A pink wave hit the Royal Port Pirie Yacht Club on Friday as Fairfax Regional Media launched the new social media site ConnectPink.
The Recorder and The Flinders News hosted the event with more than 50 guests learning about the site and its benefits for country women.
Connectpink.com.au will help women in rural Australia to network, do business and make friends.
Multi-media manager Jenny Wainwright gave a presentation about the website.
“This is not just our initiative; there are hundreds of newspapers doing the same thing tonight,” she said.
“It is a new concept that I can see becoming bigger than Facebook.”
She talked about the association of ConnectPink and the McGrath Foundation.
“The entire membership fee goes to the McGrath foundation that does amazing work helping women battling cancer in regional areas,” she said.
“There are a lot of benefits for businesses that, with ConnectPink, will be showcased to a great number of people.”
Resident Barbara Camporeale said this was a great idea for her business.
“ConnectPink has a good concept for regional women and I will join as a business,” she said.
For Sue Chivell, who signed up as member at the launch, ConnectPink will be an informative tool.
“I like that it gives relevant information for my region and that it would be coming from professionals from the media,” she said.
Women at the launch were enthusiastic about helping the foundation.
“This is a wonderful idea to not only connect with other people from our region, but also help the foundation,” said Cancer Council ambassador for our region Deb Palmer.
“It is $5 membership a year, but if everyone comes on board, it will make a huge difference.
“This is a great cause and I am going to join.”
Julianne Hill came from Crystal Brook to support the new website.
“This is a great cause and I like the idea of changing the charity we would support every 12 months,” she said.
“I am sure ConnectPink will be well supported.”
Tourism officer for the Southern Flinders Anna Del Rio approved the concept.
“I can see how much it can grow. It is a good way to do business in a profitable way, help others and connect with other women,” she said.