Rockingham-Kwinana Chamber to host Women’s Day event

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The Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce is holding its inaugural International Women’s Day Celebration next week. Nominees include Rockingham Lion’s Lorraine Dunkling, founder of the Rockingham Park Run Claudia Wells, CWA Baldivis Belles founder Linda Tammen, and Coastal District Care founder Jill Harris. These women are with the RKCC executive committee member Caroline Hume.
Camera IconThe Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce is holding its inaugural International Women’s Day Celebration next week. Nominees include Rockingham Lion’s Lorraine Dunkling, founder of the Rockingham Park Run Claudia Wells, CWA Baldivis Belles founder Linda Tammen, and Coastal District Care founder Jill Harris. These women are with the RKCC executive committee member Caroline Hume. Credit: Pierra Willix

Organised to help recognise women in the community giving back, the inaugural International Women’s Day Celebration will see four local ladies named the “Pearl of the Sound”.

Held by the Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce next weekend, the event will begin with a women’s expo, with a range of stalls set up by local businesses with services ranging from beauty, health and home care, through to Human Resources, Personal Development, and Financial Advisors for Women. This will be followed by a Long Lunch, which will include champagne on arrival, a two-course meal and desserts, a VIP Guest Bag, as well as the chance to take home prizes from raffles and giveaways.

Guest speaker Nina Hobson will be addressing the audience and speaking about her role as an undercover crime detective and TV journalist.

She was nominated for a BAFTA for her documentary, Undercover Copper, and was also a finalist of the Telstra Women’s Business Awards and a finalist in 2006 for the UK Woman of the Year Award. The winner of the Pearl of the Sound awards will also be announced at the lunch, with 50 nominations received for the honour.

Finalists will be awarded in the categories of business achievement, personal achievement, community achievement and young achievement for under 30s. Nominees include founder of the Rockingham Park Run Claudia Wells, CWA Baldivis Belles founder Linda Tammen, Rockingham Lions’ Lorraine Dunkling and Coastal District Care founder Jill Harris.

RKCC executive committee member Caroline Hume said the event was not just about celebrating businesses, but all women in the community for their work.

The RKCC’s International Women’s Day Celebration will be held on March 10 at Hotel Clipper. The Women’s Expo is free and is open to the general public from 9am-noon. Tickets for the lunch, which starts at 12.30pm, cost $65 and are available from https://rkcc.org.au/events/rkcc-iwd-celebration/.

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