THE NEXTmeeting will be Thursday, November 7 at 9.30am for culture, followed by the meeting at 10am. Cooking to be benched at 9am on Thursday, November 7 will be rich fruit cake and steamed fruit pudding.
Hereis an update from the annual general meeting, held on Thursday, October 3.
Results of the election, chaired by Pam Rogers from Stuarts Point: President Gloria McIntosh, secretary Nola Horrocks, treasurer and handicraft Dianne McNeill. Vice-presidents Neryl Stuart and Marlene Semken. Cultural Judith Rakacic, international Marion Schadel, cookery, agricultural and environment Joan Bagnell, publicity Kathleen Miller.
Pam Rogers congratulated all officer bearers, and said that adjusting to change was a necessary form of growth. This statement is evident with CWA at present, as the new state president has taken to blogging.
The publicity report tabled for the AGM thanked the editor of the Guardian, Christian Knight, for his ongoing encouragement to those who write up the community happenings. Also thanked was the journalist Britt Ramsey for her support, ideas and great photos. Karen Liddell was thanked for her cheerful disposition and lovely smile, always willing to help the publicity officer when things are a little stressed. These professional people are indeed appreciated by CWA Nambucca Heads branch members.
World Women’s Day was celebrated at the CWA Hall on October 17. An inspired guest speaker, Nambucca Shire mayor Rhonda Hoban, spoke on the fact that rural women can do any thing they set their minds on. A smorgasbord of opportunities awaits us all in rural and remote regions. Many women undertake advocacy work, as well as day to day running of properties, homes, families and businesses. The mayor spoke on her role and all that it entails.
Those attending the morning tea, were also given a tour, through the mayor’s eyes, of the new dam that is being constructed near Bowraville. The recent tours organised for people to see the construction project were solidly booked each time. Public interest was incredible; so many people were interested in the construction, the statistics, the capacity of the dam, and the news that, in time, a picnic area and shelters will be erected. This engineering project will cost more than $54 million. The ladies were delighted to share the morning with the mayor. We did so appreciate her time, as she has a busy schedule.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.