THE Country Women's Association (CWA) NSW is celebrating CWA Awareness Week 2013 from September 14 to 21 with a host of local events and activities planned across the state. With a focus on diversity, charity and change the CWA of NSW will be actively working to demonstrate the enormous scope of work it undertakes as one of the state’s oldest and most influential not for profit community organisations.
The Narooma CWA is celebrating with an informal event and everyone is invited to participate on Tuesday, September 17 meeting in the CWA rooms on the Princes Highway opposite O'Brien's Hotel at 11am.
Guests will then head to the Narooma Kinema at 11.30 for the screening of "What Maisie Knew"; a contemporary version of Henry James' novel of the same name. It tells the story of a captivating little girl's struggle for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. The screening will be followed by a lunch of fish and chips in the CWA rooms next door.
The cost is $20, which covers everything, and needs to be paid at the outset to simplify catering.
The Cobargo CWA will mark this year’s CWA Awareness Week with a knife sharpening workshop with blacksmith, bladesmith, metal artist and television celebrity on River Cottage Australia, Iain Hamilton.
It is at the Cobargo CWA Cottage, Bermagui Road, Cobargo on September 14 at 10am to 12 noon.
CWA Awareness Week is a time to reflect on the achievements of the CWA in Cobargo and all across the state.
Those attending are asked to bring along a blunt knife or two and a steel or stone if possible. Iain will show how to sharpen your knives and will provide tips on caring for knives to keep them sharp.
The Bodalla CWA is hosting a show and tell morning tea awareness day celebration at Bodalla Memorial Hall on Wednesday, September 18 from 10am until noon.
You are invited to bring item of interest to share. Some items on display will be one hundred year old christening gowns, handmade dress from 1960’s, wedding dresses from the 60s and 70s, beautiful old embroidery plus many more items.
The CWA was formed out of desperate need. Country women were fighting isolation and an appalling lack of health facilities and the constraints of a male dominated society. These women realised they had nowhere else to turn but themselves – and the result was staggering. Within a year the Association was a unified, resourceful group that was going from strength to strength.
Formed in 1922 in the town of Crookwell, today the CWA of NSW has more than 10,000 members coming from all walks of life. They live in the city and the country. They were born in Australia or have chosen Australia to be their home. And they share a commitment to improving the lives of women and their families by lobbying government on key agenda issues, fundraising and teaching life skills.