Get­ting to­gether

Shepparton News - Country News - - OPINION -

Women from across north­ern Vic­to­ria gath­ered for the Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion’s spring con­fer­ence in Shep­par­ton East last Thurs­day.

Hosted by the East­ern Goul­burn Val­ley group, the con­fer­ence is one of two held ev­ery year and at­tended by var­i­ous CWA groups.

‘‘We get to­gether to bring up any is­sues and any news to pass on among each other, both from head of­fice right down to the mem­bers of the group,’’ East­ern GV group pres­i­dent Gwenda Met­zke said.

The con­fer­ence in­cluded a guest speaker from Be­yond Hous­ing, who spoke on home­less­ness to the 50 women at­tend­ing.

‘‘We like to learn about some­thing as much as we can and how we might be able to help out,’’ Mrs Met­zke said.

‘‘We also high­light our craft and cook­ing skills as we were win­ners at the state ex­hi­bi­tion this year.’’

Most of the women at the Shep­par­ton East Foot­ball Club rooms were from eight branches from within the Moira, Cen­tral Mur­ray and Goul­burn Val­ley West CWA groups.

The spring meet­ing specif­i­cally high­lighted Christ­mas cake cook­ing for the Mel­bourne Christ­mas Fair and the in­crease in ju­nior mem­bers.

Good com­pany . . . East Goul­burn Val­ley CWA mem­bers Mar­garet Martin, Joan Leeder, Angie Seca, Bev Cocks, Anni Rus­sell and Mar­garet Twed­dle. Pic­tures: Julie Mercer

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