Former jockey and Sky Racing presenter Priscilla Schmitz was guest speaker at Harrington Evening VIEW Club’s International Women’s Day lunch.
Priscilla, who lives in Port Macquarie, was born into a racing family, but injuries forced her to retire from riding. She remains heavily involved in the sport as a presenter and is a regular at race meeting in the Mid North Coast and beyond with her duties with Sky.
She spoke of her life as a jockey, her injuries and how Michelle Payne’s Melbourne Cup win in 2015 paved the way for women in this sport.
Harrington Evening VIEW’s president Cathy Callen-Zarb welcomed more than 100 guests to the International Women’s Day brunch at Harrigans conference centre.
The theme of the day was “Press for Progress” and the brunch celebrated 107 years of women’s achievements.
VIEW stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women.
VIEW is a leading women's national volunteer organisation, providing the opportunity for women from all walks of life to meet regularly, establish lasting friendships and help disadvantaged Australian children through supporting the work of children’s charity, The Smith Family.
Driven by the mission of creating social change in Australian communities, VIEW empowers women to have their voices on issues of importance for the future wellbeing of Australian society.
There are more than 300 VIEW Clubs around Australia open to women of all ages. VIEW offers a friendship network, providing fun and a sense of purpose for members through supporting the education of disadvantaged Australian children.
As a valued part of The Smith Family, VIEW members help to change the lives of young Australians in need through fundraising, volunteering, advocating and sponsoring disadvantaged students on The Smith Family's Learning for Life program.
Together VIEW clubs sponsor more than 1100 disadvantaged students through the Learning for Life program.