Event Information
Meet the Team

Core Committee   Wider Committee


 

Wider Committee

Ashlee White

Stalls Coordinator

Cowrie Station, Birdsville Track

Ashlee has been apart of the CCLD since 2015. After attending the 2014 event at Betoota. “I was completely blown away by the event and the dynamic group of women who work so hard to keep it going for the rest of us. I knew I had to somehow be involved with these ladies and this fantastic event! Especially as after attending, I was able to take so much away from it.”

Having grown up in the Channel Country, Ashlee knows first hand how CCLD is such a blessing to woman like herself. “Women in general spend most of the year putting themselves second. Particularly women who live remotely; we spend all year assisting in property management both day to day and book work, we raise children and support husbands, brothers, sisters, put on our HR hats from time to time and also find time to cook, clean and be apart of our communities. Most women have a hard time taking off all those hats and spending time on themselves without feeling guilty. Events like the Channel Country Ladies weekend, give them a chance to come together with other remote women and temporarily shrug off all those responsibilities and recharge themselves.”

Tracy Sargent

Merchandise and Raffle Co-ordinator

Eromanga

Tracy and her family live on a property west of Eromanga. Over the years, as her kids were growing up, many weekends were spent attending gymkhanas, campdrafts and other events across the Channel Country, and they always enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and generous hospitality that accompanied these events.

Tracy’s attended four Channel Country Ladies Days, and says it’s hard to pick a favourite.

“It’s hard to choose, each one has its own special highlights. Gatsby dress ups at Betoota was a great laugh, though, I would have to say that it’s hard to go past the first event at Durham,” she says. “It was such an adventure, not quite knowing what to expect; the slippery drive in after a storm, and the anticipation and excitement of spending the weekend with ‘a bunch of girls’!”

Tracy loves being a part of the team that creates such a meaningful annual event.

Laura Hagan

Decorations Coordinator

Quilpie

Laura, our Decorations Coordinator, has lived in Quilpie for the past couple of years, and absolutely loves life in the Channel Country.

Her first CCLD event was last year in Quilpie. “The fun and vibrant energy at the event is what inspired me to join the committee” she says.

“I have always wanted to get involved in a committee, especially one that empowers women. I’m really looking forward to seeing what goes on behind the scenes to then see all that hard work go towards such an incredible fun event.”

Laura loves planning parties, so we reckon we’ve found the perfect match for the gig and bet you’ll love what team has in store for our 2022 event!

Emily Still

Beauty Co-ordinator

Toowoomba

Our Beauty Coordinator Emily lives in Toowoomba, Queensland. Emily grew up in the Channel Country on Naryilco Station, “the red dirt country will always be in my heart,” she says.

Emily has attended three Channel Country Ladies Day events; as an attendee in Jundah and Thargomindah, and as a committee member in Quilpie last year.

After running her hairdressing stall at Jundah she was so inspired she decided to join the committee. “I know how important this event is to the women of the out there. It’s so uplifting for all of us.”

Emily’s favourite memory is the amazing African Drumming classes from Jundah. She is looking forward to catching up with everyone in Windorah!

Tahna Jackson

Scholarship Programme Co-ordinator

Mareeba, North Queensland

Jenny Peacock

Arts and Workshop Co-ordinator

Charleville

Jenny comes to our committee from Charleville although she has lived in the South West for the past 20 years.

Jenny has only attend one previous Channel Country Ladies Day, but that one experience inspired her to join the team.

“I love how the the event promotes women’s self-worth. It really empowers women of all ages to reach their full potential,” she says.

“What I’m most looking forward to about this year is seeing all the planning for the event come to fruition, making a positive impact on the women who attend and making new friends.”

More team members will be introduced shortly…