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
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
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
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.