Our hall of femme

Treasurer Patricia Chandler and other members of the Inner Wheel Club of Rockingham and Kwinana.
Treasurer Patricia Chandler and other members of the Inner Wheel Club of Rockingham and Kwinana.

Some would say the fairer sex has developed a keen sense of knowing when and how to best compromise, but women’s uncompromising efforts to support each other and their communities through thick and thin by establishing groups and organisations has helped shape the development of WA.

Several women’s groups in Rockingham and Kwinana are among 83 that will be acknowledged at the WA Women’s Hall of Fame ‘Recognition’ ceremony at Government House tonight.

Local Inner Wheel, women’s Probus clubs, the Penguin Club, Soroptimists, Business and Professional Women WA and the Wasarians are just a few that will feature in an evolving compendium of women’s groups that hark back to the 1890s.

Researched by Elaine Dowd in her study Women’s Business: mapping women’s groups in Western Australia, the list is by no means complete, and details can be added by visiting the website at www. powerof100.com.au.

The Inner Wheel Club of Rockingham and Kwinana was formed in 1985 by the female relatives of local Rotarians, but eagerly accepts women members from all walks of life following a constitutional change in May last year.