OUR main focus this year has been to look for new members as we are very small. We have had meet and greets with one new member so far, and we have made contact with a good number of people within the community who are not members.
Our skills bank is available and we listen and watch out for people who would like to learn a new skill, eg. decorating carry bags, making marmalade, or just having a good yarn.
This has been a strong thread of need in our community. We are making contact with people who have been in the community for many years, as well as people who are new comers, who are simply in need of some company and someone to give them some time and listen.
There is a very real need in this area.
We may be small and struggling. We still do all the traditional CWA projects, yet we are forward looking to embrace new technology and turn it to our best use, eg our Mongolian inspired 3D printed biscuit cutters.
We made biscuits with these cutters which were served at our international day. The children were most enthusiastic and asked many questions about Mongolia.
WE HAD a barbecue at Bunnings, and each one did their part. There was a street stall for the state voting day, which was very good; cakes, jams, chutneys and various things. Clare Oliver donated a Royal Dalton Dinner Set for four to be raffled.
In July we had a guest speaker, arranged by our Agricultural Officer. Dougal Fredrick spoke about the Regent Honey Eater, which was very good.
We lost a very good member from our Branch in August. Our hearts are saddened.
We gave $100 to the Cancer Centre. The council election was held and we had a stall near the hall, which was great.
For our international day the school children came to the hall and they had a hot lunch with us of Mongolian food. One of our members showed slides as she has been to Mongolia.