From humble beginnings... and due to the success of the 2016 Ladies Day an Association was formed
Women Of Midwest Evolve NOW
Our Mission Statement states that:
Our group will bring women together in the Midwest to
‘’Embrace, Engage & Enjoy” activities and workshops
to educate, empower and evolve with values and a sense of belonging.
Prior to the 2nd Mount Magnet Ladies Day donations of handbags were being asked for to create a theme for the day, this being ‘Bags & Bling’. The bags donated were to be distributed between the ‘Share the Dignity’ campaign and our ‘Bag A Bargain’ Mystery Auction.
This newly formed group planned and organised the 2nd Mount Magnet Ladies Day which was held on Saturday 24 June 2017. The local hall became ‘the place to be’ for many women from both local and surrounding areas.
Upon entry to the event you were greeted with name tags, raffles, give away tote bags, raffle tickets and a chance to enter into the Mystery Auction to “BAG a Bargain”.
Once inside the hall you realised this was not just your everyday market stall but an event to be captured, as it was a showcase of not only stall holders but also some fantastic displays, workshops and information bays.
We were grateful for the Mount Magnet Coffee Shop to bring all their homemade goodies and the ‘real’ coffee to the floor. This was really enjoyed by all.
The St John Ambulance had a stall filled with an abundance of fresh home baked cakes and slices which was well supported by their members and a fantastic fundraiser for the Association.
Another interesting stall was manned by Suzie and Jenni who had been very busy making bush foods, boiled lollies, handmade gifts and a whole lot more. These girls definitely had something to cater for everyone.
One of the workshops held on the day was with Julie who shared her talent with stained glass. This is definitely a craft that shows the artistic flair within us all.
Macrame is something that appears to be a craft that is back in vogue, Gina managed to secure a few pieces from the ladies at Yalgoo and put these up for sale on the day.
Another table showing a very special collection of homemade wares was on display by Lisa & Tracey. Their woodwork talent was definitely a treasure to be held.
A return stall holder was Cheryl with her magnificent array of Scentsy candles and Plumeria . It was a true delight to have such a varied table that may have that perfect gift.
Tarot reading is a very special gift and we were lucky enough to have this choice on the day. Karen Brosnan joined us with not only readings but also had a huge display of candles KB Candles that filled the hall with a special aroma.
The ladies Liz & Tunya from the Health team and Tina Cancer Council from Geraldton provided a great source of information regarding ways to eat healthy and look after our body. We were very grateful that these organisations wanted to be a part of what our group was formed to portray.
A polymer clay workshop that was instructed by Jade always shows a lot of interest with the intricate designs that are formed from a simple process. The jewellery that was on sale from Desert Designs are unique and definitely ‘one of a kind’.
If you were looking for that ‘something to have with coffee’ Helga manned the perfect stall with a selection of varied chocolates to tempt the tastebuds, the air around her filled with the aroma of the flowers on sale. Another plant stall that was busy was Rebecca selling off punnets ready for spring gardens.
We were also lucky enough to have our very beautiful belly dancers Tiffany and Wendy who donned their costumes that matched our theme colours very well and captured the crowd with their dancing. We say a huge thanks to them for making the trip from Geraldton to be a part of our Annual Ladies Day.
Some of us indulged in a back and shoulder massage by Rochelle, and others were educated by Querida with Essential Oils and her inspirational speech which focused on having time for “you”. These girls travelled from Perth and very keen to come back and share their knowledge as they see it as an opportunity for women to realise their own self worth.
For those of us wanting a bit of hand pampering Michelle was busy with her workshop showing the impact of Jamberry Nails, a very colourful display indeed, definitely something for everyone.
During the afternoon our very own hippie Karen Moyle gave an emotional talk reflecting on a very personal time in her life. We thank her for sharing her story.
Another lovely young lady that travelled from Dongara for the day was Lisa with Lorraine Lea Linen who ran a promotion during June to support children with cancer. The proceeds from the sales on the day were donated to this cause.
And lastly hidden away in the parlour was Aneika who donned her scissors and made all those that had their style revamped look truly amazing and feel a whole lot better, no bad hair days after their appointment.
As part of the day we had a special donation basket that was filled with products to give to those in need and we were able to be part of the ‘Share the Dignity’ national program.
After all the stall holders were packed up late in the afternoon a group game was encouraged to engage everyone whilst the hall was transformed for the evening entertainment, this was shared with a few tasty treats and a glass of bubbleee. To those wonderful ladies, Jade, Michelle & Janet that showed their talent with homemade goodies for us to share we were truly grateful.
And now for the Fashion Parade which was an amazing showcase of both daywear and ‘After Five Pre-Loved Fashion’. The models - Jane, Maureen, Gina, Brenda & Jade definitely had their work cut out for them and changed in super fast time to keep the show rolling.
To give the models a break our lovely belly dancers Tiffany and Wendy showcased another set of beautiful dancing whilst the models caught their breath before the big finale of ‘after five’ wear.
All the clothing was sourced from our local Op Shop and we thank Pam and the crew for allowing us to utilise the clothing.
After the parade it was the time to “Bag A Bargain” Mystery Auction with 60 donated bags on display around the room with every bag holding a prize. The bids were being placed throughout the day and the heat was on near the end, and a whole lot of fun was had with bids being made to outbid each other for that ‘special bag’. The Mystery Auction raised an amazing $448.
During the day every person received a coupon card that was stamped at every stallholder upon visiting. Once completed this card went into a draw for a beautiful handbag filled with goodies.