Mullum CWA celebrates its 60th birthday

Gwen Stanford and Elnor Bostock cut the birthday cake
Gwen Stanford and Elnor Bostock cut the birthday cake

The Mullumbimby Branch of the Country Womens Association (CWA) celebrated it's 60th anniversary last week, with tributes to past members.

Among the guests were State President Judy Richardson, Zone Representative Joan Roots, Morag Page, wife of Member for Ballina Don Page and representatives of branches from many parts of the Far North Coast.

A play recording the achievements of the branch was written by Diane Giddins and acted by Ruth Fox, Emily Harkness, Elnor Bostock and Dorothy Johnston.

It traced the re-formation of the branch which had first formed in 1926, but which went into a 14 year recess.

Since 1944 the branch has had a number of notable successes, including the building of the CWA restrooms and the Baby Health Centre.

It was a caterer at Mullumbimby Shows for many years, staged and supported many social and fund raising functions and had a highly regarded choir during the 1970s and 1980s.

The current executive includes Mrs Joy Mulcahy president, Joan Graham treasurer and Elnor Bostock, secretary.

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