Tamworth CWA day branch members gathered to celebrate the club's birthday on Friday.
The celebration was the first time members have gotten together since February due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Normally held later in the year, this year's birthday celebration was brought forward to allow members to meet.
Branch president Helen Robin said not being able to meet regularly had been challenging.
"We haven't got together since February because we would normally meet at the community centre and that has been shut down for some time now," Ms Robin said.
"You're so restricted about what you can do in terms of getting together and half of our pleasure is getting to talk to people and mingling.
"Based on that, we found it easier just to put things on hold for a while and hope things return to normal soon."
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many challenges to every CWA branch and has caused the cancellation of many traditional events such as the annual state conference.
"We are all getting a bit older and you do feel like you need to maintain that social connection," Ms Robin said.
"In the beginning, we did try really hard to keep in touch with everyone over the phone, but life gets in the way and it is difficult.
"That's why everyone is so happy to be here today [Friday] and getting together, because it just has been such a long time."
The branch president said Christmas may be the next time the members may be able to get together.
"We would normally be gearing up for our region's annual general meeting, which was set to be hosted by Nundle this year," she said.
"I doubt it will be able to go ahead in the traditional sense, which is such a shame because all the clubs take it in turns to host it and take a lot of pride in putting on a great event.
"As for us, we usually get together to celebrate Christmas, so hopefully we can find a way to do that this year."