‘Voice for women’ continues to grow

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Special guest Marie Lapham, Kath Mazzella OAM and CWA of WA executive support officer Vandra Stenton.
Camera IconSpecial guest Marie Lapham, Kath Mazzella OAM and CWA of WA executive support officer Vandra Stenton. Credit: CWA

CWA of WA threw open its doors to the public last Tuesday for its annual open day, attracting more than 100 people to its West Perth headquarters.

More than 25 per cent of CWA members in WA are based in the The Country Women’s Association of WA threw open its doors to the public last Tuesday for its annual open day, attracting more than 100 people to its West Perth headquarters.

More than 25 per cent of CWA members in WA are based in the metropolitan area.

After Nungarin — which is 95 years old — the metropolitan branch is one of the organisation’s s oldest groups.

CWA of WA president Elaine Johnson said the open day had attracted prospective members, supporters and existing members.

“CWA is a voice for all women,” she said. “Our membership is growing and new branches are in the main being started by women in their 20s and 30s in outer metro Perth and regional centres.

“If anyone shares our vision and wants to enrich their local area by starting a new branch of CWA, we’d love to talk to them.”

The open day gave guests the chance to view displays of the CWA’s history, its activities and projects, find out about the benefits of membership and what various branches were doing to enrich communities, and view handicrafts created by members.

Gynaecological awareness advocate Kath Mazella OAM, Art of Life Coaching owner Iris Whitelock, CWA of WA metropolitan branch member Marie Redmond, and Department of Communities policy and service design senior strategy officer Elaine Dowd.
Camera IconGynaecological awareness advocate Kath Mazella OAM, Art of Life Coaching owner Iris Whitelock, CWA of WA metropolitan branch member Marie Redmond, and Department of Communities policy and service design senior strategy officer Elaine Dowd. Credit: CWA
Gynaecological awareness advocate Kath Mazzella OAM.
Camera IconGynaecological awareness advocate Kath Mazzella OAM. Credit: CWA
CWA of WA state treasurer Margaret Hector and CWA of WA president Elaine Johnson.
Camera IconCWA of WA state treasurer Margaret Hector and CWA of WA president Elaine Johnson. Credit: CWA
CWA of WA Perth Belles branch member Fiona Keating with her sister Angie Liveris.
Camera IconCWA of WA Perth Belles branch member Fiona Keating with her sister Angie Liveris. Credit: Pictures: CWA, CWA

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