THE Bulahdelah Branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) marked their 87th anniversary last week with a special Devonshire morning tea.
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Joining the celebration, Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead and NSW Minister for Volunteering Ray Williams quickly discovered the CWA sure do know their scones.
“The scones and lemon myrtle cheesecake were sensational,” Minister Williams told News Of The Area.
“Absolutely delicious,” Mr Bromhead added.
Being a celebration, the official guests did not come empty handed, delivering a special birthday gift of $3,000 in recognition of the CWA’s “remarkable community involvement”.
“The activities undertaken by the CWA to improve the lives of women, children and families in our local community could not be achieved without the selfless dedication of its volunteers,” Mr Bromhead said.
The Bulahdelah CWA branch kicked off on 31 May 1931 with 20 members under the charge of inaugural President Ruth Pile.
After meeting in member’s homes for decades, the group moved to the CWA rooms in Wade Park built by Council in 1964.
Branch President Lore Green said although some of their activities have changed over time, the core purpose of helping others has remained the same.
“It’s all about helping out in the community,” she said.
“There’s a new generation coming in and we are doing more things to involve the community to hopefully appeal to the younger ones.”
During last week’s celebration, Minister Williams assisted with cutting the birthday cake and praised the local CWA for their generous efforts.
“Volunteers of Bulahdelah CWA make an important contribution to the community and it has been a privilege meeting members of the branch,” Minister Williams said.
Bulahdelah CWA is one of 400 branches across NSW that work to improve the lives of women and their families in rural NSW.