Delegates attend CWA conference at Cowra

Focus on food: Sally James and Sandra Mott from Narooma, Mary Williams of Cobargo and Bega's Nelleke Gorton at the CWA Land Cookery Competition.
Focus on food: Sally James and Sandra Mott from Narooma, Mary Williams of Cobargo and Bega's Nelleke Gorton at the CWA Land Cookery Competition.

There was plenty to do for delegates at the recent CWA of NSW conference at Cowra. 

The two delegates from Narooma branch, Joanne King and Diana Morgan, took copious notes on guest speakers, competition results (Handicraft, Cookery, International, Cultural and Ag & Environment) and reports from these areas as well as financial reports of CWA of NSW.

Voting on resolutions so the CWA of NSW executive can approach the appropriate state or federal departments/ government on the subjects of health, education, agriculture, environment, transport and telecommunications, social security and more were considered and taken by the delegates.

There was also viewing of entries in competitions. Eva Young had entered the Junior sections of the cookery but although hers looked great, they weren’t a winner this year.

Hopefully she will give it a go in 2017.

Due to a delay, some of the Narooma and Far South Coast Group handicraft entries missed judging, but those that were judged helped the Far South Coast Group bring home the 1st Prize trophy once more.

Marion Cullen, Narooma’s Handicraft Officer, had two items included in the top 10. A smocked girl’s dress and a piece of Maroushka (Ukrainian Embroidery). 

The conference also decided to continue medical research into Lyme Disease. The past year has seen Senate inquiries started into recognising this as a debilitating illness.

In June, Narooma branch will be holding an awareness and fundraising activity, please support this worthy cause.

There was the introduction of the new state president Annette Turner. Congratulations to the outgoing president Tanya Cameron.

Finally a gala ball was held at the Cowra Showground. 

Narooma also had two members attending as representatives of Far South Coast Group, Sandra Mott (FSCG Treasurer) and Sally James (FSCG Representative at State).

Now the delegates need to write a report and present it at the June meeting. If you would like to hear and see some of what CWA does come along to the free Community Morning Tea on Tuesday, may 17 between 10am-noon. Information: Ph  Joanne King 4476-7461. 

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