State Management Committee 2017-2018

Mrs Heather Allen:
CWA of WA State President, second year

I am currently in my second year as State President and prepared to nominate for one final year to work in this role for the Association.  I joined Yuna Branch of the CWA in 1977 and remained a member of that Branch until December 2013.  Early in 2014, Champion Bay Branch was formed and I was elected inaugural President.  I held that position until February 2016.  During the past year, I have been involved with extra training in Governance, using Zoom and Dropbox and other programmes presented by the Association.  Prior to going to the family farm in 1975, I held administrative positions as Secretary for mining companies, a legal firm, an accounting firm and in the Physics Department at the University of Western Australia.  I am married with three adult children who are all married with their own families and are happy to support me for my final year in the role of State President.    


Mrs Margaret Hector:  Acting State Treasurer

In 1968, I was encouraged by Mrs Raigh Roe (later to become Dame Raigh Roe) to start the CWA Branch at Mount Madden to cater for the needs of isolated women on new-land farms and was elected the Foundation President.  I continued to hold positions in that Branch until 1996 when I left the area and joined Kings Park Branch. Over the years, I have acted as President, Secretary and Treasurer.  I was Vice-Chairman of Karinga Division (1989-92) and President of Banksia Division (2006-2008); a member of FAMSEEK (1988-1994); the Strategic Planning Group (2006-2008); the Promotions Working Group; Ad Hoc Group reviewing the Holiday Homes and Retirement Units (2010-2011); the State Finance Group (2004-2007), (2012-2015), (2016-current); Property Management Group (2014-2015), (2016 to current); Showroom Group (2014 to current) and the 2017 Constitution Guidelines Review Committee. For many years, I have been a CWA Mentor and Branch Auditor and have represented CWA on the WA Management Committee of the National Farm Chemical User Training Programme; the Telstra Consumer Council (1998-2000) and the Agricultural Industry Safety Group (2005 to current).  I have also had external Board/Committee and Auditing experience with the Bush Fires Board of Western Australia (Vice Chairman) and National Farm Chemical Users.  My business experience includes:  Partner and Financial Manager of a large farming business, Manager of a petroleum distributorship; Trustee/Manager of a self-managed superannuation fund.  Education:  Bachelor of Arts Degree and Post Graduate Diploma of Education Studies.  I am a mother of two daughters and one son and a grandmother of seven.  I enjoy cycling, sailing, family history and knitting.

State Management Committee: ORDINARY MEMBERS

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Mrs Pat Bell: Third year on SMC


Joined CWA in 1965 as a member of Ord Air Branch whilst living in the Kimberley before transferring to Kununurra, West Kimberly Air and then Tammin Branch where she is currently serving as President.   Held positions such as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer at Branch, Division and Committee level.  Participated in quite a few training programmes and Reaching Out days. Involved in the planning and development of the Broome Holiday Home and recently represented the Association on the Ad Hoc Committee, Property Management Group, Albany Seaside Flats and South Coast Lodge Committees as well as previously serving on the State Management Committee.  Awarded Loyal Service and Honour badges.  Actively involved in her local community and is a Tammin Shire Councilor and Editor of the local newspaper.

Mrs Kerry Borgas: Second year on SMC


Joined Parkerville Branch in 1980 and held the position of Branch Treasurer in 1984. Parkerville Branch amalgamated with Mt Helena Branch in 1985 and she held the positions of Branch Treasurer 1992 to 1994; 1996 to 1998; 2006 to 2008; 2010; Branch Secretary 2013 to 2015 and currently is Branch President. Served on the State Finance Group from 2011 to 2012.  Attended CWA training workshops covering requirements for SMC members, including governance, decision making and risk management. Has been involved in making her CWA Centre safe from asbestos related risk.  Involved in the promotion of the Association at many local functions and also assisted at the Royal Show. Supports the Salvation Army Emergency Catering when required.  Audited financial reports for the local section of a worldwide organisation over many years.  Previously employed by the Education Department, in a school office, dealing with all relevant areas of that position.

Mrs Barbara Boult: Third year on SMC


Joined CWA in Wyndham in the seventies and later, in 2007, became a member of Woodanilling Branch.  Branch Treasurer for 4 years and involved in organizing catering and representing the Branch on the Shire Focus Group for Aged Housing.  Moved to Northampton in 2013 and became Vice-President of the Northampton Branch as well as Catering Coordinator.  Member of the Bluff Point Lodge Committee in 2014 and has continued to assist the committee in a support role as an SMC representative.  Individual member of ACWW and has attended conferences in Chennai in 2013 and Dubbo in 2014.  Interests include being an Affiliate Member of the RSL Northampton Branch.  Worked 21 years for the Activ Foundation Inc. assisting adult clients to live independently.  Taught Home Economics in many places, including Yirrakala in Arnhem Land, Darwin and Perth and been a pre-school teacher in Wyndham and Perth.

Mrs Dorothy Crogan: Second year on SMC


Further biographical details can be obtained from State Office.

Mrs Lois Jones: Third year on SMC


Joined Chittering/Bindoon Branch in 2004 and served as Branch Secretary for 3 years, Vice President for 1 year and President for 3 years.  Currently a member of Koorunga Branch holding the position of Secretary since 2015. Was a member of SIFFT for 2 years, Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund for 1 year, and State Finance Group for 2 years. Attended the Training, Finance and Government Workshop at State Office and local Shire courses in Grant Application and Shire Governance.  Member of ACWW and attended as a Delegate to the Dubbo Conference and an Observer to the Perth and Tonga ACWW South Pacific Area Conferences.  Work experience includes being a trained hairdresser and owner/manager of a salon for 15 years; as well as management roles with a national retailer.  Vice President of Safety House Association, Branch President of Retiree’s WA (2004 to current) and State Vice President of Retirees of WA. Member of the State Property Management Group for the past 5 years, and current Chairman (from 2015-17). An SMC member from 2011-2014.

Mrs Tanya Newman: First year on SMC

Tanya Newman SMC Member 2017-2018
Tanya Newman SMC Member 2017-2018

I joined Balingup Branch in 2008 and was President for three years. I have been a member of Boyup Brook for the past four years as the Secretary. I attended the 2017 ACWW South Pacific Conference in New Plymouth, New Zealand, which was extremely rewarding and hope this is the first of many such conferences. I am a mum to six grown children and two wonderful grandchildren. I am currently a student of AHCWA (Aboriginal Health Council of WA) studying a Certificate IV in Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Health Work. I also run a catering business in Boyup Brook. My highlights in CWA: The first conference I attended in Perth, gave me the opportunity to hear Dame Raigh Roe give an inspirational speech; my second conference in Mandurah gave me the privilege of carrying in the State Banner and presenting a life experience speech concerning Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.  At the same conference, a Motion was carried to request a logo be placed on alcohol bottles educating women that drinking while pregnant is not advisable. My involvement in CWA is because of the range of interests and concerns of fellow CWA members and the support we give to our State and the wider CWA communities of Australia.

Mrs Anne Radys: Second year on SMC


Joined Harvey Branch in 1970, Gibson Branch in 1971-2, Margaret River Branch 1973-99 and finally Mount Barker Branch 2000 to the current time.  During these years was Branch President, Treasurer and Secretary, International Officer of the Geographe Division and Secretary, Vice President and President (2009) of the Lower Southern Division.  Member of the State Council from 2009-10, and State Management Committee from 2011-2013.  Researched and presented a motion from Mount Barker Branch for a Rural Medical Scholarship in 2007 which continues to this day.  Was a member of the Albany Seaside Flats Committee and South Coast Lodge Committee from 2011 to 2016, and President of the South Coast Lodge Committee in 2015-16.  Attended 3 Governance Workshops as well as training days at State Office.  Awarded a CWA Loyal Service Badge.  Trained High School teacher, and was very active in her local Margaret River community holding leadership positions for a Kindergarten, Parents and Citizens Ballet School, Arts Council, WA Film Society and an Arts and Crafts Group. Is keen to promote the values of CWA especially friendship, loyalty and integrity.

Mrs Margaret Rudwick OAM: First year on SMC

Margaret Rudwick OAM SMC Member 2017-2018
Margaret Rudwick OAM SMC Member 2017-2018

Originally joined Wialki Branch in 1953, a farming community in North Eastern Wheatbelt in the Dampier Wheatbelt Division. Held office of Vice President and President.  Moved to Perth Hills in 1975. Member of Mundaring Branch having held office of Secretary, Vice President and President many times. Life member of Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) since 1975.  Attended the ACWW World Conference in Perth in 1974.  A day visitor to the South Pacific Area Conference (SPAC) in Perth in 2008. Observer to SPAC in Dubbo in 2014. Observer to the ACWW World Conference in India in 2013 and Warwick in 2016.  Attended most CWA of WA (Inc) State Conferences including two in Esperance and one in Geraldton.    Currently Secretary of the Mundaring Branch.

Mrs Linda Smith: Second year on SMC


Joined the Mt Helena/Parkerville Branch in 1993 and served as Secretary for 2 terms, 1994 to 1996, 2006 to 2008 and again from 2009 to 2010.  Served as President from 1999 to 2001.  Avon Valley Division Secretary from 2000 to 2003 and served as a member of the Inaugural Promotions Working group from 2010 to 2012.  In 2012 transferred to the Dunsborough Branch and served as Secretary from 2013 to 2015.  Secretary of the Dunsborough Conference Organizing Committee from 2013 to 2015.  Represented the CWA on the BreastScreen WA Consumer Reference Group Meeting since 2011 to the current time.  Attended each State Conference since 1993 and also the ACWW South Pacific Area Conference in 2008.  Attended training courses offered by the Association in governance and other areas.  Commenced working career in the UK firstly as a Retail Fashion Buyer for 5 years and then a Personnel and Training Manager for 20 years with a major retailer.  Migrated to Australia in 1989 and worked as a Retail Area Manager for 3 years and finally a Home and Community Coordinator in the Perth Hills for 10 years.  Presently volunteers at the Busselton Health Campus Hospice and is also part of their Bereavement Support Group.  Awarded a Loyal Service Badge in 2010 and an Honour Badge in 2015.  Is passionate about promoting CWA and feels blessed to belong to such a vibrant branch as Dunsborough whose members do so much for the local community.