Ord Valley CWA Branch was successful in winning the Woolworths Community Group of the Year Award at the Community Achievement Awards for Regional WA on Friday night. They were up against some pretty stiff competition (Pilbara Community Legal Services in Karratha, Binningup Surf Life Saving Club and Wheatbelt and Beyond Youth Mentoring of Bruce Rock).
This is a fantastic achievement for Ord Valley CWA and the wonderful work they do in the region. It was also very fitting that it was awarded on the International Day of Rural Women. Donnybrook and Capel CWA Branches were also nominated for an award at this event. Congratulations to our members who thoroughly deserve this recognition!
The following is an article from the Kimberley Excho which appeared last month:
Three East Kimberley businesses have been named as finalists in the 2021 Community Achievement Awards for Regional Western Australia. With this year marking its 20th edition, the awards celebrate the passion of people and organisations committed to making regional and rural WA a better place to live. The Ord Valley Country Women’s Association proved it’s more than just scones, after being named among four finalists in the community group of the year award category. It comes after a busy year for the branch, which among a variety of activities, supported the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions in its cane toad muster. The group was also kept busy creating patient care bags for the Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service, scrub hats for the hospital, toiletry bags for local women’s refuges and joey pouches for the Kangaroo Haven. OVCWA president Jenny Tomkin said she and the branches’ 20-plus members were surprised, but thrilled with the anonymous nomination. “We’re very excited; we don’t do it for the recognition but it’s nice to know that what we do is appreciated,” she said. “We’d be really chuffed if we won.” The Kununurra Visitor Centre was listed as a finalist for the customer service award for its extraordinary service in providing advice and assistance with tours and accommodation in the East Kimberley. The Kimberley Language Resource Centre of Halls Creek was named as a finalist in the teaching excellence award category for its work to preserve the unique languages of the region. Winners will be announced at an awards presentation on Friday, October 15.