Spence Club Marks One Year with White Party to Raise Funds for White Ribbon Campaign

November 20th, 2015

Adelaide-based young women’s networking group, Spence Club Inc, will celebrate its first birthday with a White Party that also tackles the serious issue of domestic violence.

To be held on November 27 at Mercedes-Benz Adelaide, just two days after White Ribbon Day, the dinner party will bring together young female leaders, VIPs, White Ribbon Ambassadors and guests to raise funds for the campaign.

Spence Club founder Lauren Zwaans is excited by the club’s growth since forming one year ago.

“We’ve had a fantastic first year. I’ve been floored by the calibre of young women involved with the club and the level of support from the wider community for our philanthropic efforts,” she said.

“We hold four events throughout the year, each time engaging our members with innovative networking opportunities and donating funds raised to a charity of choice. White Ribbon is a cause close to many of our members’ hearts and it’s encouraging to see the issue of domestic violence receiving more attention in recent times.”

White Ribbon is Australia’s only male led campaign to end men’s violence against women. Guest speaker, Derrick McManus, is both a White Ribbon Ambassador and an international inspirational speaker. He will address both the history of the White Ribbon campaign and introduce his new model for Durability of Human Performance – currently being jointly researched with the UniSA School of Psychology. Derrick is the ex-STAR Group Police Officer who survived being shot 14 times in the 1994 Nuriootpa siege.

Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast co-convenor Cintra Amos said events like the White Party are vital to raise both funds and awareness.

“We know that one woman is killed each week as a result of intimate partner violence in Australia and that domestic violence is the principle cause of homelessness for women and their children, costing Australia nearly $15 billion each year, so this scourge affects all of us and has huge implications for both the economy and the wider community,” she said.

Tickets to the event are available until Sunday and all are welcome.

Event information:
Spence Club White Party
When: Friday, 27 November 2015, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Where: Mercedes-Benz Adelaide Showroom, 20 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Adelaide
Bookings are essential at http://www.trybooking.com/167593.
The event includes a three course dinner and local wines.

Lauren Zwaans
Ph: 0424 565 996,  E: [email protected]

Spence Club Inc is a unique networking group for young female leaders and future leaders in South Australia designed to foster personal and professional connections and raise funds for designated charities.  Spence Club also has a focus on retaining and engaging young talent within the state. To learn more visit www.spenceclub.com.au.