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IN PICTURES: Albany’s Soroptimists host morning tea at the library for International Women’s Day

Josiah McMeekinAlbany Advertiser
Front Row: Gillian Robertson and Rosalind Sawyer. Back Row: Carol Thomas, Rhonda Holden, Deborah Symes and Janet McArtney.
Camera IconFront Row: Gillian Robertson and Rosalind Sawyer. Back Row: Carol Thomas, Rhonda Holden, Deborah Symes and Janet McArtney. Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser

Albany’s public library played host to a morning tea on Friday organised by Soroptimist International’s Albany branch for International Women’s Day.

The event was open to all members of the community and saw a great turnout from both men and women catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

Over a delicious spread of food, tea and coffee, the morning focused on the achievements of women as well as events and programs happening around Albany to support vulnerable members of the community.

Mahshid Ferdowsian, a representative of the local Baha’i community, also spoke about the display which told the stories of 10 women who were executed in Iran 40 years ago for their beliefs.

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Ms Ferdowsian, who is related to two of the women, said the story was personal to her and she did not want their sacrifice to be forgotten.

Mahshid Ferdowsian
Camera IconMahshid Ferdowsian Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser
Diane Evers and Janet McArtney.
Camera IconDiane Evers and Janet McArtney. Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser
Terrell Lacey, Mahshid Ferdowsian, Vernice Gillies and Merlene White.
Camera IconTerrell Lacey, Mahshid Ferdowsian, Vernice Gillies and Merlene White. Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser
Annette Grant, Annette Beasley and Rosalind Sawyer.
Camera IconAnnette Grant, Annette Beasley and Rosalind Sawyer. Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser
Iran Milne and Roya Naderi.
Camera IconIran Milne and Roya Naderi. Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser
Merlene While and Meg Hannington.
Camera IconMerlene While and Meg Hannington. Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser
Charlie Pierce, Lin Ewen and Karine David.
Camera IconCharlie Pierce, Lin Ewen and Karine David. Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser
Terrel Lacey and Vernice Gillies.
Camera IconTerrel Lacey and Vernice Gillies. Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser
Kristen English, Kena English, 6, and Barbara Pierce.
Camera IconKristen English, Kena English, 6, and Barbara Pierce. Credit: Josiah McMeekin/Albany Advertiser

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