2019 Rural Women’s Day at Waterloo Station

03rd Oct 2019

Women from across the region are invited to attend a day of networking, skill building and personal development at GLENRAC’s annual Rural Women’s Day.

Taking place this year at the historic “Waterloo Station”, this free event is a chance for women to take a break from the stressors of the farm for a day and instead catch up with other ladies from around the area.

“This is an annual event that we’ve been running with great success since 2014,” says GLENRAC Landcare Coordinator, Kylie Falconer. “Given how tough things are for our rural farming community at the moment, it’s never been more important that women have opportunities to share their stories with others from around the region, while also building on skills and personal development.”

Headlining the event this year is professional book keeping entrepreneur, Rachel Nixon, who will be sharing her insider knowledge of how best to tackle a job that many women in farming operations take on. In her two-hour session, Bet on Your Books, Rachel will cover the ins and outs of the book keeping process, including the legal requirements for primary producer tax records, GST records and streamlining the BAS, how to keep a track of management records, which software to use, manual and cloud filing systems and how to integrate file storage with accounting software.

“I grew up on what was predominately a sheep property west of Mitchell in Queensland. Although my heart lies in my rural background, I am one of those ‘crazy’ people who love bookwork,” says Rachel. “Like many other women, I’m not only a mum, but the housekeeper, cook, taxi service, the list goes on…

Bet on Your Books was born after I was approached by a group of women who needed some book keeping assistance, as their husbands had recently taken over the family property and this side of the business had been suddenly dropped into their laps.

The course is about empowering women to tackle this aspect of their lives with the same unequivocal confidence that they do in almost every other day to day activity. When you know a few little tips and tricks to help streamline the process, its more useful, and ultimately, enjoyable.”

The day will also include a focus on health, with a presentation on women’s heart health by Chris Connor from Healthwise New England North West, and how to unpack your mental load, by Leticia Cross of the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program.

This free event is supported by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Small Grants for Rural Communities program, Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW Northern Region and the Primary Health Network, Hunter, New England and Central Coast.

Bookings essential.

Rural Women’s Day at Waterloo Station. Tuesday 15th October 2019, “Waterloo Station” Shearers Quarters, 67 Waterloo Rd, Matheson (approximately 20km west of Glen Innes). 9:15am for a 9:45sm start-2:45pm.

Please RSVP by October 8th online at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/92755/2019_glenrac_rural_womens_day.aspx

Contact the GLENRAC office for assistance by phone: 02 6732 3443 or email kylie@glenrac.org.au

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