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Exeter CWA Branch

Pride in Our Past,

Faith in Our Future

Glorious Baking

Entries 1November saw the  judging of the Wollondilly  Group CWA and The Land Cookery competition.

Open to all branches and held  in the Exeter Village Hall. Good level of competition from th various branches in the Group.Exeter branch members very involved with the setting up from an early hour! Thank you all.

Exeter Branch Members  results:
Mara Baggio - Ist Placings for Lime and Buttermilk cake, Honey Jumbles, Plain sponge and Strawberry Jam

Colleen Urquhart - 1st place Pickled Pears and Orange Ricotta cake- 2nd Place Date Loaf - 3rd Place Rich Fruit Cake

Entries 2Terry Bruce - 3rd Place Shortbread

The Cooks of the First Placings will need to cook the same again for the State Finals held during the Annual State Meeting and Conference next May, in Newcastle. Fortunately Newcastle is not too far for the important matter of transporting and arriving in great shape!!

Heart and Energy since 1946

Exeter branch was officially formed on the 9th July 1946,the first president was Mrs Lineacre and there were 15 members.

Buttons for Britain was their first fundraiser and they made a profit of Three pounds twelve shillings!
These ladies were very enterprising and set about raising funds to enable the building of their own meeting rooms.

They catered for a wedding and bought, reared and sold a Heifer calf ,and with  generous financial assistance from Mr Frank Badgery, the branch Brick/concrete building was officially opened on the 15th January 1955.The final cost was Seven hundred and Fifty one pounds.

Today we meet in the recently renovated Exeter Village Hall with it's wealth of amenities.
Exeter branch has been and is a BUZZING group with lots of HEART and ENERGY.

So many years on we continue to play an important and valued role in the community of Exeter.

What we Do

Cultivate friendship among ourselves whilst extending our "boundaries" by:
* Learning about another country and culture,
* Appreciating handicraft, cultural and culinary arts,
* Participating in group and local community events,
* Being pro-active and aware of agriculture and environmental issues,
* Promoting ourselves through publicity in local media.

We Support
* NSW CWA charities including Royal Flying Doctors, Drought Relief, Cancer Support, ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World), South East Pacific Region (with mother / baby packs), Material Aid;
* Our twin group - Oxley particularly recycled quilt and sewing activities;
* Drought relief;
* Local Community - Education donations to Exeter Public School;
* Local Can Assist;
* Members with friendship and emotional support.