CWA group history is wanted
The Woy Woy Country Women's Association is calling on community members who may have information or memorabilia pertinent to the Association's history to come forward and help celebrate the association's 80th birthday.
The group will hold a birthday luncheon at Woy Woy RSL on Wednesday, June 6.
The CWA already had sufficient information regarding the history prior to 1940 but was wanting information from this period onwards, said publicity officer Ms Robyn Smith.
Mrs CJ Staples sponsored the inaugural meeting on June 8, 1932, at her home and was elected the first president.
Later meetings were held in the supper room of the Woy Woy Cinema and the Thistle Cafe on The Boulevarde and raised money by balls, garden fetes, street stalls and jumble sales.
On December 10, 1940, land was leased in Wharf Rd and a cottage built which also housed the Baby Health Centre.
It employed a nursing sister for two and a half days a week and was a free service to mums until the 1980s.
Anyone with information about the group's history should phone Barbara on 4341 6576.
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