Scone members Lyn Tout and Carolyn Carter attend state AGM

LOCAL REPS: Scone & District CWA members Lyn Tout and Carolyn Carter who ventured to the AGM of the Country Women’s Association of NSW.

LOCAL REPS: Scone & District CWA members Lyn Tout and Carolyn Carter who ventured to the AGM of the Country Women’s Association of NSW.

THE Scone & District CWA is about to boast a new-look “home”.

The members of the local branch are very pleased with the progress of the renovations to their rooms in Surman Street, being carried out with the help of a Community Building Partnership grant from the state government for the painting and the fence.

“Everyone is keen to see how it looks,” publicity officer Anne McPhee said.

“The roof was from an insurance claim for hail damage.

“And, it is looking great.

“The painting of the building and new fence are almost completed.”

The branch members have had a busy year so far, with the organisation also being involved in the candlelight evening for the homeless at the Upper Hunter Shire Council Chambers in April. 

Several women attended the Biggest Morning Tea, at the Uniting Church Hall, too.

Members also travelled to group council meetings and functions at other branches.

Lyn Tout and Carolyn Carter ventured to the Central Coast in May for the four-day AGM of the Country Women’s Association of NSW.

“Members were very interested in the outcomes of some of the motions put forward and carried during that time,” Mrs McPhee said.

“A few of the interesting motions carried were to continue financially supporting research into Lyme Disease for another year; lobbying for the government to tighten laws on the foreign purchasing of Australian farm land, water and agribusiness; that online gambling services be subject to the same regulatory requirements as gambling venues such as hotels, clubs and casinos.

“The CWA executive of NSW will lobby the government on these and other issues on behalf of the members.”

For more information on other interests of CWA, go to the CWA of NSW website.

Meanwhile, planning is well underway for a luncheon on Thursday, July 27, at 11am for an 11.30am start at a cost of $20 per head.

The menu will consist of two courses of Nepalese-inspired food, lucky door prizes, raffles and quizzes.

The 3 in 1 day luncheon will feature the CWA country of study, Nepal, the agricultural and environment subjects, including the quoll and native finger limes. 

Guest speakers will talk about some of those subjects.

Members of the Scone CWA branch also brought home second prize in the Hunter River Group Handicraft competition this year and there will be a display of members’ work in embroidery, knitting, quilting, painting and drawings for the guests to enjoy.

To book for the luncheon by July 21, contact Carolyn on 0141 246 808 or email carterredbank47@gmail.com, or Sue on 0437 916 582 or su.lu2112@gmail.com

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