Country Women’s Association news

Find out what’s happening in the Country Women’s Association.Here is an update on what’s happening inside the Country Women’s Association around the Mid North Coast.

Congratulations to Colleen Yates of Gloucester CWA Evening Branch who successfully contested the election at State Conference and is now a State Vice President of CWA NSW.

Colleen has been a dedicated member of CWA for many years and this is a great achievement for her and I am sure all the branches within the Mid North Coast, her home area, along with the whole of the state will get behind her and work to continue to promote the good name of CWA.

News from the branches within MNC Group is as follows:

At the recent meeting members congratulated Dorothy Secomb on her achievement at the National Championships held in Perth where she entered into the 35th Australian Blind Bowlers Association Championships, B2 Ladies pairs, and came home with a gold medal.

Once again showing folk that CWA is not all Tea and Scones, that some members have afflictions and can overcome them, and win Gold Medals.

Dorothy makes the most of her restricted eyesight and helps promote the many aids from Vision Australia.

The Nambucca Heads branch will be holding their International Day on 2014 Country of Study, on Botswana, Glocon July 31 with a feast of cooking, culture and memories from the guest speaker.

Member Claire Reynolds, who represented the branch at 2014 State Conference held in Griffith, gave members an interesting and comprehensive report on the conference at the June meeting.

Congratulations to Jessie Burley who gained first place in the State Agriculture and Environment competition for a recycled item – a butterfly brooch made from recycled zippers.

In the absence of President Helen Yates joint Vice President Margery Phair chaired the meeting and conveyed best wishes to Helen who was undergoing medical treatment and all wished her a speedy return to good health.

Visitor Ann Williamson was welcomed to the meeting also.

July will be a busy month for members starting with a lunch at member Marie Laurie’s Moppy property on July 1.

The branch members were also present at the NAIDOC Celebrations that were held at Billabong Park on July 6, serving scones and tea and coffee.

Members will conduct a stall at the “Chill Out”festivities in Gloucester on July 26.

The combined International day with the Evening CWA Branch will be held July 29 with BotswanaWalla being the theme.

During the June meeting International Officer Sandy Tebbet informed members that diamond minis in the mainstay of Botswana’s economy.

Plans are in hand for an Antiques and Collectables Fair to be held at the CWA Rooms, Gloucester on September 6.

There will be a large display of collectable items and the opportunity to purchase bric-a-brac. Morning tea and lunch will be available.

Branch members congratulated member Merle Barber on gaining first place with her exquisite beaded Moroccan Woman that took out the International Handicraft section at State Level at the State Conference at Griffith.

Another one of the members, Pauline Graves, was thrilled to receive a Highly Commended for her project books in the Moore Award Agricultural & Environment Section on her first attempt.

The branch held their international Day on BOTSWANA in May and this had followed on from a very successful 50th Birthday Celebration for the Branch in April.

Congratulations, albeit belated, go out to long time member Edna Holz, who was awarded Life Membership of the Branch and also received her 50 yearMedallion during the March Group Council meeting hosted by Forster CWA Branch.

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