Results of our recent craft workshop
The CWA Country of Study for 2016 is Mongolia.
This is its National Flag
The State International Seminar
Several branch members attended this seminar held in Canberra in late January. We were treated to a wonderful series of talks covering the culture and history of Mongolia; as well as current issues and modern life. And a marvellous fashion parade of traditional and modern Mongolian dress.
The PowerPoint presentations from that Seminar are available on the CWA of NSW web-site
International Seminar on Mongolia 2016.
Exeter Public School
Closer to home, the Years 5 &6 children of the Exeter Public School have maintained a connection with the Country of Study through a special interest project taught by a (non-CWA) volunteer. The children are learning how to set up a web-site and using Mongolia as the content. You can see how well they are tackling this by visiting http://www.exetermongolia.com/.
Branch and Group International Days
This year there will be no branch International Day as we were to have combined with the Wollondilly Group International Day on 4th June. That day had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. A great pity as a very interesting combination of speakers and topics had been organised. However, branch members have already attended a number of the events put on by other branches and will be attending others.
Exeter Branch and Wollondilly Group International Officer
Group Cultural Day 2015
Group Cultural Day
On 20th July, in a festive mood, seven members set off for the Group Cultural Day at Kangaroo Valley. The Hall was filled with members of the Wollondilly Group branches – colourfully dressed and ready to sing, dance, recite and eat their way through the day to a theme of Christmas in July. Exeter contributed by performing ‘O Soldier won’t you marry me’. A fun day!
Land Cookery Day
Land Cookery Day in Kiama in November featured some interesting demonstrations, including one , featured here, on the science of getting the right dough consistencies with different flours.
ACWW Women Walk for the World - 29th April 2014
On Monday, 10th September 2012 Exeter CWA held their "Awareness Day".
Members were asked to attend a morning tea, bring a plate, a friend and wear their pearls!
Members attended bringing friends , some of whom were newly arrived neighbours.
Guests received gifts, many of our supporters were acknowledged and everyone enjoyed the morning tea and welcoming meeting chaired by our president, Rhondda Vanzella.
OJ Rushton put together a very funny musical rendition about Exeter Village which received a lot of laughs!
Nova Miller gave a very clever delivery on "Communication" which gave a lovely insight into her years growing up.
Exeter CWA has attracted a number of new members over the past few months with a few more new memberships expected after Monday's "Awareness Day".
A wonderful morning of friendship that certainly showcased just what Exeter CWA is all about.
ACWW Women Walk For The World
Monday, 14th May 2013
This is a major fundraising effort involving all member countries in the World.
The aims of this very special fundraising effort, are to raise the ACWW image, to promote ACWW and to increase the funds.
This is not an annual fundraiser. It is special for this year!!
We will meet at the Exeter Hall for a one hour meeting at 12.30pm
Then three options: YOUR CHOICE!
- Enjoy a ramble through the lovely property of “Whare Tua” at the corner of Yarwood Drive and then through a side gate onto the Drive
- Continue walking right through to the Exeter Studio restaurant for 3pm (http://www.exeterstudiorestaurant.com.au)
- Drive directly to Exeter Studio restaurant for 3pm – no walking on this day
Eon, the chef at Exeter Studio, has been incredibly generous to us, for this event.
Our Branch committee has decided to set the fee for the day at $15.00 which includes your walk (donation or sponsorship) and the afternoon tea. If you plan not to walk it is assumed you will still support the afternoon by paying the $15. Obviously if you raise more funds ….all the better for ACWW.
Please encourage your friends and family to enjoy this afternoon fundraiser with us.
"Japanese Lunch Bags"
On 23 April 2012, under the guidance of Pat de Corsie (Handicraft Officer), a number of Exeter CWA members learnt how to make a Japanese lunch bag.
Many members brought their own sewing machines and were ably taught, step by step how to create one of these fabulous bags.
It was a great chance to get together outside of the normal meeting time and many laughs were had - as usual!
Thanks so much to Pat for passing on her expertise!