More than 250 people attended the 2017 NSW Rural Women’s gathering in Narrandera on the weekend.
The committee would like to say THANK YOU to all of our wonderful guest speakers, workshop presenters, sponsors, attendees, volunteers, venue hosts, caterers, and other supporters. You all contributed to a truly wonderful Gathering.
It seems almost unbelievable, but after months of planning the Gathering is only days away.
Women from all over New South Wales and beyond will be travelling to Narrandera this week to participate in the 25th NSW Rural Women’s Gathering this Friday 27 to Sunday 29 October.
Here are some things you will need to know for when you arrive:
How to identify committee members
Our committee members will be available all weekend to answer questions, give local directions, and generally assist with whatever you may need during the course of the Gathering. You will be able to easily identify them by looking for the purple ‘COMMITTEE’ sashes each committee member will be wearing all weekend.
Looking for something to do on Saturday at the Gathering after finishing your workshop and before getting glammed up for the Silver Masquerade Gala Dinner? Is your partner accompanying you to Narrandera for the weekend and wondering what else will be happening in town while you’re here?
Shady Gum Nursery will be hosting a Farmers Market on Saturday 28 October, to coincide with the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering.
Gates will be open from 12pm to 4pm, with the Narrandera Lions Train running a shuttle service to and from the market on the hour every hour. See the map below for the shuttle pick-up spots. Continue reading “Farmers Market”→
The theme is ‘Frock Up’ in honour of our guest speakers, ‘The Dressmaker‘ author Rosalie Ham and producer Sue Maslin.
As the dinner is a masquerade we encourage all attendees to complete your outfits with a gorgeous mask – bring one from home, make one at the mask-decorating workshop on Saturday afternoon, or buy one from the trade stall at the Gathering. The photos below are a small sample of the range of gorgeous masks that will be available on the day.
For farming families who have been experiencing financial difficulty, Riverina Local Land Services has offered to sponsor some women from affected families within the Riverina Local Land Services region to attend the Narrandera NSW Rural Women’s Gathering.
If you fit this description or know of any women who do then please get them to ring Tammy on: 0427 848 163.
Registrations are now closed, but these sponsored positions will remain open until they are filled. Please speak to Tammy for more information.
As previously mentioned, there will be a collection point set up at the Gathering for donations of care packs and sanitary items for women in need in our community.
We are extending this request to include donations of items for children and teens, such as journals, pens, pencils, brushes, toothbrushes, worry dolls, or anything you feel a child in crisis might be in need of or gain comfort from. Continue reading “Donations for children in crisis”→
Our committee members have gathered together a selection of their favourite recipes to create a Gathering-exclusive, 72 page, 67 recipe cookbook.
These cookbooks will be available for purchase at the Gathering for $10 each.
SPECIAL BONUS: The first 100 paid registrations received will get a copy of the cookbook in their registration satchel FREE. So, if you haven’t yet registered, or have registered but not yet sent through your payment, get in quick, because there aren’t many free copies left!