Countdown to the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering @ Coolamon

We’re on the countdown for the 2014 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering with only three months to go before several hundred women will visit Coolamon Shire for this special annual event.

The Committee’s chosen theme, “Heritage with Heart”, reflects the unique culture, history and environment of the Coolamon community. They have some exciting things planned including some wonderful speakers, a variety of interesting and informative workshops, entertainment and lots of networking opportunities.

Some of the guest speakers include Bettina Arndt (who we featured on our blog back in February) and Dr Maree Bernoth PhD MEd, BH Hh ScRN.

Image of Dr Maree Bernoth, Senior Lecturer - Charles Sturt University

Dr Maree Bernoth, Senior Lecturer – Charles Sturt University

Maree began nursing in 1971 and aged care nursing in 1985. Her roles have been diverse including clinician, manager, educator and researcher, working in both metropolitan and rural areas. In 2007 Maree moved to Cowra and says she was delighted to find the wonderful community spirit that exists in rural towns. She has worked as a Community Nurse in Cowra and Grenfell and in the hospital at Canowindra and says, ‘all three towns were so welcoming and they taught me so much about what it means to live in a rural community.’ Maree is currently a Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health lecturing in ageing and research. Last year she received an Office of Learning & Teaching Citation from the Commonwealth Government for her efforts.

We will bring you more details soon, of other guest speakers who will share their stories over this fabulous weekend, including: Robyn Speerin, Dr Kathryn Browning Carmo, Barbara Seymour and Coral Druce.

To find out more see and if you do plan on attending this great event be sure to come and say hi to the RWN team at our information stand.

About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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