Although the ladies of Woodstock CWA are small in number, they are huge on community activities and involvement and 2017 has been a fun and fulfilling year.
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Our rooms at Woodstock house the clinic of the Community Nurse and we have a visiting doctor now, so a great deal of our fund-raising goes to keep our rooms up-to-date and available to the wider community.
Every month we host an afternoon tea for all the folk of the village and the conversation flows in all sorts of interesting directions, along with the tea, sandwiches and cakes.
In June we had a great Creative Afternoon when Di White from Cowra showed us all how to make beaded necklaces.
The Woodstock ladies and our visitors from other branches went away very contented by our lovely afternoon tea and proudly wearing their new jewellery.
We had so much fun, we hope Di will join us for another workshop in 2018.
Meryl Lees joined us in August and told all our guests about her work in making quilts and other necessary items for charities that included Westmead Hospital.
Everyone was stunned at the amount of thought and time Meryl and her daughter have put into their work over many years and we were very happy to donate to her costs.
Cowra should be rightly proud of these wonderful quiet achievers.
Shortly after, we held our judging of the Woodstock Primary School student’s entries into the CWA International study of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
Our judges were extremely impressed with the improvement in the student’s standard of work and with two local speakers telling fascinating stories about their travels to Nepal – the day was a great triumph.
September is our Woodstock CWA’s major fundraiser of the year – catering for visitors to the Woodstock Show and it was a very successful year at our very, very successful village Show.
October’s meeting was our AGM and our 2018 president is Anne Graham, Vice-President Joy Drury, Treasurer Kit Cooley and Secretary Sue Maynes, while many of the other roles were claimed by our enthusiastic members – it is great to have a vibrant group of volunteers and the branch committee thank them all very much for their ongoing assistance.
To close the year 2017, our November meeting was also our Christmas Party and 23 ladies from in and around the village joined us to celebrate a great year and an even better 2018.
We enjoyed Christmas Q and A, created a Christmas Story scene and played Sad Santa, and although there was a great ‘chase’ for a wine-shaped and wrapped bottle which turned out to be soda water, every lady went away with an armload of gifts and a great deal of new laughter lines. Extra special thanks from our ladies to Lyn Peterson for decorating our rooms with Christmas flare!
Next year kicks off with a great first meeting in February, so please consider joining us on Tuesday February 2oth – all are very welcome. Until then the ladies of Woodstock CWA wish one and all a very merry, blessed, joyous and peaceful Christmas.
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