Gloucester Country Women's Association (CWA) members welcomed guest speaker, Gloucester Showgirl 2020, Taylah Eyre-Hughes to their November meeting.
Taylah spoke of her experiences in gaining the title and how she had become close friends with the other contestants. She sees the role as an ambassador for women and enjoys the opportunities and challenges she is meeting. Members wished Taylah well in the forthcoming Zone judging.
Following a request from the Exodus Foundation, Sandy Tebbett reported that she had forwarded 100 face masks for the use of their volunteers. We have also Christmas gift packs containing a mask, hand sanitiser and tissues available for sale.
Penny Charles discussed the mixed cultures of Ecuador, our current country of study. It was sad to hear how badly this country is affected by COVID-19 with hospital beds and testing facilities in short supply.
Agriculture and Environment officer, Margaret Cornish gave an overview of the plant Pimelia of which there are 110 species in Australia. First identified in 1788 it is known by other names. Unfortunately this attractive plant can be fatal to livestock.
Once again it was agreed that we support the Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group this Christmas with members each giving a small cash donation in lieu of gifts.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8 and will be followed by a Christmas themed lunch to be held at our rooms.