Join the Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network on Tuesday 12th December for a delicious breakfast at The Bower Tree, at Sippy Downs, from 6.30am where we will celebrate the great year we have had and get into the Christmas spirit!
ENTERTAINMENT - THE HOT GINGER CHORUS
Listen to Christmas carols from the Hot Ginger Chorus, a women’s chorus on the Sunshine Coast, specialising in acappella singing which is characterised by four-part harmonies, ringing chords and an emphasis on showmanship.
GUEST SPEAKER - MICHELE LIPNER FROM OZHARVEST
Hear from force of nature Michele Lipner from OzHarvest. With a background in international aid, Michele decided to combine her experience and passion to conquer food waste by launching the local OzHarvest chapter.
She started the OzHarvest Sunshine Coast chapter in 2014 from her garage and then moved into the parking lot of Noosa Salvation Army. She now has a warehouse in Coolum Beach which has allowed her to expand collection and distribution to its current capacity of 10,000kgs of food each month.
Michele spends 35-40 hours each week coordinating a small army of 65 volunteers who collect unused food from designated producers, supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and two farmers markets across the Coast. They currently deliver to 36 recipient aid agencies from Gympie to Caloundra.
THE GIVING TREE - BRING A GIFT
Once again, we will have our Giving Tree at the Christmas Breakfast and we encourage all guests of the breakfast to bring along a wrapped and labelled Christmas gift (label to show suggested age range of recipient) that will be distributed through Laurel Place to women and children in our region spending the holiday season in crisis shelters.
Last year we were so grateful for the support of our membership which helped us collect so many gifts for families in crisis.
Laurel Place is a not-for-profit organisation that works with children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse either recently or in the past. They offer free counselling and support at three office locations - Maroochydore, Gympie and Murgon. They also provide education and information to school students and engage in activities to raise awareness within the community about sexual violence and how it affects individuals, families and society.
Note: personal care items are always appreciated as these women often escape to crisis centres without any of their belongings.
There will be no Christmas market this year, and trade tables are available to SCBWN Sponsors only.