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28 July, 2022

CWA News - July 26

Hilda Newstead - Gilgandra CWA evening branch publicity officer

The Gilgandra CWA had a very interesting meeting held on Wednesday at the CWA Rooms on Warren Road. President Rebekah Makila welcomed members and visitors, it was a pleasure to have Brenda Yager with us for the meeting; she is currently teaching at the Gilgandra Public School, exceptional in all things handicraft.

CWA handicrafts is the oldest of all the activities and has a proud record of service in the CWA. The committee came into being in 1935 and members had been working at their chosen craft ever since the association was formed in 1922.

Members held Crafty Weeks at Potts Point where a shop was housed filled with all things craft for sale. Groups had a roster to supply goods for the shop which was kept fully stocked. The State Handicraft Committee has organised a two-day workshop in Dubbo next month.

Land Cookery Competition

Our cookery competition will continue at each meeting, Rebekah Makila would like all members to bring a jaffa marble cake with chocolate glace', icing on the top only, to this July meeting.

The cakes were judged by the members with a cuppa and the winner was Hilda Newstead. (I now need to cook the marble cake again for the Macquarie Group cookery day which will be held towards the end of the year.) Next month a members are asked to bring a ginger fluff sponge and mock cream.

Other discussions

Preperations are well under way for "Come Home to Gilgandra Festival”. We will organise a lectern to compliment the audio equipment that we have purchased over the last couple of years, all set for meetings and functions.

Agricultural and Environment report

Foot and mouth disease is a huge concern for all farmers, all passengers arriving from Indonesia will need to use foot mats now mandatory for all travellers. It's a huge problem if foot and month disease enters Australia. This disease has not been recorded in Australia for over 100 years.

Donate life week

This is such an important week as there are many people waiting for a transplant and this week particularly we call for action, telling the public to donate life by becoming organ donors. You can sign up to donate life by following these steps:

1. Register your decision to save lives. It only takes two-minutes online.

2. Very important to have this conversation with your family. It's vital that your family knows you want to donate. This will help them to make the decision when the time comes, as your family has the final say.

3. Everyone over the age of 16 can register to donate their organs and tissues. Registering is important because it let's your family and the medical people know that you want to be a donor.

The Donate Life Week encourages more Australians to register. Many people are waiting for an organ/tissue donation.

No other matters to be discussed. Meeting closed 9pm.

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