Hot spots have gone, clean air and rain deluging... at last. Now we emerge after an appalling January. Still making sandwiches, and planning goods for charity stalls to raise funds for those so badly affected by the fires, and now storm damage, and not forgetting those still in drought.
CWA members in the Highlands were invited to a largely social day to start the year, hosted by Mittagong CWA. Branches outlined their main planned activities for the year such as: mental health and trauma support programs, hosting an event for rabbit population reduction, collection of tools for fire damaged Men's Sheds, sessions on tech support for iPads and iPhones for seniors, and sponsorship of farmers to attend the CWA tour to the Mulloon Institute. So many different plans and ideas showing the diversity of programs within CWA .
One of the major events of the year which will be of interest to members, and local farmers particularly, is the planned tour on Saturday, March 28 to the Mulloon Institute. The focus will be on its landscape rehydration project near Bungendore. Contact Rebecca Hogan CWA, on 0412 600 173 for information.
The Associated Country Women of the World organisation, of which CWA is a member society, is focusing this month on the UN Decade of Family Farming. The aim is to make progress in eradicating global hunger. ACWW has had a voice in the UN since1947.
A new year sometimes leads women to consider taking up a new interest. If you are considering CWA membership, contact group president, Jennifer Blinkhorn ph: 4868 3663.