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CWA State Conference in Bega in May 2021

Great news for our region with the CWA of NSW’s State Conference scheduled in Bega in early May 2021. This means 800 CWA members from around the NSW State and ACT territory will visit Bega for the five day Conference.

The Conference will be held in the historic Bega Showground so it will have a real country feel for CWA members and their guests. Most members will stay in the Bega, Tathra and Merimbula triangle to be close to the Bega Showground.

There will be a Gala Dinner and Bush Dance with Ian McNamara better known as ‘Macca’ and his Australian bush band playing.

The Far South Coast Group CWA office bearers, Helen Galton OAM, Lynn Lawson, Alison Jenkins and Robyn Wright OAM, presented a written submission to CWA of NSW to select Bega, ‘the country heart of the Sapphire Coast’, as the location for the conference. Helen, Lynn, Alison, Robyn, together with other CWA members Nelleke Gorton, Sue Hall, Vicki Hummel and Annette Kennewell have now formed a committee to help coordinate and organise the Conference. The CWA Conference committee members are all local CWA members from across the Far South Coast Region from Batemans Bay to Eden.

The committee members recently toured the Bega Showground with Manager Charlie Bell to become familiar with the facilities.

The CWA Conference committee members are now busily planning Conference requirements including timelines, accommodation and bus transport, raffle prizes for fundraising, catering, enlisting volunteers for their help, local tours plus loads more.

Helen Galton, President of the FSCG CWA said “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our spectacular Far South Coast region following the drought, fires and COVID-19. We look forward to working with the community and businesses for a successful Conference. “

For more information on the CWA State Conference in Bega, please contact committee’s Secretary, Lynn Lawson by email

Above: L to R: CWA of NSW State Conference committee members, Lynn Lawson, Nelleke Gorton, Alison Jenkins, Vicki Hummel, Robyn Wright, Annette Kennewell and Helen Galton on the steps of CWA in Bega. Sue Hall absent from photo.

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