Marble Range CWA Group meet at Elliston

MEETING: Dianne Watson, Julie Health, Ronda Glover & Jenny Holland at the Marble Range CWA Group meeting at Elliston. Photo: Rosemay Kenny
MEETING: Dianne Watson, Julie Health, Ronda Glover & Jenny Holland at the Marble Range CWA Group meeting at Elliston. Photo: Rosemay Kenny

Marble Range Country Women`s Association Group members gathered at the Sporting Complex at Elliston, recently.

Group president Julie Heath welcoming the ladies, with a special welcome to guest speaker, coordinator of the State Marketing Group, Jenny Holland.

Group officer and individual branch reports gave details of how members had dealt with COVID restrictions. By communication, many ideas had come forth of how they introduced ways of keeping touch and raising funds, as well holding meetings.

All were pleased that the 2021 Table Day could be held, won by host branch Elliston, enabling members to meet. State projects were supported by members donating goods and attending state meetings.

Guest speaker, Jenny Holland is a member of Stirling branch, she enjoys reading, quilting,walking and gardening and is married with five children.

The marketing group had a busy time in 2020, being involved in a number of projects, such as knitting for those in need, such as Loxcare (in Loxton) and West Coast.Youth and Community Support in Port Lincoln, who are much appreciative of knitted goods supplies to them.

With money raising opportunities for the association, such as the Adelaide Show being cancelled many other ideas were brought forward, such as S A Masters Landscapers, Pop Up Shop, Open Gardens Festival and Adelaide Food Fringe.

At this event the Marketing Committee organised "A Curious Culinary Quiz Night". These were all hugely successful for the association, which has joined forces with Foodland Supermarkets and Royal Adelaide Show to stage the "Mighty South Australian Cake Off" as well as a scone drive.

Dianne Watson presented Jenny with a gift of appreciation from the group members.

Ronda Glover is retiring from the office of group handcraft officer, after 18 years of holding this position of service and attending state handicraft schools in Adelaide. Her outstanding contribution to handicrafts has been very much appreciated by Marble Range members. Dianne Watson presented her with a gift of thanks.

All other officers were re-elected. Julie Heath will again lead the group as president, Dianne Watson is secretary treasurer. Vicki Hull was returned as handicraft officer, Gladys Hall as art officer and Jennifer Kay as publicity officer.

Members enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by the Elliston members. The 2022 Group Table was discussed during the general meeting, this will be held on April 28.

Tooligie branch will host the day at Karkoo Kooplex,with the theme "Remembering Grandma". The Group AGM will be held in August (date to be advised), hosted by Karkoo branch.

Handicraft schools were planned for September 6 and 20 at Cummins. Valerie Hill, from Cummins branch extended thanks to the Elliston members for their kind and friendly hospitality.