CWA of NSW areas of study & focus
|Year||2017 - 2018||2018 - 2019|
|Country of Study:||Republic of Poland||Papua New Guinea|
|Flora:||Orchid||The Kurrajong Tree|
|Foe:||Alligator Weed & Deer||Carp|
|Primary Product||Australian Honey|
The extension to the Village Hall has worked very well for us with our two big events. We used the verandah overlooking the oval. for our catering.
Great technique with the horseshoe on Melbourne Cup Day
The Exeter CWA held a highly successful Melbourne Cup day. It was Terry’s idea and aim to open it to all residents. $2.00 entry and BYO lunch and nibbles and we provided an extensive afternoon tea. There was a horseshoe throwing match, a Cup themed quiz and the making a parading of hats from coloured magazine pages!
Mr Feehan OAM and CWA Branch A&E officer Rebecca Hogan.
About 80 local farmers and equestrian riders attended a Dung Beetle which was hostessed by our branch.
Tremendously well accepted.
We thank our three sponsors who supported us as we planned this event - Bowral Co-op, Hogan Planning, and Southern Highlands Endurance Ride Inc. The speaker was Mr John Feehan OAM an international and Australian authority on Dung Beetles.
We were asked by a bride to provide a tea and scones type afternoon tea after her wedding service and before they went from St Aidans to the Briars, in August.
We practiced making scones and were delighted with the whole afternoon and really delighted by the response of the bridal group and their guests.
You’ll notice the teacups … the bride’s family had been buying up the 100 cups and saucers from charity and antique shops for months beforehand.
The Wingello Forest Endurance Ride is held at the end of May each year. Last year a few members attended and decided this would be a worthwhile community service as well as an opportunity for fundraising. It is run over two days with about 300 competitors over the various events. Our members were primarily based in the volunteers food tent, but some also helped as vet’s assistants, time keeping and the admin office.The 2018 event was the 10th, and was marked by also including a team from Malaysia!
November Craft Day
Mara and the lamb in a knitted jacket. The knitting of these lamb vests was as a result from a request in the Coonabarabran newspaper, due to farmer concerns that there could be many orphans due to the general weakness of the ewes due to the drought.
We packed 5 boxes for service men and women for an Anzac Day mailing to those currently on active service.The items were pre specified and quite varied!
A well wrapped Fran with lots of tempting goodies for our stall.
Beth and Ailsa feeling very house proud with our new banner on our gazebo as we prepare for Brigadoon April 2018.
Our Handicraft group is a busy one! Crafts for fundraising, developing a new interest, perfecting techniques and planning competition entries.The group meets monthly in members' homes.
Enjoying the " fun" in fundraising! Despite the temperature of 6C and howling wind!
A conference session underway at the CWA of NSW State AGM and Conference in Armidale 2018
We enjoyed meeting so many visitors to Brigadoon. Fundraising , answering enquires and lots of fun!
Setting up our gazebo at Brigadoon ( Bundanoon Highland Gathering). A busy day followed promoting CWA projects and activities. Thank you to members of Southern Highland Evening, Bowral and Mittagong branches who enjoyed the busy day with us.
Beth and Aliki laid a wreath on Anzac Day at the newly constructed memorial at the Exeter Village Hall
Exhibits and information sessions with Rebecca our Ag & Enviroment Officer at Brigadoon
Setting off on our ACWW annual fundraiser " Women Walk the World" at Bradman Oval in April 2018.