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PAGE 4 – BELLINGEN SHIRE NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3s, 2022 Checking in with the CWA – no slowdowns in sight By ROBYN HANKSHAW accommodation crisis aff ecting A couple of recent highlights espite the impact of so many; kept the rooms in have been making and sending DCOVID-10 over the past good order for the community beautiful knitted and crocheted few months, Bellingen Country and health groups that use rugs to Lismore for the Womens Association (CWA) them, and overall, have been fl ood appeal, and helping to members have been kept busy enjoying friendship and support purchase a washing machine as ever. at monthly meetings. for a preschool in the Northern Th eir volunteers have provided Th ey are always welcoming of Rivers that could be used by the help to others, particularly fl ood new faces, and happily urge all greater community. victims; enjoyed each others those interested to come along We also participated in the company at craft days; learned at 9.30 am on the fi rst Monday State Conference, at which about various environment of each month to the CWA Hall 100 years of CWA NSW was issues; discussed the on Church St, Bellingen. celebrated – an incredible milestone. We have been making craft items for the Easter Show bags, and fundraising via street stalls and mask sales. We have sent donations to the Tongan Appeal, and the State Disaster Fund that assist many communities in crisis. One president, Kaye Guinness, gained a 2nd place in the State handicraft competition for a gorgeous lap quilt. Th e CWA is also deeply focused on learning, and each year we commit to educating ourselves on a variety of diff erent topics. In 2022, our fl ora focus is the A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING: CWA members working at their recent stall. Banksia, our fauna species is the Australasian Bittern, and our study each year, and in 2022 we stories and, enjoy a delicious Agricultural Foe is the Black are learning about Latvia. Latvian lunch. Willow. You are invited to come to Th e cost is $15 for morning To fi nd out more or RSVP, At our monthly meetings our International Day on Friday tea and lunch, and will be held please be in touch by August we hear interesting facts and 12 August at 10.30am, where in the CWA rooms on Church 9th to Iris Goldstein on concerns regarding these plants we will learn about the people, Street, Bellingen. 6655 1231, or email and animals. history, and craft s of Latvia. We look forward to seeing you [email protected] We also have a country of You can also listen to some there! We’ll turn Sponsored by: that frown upside down. Services. Meet The Team. Late nights Dr Sharon Marinucci Open Saturdays Dr Oleg Pushkarev Online bookings available Dr &ODLUH*UHHU GEN Orthodontic treatments Wendy Summerill BELLIN K Children therapist Jessica Cantrill T R Bulk billing CDBS Susan Waldorf SA A $LUƟRZ P =220ZKLWHQLQJ N SEPTEMBERE 8 TH G am 102022IN - 2pm BELL @ OVER 100 STALLS PROVIDING A HUGE DIVERSITY OF SPECIES We look forward native, rare & exotic plants, trees & more to hearing from Phone: 6655 5800 Contact : E: [email protected] M: 0419 218 800 you and seeing Email: [email protected] presented by Bellingen Environment Centre Inc. you soon. MUSIC, WORKSHOPS & DELICIOUS FOOD!

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