Once again Drung South members proved excellent hostesses, running the 169th half-yearly conference at the Taylor's Lake Hall.
Guest speaker, Roger Moulton spoke on the difficult subject of Elder Abuse, giving a disturbing insight into the extent of the problems where family members are taking advantage of or neglecting their elders.
Roger answered questions and gave advice on areas to approach for advice or assistance.
The Cooking with Corn Challange created much interest with Horsham and Nhill Twilight sharing equal first, Dimboola was second and May branch third. Craft leader, Helen Torey congratulated members who entered the State Creative Arts Exhibition at Leongatha.
Rita Stewart from Dimboola branch took out the prestigious Troutbeck Award for the second year running with her painting on china. No mean effort especially for one of our most senior members.
Among allocated funds from Drung South's latest meeting, $500 was forwarded to headquarters to join with other branch donations destined for NSW and Queensland Drought Relief.
WWGroup extend sympathy to Rhonda Campbell on the sad loss of her husband, Phillip. Rhonda is treasurer of May branch, and past group secretary.
Sunday, September 30 is the 140th Horsham Grand Annual Show and as always, CWA members are very involved both with the ladies’ show committee and also with many areas of the exhibitions eg horticulture, farm preserves, cooking and small goods with one class prize donated by the LSCommittee in memory of Margaret Hill, a long-standing show exhibitor and WWG president during my term as WWG secretary.
Many of our ladies serve as stewards and travel miles during the show season to judge at other shows around the region. Pleasing to read that quite a few sections have prizes donated by CWA members especially in the children's sections, a very generous and appreciated gesture.