Gympie Times General Manager Tracey McKean and Editor Shelley Strachan.
Gympie Times General Manager Tracey McKean and Editor Shelley Strachan. Leeroy Todd

Women of Gympie region, it is time to step up to the plate

A NEW management committee for the Gympie RSL Club will be elected at the club's annual general meeting next weekend, June 10.

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A united club and sub-branch made a pledge to move into the future together last month, declaring a unified vision and a new era of co-operation that would benefit our community, and better serve its service members, war widows and Legacy.

The Gympie Times received information this week that more than half the members of the Gympie RSL Club are women.

I strongly hope some of those women step up to the plate on Sunday and nominate for positions on the management committee. It's time, ladies.

It is not always easy to put yourself out there, I understand that. I also understand how incredibly busy life is.

But we live in a region where not one of our civic leaders is female, unless we count Deb Frecklington over in Nanango.

Without taking away from the efforts and merits of our local politicians and councillors, I have to say this is far from ideal.

Women offer a different and valuable perspective. They make up half our community and are grossly under-represented in leadership roles.

Gympie Times


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