Dumbleyung CWA closes doors

KENDALL O'CONNOR
CWA State Treasurer Marianne Hasson and General Secretary Anne Gething.

It was a bittersweet day for Dumbleyung Country Women’s Association.

After 80 years in operation the group has decided to call it a day

A statue to commemorate the contribution the association made to the Shire of Dumbleyung was unveiled on Saturday afternoon, August 31, on the town’s main street.

Members of other CWA branches in the region, the executive branch in Perth and the public made up the crowd of more than 60 who attended the unveiling of the statue, which was designed and constructed by Esperance-based artist Phillip Shelton.

It would not be a CWA event without the famous meals the organisation is renowned for.

A high tea was held at their club house after presentations by president Marie Ward and Perth Executive members.

Judy Morland travelled from Perth with her husband Robert to witness the statue unveiling.

Mrs Morland was a former Dumbleyung resident whose mother Ruby Scott was a past president of the CWA. “The CWA was a significant part of my mum’s life,” she said.

“A lot of our family and social events in town revolved around it.”