Umina CWA almost doubles membership in a year
The Umina Beach branch of the Country Women's Association has almost doubled its membership over the past year.
The branch has welcomed 15 new members this year to bring total membership to 32, said club publicity officer Ms Margaret Key.
She said the branch had experienced "an unprecedented level of growth this year, measured not just by the branch's influx of new members but by the success of its projects".
Ms Key said members were enjoying the friendship, skill sharing and upskilling opportunities and general sisterhood the Country Women's Association was known for.
She said the branch's other achievements this year included having the old asbestos roof at their hall replaced and taking part in their first CWA Sconeversation, opening their doors to the community to discuss mental health and promote social connections.
Ms Key said the branch was now winding down for the year.
"We have wrapped up the year with a barbecue at Umina Beach, which we love as it gives us the chance to interact with our community while raising funds.
Ms Key was recently recognised by the Northumberland Group of the Association for her role in the success of the branch, being awarded the Group's Publicity Award.
She was honoured for her efforts in spreading the message of the Association and for helping promote the Umina Beach branch in the wider community through her role as the branch's publicity officer.
Ms Key said she was flattered to receive the award but the branch overall was the real winner.
Media release, 7 Nov 2019
Margaret Key, Umina Beach CWA
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