Great dinner dates

IEU will host a number of great events (free for members) as part of its Women’s Forum schedule this year. Well known female sports journalist and presenter Debbie Spillane (pictured) is guest speaker at the Mid North Coast Women’s Forum and Dinner to be held at 6.30pm on Friday, 23 June.

IEU Women’s Equity Committee convener Pam Smith will speak about the IEU’s equity agenda with an update from Organiser Sandra White on the local scene and an introduction by executive member Suzanne Penson and IEU President Christine Wilkinson.

Debbie Spillane was a ground breaker as a women sport journalist who started her career in 1984 on the ABC. Since then she has been a TV and newspaper regular columnist and panelist, and umpired men’s cricket and coached a schoolboy rugby league team. Her life is chronicled in the book Where Do You Think You Are Going Lady?

The event will be held at Noshtalgia Café, Port Macquarie.

RSVP Franca Castellano on toll free 1800 467 943 or email by 20 June.

North Coast

The North Coast Sub Branch Women’s Forum and dinner will be held in Ballina at 6.30pm on Thursday, 10 August 2017, venue yet to be confirmed.

The guest speaker is Dr Kate Gahan, a Northern Rivers historian who has been awarded the prestigious $30,000 2016 NSW History Fellowship. Dr Gahan is undertaking a self directed professional development program including research and production of an exhibition, Entangled Encounters, exploring the social histories of the Aboriginal communities and the culturally diverse people living in the Clarence, Richmond and Tweed River districts during the 19th Century.

Attending the forum will contribute 30 minutes of NESA registered PD. Contact to register your interest. Limited places are available.

Sandra White