The last business meeting for the CWA was back in November of 2015 so there was a lot of catching up to do at the first meeting of 2016.
President Beverley Rose-Wiseman welcomed members to the meeting and gave a special welcome to our Joy Lovell who came to our meeting for the first time in over a year due to ill health.
The School Presentations in December 2015 were to James Buchanan – Citizenship Award at St Peter’s Primary School.
At the Coleambally Central School, Grace Tooth received a CWA cheque for a student entering Year 7 and Sarah Collier received a CWA cheque for a student going into Stage 6.
At the February meeting they passed a submission on shire council boundary change and they will enquire of NSW Trainlink why the Riverina Explorer Train from Griffith to Sydney and return at weekends has been cancelled.
The country of study for 2016 is Mongolia.
Our International office, Gail Hibbert, gave us a short overview of the country and we found out how the country’s National flag had evolved over the years.
At the next meeting the agenda will include the formation of a catering committee (they will host the Sturt Group AGM at Coleambally in October.)
They also need ideas for the CWA Awareness Day in September.
In our cultural segment, members told of experiences they had over the Christmas and New Year break.
Next meeting will be held on Friday, March 11 when information on the primary product of study, blueberries, will be shared.
There will also be a cultural quiz called ‘guess the artist.’
Roster: Sinead Buckley – raffle; Julie Wiltshire – hostess.