Mini deb ball on the agenda

The Port Neill Branch of the SA Country Women's Association is looking at holding a mini debutante ball next year.

The idea was discussed at the group's last meeting on October 1 and a survey will be taken to gauge the interest of primary school children in participating.

Port Neill branch members also recently attended the 90th birthday celebration of SACWA and Tumby Bay's 86th birthday lunch held at the Red Roof Hotel.

It was a very happy day with lots of reminiscing, good food and cake.

Members continued on to view many beautifully made quilts and other handicraft work in the cottage, finishing up with a sumptuous afternoon tea in the Tumby Bay clubroom.

The next day, a course on the correct meeting procedure and the duties of officers was held as well as an information summary of the aims and functions of the South Australian Country Women's Association presented by Margaret Hampel and Shirley Frawley.

This was attended by 20 members from branches from Port Lincoln to Darke Peak.

Along with other CWA members from Eyre Peninsula, Port Neill branch member Toni Hunt attended the Royal Adelaide Show last month to work in the SACWA Café.

She was very impressed with the organisation, the variety and quality of the food and produce as well as the craft.

Members have been making tea cosies, which are to be exhibited at the next craft meeting.