International Women's Day Luncheon at Club Taree 2024

RMHC Northern NSW and the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat, Forster will be hosting our 8th International Women's Day Luncheon with delicious food and inspirational speakers.

Fri 8th Mar 2024
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Club Taree, 121 Wingham Road

This event is now closed


10:30am – 2:30pm


$90 per person or $900 for table of 10


Club Taree
121 Wingham Road

Don't miss out on a great day celebrating women and making a real difference for seriously ill or injured children and their families. 

Celebrating Women's Achievements

Together with our Event Partner, Club Taree, we invite you join us in celebrating
 the women in our community, businesses and our families at our annual International Women's Day luncheon at Club Taree.

Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch, complimentary drink on arrival, and great company.  More than just a delightful experience; it's an opportunity to make a meaningful impact.  By securing your ticket, you're contributing to the support of Mid-North Coast families which a sick or injured child who need the help of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW.

As we come together to Inspire Inclusion there is the added bonus of winning with every ticket purchased going into the draw to win the lucky door prize.

Don't miss out on this chance to celebrate, connect, and make a difference. Secure your tickets today, and join us in creating positive change for families in need.

Interested in having a greater impact?  Contact Sarah Wilkinson today to find out about sponsorship opportunities:

#KeepingFamiliesClose #IWD2024

Purchasing tickets

Seating is allocated prior to the event. For individual ticket purchases, please ensure you complete the Organisation field to ensure you are seated with your organisation/group.

*All tickets are non-refundable

Sponsorship packages

We have a range of sponsorship packages available, contact Sarah Wilkinson for more information. or 0497 497 465

Meet your Event Host


Sarah is a passionate local, with her own personal connection to Ronald McDonald House Charities and the difference it makes for families.

Special Guest

We are thrilled and delighted to welcome a special guest who has been touched by the support that Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW provides to sick kids and their families. 


Belinda describes herself as a devoted wife, and a loving stay-at-home mum to three incredible boys. Residing on the picturesque Mid North Coast in Port Macquarie, Belinda has built a beautiful life centered around her family.

Originally hailing from Newcastle during her childhood and later spending her teen years in Canberra, Belinda eventually settled in the serene coastal town of Port Macquarie. Prior to embracing the role of a full-time mum, she excelled in various administrative and personal assistant roles.

The trajectory of Belinda and her family's life took a poignant turn when her son, Riley, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in August 2021. This challenging journey led them to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, where Riley underwent treatment. The Ronald McDonald House Newcastle became a crucial part of their lives during this period, offering support, comfort, and a home away from home. In total, Belinda and her family spent over 185 nights at RMH in Newcastle.

Meet the speakers

Each International Women's Day we aim to bring you a diverse selection of inspiring guest speakers, and this year will be no different.


Erin Miller, an Australian Accredited Dietitian (APD) + Nutritionist, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Wollongong, Sydney. With over 15 years of clinical and community-based experience, Erin has worked in major hospitals overseas, Sydney, and on the Mid North coast.

Now based in Worimi country, she embraced a sea change with her family. Erin, a nature lover, is passionate about the ocean, good food, quality conversations, and live music. Co-founding the family café Plunge in 2018, she supports and cheers on her husband in the background.

Erin's expertise extends to developing recipes, blogs for major companies, and organising educational webinars. Committed to integrated health, she opened 'Cove' last year, an integrated health centre offering a range of allied health professionals and wellness practitioners under one roof.


Born in 1980 in Forster, NSW, Ben Jeffries boasts a standout 13-year rugby league career in both the NRL and UK Super League, amassing 284 games. Transitioning seamlessly from player to coach, Ben currently holds key coaching positions, including Newcastle Knights NRLW Head Coach, Indigenous All-Stars Women's Mentor Coach and PNG Orchids Head Coach.

Beyond his playing days, he held coaching positions as the North QLD Toyota Cowboys NRLW Head Coach, previously serving as the Elite Pathways Coach from 2019 to 2022. Ben also served as the QLD U19s Women’s Head Coach (2018, 2022) and Indigenous All-Stars Women’s Head Coach (2020-2022), Ben is leaving an indelible mark on the game.

Off the field, Ben is a devoted family man, married to Danielle, and a proud father to Mackenzi (18) and Jack (16). Ben is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education (Primary) where he is not just shaping rugby league careers but also influencing young minds for the future, crafting a legacy that transcends the try line.


Passionate about collaborating with women and skilled in crafting brand experiences, Rachael is the force behind Rachael Turner Branding Studio and Among the Palms Aus, her property branding business. With a focus on small businesses, she shapes distinctive visual identities that resonate globally, particularly with women.

Committed to empowering fellow women, especially those managing both business and household responsibilities, Rachael draws from her own experience of balancing family and entrepreneurship. Over 12 years ago, she transitioned from a corporate role in a Western Australian agency to start her Graphic Design business, now operating from her home studio in Forster.

As a local designer and mother of three teenage daughters, Rachael shares an unspoken bond with women across industries. Her journey exemplifies the belief that women can pursue dreams, balance household responsibilities, and navigate business complexities. Rachael's mission is to empower clients by enhancing their confidence and redefining brand identities for new ventures.

Recently, as the creative designer, Rachael co-founded 'She Speaks Business' in 2023 with two local businesswomen. This platform is dedicated to empowering women in business through growth, collaboration, and support. In this inclusive space, businesses stand as equals, fostering mutual support and success.

Thank you to our sponsors

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