I am very pleased to update you all on the status of the RRR Network. We have successfully launched the newly formed incorporated The Rural Regional Remote (RRR) Women’s Network of Western Australia Inc, as a not for profit organisation.
The mission for The Rural Regional Remote (RRR) Women’s Network of Western Australia Inc is to support rural, remote and regional women to grow strong and vibrant communities in Western Australia.
We are fortunate to have recruited as the CEO of the new organisation Jackie Jarvis . Jackie was previously working as a policy advisor with Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development .Jackie is also a national RIRDC rural women award winner and has a wealth of experience living in regional WA and working in the agricultural sector
We look forward to continuing to connect RRR women, advocate for their interests and empower them to build capacity in their communities. In the new year we will be asking you to be involved in a survey that will enable us to fully understand the needs and drivers for the regional, rural and remote Communities . To date our strategic planning has identified the following areas of focus for the RRR network :
- Influencing policy and planning to address the needs of RRR women.
- Raising awareness of the role of women in regional communities
- Connecting through; networking, engagement and collaboration.
- Acting as a conduit between rural women and all levels of government
- Empower : Influence, celebrating, educating and mentoring, connecting (formal and Informal), building and supporting capability
As our first act of reaching out to the network we are offering you all a special edition 2018 calendar that will be posted to our existing database during December and January, We are also hosting the WA Agrifutures Rural Women’s Awards in March 2018. This gala event promises to be an evening of sharing and celebrating the innovation and enterprise of women from across the State.
If you are already a subscriber to the network please make sure the details we have for you are up to date. If you are not yet a member of the network now is the time to join and benefit from being connected to amazing women from rural, regional and remote areas across Western Australia.
On behalf of the RRR Network Board I would like to wish all of you, and your families, a Happy Christmas. We are looking forward to a very exciting New Year and we hope you continue to be connected with us as we work to support RRR women and communities.
Lyn Farrell – Chair RRR Network of WA