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Skills, meetings, judging on cards

Country Women’s Association Central Wimmera members learnt new skills and created attractive personalised Christmas cards at a group craft day at Warracknabeal.

Branch annual meetings are also about to get underway, with Beulah kicking them off on October 16, closely  followed by all other branches. So it’s a busy time for Beulah president Prue McCreddan and her secretary Jenni Turnbull. 

West Wimmera members enjoyed lovely spring weather for the unveiling of the CWA ‘Friendship Rose’ at Horsham Botanic Gardens where a plaque has been placed.

The gardens rotunda was perfect for the ladies to enjoy a picnic lunch, with members attending from Nhill Twilight, Dimboola, Horsham May, Horsham and Drung South branches. 

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We have had a brief respite for many who by now will be travelling to areas such as Boort, Coleraine and St Arnaud, to name but a few, as judges for country agricultural shows which have swung into action.

At Horsham Show, many members not only entered many of the categories, but also acted as stewards and so on. The ladies enjoyed great success with many prize cards and aggregates to show for their efforts.

Some members also travelled to Royal Melbourne Show to assist in a CWA Cafeteria. 

Soon Christmas goods will be prepared for sale at the annual CWA Christmas Fair at ‘Umina’ on December 7. 

Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids representative Brendan McKinnon recently delivered an assortment of goods, lovingly made by members of Horsham branch craft members, to Ronald McDonald House for distribution to youngsters there or at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The items included quilts, trauma dolls, toy giraffes, slippers, other little teddies, all gratefully received.

Ladies were thrilled to receive a photo and letters of thanks from the recipients. 

Next year’s CWA State Exhibition will be in the redeveloped Ararat Town Hall and the schedule with all details will be included in a January posting – so get busy ladies.

It might be a good time to think about a few days at the Hall Gap holiday house during that time. It’s best get in early. 

The entire October 9, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!