Moira Kelly to headline local International Women's Day lunch

Published on 10 February 2020

International humanitarian and global peace maker, Moira Kelly AO, will headline Edward River Council’s 2020 International Women’s Day lunch, which will be held at the Conargo Recreation Hall on Thursday, 5 March 2020.

Mayor Norm Brennan said he is looking forward to seeing a strong turnout from both women and men at the event.

“With this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations across the world focussing on the theme of “Each for Equal”, it’s a timely reminder for all of us to reflect on what we are doing to advance the status of women and achieve a more gender-balanced world,” Cr Brennan said.

Deputy Mayor Pat Fogarty, who will host the event, said the lunch will feature a keynote address from Moira.

“Moira is an ordinary girl from Melbourne who has become an extraordinary humanitarian and citizen of the world. Moira has devoted her whole life to charity work and causes that are close to her heart,” Cr Fogarty said.

“At 18, Moira worked alongside Mother Theresa in Calcutta, which marked the start of an incredible 14-year humanitarian venture abroad. Moira is a truly remarkable and authentic Australian. A woman of compassion, her story is both compelling and immediately relevant in today's world situation,” she said.

“Through a combination of vision, natural charm, powers of persuasion, determination and sheer grit, Moira has saved and improved the lives of countless children and communities around the world.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming Moira to the Edward River region, and hearing more about her incredible story.”

The lunch will be held from 12.00 midday to 2.00pm. Tickets are priced at $25 each, and go on sale at 9.00am, Wednesday 15 February via Eventbrite at or in person at Council’s Customer Service Centre at 180 Cressy Street, Deniliquin.

A complimentary bus service will be running from Deniliquin, Booroorban, Wanganella, Pretty Pine, Blighty & Mayrung. Seats can be reserved by calling Council’s Customer Service Centre on (03) 5898 3000.


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