‘Caring and sharing’ is the saying we like using in our association.
With our lives heavily entwined with the rules and regulations of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be difficult to make a priority for our members this year. So, our main objective for our branches is to look out for their members, keeping them safe and being there for them if the need arises. This way branches can continue with the good works they do in their own communities.
Members are the lifeblood of our association and give many hours of volunteering. They continue to raise money, make rugs for the homeless, knit for new babies, make breast-care cushions, be ready to judge at local shows, sew teddy bears for palliative care and take on many more tasks that support the needy. While doing these many things they are helping to improve the health and wellbeing of people in rural and regional Australia as well as expanding their positive outlook.
As a state association, this year we will look at four topics together in our branches:
- health topic – osteoporosis
- food topic – bush food
- country of study – Kiribati
- state fundraiser – The Smith Family.
The result of this research will give us a better understanding of many issues affecting members throughout Tasmania, Australia and the South Pacific Area of the Associated Country Women of the World.
Care about each other, share the kindness and see in each the best that we can find.