The Country Women’s Association (CWA) Evening Branch celebrated the 20 years of service Robyn Miller has achieved as a CWA member at a recent Christmas function. She was presented with her 20-Year Badge by the outgoing 2020 President, Mrs Karen Wright.
Robyn was recognised for her long service to the community through the CWA with a presentation of a 20-year badge and congratulations from members of both the Forbes Evening and Forbes Day Branches of the CWA.
Robyn joined the Forbes Country Women’s Association Day Branch in December 1994 and served the community with this branch until 2009. With a few breaks in her membership to travel, work, and live in other locations, Robyn re-joined the Forbes CWA Evening Branch in 2012 and has continued to serve as a member to the present day. At the AGM in October 2020 Robyn was elected President of the Forbes Evening Branch for 2021.
Outgoing President Karen said that Robyn is “Always one of the first women to put up her hand to join in, and assist with the many and varied projects the CWA NSW and the local Evening Branch are organising or participating in.” Robyn has been a volunteer working at the Royal Easter Show CWA Tea Rooms for several years, involved in making and serving tea and those famous CWA scones.
Some of the many activities Robyn has been involved within recent times include assisting with the distribution of NSW and ACT Foodbank hampers, Ladies of the Land pamper packs at the end of last year, as well as assisting with distribution of Foodbank fruit and vegetable deliveries earlier this year. Robyn has excelled at being an advocate for country women, particularly in improving maternity and other health services in the local area. Robyn has supported preventative measures for domestic violence issues in the community and contributed to many fundraising efforts for the branch to assist others in need. Robyn is genuine and caring, a true farmer’s daughter who always considers the needs and well-being of others.
On receiving the 20-year badge, Robyn said that it was an honour to have served the local community through the CWA, and she hopes to continue supporting the local community, stating, in the true spirit of those first pioneering CWA ladies’, “You just have to get in there and do it, otherwise things just don’t get done.” A sentiment that has seen the CWA achieve monumental goals over the course of its existence.