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Sunday 5th May 2019

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Barossa Valley smallI am absolutely delighted to launch the opening of registrations for SISWP Interim Board Meeting 2019 together with SI Australia Conference from 3-6 May 2019 at Barossa Weintal Tanunda in the beautiful and charming food and wine heritage Barossa Valley area of South Australia.

This is the first time that SISWP has collaborated with SI Australia to specially synchronise our meetings and leadership development workshops. It is marvellous to work together with SI Australia National Representative Kath Gribble and her organising team to curate a unique programme with great keynote speakers and thematic workshops that will deliver a most memorable meeting experience and inspire strategic leadership initiatives.

This Joint effort presents an ideal opportunity to further develop SISWP Biennium Theme 2018-2020 of Embrace, Create & Prosper: Empowering Rural Women & Communities.

Here are some exciting highlights of the Special Keynote Speakers and Thematic Areas we have developed for the Joint Workshops on Saturday 4 May 2019.

* In line with our theme, we have secured Dr. Patricia Hamilton, Past President of National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) Australia, Director Country to Canberra Ltd, Co-Convenor Thriving Women 2020 Conference, APEN Ltd Communications and Advocate for Rural Women and Girls as Opening Keynote Speaker.

* Morning Session Interactive Workshop on the 4 sub-thematic areas, where SISWP Board members, SI Australia delegates and Observers will jointly invest their time in IDEATION, the creative process of moving from ideas to innovation to actualization for:

1. Inter-Club Skills Exchange

2. Mentor Young Creators

3. Prosper Across Borders

4. Develop Social Enterprises 

Maggie beer book*World famous Maggie Beer is our Special Celebrity After-Lunch Speaker. Maggie is an ideal champion of women-led “farm to table” enterprises that produce local and go global (GLOCAL). She will inspire Soroptimists to develop social enterprises that enable rural women to prosper and overcome their socio-economic challenges.

Afternoon Session Interactive Workshops will be on 2 major developmental thrusts:

1. Membership Matters: Effective Strategies & Breakthrough Success Stories

2. SISWP Database, Social Media & Innovations – An Experiential Lab

It is my sincere wish that these special joint workshops held alongside SI Australia AGM & Conference, SISWP AGM and Interim Board Meeting will enable us to build a strong momentum so that we may all embrace change with a positive spirit.

That we may further uplift one another, create new opportunities for our members and clubs to prosper in an exciting yet challenging world for social purpose organisations.
That in the picturesque surroundings fused with the robust energy of Barossa Valley, we will rekindle our passion to serve humankind and celebrate our achievements with great joy.
May our joint meetings and shared learnings during workshops enable us to aspire to greatness, whether we are foot soldiers or grassroots activists or influential global leaders.

I look forward to welcoming you all at Barossa Valley, South Australia in May 2019. Please save the dates and register.

Anusha SANTHIRASTHIPAM Sml

 

With the Spirit of Soroptimist Service,

Anusha Santhirasthipam

Federation President
Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific.

SI Australia Conference Guest Speakers

Dr Niki Vincent - Commissioner for Equal Opportunity SA
Regina Richardson - DV, Homelessness
Machellee Kosiak- Indigenous Midwives Scholarships (Rhodanthe Lipsett Trust Fund)
Alison Rahill - Backpackers and migrant workers: anti-slavery
Dr Pat Hamilton - Teacher, Student, Advocate for Rural Women
Maggie Beer - Local and International business women
Megan McLoughlin - 2019 SA Local hero, double transplant recipient - organ donation

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Alison Rahill

Alison is the Executive Officer of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce. Her work is to bring to fruition the Archdiocese’s vision to slavery-proof its supply chains through the development of ethical purchasing and investment policies. Before working at the Sydney Archdiocese, Alison was National Network Coordinator for the Salvation Army’s Freedom Partnership to End Modern Slavery, and played an active role in successful advocacy for Australia’s landmark Modern Slavery legislation.

Alison is a specialist in identifying and assisting victims of civil offences such as wage theft and the criminal offences of modern slavery including forced labour, debt bondage, deceptive recruitment, domestic servitude and human trafficking.

Earlier in her career, Alison worked as a researcher, producer and journalist before then as a community organiser with trade union peak bodies. Alison is a longstanding member of the Executive Committee of the Evatt Foundation, an organisation dedicated to upholding the highest ideals of the labour movement.

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Regina Richardson

Regina's adult learning began after she had children and realised that her unique life experiences could be a positive influence to others. She has, completed Certificates in Community Services, a diploma in Counselling and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Social Work (Honors) and specific training in complex trauma.

She is active in community work as reflected in her membership of among others, Yamaji Girl, the Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation. She seeks to work in a specialised area and trauma informed care which will incorporate both Western social theories and cultural healing.

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Dr Patricia Hamilton

A retired Secondary School Principal and sheep farmer, followed by a return to university to complete a joint honors degree in Anthropology and English, then a PhD in Rural Sociology, shaped her involvement with state and national rural women's organisations.

Pat wants strong women's voices to respond to the challenges currently facing rural, remote and regional communities. She has concerns about access to education, health, infrastructure and communications, food security, foreign investment and family violence.

Pat believes we can achieve what we want and, what we need, if we have the desire, the vision and commitment. By sharing resources and offering RRR women a supportive networking environment and elevating their voice and stories onto the national and international stages, we've got a true gender equality community.

Megan McLoughlin  

Megan McLoughlin

Megan is the founder of Herd of Hope, which promotes organ donation to the community. After facing serious medical complications, she has dedicated her life to supporting donor families and guiding organ recipients through the recovery process – Megan continues to inspire the community with a positive message of hope.

The charity sought partnership with the University of South Australia to capture the need for mental health services for those regionally based affected by the cause.

Serious medical complications left Megan legally blind. Shortly after, she found herself with acute renal failure, she was given only weeks to live – until a transplant saved her life. Megan is one of 64 women in the world to deliver two children post double transplant. This year, she has faced two cancer diagnoses, yet continues to focus her energy on improving the lives of others.

In 2018, Megan overcame numerous setbacks & held a cattle drive on Bondi Beach to launch the Herd of Hope. Recently an event held in SA raised funds to alleviate the stress regionally based families face when seeking accommodation in Adelaide.

Machellee Kosiak  

Machellee Kosiak

Machellee is a Wiradjuri woman. Her family ties are in country NSW although she has lived and worked in Queensland for many years.

Machellee is a registered nurse and midwife. She was the first in her family to complete secondary school.
 
She is a lecturer in Midwifery and Course advisor, Away from Base, Bachelor of Midwifery. School of Nursing. Midwifery and Paramedicine (Brisbane Campus) Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Board member of the Rodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Trust Fund and Member of SI Moreton North Inc.



 

Barossa Weintal Hotel

The SISWP Interim Board Meeting & SI Australia Conference 2019 will be held at the Barossa Weintal Tanunda in the Barossa Valley area of South Australia

The Barossa Weintal is located in the picturesque Barossa wine region, famous for not only wine but also its tranquil landscapes, rolling green hills and hospitality. Access to the hotel via a short drive through the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region and charming surrounding towns.

The Barossa Weintal is located close to restaurants, wineries and boutique shops and is within the small township of Tanunda in the Barossa Valley, which is about an hours drive from Adelaide City.

 

For further information regarding the Barossa Weintal Tanunda please Click Here.

Food, Wine and Heritage tours are available for members and partners on Sunday 5th May and Tuesday 7th Mary 2019. See below for tour options.

Please note - Tours 1-4:
Soroptimist International Barossa Valley members will be transporting you in private cars. There is no cost for the tour but you will need to pay for anything you purchase on the day including lunch, coffee, souvenirs or as in the case of Jacobs Creek Wine Experience which is $35 per person.

For all tour bookings and enquiries please contact:

Jayne Pfeiffer
Phone: 0415 139 758
Email: jpfeiffer@sibarossavalley.org.au

Sunday 5th May 2019

Tour 1: Seppeltsfield & Nuriootpa

Depart Weintal 10:15am

• Maggie Beer’s - for free tasting of her products, wine and opportunity to purchase a coffee and check out the kitchen where her TV Show “The Cook and the Chef” was filmed and their daily cooking demonstrations at 2pm.

• Seppeltsfield - Opportunity to purchase gifts from the “Village” consisting of a milliner, leather worker, knife maker, Jam Factory (contemporary Australian craft practice offering a wide range of high quality and collectable craft and design) and Vasse Virgin (producing all-natural handmade skin and body care developed to suit all skin types) and not forgetting the wines for tasting.

• Provenance Barossa - An opportunity to purchase lunch from Home of the Brave Wine & Tapas Bar, Ember Pizza & Grill, Stein’s Tap House, and to indulge in a wine tasting from Penfolds, Gin from Barossa Distilling Bar, Metwurst from Steiny’s Traditional Metwurst

• Barossa Bushgardens - Barossa Bushgardens is a regional native flora centre, conserving, promoting and supplying the Barossa region's unique local native plants. It is a model social enterprise, a not-for-profit business.

• Mengler’s Hill Lookout and Sculpture Park - For one of the best views of the Barossa, to see sweeping, 180 degree views of famed wineries and fields that make up the region's stunning landscape and view a number of distinctive abstract art pieces that have been sculpted by a number of renowned artists at a duo of symposiums

Tour 2: Tanunda & Angaston

Depart Weintal 10:15am

• Peter Lehmann Winery - Morning tea on the weighbridge, view the art in the winery, stroll the gardens and wine tasting

• Angaston stroll down the street and visit - 

  • Barossa Valley Cheese Company : Luxurious artisan cheese, hand-made in the Barossa Valley, using local produce available for tasting. 
  • Casacoboni : visit for a coffee, or explore their pantry items or a purchase a glass of wine. 
  • Doddridge Blacksmith Shop. 
  • Barossa birthstones 
  • Miles Newsagent, Deli and Giftware
  • Lola and Lilly ladieswear
  • Soul with Zest coffee and tasty bites
  • The Vintage Wardrobe
  • Sunrise Bakery
  • Roaring 40’s

• Lambert Winery - Wine Tasting, lunch, and art gallery

• Mengler Hill Lookout and Sculpture Park - For one of the best views of the Barossa, to see sweeping, 180 degree views of famed wineries and fields that make up the region's stunning landscape and view a number of distinctive abstract art pieces that have been sculpted by a number of renowned artists at a duo of symposiums

Tour 3: Jacobs Creek

Depart Weintal 10:15am

• Mengler Hill Lookout and Sculpture Park - For one of the best views of the Barossa, to see sweeping, 180 degree views of famed wineries and fields that make up the region's stunning landscape and view a number of distinctive abstract art pieces that have been sculpted by a number of renowned artists at a duo of symposiums

• Jacobs Creek - Wine tasting only. Wine tasting experience. An introduction to Wine experience at $35pp (this is a 30% discount). Please advise if you would like to book this experience.

• Pindarie - Check out the views, wine tasting and lunch

• Tanunda - Your opportunity to browse the shops in the main street of Tanunda consisting of wine bars, coffee shops, Regional Gallery, boutique shops and our local Information Centre for souvenirs or return to the Weintal. (20 minute walk back to Weintal)

Tour 4: Tanunda

Depart Weintal 10:30am

This is mainly a walking tour - you will be driven to the Winery and Main Street and then you stroll at your leisure and return to the Weintal. (20 min walk back)
• Peter Lehmann Winery - Morning tea on the weighbridge, view the art in the winery, stroll the gardens and wine tasting
• Experience our Main Street of Tanunda at your leisure

  • Blackbird Coffee shop

  • Barossa Regional Gallery

  •  Aboriginal Art Shop

  • Barossa's Old Fashioned Sweet Shop
  • Museum
  • Barossa Information Centre

And many more places of interest. Ask for a list when booking.

Please note:
Soroptimist International Barossa Valley members will be transporting you in private cars. There is no cost for the tour but you will need to pay for anything you purchase on the day including lunch, coffee, souvenirs or as in the case of Jacobs Creek Wine Experience which is $35 per person.

Tuesday 7th May 2019 - Tour for IBM

Depart Weintal 9:45an Sharp

• Travel to Hutton Vale
• Mengler’s Hill
• Pindarie Winery for lunch
• Seppeltsfield
• Weintal

Hutton Vale

Upon European settlement the Angas family took up land in South Australia. John Howard Angas named this section Hutton Vale Farm in 1843 and to this day it remains in the family.
Hutton Vale Farm is a mixed farm with many facets, including grapes, wool and food growing. The philosophy is to run each arm of the business in a sustainable manner while at the same time entwining them together as a whole. Offering award-winning wine, lamb, woollen throws and tailored experiences for guests.
The Angas family is dedicated to the land on which they live, committed to enhancing the geological, cultural and community landscape.
Part of the mixed farm includes welcoming you to experience what Hutton Vale Farm produce and create.


Mengler's Hill

For one of the best views of the Barossa, to see sweeping, 180 degree views of famed wineries and fields that make up the region's stunning landscape and view a number of distinctive abstract art pieces that have been sculpted by a number of renowned artists at a duo of symposiums.


Pindarie Winery

A family owned property, with Tony Brooks at the helm after taking over from his grandfather in 1990. Together with Wendy the transformation of Pindarie began. What was once a run-down & over-cleared farm has become a sustainable and regenerated property with Tony and Wendy planting over 12,500 trees in the last 20 years.
Prior to returning to Pindarie, Tony had jackarooed on a number of Outback Stations around Australia, and studied at Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia in 1985. When he graduated he worked overseas managing sheep feedlots in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Jordan. Tony has a strong connection to the land and a passion for renovating old buildings. He believes land must be looked after in a sustainable manner. In his spare time you will find Tony restoring the old buildings on Pindarie, planting trees… He is a man of action who doesn’t really have ‘spare time’.
Wendy was born in New Zealand into a large family on a sheep, cattle and deer farm deep in the South Island. She came to South Australia in 1985 to study Viticulture at Roseworthy Agricultural College where she met Tony. After graduating, Wendy then worked for the next 12 years with the Penfolds Wine Group, starting as a Grower Liaison officer and working her way up to Senior Viticulturist. During her working career, she travelled overseas to California, Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain and Chile, to conduct study tours, work vintages, and assess vineyards for wine projects. In 2001 Wendy completed a Graduate Diploma in Wine Business.
Pindarie is a beautiful property and home to Tony, Wendy and their three children. Opening the Cellar door has allowed them to share what they love. Historic buildings, meticulously restored, wide open spaces, family friendly, sustainable and the very best grapes they can grow turned into wine.


Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield was established in the Barossa Valley by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt just 15 years after the European settlement of South Australia. Steeped in rich Barossan heritage, the estate is considered a true national treasure which helped shape the history of the Australian wine industry.
Regarded as one of Australia’s most successful wine dynasties, the Seppelt family maintained ownership of their wine interests, including Seppeltsfield, until 1985. B Seppelt & Sons, as it was then known, went on to evolve into a period of corporate ownership which extended nearly three decades. Malcolm Seppelt and his wife Joylene who is one of our Soroptimist International Barossa Valley member resided on this property as direct descendants of Joseph and Johanna Seppelt. Malcolm was a vigneron and winemaker.
Seppeltsfield is most famed for the Centennial Collection - an irreplaceable and unbroken lineage of Tawny, every vintage from 1878 to current year. The estate remains the only winery in the world to release a 100 year old, single vintage wine each year. The estate also boasts a remarkable collection of Apera (Australian Sherry), crossing Fino to Oloroso styles, Tokay and Muscat, all held in vast Solero nursery cellars.
Seppeltsfield is a marriage of Barossan history, community and fine winemaking endeavour. A new golden era now sees JamFactory Craft + Design Studios, Vasse Virgin skin care and gastronomic excellence contribute to an exciting renaissance of Australia’s iconic wine estate.