CWA Evening Branch to host an international night

The Evening Branch was awarded 1st place in the Henry Lawson Festival window dressing competition ‘The Life and Times of Henry Lawson’.Twelve members were present at the May meeting held at the Railway Hotel. Apologies were received from nine.
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President Rebecca Knight welcomed all and opened the meeting with the CWA Motto. Minutes were read by Secretary Catriona Glanville and the Treasurer’s Report was read and tabled by Nicola Mitton.

A date was confirmed for the International night for June 27 with Timor –Leste, commonly known as East Timor, the country of study.

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor. The small country of 15,410 kms (5,400 square miles) is located 640 kms from Darwin.

East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal’s decolonization of the country.

In late 1975, East Timor declared its independence, but later that year was invaded and occupied by Indonesia and was declared Indonesia’s 27th province the following year.

In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20, 2002.

East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being the Philippines.

East Timor has a lower-middle-income economy. It continues to suffer the after-effects of a decades-long independence struggle against Indonesia, which damaged infrastructure and displaced thousands of civilians. It is placed 147th by Human Development Index (HDI).

Members of the community are invited to come along to this evening and learn more about our neighbour’s country and enjoy traditional cuisine of Timor –Leste prepared by Carol Logan at Fettlers Restaurant.

Bookings must be made by Monday June 25 with Deidre Carroll on 63431574 or by email [email protected]南京夜网.au.

CWA Annual Conference: The Evening Branch Treasurer Nicola Mitton represented our branch at the CWA of NSW 90 years of achievement when they staged their Annual Conference at Blacktown on May 7 -10.

Congratulations to Nicola who was a judge in some of the categories at the conference and was also awarded 2nd place for her cooking in the Donna Latter Memorial prize.

The Evening Branch was awarded 1st place in the Henry Lawson Festival window dressing competition ‘The Life and Times of Henry Lawson’.

Thank you to members who provided items for and set up and dismantled the window.

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