The Country Woman
Official Publication of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales
87th Annual Conference
~ Committee Reports ~ Competition Results ~
~ Conference Overview ~
Pride in our Past — Faith in our Future
Volume 50 No 03
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From the Editor Contents
While flying to Broken Hill for State Features
Conference, passengers had a clear view of the
effects of the drought in the western regions. Competition Results 9
This sunburnt country needs weeks of rain to Who won what
recover from being so thirsty for so long. The
country there does have beauty of its own with
Conference Overview 10
the russet colours and beautiful sunsets. It Resolutions Carried and Editor’s Day-
was very enjoyable to be there. by-Day
Competitions have been entered and won and Committee Reports 15
congratulations to all who were successful.
The Garry Essay competition was closely Find out what each committee is up to
contested and your thoughts on Australia’s next
role as a Republic or a Monarchy were well
expressed. The Judge had a very hard time Regulars
deciding the winner. Next year’s topic is “do State President’s Letter 4
manners matter in today’s society?” Executive OfÀcer’s Report 5
Come on ladies, rise to Mrs Roberts’ challenge News from Head OfÀce 6
of bringing in at least one new member each
Letters to the Editor 7
in this coming year… astound us with your
efforts! ACWW Pre-Conference Tour 24
International Days are being held, or are Welcome New Members 26
coming up, so if you send a photo of your From our Branches 28
function please take it while the tables look
Garden of Remembrance 34
attractive and with plenty of light on your
subjects. This makes the photo reproduce
better in the Journal. One photo only please. Important Dates 2009
Enjoy your days. July
20-23 State Executive Meeting
Imagination is the highest kite one can Áy - Lauren
Bacall 18-21 Country Women’s Association of Australia
April 2009 Journal Corrections
New staff member Peta’s last name was misspelt. It
should be Beadman, not Beardman. 30 Education Grant application forms due at
There is an error in the State Handicraft General
Competition Rules in the April Journal. On page 16 30 International Primary School Book competition
under “COMMITTEE PRIZE for QUILTS” there is a entries close
sentence out of place.
It should read “COMMITTEE PRIZE for QUILTS. This
1 Membership fees due
is not a new section; entries will be taken from any
section of the schedule. All quilts MUST have a label 15 Rural Women’s Day
attached stating ALL WORK has been completed by 31 Branch OfÀce Bearer’s forms due at HO
entrant. (This does not apply to section F.)”
Motto 5 Cultural Competition entries close
Honour to God, 15 Group OfÀce Bearers forms due at HO
Loyalty to the Throne,
15 Cultural Record Book entries close
Service to the Country,
Through Country Women, 16-19 State Executive Meeting
For Country Women, 30 Group Annual Report due at Head OfÀce
By Country Women 30 International Book Competition entries close
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 3
State President’s Letter
Dear members, Together with Mrs Fergusson and Mrs Coull, I took
part in a Leadership/Information Day at Junee,
Broken Hill welcomed us for
Hume Group and then at Holbrook, Murray Group,
our State Conference with
the latter being held on April Fool’s Day, which must
open arms and very pleasant
have been why Pam and I misread (or maybe, were
weather. It was great to return
‘mislead’?) the ‘mud map’ and managed to get lost on
to this unique inland city for
the back roads between Eurongilly and Holbrook!
our Annual General Meeting
after some 36 years and I’m I spent a week in Sydney from Easter Tuesday
sure that all those who were and managed to Àt in an appearance or two at the
able to attend, found it to be a CWA Tea Rooms where it was pleasing to see the
most rewarding and enjoyable constant stream of customers waiting to be served
experience. A State Conference just doesn’t ‘happen’- (34,143 scones were made), as well as noting just how
it takes an inordinate amount of organisation to well our newly updated Coronation Cook Book was
make it a success and for this we have to thank Ms selling. I was also a guest at the OfÀcial Woolworth’s
Wilkins and the Head OfÀce Staff, together with the Dinner at the Show, hosted by Mr Michael Luscombe,
Darling River Group Conference Committee and all CEO Woolworths Ltd. In between all this, there
members of the Group. were three meetings to attend at Head OfÀce as well
as dealing with the birth of a new grand daughter
The inspirational Ecumenical Church Service held
(which required an emergency caesarian) – it was
on Sunday afternoon, set the tone for Conference
quite a week!
and we thank the Ministers Fraternal of Broken
Hill for their participation in the Service. We were Just prior to State Conference, we were thrilled to
honoured to have Mrs Lesley Young, President receive the news that our Coronation Cook Book was
Country Women’s Association of Australia, OfÀcially listed as the “Number I Title in the Food and Drink
Open the Conference followed by the informative Category in Australia” – it appears to be receiving
and entertaining address by Mr Clyde Thomson, unprecedented interest and demand, which is great
Executive Director (South Eastern Section), Royal publicity for our Association and a very rewarding
Flying Doctor Service of Australia. Other Guest outcome for all those involved in the project.
Speakers were Mrs Donna-Lee Wynen who gave
Conference Theme this year was “Aspiring and
an inspiring presentation titled “Outback and
Achieving” and with this in mind, I issued a challenge
Underground”, and Mrs Deirdre Edwards who spoke
to all those present, which was for each of them to
on the Art World in Broken Hill, particularly in
make a concerted effort to sign up a new member in
relation to women artists.
the coming year and I would now extend this challenge
The State Choir again played an important role in the to each and every one of you. Our Association will
Church Service and the Opening. I congratulate Mrs only continue to be a viable organization if we have
Marie De La Torre, Conductor; Mrs Llewella Evans, the addition of new members to become interested
Accompanist; and all members of the Choir for their and involved in all aspects of our work.
input. Congratulations are extended to newly elected
With warm regards to all,
State OfÀce Bearers, namely Mrs Denise Turnbull as
Honorary State Treasurer and; Miss Kit Bright and
Mrs Robyn Wright as State Vice Presidents and wish
them well with their new roles. I also extend a very
warm welcome to the ten new Group Representatives
to State Executive, whilst at the same time, thanking
all those standing down from the various positions, State President’s Itinerary 2009
for their invaluable expertise, input and support of
our Association during their time on State Executive. June
9-12 Gwydir Group Tour
The motions on the agenda attracted vigorous and
22-26 Castlereagh Country Group Tour
well researched debate. The Exhibitions mounted by
the various State Committees were well presented July
and created a great deal of interest. Our next 6-10 Oxley Group Tour
Conference will be held at Port Macquarie on the Mid 17 Club Management Meeting
North Coast. 19-23 Executive Meeting
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Executive OfÀcer’s Report
This year the CWA “road train”
arrived in Broken Hill for its 87th
Potts Point Property Update
Annual General Meeting and At the Annual Conference members were provided
Conference. It was a delight to with an update on the progress of the Potts Point
hold the event in such a unique redevelopment.
city, and again we were delighted
Peckvonhartel (pvh) briefed members on the steps
to see so many members attend as
undertaken in the past year. The steps (which have
either delegates or observers and
already been advised to members in previous editions
support both their Association and
of the Journal) included:
• The engagement of an independent town planner
The Conference Organising Committee is to be and view expert
congratulated for all their hard work in organising the • A meeting with the City of Sydney strategic
event at a local level. The Darling River Group is a very planners
small Group which deals with “tyranny of distance” • Meetings with Senior Counsel.
issues, so to undertake such an enormous exercise and
A recent meeting held with Senior Counsel in late
make it work is very commendable. It was also pleasing
March 2009 covered all the issues impacting on
to see the participation of the other Groups in Zone
the CWA’s proposed development application (DA),
2, namely Hume, Murray, Murrumbidgee-Lachlan,
Riverina and Sturt providing assistance in a number of
• The Urban Design Study
ways. I think members would agree the co-operation of
• Statement of Environmental Effects
all involved produced a great result.
• Examples of Objections to other local development
The smooth running of the conference is (in no small • Overshadowing and views
way) due to the excellent contribution by Erin Robison. • The CWA background.
Once again Erin project managed the event, and her
Following this meeting Senior Counsel recommended
attention to detail and dedication is invaluable. Special
that the lodgment of the DA be deferred to allow pvh
thanks to Erin, and also Luisa Deacon and Leah Gaskell
to work with the planners involved in the Urban
who managed registration, the CWA Shop and the CWA
Design Study, and to work with the view consultants
visuals. I thank them for their commitment.
(and others) to develop a scheme that minimises
Every year we work to improve conference procedures impacts on local amenities.
and we will continue to do so. Issues always arise which
In addition, key CWA members will meet with the
highlight that “perhaps it is time for change”, and of
Lord Mayor and the Minister for Planning to discuss
course with the completely new format for 2010 we will
the CWA’s issues and situation.
be initiating ways to ensure the new format is successful.
The Property Sub-Committee will continue to work
On page 8 you can Ànd a donation slip for the Disaster
with all parties to ensure the DA lodged addresses all
Relief Fund. Individual members can make a tax
the issues, with a view to achieving the best possible
deductible donation before the end of the Ànancial year
outcome for the Association.
on 30 June, with any donation over $2.00 valid for a tax
receipt. The Fund continues to be used to help families New OfÀce Bearers 2009/2010
affected by circumstances beyond their control. This
year included victims of the Victorian bushÀres and Congratulations to the following members, who were
Queensland Áoods. elected to their new positions at the 2009 Annual
Please note that the 2009/10 membership fee has been State Honorary Treasurer
set as follows: Mrs Denise Turnbull
Annual Subscription $29.00
Conference fee $2.20 Bourke Evening Branch, Far Western Group
TSP fee $0.50 State Vice Presidents
Total fee $31.70 Mrs Elaine Armstrong
Donna Wilkins Oura Branch, Riverina Group
Miss Kit Bright
Moss Vale Branch, Wollondilly Group
Medical Research Project 2009/2010 Mrs Jocelyn Cameron
Rowena Branch, Barwon Group
Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Mrs Robyn Wright
Research Moruya Branch, Far South Coast Group
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 5
News from Head OfÀce
Rules and Regulations Updates 2009 3. Interest in and knowledge of issues speciÀc to women
and children in rural Australia
Several updates were made to the CWA of NSW 4. Current CV with two nursing referees.
Regulations and Rules at the Special General Meetings
held during the 87th Annual General Meeting in Broken Note: A written report (500 words) is required 6 weeks
Hill. A document outlining these updates is now available post CPD activity to be published in Rural Nurse.
from Head OfÀce, or from the CWA of NSW website. This
Contact: Please forward applications to Dr Marg
will also be distributed as part of Procedures Manual
McLeod, Director Research and Faculties by email
updates at the July Executive Meeting.
email@example.com or post to PO Box 219, Deakin
New CWA Representative on Rural West ACT 2600. To contact the Royal College of
Nursing, Australia call 1800 061 660. Application forms
Women’s Network State Advisory
are available from www.cwaofnsw.org.au Applications
Committee close 30 June 2009
The Rural Women’s Network is a government program
which works in partnership with individuals, groups State Cultural Committee
and non-government agencies to share information and ABC Tour and Seminar
promote action on rural women’s issues. Representatives 11th–12th August 2009
from rural, regional and remote communities are invited to Name ________________________________________________
be on the State Advisory Committee of the Rural Women’s Address ______________________________________________
Network for a term of 3 years. The CWA of NSW has held ________________________________Post Code_____________
a position on the Rural Women’s Network State Advisory Phone ________________ Email _____________________
Committee for many years. Elaine Armstrong (Oura
Branch _________________ Group __________________
Branch, Riverina Group) recently completed her term
as the CWA of NSW Representative on the Committee. Tuesday 11th August
Joy Beames (Dunedoo Branch, Castlereagh Country Tour ABC Ultimo Centre. Cost $6.50 Yes/No (circle)
Group) has now taken on the role and will represent the Wednesday 12th August
Association for the next 3 years. Auditorium Head OfÀce. Cost $15.00 Yes/No
Poetry, Odes, Report writing, Cultural ideas
Make the most of your fuel tax credits
Enclosed $______ plus 1 night’s accommodation
Do you claim fuel tax credits for your business fuel $40.00 per night for members, own room, shared
expenses? There are different rates that apply depending bathroom
on how you use fuel in your business. The fuel tax credit $65.00 per night for non-members own room, shared
calculator is an easy online tool that calculates your bathroom
entitlement. You can Ànd this tool on our website under $80.00 per night for members, twin share, own bathroom
’Rates, calculators and tools’ or at www.ato.gov.au/ $105.00 per night for non-members sharing with
member, own facilities
I wish to have dinner at the Club. Cost $20.00 Yes/No
Heavy diesel vehicles and environmental criteria (circle)
If you use a heavy diesel vehicle on a public road and your I will arrive on ______________ Depart _____________
vehicle is manufactured before 1 January 1996, you must I prefer single/twin share (with ___________________)
I am willing to share Yes/No
meet one of the environmental criteria to claim fuel tax
I require a car space. Yes/No Car rego _____________
credits. To check the current rates or for more information
on calculating fuel tax credits visit www.ato.gov.au or Tick if you require a travel concession (Rail)
phone 13 28 66 between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope
Friday. with your coupon
Rural Nurse’s Scholarship
Country Women’s Association of Australia and the Rural State Cultural Committee
Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, RCNA. Continuing Mrs Gloria Willey
Professional Development Scholarship Application 72 Barlow St, Cambridge Park NSW 2747
New Annual Subscription for 2009/2010: $29.00
Criteria Conference Fees: $2.20
1. Current full paying member of RCNA Triennial Special Purposes Fund (TSP): $0.50
2. An enrolled nurse, registered nurse or midwife who
currently works in a rural health setting Total Payable: $31.70
Page 6 June 2009 The Country Woman
Letters to the Editor
I wish to thank the many CWA members attending the UNE Study School on Egypt, who contributed to the
scarf display. Ninety scarves were on show. Sale of voles plus donations from the Native plant Stall and an
Armidale member’s jewellery stall resulted in $335 being raised for the International Fund.
Friday 27th February, I was privileged to attend the Earle Page Formal Dinner and present the four CWA of
NSW $2,000 equity scholarships. Our association receives very positive recognition from this event.
I am writing to thank CWA for awarding me and Roman I would like to thank you very much for the scholarship
Lancaster the Jopling Education scholarship. This I received through the Weethalle Branch to help with
grant has helped us buy our new school books and shoes my tertiary education. I am currently in my second
for our Àrst year at High School. This has been a very year as a Vet Nurse. I travel to Wagga one night a week
big help for our families and has made the beginning of to attend TAFE plus do one day a week at Narrandera
the year a little less stressful. Vet clinic for prac. With the cost of text books and fuel
costs this money has helped me heaps.
Takhani Gardner Once again thank you very much.
Wingen-Parkville Branch Nicole Jolly
My family has been very fortunate to be awarded the Jopling Scholarship in 2009. The scholarship will be put
towards the educational expenses associated with my children’s schooling. It is with the assistance of my family
and organizations such as yours that I am able to do so.
Thank you for lifting my spirits with this unexpected Ànancial gift. I know that much effort and dedication by
CWA members has made it all possible. To all the CWA members who volunteer their time and work tirelessly
each and every year, please know it does make a difference and it is appreciated.
Julie Braby (Kathleen, Sophie, and Matthew)
Dear Margaret, Executive Committee, Delegates and Observers
I wish to Àrstly thank my group, Darling River Group for asking me to speak at State conference in Broken Hill,
what an experience it was to be present with such a formidable group of women. After the nerves settled and I
heard your Àrst laugh I was comfortable and ready to take you (the individual) on a journey to my wonderful home
town White Cliffs. I was so pleased to have you all participate in the relaxation technique…after all… my aim was
to allow you, to focus on yourself and feel special for a little while.
When you all wiggled in your chairs, kicked off your shoes and so willingly closed your eyes and participated… I
was blown away... and when I heard your ‘Ah’ as I guided you to open your eyes from the seat of your coach and
your saw the majestic sunset awaiting your travel to White Cliffs…I knew then that I deÀnitely had nothing to be
nervous about. What I had envisioned and wanted to achieve had come to life because of you! So I thank you for
allowing me to be present at the conference and I also thank the seven women Judy, Vivienne, Renae, Bea, Anne ,
Colleen and Beverly who came to White Cliffs and visited me just because of the presentation…what a ‘buzz’ that
was and what wonderful women!
Some of the women asked me about the music and about getting copies of my presentation they expressed interest
at wanting to show it to their branch members. I would be more than happy to send a copy of the presentation to
you. Please send me a disc (CD-R 700MB) or memory stick with return postage and address and I will organize
it for you. The music I played at the conference was Tony O’Conner’s Bush Land Dreaming, it can be purchased
through ABC Shops.
Well ladies, thank you for a wonderful memorable experience, I hope that I will meet more of you one day.
Love Light and remember to hug and spread the love.
White Cliffs Branch
PO Box 10, White Cliffs NSW 2836, Ph: 08 8091 6623, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 7
Have a great International Day Dear Madam,
with this $ 12.00 CD (includes postage) I would like to express how much I enjoyed reading
the January/February edition of The Country
Woman. Being a member of Richmond Branch for
over 60 years, now living in Queensland. How well
I remember Castle Hill Branch member, Helen
Chandler, and the time a shy Judy Cadman from
Galston Branch came to Nepean Group meeting.
Congratulations, Judy on well deserved awards and
your continued involvement in the work of CWA.
I enjoyed the information on Country of Study,
Egypt, having travelled there in 1995 where we
were made to feel very welcome, but not enough time
allowed for our visit to the wonderful Tutankhamen
Keep up the good work,
CWA of NSW
Disaster Relief Fund
If interested please contact Wendy Evans on
02 9315 7483 or Jill Rudkins on 02 9759 0390. How to make a tax-deductible
Many thanks, CWA Western Suburbs. donation to the CWA of NSW Disaster Relief Fund.
The CWA of NSW Disaster Relief Fund allows
Dear Editor, tax-deductible donations to be made to support
While mustering cattle and moving them up to people in need.
the yards to truck away up north, my 8 year old
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation
granddaughter, while sitting behind the mob, wrote
this rather sad little poem. It is from a young girl who to the Disaster Relief Fund please complete the
has known little but drought for most of her life. details below and you will be provided with a
Patrisha Hurley receipt for taxation purposes.
Drought Name: ______________________________________
I see skies full of blue, dead roses too
No rain at all makes me want to spew.
I see paddocks full of dirt, so very sad. _____________________________________________
No crops at all makes me want to bawl,
And I think to myself, what crapful years. Post Code: __________________________________
Tasha Hurley, Condobolin Telephone: __________________________________
Dear Editor, I wish to make a gift of: $_____________________
I have just returned from State Conference and found Please make cheque payable to CWA of NSW
it most enlightening, as usual. I agree that we do need
Disaster Relief Fund
to encourage not only new members but young ones as
well. I really don’t think they know or understand what Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible.
we are about. My suggestion is that we maybe have a
press release every now and then just to inform people Send to:
about what we are up to, not just “tea and scones”. CWA of NSW
Maybe we would target not only the ABC programs but PO Box 15
commercial stations as well, even SBS to let newcomers
to the country learn of our Association. Potts Point NSW 1335
Fax: 02 9357 4570
Just a couple of thoughts.
Leonie Pinson For further details please call 02 9358 2923
Cultural OfÀcer, Terrigal Day Branch
Page 8 June 2009 The Country Woman
87th AGM Competition Winners
Past State Presidents’ Award Lister Trophy for Best Group International
Winner Tambar Springs Branch, Namoi Group Report
Runner Up Bigga Branch, Southern Tablelands 1st Central Western Group
Group 2nd Blue Mountains Group
Wagga Daily Advertiser Award for Publicity 3rd Northern Tablelands Group
OfÀcers H/C Murray Group
Winner Jan Humphreys, Pambula-Merimbula Northumberland Group
Branch, Far South Coast Group Oxley Group
1st Kay Cullen, Barellan Branch, Murrumbidgee- RafÁe Results
2nd Anne Dinham, Yamba Branch, North Coast State Conference RafÁe
1st Leanne Avoalon (Binalong)
3rd Teena Miller, Quirindi Branch, Namoi Group
2nd Fay Hoare (Yarrowitch-Tia)
Australian Event Services Award 3rd Elsa Lamont (GrifÀth)
For best increase in membership from 2006 to 2008
State Cultural Committee RafÁe
1st Crookwell Evening Branch, Southern Tablelands
1st Coral Barber (Parkes)
2nd Alison Lawrence (Goulburn Evening)
2nd Tambar Springs Branch, Namoi Group (108%)
3rd B Chivers (Canberra)
3 Coonamble Evening Branch, Macquarie Group
(92%) State Handicraft Committee RafÁe
Moore Agricultural/Environmental Award 1st Velma Walker (Wollondilly)
Winner Milvale Branch, South West Group 2nd Janet Walsh (Berry)
3rd I Vandeinsen
Recycled Article Award
Iris Cross Stitch Molly Belling (Illawarra)
1st Janet de Roy, Mudgee Evening Branch,
Castlereagh Country Group The Land Cookery Committee RafÁe
Helen Sheridan, Eurongilly Branch, Hume Group 1st M Gundry
3rd Jan McKenzie, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra 2nd Nisette Reeling
Group 3rd Carmel Janis
International Doll Competition 4th Y Davis
1st Northern Tablelands Group 5th P Knight
2nd Nepean Group
3rd Gwydir Group
Call for Nominations
H/C Phillip Group
Nominations are called for the following Committees:
Agricultural and Environmental, Residential Club,
Wanthella Group State Cultural, State Handicraft, Hospital Visiting,
Earl Page College Award for Best Show Catering, Social Issues and ‘The Land’
1st Bonny Hills Branch, Mid North Coast Group Nominations close with the Executive OfÀcer on
Friday 3 July, 2009, and should be accompanied by
2nd GrifÀth Branch, Murrumbidgee-Lachlan Group
a citation listing positions held at Branch, Group
3rd Narooma Branch, Far South Coast Group and State level. Nomination forms are available in
H/C Lismore Branch, Far North Coast Group the Procedures Manual (page G14-1-1106) and a
Terrigal Evening Branch, Northumberland copy of the Committee guidelines are available on
Group request from Head OfÀce.
Lawson Branch, Blue Mountains Group Nominations for all Committees will be considered
at the July Executive Meeting, with Committees
holding their election of ofÀcers in November 2009.
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 9
87th Annual Conference Resolutions Carried
Association Activities Health/Social Security
1(b). BURREN JUNCTION BRANCH (Barwon Group): 7. WALGETT BRANCH (Barwon Group):
MANILLA BRANCH (Namoi Group): “That CWA of NSW lobby the Federal and State
Governments to allow rural and remote self-funded
“That the speciÀc Health Research Fund Annual Project
retirees to access the outreach medical services that are
for the year 2009-2010 be Umbilical Cord Blood Stem
provided for pensioners, such as hearing checks in rural
and remote towns, to alleviate the need for travel for
2. State Executive Committee: the self-funded retiree.”
“That the CWA of NSW support the creation of a ‘CWA 8. BOURKE EVENING BRANCH (Far Western Group):
of NSW Day’ to promote awareness of the Association,
“That CWA of NSW approach the Minister for Health
membership retention and expansion.”
requesting substantial Ànancial incentives be offered
3. TERRIGAL BRANCH (Northumberland Group): i) Registered Nurses/Midwives to work in rural remote
communities, especially those communities with large
“That the CWA of NSW request that both Federal and indigenous populations, and
State Ministers of Primary Industry and Agriculture
provide further funding to CSIRO to continue ii) Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Enrolled
investigating the ecological danger of Genetically Nurses from rural remote communities to undertake
ModiÀed Crops to bees, birds and other wildlife which Midwifery Training.”
may ingest these crops.” 9. BOURKE EVENING BRANCH (Far Western Group):
4. OURA BRANCH (Riverina Group): “That CWA of NSW approach the Minister for Health
“That CWA of NSW request the Federal Minister for the and request the Premier’s successful ‘Pilot Attraction,
Environment and the State Minister for Fair Trading Recruitment and Retention Program’ in rural remote
to legislate that Áuorescent light bulbs and compact communities be adopted and expanded beyond 2009.”
Áuorescent lights (CLFs) carry the following warning 10. MURRAMI BRANCH (Murrumbidgee-Lachlan
on the packet: Group):
1. That they are Áuorescent
“That CWA of NSW request the Federal Minister for
2. That they contain mercury Health and Ageing review the Assets Assessments
3. That they need safety measures to be implemented for Permanent Residential Aged Care accommodation
if broken bonds to make them more equitable.”
4. That they should not be disposed of in kerbside 11. COOLAMON BRANCH (Riverina Group):
“That CWA of NSW requests the State Minister for
5. LYNDHURST BRANCH (Central Western Group): Health to improve the management processes and
“That CWA of NSW engages the support of National increase the reimbursement that patients receive
and International Women’s Organisations to lobby from the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation
their Governments to urgently resume World Trade Assistance Scheme, to a level that reÁects the actual
Organisation (WTO) negotiations for the removal of costs incurred whilst visiting major centres in order
tariffs and agricultural subsidies which are distorting to receive essential health care services, that are not
world food markets, damaging the environment and available in their own area.”
hindering the development of sustainable agriculture
throughout the world.”
Transport & Telecommunications
12. ROWENA BRANCH (Barwon Group):
“That CWA of NSW make application and delegation
6. GOODOOGA BRANCH & ROWENA BRANCH to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,
(Barwon Group): Regional Development and Local Government that
“That CWA of NSW urges the Federal Minister for funding for ‘Roads to Recovery’ be indexed relative to
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Road Construction
introduce a tertiary access allowance (exempt from and Maintenance Index.”
income and assets tests) for students, trainees and 13. ROWENA BRANCH (Barwon Group):
apprentices from regional, rural and remote areas who
must live away from home to access tertiary studies.” “That the CWA of NSW make application and delegation
Page 10 June 2009 The Country Woman
to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, country hospitals with a Áow-on effect of loss of medical
Regional Development and Local Government to allocate practitioners and expertise in our country towns.”
a signiÀcant proportion of the Building Australia Fund
Tottenham Branch & Myamley Branch (OXLEY
to the ‘Àrst mile’ of the rural local road network.”
14. GOLLAN BRANCH (Macquarie Group):
“That the CWA of NSW strongly opposes the importation
“That CWA of NSW strongly urges the State Minister of the foot and mouth disease live virus into Australia
for Transport to ensure free transport available to under any circumstances.”
school age children is only to the students’ nearest
public, primary or secondary school.” Rules and Regulations
1. WALLENDBEEN BRANCH (Hume Group):
ADDITIONS TO REGULATION 25
15. ROWENA BRANCH (Barwon Group):
“The Annual General Meeting shall be held annually
“That the CWA of NSW make application and delegation
and such Meeting shall:-
to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,
Regional Development and Local Government a. Present an Annual Report and Balance Sheet
that funding for federal assistance grants to Local duly audited
Government be increased to 2% of Commonwealth
b. Elect a President and other ofÀcers
Taxation Revenue (excluding GST).”
c. Confer for purposes of information and
16. UNGARIE BRANCH (Hume Group):
discussion as to the best way to carry out the
“That Federal and State Government take action to Aims of the Association
reduce the advertising of alcohol in the media.”
d. Determine the Association’s policy on issues
17. PORT MACQUARIE EVENING BRANCH (Mid of concern to members so giving the Executive
North Coast Group): Committee power to take action on such
“That the Country Women’s Association of New South
Wales urgently request the Federal Attorney General, 2. WALLENDBEEN BRANCH (Hume Group):
and the NSW State Attorney General and Minister for
ADDITIONAL WORDING TO REGISTERED RULE
Justice, to give fair access to legal aid for Grandparents
requiring legal assistance in Family Law matters in
circumstances where they are seeking orders that “Insert the following words after ‘Association &
the grandchildren live with them, or spend time and Auditors’ (line 4):
communicate with them.” ‘to determine the policies of the Association,’ (then
18. OURA BRANCH (Riverina Group): continue) and to receive reports on the affairs of the
Association and to transact any other business.”
“That CWA of NSW request the Minister for Gaming
and Racing to legislate that the LOCKOUT TIME for 3. BERRY BRANCH (Wollondilly Group):
hotels be 12.00 midnight and the CLOSING TIME be “ELECTION OF STATE OFFICE BEARERS
Motions of Urgency
a) To insert after the State President in the Àrst
Eden Branch (FAR SOUTH COAST GROUP): and second sentence the four Vice Presidents and to
“That CWA of NSW request the NSW Minister for Health alter the word Àve in the last sentence to six.
and the Area Health Services to reinstate maternity c) Vice Presidents shall be elected annually
services to Pambula District Hospital immediately and by the Executive Committee at the Annual General
stop the closure of maternity units in NSW hospitals.” Meeting. To be deleted
Myall Creek Branch (GWYDIR GROUP): d) To be moved to Rule XXIV (c)”
“That the CWA of New South Wales strongly object to
the New South Wales State Government’s proposed
sale of land of agricultural high schools and agricultural 88th Annual General
colleges in New South Wales.”
Jindera Branch (MURRAY GROUP): Meeting
“That the CWA of NSW contacts the Federal and Port Macquarie
State Ministers for Health, stating our objection to
the planned privatization of State-managed aged care 14-17 May 2010
beds which will inevitably lead to the downgrading of
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 11
The 87th Annual Conference: Day by Day
An Ecumenical Service was held on Sunday evening Thursday these resolutions
which was conducted by the Ministers Fraternal of were carried.
Broken Hill, led by Rev. Captain Crystal Spindler and
Mr. Chris Taylor, Area
with Rev. Captain Ron Spindler-Anglican Church, Rev.
General Manager, Western
John Blair - Uniting Church, Rev. Sandra Bryson-
Region, Telstra Country
Anglican Church, Captain Jennifer Wheatley-Salvation
Wide spoke about Telstra’s
Army and Rev. Neville Naden- Far West Indigenous
activities and answered
Church. The theme of the service was “The Good
questions from members.
Shepherd”. The State Choir sang “Majesty”, “I Asked
the Lord”, “Somebody Bigger than You and I”, “Soar The State Cultural
like Eagles”, “Standing in the Need of Prayer” and Committee meeting was held,
“Gimme Dat Ol-time Religion”. This inspiring service at which Mr. Ian Burgess,
was concluded with a closing prayer by Rev. Neville Managing Director of Scott
Naden. The offertory was $2292.65. & Broad Pty. Ltd. presented
awards and prizes. The Land
Monday Awards were presented by Margaret Kemp, winner of Best
The OfÀcial Opening commenced with National Katana Smith from The Land Cultural Report
Anthem, CWA Anthem and Motto and a welcome newspaper. A list of prize
by State President, Mrs. Roberts. Aboriginal Elder, winners is listed in this edition of the Journal.
Mrs. Edna Kelly, welcomed Delegates and visitors to
the area, and Mr. Frank Zaknich, General Manager
of Broken Hill City Council also extended a welcome. The nominations of Group Representatives to State
The OfÀcial Opening was performed by Mrs. Lesley Executive were conÀrmed.
Young, President, CWA of Australia. The State Choir,
The State Honorary Secretary’s Report was presented
accompanied by Mrs. Llewella Evans and conducted
by Mrs. Marie De La Torre sang “Let it Shine” and The State Honorary Treasurer’s Report was presented,
“Oh Happy Day”-a medley including “Oh, Happy Day, as well as the audited Ànancial statements. Mr. Rodney
Dancing in the Street and Ode to Joy”. The keynote Grosvenor, Grosvenor Business Advisers, was appointed
speaker was Mr. Clyde Thomson GM, Executive auditor. Retiring State Treasurer, Mrs. Pam Coull, was
presented with a gold watch from the Association with
thanks for her service.
A slide indicating the distribution of funds from
fundraising activities was displayed showing the
breakdown as follows:
Education grants totaled $151,773 (17%), Association
funds $119,073 (13%), donations to outside organizations
$443,595 (49%), International $82,557 (9%), Emergency
Fund $47,473 (5%), Medical Research $35,945 (4%) and
Association projects $31,234 (3%).
Mr. Brendan Ryan, Private Wealth Manager, Macquarie
Equities Limited, spoke about the impact of the global
Ànancial crisis, stating that this resulted in a loss of
29% (up until 31 March 2009) to the CWA’s managed
Broken Hill surrounds
Guest speaker Donna-Lee Wynen, proprietor “Top
Level Opals” presented a colourful and interesting
Director (South Eastern Section) of the Royal Flying visual display on the town of White Cliffs, showing
Doctor Service of Australia. His amusing and interesting the outback country and the comfortable underground
address was warmly applauded by members. living conditions in dug-outs, and information on the
In the afternoon, the First Special General Meeting was
held with two changes to current rules and regulations The State Agricultural & Environmental OfÀcer’s
proposed by Wallendbeen Branch and from Berry report was presented, with announcement of awards
Branch regarding the election of State Vice-Presidents and prizes with prize winners published in this Journal.
put forward. At a Further Special General Meeting on The State Hon. Editor’s report and presentation of Garry
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Essay Prize winners followed. There were 12 entries Circuitt, Day Wear Section; Heather Kerr, Evening
with winners being - Àrst Kay Cullen, Barellan Branch, Wear Section and Helen Sheridan, People’s Choice
second Anne Dinham, Yamba Branch and third Teena Award.
Miller, Quirindi Branch. The Àrst prize winner’s essay
will be published in the August Journal. The Judge was
impressed with the standard of entries, stating that
the top three entries provided well reasoned points to
support their view.
Winners of the Going Natural, Wearing Natural Competition, L to R:
Marjorie Rees, Elizabeth Circuit and Heather Kerr (Photo courtesy of ‘The
The Ballot results were announced as follows:
State President- Mrs Margaret Roberts
Bajo el Sol Jaguar, Broken Hill State Hon. Secretary -Mrs Denise Fergusson
In the evening The Land Cookery Awards were State Hon. Treasurer -Mrs Denise Turnbull
presented by Katana Smith from The Land. The State Vice-Presidents- Mrs Elaine Armstrong, Miss Kit
International Meeting was held, with Guest speakers, Bright, Mrs. Jocelyn Cameron and Mrs. Robyn Wright
Mr. Tarek Abousenna, Consul General and Mr.
Bassel Taman, Vice Consul, Arab Republic of Egypt. State International OfÀcer -Mrs. Margaret Brown
Mr. Abousenna gave a talk on the economic reforms State Agricultural and Environmental OfÀcer -Mrs.
in Egypt, and Mr. Taman spoke on life in Egypt and Gloria Hyatt
played an Egyptian drum. Marie de la Torre sang the
anthem in Egyptian. Mrs. Ruth Shanks AM, South The Medical Research
PaciÀc Area President, ACWW, gave a wonderful power Fund for 2010 is
point display about market gardening in the Mt. Hagen Umbilical Cord Blood
district of PNG and how this is helping the women to Stem Cell Research. Mr.
feed their families and to generate some extra income. Guy Klamer, Centre for
As Mr. David Ward, Earl Page College was unable to Children’s Cancers and
attend; the Book Trophy was presented by Mrs. Roberts. Blood Disorders, Sydney
Wednesday Randwick, spoke about
An update on the Potts Point redevelopment was the amazing results that
presented by Ms Yvonne von Hartel and Mr. Martin have been achieved, and
Peck from peckvonhartel. Mr. Peck advised that the showed slides of a little
DA has been deferred to allow work with the planners boy who had previously
involved in the Urban Design Study and to work with been restricted to living
the consultants to develop a scheme which minimizes “in a bubble” but who is
impacts on local amenities. now living life as a normal
State President with Guy Klamer
little three year old. A (Photo courtesy of ‘The Land’
The afternoon was free for members to go on tours or cheque for $31,000 was newspaper)
relax in Broken Hill. presented to Mr. Klamer.
In the evening the Gala Event was held at the Teena Miller of Quirindi Branch, Namoi Group was
Whitehouse Convention Centre. The musical numbers awarded a “Highly Commended” prize in the Climate
played by the Broken Hill City orchestra were very good Solutions Award.
and well received. The garments showed how clever our
members are, with beautiful items being modelled. The The prize for the greatest increase in membership
winners were - Marjorie Rees, Casual Section; Beth was Crookwell Branch, second Tambar Springs third
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 13
The Wagga Daily Advertiser award for Publicity had attention. Mrs. Roberts suspended Standing Orders to
14 entries with the winner being Jan Humphries, allow a full debate and after speakers for and against
Pambula-Merimbula Branch had delivered their input, it was decided that the motion
would not be put to the vote.
Mrs Judy Richardson presented the Past State
At the State Conference in 1973, Broken Hill City
Council presented the Association with a crystal
water set which has been placed on the ofÀcial table at
every State Conference since then. No breakages have
occurred during this time.
Past State Presidents (Photo courtesy of ‘The Land’ newspaper)
President’s award to Tambar Springs Branch with
Bigga Branch receiving Highly Commended.
Guest speaker Deidre Edwards, artist, talked on
“The Backbone of Art in Broken Hill” detailing the
development of art skills and artists in the area. Art
includes a variety of mediums, not just painting. Garra Annual General Meeting 2010
Arts was established and a “Get off your Arts” group
to stimulate the artist community and would include 14 – 17 May
things such as quilts, etc.
The Show Catering Report was presented by Mrs. Joy Port Macquarie Panthers
Press who reported that at this year’s Show 564 new
cookbooks had been sold, 1400 jars of jams and pickles Accommodation
sold and 34,000 scones made, plus other refreshments. Port Macquarie Visitors Centre
A cheque for $60,344 was presented to the Association (special rate for CWA members)
as net proÀt from the 2008 Show. Phone: 1300 303 155
Lyn Braico who represented CWA of NSW at the Indiana Draft Timeline
Extension Homemakers Association Conference, spoke
about her month in the U.S. and her gratitude at being
given this opportunity to tell American women about Late afternoon/early evening: Registration
the work of the CWA of NSW. NSW will host a reciprocal
visit for an American woman. 14 May
Morning: Ecumenical Service & Opening
A collection was taken during Conference for the Royal Afternoon: Workshop/tours
Flying Doctor Service resulting in $800 being donated. Evening: Cultural & Handicraft Meetings
The 2010 Conference will be held in Port Macquarie The Land Cookery Awards
from Friday 14th May to Monday 17th. Details to be
All day: Business Agenda
CertiÀcates of Appreciation were awarded to the Evening: Group dinners
Organising Committee of the National Field Days.
The Broken Hill Organising Committee was thanked All day: Business Agenda
for their efforts in ensuring Conference was successful. Evening: State International Meeting
Resolutions 17 May
The Resolutions passed are listed in the Journal. All day: Business Agenda
The motion from Rowena Branch dealing with the Evening: Executive Changeover Event
legalisation of euthanasia generated a lot of media Conference Dinner
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‘The Land’ Cookery Committee
Congratulations to all the winners at Conference, the for the coming year. May I remind you, the CornÁour
cooking standard, as usual, was wonderful and you Sponge recipe must be used. We have introduced this
should be very pleased with the results. to make sponge making easier for those who say I can’t
make a sponge. Please use our recipe, or it may be
To ALL the cooks who had an entry, thank you for your
interest and determination, keep up the good work, as
your entry was just as important to the Judges. To be able Reminder:. Namoi Group intend conducting a judge’s
to enter at this level is indeed a great accomplishment. assessment at Gunnedah on Wed 30th September. Mark
the date in your diaries, there will be a coupon in the
Sincere appreciation to the Judges, stewards and
August journal to be completed if you wish to enrol for
volunteers, we couldn’t do without you! So many had
this. Also, our committee will be offering an Education
long distances to travel, however, in true CWA style,
Grant on this occasion, details later. Namoi Group
your dedication shone through!
are offering some home hosting for two nights for this
And as a FIRST, we had a male Judge participate as assessment, for those travelling long distances, Please
well! We were delighted to welcome Paul, and remind phone Michelle Eggins on 02 6785 2508 if you require
you all, The Land Cookery Badge is available for accommodation.
ANYONE to attempt, male or female, member or non
I hope you enjoy the new Schedule and commence
your competitions with enthusiasm. Your Branch
Thank you all for your compliments on our display, it competition IS important, and a chance to try those new
is so encouraging and gives us a ‘lift’ after all the hard recipes. Have pleasure trying! You might be surprised!
The decorated section was again well supported, and Morna Wilson
thank you to the two local Judges, their expertise was
To ‘The Land’ for their continuing sponsorship, our Hints
grateful thanks and we were delighted to welcome
Katana Smith is presenting the Awards on Tuesday Place 2 sugar cubes in biscuit jar to keep biscuits
night. To the wonderful staff at the centre, the Darling fresh longer
River organising committee and all who tended to our To turn plain Áour into Self Raising Áour, add 2
needs, with a smile, many thanks. The room used for level teaspoons of Baking powder to each cup of
our display was excellent. Lots of space and light to
Áour. Sift mixture several times to distribute it
enhance viewing. The host Group is to be congratulated,
having such a small amount of members, it must have well.
been a mammoth job, but one you excelled in doing! Pour melted honey over ice cream for an unusual
and delicious sweet
When making a pie with raw fruit, roll each
piece in cornÁour. This will thicken the juice and
prevent it boiling over.
Thank you all for taking the opportunity to attend the
information session on Tuesday. It is a chance to ask
questions or gather information on the Schedule or just
To the wonderful committee, once again, many thanks
for your friendship and attitude in making another
State competition come to fruition. I do appreciate your
Your Group cookery ofÀcers now have the new recipes
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 15
‘The Land’ Cookery Competition Results
Section One Class (c) ‘Fairy Magic’ Theme
Class (a) Fruit Cake 1st Phyllis Blissett, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra
1st Ray Keft, Bega Branch, Far South Coast Group Group
2nd Amy Peck, Woy Woy Branch, Northumberland Group 2nd Ruth Geoghegan, Woolgoolga Branch, North Coast
3rd Phyllis Blissett, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra Group
Group Class (d) Miniature Decorated Cake. ‘Ebony and Ivory’’
Class (b) Sultana Cake 1st Phyllis Blissett, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra
1st Marie Dolbel, Bathurst Branch, Central Western Group
Group 2nd Dawn Ible, Bedgerabong Branch, Oxley Group
2nd Myrtle Wright, Morongla Branch, South West Class (e) Open. Sugar Art Plaque. ‘Autumn Glory’
Group 1st Phyllis Blissett, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra
3rd Phyllis Parker, Moss Vale Branch, Wollondilly Group Group
Section Two 2nd Dawn Ible, Bedgerabong Branch, Oxley Group
Class (a) Neapolitan Cake 3rd Sylvia Perrera, Cowra Branch, Southern
1st Ailsa Sinclair, Dirnaseer Branch, Hume Group Tablelands Group
2nd Jean LangÀeld, Morongla Branch, South West Class (f) Novice Section. ‘The Toy Box’
Group 1st Shareyne Blissett, Marshall Mount Branch,
Pauline Dinnell, Wagga Wagga Evening Branch, Illawarra Group
Riverina Group Section Seven
Class (b) Honey Coconut Cake Boiled Fruit Pudding
1st Carol Banks, Somerton Branch, Wantella Group 1st Margaret Whitney, Merriwa Branch, Hunter River
2nd Heather Gilmore, Yallaroi Branch, Gwydir Group Group
3rd Margaret Smith, Bellarwi Branch, Hume Group 2nd Joan Bagnell, Nambucca Heads Branch, Mid North
Section Three Coast Group
Boiled Raisin Chocolate Cake 3rd Denise Hawdon, Niangala Branch, Wantella Group
1st Dorothy Phipps, Richmond Branch, Nepean Group Section Eight
2nd Isabella Brennan, Warren Branch, Far Western Class (a) Fig & Apple Jam
Group 1st Christine Parkes, Adaminaby Branch, Monaro
3rd Val Symons, Bedgerabong Branch, Oxley Group Group
Section Four 2 Betty Harriman, Alstonville Branch, Far North
Gluten Free Fruit Cake
3rd Rita Beattie, Crookwell Branch, Southern
1st June Foley, Tamworth Branch, Wanthella Group
2nd Marie Dobel, Bathurst Branch, Central Western
Class (b) Mustard Pickles
rd 1st Betty Bird, Wallamba Branch, Mid North Coast
3 Ruth Wheaton, Wagga Wagga Evening, Riverina
Section Five 2 Nancy Davidson, Ben Lomond Branch, Northern
Boiled Carrot Loaf
3rd Margaret Barron, Jerangle-Peak View Branch,
1st Gwen Terlich, Yerong Creek Branch, Riverina
nd Class (c) Pear & Prune Chutney
2 Pam Hollman, Penrith Branch, Blue Mountains
Group. 1st Robert Trupp, Hornsby Branch, Northumberland
3rd Crystal Husley, Young Branch, South West Group
2nd Clare Oliver, Gerogery Branch, Murray Group
3rd D. Hamilton, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra
Class (a) Lavender and Lace
1st Phyllis Blissett, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra
Class (b) ‘Nature’s Nuptials’ WildÁower Theme
1st Beverly Hamilton, Queanbeyan Branch, Southern
1st Phyllis Blissett, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra
2nd Joan Yeo, Gollan Branch, Macquarie Group
2nd Sylvia Perrera, Cowra Branch, South West Group
3rd Judy Hopkins, Gloucester Branch, Mid North
3rd Genny Penman, Coonabarabran Evening,
Castlereagh Country Group
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Ginger Sponge Sandwich State Handicraft Committee
1st Reta Spencer, Barellan Branch, Murrumbigee-
Congratulations to all the winners in the State
Handicraft Competition. The display of Handicraft
2nd Jessica Dougherty, Branxton-Greta Branch, Hunter
was admired by CWA members and a large number of
Broken Hill locals and tourists. The committee received
3rd Marie Dolbel, Bathurst Branch, Central Western
many positive comments on the display.
Section Eleven The Bus Trip and Tamari Ball School in June are both
Banana Cake proving very popular.
1st Stuart Mason, Eungai-Stuarts Point Branch, Mid On Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th of September
North Coast Group Mrs Jeanette Sell will be conducting classes in Spiral
2 Aimee Tozer, Jerangle-Peak View Branch, Monaro Crochet and Beaded tassels. Mrs Pam Simcoe will
Group conduct a two day Roddi embroidery class the coupon
3rd Melly Peters, Forbes Branch, Oxley Group for these schools will appear in the August edition of
Jam Drops “The Country Women”.
1st Alex James, Kikoira Branch, Hume Group The Schedule for the 2010 Handicraft competition
2nd M. McGarrigle, Marshal Mount, Illawarra Group appeared in the April edition of “The Country Women”.
3rd Tasha Hurley, Myamley, Oxley group Please read carefully before commencing your entry.
The Land Cookery Committee State Awards for Elizabeth Furner
the Group with the Highest Point Score Gained Chairman
for the Most Winning Entries at State
Special ‘Land’ Awards for Branches Judged on
Ratio of Members to Entries Open Sections
Branch with 15 members or under with most entries in Section A: A garment or article of any craft made by a
Cookery Competition member 80 years of age or over.
1st Deervale Branch, Northern Tablelands Group 1st Lee Fitchett, Bermagui Branch, Far South Coast
2nd Gollan Branch, Macquarie Group Group
3rd Branxton-Greta Branch, Hunter River Group 2 Daisy Arnell Crookwell Branch, Southern Tablelands
Branch with 16 to 25 members with most entries in rd
Cookery Competition 3 Audrey Peck, Belmont Branch, Hunter River Group
1st Ben Lomond Branch, Northern Tablelands Group HC Edith Tuckett, Alstonville Branch, Far North Coast
2nd Bonshaw Branch, Gwydir Group HC June Southwell, Lane Cove Branch, Phillip Group
HC Joyce Boas, Jervis Bay Branch, Wollondilly Group
3rd Bodalla Branch, Far South Coast Group
Branch with 26 to 50 members with most entries in SECTION B1: Any article of craft made by a junior 8
Cookery Competition years & under.
1st Oura Branch, Riverina Group 1st Georgia DitchÀeld Baradine Branch Castlereagh
2nd Merriwa Branch, Hunter River Group nd
2 Katie Thomas Dubbo Evening Branch Macquarie
3rd Bedgerabong Branch, Oxley Group Group
Branch with over 51 members with most entries in 3rd Isabel Mitchell Jindera Branch Murray Group
SECTION B2: Any article of craft made by a junior 9 to
1st Wagga Wagga Branch, Riverina Group 13 years.
2nd Tamworth Branch, Wanthella Group 1st Michelle Border, Coonabarabran Branch,Castlereagh
3rd East Maitland Branch, Hunter River Group Country Group
The Land Cookery Committee State Awards 2nd Lucy Regan Weethalle Branch Murrumbidgee-
for the Highest Point Score Gained for the Most Lachlan Group
Winning Entries in Section 6 3rd Oscar Little Jindera Branch Murray Group
Phyllis Blissett, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra Group SECTION B3: Any article of craft made by a junior 14
Donna Latter Memorial Prize to 18 years.
1st Kim Canham, Yallaroi Branch, Gwydir Group 1st Liberty Nelson Kangaroo Valley Branch Wollondilly
2nd Kay Quinn, Bellarwi Branch, Hume Group Group
Barbara Leech, Pambula-Merimbula Branch, Far 2nd Katrina Rivera Crookwell Day Southern Tablelands
South Coast Group Group
HC Merle Parrish, Cudal Branch, Certral Western Group. 3rd Tannille Brown Hunter River Group
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 17
HC Karsten Weethalle Branch Murrumbidgee-Lachlan 5. Hand Knitted or Crochet child’s garment from
Group Commercial Natural Fibres
SECTION C: Branch Project 1st J. King Goulburn Branch Southern Tablelands Group
1st Kootingal Branch Wanthella Group 2nd Marg Lynch Table Top Branch Murray Group
2nd Borenore Branch Central Western Group 3rd Rochelle Allan St George Branch Phillip Group
3rd Gloucester Evening Br. Mid North Coast Group 6. Hand Knitted garment or Article (not socks) from
HC Lane Cove Branch Phillip Group Commercial Natural Fibres
SECTION D: A piece of needlecraft that identiÀes 1st Betty Hallam Lawson Branch Blue Mountains Group
Country of Study 2nd Mary Newman Canowindra Branch Central Western
1st Lyn Douglas Mannering Park Branch Group
Northumberland Group 3rd Chris Perrott Narooma Branch Far South Coast
2nd Nola Hill Ben Lomond Branch Northern Tablelands Group
Group 7. Hand Knitted garment or Article from Commercial
Section E: Article of craft made by a male relative of a Natural Fibres — 6ply or thicker
CWA Member 1st Pat Casey GrifÀth Branch Murrumbidgee-Lachlan
1st Bill Noble Emerald Hill Branch Namoi Group Group
2nd Dirk Heyink, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid North 2 Merle Parrish Cudal Branch Central Western Group
Coast Group 3rd Nola Hill Ben Loman Branch Northern Tablelands
3rd Bob Mitchell, TenterÀeld Branch, Northern Group
Tablelands Group HC Mary Donnelly Gunnedah Branch Namoi Group
SECTION F: Commercially quilted quilt. 8. Creative Knitting I Crochet garment or article from
1st Gwen Hudson Harrington Branch Mid North Coast Commercial & or Natural Fibres
2nd Judy Harvey Jerilderie Branch Sturt Group 1st Maryke Greutink Moree Branch Gwydir Group
3rd Dawn Patterson, Medowie Branch, Hunter River 2nd Tone Kelly Narooma Branch Far South Coast Group
Group 3rd Christine Parkes Adaminaby Branch Monaro Group
HC Bev Norris, Bellarwie Branch, Hume Group 9. Hand Knitted garment or article from Hand Spun
‘The Land’ Sections Natural Fibres
1. Knee or Cot Rug using Commercial Natural Fibres 1st Marie Wharton Glen Innes Branch Northern
— Crochet Tablelands Group
1st Margot Ryan Narooma Branch Far South Coast 2 Jenny Smith Berry Branch Wollondilly Group
Group 3rd M. Rees Gloucester Branch Mid North Coast Group
2 Bea Beresford Marulan Branch Southern Tablelands 10. Machine Knitted garment or article from Hand
Group Spun Natural Fibres
3rd Pat Casey GrifÀth Branch Murrumbidgee/Lachian 1st J. Bird Port Macquarie Mid North Coast Group
Group 2nd Mary Godde Holbrook Branch Group
HC Gloria Coombe Keiraville Branch Illawarra Group
3rd Bev Anderson Trundle Branch Oxley Group
HC Cathy Heffernan Dunedoo Branch Castlereagh
11. Hand Crochet garment or article from Commercial
2. Knee or Bed Rug using Commercial Natural Fibres
1st Val Farrington Keiravale Branch Illawarra Group
— any other technique. Not weaving.
2nd Margot Ryan Narooma Branch Far South Coast
1st Helen Cudmore Blackville Branch Namoi Group Group
2nd Trudi Tritschler Bungendore Branch Southern 3rd
Marg Lynch Table Top Branch Murray Group
12. Hand Crochet article made from Mercerised Cotton
3rd Shirley Thompson Bonshaw Branch Gwydir Group
1st Marg Lynch Table Top Branch Murray Group
3. Hand woven garment or article from Natural Fibres
2nd Lorna Mckay Talbragar Branch Macquarie Group
1st Helen Cudmore Blackville Branch Namoi Group
3rd Joan Bagneli Nambucca Heads Far North Coast
2nd Bern Hughes Jervis Bay Branch Wollondilly Group Group
3rd Marion McCrossin Walierawang /Lisdale Branch 13. Hand Crochet garment or article from Hand Spun
Blue Mountains Group
HC Mavis Dye Jerilderie Branch Sturt Group
1st Helen Cook Cootamundra Branch Hume Group
4. Hand Knitted Socks from Natural Fibres
2nd Christine Parkes Adaminaby Branch Monaro Group
1st Keith Constable Emerald Hill Branch Namoi Group
14. Hand Knitted Baby OutÀt —2 pieces — Pure Wool
2nd Roslyn Mitchell Wallamba Branch Mid North Coast
1st Nola Hill, Ben Lomond Branch ,Northern Tablelands
3rdKit Bright Mossvale Branch Wollondilly Group
2nd G. Cowan, Port Macquarie Evening Branch, Mid
HC Barb Roberts Glenreagh Branch North Coast Group North Coast Group
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3rd L Giliespie, Goulburn Branch, Southern Tablelands 2nd Central Western Group
Group 3rd Murray Group
15. Hand Crochet Baby OutÀt —2 pieces - Pure Wool Champion Piece of Work
1st Marg Lynch Table Top Branch Murray Group Marie Laurie Gloucester Evening. Branch Mid North
2nd Jean Wills, Trundle Branch, Oxley Group Coast Group
3rd Ann Pratt, Eurongilly Branch, Hume Group Special Prizes
16. Dressmaking — Garment made from Mixed Fibres 10 special prizes awarded to the 10 most outstanding
1st Lois Flint, Peak Hill Branch, Oxley Group different crafts from Section 1 as per Schedule
2nd Suzanne Evans, Bodalla Branch, Far South Coast Grace Moad, Milthorpe Branch, Central Western Group-
Group Wool Embroidery
3rd Ruth Stubbs-Rice, Berridale Branch, Monaro Group Nola Hill ,Ben Lomond Branch, Northern Tablelands
17. Dressmaking — Garment made from Natural Fibres Group - Smocking
1st Jean Wills, Trundle Branch, Oxley Group Pauline Kinder, Penrith Branch, Blue Mountains Group -
2nd Heather Kerr, Oaklands Branch, Murray Group Pure Wool Knitting
3rd Annette Forsyth, Humula Branch, Riverina Group Esma Baker, Grenfell Branch, South West Group - Dressed
18. Dressmaking — Garment made from Stretch Fibres
Lynne Hart, Moruya Branch ,Far South Coast Group
1st Gwen Riorden Emerald Hill Branch Namoi Group
2nd Ann Plumeridge Gloucester Branch Mid North Coast
Chris Perrott, Narooma Branch, Far South Coast Group-
3rd. Gegg Goulburn Branch Southern Tablelands Group
Joy Knight Craft, Jerilderie Branch, Sturt Group- Gold
19. Dressmaking — Childs Garment made from Natural Work
Fibres M. Graham, Port Kembla Branch, Illawarra Group- Cross
1st Deanne Merrett Medowie Branch Hunter River Stitch
Group Marion Dotchin, Narooma Branch, Far South Coast Group
2nd B. Thompson Canberra Day Branch Monaro Group - Ribbon Embroidery
3rd Gayle Braybon Dubbo Evening Branch Macquarie Robyn Taylor, Trundle Branch, Oxley Group - Appliqued
HC Lola Flint Peak Hill Branch Oxley Group Scholarship Winner
20. Any Craft not speciÀed in the above Land schedule Carolyn Richards, Tarcutta Branch, Riverina Group
using Natural Fibres
1st Lorraine Morgan, Jindera Branch, Murray Group
2nd Judy Simonson, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid
North Coast Group
3rdFreda Cook, Oura Branch, Riverina Group
HC Marg Ingram, Cassilis Branch, Castlereagh Country
HC Jane Terry, Bourke Evening Branch, Far Western
HC Trudi Tritschler, Bungandore Branch, Southern
Champion Piece of Work in ‘The Land’ Section
Val Farrington, Keiraville Branch, Illawarra Group
1st Wallerawang-Lidsdale Branch, Blue Mountains
2nd Coonabarabran Branch, Castlereagh Country Group
3rd Adaminaby Branch, Monaro Group
Handicraft Committee Quilt Prize
1st Bev Norris, Bellarwi Branch, Hume Group
2nd Dawn Patterson, Medowie Branch, Hunter Group
3rd Janice McLansborough, Woolomin Branch,
Best Group Report: Monaro Group
Group Competition: Groups attaining highest point
1st Far South Coast Group
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State Cultural Committee
Hello everyone to 1.5 hours and because the tour will involve walking in a
studio environment you must wear comfortable soft soled
Conference has been and gone; and I do hope you all had a
shoes with enclosed heels and toes. Elevators are used to
safe trip home. Conference certainly is a busy time we love to
access different levels. Please note there is a considerable
catch up with you all and especially to meet new members.
amount of walking and not many places to sit down during
A very big thank you to you all for your continuing support.
the tour. All bags must be left in the lockable cupboard
Congratulations to all members who had winning entries
provided, so please bring only the essentials. The ABC takes
and thank you to everyone for participating and entering
no responsibility for belongings left in the bag cupboard.
the State Cultural Committee’s Competitions. If you were
unsuccessful this year, please enter again, who knows it may The time for the tour is 12.20 pm and we will meet there at
just be your lucky year. 10:30am which will give us time to have a late morning tea
or early lunch in the A-One café and a look in the ABC Book
The Committee appreciates all your efforts. The Committee
Shop. All tour participants receive 10% discount in the ABC
would like to thank the members of the Darling River Group
shop on the day of their tour.
for their help and assistance. It is always a pleasure to have
Date: Tuesday 11th August.
Mr Ian Burgess from Scott & Broad with us to present the
Where: ABC Ultimo Centre 700 Harris Street a 10min
Art & China Painting Awards and we sincerely thank them
walk from Central Station buses also stop in Harris Street.
for their continued support and sponsorship. We were also
Time: 10.30 am for the tour at 12.20pm.
pleased to have our State President Mrs Margaret Roberts
Cost: $6.50 plus lunch.
present the Cultural Committee Competition Awards. Mrs
Denise Fergusson Hon State Secretary accompanied by The following day will be held in the Auditorium at Head
Husband Bob who presented the “Fergusson Trophy” for the OfÀce and we will have poetry and learn more about our
“Best Group Report” and Mrs Gloria Willey presented the newest competition, odes, followed by report writing and
“Bib n Bub Trophy” for the “Best Cultural Book” Ànally discussion on what is Cultural and what it means e.g.
cultural books, skits, plays, guest speakers, what we do and
The Committee wishes to thank all members and friends
how etc. So if your not sure about what to do as a cultural
who bought tickets in our rafÁe.
ofÀcer please come and join us.
Congratulations to Date: Wednesday 12th August
1st. Coral Barber (Parkes) Where: Auditorium Head OfÀce.
2nd Alison Lawrence (Goulburn Evening) Time: 9.00am.
3rd B Chivers (Canberra) Cost: $15.00 includes morning tea and lunch.
Should any Group OfÀcer discover any item which appears Accommodation at the club and other meals are at your
to belong to another Group please return it immediately to own expense. Please come and join us for one day or both
the Committee Secretary Mrs Gloria Willey. days, meet other like minded ladies and have fun and learn
something new. We look forward to seeing you.
Titles for 2010: Competition titles are to be found in the
December 2008 issue of The Country Woman on page 16. Reminder: Group Cultural OfÀcers remember to apply to
All entries are to be judged for 2010 State Conference. Good the Committee before 20th August for the $20.00 and award
luck. cards for your Cultural/Festival/Fun Day. The $20.00 is
used as prizes for items performed and is not to be used for
Scrapbooking: Title is “Pet/Pets”. Please note: all
entries must be received by the Committee Secretary Mrs
Willey no later than 15th November 2009. This will bring Secretary’s address: All correspondence and competition
the scrapbooking in to line with the Committee’s other entries to Mrs G Willey, 72 Barlow Street, Cambridge Park.
competitions. We apologise for the short notice regarding the 2747. Phone 4721 3168.
closing date. There are two sections; one for an individual
Thank you again for all your support it is greatly appreciated.
entry and one for a Branch entry. The branch entry must be
Remember all that we do, how and why we do it is “Culture”.
done by more than one member. Judging at Branch is for one
Till next time stay safe and well.
individual book and for one Branch book to go on to Group
for further judging. Group must then choose Best Branch Bev Byrnes
book and the best individual book to go on to State. Chairman
Cultural Seminar: Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th
August 2009. Closing date 28th July 2009. The coupon Pianist - State Choir
entry (page 6) together with money is to be returned to our If you are interested in this position then please send
Secretary. A block booking has been made at the Club for 10 your application stating name and experience to the
single rooms and 10 twin share rooms, so be an early bird State Cultural Committee Secretary, Mrs Gloria
and; return your coupon and money ASAP. Willey, 72 Barlow St, Cambridge Park NSW 2747,
A tour of the ABC Ultimo Centre has been organised cost before the 30th July 2009. Choir practice will be Monday
$6.50 senior card holders and pensioners. The tour takes up 2nd November 2009. Choir convener is Mrs Beryl Wells.
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State Cultural Committee Results
Group Cultural Report Awards HC Alison McLachlan-Crowe (Weethalle Branch,
Illawarra Group Murrumbidgee-Lachlan Group)
Central Western Group Senior Photography Awards
3rd Northumberland Group Section A: Film “Feet”
Cultural Book Awards 1st Ruth Shanks, Dubbo Evening Branch, Macquarie
1st Bellawri Branch, Hume Group
2nd P Price, Deer Vale branch, Northern Tablelands
2 GrifÀth Branch, Murrumbidgee-Lachlan Group Group.
3rd Dapto Branch, Illawarra Group 3rd Leonie Barrett, Pambula-Merimbula branch, Far
HC Castle Hill Branch, Nepean Group South Coast Group.
HC Morisset Branch, Northumberland Group HC Peggy Holands, GrifÀth Branch, Murrumbidgee-
HC Tamworth Branch, Wanthella Group Lachlan Group.
Senior Short Story Awards HC Valerie Smith, Gresford Branch, Hunter River
1 Ms Veeto. Deer Vale Branch, Northumberland
Group Section B: Digital “Leaf/Leaves”
2nd Bethia Mills. Pambula-Merimbula Branch, Far 1st Leonie Barrett, Pambula-Merimbula Branch, Far
South Coast Group South Coast Group.
3rd Patricia Stenner. Wauchope Branch, Mid North 2nd Kerrie Barrett, Bowral Branch, Wollondilly Group.
Coast Group 3rd Doreen Angove, Narrandera Branch, Sturt Group.
HC Anne Lee. Jamberoo Branch, Wollondilly Group HC Helen Trainer, Newcastle Branch, Hunter River
HC Eva Perrott. Kempsey Branch, Mid North Coast Group.
Group HC Kathy McDonald, Branxton Branch, Hunter River
Junior Short Story (8-12 years) Group.
1st Bridget Bennett, Tottenham Branch, Oxley Group Junior Photography - Àlm or digital “My favourite thing”
2nd Imogen Walsh, Berry branch, Wollondilly Group 8 years and under
3rd Hugh MacKinnon, Tottenham Branch, Oxley 1st Chloe Baker, Tottenham Branch, Oxley Group.
Group. 2 nd
Imogen Garry, East Maitland Branch, Hunter
HC Megan McCauley, Tottenham Branch, Oxley River Group.
Group. 3rd Piper Cropper, Wallamba Branch, Mid North Coast
HC Scott O’Hara, Tottenham Branch, Oxley Group. Group.
Senior Poetry Awards HC Shelley Turner. GrifÀth Branch, Murrumbidgee-
1st Delwyn Mitevski, Coonabarabran Evening Branch,
Castlereagh County Group. 9-12 years
2nd Shirley Everingham, Wauchope Branch, Mid North 1st Keelin Garry, East Maitland Branch, Hunter River
Coast Group. Group.
3rd Patricia Stenner, Wauchope Branch, Mid North 2nd Mason King, Dapto Branch, Illawarra Group.
Coast Group. 3 Harrison Judd, Jamberoo Branch, Wollondilly
HC Ruth Fox, Mullumbimby Branch, Far North Coast Group.
Group HC Carly Bagnell, Macksville Branch, Mid North
HC Joan Mott, Mullumbimby Branch, Far North Coast Coast Group.
Group 13-18 years
Ode - ‘Ode to Spring’ 1st Emily Green, Camden Branch, Illawarra Group.
1 Ruth Fox (Mullumbimby Branch, Far North Coast 2nd Harriet Rochester, Camden Branch, Illawarra
2nd Hazel Hillman (Bonny Hills Branch, Mid North 3rd Samantha McManus, Wallerwang-Lidsale Branch,
Coast Group Blue Mountains Group.
3rd Valerie Worswich (Northern Districts Branch, HC Nicole Oslington, GrifÀth Branch, Murrumbidgee-
Phillip Group) Lachlan Group.
HC Joan Mott (Mullumbimby Branch, Far North Coast Junior Posters - “Endangered species”
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 21
8 years and under 1st Jean Pengilly, Blackville Branch, Namoi Group.
1 Liam Pennell, Somersby Branch, Northumberland 2 Jean Spokes, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid
Group. North Coast Group.
2nd Ashtyn King, Dapto Branch, Illawarra Group. 3rd Carole Scanlon, Blackville Branch, Namoi Group.
3rd David Braun, Blackville Branch, Namoi Group. Section 2: Novice - Painting in Oil, Watercolour or Acrylic
HC Harold Braun, Blackville Branch, Namoi Group. 1st Kate Seymour, Gooloogong Branch, Central
HC Liam Prowse, Blackville Branch, Namoi Group. Western Group.
9-12 years Section 3: Any other painting medium
1st Danielle Oslington, GrifÀth Branch, Murrumbidgee- 1st Jean Spokes, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid
Lachlan Group. North Coast Group.
2nd Charlie Gulliver, Blackville Branch, Namoi Group. 2nd Robyn Thomson, Gooloogong Branch, Central
3rd Zac Critchly, Blackville Branch, Namoi Group.
3rd Fern MacLachlan, Queanbeyan Branch, Southern
HC Cassandra Prowse, Blackville Branch, Namoi Tablelands Group.
Section 4: Miniatures - Any medium
HC Daisy Berryman, Tottenham Branch, Oxley Group.
1st Jean Spokes, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid
13-18 years North Coast Group.
1st Harrison Judd, Jamberoo Branch, Wollondilly 2nd Margie Chown, Jamberoo Branch, Wollondilly
Scott and Broad China Painting Awards 2009 3rd Anne Morley, Dapto Branch, Illawarra Group.
Section 1: Best Piece of China Section 5
1st Pam Humberstone, Keiraville Branch, Illawarra 1st Liam Pennell, Somersby Branch, Northumberland
2nd Jean Spokes, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid 2nd Shannon Pennell, Somersby Branch,
North Coast Group. Northumberland Group.
3rd Dell Stewart, Pambula-Merimbula Branch, Far Scrapbooking Competition
South Coast Group.
Section 2: Best Decorated Piece
1st Gwenda Rowbottom, Armidale Branch, Northern
1st Jean Spokes, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid Tablelands Group
North Coast Group.
2nd Anne Dinham, Yamba Branch, North Coast Group
2nd June Bahr, Henty Branch, Riverina Group. rd
3 Elizabeth Prosser, Pambula-Merimbula Branch,
Section 3: Portrait- Animals or Birds Far South Coast Group
1st Jean Spokes, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid HC Karen Churchill, Tarcutta Branch, Riverina Group
North Coast Group.
2nd Marie Bullock, Yerong Creek Branch, Riverina
Group. 1st Tarcutta Branch, Riverina Group
Section 4: Penwork 2 Kurrajong Branch, Nepean Group and Bellarwi
Branch, Hume Group
1st June Bahr, Henty Branch, Riverina Group.
2nd Jean Spokes, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid
Nominations for State Cultural Committee
North Coast Group.
Section 5: Scenes Nominations for a State Cultural Committee position,
accompanied by a citation covering your interest and
1st Jean Spokes, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid
experience in the subject, close with the Executive
North Coast Group.
OfÀcer on 3rd July 2009. The Committee is elected
Section 6: Miniatures by the State Executive at the July 2008 Executive
1st Jean Spokes, Gloucester Evening Branch, Mid meeting. You will be notiÀed of acceptance. Please
North Coast Group. keep in mind that you are required to attend four
2nd Marie Bullock, Yerong Creek Branch, Riverina meetings a year, which are held on the 4th Tuesday
Group. of March, May, August and November, commencing
at 9.15 am. To assist members who have to stay
3rd Cathy Delhaas, Jamberoo Branch, Wollondilly
Group. overnight at the Club for a meeting, State Executive
have given approval that accommodation and evening
Scott and Broad Art Awards 2009 meal be at half price. This concession only applies to
Section 1: Open - Painting in Oil, Watercolour or Acrylic State Committee members.
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State Agricultural/Environmental Report
What a contrast, travelling from the coast of NSW to also to the Judges - Margaret SchoÀeld, Kate Maxwell,
the edge of the desert to Broken Hill. Leaving home Semitj Hopcraft and Marcia Fillery.
from lush green growth and water aplenty, to a much
The winners of the Recycled Items were:
1st Janet De Roy, Mudgee Evening Branch, Castlereagh
My daughter told me the trip between Wilcannia and County
Broken Hill would consist of very little as far as the eye 2nd Helen Sheridan, Eurongilly Branch, Hume Group
could see, but I found it a very interesting trip as it was 3rd Jan McKenzie, Marshall Mount Branch, Illawarra
so different to the area where I live. Group.
A special thank you to the Darling River Group for their The winner of the Climate Solutions Award, established
hospitality and assistance with preparing the Going in 2007 with generous donations from Ralph & Margaret
Natural, Wearing Natural Fashion Parade. Leutton and The Climate Institute, to promote CWA to
a younger demographic, was Teena Miller of Quirindi
The Going Natural, Wearing Gala Event was very
Branch, Namoi Group.
successful with 42 entrants. The variety, quality and
design style and of the garments paraded by the ladies Gloria Hyatt
are indicative of the talent within the CWA. The State A/E OfÀcer
Casual Section: Marjorie Rees, Gloucester Branch,
Mid North Coast Group A Message from the Retiring State
Day Wear Section: Beth Circuitt, Hay Branch, Sturt Honorary Treasurer
Group I wish to thank the members for their support and
Evening Wear Section: Heather Kerr, Oaklands friendship during my term as State Hon. Treasurer
Branch, Murray Group and please welcome Mrs. Denise Turnbull the new
People’s Choice Award: Helen Sheridan, Eurongilly State Hon. Treasurer.
Branch, Hume Group.
With my best wishes,
A thank you to Lyn Braico, Hornsby Branch,
Northumberland Group for compeering the Event and
brings us closer
to a cure for cancer.
Thanks to medical research cancer survival rates
have increased by 25% in the last 25 years.
Your bequest to the Cancer Council NSW
will help fund more research which could help
us defeat cancer within this child’s lifetime.
The power to save more lives is in your hands.
For more information
contact Mella Moore today.
T: 1300 780 113 • W: cancercouncil.com.au
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 23
ACWW Pre-Conference Tour
The Association is considering organising a pre- also time to enjoy some shopping in the downtown area.
conference tour prior to the 2010 ACWW Conference This evening meet with local Farm Bureau women’s
in Arkansas, USA. We have worked with Quadrant group for dinner and socializing.
Australia (the travel agents who have worked with us
Overnight Natchez (B,D)
previously on tours) to come up with a draft itinerary for
consideration. Members are asked to lodge an Expression Day 5 NATCHEZ to BIRMINGHAM
of Interest (EOI) to the International OfÀcer, Margaret Friday 16th April 2010
Brown by 1 August 2009 in order to determine if there is
Today we travel to Birmingham and en route, visit a
enough interest to conduct the tour.
rural county health ofÀce to learn about community,
Tour outline: organization, church and government supported
programs for underserved communities in rural
Sydney/New Orleans/Natchez/Birmingham/Memphis/ Northwest Mississippi. Lunch included. After lunch visit
Little Rock/Hot Springs. 10 days touring in Louisiana, the well known Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Here
Tennessee and Arkansas ending in Hot Springs for the the group will attend a special session on horticulture
ACWW Conference 2010 therapy and see the program in action. Later in the
Itinerary (a more detailed itinerary can be found on the afternoon, visit the Grow Alabama distribution centre.
website or by contacting Head OfÀce) Overnight Birmingham (B,L)
Day 1 DEPART AUSTRALIA and ARRIVE NEW Day 6 BIRMINGHAM to MEMPHIS
ORLEANS Saturday 17th April 2010
Monday 12th April 2010
This morning depart for Tupelo, Mississippi. Stud
Arrival at New Orleans International (MSY) Airport and farm visit en route. Visit Elvis Presley’s birthplace and
meet your tour manager who will accompany the tour museum in Tupelo, Mississippi. Picnic Lunch and then
until arrival in Hot Springs. visit the national Àsh hatchery to learn about national
Afternoon tour of New Orleans. Welcome dinner jazz conservation efforts and restoration of depleted Àsh
Overnight New Orleans (D) Overnight Memphis (B,L)
Day 2 NEW ORLEANS/BAYOU Day 7 MEMPHIS
Tuesday 13th April 2010 Sunday 18th April 2010
Early departure to Houma, heart of America’s wetlands Earth Day celebrations to be announced.
and Cajun culture and take a boat tour through Tour Graceland the 14 acre estate of Elvis Presley.
Louisiana swamps. Visit to the rural sponsored Head Afterwards take a tram across the Mississippi River to
Start program. Head Start is a government supported Mud Island. Here you can visit the Mississippi River
program for pre-school aged children in underserved and museum to learn about this vital waterway and see a
rural communities. walkable replica of the entire Mississippi ecosystem. The
Visit with a farming family that lost crops and land to day will end with a tour of the Gibson guitar factory.
Hurricanes Katrina, Ike or Gustav. Time at Beale Street for shopping, restaurants and live
Overnight New Orleans (B,L) blues music.
Day 3 NEW ORLEANS Overnight Memphis (B)
Wednesday 14th April, 2010 Day 8 MEMPHIS
Morning visit to a local food bank and assist in the Monday 19th April 2010
distribution / packing of goods. Here you will meet some Free day in Memphis OR Travel north to Randolph
of the key women involved in the food bank efforts. This County, Arkansas, where British native, Pam Rankin,
afternoon visit some of the Habitat for Humanity projects will lead the group on a tour of agricultural enterprises
in progress in New Orleans. including rice farming and cotton farming.
Overnight New Orleans (B) Overnight Memphis (B,L)
Day 4 NEW ORLEANS to NATCHEZ Day 9 MEMPHIS to LITTLE ROCK
Thursday 15th April 2010 Tuesday 20th April 2010
Depart after breakfast and travel to Natchez, Mississippi Today we tour Heifer International. Heifer International
for a historical narrated tour of Natchez and the is a non-proÀt, humanitarian organization dedicated
opportunity to tour two famous Natchez mansion. There’s to ending world hunger and caring for the earth. Visit
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Clinton Library. The Clinton Presidential Centre
and Park includes the Clinton Presidential Library
and Museum, the University of Arkansas, Clinton
School of Public Service, and the Clinton Presidential
Foundation, Little Rock ofÀce.
Overnight Little Rock (B,D)
Day 10 LITTLE ROCK to HOT SPRINGS
Wednesday 21st April 2010
Travel to Hot Springs, Arkansas. A remarkable
array of thermal springs in a valley of the Ouachita
Mountains prompted Congress in 1832 to set aside
the site as a federal reservation. Though it ofÀcially
became America’s 18th national park in 1921, the
site is believed to be the oldest in the national park
system protected by law.
End of services. Hotel not included in Hot Springs.
Check into conference hotel for seven nights for
Associated Country Women of the World 26th
Triennial Conference 2010.
Day 17 DEPART LITTLE ROCK for SYDNEY
Wednesday 28th April 2010
Day 18 In Transit
Day 19 ARRIVE SYDNEY
Friday 30th April 2010
Price: Due to the fact that 2010 airfares are not
available only an estimated cost can be provided
at this stage - $AUD6,400.00 to $AUD6,700.00,
including air fares, tour, conference registration and
accommodation in Hot Springs on a twin share basis.
• Motorcoach transportation as described
• English speaking female tour manager with
• Accommodations in Àrst class hotels, such as
Drury, FairÀeld Marriott, Hampton, Comfort
Suites. Note: Some overnights will be 2 ½ star
hotels due to location of cities.
• Breakfast each day, 4 lunches, 3 dinners including
Jazz dinner cruise in New Orleans.
• Local guide for tour of New Orleans and Memphis
• Entrances: Swamp boat tour, 2 plantation /
mansion visits, Elvis birthplace, Graceland, Mud
Island, Gibson Guitar.
• All taxes and charges
• Arrangement of farm visits and technical visits in
line with interests of group.
Price Does NOT Include:
• Tips for driver and guide
• Entrances and meals not listed
• Personal expenses
• Visa fees if required
• Airline & airport taxes
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 25
Welcome New Members
Albion Park Evening Bulli Dubbo
Chris Lee. Robyn Harriott. Janet Holloway, Marlene Spittles.
Albury Bulloak Dungog-Clarence Town
Nita Prendeville. Jan Gawne. Margaret Glenn, Lois Sanders.
Bangalow Bungendore Euberta
Moira Carruthers, Donna Jenner, Sally Osborne. Judith Burgun.
Margaret Parrington. Bungonia Eugowra
Barellan Wendy Hensford, Marjorie Nicholson. Jenny Anderson, Kay Jones.
Beverley Moody. Burren Junction Exeter
Bathurst Emily Howard, Belinda Smith. Patricia deCorsie, Elspeth Parker.
Grace Bell, Jennifer Salisbury. Burthong Forbes
Bathurst Evening Jean Cowles. Pat Martin.
Elizabeth Burke, Penny Flanagan, Canberra Forster
Lesley Tinker, Elaine Wilson.
Joy Brown. Donna Halstead, Val Price.
Canberra Evening Garah
Jane Spill. Norma Jenson.
Moyna Balcomb. Mhaire Higgins.
Carcoar-Mandurama Goulburn Evening
Carmen Haran, Marion Thompson. Paula Geary, Jill McDonald.
Castle Hill Grattai
Julie Chatterton, Jean Smith,
Narelle Willems. Joanne Lea Rosser, Marjorie Rosser. Rhonda Cox, Janette Manca, Joyce
Cessnock Evening Thomas.
Valda Barton. Gresford
Valerie Clements, Vera Guthrie.
Chatsworth Island Lyn Richards.
Ursula Phelps. Faith Daley Gleeson, Barbara Greystanes
Emanuel, Heather Hughes, Margaret
Blackheath Sarah Jane Morgan.
Christine Piper. Gulgong
Bodalla Julie Gillan, Helen Wood.
Robyn Bent, Virginia Bodimead,
Moya Goile, Elizabeth Tough. Denise BonÀglioli, Peta-Vida Hay
Bonville Jefferies, Kay Richardson, Lois Louise Fraser, Stacey Lugsdin,
Watkins. Kerrie Milliken, Sue Smith
Coleambally-Argoon Ilford-Running Stream
Julie Wiltshire. Anne Smith.
Fiona O’Halloran. Margaret Barter, Kerrie Harris,
Patricia Harrison, Jane Swavley.
Coonabarabran Maire Kelly, Roshiem Mercer, Trish
Braidwood Palmer, Marie Scott, Fleur Turner,
Deborah Duncan, Asspa Makas. Barbara Waugh.
Brewarrina Jervis Bay Evening
Margaret Elmes, Jayne Packham,
Glenda Tasker. Rosemary Blackmore, Robyn
Stanton, Narrell Tabone.
Brunswick Heads Dirnaseer
Erica Bader, Linn Vanderstukken. Gladys Russell.
Tracy Clifton, Jenny Kennedy.
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Jindera Narrandera Evening Tarcutta
Lorraine Morgan. Irene Whillans. Isabel Thompson.
Keiraville Narromine Terrigal
Judie Giddey. Beryl Coulter. Valda Sims.
Kingscliff Nelson Bay The Rock
Elizabeth Kalpus. Elaine Bright, Nola Cullen, Marilyn Shirley Martin.
Kurrajong Stewart. Tottenham
Debra Clarke. Nowra Valarie Kidston.
Lawson Maria Emery, Patricia Peters. Toukley
Dallas Price. Nymagee Jenny Greer, Kay Hunt, Angelika
Lismore Robyn King. Stone.
Jan Faulks, Kay Johnson. Orange Trangie
Long Jetty-The Entrance Helen Cole. Jo O’Donnell.
Barbara McMahon. Oura Umina Beach
Lyndhurst Jenna Currell, Shelley Hanns, Diana Moon.
Noeline Lawson, Fay O’Malley. Ungarie
Parkes Evening Pam Brewer, Claire DeVaney,
Stephanie Brown. Elizabeth Lemon, Sue Plummer,
Sylvia Fitch. Lurensa Rowling, Denise Smith.
Sharon Bourne, Christine Crebert,
Trish Aust, Kath Davidson, Susanne Lyn Marchant. Kay Higgs.
Hall, Ella Wicks.
Peak Hill Walcha
Elizabeth Luke. Kath Little.
Eileen Cross, Alice Joplin, Lilian
Mackenzie, Leone Peters. Penrith Wallendbeen
Gabrielle Moran, Dawn Wale. Alexandria Murray, Elizabeth
Port Kembla Murray.
Robyn Johnston. Wee Waa
Queanbeyan Gail Dickson.
Sandra Barca, Desiree Sheldrake.
Frances Hale. Weethalle
Quirindi Brenda McKinnon.
Jennifer Beale, Heather Whyburn.
Kismet Abbot-Blundell, Gloria Western Suburbs
Barton, Rhonda Hatch. Anne Elligett.
Rowena White Cliffs
Laurine Van Zyl, Ina Von Rooyen. Tiffany Brown, Shirley Meyers,
Jennifer Barlow. Joanne Pedler.
Murray Hut Willawarrin
Sue Carter, Barbara Clark.
Margaret Anderson. Ruth Allsopp.
Murrurundi Wooli-Minnie Water
Merilyn Cole, Valerie King, Lynne Ruth Armstrong.
Mahoney, Femy Martin, Cheryl
Wendy Cornish. Woolomin
Pinkerton, Jenny Ware.
Sydney City Elaine Sloan.
Jacqueline Shiel. Yathella-Coursing Park
Lyn Adams, Judith Rakicic.
Tanilba Bay-Lemon Tree Passage Wendy Dolden, Monica Hastie.
Gladys Payne. Young
Tarago June Drijver, Bhagyshree Soni,
Neurelle McTaggart. Michelle Robinson.
Welcome to the CWA of NSW. Your gold membership card will be sent to your Branch Secretary.
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 27
From our Branches
Albion Park Evening Berry Branch
is lucky to have
lots of talented
never hesitate to
pitch in and get
clicking for a
W o m e n ’ s
Members of Albion Park Evening Branch and friends a request for
undertook catering for lunches at The Albion Park Show warm articles to
in January (pictured above), in order to raise funds for give protection
the purchase of a large fridge which will be invaluable against the cold,
Margaret Mathers and Craft O cer, Joyce
for similar events in the future. Local groups have also particularly the Pettit, are pictured modelling some of the
beneÀted from the day. We all enjoyed the camaraderie homeless. They contributions.
very much and a good time was had by all! distribute these
via their Park Patrol in Sydney and our ladies knitted
Christina Shields and crocheted 54 beanies and 24 scarves as well as
Secretary numerous bedsocks and mittens which will all Ànd
Ballina Branch good homes once winter sets in.
Castle Hill Branch
Recently CWA Ballina branch hosted a Bush Poet’s
morning tea. A large audience came to hear “The
Mullumbimby Bloke” Ray Essery, one of Australia’s
best known bush poets who delighted everyone with his
For several years, I have been longing to give the CWA
wonderful humour on Australian bush life.
Kiosk at Castle Hill Showground a make over. However,
The photo taken after the show includes:rear, Ray funds raised during each year did not seem to justify
Essery,front:left to right Francis Buckley, Ruth Weller, the expense required until along came the Good Food
John Buckley all of Ballina. Affare when this event brought in thousands of people,
Maggie Johnston most of whom just had to have our tea, scones and cup
Publicity OfÀcer cakes!
As a result of a most handsome proÀt from this three
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day marathon, my husband and I measured up the thanking the hostess once again for her generous
Kiosk, working out bench heights, cupboards, shelving, hospitality.
kitchen sinks, hand basin, and all inexpensively! So Doreen Thomson
only hours after the members approved a budget for Cultural OfÀcer
the renovations we raced off to IKEA and purchased
most of the items required and had them installed by Dubbo Branch
High Honour for Member’s Daughter
Just after New Year we were back again, hard at
Branch member, Mrs. Betty Shuttle
it painting and Àtting everything. Over some 20
and her husband Noel, are bursting
working days in January and February my workaholic
with pride following the appointment
husband slaved away in temperatures up to 40 degrees,
of their daughter, Linda Mary, to the
determined to get the job done, while I demolished all
position of incoming Mother Superior
the old furniture and shelves and dragged what seemed
of the Community of the Sisters
tonnes of rubbish to the skip for disposal. Finally, with
of the Church (CSC), a holy order
everything squeaky clean and shining, we purchased a
with houses in England, Canada,
trolley and bar stools to Ànish off the perfect kiosk.
the Solomon Islands and Australia.
All in all this was an unimagined challenge, awash with Usually the position is based in
unforeseen difÀculties, which my husband overcame. England but, in a Àrst, Sr. Linda
He had, only seven months before, fallen from a ladder, Mary has insisted that she be based
and spent almost six weeks in hospital! I am immensely in Australia.
proud of him for overcoming his injuries and for doing
Rev. Sr. Linda Mary (pictured above) was educated at
all he did for our Branch and the Kiosk.
Dubbo South Primary and Dubbo High Schools before
Frances Czwalinna entering the teaching profession. Joining the Order
Branch Secretary at 22, entered a noviciate in Melbourne, then after
further study she became a Reverend in 1993. She has
Cartwright Hill Branch been with the Order for 37 years. Mrs. Shuttle stated
Once a year our treasurer, Leola Hull, opens her home that the Anglican community in Dubbo had been very
to an afternoon’s entertainment for friends and CWA supportive and shared the good news of her daughter’s
members. Various themes have been adapted over the appointment Emily Aychbowm founded the Order in
years, including a hat parade which had up reminiscing 1870 pioneering the work of Christian education, child
over fashions from the past – some comments were “did care, social welfare and mission work.
we really wear those?” Una Elliott
Also presented was a beautiful display of Royal Doulton Branch Treasurer
china and a talk by the owner on how he became
interested in this delightful hobby. Eastwood-Epping Branch
Our hostess’ husband, Lawrence, gave us an interesting After a
insight into life on board the cruise ships “Queen Mary”, B r a n c h
“Queen Victoria” and “Queen Elizabeth”. Lucky people! meeting
We also had a “bring your old book” Show and Tell the year
segment, and we were treated to a talk on books and members
their origin. The huge library in Cairo was described, enjoyed a
giving us a wonderful view of this collection of history sausage
plus many precious artifacts. sizzle picnic
This year the day’s theme was “A Crafty Afternoon”, at the local
and those attending were invited to bring their craft,
with slices, sausages, bread, knifes, forks, plates and chairs, in
old and new. This proved to be an interesting challenge,
fact everything but the kitchen sink, everyone headed for the
with many items found in the bottom of cupboards etc.
park. Money raised from the sale of the sausage sandwiches
Our mother’s embroidery, crochet items, knee rugs,
went to charity.
still popular and knitted today, lots of hours spent
contemplating colour and design. One member shared Seated on front left of the photo is Branch President, Jan
her quilt collection, declaring that this craft had given Doherty and on the right, Hilda King. The Branch recently
her much pleasure and saved her from loneliness after donated food and Easter eggs for Meals on Wheels and
her boys and their families left the farm. Guest were continues to serve Devonshire Teas at the Rest Centre at
fascinated by a unique chess set assembled from salt Eastwood.
and pepper shakers. Sue Cranston
A delicious afternoon tea was enjoyed, with members Publicity OfÀcer
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 29
Workers at the local Guyra Show. L-R: Marge Glasser, Netta Starr,
Leigh Ramage, Owen Kendall and Meryl Clark.
Exeter Branch members wearing Crazy Cozies
We held the Group Land Cookery and Handicraft Day
Exeter CWA has launched a Crazy Cozies Competition with over 60 members attending from Armidale to
to raise funds for country women with breast cancer. TenterÀeld and over to Dorrigo.
It will culminate with an exhibition and sale of cozies Some of our members were successful in the handicraft
on 10th October, 2009 at Exeter Village Hall, in the section and are heading to State Conference in Broken
Southern Highlands of NSW. Hill during May.
Many country women with breast cancer feel isolated We are now beginning to plan for street stalls and our
and unsupported far from treatment in the city. Biggest Morning Tea in May.
Government funding is limited. So Exeter CWA decided Bev Moore
a Crazy Cozies competition could help raise funds for
breast care for country women with breast cancer.
With just 22 members, this would test their limited Hawkesbury Evening and Richmond
‘womanpower’. ‘Could a little CWA branch in a village Branches
make a difference’, they asked themselves? Barack
Obama had just been elected President and his rallying
cry of ‘Yes, we can!’ inspired them to take up the
Kaye Healey, one of Exeter branch’s Vice Presidents,
is convening the project. ‘This is such a worthwhile
project’, Kaye said. ‘As women, we all know someone
close to us who has had breast cancer, if not ourselves.’
Prize money of almost $1000 has been donated. The
entry fee is $5 and the cozies will be sold in October to
raise funds. Cozies knitted, crocheted, sewn, felted or
embroidered can be sent to CWA Exeter, c/- P.O. Exeter
NSW 2579 with the entry fee. On a sunny Saturday morning in late February (21st),
Cozies or knitting wool can also be donated to the project the ladies of the Hawkesbury Evening and Richmond
and sent to the same address. Branches merged cooking talents to hold a combined
Land Cookery Competition Day! What a wonderful
The Crazy Cozies blog is at: http://crazycozies.blogspot.
event for two branches of the more ‘petite’ kind, with
two junior members also competing with success.
Entry forms can be downloaded there. Contact Kaye on
The entries were judged by the very talented Mrs Jean
4883 4878 for any enquiries.
Alcorn from the Windsor Branch who graciously passed
Kaye Healey on a few handy hints to some of the new comers to the
world of cake baking!
Thank you to all members who contributed to ‘baking’
Our Branch has had their usual busy start to the year.
a very enjoyable day for all. We hope to hold the same
We have worked in the canteen at the Land and Potato
day again next year.
Festival, and had a very busy and successful Guyra
Show. WE were able to donate a substantial amount to Jo Holding
the Àre and Áood victims from the show takings. President
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Iluka Branch Phyllis Mohr baked more than 100 Christmas puddings
in the lead up to Christmas, which were sold with the
money going to CWA. At 82 years she is always looking
for ways to help and this year her puddings raised more
than $400 for CWA
Milton District Branch
Dual Australia Day Award Winner
Day Citizen for
Members ready to enjoy the luncheon and the Birthday Cake 2009 as well as
Friday 13th March was our business meeting day Milton Lions Club
attended by 16 members, where a wide range of subjects 2009 Citizen of the
were discussed. Our Handicrafts OfÀcer spoke of the Year. Ruth is well
Phyllis Mohr with Lynette Stenhouse. Photo
recent competition held at Glenreagh, and a computer courtesy of Nambucca Guardian News known throughout
slide show of the many exhibits was shown (thanks to the district and is
Elle Hoskins), so that the members who weren’t able Branch Vice President and International OfÀcer.
to attend this day were able to view the beautiful She has held many positions in CWA and was a past
handicrafts and cookery items and know the kind of winner of the Country Woman of the Year contest.
competition we face in the future. Our Handicrafts A resident of the area since 1960 she is involved in
OfÀcer has agreed to show members how to make many activities including President of the Ulladulla &
the boxes from Christmas cards, as demonstrated at Districts Community Forum, Civic Centre Committee,
Glenreagh, so that will be another skill to add to our Meals on Wheels, Blessing of the Fleet Committee,
repertoire. and St. Martin’s Anglicare community services. She
Following the meeting, we all, plus three of our spouses, is well known for her love of performing with the local
adjourned to the Iluka Golf Club for our 55th Birthday “Entertainers” group and “The Follies”.
celebration, which was enjoyed by all. Desrae Auer Margaret Rudd
surpassed her cooking skills in the making of the Publicity OfÀcer
birthday cake, which, if one believes one’s spouse (who
had two helpings), was just magniÀcent! Actually, we Mudgee Day Branch
all thought it tasted yummy!
Photo shows Branch International Day with long time
members Daphane Sampson, Edna Strike, Phyl Tory
and Group Patron Shirley McQuiggin
Photo courtesy of Nambucca Daily
The Country Woman June 2009 Page 31
Narrandera Branch 200 shooters in the smaller Sporting RiÁe event.
Branch President, Mrs Hilma She is the West Wyalong Swimming Club Senior
Stockdale, holding Australia Womens Campion, as well as caring for her mother. Our
Day Award presented to the branch is proud to be associated with these two women.
branch for the Best Group/ Lesley Sayers
Organisation of the Year for Branch Secretary
refurbishing the Narrandera
Nursing Home. The award Tanilba Bay-Lemon Tree Passage Branch
certificates are hung in the
hospital and nurses’ home.
Our Branch welcomed Deborah De Williams of Running
Pink to Nowra with a High Tea. We were joined by
Berry, Jervis Bay and Jervis Bay Evening Branches and
other interested parties. Deborah, an ultra marathon
runner is running around Australia to raise awareness
of breast cancer and to raise money for breast cancer
research. Starting from Tasmania, Deborah is expecting
to run around Australia within one year. Accompanying
Deborah are her parents, husband and dog Maggie. Our
branch presented Deborah with a cheque for $1,000. To
Ànd out more about Deborah, she has a web site - www.
runningpink.com.au Recently, Tanilba Bay - Lemon Tree Passage Branch
Marian Smith celebrated its 30 th birthday with a a delightful
Publicity OfÀcer luncheon for members and visitors in the uniting
Church Hall at Tanilba Bay. Many congratulatory
Tallimba Branch cards and greetings came from Branches within the
Hunter River Group. One of the foundation members,
Norma Hampstead who has also been a member of
our branch for the 30 years, cut the beautiful blue
A highlight of the day was the presentation of the
Long Service Bar to Jean Simmons by our President,
Marie Towler (pictured). Over the years, Jean
has worked tirelessly for the Branch and has just
competed knitting knee rug number 91. These rugs
are presented, at Jean’s request, to the John Hunter
Hospital (Newcastle) Children’s Oncology Unit in
the name of the CWA. We all congratulate her for a
job well done.
Elsie Leslie with State President Margaret Roberts
In February 2008 our co-Patron, Mrs. Elsie Leslie Publicity Officer
turned 100 years. In July her daughter Margaret, also a
member, brought her out to our Meeting Room to meet Tooraweenah Branch
the State President, Mrs Margaret Roberts, who was
The October long weekend saw the Tooraweenah
visiting Hume Group. Elise is now in her one hundred
community come alive when they hosted the Arthur
and second year and still and interested member.
Butler Memorial Fly-in. Our branch of CWA was
Margaret, in 2007, attained her Tae Kwon Do 3rd Degree very much involved, as we were one of several
Black belt, the only woman in NSW or Victoria to do so. organisations catering for the hundreds of visitors
In 2008 she came home from The North West Victorian to the village over two main days of festivities.
Shooting Championships a Àrst in Target RiÁe bench Members, junior members and other helpers were
rest 50 meters, second in Sharp Shooters and 8th out of kept busy serving tea and scones plus a variety of
Page 32 June 2009 The Country Woman
other foods and refreshments. Willawarrin Branch
The highlight for the branch over the weekend was
the planting of a jacaranda tree in memory of Mr
Arthur Butler who originally donated an avenue of
blue and gold trees (silky oaks and jacarandas) for
the Tooraweenah CWA silver jubilee in 1950.
The tree was planted by one of the branch’s oldest
members, Margaret Cruickshank who was assisted
by her daughter Doreen. A plaque to honour the
event was unveiled alongside the new tree.
Mr Arthur Butler was a pioneer in the aviation
industry and instrumental in starting the first
passenger flights from the central west to Sydney.
He also broke and still holds the record for piloting
the smallest aircraft to fly from England to
Publicity Officer Freda McManon presented a 50 year pin to
Tumut Branch Willawarrin Branch celebrated Mrs Rita McCudden’s
Our branch would like to express our gratitude 50th year service badge, which was presented to her by
to the Hastings Woodworkers Guild and Quilters Mrs Freda McMahon on 19th March.
Guild for the exquisite handmade toys and pamper Jan Simpson
pack which were donated to CWA, also to other Publicity OfÀcer
organizations and Singleton Branch for all the
shoes, clothes, games, educational equipment and Wingham Branch
On behalf of the communities who benefited, we
all appreciate the effort of two ladies in particular,
Pauline Hunt and Bronwyn Dunston, who made
it possible for needy families in our district and
beyond to have a happier Christmas. Job Well Done!
Ungarie Branch The 80th birthday of Wingham Branch was held on 13th
March with a morning tea for the community and a short
thanksgiving service conducted by Marjorie Bonsor.
54 attended the occasion, including 3 Life Members
of Wingham. It was a happy and successful day, with
luncheon afterwards at the Wingham Services Club.
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Garden of Remembrance
The following branches n lo f d
The fo owing branche mourn the loss of valued 7.
Gres d M Ivy Keleh
Gresford: Mrs Ivy Kelehear – Ex Va y (Foundation
x Vacy F
Ber dale: Mrs se ordon
Berridale: Mrs Rose Gordon – form r member for 6
rmer membe for asure , ice President, Delegate
member), past Treasurer, Vic Pr sid t, Deleg
d open gardens to support branch and w s
years, held op g anch
pport bran and was ember, o
and Councillor, Life Member, member for 60 years.
active in craft.
Inverell: Mrs Noreen Martin – awarde Life
Bowral Mrs Ella Barkl (Barkel) – serving Handicr ft
Bowral: Mrs E n
arkl (Barkel) ervin Handicra Membership in 1994, member for 46 years – aged 87.
p 994, years ed
n any aft
n s al d r
OfÀcer, winner of many craft prizes, valued member
v Bay Ev veni g
Jervis Bay Even ng: Mrs Jan King – ex Nowra and
a ng Nowra d
for d 1
for 7 years – aged 81.
is er for 26 year
Jervis Bay, member for 26 years.
Br eza: Mrs Lois Norman – past President,
Breez sL rm ,
Kemp ey: Mrs Barbar Heathwood – member for 21
s Barbara Heathwoo memb r
Se y Inte n Àcer, Cou
Secretary, Treasurer, International OfÀ ouncillor
year aged 3
yea s – ag 83.
and gate S h l Co-ordinator and State
and Delegate, Scholarship Co t t
Inte national OfÀcer, rem mbered for her dedica
a OfÀcer, rem b her e cation phine Hudson aw rded ong S i e Bar,
Mrs Joseph e Hudson – awarde Lon Service Bar,
to ACW keen member for 44 years – aged 83.
CWW, e e b for 44 member for 40 years – aged 98
Brungle: Mrs Ma garet Mitchell – ex Denman,
gle: r Margaret itchell e
chel n, oo:
Kiacatoo: Mrs Cecily Jones – past Vice Pres den ,
ser ing Branch Secretary past President, Publicity
serv g B n h Secretary, st r b iona r WW ga ized
Internation l OfÀcer, member of ACWW, organized
OfÀcer, Agricultural & En ironm
ural Envi onmental OfÀcer, m ears
birthday Áowers, very active member for 37 years –
Councillor, Delegate to Group Conference, Group
G u aged 81.
Vi President and Publicity OfÀcer, attended State
Vice fÀ Lake Cargelligo: Mrs Doreen Fair (nee Brooks) –
Lake argelligo: r s
Conferences, member for 28 years. Youn mber d p o
Y unger Set memb in 1926, valued and supportive
Bulahdelah: Mrs Sarah Bun – former member –
ahdelah: h Bunt o ormer o
former member for many years – aged 96.
aged 92. Lismo :
Lismore: Mrs Jess Smith – past Secretary, Vice
Mrs Janet Single – past President, International
net P d a l a Gro p),
President, Handicraft OfÀcer (Branch & Group)ou
OfÀcer, Cultural OfÀcer, Agric
ut icultura & Environmental
ral m a
Delegate and Council g g
illor, long serving member of
OfÀ , andi r ga
OfÀcer, Hand craft OfÀcer, Delegate and Councillor,
n Branch and State Cho champion handicrafte and
Branch hoir, crafter
important Bra ch member for 20 years – aged 80.
p a Bran 0 s e
esse o nterna olls tive
al ol acti member for 3
dresser of Int n tional Doll , active m mbe for 38
years – age 90.
s a T erving Patron, for
Mrs Hazel Towers – serving Pa ro member fo 36
years – ag d 92. Manilla: Mrs Joy Hig lands – pa President Group
Manilla Mrs Joy High ands past res nt Gro pnt,
cillor d Gro
roup ice President,
Councillor and Group Vic President, wonderful
Cou abyra: M Ollie roker Foundation Memb
Courabyra: Mrs Ollie Croke – F und n mber,
orte f gQui u e t wo e mem for 6
support r of AgQuip, great worker, member fo 16
former membe for many years – aged 91.
fo ber o y ged
r pasass a af r r ac id n o
years, passed away after a car accident on Group
Cowra: Mrs Hatt Laver – Bra
Cowra Mrs attie aver Bra P
ranch Patron, ex Handicraft/Cookery D , aged only 61
H n icraft/C okery Day, g d n 61.
Frogmo ed and respect member r 2 ars,
Fr m re, valued and respected m mbe for 72 years,
Nymagee: r Coll
Nymagee: Mrs Coll en Green – fo
llee Gree b
aw ded 50 Year Medallion – aged 101.
awarde d ion
r Medallio d 1
therine Hay f mer
Mrs Catherine Hay – former member for 5 years.
Euberta: Mrs Beatrice “Pat” Ridley – inaugural
Euberta r B atri “Parice Pat” dley n ural
Bran reside also ecretary I er tiona
Branch Preside also Secretary International
retary, nal Miss Ada a arde
award Lon Se
ng a membere
Mi Ada Read – awarded Long Service Bar, member
O a Dele te S ate Conferenc
OfÀcer and Delegate to State Confer nce, won tw 1st
l nfer o two 1st ars.
for 34 years
prizes in cookery at State lev awar d Long Service
oker t tate ev
e evel, warded L n e c Selfe forme mber.
Mrs Alice Se – former membe
ar, valued member for 34 years.
Bar, v mem r r 34 y a
Qu nanbeyan: Mrs Mary Stephenson – valued
Quenanbeyan M r v d
Evans Hea : Mrs Daphne Brown – ex Kyogle, former
a h Brown K m
member since branch re-forme gave generously of
i o med, ly
mber rs, past resident.
active member for 19 years pa Pre e im alent handicra ompetitor m mber or
nted andi r or,
her time, talented handicraft competitor member for
Mrs Evelyn Lynch – form r active member for 11
r orme i e b
ber 1 ears age 1
14 years – ag d 91.
years, past Presid Willawarrin: Mr Rhonda Dyk – serving President
Willaw Mrs Rhond ykes
Forbes: Mrs Augustine Scrivener – former dedicated
Forb Mrs Au stine Scrivener former di
Augu t d and Catering OfÀcer, past Vice President, Land
member for over 60 years, Patron, past President, Cookery OfÀcer, Observer at Group Meetings,
Secretary and Treasurer, associated with the building outstanding member, awarded Long Service Bar,
of the Baby Health Centre, proliÀc jam maker and member for 37 years – aged 67.
marvellous Áower arranger – aged 99. Branch Secretaries: please send notiÀcation
Granville: Mrs Iris Hogg – former active member for direct to Head OfÀce at membership@
15 years, past International and Cultural OfÀcer – cwaofnsw.org.au
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