CWA branch receives recognition statement
The Woy Woy branch of the Country Women's Association has received a Community Recognition Statement from Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.
Branch president Ms Jane Bowtell said she had been informed the branch received its statement after Ms Tesch learnt of a recent project undertaken by members to create a memorial quilt for a woman who recently lost her mother.
"We so appreciative having our work recognised in Parliament, particularly a story as beautiful as that of Julie and her daughters," Ms Bowtell said.
"This is especially humbling for us considering where we have come from.
"Just over three years ago we were a branch of only five or so members, finding it difficult to stay afloat.
"We have gone from being on the verge of closure to being formally recognised in the Parliament of NSW.
"We are a thriving branch numbering over 40 women all with different ages, backgrounds and skills.
"However, one thing we do have in common is our love of our community and the sisterhood that has brought us all together.
"Of course, we would be nothing without our community.
"We would not be able to achieve what we do, or be recognised with beautiful words such as this, without the backing of those around us," Ms Bowtell said.
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Emily Bowtell, CWA Woy Woy branch