Eugowra VIEW Club celebrates its 11th birthday


Sunday 21st July- CWA, Mon 22nd- CWA, Tues 23rd- CWA, Wed 24th- CWA, Thu 25th- Verna Riley, Fri 26th - Diane Smith, Sat 27th- Cathy Eppelstun.


Eugowra Golden Eagles travelled to Peak Hill last Sunday where they were defeated. Although they suffered a heavy loss they never gave up and are to be congratulated on their determination and effort.

The Geagles played their best game of the year and were only beaten 18-14.

This Sunday Eugowra will host Manildra on the Ian Walsh football field with the Geagles to play at 12-40 and the first grade at 2-00pm.

Eugowra supporters are urged to get behind their team and to give the players heaps of encouragement.


Members of Eugowra Evening VIEW Club enjoyed a tasty Chinese luncheon at the Eugowra Bowls and Recreation Club on Sunday to mark the occasion of their 11th birthday. Sadly numbers were well down on what they have had over previous years but it was lovely to welcome members of the Parkes Evening and Parkes Day VIEW Clubs for the occasion.

Vice President Ester Hyde welcomed members and guests. Following the meal a number of the 'many prizes' was conducted.

Judy Smith (being the oldest local member present) was given the honour of cutting the special birthday cake. Made and decorated by 'Annette's Cakes', the orange poppy seed cake was decorated in a fire theme in shades of orange, black and red.

Fire and flames was the theme for the occasion with members dressing in red,orange, black and yellow shades.

The birthday cake was served with ice cream as the dessert to finish the meal with tea and coffee.

Then a fun 'sing-s-long' by the ladies was the lead up to the remainder of the 'many prizes' being drawn and also the drawing of the raffle prizes and lucky chair.

We recently said good-bye to our secretary Jen Marshall, who, along with her partner Richard Bevan has returned to their home state of Queensland.

Jen and Richard enjoyed a special morning tea with a number of VIEW members at Montrose House in Canowindra on the Sunday prior to their departure.

The August VIEW dinner will be held at the Central Hotel on Monday 19th at 6-30 pm for 7-00pm with a special local guest speaker.


Next meeting of Eugowra Branch of CWA will be held on Thursday 15th August at rooms 43 Nanima St at 11am.

Eugowra Branch International Day, Papua New Guinea is the country of study will be held on Thursday August 15 at St Joseph's Hall 12pm for 12.30pm.

A traditional Lunch will be served. $15. Members of public welcome. Sister Kathy Jennings will be guest speaker.

Group International Day was held at Cudal, Robert Parish who has businesses in New Guinea was a very interesting speaker. CWA members did Meals on Wheels in July.

An invitation was received from Gooloogong for a Garage Sale on Saturday 17th August 9am to 2pm to raise funds for Charlie Teo Foundation. Sandy Smith 6344 8454.

Q-Fever: case studies needed.

As part of its work on the Q-Fever Taskforce, CWA of NSW is seeking case studies of people who have or have had Q-Fever in the past. We are interested in your story to assist NSW Health to raise awareness of the disease and work towards preventing instances of this disease. Country people and people working in animal industries are particularly susceptible to Q-Fever. You can email policy manager Adair Garemyn or call the State Office (02) 8337 0200.

"ICE"(Crystal methamphetamine)

The CWA of NSW Social Issues Committee has the opportunity to provide supplementary information to the Special Commission of Inquiry into the drug "ice" (crystal methamphetamine).

The Committee would like to hear stories, experiences or observations from members about "ice" in rural, regional and remote areas of NSW. From family experiences to impacts on services, the Committee are interested in all impacts. Please email policy manager Adair Garemyn

Education Grants.

Applications open for CWA of NSW State Education Grants on 1 August and close on 30 September annually. Assessment is undertaken during the November Executive meeting and grant applicants will be advised after this meeting if they have been successful or not.

A summary of the Education grants available can be found here.

Application forms and information for State Education Grants can be accessed by contacting Janet on 68592457:

G 21-3-719: Application Form for State Education Grants

G 21-5-719: Palliative Care Nurse Education Grant

G 21-7: Jean Martin Education Grant

G 21-8: Phyllis Kindon Humanitarian Award

G 21-10-719: Bush Bursary & CWA of NSW Scholarships

G 21-11-717: Cynthia Druitt Education Grant

Accommodation for Country residents with appointments in Sydney. Open Support runs a short-term, accommodation service for rural & regional NSW families and individuals who need to stay in Sydney for medical appointments and hospital stays.

Chisholm Cottage is located in Westmead, less than 1km from Westmead Hospital and a five-minute walk to the railway station and shops.For more information go to

Donate to CWA by having a free hearing test.

A reminder that when you book a free hearing test with Audika using the promotional code 'CWA-NSW', they will donate $40 to the CWA of NSW.

You don't need to be a member, just call 1800 191 316 and use the code to help raise funds for CWA.