Goondiwindi women breath new life into CWA branch

The Country Women’s Association is far more than scones and jam.

Not that isn’t important.

Want to join the CWA? Casey Raymond and Donna Norman urge women of all ages to think about it.

Want to join the CWA? Casey Raymond and Donna Norman urge women of all ages to think about it.

To prove that we are more than happy to point to our favorite cook books, two copies by the CWA from various eras.

The best stews, cakes, biscuits and pies you will ever eat.

And it comes from some of Australia’s best home cooks: mums, aunts and grandmothers from the bush who can turn flour, water and jam into a dessert to make the toughest shearer cry.

And while that’s why the CWA remains famous, the doors of the world for women have, thankfully been flung open. Interests have changed over the years and it’s seen a decline in CWA numbers.

So much so that Goondiwindi does not have a local branch. But that’s about to change. A meeting was held on Thursday at Oak Tree Village. 

“The CWA is different things to different people.  It offers a wide range of activities tailored to local members’ interests as well as providing firendship and an opportunity to contribute to the loval, national and internation communities,” the group’s marketing manager Casey Raymond said.

“We are already looking at improving skills in a number of areas such as gardening in winter and basic mechanics such as changing a tyre,” she said.

“QCWA is 96 years old this year and has branches throughout the State from far north Queensland, west to Boulia and south to Quilpie and Eromanga and down the border at Stanthorpe. Please come and join us,” Casey said.

To find how to join contact qcwagundy@gmail.com