The Bogan Gate Branch of the Country Women’s Association celebrated 90 years this week with a fabulous luncheon at the revamped Bogan Gate Hotel.
During the occasion, Ros Edwards explained that the inaugural meeting was held at the home of Mrs W Black on 7th November, 1931. That meeting was opened by Miss Warby, State Treasurer.
“During the War years the members of CWA were called upon to do many extra tasks,” Ros said.
“For many months they ran a canteen for soldiers at the nearby Army Camp and almost every woman in Bogan Gate had a camouflage net on a stand and as soon as one was finished, another would be started. Most ladies knitted socks, pyjamas, khaki shirts and fruit cakes to include in comfort parcels which were packed once a month during the war years.”
Gail McKay explained to the group that in their 90 years they have awarded 13 Life Memberships, four 50-year badges, 33 Long Service Bars and had 16 junior members – an incredible feat!
Here’s to the next 90!