Menindee Country Women’s Association Turns 70

Menindee Country Women’s Association (CWA) ladies have announced an open day and market this Sunday after a year of planned dances, trivia nights and other celebrations were stopped by COVID.

“It’s all about getting together and celebrating,” President of the Menindee CWA Ms Lorraine Looney said.

We want to let every one know we are still here and still doing our fundraising and events.

Menindee CWA was established in 1951 to bring people together MS Looney said.

”There was a Nursing Sister at the health service who saw the need for women to mix because there were a lot of migrant families coming to town to work on the pipeline,” she said.

In those days they had craft days, played Bugs, Bingo and Gladys and Frank Bridgewater would come from Broken Hill to do dance lessons, she added.

“In 2009 the original CWA building burnt down and things looked pretty grim. A few of us rallied together to re establish the new CWA building and keep the organisation going for the town,” she said.

The day opens at 10 am with
Welcome to Country at 11am. Stalls will include Palirika Barka Jewellery Handiwork, Dave Got Wood and Other Stuff, and Stephen’s Koori Creations. Marie Kelly, author of Chance Opportunities-Missed Opportunities, will be there selling Nepal fund raising goods.

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Food will be provided by the Men-In-De Shed, Cheryl’s Hotdogs and the CWA Morning Tea with gluten free available.

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