The Karrakatta Club: its place in the history and future of Western Australia
May 27, 2021 5:30 PM
Dr Lesley Williams, President Karrakatta Club
The Karrakatta Club: its place in the history and future of Western Australia

Dr Lesley Williams is President of the Karrakatta Club established in 1894.   it is the oldest Club for women in Australia with its founding roots in advocacy for women and social issues.  The Club was created from a desire to educate and inform women during a time of great social restraints. it continues to flourish as a place of enrichment and knowledge-sharing for women of all ages and their guests. 

Founded on a view that anything that educated and enabled women also tended to strengthen men and the community, the Karrakatta Club continues to be guided by its motto Spectemur Agendo – Let us be guided by our actions – proposed by founding member Edith Cowan AO JP, Australia’s first female Parliamentarian and great social reformer. 

At Rotary’s evening presentation, Dr Williams will share some of the stories of the Karrakatta Club and enable you to come face to face with its history which includes far-sighted initiatives from many distinguished members in areas of healthcare, children’s advocacy and support for returning soldiers.  A history that helped shape Western Australia. 

With world-wide connections fostered through its membership of International Lyceum Clubs the Karrakatta Club has flourished for the past 127 years continually adding to its heritage, story and benefits.

Perth Rotary Evening Drinks 

Dr Leslie Williams | President Karrakatta Club

"The Karrakatta Club: its place in the history and future of Western Australia"

The Hilton Perth | 14 Mill St
Thursday 27 May  2021
5:30pm to 7pm
$30 per person
Canapes & Cash Bar
Trybooking Link: link pending
 

You must Book via Trybooking. It is essential we have exact attendance numbers in advance for the Hotel, for Covid-19 compliance.

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