CWA branch gets community paramedic insight

GUEST SPEAKER: Prue Cowell from SA Ambulance attended the meeting to talk about her experiences as a community paramedic. Picture: Supplied

GUEST SPEAKER: Prue Cowell from SA Ambulance attended the meeting to talk about her experiences as a community paramedic. Picture: Supplied

The April meeting of the Ceduna branch of the Country Women's Association took place at the Anglican Church Hall, where health and safety was the main focus.

Branch president Shirley Mahar welcomed 12 members to the meeting as well as the day's guest speaker.

There were apologies from Joy Stott and Greta Whitelaw.

Prue Cowell from SA Ambulance was on hand to speak to the group.

Ms Cowell is a community paramedic and she spoke about her role in Ceduna, which was a very interesting speech for the branch.

Kath Dunn thanked Ms Cowell for her time, presented her with a plate of homemade scones and wished her a happy stay in Ceduna.

A posy which was made by Joyce Chandler to mark Joy Stott's birthday was delivered to her after the meeting due to her absence.

Claire Collins and Elaine Kloock recently travelled to Streaky Bay to take part in a day of teaching new handicrafts for 2019-2020.

Meanwhile, suggestions to hold an apron parade from Joy Stott's collection was put on hold until June for further discussion.

The roll call was the president's choice and was a remembrance of Easter time.

The judges for the competitions were Rita Carey and Shirley Mahar.

The bloom competition saw six entries and saw a three-way tie on 10 points between Kath Dunn, Shirley Mahar and Doreen Denton, while on nine points were Mary Fox, Joyce Chandler and Jenny Skinner.

The handicraft competition had three entries and saw Joyce Chandler's flower arrangement deemed the most outstanding, ahead of Doreen Denton on 10 points and Kath Dunn on nine.

The next meeting will be a Mother's Day meeting on Tuesday, May 14.

A pooled lunch will be enjoyed at the Anglican Church hall from noon and all are welcome to join for the occasion.

That closed another day of sharing and caring for the CWA branch members.