Koorie Women Mean Business Incorporated, organised three luncheon
luncheon to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the referendum, (1967),
women and finance and women in the fast lane (women in sport). The
32nd Referendum luncheon was a resounding success Chairperson of the
Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, Ms Evelyn Scott agreed to deliver
the keynote address and Ms Margret Wirrpunda providing a welcome.
Our master of ceremonies being Dure Dara, convenor of the Victorian
Women's Trust and Leanne Miller, chairperson, KWMB. The event was
held at the Victoria Hotel, centrally located in Melbourne CBD.
There were over 90 women of mixed ages and demographic background
in attendance. (Of which 50% were indigenous women.) There were Aboriginal
women seated at every table to encourage dialogue and the opportunity
to discuss speakers and issues. There was a last minute withdrawl
and Ms Marjorie Thorpe, CAR state member, substituted for Chairperson
Scott. The audience were receptive to Ms Thorpe's views on reconciliation
and the draft CAR document of reconciliation.
From left to right
- Marjorie Troupe, Dure Dara and Leanne Miller.
an opportunity for attendees to ask questions on a range of topics
through the use of note pads on their tables and then directing
the questions directly to the speaker.