WoW moment for positive group of local gals
IT WAS an idea born out of a desire to connect local women and, two years on, the Women of Warwick group is more than living up to its name.
For two years local ladies have been gathering, connecting, networking and forming friendships at various Women of Warwick events.
The concept of WoW sprang to co-founder Corinne Butler's mind while driving home from a women's breakfast event in Goondiwindi.
"As I was driving home from one event I thought to myself, I wish we had one of those in Warwick," she said.
"I thought about what I would need to get it up and running.
"I needed someone who knew everyone in town, who knew the market and someone who was passionate about the community."
It was at that point Sue Hamlet joined the team, followed by Shannon Aspinall, Julia Keogh and Nicole Kane.
The first Women of Warwick events were much smaller than today, where tickets sell out in just hours and breakfasts fill to capacity.
"The group enables women to connect and inspire," Mrs Butler said.
"We founded WoW two years ago and since then we have started BNoW and CNoW.
"All of these organisations are doing amazing things for our community, our lives and us personally."
There are many changes afoot for the Women of Warwick, with Mrs Butler handing over the reins to a yet-to-be-named local joining the committee.
As the guest speaker for the second anniversary breakfast, the WoW co-founder shared her story of mindfulness and positive thinking.
"I believe that the most important thing we have in life is choice," she said.
"Choosing not to choose is still making a choice."
The honorary Woman of Warwick shared how she learned to have an attitude for gratitude and why she wrote a draft of her eulogy years ago.
"For me it's important to know now what you want to be remembered for and then work towards that," she said.
"I would like to be remembered for being a good person, a good wife, a good worker and a good mother."