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The Red Shoes Network – Barefoot??

barefoot-heels

Is that not a contradiction in terms? Not when we’re bowling on Summer’s Eve! To reassure our bowling tutors on the night, no, we won’t actually be wearing heels even barefoot!

This amazing picture, “Overstepping”, is by Julie Rrap for which she won the Hermann’s Art Award in 2001.  (See below for a brief bio of this talented Australian artist.)

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Fun and Fancy will be in big supply as we bowl, nibble and sip our way into summer! The Rosanna Bowling Club members are happy to give us hints on how to roll those balls! Marie Cris is ready to tempt our tastebuds, and then we’ll pop upstairs into the main room for our Mini Market and Guest Speaker.

amy-revellWe’re Featuring Amy Revell – A cheery and supportive soul who inspires organisation. I was enthused by her book “Simply Organised” which I read  while on a short holiday last month. I’ve come back home with fresh eyes and have made great inroads to feeling cleansed for the Christmas break. Amy will give us all some practical ideas for preparing for Christmas – you’ll leave enthusiastic with a fresh outlook on the month ahead.

To get you thinking, here’s a blog from Amy’s website simplyorganised.net

Fun and Fancy Event Details:

When: Wednesday 30 November, 2016
Where: Rosanna Bowling Club, 3 Strasbourg Road, Rosanna (map)
At: 6pm for drinks and nibbles for 6.30pm start. We finish by 9 pm
Cost: Same as usual $43.30 (inc. GST)

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Exhibition tables include:

  • Amy with some recommended nick nacks to help your home’s organisation
  • Veducci fashion specials (Steph tells me there’s heaps at bargain prices)
  • Simone with Grace Cosmetics to share
  • Toni with 5th Avenue Jewellery (classy and different!)
  • Only Just volunteers with fair trade gifts for all ages (supporting employment for women helping their independence from trafficking or prostitution in China and Thailand, Syrian refugee women in Turkey etc.)
  • Raelene with candles, room sprays and chocolates
  • Tina with special stationery products not available in stores

Make the commitment to give yourself an evening of relaxed fun and fancy with take-aways galore. Invite a friend, for the Red Shoes last event of the year by simply forwarding this newsletter. Bookings closing soon.

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Notes on the artist:  Julie Rrap’s involvement with body art and performance in the mid-70s in Australia continued to influence her practice as it expanded into photography, painting, sculpture and video in an on-going project concerned with representations of the body. Between 1986 and 1994 Rrap lived and worked in France and Belgium where she exhibited widely.

In 1995, she held a survey of her work at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and in 2007, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney held a major retrospective of Rrap’s work titled Body Double, curated by Victoria Lynn.

Rrap has been short-listed for numerous major prizes including the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, 2002; the National Sculpture Prize in 2003 at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and the prestigious Clemenger Contemporary Art Award at the National Gallery of Victoria, 2009.

You can learn more about Julie and her work at http://www.julierrap.com/work/photography

Are You Ready for the Season?

Fun and Fancy: Featuring Getting Organised for Christmas

Wednesday 30 November 2016
Come and share happy times.

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Join us, relax, be inspired, find tricky gifts
and leave ready for Christmas!

Exhibition Tables
We look like having a mini-market at our Summer’s Eve Red Shoes event! Our supporters are coming out to provide tables of temptations and ideas. From a clearance of previous seasons fashion, to jewellery you can’t get elsewhere; from fair trade gifts to skin treatments to see you through the summer. But first of all …

bare-foot-bowlsBarefoot Bowls!
I look forward to refining my left hand bias in between socialising and networking with Red Shoeys and sampling Marie-Cris’ delectables and Christmas drinks, compliments of Red Shoes Network.

And then …

Our guest speaker Amy Revell, from ­Simply Organised will help us get ready for the onslaught that can be the Christmas season. How can we plan so that we get time to relax and enjoy those special times when families and friends get together?

Fun and Fancy Event Details:

When: Wednesday 30 November, 2016
Where: Rosanna Bowling Club, 3 Strasbourg Road, Rosanna (map)
At: 6pm for drinks and nibbles for 6.30pm start. We finish by 9 pm
Cost: Same as usual $43.30 (inc. GST)

BOOK HERE

Exhibition tables so far include:

  • Amy with her Simply Organised book
  • Steph with Veducci specials on ladies fashion
  • Simone with Grace Cosmetics
  • Toni with 5th Avenue Jewellery
  • Cecile from Only Just (Fair trade goodies of all sorts)
  • Raelene with candles, room sprays and chocolates
  • Tina with unusual greeting cards

See you on the green on Summer’s Eve!

Roma and Judy

Last Event for Red Shoes Network this year!

Fun and Fancy, Featuring Getting Organised for Christmas

Wednesday 30 November
come and share happy times.

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FUN
Barefoot Bowls! If you’ve not tried this before, our Rosanna Bowling Club expert will guide us. Yes bare foot, or sneakers allowed.  Bring a friend who enjoys a good laugh and a great time.

FANCY

  • Marie-cris will provide female friendly BBQ fancies for a light meal
  • we’ll have an array of gifts ideas to take your fancy.

FEATURING …
Amy Revell, Author of ­Simply Organised.  Amy will share with us her tips and tricks for being prepared for the Christmas season. She is experienced at creating calm from chaos in a supportive non-judgmental way. Her website and book are full of useful tips, and she is preparing this Christmas related presentation especially for Red Shoes!

EXHIBITION TABLES
christmas-2016We already have a couple of offers for tables for the 30th. And we can include a couple  more on this special occasion. You or a friend/colleague might like to share gift ideas of the unusual variety. Email redshoesnetwork@gmail.com NOW to make arrangements.

Red Shoes Network Facebook Group is growing!
The 43 members of our Facebook group have had 30th November in their diaries because of early advice – there’s another good reason for joining! It’s a closed group, so ask us to be invited, or invite a friend if you are already a member. Do add a post whenever you come across something inspirational or if you want to ask a question or catch up with a like minded “Red Shoey” for a coffee!

Fun and Fancy Event Details:

When: Wednesday 30 November, 2016
Where: Rosanna Bowling Club, 3 Strasbourg Road, Rosanna (map)
At: 6pm for drinks and nibbles for 6.30pm start. We finish by 9 pm
Cost: Same as usual $43.30 (inc. GST)

BOOK HERE

Looking forward to seeing you on the bowling green!

Roma, Judy and Alison

Don’t forget to share with a friend

Last Chance to Book

Mary Crooks AO is Guest Speaker at the Red Shoes Network next Tuesday 23 August. Mary’s influence is unparalleled when it comes to advancing women’s standing and interests in the Victorian community.  Come and hear her story and be inspired by her energy and vision.

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HeroWe have all heard the horrific statistics about violence against women, often by someone in a close relationship. Phil Cleary and Rosie Batty have helped us be more open and determined to address this issue in Australia.

You may not have heard of the anti-violence program, Be The Hero!

Mary Crook’s Victorian Women’s Trust developed this program – the first of its type in Australia. It is a program for boys and young men to provide positive support in choosing lives without violence.

The web based resource kit is available at no charge, for use with small groups of young men usually aged around 15 years, to be facilitated by a male teacher.  There are also lots of resources for victims and perpetrators who want change, on www.bethehero.com.au.

Come and hear more about Be The Hero! and about Mary’s life of influence by registering for the Red Shoes Network event here.  Be quick as the date is nearly upon us. Last chance to encourage a friend or colleague to join us too.

Red Shoes Network Facebook Group is growing!
As at the time of writing, there are 31 members in our new Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/253370631684881/ the Red Shoes Network. It’s a closed group, so invite a friend if you are already a member, or ask to be invited. Do add a post whenever you come across something inspirational or if you want to ask a question or catch up with someone for a coffee!

Exhibition Tables
Our new venue at the Rosanna Bowling Club has great space for us to share businesses and ideas. We don’t charge for this chance to show others your passion. Email redshoesnetwork@gmail.com NOW to make arrangements.

Being a Women of Influence Event Details

When: Tuesday 23 August 2016
At: 6pm for drinks and nibbles for 6.30pm start. We finish by 8.45pm
Where: Rosanna Bowling Club, 3 Strasbourg Road, Rosanna (map)
Cost: Same as usual $43.30 (inc. GST)

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Looking forward to seeing you all on 23 August.
Roma, Judy and Alison

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Being a Woman of Influence

Don’t miss our August event with Mary Crooks AO as guest speaker on the topic Being a Woman of Influence.

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Executive Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust, Mary has many stories to share, as well as a lot of wisdom.

Did you know it was Mary who commissioned Kavisha Mazzella to compose the women’s anthem Love and Justice to acknowledge a centenary of suffrage in Victoria? I’ve sung this with my choir and I can tell you it’s a rousing song with great lyrics. Here’s a link in case you want to check it out – turn up the volume and let the goose bumps rise!

Suffragette resizedAnd just for fun – here’s a picture of 2 old suffragettes – it’s actually me and my sister at our nephew’s dress up 21st birthday party. Sadly several of his friends including the women, did not know what a suffragette was!!
PS – I recommend the recent movie of the same name – powerful!

Want a free facial?
We promised that one lucky participant in our survey would receive a free facial with Pretty Intense Beauty Salon, Greville Road, Rosanna (value $80).

The names of all survey respondents who are present at our next event on 23 August will go into a hat for a draw and the lucky winner will be presented with the Pretty Intense voucher. We have left the survey open for any last minute entries.

Click here to complete – will take 3 minutes max!

Exhibition Tables
We have plenty of room for exhibition tables at our new venue. Please email us now if you are interested in having a table. (There is no charge to have a table)

Being a Women of Influence Event Details

When: Tuesday 23 August 2016
At: 6pm for drinks and nibbles for 6.30pm start. We finish by 8.45pm
Where: Rosanna Bowling Club, 3 Strasbourg Road, Rosanna (map)
Cost: Same as usual $43.30 (inc. GST)

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Looking forward to seeing you all on 23 August.
Roma, Judy and Alison

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Truly a Woman of Influence

An outstanding leader in the advocacy of women’s rights is our Guest Speaker at the next Red Shoes Network event to be held on Tuesday 23 August.  Our topic is Being a Woman of Influence.

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Mary

Mary Crooks AO has been described as a tireless champion of the rights of women and girls in the quest for gender equality.  Since 1996 Mary has been the Executive Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust, pioneering programs to encourage women to be politically active, and to support boys and young men to choose lives without violence, amongst a myriad of other initiatives.

Mary’s AO is for her “distinguished service to the community through contributions to public policy, particularly in the areas of social cohesion and water sustainability, and as an advocate for the advancement of women”.

For all that, Mary is down-to-earth and friendly with a positive and encouraging disposition. We look forward to Mary generating some stimulating discussions at our tables and getting us thinking about how each of us can be more influential for the good of our respective spheres – work, family or community.

When: Tuesday 23 August 2016
At: 6pm for drinks and nibbles for 6.30pm start. We finish by 8.45pm
Where: Rosanna Bowling Club, 3 Strasbourg Road, Rosanna (map)
Cost: Same as usual $43.30 (inc. GST)

Book Here

Our new venue
After much searching, we have found our new venue – upstairs at the Rosanna Bowling Club. The venue has parking, is in easy walking distance from Rosanna Station and has lift access to the first floor.

We have rebooked our favourite caterer Marie Cris.

If you’d like to have an exhibition table, contact us asap at redshoesnetwork@gmail.com .

Our new Facebook Group
Have you hooked up with a fellow Red Shoey via the Red Shoes Network Facebook Group yet? Click HERE if you wish to join, and make this a vibrant women’s network. Our recent survey made it clear that many of you are keen to catch up informally between events. Go ahead! Arrange a coffee with others in the group.

 

Thank You So Much!

Your Voice Matters . . . for all the feedback and insights you’ve shared with us already through our survey monkey.

If you haven’t already contributed to our thinking towards the future Red Shoes Network events, please click this link and tell us now. It only takes a couple of minutes and all entries are in the mix to win a wonderful $90 facial, compliments Caitlin from Pretty Intense Beauty Salon, Greville Road Rosanna.

Survey Actions Already

Survey ResultsOne thing survey participants have already said loud and clear is they’d like a way to connect with each other between Red Shoes Events.  So we’ve set up a closed Red Shoes Facebook Group.

You will shortly receive an invitation to join, so you can chat, seek advice from each other, promote activities, organise coffee sessions – whatever!!! We are excited to see how this takes off!

Next Red Shoes Event – Tuesday 23 August – pop it in your diary now

We’ve found that Thursdays don’t suit most Red Shoes women and unfortunately the Old Shire Offices are not available on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. We have found two  alternatives in the Heidelberg area and are finalising details now. We are excited about that, and about our Woman of Influence for the August event, and will send detailed invitations for registration shortly.

Hope you are finding a sunny spot to cheer your body and soul this winter.

Roma, Judy and Alison

Red Shoes Network – taking a break and wanting your feedback!

BreakWe have decided to give Red Shoes Network a sabbatical while we take stock of our future. Alison is taking a short break whilst establishing a growing business “Advice for Living” with her husband Andrew. Judy is meeting her daughter in France to check out a potential wedding venue, and Roma’s
adjusting her client commitments to fit better with her lifestyle!

So we are cancelling the June 29 and August 11 scheduled events. And we’ll be back with renewed vigour in Spring.

We want your feedback

During the break we are keen to re-consider our future events. We want to make sure that Red Shoes Network events:

  • meet your needs
  • deliver great and useful content
  • help you feel inspired and supported
  • motivate you to come along

We would be very grateful if you could provide us with your valuable and honest feedback by filling in a quick on-line survey.  Please feel free to pass this onto other potential Red Shoes participants. You could win a free “Image” facial at Pretty Intense Beauty Retreat, 53 Greville Rd, Rosanna (value $90).

We’ve already had some wonderful suggestions from enthusiastic “shoey’s” and are looking forward to reigniting the Red Shoes Network after our break.

Our April Red Shoes event

Our April event included a fascinating look at the support Fitted for Work gives disadvantaged women to get into meaningful employment. Many of us found this a great cause to which we donated quality business clothes. Others considered the potential to volunteer to help fit women with the clothes or the confidence to apply for jobs and face interviews with aplomb! I loved the fact that guest speaker Louisa benefited from our amazing women who brainstormed ways Fitted For Work can partner with other groups or raise funds to expand their reach and offerings. We received excellent feedback from both participants and Louisa – not sure who enjoyed themselves the most!

Hope you get a chance to take a wee holiday over winter and we’ll be back in touch before Spring.

Alison, Judy and Roma

 

Final reminder: Caring and Sharing 14 April 2016

“If we are really determined to make change in society then we all need to play a part.”

So said Rosie Batty upon the release of the report and 227 recommendations from The Royal Commission into Family Violence.  And it’s exciting that the government seems very willing to support many of the next steps, including the Premier encouraging all of us to change the “bad attitudes towards women”.

There’s one small part Red Shoes can and is playing.  We are highlighting the role of Fitted for Work in assisting women in difficult circumstances to find employment and thereby financial independence.

lady in suitA small part you can play is to come and bring a friend to hear about Fitted for Work’s mentoring role for disadvantaged women at our next event – Thursday 14 April, 2016. Note it’s a Thursday, and still in the same venue – the Old Shire Offices, Beverley Road, Heidelberg. You can bring pre-loved business clothes and shoes too as these are part of FfW’s way of increasing a woman’s self confidence and readiness for interview.

We’ll also discuss whether there’s an ongoing role for Red Shoes in some way and your thoughts on that are needed.

And another thought on Caring and Sharing – this event’s theme:
Over Easter my granddaughter Minnie, who is discouraged at home from most forms of sugar, received several small and mini eggs about which she was extremely excited. She accepted the restriction of eating only 2 eggs per day so they would last through the holidays and would limit the sugar intake each day. We were about to visit friends and their 2 grandsons, and Minnie packed up 3 of her precious small eggs to share, which she did so happily soon after she met her new friends. What a role model!

This month ONLY
a TWO for ONE offer in the spirit of
Caring and Sharing.

Come along and bring a friend for FREE!

When:  Thursday 14 April 2016
Commencing:  6pm for drinks, Nibbles ‘n’ Networking for a 6.30pm start
Venue:  Old Shire Offices, 60 Beverley Road, Heidelberg

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Alison and Judy and Roma

Bring a Friend for Free

Share a Red Shoes Network experience with a friend

Thursday 14 April 2016

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lady in suitWith all the discussion on International Women’s Day about the lack of equity for women in the workforce, it’s time to get involved.  Come and be part of a discussion on how to help women obtain work and be financially independent.

Our guest is Louisa Shillingford-Brown from Fitted for Work, an organisation established to support women to find and keep employment.  Bring to donate quality pre-loved work clothing and shoes which Fitted for Work will fit to women going for job interviews.

Did you know that 350,000 women are currently registered as looking for work in Australia?

Fitted for Work, a not for profit organisation, is committed to addressing this alarming statistic and helping women, in particular those experiencing disadvantage, to be financially independent, to get work and keep it.

Come and hear Louisa share some amazing and inspiring stories from her work then let’s discuss whether there’s a role for us.

Fit for Work

Louisa is also happy to take back to Fitted for Work quality business clothes and shoes you no longer want/need. These are fitted to clients who need an outfit for their job interviews and then work. Bring them along to Red Shoes on 14 April.

As usual there will be delicious snacks and drinks, time for networking and browsing display tables. We still have space for more display tables so please contact us if you are interested in displaying your wares or your business.

This month ONLY
a TWO for ONE offer in the spirit of
Caring and Sharing.

Come along and bring a friend for FREE!

When:  Thursday 14 April 2016
Commencing:  6pm for drinks, Nibbles ‘n’ Networking for a 6.30pm start
Venue:  Old Shire Offices, 60 Beverley Road, Heidelberg

Book Here

Tweet or send this to your Linked In contacts, and See You There!
Alison and Judy and Roma