Parkes CWA: While the Parkes branch was pleased to receive the award for Most New Members at the last State Confer- ence, the focus this year is on encourag- ing greater representation of young women from high school and tertiary ages in join- ing a progressive community-based group. The CWA provides opportunities for the improvement of self-confidence through supported community engagement, repre- sentation at public functions or guidance in public speaking. This can be as easy as helping on a street stall, attending work- shops on cheese making or meeting new people.
The CWA offers monetary support to local projects like Care West, Parkes Women’s Refuge, Rural Scholarships and Regional Public Speaking.
If you are interested in supporting women’s health, education, agriculture, environment, international and cultural awareness through the CWA, bring your friends or women in your family and contact Alice Milne on 6862 3522 or call into the Pink Orchid Florist.
The CWA Parkes Branch meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Pink Orchid Florist.
Give music a go: The Parkes Shire Con- cert Band welcomes all community mem- bers who used to play an instrument or want to learn to play, to join them. Rehearsals and beginner band are on Tuesdays at the Music Room (above Pool Complex) in Dalton Street at 7pm during school terms. Contact the Music Director, Duncan Clem- ent on 0405 035 164.
ANZAC Competition: The Nationals’ Member for Riverina and Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, is inviting students from the Central West to participate in his popular ANZAC Day writing competition. “Each year (this being the seventh), I produce a commemorative booklet about ANZAC Day, which is distrib- uted to every household in the electorate. A highlight for many is the ANZAC writing competition for students.”
The Minister wrote to more than 120 primary and high schools in the electorate en- couraging students to contribute an original piece on “ANZAC Day in the Riverina and Central West”. Two winners will be chosen from each quarter of the electorate. Entries must be received by the Wagga Wagga electorate office by Monday, 6th March.
Coffee with a Cop: Everybody is invited to join the officers from Lachlan Local Area Command on Thursday, 23rd February at 10am at at Café’n’Ate, 249 Clarinda Street for a coffee. Contact Senior Constable Daniel Greef with questions on 6862 9999.