Women in Racing Annual Lunch @ The Hellenic ClubShare Event on Facebook Share Event on Twitter Share Event on LinkedIn
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!