HORSHAM'S Country Women's Association branch has celebrated their 85th birthday with a roaring luncheon at the group's clubroom.
The CWA members met for lunch and desserts, featuring an 85 years cake made by members.
A contingent of women from the Centre of Participation also attended and danced with the CWA members.
Horsham CWA branch President Robyn Abbey said it was a "fantastic day".
"We are very excited. I am very excited to be the president at the moment. We have put a lot of effort into it and it has been a fantastic day," she said.
Horsham CWA has members volunteering in many organisations, such as Ambulance Victoria and the Royal Flying Doctors Service. The group also offers scholarships for school children to support their education.
Ms Abbey said the group's main goal was to serve the community in any way possible.
"We are a charitable organisation of course and we give back to the community. We have invited some lovely ladies from the Centre of Participation from different cultures. Hopefully they will join us eventually," she said.
"I think we still have our core values. I don't think we have changed much. We have moved with the times but we haven't swayed away from out collective motto and work towards that at all times."
Erene Vivian has been a member of the Horsham CWA since the 1980s. She said the group had broadened her horizons.
"The CWA has brought a lot of friendship, a lot of knowledge and widened my horizons," she said.
"Wherever the CWA is needed, they'll be there.
"It has changed in as much as although we are widening our areas of expertise, we need some new younger members to keep us going.
"It is like everything, a lot of young people work nowadays and just don't have the time to put into anything. However there are always ways to be involved."
Ms Abbey said the group had fully recovered from the coronavirus pandemic and was looking forward to recruiting new members.
Last year the CWA pushed for different ways to fundraise and engage with the community, which ended up being in line with their theme of 2020, which was "grow, connect and improve".
Ms Abbey welcomed interested women to come to the club house and meet the members.
"Please come down and join us, we are a lovely group of ladies. We learn a lot, and you'll learn a lot about yourself," she said.
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