Twenty-six CWA members, friends and one partner enjoyed the recent coach trip to CWA House, Umina in Toorak.
After a tasty lunch of soup and sandwiches supplied by member of honour, Mrs Noela MacLeod, everyone was taken on a comprehensive tour and commentary on the history of the property, which was very enlightening.
Noela is a past member of Nhill and Twilight branches and a past West Wimmera Group president so for many it was a trip down memory lane, renewing old friendships.
As it was such a pleasant day weather-wise, members enjoyed a tour of the beautiful Edna Walling classified garden.
Shopping therapy and coffee at Harbour Town topped off a lovely outing before the long journey home.
Special thanks to our coach driver, ably negotiating peak-hour traffic on the trip out of Melbourne.
Congratulations to branches who hosted Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers to support cancer research recently.
Murtoa (Central Wimmera) hosted a Biggest Morning Tea event, raising approximately $1000. Well done ladies.
Whilst another branch Dunmunkle (Central Wimmera) also hosted a successful morning, raising $600 plus.
Members also took morning tea to the residents of Dunmunkle Lodge, before returning to the hall for their May meeting.
Competition results were 1st, Barbara Leith; 2nd, Margaret Murphy for beanies knitted for charity. Smallest bottle, 1st, Helen Barry; 2nd, Ann Hicks. Lucky door prize went to Alys McQueen. A further $107 was raised from their "Women Walk the World" day, where members walked around the wetlands near Minyip caravan park.
By the time this column is published in The Wimmera Mail-Times delegates will have returned from the state conference, held in Williamstown.
Planning for the 2019 ACWW 29th triennial conference is currently well underway.
This once in a lifetime event will take place in Melbourne and was last held there in 1962.
The registration fee of $750 has been decided by the London committee and will include - lunch, morning and afternoon teas.
The gala dinner, conference registration bag, programs and other information will be included.
Tours for spouses and non-delegates are being organised and an end of conference tour is optional.
It will be a time of meeting old friends and beginning new friendships from all around the world.
The fee is on par with all other ACWW World Conferences.