Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. Fraser Group
Fraser Group encompasses eight branches located from the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the Yarra, and takes in inner city areas including Docklands and Port Phillip. Our branches encompass no less than 7 local government areas.
Yes, the CWA does have members and branches in the city and suburbs!
Women of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend our meetings (both day and evening) and join in our activities!!!
To find out more about our Branches, please click on their individual tab.
This Blog has been set up with new and not-so-new member/s in mind.
The aim of the Blog is to provide:
An overview of the CWA of Victoria and Fraser Group.
The composition of Fraser Group and the activities of different Branches in the Group.
We hope this information - in the About Us! - tab - will help new and prospective members to understand what the CWA is all about and to help not-so-new members to build on their success.
The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. is part of the largest women's organisation in Australia. It is a non-party political and non-sectarian organisation for country and city women. It aims to improve conditions by community service more especially as they affect the welfare of women and children.
Members work for the welfare of all women and children and families, through representation to all levels of government, undertaking fundraising events, providing networking opportunities and teaching life skills. The CWA is open to ALL women.
CWA of Victoria Inc. was formed in 1928 during the Great Depression to assist vulnerable women, children, and families in need throughout the Victorian community. The current economic downturn, the loss of employment virtually overnight for so many, shows the urgent necessity that CWA continues to provide support in our local communities, and to larger causes.
The impact of the pandemic has affected every aspect of our society, and there are so many who have suffered during the economic downturn. Many people in our community are not eligible for Government funding, in addition to those who are in insecure housing.
When a new item is put up on this blog, it will be listed below.
A State of Emergency was declared in Victoria due to the COVID-19 health pandemic from midday 16th March 2020 and at the time of writing, has been extended until midnight 11th October 2020.
“Stay at Home” regulations have been enacted until at least 11th October 2020 for Melbourne Metropolitan region.
This covers all CWA Branches in Fraser Group.
Check our Branch Tabs to see what Virtual Activities our Branches have been up to, how they have “pivoted” during “lockdown,” and how members have demonstrated their resilience and supported each other, and their communities.
The information about each Branch includes whether a Branch usually meets in the Evening or during the Day, and the activities and interests in each Branch.
Many of our Branches have Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.