The CWA State Creative Arts Exhibition held at Leongatha earlier this month attracted 1810 entries from across Victoria – a record number in recent years – with roughly one third coming from their local area.
Among official guests were Mrs Noela MacLeod, Mrs Margaret Hyde and Mr Edward Troutback, who have trophies named in their honour and which they presented to the winners. Green stars are given for the most exceptional work of the highest standard: only seven were awarded this year.
WW Drung South met earlier this month with morning, craft being Christmas decorations.
The afternoon meeting was chaired by vice-president Helen Jackman, with a special welcome to visitor Denise Keene. Birthday for the month was Lorraine Baudinette.
Members continued to finalise arrangements for the group conference at Taylors Lake, which they were to host. Discussion took place for obtaining a defibulator for the hall. The branch then allocated their funds for this year, before running a Dutch auction of donated goods which realised an amount in excess of $100 – all in all a very satisfying meeting.
Competition results: smallest animal ornament, 1st Helen Jackman; 2nd Gwen Fischer.
Single bloom: 1st Marie Bergen; 2nd Helen Jackman. Multiple Bloom: 1st Gwen McCartney; 2nd Janice Merrett, Shrub: 1st Margaret Laverton; 2nd Marie Bergen. Home Produce: 1st Janice Merrett; 2nd Marie Bergen.
Volunteers are needed for shifts at the Royal Melbourne Show to help in many areas, for example cooking, sewing, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, taking money and selling goods.
Anyone who is able to help should let their group president know.
Suggestions are being sought for the 2019 country of study. Next year’s state conference will again be held at Williamstown.
With the world conference in April, there was no time to find another venue.