• Andy Thorp and Rosemary Harrison

    Andy Thorp and Rosemary Harrison

  • Peter Lawler and Samantha Whitton

    Peter Lawler and Samantha Whitton

  • Glyn and Dawn MCKay

    Glyn and Dawn MCKay

  • Milliner Christine Waring

    Milliner Christine Waring

  • Wanda Faux

    Wanda Faux

  • Musical accompaniment  for WIR from Lisa Keen and Ian McLean

    Musical accompaniment for WIR from Lisa Keen and Ian McLean

  • Sue King and Guest of Honour Julia Ritchie

    Sue King and Guest of Honour Julia Ritchie

  • The 'super models' in Myer fashion.

    The 'super models' in Myer fashion.

  • Charise Buckley, Michael Wooton, Jane Allen, Petrea Messeno, Eileen McEntee, Michelle Chaplu and Peter Craig

    Charise Buckley, Michael Wooton, Jane Allen, Petrea Messeno, Eileen McEntee, Michelle Chaplu and Peter Craig

  • Julie Austin and Sue King

    Julie Austin and Sue King

  • Jennifer Coulston, Maureen Williams, Jill Cookson and Christine Hawke

    Jennifer Coulston, Maureen Williams, Jill Cookson and Christine Hawke

  • Nicole Daminai, Fiona Sanfrancesco and Sue Gardner

    Nicole Daminai, Fiona Sanfrancesco and Sue Gardner

  • Mimma Memmolo and Ellnor Grassby

    Mimma Memmolo and Ellnor Grassby

  • Lyn Cummings, Jenny Muir and Tonia Shand

    Lyn Cummings, Jenny Muir and Tonia Shand

  • Jan Palmer, Vale Sellers and Ellnor Grassby

    Jan Palmer, Vale Sellers and Ellnor Grassby

  • Jan Dalziel and Lynne McLean

    Jan Dalziel and Lynne McLean

Women in Racing Annual Lunch @ The Hellenic Club

16 October 2015

Women in Racing’s annual lunch is typical of an event that continues to thrive and prosper because of the guiding hand of one incredibly effervescent force at the helm. That person is Sue King in this case, with I must add a supportive group of like minded women. I still remember well my first experience of Sue’s zany sense of humour and self deprecating ability to dress up and demonstrate the most outrageous items on the mammoth raffle list their annual luncheon has every year. It was knickers on her head for that lunch, this year, she was Sadie the cleaning lady.

The event always has a charity purpose and the benefits have been shared by many well known local organisations with this year Alzheimer’s Australia ACT represented by their CEO Jane Allen who was thankful of the support? Lots of good information for prevention, diagnosis and support available in the ACT continually looped on the big screens, with the pertinent one of a glass of an alcoholic beverage recommended daily my kind of medicine.

The colour for the day was teal, I’d missed that memo, but the glamour girls of this club love a frock up with the hat the bag and the bling, and came ready for their version of ‘fashions on the Hellenic Club carpet’, a delicious lunch, the brilliant raffle, jewellery and hat stalls, smart ties for blokes and the annual fashion parade where the members strut their stuff.

Guest speaker was Julia Ritchie , thoroughbred racehorse breeder with a magnificent little farm down Camden way and a Golden Slipper trophy to show us, with the fascinating story of how she became a board member of the Australian Turf Club, and a little tip for the Melbourne Cup.

As always fun and frivolity for a good cause, handled with elan by this enthusiastic group of women who sure know how to glam up and enjoy this day.

And why has the Hellenic Club cut down all the trees in their carpark? From a shad y space to a hot tarmac is so uncool!