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Community dinner raises funds for Women’s Conference

The evenings are cool now and a warm, ready-prepared meal is a welcome experience.

Chilean and kiwi women enjoy the community meal.

The Crossroads Fellowship in Whitianga hosted a community meal to raise some funds for their Women’s Conference last Friday evening. About 65 came, some from Tairua, and what was so pleasing was seeing a number of iwi, Europeans and migrant women all working and dining together who are well and truly contributing to the wellbeing of our community. The hostess Marissa McLachlan organised the flow of people and serving of food. One table was alive with Spanish conversation as two of the diners were from Chile and were delighted to see each other after a long absence in meeting.  Susana Joshua, the Women’s Ministry leader will take about 10 women to this conference, called The Gathering, which is a three-day event to be held in Auckland from 23 -25 May on the theme of leadership.