JOIN UP: Yvonne Scarrabelotti, Far North Coast group President, for the CWA.
JOIN UP: Yvonne Scarrabelotti, Far North Coast group President, for the CWA. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

CWA looking for youth

WOMEN can learn a lot from being a part of the Country Women's Association (CWA), Far North Coast president Yvonne Scarrabelotti says.

Ms Scarrabelotti has been a member of the organisation for 21 years.

"I have learnt to do things I would never have dreamt of," she said.

"Like public speaking is something you really get good at.

"The ladies that have been in the CWA all these years have grown as people because they've learnt to do things and take on things they never thought they would."

Ms Scarrabelotti said members can gain experience in fundraising, public speaking, treasury, international work and political lobbying.

The aim of the organisation is to support country women and their families.

CWA group representative for the Far North Coast Ruth Ryan has been a member for 12 years.

She said the younger generations of women in particular could benefit from becoming members.

"They can follow a lot of different avenues," she said. "And there's a feeling you're putting something back into the community."

Ms Scarrabelotti said the organisation is looking for younger members to help generate new and exciting ideas for fundraising.

"We need the younger ladies to bring us new ideas and suggestions to help continue the association," she said.

The CWA's next fundraiser is the Casino Primex in June where they will be fundraising through a number of food stalls.



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