Busy end to the year for Ceduna CWA

The November meeting of the Ceduna Country Women's Association (CWA) branch included a look at Spain, the 2019 country of study.

The meeting was held in the Anglican Church Hall, with an apology from Di Thompson.

President Shirley Mahar welcomed all and gave a special welcome to guest speaker Bobbie Bennett, who gave a very interesting talk and showed her slide of her holiday in Spain, the country of study this year.

Ms Bennett also brought along and showed the group a wonderful dress her granddaughter owns.

Claire Collins presented Ms Bennett with the South Australian Country Women's Association's new apple recipe book and thanked her for sharing her journey to Spain with the members.

Ms Mahar welcomed Amanda Hoffrichter as the group's newest member.

The winner of the bloom competition was Kath Dunn's orchid, while on 10 points were Joyce Chandler and Doreen Denton, with Mary Fox, Shirley Mahar, Jenny Skinner and Judy Gregory on nine points.

Finishing on 10 points in the handicraft competition were Claire Collins, Kath Dunn, Elaine Kloock and Shirley Mahar, just ahead of Joyce Chandler and Doreen Denton on nine.

That was followed by afternoon tea, which brought the meeting to a close.


The Ceduna Country Women's Association branch celebrated Christmas with the end of year function at the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel in mid-December.

Fifteen members, three CWA husbands and 10 visitors were welcomed to the Christmas lunch by president Shirley Mahar.

She then invited Amanda Hoffrichter to be presented with her CWA Ceduna badge and welcomed her as a new member, and said she hoped she enjoyed her time as a member of the branch.

While waiting for meals, Ms Mahar read two Christmas poems and Jenny Skinner then read some old sayings.

After lunch Bobbie Bennett read an article written by her granddaughter Nikki Bennett about a traditional Dayak wedding she had attended when she was eight.

It was an assignment in year 11 for which she gained an A.

She also had the headwear of the attendants of her son and his wife's wedding in 1995.

Kath Dunn's game of bingo was won by Colleen Stott, who received a hanging Christmas decoration.

Mary Fox showed her old Coorabie basketball uniform from the 1950s that she brought along and read a poem composed by George Price.

Christmas gifts were given out by Ms Skinner and Ms Mahar to those in attendance.

Members were asked to make packets of biscuits which Ms Mahar and Claire Collins delivered to the residents in the Ceduna Senior Citizens Village, and at long stay in the hospital.

The Ceduna branch will resume on February 9 at the Anglican Church Hall at 1.30pm, with a special guest speaker to be arranged.

Members are welcome to attend the South Australian Country Women's Association council at Naracoorte on February 26 and 27.

Ms Mahar thanked all for coming and wished everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.