So you're thinking of hosting a Women on the Move event?
This information page is designed to provide you all you need to know to host a successful function.
Membership of Women on the Move is not required to host a function, however in the event of two businesses wishing the same month, first preference will be offered to the business which is a member. If you would like to become a member of Women on the Move, please see our Membership Registration page.
Why host an event?
Promoting your business to other members helps to showcase what you have to offer and gives you a unique opportunity to promote what you do. By hosting an event your marketing can expand outwards to each member’s own personal/professional network in the Toowoomba Community. Word-of-mouth is often an effective but underused marketing tool in the technological age.
In 2017/2018, monies raised at Women on the Move events raised $1000 to help support women & children’s refuge in Toowoomba OzCare Manna House, which supports women & children who have experienced domestic abuse.
When are events held?
Our Networking events are held on the second Wednesday of the month.
You will be contacted by a member of our committee approximately two weeks before the event to ensure preparations are running smoothly. That said, we are a volunteer committee so if this doesn’t happen please contact us with any queries.
You can contact our Secretary by clicking on the link on our website or via our Facebook page. Our committee can assist you with any queries you might have regarding hosting an event.
What you need to provide:
Logo & Business Information – we will require your logo and business information at least 2 weeks prior to the event. We will use this on our ticketing, website and Facebook page.
Light Supper – e.g. mixture of sandwiches, cheese & fruit platters, and/or hot finger food. We also suggest some Gluten Free and Vegetarian options. Please cater for approximately 30 people; there will generally be enough for all who attend, however one of our committee members will keep in close contact with you to update you on ticket bookings.
Drinks – a selection of wines and soft drink/juice/water.
Business Card Draw Prize – members will supply us with their business card which we will use in the draw for them to win a prize donated by your business.
What does WOTM provide?
We will send out details of the event to all members on our database and we will promote the event via our monthly newsletter, Facebook page, and our website. We encourage you to share our newsletter and Facebook posts with your networks to help boost attendee numbers at the event.
On the evening we will greet guests at door, provide them with name tags and collect business cards for the raffle.
We will provide and sell raffle tickets.
We will provide an MC to introduce host’s spokesperson.
5:30pm - Guests will arrive. Women on the Move will have committee members on hand to meet/greet attendees as well as promote the raffle tickets and go through any housekeeping issues for the organisation.
6:00pm - Women on the Move will provide an MC and introduce the spokesperson for this month's host. If a representative from OzCare is in attendance, they will speak to the group about Manna House.
6:30pm – Event officially close, business card draw and raffle will be drawn.