About us

The SBWN network is an inclusive, friendly group of women from a wide variety of professions. One of the most rewarding aspects of membership is the invitation for all members to become involved either as a committee member, or as a helper member in any of the smaller "bite-sized" jobs that help the network. Getting involved is the best way to network and build friendships!

Current Committee

From left: Julie Blackman (Treasurer), Deanne Staley (Events), Shell Beilharz, Elizabeth Gilmore, Gillian Mertens (Publicity), Margaret Ornsby (Digital Media Officer), Dana Hughes (President) Lynda Sainsbury (Membership)  
absent: Terry Guilford (Secretary), Chelsea Taylor (Vice President)

We'd love you to participate in our network!

Enjoy camaraderie and collaboration when you work with us. Make friends, build relationships and take advantage of the fabulous networking opportunities.

If you would like to get involved and support the committee, please contact our President, Dana Hughes at president@sbwn.com.au.

Better still, come and chat to us at one of our events!

Here are some ways you can help...


As a helper, you will be called on (as agreed) to work with our Committee member responsible for the category. You are not expected to attend committee meetings, although you are very welcome to do so! You may attend a special meeting from time to time relating to the special job you are doing.

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We need to encourage members to post on Facebook, increase our “Likes”, make sure photos get uploaded from events and so on.

Dinner Event Helpers

There are many little jobs at a dinner event. Welcoming, setting up, arranging the door prizes, taking photos, speaking, mc-ing, writing the follow up articles for the newspapers, website, looking after guests, setting out place cards – so much! The more help we have the easier it is on everybody! 

Or, you might like to run and plan your own dinner event! Pick one event for the year and make it yours!

Join our Committee!


President Dana Hughes 
Vice President Chelsea Taylor 
Minutes Secretary Terry Guilford 
Treasurer  Julie Blackman 
Membership Secretary Lynda Sainsbury 
Digital Media Margaret Ornsby 
Publicity Gillian Mertens 
Events  Deanne Staley 
General Shelly Beilharz 
General Elizabeth Gilmore 

More on the roles here

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