Great Southern Ladies Luncheon


Thanks to the generous support of Women in Business and Regional Development, PARAQUAD SA is very pleased to announce that our Inaugural Great Southern Ladies Luncheon on Friday 3rd May 2013 raised $3,500 for the upkeep of our wheelchair-accessible housing complex at Corriedale Park in Mount Gambier. The feedback from the sponsors and guests has been extremely positive regarding the speakers, format, venue and excellent food and service. Due to this positive feedback, PARAQUAD SA is pleased to confirm that the event will be staged annually in Mount Gambier. Please note that the date for the 2014 event is still to be confirmed, but should be identified by early June 2013. As soon as the date is confirmed, we will be in contact with you.


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PARAQUAD SA takes this opportunity to thank our guest speakers – Lynda Croser, Dr Anne Johnson and Toni Vorenas, our host – Alan Richardson, and the events supporters – Andersons Solicitors, Women in Business and Regional Development Inc, Haselgrove Wines, Commodore on the Park, Police Credit Union, Punters Corner and HOMECARE PLUS.

Michael Vickers

Manager – Public Relations & Events

Short Review

Guestspeakers - Lynda Croser, Toni Vorenas & Dr Anne Johnson

Guestspeakers – Lynda Croser, Toni Vorenas & Dr Anne Johnson

Over 70 guests attended the inaugural Great Southern Ladies Luncheon at the Commodore Motel in Mount Gambier where Lynda Croser of Live Life Designs, Dr Anne Johnson of Community Engagement and Toni Vorenas of Metro Bakery and Cafe in conversation with Alan Richardson gave inspiring insights into their careers and the recent transitions they have made.  Each talked about how establishing a business in a regional town assisted them both personally and professionally – you can never underestimate the loyalty that locals give you was a clear message.

Mr Neeson, CEO thanking everyone for attending

Mr Neeson, CEO thanking everyone for attending

Over $3,000 was raised to support the ongoing maintenance requirements of the Corriedale Park units that provide spinal injury patients with temporary and respite accommodation.  Paraquad SA has made a huge investment in Mount Gambier and Home Care Plus their commercial arm in the Limestone Coast employs over 90 staff locally.

A big thanks goes to Andersons Solicitors for their generous sponsorship of this prestigious event.





Friday 3rd May 2013

Time: 11.45am for 12 noon start to 3.00 pm

Where:  Commodore on the Park, 1 Jubilee Highway East, Mt Gambier

Cost: $55.00 each or $500 table of 10 (input taxed)

Bookings: Olivia boffa 08 8355 3500 or complete Great Souther Ladies Luncheon flyer


PARAQUAD SA is proud to present our inaugural Great Southern Ladies Luncheon on Friday 3rd May 2013, from 11.45am to 2.30pm at the Commodore on the Park.

The event is proudly supported by Andersons Solicitors, Women in Business and Regional Development Inc, Haselgrove Wines, Commodore on the Park, Police Credit Union and HOMECARE PLUS.

PARAQUAD SA’s inaugural Great Southern Ladies Luncheon has been organised to promote and recognise the many South East women who have found success in their chosen fields. This event features a host on the couch and in conversation with a panel of three of the South East’s leading ladies, discussing their passions, the road to success, and even some of the obstacles they have had to overcome along the journey.

The guest speakers for the 2013 Great Southern Ladies luncheon are confirmed as Lynda Croser (Live Life Designs), Dr. Anne Johnson (President of KidSafe) and Toni Vorenas (Metro Bakery).

PARAQUAD SA expects up to 100 guests to join us at the inaugural luncheon, which will feature a 3 course meal and drink on arrival, silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $55 each or a table of 10 for $500.

Funds raised from the event will support the upkeep of PARAQUAD SA’s Corriedale Park Accessible Housing Projectin Mount Gambier.

For more information or to book tickets, please email

To download the Great Southern Ladies Promotional Poster, click here.
To download the Great Southern Ladies Invitation, click here.