It's all about the BEEF, BLING & BOW TIES
It was the weekend that Adele was playing in Brisbane, Moonie had their yabbies racing and the heavens opened up on the Darling Downs, that the ladies of WOLF hosted their major event for 2017.
With a variety of different things going on across South East Queensland, one hundred enthusiastic guests came together to help acknowledge and celebrate women in the lot feeding industry. The Jondaryan Woolshed was the location of choice for the Beef, Bling and Bow Ties ball which was held on Saturday March 4th.
Sarah Wolski, Ella Sloss, Janeta Falknau, Amanda Moohen, Margaret Harrison, Georgia Sloss and Rozzie O’Reilly, are the passionate ladies behind Women of Lot Feeding – better known as WOLF. They work tirelessly to get the message out there about women working in the lot feeding industry. Amanda Moohen came up with the concept of networking with other women in this male orientated field and focussed on establishing a group that supports each other. It is not a ‘women only’ group, however this new organisation aims to “provide support, networking, contacts and opportunity for women in all aspects of the lot feeding industry”. To date there are 160 members and the interest of others continues to grow….
The team at the Jondaryan Woolshed certainly know how to put on a good show.
The bling hit the mark when it came to the theme, with hot pink, black and sparkles being the main focus as you walked through the doors of the old woolshed.
The meals were of a high standard and you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a Toowoomba restaurant when it came to the service and professionalism of all involved.
Local lad and singer Kent Tonscheck travelled from the Gold Coast to entertain the majority and was praised for his talent and ability to read the crowd and the evening’s formalities. Accompanying the talented songwriter was sound technician and fellow local lad Lucas Kummerow.
Mr Kummerow made sure that everyone could hear the MC, John Malone, Landmark Dalby, plus the talented guest speakers Sally Mitchell, Torrumbarry, Victoria, and Lisa Sharp, Sydney, NSW.
Mrs Sally Mitchell was the inaugural winner of the Victorian Rural Woman of the Year award and Ms Lisa Sharp is the chief marketing and communications officer for MLA. These two ladies spoke about their accomplishments, passion and challenges within their work environments, both of which are very male dominated industries.
As the formalities came to a close the spotters kept everyone entertained and guessing where the next bid would come from during the inaugural Beef Up charity auction. With guests continuing to bump up the prices of 5 individual boxes of quality meat the following companies AACo, Stockyard Beef, Mort & Co, Signature Beef and Oakey Beef Exports, should have been delighted with the enthusiasm shown towards their donations.
With the Beef, Bling and Bow Ties group raising $4800 during the charity auction they were equally delighted that the money was to be divided and the proceeds go to the following charities - Beyond Blue, Royal Flying Doctors, Rick Seeds Charity Campdraft and Tie Up The Black Dog. What a magnificent result it was and congratulations to everyone involved in helping raise money for such worthy causes. Well Done!
Coulton’s Country Photography would like to thank the WOLF committee for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful initiative and I look forward to supporting your non-for-profit organisation for many years to come.
Until next time faithful CCP readers,
Take care and happy snapping!
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