Look­ing back to move ahead

Shepparton News - Country News - - EUROA SHOW 2018 - By Alana Chris­tensen

Big oc­ca­sion The Katan­dra West branch and the Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion Vic­to­rian chap­ter cel­e­brated their 90th birth­day last Thursday.

Ninety years of his­tory of the the Vic­to­rian chap­ter of the Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion and the Katan­dra West branch were cel­e­brated last week.

Mem­bers from across the East­ern Goul­burn Val­ley branches and be­yond came to­gether at the Katan­dra West Com­mu­nity Cen­tre for the cel­e­bra­tions.

The day in­cluded the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s fa­mous morn­ing and af­ter­noon teas with mem­bers pulling out all the stops to cel­e­brate the mile­stone.

East­ern Goul­burn Val­ley CWA group sec­re­tary Gwenda Met­zke Dou­ble de­light . . . Mar­got Jef­fery and Shirley O’Mear en­joyed a birth­day of their own. Both women re­ceived badges for 40 years of ser­vice from the Katan­dra West CWA branch on the day. said the 100-strong crowd had plenty of fun.

‘‘I don’t think any­one was do­ing noth­ing, they were all talk­ing and catch­ing up. It was good to see,’’ Mrs Met­zke said.

With old cook­books and mem­o­ra­bilia mark­ing the whole his­tory of the CWA, the event was as much about look­ing back as look­ing for­ward to the fu­ture.

‘‘We re­ally wanted to show off what we do and our crafts right through the day,’’ Mrs Met­zke said.

‘‘All of our speak­ers pushed the point of how im­por­tant the CWA is and what they do . . . It was a great day.’’

Former CWA pres­i­dent He­len Christie looked back through some his­tory of the or­gan­i­sa­tion. Clubs from across the Goul­burn Val­ley were rep­re­sented at the event.

CWA state vi­cepres­i­dent Bev Wall en­joyed the day’s fes­tiv­i­ties.

Catch­ing up . . .

Chang­ing times . . .

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Gath­er­ing . . .

Spe­cial day . . . Katan­dra West branch pres­i­dent Heather Palmer, Goul­burn Val­ley group pres­i­dent June Walters and CWA ju­nior mem­ber Tay­lor Clarke, 9, cel­e­brated the mile­stone.

Tasty fare . . . June Walters en­joy­ing many of the fa­mous CWA treats on of­fer. Pic­tures: Rod­ney Braith­waite

Chat­ting . . . Pot­ters branch mem­ber Della Met­zke with Katan­dra West mem­bers Betty Opie and Norma Forbes.

Valu­able knowl­edge . . . Decades of cook­books and house­hold tips were shared.

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