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EACH FOR EQUAL' was the theme for 2020's International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8. Choir Director OJ Rushton with friends Nerissa Saville and Kim Honor were all guest speakers for their first THRIVE event, held at the Mittagong RSL Club.
The event was held to empower women, stress the message of 'equality for all' and to be respectful. What stood out above all was the message 'be a leader, not a diva', together we will succeed', and 'Don't go alone'.
Southern Highlands Mob leader Rowena Russell; Oberon Mob Leader Chloe Swannell; and Bathurst musician Casey McFarlane sang some of their own songs as well as some covers throughout the day as well.
Some members of our choir attended the event. They sang 'Extraordinary Strangers', a song for our veterans and currently serving women (and men) in past and current conflicts around the world and Isaac played the Last Post on his Electric Guitar.
Rowena wrote the theme song for the event, entitled 'Out of the Ashes'. It was about everyone standing together, and also had the words 'through the fire we will survive', especially poignant considering the recent horrific bushfires experienced by communities across Australia over this summer period.
Everyone left the event feeling energised and ready to take on the world in their own unique ways, with more THRIVE events to be held in the coming months.