Country Women’s Association revived
REVITALISING the club, bringing in new members and easing loneliness is the goal of women running the Country Women’s Association (CWA) Melville Branch.
Tjala Leysley said the CWA began from organic roots and thought that the branch could get some new energy.
“Last year there were only five members and I thought we could do better,” she said.
“They were essentially holding the fort, waiting for help to arrive.
Despite being labelled the Melville branch it encompasses Fremantle, East Fremantle and Bicton.
“We have been trying to raise awareness of our club by posting on our local shops notice boards,” the East Fremantle resident said.
“We are trying to gain new members. We started a Facebook page; of the previous five members, only two had email addresses.
“We hope to discuss issues like cyber security. Many of our members don’t use computers, so teaching them how to use them and collect information from the internet would be great.”
Marion Hood said despite being known for knitting and sewing, the branch did more than that.
“We are planning on creating mosaics and wood carving. We really want to make sure we are inclusive to all women,” she said.
The CWA will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at the RSL Hall in Bicton.
CWA members Lannah Sawers-Diggens, Marion Hood, Caroline McVicar, Antonia Farrington and Tjala Leysley.