Following on with the Rainbow CWG Conference report, president Jenni Turnbull presented an interesting report for the past six months which I would like to share with readers.
In her words, a myriad of new experiences, new members and lovely new friends and since the February Conference she has attended State Council in March, 90th birthday celebrations of Victorian CWA with garden party at Umina in April, State Conference at Williamstown in May, State Council in September and many other events locally.
Her highlight has been volunteering with catering at Royal Melbourne Show. The amount of food prepared, cooked and sold to patrons, was continuous with scone cooks making and baking scones that went as soon as they came hot from the oven.
Four cooks worked non-stop and still had trouble keeping up.
During Jenni's two-day stint at the show, she helped prepare salads, washed crockery and cutlery, helped at the counter, cleaned up tables and helped the solitary, indispensable man washing pots and pans.
The cottage at Halls Gap has undergone major renovations and for members, staying at the cottage offers excellent value, with seven beds for $50 nightly, $80 for non-members, subject to change perhaps in the New Year, so book now.
Margaret Murphy, Dunmunkle booking officer, reports November and December are full with January filling fast, so don't delay.
Willenabrina will host the February conference. Val Roll presented the executive with lovely potted pansies as a memento of the day. After lunch, the event finished with local singer and guitarist, Peter Gosling.
Attending the Horsham Show at the weekend it was encouraging to see so many winning tickets on exhibits entered by CWA ladies, both in craft and floral.
The Horsham Historical Society ran a series of short films on previous shows, with one featuring interviews with three wonderful past members, Bev James, Marlene McCreddan and Margaret Hill, all judges for many years and great cooks and craftswomen
Sad to hear a devastating house fire has left one of our Willenabrina ladies homeless; so many treasures lost.