Cowra branch of CWA calls for new members

Cowra CWA branch will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 11am.

At last month's meeting, Jane Doolan spoke of Operation Christmas Box and Hannah Murphy was presented with her 2019 Cowra Branch Medical Education Grant award by President Norma Power.

Members will be gathering as usual from 10am for a friendly cuppa and a chat in the MPR (between Cowra Art Gallery and Cowra Library).

Every woman (over 18), is most welcome to join us.

If you are in town and would like to sit for a little while, come along. We are an eclectic group ranging vastly in ages and life experiences. All of us though, share one extremely important factor in common – the welfare of rural and country women and their families.

Having first been established for this very purpose in November 1923, the Country Women's Association of NSW – Cowra Branch is one of (if not the oldest) purely volunteer groups in Cowra.

At the peak of its existence, numbers were in the 100s.

Members regularly catered for all social functions within the town.

The Branch even boasted as a life member, a very well-known name – the late Mrs Patricia Fagan. In the 1970's membership had slipped to 130-160, unfortunately now it is below 15. 

It is extremely difficult, to keep fullfilling our functions, we need new and younger women to embrace our combined efforts.

The women of the CWA have been initiators, fighters and lobbyists.

They have made localities into communities by providing social activities and educational, recreational and medical facilities.We do need help to continue achieving this.

As the Branch, sends off out to State Conference our two Delegates (Norma Power and Heather Wood's) to Albury for a week of deliberations we are in preparation for a proposed Garage Sale, to be held on April 6. More information in future weeks.

Anyone wishing further information, please contact 6345 3155 or 6342 1240. Email: cowracwa@gmail.com. Or go to our website cowracwa.com