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May 23, 2018

The Yarrawonga border CWA branch alongside members of the Corowa branch enjoying their Women Walk the World for Water morning tea.

On April 25 Yarrawonga Border Branch Country Women’s Association of Victoria (CWA) representatives laid wreathes at local Anzac services.

April 26 saw CWA members joined by Corowa Branch members and friends for their “Women Walk the World for Water” (WWWW) event.
They walked ‘around’ water to raise funds for Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) projects such as the “Water and Sanitation Project” which ensures water and sanitation in third world countries.
At 8.30 am the walkers met at the Traffic Bridge in Yarrawonga then walked over the water – crossing Lake Mulwala and the Murray River into Mulwala N.S.W or took the shortcut through Club Mulwala carpark.
Past the lush greens of Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, across the Weir bridge over the Murray River again and back into Yarrawonga before finishing at the CWA Hall where a welcome cuppa and beautiful morning tea awaited.
ACWW connects rural and non-rural women.
Donations collected represent Woman to Woman funding to help where most needed.
Members worked tirelessly in preparation for the annual fete on the first Saturday in May.
The Fete realised a satisfactory result thanks to generous local support.
Cakes were the most popular items on sale closely followed by fresh vegies and Devonshire tea.
We had a very happy winner of “the Monster Food Hamper” raffle.
Several members then attended the CWA Sunday Church service which is always held on the first Sunday in May.
The local Branch rotates around the various Churches in Yarrawonga –Mulwala.
This year the CWA visited St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church Yarrawonga where they were warmly welcomed to worship by Fr. Neil Hicks.
Members participated in scripture readings and at the conclusion of the service were invited to mingle with parishioners over a delicious morning tea.
Branch member Gwen Younger received an invitation to the State 90th Birthday Garden Party which was held under the trees of “Umina”, which is Head Office property of CWA.
This party was attended by the Governor of Victoria who is also Patron for CWA, and other dignitaries. Fine food and conversation was the order of the day.
Now the focus is the up-coming State Conference on May 30 to June 2 to be held at Williamstown Town Hall.
Williamstown was chosen as the venue because it was the site of one of the first official functions held by CWA back in 1928.
Branch Craft continues on the first and third Fridays of the month.
June is featuring cooking. All welcome, contact Jennie 57487152.
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