We are facilitated the collection of spectacles which were sent to Nepal. Nepal was our CWA of NSW Country of Study 2017.
The distribution of these spectacles was handled by local optician Hannaford Eyewear in Bowral.
As at November 2017: We had collected 20 pairs of used glasses.
Club members learn about life in Poland
The annual Country Women’s Association seminar on the Country of Study for 2018, Poland, was held in Canberra on February 9.
Three members from Exeter Branch, were part of the group of 12 from Wollondilly Group.
The day focused on life in Poland during its tragic years of war, and the domination by the world powers on either side of its land; the migrations, and resettlement by its refugees in other countries.
There were displays of costumes, dolls, cookbooks and religious artifacts.
The day concluded with a dinner showcasing Polish cuisine.
It was a great opportunity to meet with local Polish residents and nearly 200 CWA members from other parts of the state.
Exeter Branch meets at the Exeter Village Hall on the third Wednesday of the month, at 9.30am.
Contact Pat on 0413 136 166 for more.
Highlights of the year 2017
Some highlights of our activities in 2017
• April – We held a CWA Awareness stall at Bundanoon Highland Gathering “Brigadoon”. This year we invited the Highland branches to join us. We were pleased with the results, with some potential new members for other branches, answering questions from the general public, and having a lovely social time for us to be working with other CWA members on this project. We plan this to be an annual activity.
• April - Fundraising Film night for rare cancers was organised by Southern Highlands Evening Branch, and was attended by six members. The film was “Their Finest”.
• May - Scone making morning under the tuition and supervision of Jean Workman of Bowral CWA. Our creations were devoured by the school children attending the Blessing of the Tulips for Tulip Time. Thanks to Jean, we learnt so much.
Results of our recent craft workshop
The CWA Country of Study for 2016 is Mongolia.
This is its National Flag
The State International Seminar
Several branch members attended this seminar held in Canberra in late January. We were treated to a wonderful series of talks covering the culture and history of Mongolia; as well as current issues and modern life. And a marvellous fashion parade of traditional and modern Mongolian dress.
The PowerPoint presentations from that Seminar are available on the CWA of NSW web-site
International Seminar on Mongolia 2016.
Exeter Public School
Closer to home, the Years 5 &6 children of the Exeter Public School have maintained a connection with the Country of Study through a special interest project taught by a (non-CWA) volunteer. The children are learning how to set up a web-site and using Mongolia as the content. You can see how well they are tackling this by visiting http://www.exetermongolia.com/.
Branch and Group International Days
This year there will be no branch International Day as we were to have combined with the Wollondilly Group International Day on 4th June. That day had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. A great pity as a very interesting combination of speakers and topics had been organised. However, branch members have already attended a number of the events put on by other branches and will be attending others.
Exeter Branch and Wollondilly Group International Officer
Group Cultural Day 2015
Group Cultural Day
On 20th July, in a festive mood, seven members set off for the Group Cultural Day at Kangaroo Valley. The Hall was filled with members of the Wollondilly Group branches – colourfully dressed and ready to sing, dance, recite and eat their way through the day to a theme of Christmas in July. Exeter contributed by performing ‘O Soldier won’t you marry me’. A fun day!
Land Cookery Day
Land Cookery Day in Kiama in November featured some interesting demonstrations, including one , featured here, on the science of getting the right dough consistencies with different flours.
ACWW Women Walk for the World - 29th April 2014