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TAS Country : February 24th 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011 Tasmanian Country 5 News history for Tasmania's CWA HARDWORKING: Ann Morely, Frances Swiadek, Bianca Farnell (also pictured opposite), Pauline Desmond and manageress Johanna Warren at the CWA's Hobart shop. Pictures: MATTHEW THOMPSON The Tasmanian chapter of CWA celebrated its 75 anniversary this month with a week-long party, writes Jennifer Crawley. A CELEBRATION lunch was held at the Bellerive cricket ground, free cakes and jam drops were handed out to passers-by in front of the CWA's Hobart store in Elizabeth St and a rich chocolate mud cake iced with the CWA logo and 75 was shared by the hard-working women that make up the stalwart organisation. The CWA began in Tasmania in 1936, when the first meeting was held at Launceston Town Hall, convened by the then Governor's wife Lady Ann Clark. It has had a long and colourful history in the state. The association was the first to set up child health centres in Tasmania, and raised funds, made food parcels and repaired army uniforms in WW2. The CWA has lobbied hard for better education, health and telephone services in rural areas. It worked towards the placement of seatbelts in cars, bubble packaging of medicines and the installation of audible signals at traffic lights for the visually impaired. It has a membership of more than 500 and branches are found across the state including the most isolated rural regions. Anne Morley is typical of the hardworking women that keep the CWA going. Ms Morley is chair of the shop committee, editor of the newsletter, chair of the D'Entrecastreaux handcraft group, secretary of the social committee, president of the Ferntree Strickland branch, on the show committee and in her spare time cooks and crafts for the Elizabeth St shop. ''We've got four generations,'' Ms Morley said. ''My mother, who is 85, my daughter, myself and my granddaughter, who is 21.'' The organisation has gone through a lull with declining membership but appears to be on the mend with more people joining, Ms Morley said. ''I just had a phone call this morning from a grandmother who's run out of grandchildren and she wants to keep knitting,'' she said. Two members who joined just before Christmas were kept busy wrapping Christmas parcels at the Northgate shopping centre, Ms Morley said. ''It goes up and down all the time, but I feel it's positive,'' she said. A recent episode of the SBS program Gourmet Farmer, showing host Matthew Evans competing with a CWA cook at the Hobart Show, has created a lot of interest among women around the state, Ms Morley said. Mr Evans won with a carrot cake. The next big event for the CWA is a state exhibition of handcrafts and cooking at Launceston in May. ''It's just been so good for me,'' Ms Morley said. ''I can get out and about and join in, prior to joining I couldn't, it's given me a lot of confidence.'' To become involved with CWA, phone 6231 3706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 001711 Call 1300 WIDE SPAN (1300 94 33 77) Check out our full range online at www.sheds.com.au Zinc = Zincalume all over / CB = Colorbond walls & trim, Zincalume Roof All promotional pricing is valid for 14 days from date of quotation. Offer ends when steel allocation runs out. All prices quoted include GST and are for building kit only. Free Delivery is restricted to those located in our Green areas, those located outside these areas will be issued with a discount on their delivery charge. Unless otherwise stated, all prices are indicative of Class 10 buildings in Region A with an Importance Level (IL) of 1. All residential buildings (Class 1) have a Site Classification of N2 and IL of 2. Higher Wind loadings and IL available at extra cost. Licence No. 194011C. COLORBOND steel and ZINCALUME steel are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Errors and omissions excepted. Visit www.sheds.com.au for latest product release information. Country Estate - Kit 1: 292m2 Residential steel kit home featuring full engineering and floor plans. 12.8m x 22.8m inc. verandah er Classic Barn ring a 3.5m middle and lean-to spans plus two doors. Can easily be converted into stables. mx14mx3.6m/10.5mx20mx3.6m Value Plus Open front or machinery shed featuring five 4m bays. 7.5mx20mx3.6m/9mx20mx4.2m Do you want to increase your product range and profits? Opportunities are currently available for Wide Span Sheds authorised sales agencies. If you're a business owner looking to add value to your existing business then this could be the opportunity for you. Call (07) 5657 8865 for more information. We are shouting delivery fees! Purchase a Wide Span Shed and you'll get free or discounted delivery *Conditions Apply S S Supe Featur roller 10.5m $14,130 ZINC from only $10,790 ZINC from only $44,500 Kit 1: 292m2 free delivery AGENTS WANTED!
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