Nominations Open for Board and State Council Members

Eligible members are invited to consider nominating for a Senior Office Bearer position. Senior Office Bearer positions listed below are elected at the State AGM to be held on 28 May 2021.

Nominations open on 1 March 2021 and close on 21 March 2021. 

All nominees should be familiar with the Constitution, which is available from www.cwaofvic.org.au/about/constitution or upon request from Head Office. All nominees must obtain the document Election of Board Members and State Council Members: Policy and Procedures (which includes the nomination forms) and a Role Description by telephoning Member Services Administrator Robyn Smith on 9827 8971, or emailing cwaadmin@cwaofvic.org.au or downloading them from the website at www.cwaofvic.org.au/members.  

If you need member login details they are in the January 2021 Postings or contact your Branch Secretary.

Nominations for Group Officers for 2021-2022 Open

Nominations for Group Officers of The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. for the year June 2021-May 2022 open on 1 December 2020 and close on 31 December 2020. Group Officer positions are: Group President, Group Secretary, Group Treasurer.

All nominees should be familiar with the Constitution, which is available here or upon request from Head Office. Details of the election procedures (including the nomination form) are in the document Election of Group Officers: Policy and Procedures which can be downloaded below.

Download the document Election of Group Officers: Policy and Procedures here

The CWA of Victoria 2020 Show Bag & 2021 Calendar

The CWA of Victoria 2020 Show Bag & 2021 Calendar are now available on the Woolworths website.
They will only be available to purchase online from some selected Melbourne Metro stores and there is limited stock available. We apologise if the Woolworths distribution is not available in your area.
You will need to have a Woolworths account to order. Just click on “Log in/Sign Up” at the top right of the page to create an account if you do not have one.
 
Here is a list of the postcodes which will be able to order them.
 

Please use the links below to view the items.

Please read below for more information.

The 2020 CWA of Victoria Show Bag

The CWA Showbag for 2020 is a yellow zipped insulated  bag with two handles for easy carry. The emphasis this year is on sustainable living and the contents of our great showbag include:

  • ‘Slow Down and Grow Something: Urban Grower’s Recipe for the Good Life’ book by Byron Smith and Tess Robinson. Retails at $39.99
  • A set 3 of vegie bags in a coloured cotton cover bag handmade by one of our CWA members, Great to take shopping with your shopping bag!
  • The pattern for the vegie bags is also included so you can make more!
  • A jar of CWA recipe Apricot Jam which shows our famous RMS scone recipe on the label
  • 250gm of Dark Muscovado CSR Sugar to use in your great cooking
  • The CSR Women’s Weekly Baking Favourites recipe book
  • A box of 20 Madura Premium Teabags
  • Copies of the CWA of Victoria magazine
  • A postcard of our famous Cup Cake recipe
  • Great information about The CWA of Victoria and how you can join us!

Total value $105.00, yours for only $30.00!

All proceeds from the sale of the CWA Showbags go towards enabling us to continue our support of the vulnerable women, children and families in our community.

Thanks to Woolworths for their generosity and assistance in distributing our show bags online!

2021 CALENDAR
The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc.

The perfect Christmas gift for friends and family!

featuring award-winning photos from the 2020 State Photography Competition

The Calendar is A3 size (approx. 42 x 30 cm), wirebound with a hanger, printed in Melbourne by a 100% Australian owned company, CalendarPrint.

Thirteen months are included, January 2021 – January 2022, and there is plenty of room on each day to write in your own special dates. Victorian and national public holidays are included.

Our winning photographers come from all over Victoria, from Ashburton and Essendon in the city, to the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Phillip Island, Bendigo, Avoca and Mooroopna, to name a few. The front cover features a photograph by Jessica Hodder from Marnoo Branch in the East Wimmera Group, which won both the ‘For the Front Cover’ category and the Paula Pither Mills Perpetual Plaque for Photography for the most outstanding photograph in the competition. The judge commented: “there is a real social message here also, with the concept of water being essential for life, the absence of water a symbol of the drought and the washing of hands being a symbol of the pandemic of 2020. Congratulations on a powerful, symbolic, and technically excellent image.”

Our calendar is a celebration of our members talents! Enjoy

The calendar is on sale for $20.00.

Thanks to Woolworths for their generosity and assistance in distributing our calendars online!

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. (CWA of Victoria) was formed 12 March 1928 and today has over 4,500 members across rural, regional and metropolitan areas. We are an organisation open to all women and our purpose is to  support vulnerable women, children and families throughout Victoria.

Each member belongs to one of 300 branches across Victoria, that maintains its own program and is empowered to meet community needs. We have day, night and weekend branches across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of the state.

We are a vibrant, self-funded, volunteer organisation which also focuses on friendship, personal development and advocacy. We encourage members to support each other, make a difference in their communities and advocate on community issues, sustainable development, the protection of the environment, and social issues.

The CWA of Victoria awards educations grants and scholarships. We provide learning, training and leadership opportunities.

Members of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria are also part of a global network of women via the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), which has non-government organisation status with several United Nations agencies.