State Creative Arts Exhibition At Ararat to Go Ahead

The State Creative Arts Exhibition of The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. will go ahead at the Ararat Town Hall as planned within current COVID regulations

Regional Victoria is open, with restrictions, so we can hold the event in regional Victoria. The people of Ararat and the surrounding region have been looking forward to this event for two years, and we want to deliver an outstanding and COVID safe event for those who can attend.

COVID-Safe regulations will be followed, and the COVID-Safe Plan for the event is available on our website.

  • Unfortunately, those living in the Melbourne metropolitan area will not be able to attend this event.
  • Interstate residents, even those living in the NSW or SA border bubbles, will not be able to attend.
  • Residents of regional Victoria may attend, bringing with them proof of their residence in regional Victoria, e.g., driver’s licence and the wearing of face masks inside and outdoors is mandatory.

The arrangements for delivering entries to the Ararat Town Hall by those living in regional Victoria are unchanged:

  • Deliver Handcraft entries to Ararat Town Hall 193 Barkly St Ararat between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm on Monday 16 August
  • Deliver Home Industries and Group Entries to Ararat Town Hall 193 Barkly St Ararat between 9.00 am and 11.00 am on Thursday 19 August

The Exhibition will be open to the public on Friday 20 August 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Official Opening and Presentation of Awards 11.00 am Friday 20 August

Open to the public on Friday 20 August 9.00 am – 5.00 pm and Saturday 21 August 9.00 am – 4.00 pm.

Collection of entries during allocated time slot after 4.00 pm Saturday 21 August.

Click below for the COVID Safe Plans:

Pop Up Shop Saturday 14th August

Pop-up shop on Saturday 14th August.
10am – 1.00pm
3 Lansell Road Toorak
Drive thru or walk in
 
  • Plain scones $1.50
  • Date scones $2.00
  • Sausage Rolls $3.50 each or $35.00 for Dozen
 
Unfortunately no Devonshire teas due to COVID restrictions.

Congratulations to the 2021/22 Elected Board of the CWA of Victoria Inc.

The following Members constitute the elected Board of The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Incfor the 2021/2022 year.

State President:
Pam Mawson

Deputy State President:
Jennifer Nola

State Treasurer:
Heather Scott

State Vice Presidents:
Joanne Alderman
Mary Grant
Amanda Millar

General Board Members:
Sarah Barnbrook
Lynette Harris OAM
Janette Mason
Marie Vassallo

Congratulations to those members elected and thank you to all those who nominated.

Saturday 8 May 2021 Pop Up Shop

Date

Saturday 8th of May 2021

Time

10.00am - 1.00pm

Location

3 Lansell Road, Toorak

Plain scones – $1.50
Cheese scones – $2.00
Jelly cakes – 1 for $4.00 or containers of 2 for $8.00
Shortbread Heart biscuits – 2 for $6.00
 
10am – 1pm
3 Lansell Road Toorak
Drive thru or walk in
Pre-order the day before on 9827 8971
Pre-orders may be collected from 9am
Credit card preferred
Now serving Devonshire Teas 10am-12.30pm

From Our Kitchen to Yours – Out Now!

Out Now! Call to secure your copy.

A collection of tried and tested, family favourite Australian recipes from the members of The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc.

The recipes gathered here come from the wonderful cooks of The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc., some of whom would never have envisaged that their recipes would still be in such demand. The 185 tested and true recipes in this book have been shared countless times between friends and published as community cookbooks to raise funds for cash-strapped good causes. Food tastes may have changed and evolved, but these recipes stand the test of time – Tex Mex Fish with Crispy Potato Slices to feed a hungry family, Lamb, Lentil and Rosemary Soup to give as a gift to a neighbour who might need a helping hand, or Orange Poppyseed and Cardamon Biscuits to share with a friend with a strong cup of tea. There are recipes for breakfasts, morning teas, soups, salads, vegetarian dishes, main meals, jams, chutneys and preserves, updated with additional tips and hints to ensure success for the most inexperienced modern cook.

About the author

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. was formed on 12 March 1928. It is a self-funded, non-party-political, non-sectarian organisation which aims to improve conditions for women and children and make life better for families, especially those living in rural and remote Australia. The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. is actively involved in ongoing campaigns to fundraise for those affected by drought and the recent bushfire emergency.

When you buy directly from the CWA of Victoria, 50% of the $RRP goes to helping us support vulnerable Victorians. Thank You!
Buy Now – $36.99 plus postage
Call 03 9827 8971

State Creative Arts Exhibition

Entries Close

23rd of July 2021

Entries are now open for the 2021 State Creative Arts Exhibition. There are more than 270 different sections, so there will be one to suit every member! When you have studied the schedule fill in your entry forms and send them to the Entry Co-ordinator, Heather Scott. There are two Entry Forms:

  • State Exhibition Entry Form 2021 Handcrafts for entries in Sections 1-204.
  • State Exhibition Entry Form 2021 Home Industries for entries in Sections 205-267.

There is a separate Information Sheet and Entry Form for the Sock Festival (Sections 271-278) Click here for the Sock Festival   

There are separate entry forms for the Group Exhibits, Sections 268-269 – these are issued to Group Presidents. If you cannot locate yours, email:  scottheather1953@gmail.com and copies will be emailed to you.

Entries close on Friday 23 July 2021.

Click here to download the 2021 State Exhibition Schedule  

Click here to download the State Exhibition Entry Form 2021 Handcrafts

Click here to download the State Exhibition Entry Form 2021 Home Industries  

Pasta Masterclass

Date

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Time

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location

Online Via Zoom

Join in via Zoom with our Cooking Instructors to make pastry.
When you have registered you will receive a list of ingredients and equipment to have on hand while you cook along with the experts.
Live online interaction is encouraged.Join Marie Vassallo in making two types of Pasta
Saturday 17 April 2021
2pm-4pm

Cost per session
$25 (members)
$50 (non-members)

A minimum number of participants required in order to proceed.

Contact Cooking Committee Convenor Bev Wall for further details – bevwall26@hotmail.com

Please ring 9827 8971 and have your credit card and membership number ready.

Pastry Masterclass

Date

Saturday 8th of May 2021

Time

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location

Online Via Zoom

Join in via Zoom with our Cooking Instructors to make pastry.
When you have registered you will receive a list of ingredients and equipment to have on hand while you cook along with the experts.
Live online interaction is encouraged.

Join Marilyn Mackie in making two types of pastry
Saturday 8 May 2021
2pm-4pm

Cost per session
$25 (members)
$50 (non-members)

A minimum number of participants required in order to proceed.

Contact Cooking Committee Convenor Bev Wall for further details – bevwall26@hotmail.com


Please ring 9827 8971 and have your credit card and membership number ready.