Myrtle­ford CWA to cel­e­brate 90 years

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

ONE of Vic­to­ria’s old­est Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion groups, will cel­e­brate its 90th birth­day next week.

The Myrtle­ford CWA will mark the mile­stone with an af­ter­noon tea and cake cut­ting on Mon­day.

The club’s sec­re­tary, Joyce McDon­ald, said the state pres­i­dent would also be in at­ten­dance for the event.

“Our Myrtle­ford branch is as old as the state CWA...not many are 90 like us, there are a few 80 but not 90,” she said.

“We are pretty old now, down to about 10 or 12 mem­bers, but most of us have been in­volved a very long time. “I was part of Beech­worth CWA from 1945.” Many of the group’s mem­bers have trans­ferred from around the state, form­ing long-time friend­ships.

“I think it is pretty special the rich his­tory,” Ms McDon­ald said.

“It’s a club to keep women oc­cu­pied and in­ter­ested...we have made some great friend­ships through CWA, I am go­ing down to Mel­bourne soon to meet women I met through CWA all over Vic­to­ria across the last 30 years.”

The group have also made out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity.

MILE­STONE: Myrtle­ford CWA pres­i­dent Joyce McDon­ald cuts a cake to mark the branch’s 85th birth­day in 2013. Next week the group will cel­e­brate its 90th an­niver­sary.

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