Let’s celebrate the women of the Maranoa

Guest speaker Tina Coco addresses the Zonta breakfast

Guest speaker Tina Coco addresses the Zonta breakfast

The women of the Maranoa are pretty amazing and what better way to celebrate them then with breakfast, good company and conversation!

The Zonta Club of Roma invited the wonderful women of the region to attend their International Women’s Day breakfast at Explorer’s Inn on Tuesday.

About 100 ladies of all ages attended the breakfast to hear guest speaker Tina Coco, State Clincial Manager and Nursing Director of DonateLife Qld.


Ms Coco spoke about her experience in promoting the importance of organ and tissue donation throughout the world.

“[Organ donation] should be a decision that people learn about when they’re alive and well, make that decision, whether it’s yes or no and tell their family,” Ms Coco said.

“Women are the decision makers in families and they’re the ones who educate their own families and the community,”

International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world.

Brooke Ashton, President of Zonta Roma Club says women play an integral part of our community.

“International Women’s Day is a way to recognise women in the community, especially women like Tina are quite inspiration and do really good things,” Ms Ashton said.


Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy MP attended the breakfast to help praise the women of Maranoa.

“We here to celebrate the achievements of all women throughout our community, and in fact the world…and the women of the Zonta Club have done a fantastic job in organising this breakfast,” Ms Leahy said.