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CWA success

Tuesday, 19th December, 2017

Some of the sixteen women who have answered a call to re-establish the Broken Hill branch of the Country Women’s Association. PICTURE: Supplied Some of the sixteen women who have answered a call to re-establish the Broken Hill branch of the Country Women’s Association. PICTURE: Supplied

By Andrew Robertson

A bid to reform the Broken Hill branch of the Country Woman’s Association has been an overwhelming success.

Judith Selby put the call out to locals to re-establish the defunct branch last week and 16 women responded, turning up to a gathering she’d arranged at the Palace Hotel on Friday.

Ms Selby, who is president of the Darling River Group of the CWA of NSW, said yesterday the turnout was better than she expected. 

She said it was a diverse group of women. 

“So we’ve got women from different professions, from different organisations, from different areas of interest.

“Some were already in other branches from White Cliffs and Menindee, and others were new people which was great.”

Broken Hill lost its branch in 1992 but Ms Selby told the BDT last week that there had been a recent push to reopen it.

The branch also has a home, with Ms Selby saying meetings will be held once a month at the Foundation Broken Hill centre in Blende Street.

The first meeting will be on Monday February 26, and the new members have been asked to bring along a friend. 

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