CWA on the move

June 14, 2017

CWA Seymour Central night branch members Bronwyn, Kristel, Raenette, Sarah and Carly with their Boomerang Bags, made out of T-shirts.

In its fourth year, the Country Womens Association Seymour Central branch is moving in a new direction.

To accommodate an increase in numbers and more activities, members held their regular, monthly gathering on Thursday evening in a new location at Seymour and District Community House.

The branch would like to thank Seymour Health and the Garanwarrabul House for their hospitality in providing a permanent meeting space for the past two years.

In addition to the branch monthly meeting, the new location will provide a place for members of the newly-formed junior branch to hold activities and more space for adult members to participate in popular craft and social sessions.

The branch is trying a new fundraising venture as it gears up for a major event — The Great Gatsby Gala — on July 29 at the Seymour Club.

Members are grateful for a generous donation from Janelle Puppa Real Estate, which is the high roller sponsor for the gala.

Monies raised from the gala and stalls held throughout the year will go to Rural Housing Network’s Seymour office to help residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Raising an awareness of homelessness and those at risk, and finding ways to address the issues, falls in line with the CWA of Victoria social issues focus for 2017.

The Great Gatsby Gala will feature live music with The Decibels and casino-type games from Blackjack Knights, to provide a night of dancing and entertainment reminiscent of the Roaring 1920s.

For more information and to book tickets, visit @CWASeymourCentral NightBranch on Facebook, or phone 0488552678.

The project for the monthly gathering was learning how to make Boomerang Bags.

Members turned well-loved T-shirts into reusable shopping bags — without sewing — as a way to recycle unused clothes and reduce waste from plastic bags.

The CWA Seymour Central night branch will hold its next gathering on July 13 at 7pm.

Visitors and new members are welcome.

The meeting place is at Seymour and District Community House, 47A Anglesey St, Seymour.

— Michelle Bradley

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