Milvale CWA hosted South West Group Day at the local Hall on Saturday 18th June starting with morning tea before both the Australian and Mongolian National Anthems were sung and Motto said
Guest Speaker Mikla Lewis OAM spoke on how wild life and agriculture can work together.
Mikla also spoke on many of our native fauna and flora including wallabies, snakes, birds and birdlife. Wattle trees, fungi and grasses
Mikla was followed by Matt Ryan who travelled from Sydney to tell of his time in Mongolia, CWA Country of Study this year.
Matt included maps of the area and photos presented were enjoyed by all.
Agricultural and Environment Officer, Kathleen Phillips displayed information blueberries, the flora for 2016.
Kathleen presented Lyndell Reeves, Grenfell Evening, with First Prize certificate for her card depicting blueberries.
Ruth Dainith, Morongla Branch said grace before a delicious luncheon was served by Milvale members.
Greatly appreciated and enjoyed. Thank you ladies.
Vice President, Linda Willding, spoke on Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), especially the South Pacific Area.
She explained the work involved with this organisation including Women Walk the World and Pennies for Friendship.
Linda also spoke about Tea Time for Rural Women which began in 2014, helping rural women in times of need.
Linda went on to talk of the ACWW Conference held every three years.
It will be held in Warwick, England, this year.
Two SWG members, mother and daughter from Canimbla Branch, Meryl and Karen Lees will be attending.
Ada Cheshire Memorial Trophy was awarded to Janice Ward, Young Branch for the fascinator /hat competition, judged by Executive Rep. Judy Houghton
Pam Wilson from Boorowa gained first place for her model of a Yurt (Mongolian home)
Photography Section: Bells - Linda Willding, Something Old – Meryl Lees
Yvonne Murphy from Boorowra took home the certificate for the The Cultural Quiz
The SWG Cricket team entertained all present. A very funny skit written by Carmen Gordon, Boorowra
Five competition tickets were drawn. Winners: Carmen Gordon, Joan Rawlins, Bev Stewart, Margie Ryan, Rose Adler and Barbara Langfield.
We wish Melva Edgerton, Quandialla a speedy recovery after her accident last week
Carmen thanked everyone for their participation before afternoon tea was served and members travelled home.
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