CWA group council meets in Young

The four local CWA branches were represented at the CWA’s South West Group Council meeting held in Young rooms on March 6.

President Linda Willding welcomed members and guests an asked that the guests be given freedom of the meeting

News from Head Office: A President’s visit and FACTS Day is in the pipeline.

CWA of NSW donated $50,000 from the disaster fund to Sir Ivan’s fire victims and have set up a committee with the Dunedoo personal to distribute the money as money also was donated from outside the branches

Three applications for the Edna Sharrock Memorial Scholarship were received.

Catherine Anderson from Cowra received the CWA Cowra Medical Grant and the Phillip Group Scholarship was awarded to Emma and William Dixon from Quandialla

Knitted teddies, calico dolls and knee rugs are still needed  

President Linda reported on her CWA activities.

These included two events in Cowra, the screening of Ben Hall the movie and Canimbla Branch 70th Birthday.

She also reported on Women Walk the World which is coming up on March 26 and the coming South Pacific ACWW Conference in New Zealand.

Judy Houghton, the Executive Representative told of State President, Annette Turner’s busy schedule.

CWA NSW has a closed Facebook page for members only.

Judy told a talk given by two women suffering Lyme Disease who have finally found a doctor from the Murdoch who is taking it on board.

Treasurer Rowena Casey gave an up to date report on donations given to Head Office and charities.

A mini treasurer’s day will be held at the August meeting.

All audited books and a copy of the minutes signed by the President to be ready finalized by October 16.

All State raffle books must be back by April 21.

Ruth Daintith asked for an A4 size paper depicting the “Top of the World”.

Remember Nepal is the Country of Study for 2017.

Ag & Environment Officer Janice Ward was an apology but sent along information on the safety of quad bikes.

A four year old girl saw an echidna and sent a letter to David Attenborough who sent her a reply.

The competition for June is a best recycled article using newspaper and the best arrangement of natives in a recycled vase.

Australian nectarines are now being exported to China. The State Seminar has been changed to September 4 and 5.

The Handicraft and Land Cookery Day was held in Boorowra on Wednesday, March 15.

Thank you Tammy Cameron for the Handicraft Book manual you put together.

Geraldine reminded members there is an overlocking and weaving day in Dubbo on June 21 and 22. For details contact her on 0422353499.

Margie Ryan has again entered the Wagga Daily Award for Publicity.

Thank you to all for the publicity items on CWA, please keep them coming.

CWA Canimbla 2017 calendars are available from members.

Mrs Rose Adler, Harden said grace before the lunch break.

After lunch the meeting resumed with talk on preparations for the century Conference in 2022.

A committee of five members will be helping to organise this event.

The projector and screen have been delivered.

Lila Warren won the competition and $29.90 was collected for ACWW.

The next meeting in Young Rooms on June 5. Members to bring our lunch.