Country Women's Association caters for younger members

Glen Innes CWA President, Betty Strong.
Glen Innes CWA President, Betty Strong.

A new branch of the Country Women’s Association is to be set up in Glen Innes.  It will be primarily for younger members who work and so find it difficult to attend meetings during the day.

Glen Innes CWA President, Betty Strong, said: “Because there are young people and they all work, they’re starting up a branch and they’ll meet in the evening.”

Officers of the new branch will be chosen at a meeting at the committee rooms at the Show Ground on September 9 at 4 pm.

The CWA nationally was founded in 1922.  The local branches are heavily involved in raising money for scholarships and medical research.  Betty Strong said: “The CWA is very important to the area.  We lobby government and we raise money for things like drought and flood relief in the state.”

The New South Wales annual state conference next year takes place in Armidale.