Annual Fundraising Luncheon
Since 1995, an Annual Luncheon has been held in September at the Strangers’ Dining Room, NSW Parliament House, Sydney with a prestigious woman guest speaker. This Luncheon is the major fundraiser for the Library. All are welcome at the Annual Luncheon and the Library is proud that students from public and private schools across the state attend.
Last year’s guest speaker was Kate McLymont. Other past speakers include Gill Hicks, Tanya Hosch who spoke about RECOGNISE; The Honourable Quentin Bryce, first female Governor-General; Helen Reddy, singer of the iconic feminist song ‘I am Woman’; Dr Meredith Burgmann, initiator of the Ernie Awards for sexist male comments and Professor Kerryn Phelps, former President of the Australian Medical Association.
Invitations to the Annual Luncheon are sent out during May and posted on the Library website and Facebook page. Booking is essential and the booking form is at the end of the information about this year’s Annual Luncheon. Please contact the Library for further information or any special requests. Join us for a stimulating and entertaining afternoon.
Professor Lesley Hughes, our guest speaker for the 2021 Annual Luncheon, will be presenting her address as a webinar via Zoom on MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER at 1.00PM.
Professor Hughes, distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development) at Macquarie University, has been researching the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems for more than 20 years.
The Luncheon address will focus on the contributions of ten pioneering women, from the discovery by Eunice Foote of the impact of greenhouse gases on climate, to Greta Thunberg, and how we can keep the planet safe.
We look forward to hearing Professor Hughes speak on this topic, so critical to our future and for the generations to come. Our May Newsletter features her profile. https://www.nationalwomenslibrary.org.au/participate/newsletters/
The Board of the Library and the Annual Luncheon committee are most grateful to Professor Hughes for her acceptance of our request for this alternative to our usual Luncheon.
To request the link and be part of this special event please email the Library
Annual Luncheon archive
The Annual Luncheon archive shows the guest speakers and their topics from 1995 to 2016.