CWA is for women of all ages
THE Country Women's Association is about much more than just cooking and knitting.
The Northern Rivers chapter of the CWA is calling for younger members, reminding young women there is something on offer for women of all ages.
Far North Coast group president Yvonne Scarrabelotti said there was a stigma that the CWA was just for older women, but this was not the case.
In fact, the CWA's initiatives are quite varied and include taking emergency packages to those in need, making hospital visits and social outings.
Branches study a different country every year and regularly send money to those in need in Australia and abroad which is raised by selling cooking and handicrafts.
However, it's not only this community-minded attitude that makes the CWA a worthwhile pursuit for young women, but the social aspect.
Mrs Scarrabelotti encouraged younger women to become involved with the association as a way to take some time out from their family and look after themselves.
One of the younger members of the Kingscliff branch, Jacquie Strudwick, joined the CWA in October last year.
Ms Strudwick said the experience had been wonderful and she encouraged any young woman to become involved.
She said even a busy person could make a small contribution to the group.
"The CWA appealed to me because as one person you can't make much of a mark, but combined, we make a difference," Ms Strudwick said.
For more information visit cwaofnsw.org.au or email Yvonne at firstname.lastname@example.org.