Looking spectacular in their floral outfits, International Women’s Society Bundaberg members celebrated their 23rd anniversary with a Polynesian-themed night.
International Women’s Society Bundaberg president Mariluz (Lucy) Scorey said the friendship group started for women from different ethnic backgrounds in 1996, with the aim of helping each other adapt into the community.
As the celebrations got under way there wasn’t a spare seat in the John Byrne Room at the Brothers Sports Club.
Lucy said the 23rd anniversary of the International Women’s Society Bundaberg was all about recognising the community spirit while empowering each other.
She said the group had many cultural interactions to share, learn and understand about cultural differences, and it was well on its way in doing so.
“We have been empowered with friendship that has no borders in the society,” she said.
“And tonight, we share this friendship while we raise funds for the palliative care unit at the Bundaberg Hospital.”
Lucy believes the International Women’s Society Bundaberg group plays a vital part in the Bundaberg Region in empowering cultures and ethnicity within the community and said the doors were always open for new members.
Congratulations International Women’s Society on 23 years
Attending the evening dressed in a tropical shirt, Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey congratulated the society for reaching the milestone of 23 years.
“It’s a wonderful achievement and fantastic to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the International Women’s Society Bundaberg,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“It’s a group that has contributed so much to the community, in not only making people feel welcome but also the friendships they share with many members.
Mayor Dempsey said everyone looked wonderful in their floral shirts and leis which celebrated the diversity of the Bundaberg Region.
“They are tonight fundraising for the Bundaberg Hospital and this shines a light on the group and its strong community spirit,” he said.
“It’s fantastic that the core purpose of this group is friendship. Being a supportive, caring friend to someone who might be struggling to settle into the community is a wonderful gift.”
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