IT WAS a sombre annual general meeting for the Country Women’s Association Tamworth branch as members reflected on the sudden passing of their president, Roberta Martin, earlier this year.
After Mrs Martin’s unexpected death, Beverley Hobson took the helm, carrying out her duties of office.
Following the election, all executive positions were filled with Helen Robin taking on the presidency, assisted by her four vice-presidents Margaret Hill, Tory McCulloch, Robyn Hely and Marion Elliott.
Other positions filled were: Robyn Hely minutes secretary, Beverley Hobson correspondence secretary, treasurer Roslyn Ferris; councillors Coral James and Pauline Lowe; international officer Coral James; cultural officer June Foley; handicraft officer Helen Robin; publicity Margaret Finucane; greetings officer Pauline Lowe; land cookery Eunice Kent, Roslyn Ferris and Beverley Hobson.
Despite the tinge of sadness over proceedings, there was much joy in the success of the organisation with reports reflecting triumphs in all areas.
The CWA was established in 1922 and many celebrations have been held to mark this notable achievement.
More birthday cake and candles will be out in November as Wanthella group, of which Tamworth branch is one of 10 members, notches up its 86th year in existence, just four years behind its parent organisation.
New faces are always welcome at CWA meetings, which are held on the third Friday of each month at 9.30am in the Tamworth Community Centre, Darling St.
Anyone with inquiries should direct them to the president, Beverley Hobson, on 6760 9521.