The group held its monthly meeting on Friday March 12 with 18 members attending, and four apologies were received.
A report was given by Narelle Saunders (CWA cookery officer), on the results of the Sawtell handicraft and cookery day which was held on Wednesday March 3.
The results were as follows:
1st prize (sultana cake) Lesley McFarlane;
3rd prize (sultana cake) Sharon Davison;
3rd prize (light fruit cake) June Neilly;
3rd prize (cherry blush cake) Carol Smith;
2nd prize tomato relish section Narelle Saunders.
First placing in any section will go to the State Conference at Bega.
Handicraft report for Sawtell was given by Ruth Melouney (CWA handicraft officer).
Ruth Melouney was successful with both her entries and was awarded the highest points for her embroidery ‘blue wren duchess’ set, and in the over 80yrs section ‘willow pattern runner’. These articles will be entered in the handicraft section at the Bega State conference.
Ladies on handicraft days have been crocheting and knitting poppies to be placed on a wreath for Anzac Day on behalf of Grafton CWA (provided Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted).
Following our meeting, Grafton CWA celebrated International Day, with the country of study for 2021, Ecuador.
Wendy Proud (international officer) distributed recipes from that country to members to prepare and cook dishes.
Lunch was served and the dishes presented were enjoyed by our members. A vote of thanks was given to Wendy on a successful International Day.
Nola Horrocks (A.C.W.W. member) gave an informative talk on women members throughout the world and the Pacific region, helping poorer nations and teaching the women skills that will benefit their communities. Clothing, sewing equipment, and education material for school children is just some of the help that is given.
Next meeting of Grafton CWA will be held Friday April 9 at Duke Street rooms; morning tea will be served at 9.30am and the meeting will commence at 10am.
Handicraft mornings Monday April 12 and Monday April 26. All will be made welcome.