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Collapse Issue 571:<br />13 Jun 2023<br />_____________Issue 571:
13 Jun 2023
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Residents call for nine council wards
Support sought for arboretum projects
Woy Woy morning serenity
Action for Austin Butler reserve
Petition started to reclassify Memorial Ave reserve
Residents asked for evidence of foreshore erosion
Petition started to reclassify Memorial Ave reserve
Shoppers urged to check their receipts
Medal awarded to Marine Rescue unit commander
Rotary club presents service and excellence awards
Biggest morning tea raises over $2500
Firefighters called to car accident
Mingaletta elders take part in reconciliation gathering
Litter and debris removed from rocky foreshores
Organic food network seeks new members
Baby hampers celebrate CWA branch birthday
Marine Rescue unit holds awards presentation
Mingaletta gets grant for play area, awnings and signs
Probus club seeks more members
Reid backs appeal for Mary Macs
Regional women's network to hold two charity events
MP offers grant information subscription
Opportunity to hold young rock wallaby
Council holds survey of water and sewer services
Year's rainfall is down 40 per cent
Application to amend complying development certificate
Ettalong 'more liveable' than Pearl Beach, says RMIT
Men's Shed applies for occupancy certificate
Resident feedback wanted on my performance
Hospital auxiliary re-opens kiosk after 18-month closure
Families may join tours of new aged care section
Choir performs for 'care residents'
Overseas staff to start in aged care in July
Raising awareness for mental health
Virus numbers drop by 30 per cent
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Ephemeral Art Trail applications close soon
Corn Nut Creek to sing at folk club
Copies of CWA history book are still available
Art and photography camp at Cockatoo Island
St John's school celebrates 100th birthday
New coffee machines for Woy Woy campus
School to use student diary cover designs
History students hear from university experts
Jacob is likely to represent NSW
Peninsula schools reach jersey design final
What makes St John's different?
Happy birthday, Mr Barr
Girls finish fifth in North Sydney touch football finals
Visit to cyber-security company
Aboriginal-themed shirts delivered early
Variety night includes dance, music and drama
School invites parents to 'walk and chat'
Students 'mother-up' two sets of newborn goats
Landcare grants for Woy Woy and Ettalong schools
Peninsula soccer clubs face off in match of the round
East Gosford defeats Umina in women's premier league
Umina is named surf life saving club of the year
Ettalong Bowling Club starts under-18 academy
Bowls volunteers recognised with awards
Two Tour de Central Coast events to start at Woy Woy
Sponsorship for Little Athletics
Last bowls club championship for the year
Clean-up around new nets
Bridge club donates $1600 to Food Pantry
Forum to shape the future of women's soccer



Copies of CWA history book are still available

Some copies of a book about the history of Country Women's Association branches on the Central Coast are still available, according to its author Ms Johanna Reygersberg.

The Woy Woy CWA branch member wrote the book last year for the centenary of the NSW association.

Ms Reygersberg said most of the books had been sold, but there were still about 20 left.

Of the 13 Central Coast branches, four also celebrated their 90th birthday last year, including Woy Woy.

The other three were Lisarow-Ourimbah, Somersby and Tuggerah Lakes.

The Terrigal branch is older and celebrated 92 years.

The book covers the history of all 26 branches which have existed over time in the Northumberland Group, which covers the Coast.

Ms Reygersberg said the branches were often started as self-help groups by "women who cooked and knitted, held crafts or cooking demonstrations, and card games afternoons, all raising money to start the branches".

"They often started Rest Rooms and Baby Health Centres as well," she said.

"The mothers were taught baby health care and also learned from each other, sharing crafts and cookery skills.

"They liked social gatherings and knew how to throw a big party.

"Their stories are fascinating, and my appreciation of what these women did over the years grew and grew.

"I do hope that reading the CWA branches' history will bring insight and as much enjoyment to others as it did me."

The book, costing $15 plus postage, may be ordered online at

Delivery and pickup can be arranged.

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