest speakers will be involved throughout the morning discussing what life was like in Wollondilly.”

The event will be organised in partnership with Community Links Wollondilly, the Wollondilly Heritage Centre and other community organisations.”

“International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the wonderful and varied talents of local women and the contributions they make to their communities,” she said.

“It is also a time to reflect on the hardships that many women around the world face and this year’s theme is Empowering Women to End Poverty by 2015.”

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