Muswellbrook Shire Council general manager Fiona Plesman hosted a lunch on International Women’s Day (IWD) for council staff and invited guests from Bengalla and Mt Pleasant mines, local community organisations and local businesses.

Ms Plesman gave a short history of International Women’s Day before introducing guest speaker Cr Jacinta Ledlin. With “choose to challenge” the theme for IWD 2021, both speakers encouraged the audience to “choose” the “challenge” of Council and consider nominating to stand in the September Local Government elections.

Special guests included Reverend Angela Peverell, Priest in Charge of the Parish of Muswellbrook; Tracey Chapman, Commander Hunter Valley LAC;  Linda Keeping,  Two Rivers Winery and Australia Day Award Winner Jeanette Masterton Travers, Denman and District Progress Association;  Sharon Wallace, Sandy Hollow Progress Association; Fiona Hartin,  Bengalla Mining Company and Jennifer Leckie, Muswellbrook Chamber of commerce and Industry.

“Where there are women – inevitably there are children – welcome Robert and Grae to the 2021 International Women’s Day lunch” – Fiona Plesman

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