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Round Table Dinner - March 2012

21 Mar 2012

At the largest Round Table Dinner in Committee’s history, 230 members and their guests were treated to an outstanding evening with Ms Ita Buttrose. Ita gave a truly inspirational address, encouraging people to follow their passion and embrace change as an opportunity. Her humorous anecdotes of her days with “Sir Frank” and Kerry Packer delighted everyone in the audience.Ita shares a special connection to Ballarat, having been baptised at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. It was a privilege to hear the story of this exceptional Australian who began her career as a copy girl (making 40 coffees twice a day) and went on to become the youngest ever editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly and a publishing icon. Ita was very generous during question time and showed her trademark good grace by obliging guests with autographs and photo opportunities well after the official part of the evening. MC Bruce Roberts enhanced the warmth of the evening with his good humour and wonderful professionalism. We are proud to give our members opportunities to have access to the likes of Ita.  Click here to view the photo gallery from the dinner