Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion re­vived

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d479923

CWA mem­bers Lan­nah Saw­ers-Diggens, Mar­ion Hood, Caro­line McVicar, An­to­nia Farrington and Tjala Leysley.

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