Members for decades

CWA MEMBERS: Dianne Watson, Maureen Morgan, Ronda Glover, Joyce Harris and Kay Baines were presented with awards.
CWA MEMBERS: Dianne Watson, Maureen Morgan, Ronda Glover, Joyce Harris and Kay Baines were presented with awards.

Yeelanna Country Women`s Association branch recognised four of their valued members for their dedication to the association.

Members of the Yeelanna, Karkoo and Tooligie CWA branches and their guests gathered at the Cummins Hotel for a luncheon which was interspersed with everyone telling where they were born and where they have lived.

Marble Range Group president Julie Heath had the honor of making the presentations.

Kay Baines has been a hard working member of the Yeelanna branch for 20 years and was presented with her 20-year Service Award.

Joyce Harris, a keen handicraft member, joined the Yeelanna branch 20 years ago when she moved from Western Australia. It was pleasing to see her daughter and nieces visiting from the west present to see her receive her award.

President of the Yeelanna branch Ronda Glover was presented with her 60 year badge.

She has held most offices during that time a keen handicraft member, and has held positions in the Marble Range Group and is the present joint handicraft officer, an office she has held for many years.

Maureen Morgan’s mother introduced her into CWA 60 years ago, at Wangary and after being a member in the branches in the Wangary and Coulta districts over the years she joined her sister Ronda Glover at Yeelanna, when the other branches closed.

Julie Heath then announced that Tooligie member, Dianne Watson had also been a member for 20 years and presented her with her service certificate.

Mrs Watson was a member for five years and took leave to have her three sons before returning again.

She is keen handicraft member and has held hold most offices in the branch, as well as group level.

Group president Julie Heath gave information which was discussed at state council the previous week.

The Show Cafe was a huge success, being very popular for those enjoying the country style food

Yeelanna, Karkoo and  Tooligie branches also took the opportunity to hold their monthly meetings at the hotel.

It proved to be a pleasant and friendly day of activities.