Inspirational speakers for International Women's Day

While the format may be a little bit different this year, the district's women will be treated to an inspirational and fun International Women's Day event.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 13 at the Boorowa Ex-Services Club, with proceedings to kick off from 3pm.

Focusing on this year's theme, "Through Your Eyes", attendees will be treated to a three incredible guest speakers, a raffle, live music and a gala dinner and dessert.

The first guest speaker will be Cassandra Ledger from New Perspectives Health.

The Yass-based cattle farmer, clinical nutritionist and naturopath will be addressing the topic "Discover the Health in Your Eyes".

Cassandra will be speaking on the art of Iridology eye analysis, used as one of her screening tools to gain clues on a person's potential health picture.

As Shakespeare once said, "the eyes are the window to your soul", and Cassandra believes they are also the window to our health.

She looks forward to sharing with you her story, along with what the eyes might have to say from a mental, emotional and physical perspective.

Cassandra will be followed by a very familiar face in town - Boorowa's Australia Day Junior Ambassador, Mylee Taylor.

Mylee stepped up to the plate and inspired the audience on Australia Day, talking about values she holds dear, the welcoming and supportive community of Boorowa and its "hardworking but easy going nature" that brings visitors coming back.

Following dinner, attendees will hear from Dr Jessica Gallagher, a dual summer and winter Paralympian, osteopath, Board Director and global ambassador for Vision 2020 Australia and ambassador for Vision Australia and Seeing Eye Dogs Australia.

After being diagnosed with cone dystrophy, a rare, degenerative eye disease, at age 17, Jess decided to try her luck at Paralympic sports.

She was first selected to represent Australia at the 2008 Beijing Summer Paralympics but was deemed ineligible to compete due to the sight in one eye being 0.01 per cent too sighted to be eligible.

At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics, Jess made her debut for Australia and assisted by her guide, Eric Bickerton, she became the first Australian female to win a medal at a Winter Paralympic Games, finishing third in the Women's Slalom.

Jess became the first Australian to medal at both a Winter and Summer event at international level when she won the silver medal in the long jump and the bronze medal in the javelin at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand.

At the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics she won another bronze medal, this time in the Giant Slalom with guide Christian Geiger.

In pursuit of her long term goal, becoming Australia's first athlete to medal at a summer and winter Paralympics, and due to Long Jump being removed from the Rio Paralympics, Jess transitioned to track cycling.

This dream came true at the 2016 Rio Paralympics when she created sporting history, becoming the first Australian athlete - Olympic or Paralympic - to medal at both a summer and winter games when she won bronze in the 1km Time Trial.

With ambition to represent Australia in Tokyo, Jessica transitioned to a new sport and is currently training with the goal of making the Australian Rowing Team.

It's set to be a fantastic afternoon and evening out.

Bookings for International Women's Day are essential, with seats limited due COVID-19 restrictions.

If required, a taxi will be running on Saturday night for the trip home.

The taxi is free within town limits, simply grab a voucher at the bar.

To book, please contact the club on 6385 3338.