CWA news from across the region

HORSHAM branch members have been busy making 540 origami flowers, origami boxes and filled teddy bears at a recent craft day for Taylor Tenabel, granddaughter of branch member Jennie Mitchell, for the Royal Children's Hospital appeal.

Taylor, who raised $16,880.56, was the second highest fundraiser in the state.

The branch will hold a "Party Plan" day on April 23, from 10am to 3pm, in the Horsham CWA Hall, everyone is welcome.

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West Wimmera group craft day at Nhill was well supported, with members making chicken scratching which was demonstrated by Marlene Schmidt.

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Central Wimmera group branches and members are reminded of coming events.

Women Walk the World on April 30; group church service on May 7, at Beulah Uniting Church, at 11am, followed by changeover and lunch in the Keith Warren Fellowship Centre. All members are asked to bring a plate of food to share. On May 19 the group will hold its CWA exhibition at the Murtoa Mechanics Hall from 1-6.30pm, with the official opening at 1.30pm. Special guest on the day, Corinne Heintze, will be a highlight with her farm art wear display. CWA Victoria state conference and performing arts will be held at Shepparton on May 24-27, and the state craft exhibition at Warrnambool, August 11-12.

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Central Wimmera group president Jenni Turnbull reminds members of the theme for the group entry for the exhibition at Murtoa - beetles, bugs, and butterflies, from which the group entry will be chosen for the branch entry for CWA Victoria exhibition.

DIARY DATES

April 19: Drung South, international day luncheon; competition, recipe made from Drung South Recipe Book.

April 20: Beulah, 11am, guest speaker, Lance Netherway;  competition, cooking, half filled sponge. Nhill Twilight meeting, a craft activity making gift boxes, and cards with Lorraine will be at the June meeting.

April 22: May branch, sausage sizzle.

April 28: Dimboola, international day, invite a friend; country of study, Denmark; guest speaker, D. Horan; display, family heirloom.

April 30: CWA Women Walk the World, all branches.

Audrey Hoffmann is the Central and West Wimmera Groups CWA publicity officer.