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Maitland branches celebrate CWA’s 100 years of friendship and scones


Maitland branches are joining forces to celebrate a century of advocacy, friendship and scones within the Country Women’s Association (CWA).

CWA of East Maitland, CWA – Maitland City Evening, Morpeth CWA and CWA of Maitland have partnered with Maitland Libraries to commemorate 100 years of the organisation, following a traditional morning tea on Friday 25 November.

They’ll co-host an exhibition showcasing the CWA’s history in Maitland while a Walls That Talk display will adorn the exterior façade of the library.

Although it’s not quite 10 decades for the CWA in Maitland – the city’s first branch opened in 1929, the local ladies have provided a helping hand to the community.

Maitland City Council’s coordinator community participation Carol Edmonds said the libraries were thrilled to welcome the members.

“We’re so excited to have the opportunity to celebrate and commemorate the work of the CWA here in Maitland,” she explained.

“What better way to do it than with tea and scones.

“It’s all part of our commitment to preserve Maitland’s historic record.

“The CWA exhibition builds on the work we’ve been doing so far this year, with in-person exhibits at Maitland Library and more history than ever digitised for the public to enjoy online.”

Hunter Group president Deb Schaefer said the CWA was delighted by the recognition afforded by council and the presentations at Maitland and East Maitland Libraries.

“Our members look forward to being involved at these events, mingling with the public and explaining our organisation’s aims and activities,” she added.

“You’ll see their commitment on full display.”

East Maitland and Morpeth CWA branches will also stage a community craft display, with baked goods to enjoy, at East Maitland Library on Thursday 1 December.

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