Two hundred Parkes women packed the Parkes Services Club on Sunday for an afternoon of good food, good company and good entertainment. The ever-popular Quota International Women’s Day lunch celebrated Women in
Arts this year. Artists Maralyn Nash, Jo Laurie and Rosalie Burns inspired the audience sharing their personal stories, passion and art. Jo turned every table into a red thread circle to allow everyone to share what they were grateful for.
Barbara Newton mesmerised the audience with two beautiful songs and Monica Lea got everyone relaxed with a yoga demonstration. Some Quota members braved the catwalk to model beautiful outfits from The Red Chandelier.
As Quotarians are known for their service to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired individuals and disadvantaged women and children, President Raelene Rout highlighted some of the Parkes projects.
She said members were involved with the breakfast program at Parkes Public School, the Parkes group initiated the making of domestic violence emergency packs, and they were part of the Days for Girls international project making sanitary kits for girls to help them stay in school.
Quota has also raised funds to supply 15 classroom audio systems to schools in the shire over three years with two more on order.