11 April, 2022
Gilgandra CWA March 2022 meeting
By Hilda Newstead, publicity officer Gilgandra CWA Evening Branch
The Gilgandra Country Women’s A
ssociaiton (CWA) Evening Branch held
its March meeting on Wednesday, March
Business arising, emails, and correspondence.
- State conference information,
- Community grants information was
- An invitation was received for the
GSC business night out at Curban.
Members enjoyed a wonderful evening,
with fantastic speakers.
- An acknowledgement to all members
was given by president Rebekah for
the participation setting up /table decorations,
for a successful Macquarie Group
Donations for the month of March:
- To the Tonga appeal,
- The Lismore flood appeal,
- The Royal Flying Doctor Service,
- A donation of jams for the Royal
Easter Show tea rooms, and
- Over 40 lavender bags were organised
by a member.
Branch officers reports
A fantastic display of a huge variety
of handicraft article on show at the
Macquarie Group Council meeting. The
winning item was a beautiful quilt made
by Amanda Colwell.
Jessica Reed organised a cultural
event for members to see the ‘Tin
Woman’ play in Dubbo a heart wrenching
story about a heart transplant recipient.
Our members are invited to celebrate
"Women Walk the World" an event to be
held this month.
As the CWA Land Cookery was held
in Gilgandra, and it was a very successful
display. With 87 registered entries,
Ruth Shanks AM was the overall winner
for her sultana cake, with nine entries in
that category it was not an easy task for
Branch with the most entries was
Wongarbon. Our cookery officer will
provide members with the sultana cake
recipe and bring the cake along to our
April meeting .
Agriculture and environment
Officer spoke on the wonderful harvest
for 2021/2022. Between Coonamble
and Gilgandra sites, a staggering 480,000
tonnes of new storage was created, making
these sites amongst the biggest in our
network. Coonamble effectively became
the “super site”. The additional storage helped take
pressure of these sites over harvest, with
a large grain out loading program underway
as the first delivery rolled in we
hope for a good year ahead.
The Gilgandra CWA meeting was
published in The Gilgandra Weekly as
well the Macquarie Group news for the
month of March.
ACWW - Associated Country Women
of the World
The ACWW was founded around 1929, and was the largest organisation for both rural and urban women, with membership around eight million in over 70 countries. The Triennial World conference is ACWW’s highest deliberated body, and passes policy resolutions when it meets every three years since 1930. Interrupted only by the second world war, with the conference returning after the war in Amsterdam in 1947. Australia held the world conference in Melbourne 1962, and Perth 1974, then Melbourne again in 2019. We hope that this year the world conference will be held in Malaysia 2022. Meeting closed at 9.30pm. All members enjoyed an interesting evening.