Waiheke Marketplace : February 23rd 2011
8 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 NEWS COMPETITION HONOURING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY DINNER FOR TWO TO THE VALUE OF $100 AT SARATOGA ESTATE. ENTER THE QUOTE NUMBER AGAINST THE WOMAN AND SEND WITH YOUR NAME & PHONE NUMBER TO PO BOX 353, ONEROA, WAIHEKE ISLAND OR DROP INTO LWV OFFICES @ PENDRAGON HOUSE, ONEROA. WINNER WIL BE DRAWN FROM CORRECT ENTRIES SATURDAY MARCH 5TH. COMPETITION CLOSES FRIDAY MARCH 4TH. PRIZE Quote # Quote 1 She is benediction, She is addicted to thee 2 Listen to the sound from deep within, it's only beginning to find release 3 I wanna go by myself, there's just room enough for one-me myself, I 4 I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman 5 You're so vain, you prob'ly think this song is about you 6 My heart belongs to me 7 But I kinda like the feel of these extra three feet in my bed 8 I say love, it is a flower, and you it's only seed 9 I will survive, I will survive 10 Sisters are doing it for themselves 11 Taint nobody's business if I do 12 I'm not sure I want to be invited out with you tonight, so I'm indisposed 13 Je ne regretted rein 14 Tho the sound of love has left me once again, I hear music up my head 15 Baby sweet baby, you're my drug woman quote # Barbara Streisand Edith Piaf Gloria Gaynor Bette Midler Helen Reddy Allison Kraus Beyonce Lucinda Williams Carly Simon Patti Smith Golden Horse Billy Holiday Joan Armatrading Aretha Franklin Cowboy junkies Group is making a business of giving The right business: Representatives from the Waiheke Women's Business Group drop off a cheque to staff at Ostend Medical Centre. From left: Trina Menara, Pamela Atkinson, Robyn Wilson, Marilyn Low, Christine James and Juliet Ness. By GILL ALCOCK Children with a broken arm or leg will be pleased to know the antiquated'' machine to cut off their plaster cast has been updated with a quieter model. And it's all thanks to the efforts of the Wai- heke Women's Busi- ness Group. The idea to donate the equipment was prompted by a plaster workshop for nursing staff at the medical centre. Nurse Pamela Atkin- son, who is also a mem- ber of the business group, put forward the idea of a new separator at the group's AGM where suggestions for donations to the com- munity are made. Member Christine James says once a year the Waiheke Women's Business Group makes a contribution to the community. Something that can make a significant dif- ference. We set our- selves a task to raise an appropriate amount of money. We had a garage sale, a bingo night and some of it was self generated.'' The women's busi- ness group meets once a month and consists of 16 paid-up members. It acts as a place where members can network and discuss issues they may be facing, Ms James says. Call Sally Ewer on 372-4466 if you are interested in becoming a member. Gilmour's wife dies The wife of comedian Ewen Gilmour has died after a long battle with cancer. Catherine Gilmour, 36, died on February 19. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour several years ago while her husband was serving on the Waitakere City Council. Mr Gilmour resigned from the post in 2007 to spend more time with his ailing wife and the pair settled into a quieter life at Port Waikato. Both were big fundraisers for the Variety children's charity. Mr Gilmour is also a long time supporter of the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. He donated his services at the trust's large Operation Heal fundraising evening in December. Proceeds from the function will help purchase high tech equipment for the National Burn Centre. Ewen's help meant a lot to us,'' chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. His wife was seriously ill and yet they both found the time to include us in their thinking and planning at what must have been a tremendously difficult time. Our love and support goes out to Ewen and all those family and friends affected by his loss.'' Women's day a time to celebrate By GILL ALCOCK Female voices: Waiheke High School girls' choir Canto Isola is one of the acts to celebrate International Women's Day on March 6. The 100th anniversary of International Women's Day will be celebrated on Waiheke with an all-woman event at Artworks Theatre next month. The event is being organised by the Living With- out Violence group. Spokeswoman Ruth Evans says International Women's Day was first celebrated in 1911 and has grown to become a global day of recog- nition and celebration of women's advancements and achievements. It is also a reminder to women of the continued vigil- ance and action needed to ensure that equality is maintained in all aspects of life, she says. After the success of last year's event which saw more than 150 women enjoy the all-female event, Ms Evans says this next by women, for women'' evening will run from 7pm to 11pm on March 6, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The audience will see an eclectic mix of amazing female talent, including danc- ing, drumming, poetry, skits, Waiheke High School girls' choir Canto Isola and various singers.'' Local board member Den- ise Roche will be MC, with filmmaker, author and self- confessed nasty little agi- tator'' Susi Newborn as guest speaker. Food and drink will be available as will raffle and spot prizes. Funding has come from the Ministry of Social Develop- ment with donations of prizes and wine coming from the community, although Wai- heke Living Without Violence would love to hear from any potential sponsors that would like to contribute to the event'', Ms Evans says. A competition is being run in this edition -- see this page -- to match the song line to the singer. The winner, who will be announced at the Women's Day event, will receive a yummy prize''. Go to www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz to see an American history of International Women's Day.
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