The Cairns RSL Sub Branch and Cairns Business Women's Club are hosting an International Women's Day Lunch sponsored by the Queensland Government and YWCA Queensland at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino on Thursday 8 March 2018 starting at 11:30am.

In the first ever event of its kind, the Cairns RSL Sub Branch will be auctioning off four veterans' who are currently in the process of transitioning from the Australian Defence Force. Local employers will be given the opportunity to bid for a veteran to come and work for their business for one day. It is hoped that this initiative will see a number of veterans' successfully gain employment. The auction will take place during the event and all employers are invited to participate in the bidding. All proceeds from the auction will go to providing support to our veterans in the local community.

Our guest speaker is Natalie Colbert who has not only had a successful career in the male dominated Australian Defence Force, but has gone onto becoming a successful business woman in her own right, and continues to volunteer her spare time to advance the welfare of veterans. Natalie served in the Royal Australian Air Force for twenty-two years as a Logistics Officer, including a deployment to East Timor. During her career, Natalie was exposed to the many unique aspects of the Defence industry, mainly within the logistics/engineering and financial environments. She has gained substantial experience in tactical, operational and strategic logistics management, the development of Defence capability requirements, and the Defence acquisition process. Natalie now has eight years of corporate experience as the founder and CEO of CanPLAY Pty Ltd, which employs 42 staff.

Last year's sold out event saw a strong representation of men - we hope to see the same again this year. If you are a Sub Branch or Defence member please select Cns RSL Sub Branch when purchasing your ticket. Tickets can be booked through the CBWC website below. For further information please contact the Cairns RSL Sub Branch on 4051 5254. We look forward to seeing you there!
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