Far Western Group meets at Smoky Bay

GIFT: Margaret Watson presents Ann Priest with a box of Thrive at the CWA Far Western Group meeting earlier this month. Picture: Kath Dunn
GIFT: Margaret Watson presents Ann Priest with a box of Thrive at the CWA Far Western Group meeting earlier this month. Picture: Kath Dunn

Country Women's Association Far Western Group members converged on the Smoky Bay Uniting Church hall earlier this month for a meeting.

Margaret Watson prepared the room for the group and had the kettle boiling to share morning tea upon arrival, after which president Shirley Mahar welcomed 14 members and received six apologies.

The creed was recited and then secretary Kath Dunn read the minutes of the last meeting.

Volunteers are still needed to work at the SACWA cafe at the Royal Adelaide Show from August 31 to September 8, as well as to work in the pop-up market next door.

The market raised $27,000 last year and homemade jams, relish and crafts are needed for sale, while any donations of items is greatly appreciated.

There is a competition to celebrate 90 years of SACWA, which is to be the creation of a teapot cosy that must have '90' included on it - entries close on August 23.

Entries will be judged at the pop-up market, with the winning cosy to be on display at the SACWA state council in October and sold by silent auction.

It was moved the Ceduna and Streaky Bay branches would remain as a group in the Far Western Group, while the Wirrulla branch has closed and some members joined Streaky Bay.

The Ceduna branch will decide at its June meeting whether to hold a table day and mini show day, which would be in Ceduna.

The group is hoping to have the CWA state president visit for the annual general meeting in August, on a date to be set.

Claire Collins gave her handicraft report and Faye Kelsh gave her floriculture report.

Margaret Watson then presented Ann Priest with a box of Thrive for her garden, for most points for the now-closed Wirrulla branch, and was thanked for her help on the day.

Mrs Mahar thanked everybody for attending and said how thrilled she was to have so many present.

After she closed the meeting group members enjoyed lunch together.