Part of the core business for the Country Women’s Association (CWA) is community involvement and being a voice for women, families and rural communities. Continuing the support of this, the Forbes CWA branch is again sponsoring the Miss Showgirl competition entrants Molly Fuge and Heather Earney, Forbes Miss Showgirl and Bedgerabong Miss Showgirl respectively.
At the November meeting both young ladies were presented with cheques to assist with their preparations and expenses in attending the zone finals. The zone finals of the Miss Showgirl Competition will be held in Dubbo on 22nd February next year.
Before then they will be participating in a Deportment weekend in Dubbo where all entrants from the zone are expected to attend to get guidance on how to present themselves.
Miss Showgirl provides a rural voice, especially for rural women, as well as promoting our area so when they represent this area, they are keeping issues of concern to much of our community in the public eye.
Forbes CWA President, Karen Wright and representatives of the Forbes Evening and Day Branches attended a meeting with the Acting Regional Director of Health regarding the concerns surrounding the present and future situations of Forbes and Parkes Maternity Units.
They discussed these concerns and how they will work going into 2020. Karen said that the outcome of this meeting was a positive one. The CWA is concerned with many issues around health and the lack of services in rural areas.
If you would like to join the Forbes CWA, they meet every second Thursday evening at 6.30pm for a meal, meeting and socialising at the Vandenberg Hotel. Come along and see what it is all about if you are not sure. Please note their next meeting will be on Thursday, 13th February next year.