CWA members plan local stop on SA-wide trading table trail

Members of the Murray Bridge and Mypolonga branches of the Country Women's Association will be out and about this Saturday.

This post was contributed by the South Australian Country Women’s Association’s Murray Bridge and Mypolonga branches.

Although we’re currently going through difficult times, the South Australian Country Women’s Association is resilient and is continuing to find ways to improve the lives of Australians across the state.

In the past year, residents impacted by the drought, and then the bushfires, have been helped by the association.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, their major fundraiser, the Royal Adelaide Show, where money is raised through the Country Café and the sale of their famous scones, has been cancelled.

Undeterred, this tenacious group of women is organising a state-wide trading table trail this Saturday, September 12.

As part of the trail, the Murray Bridge and Mypolonga branches – including members Barbara Taylor, Helen Harris, Kath Treloar, Joyleen Lucas and Avis Tolcher, pictured –will combine their efforts and hold a trading table at the Drakes supermarket in Murray Bridge between 10am and 2pm on that day.

There will be lots of wonderful goods for sale, from baked goods and preserves to handicraft items and the popular CWA cookbooks, so it will be a trading table not to be missed.

It will also be an opportunity for women to find out about the SACWA.

Their slogan is “sharing and caring with action”; new members are always welcome.

Although renowned for their handicrafts, baking and gardening, that’s not all the SACWA is about.

There are opportunities for members to become involved in other activities, such as advocacy and direct action through lobbying government.

Members also benefit from reduced rates for short-term rental accommodation, available in Adelaide – particularly useful for people from rural areas attending medical appointments – and all over the state for holidays.

The Dorothy Dolling Memorial Trust was created to benefit students living in rural and regional South Australia.

By providing grants to rural and regional students, the trust aims to support their studies, education and training.

The trading table on Saturday will not only give everyone the opportunity to buy some great locally produced items, they can also talk to current members about joining this wonderful association in their local community.

Photo: SACWA.