Wimmera CWA News: October 11

Hopetoun members will meet on October 20 at 10am for general and annual meetings – please bring a plate of lunch to share; roll call, favourite actor or actress; competitions: my best blooms and something old.

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Beulah members are reminded the change of date and venue for the October meeting to October 26 at the Beulah Hotel starting with lunch at midday, followed by the general and annual meetings.

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CWA Victoria cooking committee chairwoman Mary Grant advises the CWA  Christmas Fare will be held at Umina on December 2.

There will be Christmas cooking tips master class held over three days – October 15, 21, and 22 from 9am-4pm – taking five people each day. 

Topics include making a traditional Christmas cake (1kg), shortbread, mince pies, a small pudding and food ideas for Christmas gifts.

Members are reminded that when they present baked cakes etc. for CWA Christmas Fare, they must be well wrapped and airtight, a list of all ingredients used and the membership number of the person who baked them must be attached to the articles.

Helpers to set up are required on December 1.

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Advance notice: the Country Womens Association of Australia, will hold its conference at Canberra in August 2018.

Message from CWA Victoria state president, Lynette Harris: 

“Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.”

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CWA Victoria is asking members to share some easy craft patterns with members through the CWA Victoria magazine.

If interested, send them to the creative arts chairwoman, Anne DuVe at 3 Lansell Road, Toorak 3142 or email them to anneduve@bigpond.com.au or cwamagazine@cwaofvic.org.au

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Oct 11: Horsham, garden party.

Oct 12: Horsham Evening, annual general meeting.

Oct 16: Horsham craft, chicken scratching. May branch, transfer station, guest speaker.

Oct 18: Drung South, 9.30am, craft; 1pm, general meeting, competition, plant grown from a cutting.

Oct 20: Hopetoun, 10am, general and annual meeting, followed by a shared lunch.

Oct 26: Beulah, midday, lunch, followed by general and annual meetings.

Dec 2: CWA Victoria  Christmas Fare, Umina

AUDREY HOFFMANN is Central and West Wimmera Groups CWA  publicity officer,  For more details about CWA, phone Audrey on 5398 1694.