CWA State Conference Calls for Volunteers in Bega

The local organising committee for the 2021 Country Women’s Association of NSW state conference is calling for volunteers to help from Sunday 2nd May to Friday 6th May. Secretary of the local conference organising committee Lynn Lawson who is coordinating conference volunteers requested “If you have a couple of hours or a whole day to help the CWA for our annual State Conference in Bega, we need you.”

Able-bodied heavy lifters, men or women, are needed from lunchtime on Friday 30th April to help unload the truck, set-up the stage and set-up partitions at the Showground, Seventh Day Adventist Church and Uniting Church Hall in Bega. Goods to be unloaded include for example boxes of CWA cookbooks and suitcases of precious handicraft. More heavy lifters are required again in the late afternoon on Thursday 6th May to dismantle the stage and partitions, then re-load the truck. On the final day of the Conference Friday 7th May volunteers are needed to clean-up and tidy the Showground and Church venues.

During the Conference volunteers are needed as Information Guides. Guides will help at Bega Showground Sunday afternoon 2nd May when the 400 CWA visitors are registering for the Conference. Information Guides are also needed at lunch times at the Showground and Bega Civic Centre for conference visitors. CWA welcomes anyone who has knowledge of Bega township and surrounds to volunteer for these roles.

COVID-safe conditions will be in place for the CWA Conference. To help with this CWA require COVID-19 Marshalls on Sunday afternoon 2nd May, then again early mornings & lunch times from Monday 3rd May to Thursday 6th May. Ruth Shanks AM who has been a member of CWA for more than 50 years, including 3 years as President of the Associated Country Women of the World, will be travelling from Dubbo to coordinate the COVID-19 volunteers. COVID-19 Marshalls will check temperatures, ensure hand sanitiser, QR codes and social distancing COVID-safe procedures are followed.

To volunteer to help with the CWA State Conference in Bega, please contact the Conference Committee Secretary, Lynn Lawson by mobile 0411 432 533 or email

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