The Yarrawonga/Border Branch of Country Women’s Association of Vic Inc. (CWA) held its Annual General Meeting recently and elected new office bearers for 2017/2018.
Moira Group CWA, President Gwen Younger conducted the elections; President Jennie Hammon, 1st Vice Pesident Sue Jackson, 2nd Vice President Joan Lewis, Treasurer Janet Hayes, International/Community Support Officer Dawn Robertson, Craft Leader Kathy Hunter, Hall Manager Gwen Younger.
CWA Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in the CWA Hall at 21 Hovell Street, Yarrawonga at 10.30 am followed by BYO lunch, an activity or fellowship.
Craft days are held on the first and third Fridays of each month in the CWA Hall, 10am to 2pm. The December Craft Day, Friday, December 1, will be finishing any Un-Finished Objects (UFOs) followed by Christmas lunch. All welcome.
Yarrawonga/Border CWA achieved a second prize in the Lioness Club Exhibit section at the Yarrawonga Show this year.
Members are preparing to bake Christmas cooking for distribution locally and to contribute to the CWA Christmas Fair being held at CWA Head Quarters (3 Lansell Road, Toorak) on Saturday, December 2.
A games day is planned for Thursday, January 18 from 1-3pm at the CWA Hall. Card games and board games will be on offer. Children accompanied by an adult welcome, please book in as places are limited. Gold coin donation includes afternoon tea.
October was Branch Birthday month and members celebrated the 87th birthday with afternoon tea and a beautiful cake made by Gillian Keppel.
Candles were extinguished by Life Members Mrs Morrie Montrose, Mrs Adele Church and Mrs Terry Lyons.
Special guest speaker Mrs Morrie Montrose started by saying she “realised she had been a member for a long time”. Morrie joined the CWA ‘Younger Set” in the mid-1940s at a special meeting called by the Yarrawonga/Border CWA Branch.
Younger Sets had two ‘Godmothers’ from the parent branch. Their main objective back then was supporting war efforts e.g. making camouflage vests, socks for soldiers and collecting ‘fat for Britain’.
Morrie was State Representative/President of Victorian Younger Sets for two years in Yarrawonga Younger Set met in the Mayfair Café, Belmore Street Yarrawonga.
They held balls, dances and tennis competitions and basically had a lot of fun, concluded Morrie.
Each year, CWA of Vic Inc., choose a country to study.
For 2017 it has been Denmark and each meeting the International/Community Support Officer presents information to branch members about the Country of Study.
Yarrawonga /Border Branch partnered with Mulwala Primary School to study Denmark. CWA members were invited to their Denmark Cultural/Harmony Day in March to experience Lego, building a Sydney Opera House, making Danish pastries, traditional weaving and playing Kube.
Students were invited to CWA’s Denmark Day in August.
Twelve students and two teachers arrived and were welcomed by a Crown Princess Mary look a-like.
Each student gave a presentation titled “Why I would like to visit Denmark” shared their knowledge and confidently addressed the gathering. Danish style food was enjoyed for lunch. 2018 Country of Study is Peru.
For CWA enquiries contact Jennie Hammon ph. 03 57487152 mob. 0417 501 027
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All welcome to meetings, craft and functions etc.