CWA throws a big party

By Alana Christensen

Ninety years of history of the Victorian chapter of the Country Women’s Association and the Katandra West branch was celebrated last week.

Members from across the Eastern Goulburn Valley branches and beyond came together at the Katandra West Community Centre for the celebrations.

The day included the organisation’s famous morning and afternoon teas with members pulling out all the stops to celebrate the milestone.

Eastern Goulburn Valley CWA group secretary Gwenda Metzke said the 100-strong crowd had plenty of fun.

‘‘I don’t think anyone was doing nothing, they were all talking and catching up. It was good to see,’’ she said.

With old cookbooks and memorabilia marking the whole history of the CWA, the event was as much about looking back as looking forward to the future.

‘‘We really wanted to show off what we do and our crafts right through the day,’’ Mrs Metzke said.

‘‘All of our speakers pushed the point of how important the CWA is and what they do... It was a great day.’’