Mateship has been enjoyed at a slight distance for the Moss Vale Evening CWA branch.
The branch members settled in for a "post ZOOM meeting" get-together at the Bradman precinct in Bowral on June 1.
The location paved the way for a socially distanced take away coffee on the tiered seating below the pavilion.
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Branch president Jennifer Bowe said the gathering was the first time members had been "nearly face-to-face since our International Women's Day lunch meeting on March 8."
However she said that a telephone tree established during the strict stay-at-home regulations had ensured that all members felt part of the team while being confined to barracks.
"After the obligatory antibacterial wiping down of the seats and arranging social distancing of seating we enjoyed a lovely sunny morning for the first day of winter," she said.
"Catching up, sharing stories, renewing friendships has given us all a hint of the near future.
"It was a form of celebration for coming through the pandemic unscathed."