(From left) Shirley Erhardt, Leanne Farrell, Beryl Bosworth, Julia Thomas and Margaret Shelley enjoy some breakfast and a catch-up.
(From left) Shirley Erhardt, Leanne Farrell, Beryl Bosworth, Julia Thomas and Margaret Shelley enjoy some breakfast and a catch-up.

Breakfast draws 130

“WHEN life throws the book at you, just throw it right back.”

This was the piece of advice given to 130 women from author Jane Grieve, guest speaker at the Zonta International Women’s Day Breakfast yesterday morning.

Organiser Faye Marley hailed the morning a success, an annual affair organised by the Zonta Club of Warwick for the past 10 years.

“It’s an important event for Zonta because for us it brings together women from all walks of life to celebrate International Women’s Day and to reflect on the achievements and contributions women make to the community in all sorts of roles,” Mrs Marley said.

“Jane did a great job as guest speaker – they’re always so good, different and interesting – some things you could relate to and other things open your eyes... we won’t talk about her story about the nudist beach,” she laughed.

The day also celebrated Zonta Rose Day, with the unique yellow roses given to Mrs Grieve a symbol of how Zonta strives to improve the lives of women.

“The morning also showed how incredibly generous women can be – Jane did some book signing and donated $200 in book sales to Zonta and the women also donated about $50 in loose change throughout the morning,” Mrs Marley said.

Funds raised will go towards Zonta projects, including birth kids for Solomon Island women and breast care cushions for women’s after-surgery protection. To find out more about Zonta and their projects, visit www.zonta.org



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