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Exeter CWA Branch

Pride in Our Past,

Faith in Our Future

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 and Sutton Forrest Public Schools;
* Local Can Assist;
* Members with friendship and emotional support.

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.


Our AGM was held on Wednesday 16th October 2019 at the Exeter Village Hall.

Our elected Officers are listed here and a photo is shown below.

Back row: Rebecca Hogan, (Ag & Environment), Ailsa Miller (Vice President), Marda Skepper (Secretary), Terry Bruce ((International & Branch Councillor), 

Front row:  Mara Baggio (Treasurer, Culture and Branch Councillor), Beth Sharp (Vice President), Colleen Urquhart (Land Cookery),

Absent from photo: Fran Simons (President).


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