Co.As.It. Community Services celebrated yet another successful International Women’s Day Morning tea, last Saturday 4 March at the Victoria Park Golf Complex. This year Co.As.It supported the global theme “Be Bold For Change” calling on the community to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.
The event reminded community members that each one of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and that taking bold pragmatic action can be the first step in accelerating gender parity. Hosted this year by Channel 7’s The Great South East, Damien Anthony Rossi and The Voice Australia’s Naomi Price, the morning tea brought together over 250 women, recognising and celebrating their unique contributions, whether it be in their professional or personal lives.
From upper left: Kate Zegenhagen, Cr Vicki Howard, Naomi Price and Damien Anthony Rossi From lower left: COM.IT.ES President Mariangela Stagnitti, Co.As.It. Director Dina Ranieri and Community Care Manager PHN Brisbane North, Michele Smith
Distinguished guests on the day included, Councillor for Central Ward, Vicky Howard, President of COM.IT.ES. for Qld and NT, Mariangela Stagnitti and Manager Community Care PHN Brisbane North, Michele Smith. Apologies were read out by Co.As.It. Director Dina Ranieri on behalf of Hon Grace Grace MP, Hon Shannon Fentiman MP and Senator Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells who sent through a video message addressed to all guests celebrating International Women’s Day.
From left: Sonia Gold Dooney from Petrol and Naomi Price
Fashions from Petrol Paddington elegantly graced the runway once again for a fabulous fashion show. Conducted by Petrol owner Sonia Gold Dooney, the latest on style trends walked the catwalk showcasing a mixture of day wear evening wear and glamour. This year’s guests were encouraged to share the International Women’s Day message on social media with the help of a fun photo corner set up with various props. It was great to see the support and engagement from the audience for this important cause towards equality.
The highlight of the event was of course the drawing of the raffle prizes. Each year Co.As.It. is overwhelmed by the generous support from businesses and individuals donating a prize to help raise funds for their Aged Care Program.
Co.As.It. would like to give a special thanks to its major sponsors, Petrol in Paddington for the fashion show parade, Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens for the lovely flower centrepieces and Italiquore Brands Internationale for the flowing prosecco during the day.
Thank you to all the individuals and business who supported our annual event:
Blue Illusion, Cr Norm Wyndham, Uno Salon, Deep Grey, Brazilian Beauty Clayfield, Ultra Painting, Diva Hair Ascot, Robertson Gardens, Dello Mano, Hon. Grace Grace MP, Azentro, Peter Russo MP, Crown Family Jewellers, Ink for Hair, Shine Beauty Salons, Ella Bachè New Farm, Jeanette Thomas Nail Studio and Flora di Lizio.
Our fantastic raffle prizes