Pleasant Hills members met at the Henty CWA rooms prior to the Field Days.
The branch has purchased some notices to promote CWA projects for use at stalls.
Members made slices and sandwiches to sell at the Field Days for Riverina Group CWA.
CWA teamed with Rural, Regional & Remote Mental Health to bring awareness of mental health in the bush into the open. They've printed RUOK-type pamphlets, with a scone recipe on the other side. CWA had two "Sconversation Days " at Bunnings on the Friday and Saturday of Mental Health Awareness Week, and handed out lots of the pamphlets. These fliers were also on the tables at the Henty Field Days.
Hearing specialists Audika is giving money to CWA branches when people have hearing tests done if they mention CWA-NSW and the CWA branch that they wish the money to go to.
Results of Land Cookery were: Donna Latter Cake, 1st Eunice, 2nd Lyn J, and in the Gluten Free Orange Ricotta Pound cake, 1St Lyn J, 2nd Margaret. Next month the competition will be Strawberry Jam, Pomegranate Jelly, both to be in 375gram jars, and also Pickled Pears. Jam recipes are in June 2018 Journal, & the Pickled Pears in the June 2019 one.
The Field Days were once again very busy and successful. Many thanks to branch members and juniors who helped out. On the Tuesday, Kate Aldridge from Albury demonstrated easy cake decorating with everything available off the shelf, then kindly donated three cakes for a raffle. The branch raffled one each day during a fashion parade to raise money for the Pamper Packs planned for women in the areas that are doing it tough due to the drought as a Christmas gift.. Anyone wishing to donate either goodies or money to help with this would be most appreciated, and this can either be given to any of our members or left with Narelle Morey in Henty at Dales IGA. We are also having another scone stall next week at Bunnings to raise money for these pamper packs.
The group conference will be held in Wagga on Wednesday, October 9, and a car load of members hope to attend.
Riverina group is having a workshop to learn some finer points of cooking and also cooking for shows and land cookery at The Rock Bowling Club on Friday, November 15. Jan Young from the State Land Cookery Committee will be running the workshop. Cost is $20 per head, which includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea. It is also asked that you bring a cake or jam for Jan to work with. Lyn Jacobsen would like definite numbers to her at least one week prior: phone 6043 3301
Pleasant Hills' next meeting is the annual meeting at the Commercial Club in Albury on Wednesday, October 16 at 10.30am.