THE Glenorchy branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) took a trip down memory lane recently when it celebrated its 75th anniversary with a commemorative display at the Glenorchy LINC.
The display, which was on showcase from 26 September to 7 October, memorialised the branch’s work in the community for the past 75-years and included written and photographic history, as well as a range of handcrafted items.
CWA Glenorchy president Jenny Allford said the display acted as a celebration of the club’s achievements since its establishment in 1941.
“A lot of CWA branches are no longer in operation, so to reach 75-years is a pretty big deal,” she said.
“We’ve played a big role in the community and a lot of people have family members who have had an active role in our branch at one point or another.
“This display was a chance to view some of our history and maybe jog some memories.”
In honour of the milestone, CWA Glenorchy also hosted a “Soup and Sandwich” for its club members and guests in early October at the Glenorchy Rodman Bowls Club.
CWA Glenorchy secretary Judy Morris said the branch members were “very proud” of its achievement.
“I, myself, am a third-generation member of the Glenorchy CWA and it has played a big part in my life,” she said.
“We have worked hard and still to this day hold a good profile in both the CWA and wider Tasmanian communities.”
Ms Allford said the branch welcomed any potential new members.
“We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Glenorchy City Council chambers and welcome anyone who may be interested in what we do,” she said.
“Joining the CWA is a great opportunity to get involved in the community in a voluntary capacity.”
Caption: CWA Glenorchy president Jenny Allford, right, and secretary Judy Morris show off the branch’s 75th birthday display at the Glenorchy LINC.