Celebrating our Centenary in 2024

Every event, activity and discussion in 2024 is an opportunity for showcasing and celebrating the amazing achievements of the CWA of WA.

If your branch is planning a Centenary event, let us know so that you can have your event listed here. 

Contact Megan DePiazz on: Events

 

Below is our schedule* of Centenary Events

State Events shown in BLACK

Branch Events shown in BLUE

  *Please note that the schedule will be regularly updated as more functions are confirmed.          

DATE 

 DAY

 TYPE

CONTACT 

EVENT

March 2 

Saturday

Public

Contact Nannup Branch

Nannup CWA Branch Stand at Nannup Music Festival

March 6

Wednesday

Public

Contact Darkan Branch

Darkan CWA Branch - International Women's Day Event

March 6

Wednesday

Public

Contact Pemberton Branch

Pemberton CWA Branch Tea & Scones + Display Day

March 6 Wednesday CWA Members Contact Narrogin Branch

Narrogin CWA Branch - 95th Birthday Lunch

March 8

Friday

Invitation Only

Contact State Office 

Kings Park, Perth:  International Women's Day - Book Launch of the Women of Spirit - A Centenary of CWA Stories

Five years in the making, this superb quality publication tells the stories of over 100 women who have played a significant role in the development and continuing strength of the CWA of WA in Western Australia since 1924.  The Book Committee Members, Pam Batten OAM HLM, Vivienne Rowney HLM, Jocelyn Mitchell and Alan Jones have been honoured to share the journey of these women through their inspirational stories. 

March 8 & 9

Friday & Saturday

Public

Contact State Office

Wagin Woolarama - CWA Centenary History Display Stand

March 11 Monday Public Contact State Office

Women of Spirit - Book Sale to CWA Members and the public from Monday, 11 March 2024 following the official launch on International Women's Day.   Available from the CWA of WA State Office, 1176 Hay Street, West Perth. 

This is a magnificent high-quality 400-page publication.   Soft Cover:  $65     Hard Cover:  $100   

 Postage is additional.  

Phone:  (08) 9321 6041 and have your credit card ready.    

March 11 Monday CWA Members  and Invited Community Members  Contact Champion Bay Branch Champion Bay CWA Branch -  REGIONAL Launch of the Women of Spirit Book 
March 15 Friday Public  Contact Coordinator - Sue Waters Bunbury CWA Branch - Centenary Display Stall at the Bunbury Seniors Information Morning.
March 16 Saturday Public Contact Munglinup Branch Munglinup CWA Branch - CWA Gala
March 23 Saturday Public Contact Derby Branch

Derby / West Kimberley Air CWA Branch - CWA 100th Birthday Cocktail Function

Derby Branch 100th Birthday Cocktail Party Poster

March 24 Sunday Public Contact Safety Bay Branch Safety Bay CWA Branch is hosting a Centenary Market Day, Guild Hall, Watts Road, Shoalwater from 9.00 am to 1pm.  Free sausage sizzle, preserves and bake sale, local stallholders, raffle, free children's activities and book sale.
 April 6 Saturday Public Contact Balingup Branch

Balingup CWA Branch at Balingup Small Farm Field Day.  They will have their CWA Stand celebrating the Centenary which will feature their life-size Scarecrow mascot made by one of their members 

April 9

Tuesday

Invitation Only 

Contact South Perth / Como Branch

South Perth / Como CWA Branch Garden Party - 10.00 am to 12.30 pm at McDougal House, 20 Clydesdale Street, Como.  

April 12  Friday Public Contact Bridgetown Branch Bridgetown CWA Branch - High Tea in the Valley at the CWA Rooms
April 13 & 14 Saturday and Sunday Public Contact State Office

Perth:  *Government House Open Days - CWA Promotional Stand 10.00 am to 3.00 pm both days

*State Office is seeking volunteers to help at the Promotional Stand during this weekend.  Please contact Megan DePiazz for further information on phone:  9321 6041 or email: [email protected]

April 16 

Tuesday

CWA Members

Contact Badgebup Rockwell Branch

Badgebup / Rockwell CWA Branch 90th Birthday

April 19 

Friday

Public 

Contact Bridgetown Branch

Bridgetown CWA Branch at Bridgetown Music Festival 

April 19 

Friday

CWA Members 

Contact Toodyay Branch

Toodyay CWA Branch - A Fancy CWA Morning Tea Celebrating Centenary of CWA of WA, a member's 100th Birthday and thank you to all funding bodies (CWA of WA, Shire of Toodyay and Chalice Mining) for the new centre roof.  Event commences at 10.00 am for 10.15 am at the Tooyay CWA Hall.

April 20

Saturday

CWA Members 

Contact Capel Branch

Capel CWA Branch 90th Birthday 

April 20

Saturday

TBA 

Contact Darkan Branch

Darkan CWA Branch - Betty Brown Historical Centre - CWA Centenary Exhibition Opening (featuring Ida Spencer)

April 21

Sunday

Public 

Contact State Office

West Perth:  CWA Open Day, 1176 Hay Street, West Perth (Part of Boorloo Heritage Festival) & Unveiling of Commemorative Footpath Plaque in front of CWA House.  Specially propagated CWA of WA Centenary Grevillea plant and Women of Spirit - A Centenary of CWA Stories book for sale.  More details to follow.

April 27 

Saturday

Public 

Contact State Office

West Perth:  Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) - Walk, Talk and Celebrate

Time:  9.00 am to 12 noon

Meeting Place:  Pioneer Women's Memorial in Kings Park

Cost:  $40 per person (limited to 50 people)

Bookings:  Not yet opened.

The Pioneer Women's Memorial in King's Park was established in 1963 to highlight the important role women have played in WA’s historyIn this guided walk, learn the history of the Pioneer Women’s Memorial and the key role the Country Women's Association of WA played in its development and its special relationship with Kings Park. The Kings Park Guides have designed a special guided walk starting at the Pioneer Women's Memorial and includes the Pathway of Success (Centenary of WA Women’s Suffrage Memorial), the War Memorial, Fraser Avenue, Edith Cowan Clock before ending at CWA House in West Perth. Participants will hear about the writing of the Women of Spirit - A Centenary of CWA Stories book and the development of the Woman of Spirit Grevillea plant by the Kings Park biodiversity program, whilst eating a delicious morning tea prepared by the CWA members. Participants will receive a complimentary ‘Woman of Spirit’ Grevillea plant.

April 27 & 28 Saturday & Sunday Public Contact York Branch

York CWA Branch - York Heritage Festival - CWA heritage and achievements display stand serving scones with jam and cream. Members will be dressed in heritage aprons.  Demonstration of treadle sewing machine with visitors able to have a try.

April 29 

Monday

Public

Contact State Office

Statewide Branch Events:  ACWW Women Walk the World - Branches are invited to participate in this event in their local area 

May 3 to June 28 Commencing Friday and finishing on a Friday  Public  Contact Kalamunda Branch Kalamunda CWA Branch - Public Library Displays - CWA of WA Centenary History - High Wycombe, Forrestfield, Lesmurdie, Kalamunda
May 4 Saturday Public Contact Coordinator - Margaret Bizzell Joondalup & Districts Branch - Bunnings - Selling raffle tickets and other merchandise for the Centenary.

May 5 

Sunday

Public

Contact Toodyay Branch

Toodyay CWA Branch - Moondyne Festival 

May 7 

Tuesday

Invitation Only

Contact State Office

West Perth:  Bi-Partisan Parliament House event to acknowledge the Centenary of the CWA of WA  

May 8 Wednesday

Public & CWA Members

Contact Caversham Branch
Caversham CWA Branch 60th Birthday
May 8 Wednesday CWA Members Contact Moora Branch  Moora CWA Branch:  Vintage Day - Picnic in the Park at the Moora Historical Museum. - Luncheon dress code is 1924 style.  BYO food, beverages and chairs.  Plaque dedication.  Gold coin entry and morning tea provided.
May 13 to 24 Monday to Friday (12 days) Public Contact Wanneroo Branch Wanneroo CWA Branch History of CWA Display at the Wanneroo Museum and Library

May 21 

Tuesday

Public 

Contact State Office

West Perth:  International Tea Day and launch of the specially blended Centenary CWA of WA Tea.  More details to follow.

May 25

Saturday

Invitation Only 

Contact Kings Park Branch

Kings Park Centenary Luncheon  

June TBA Public Contact Coordinator - Marlene Kean

Eaton CWA Branch - CWA Open Day - Date and details to be advised.

 

June 7 Friday Public

Contact Badgingarra Branch

Badgingarra CWA Branch:  Centenary Celebration Choir and Drama Festival

June 12 Wednesday CWA Members Contact Thornlie Branch Thornlie CWA Branch Centenary Event at 10.00am.
July  TBA CWA Members  Contact Coordinator - Melissa Taylor Melivlle / Fremantle CWA Branch - Open Day Morning Tea.  Date and details to be advised. 

July 7

Sunday

Public 

Contact State Office

Perth:  100th Birthday of the Association!  This will be celebrated with a ringing of the Bells at Perth Bell Tower with a special quarter peal - an extended piece of ringing which is usually performed to mark a special occasion rung to a specific composition.  It is expected that this will last for about 45 to 50 minutes. The Bell Tower will be lit in BLUE (the official colour of the Association) as well as other significant landmarks in the City of Perth and regional WA.  More details to follow.

July 7 Sunday Public Contact Nungarin Branch  Nungarin CWA Branch - First Branch of the Association - 100th Birthday Celebration & Lifting of Time Capsule

July 9 to 11 

Tuesday to Thursday

CWA Members 

Contact State Office

Joondalup:  100th State Conference, Joondalup Resort / Launch of Centenary Cookbook.  More details to follow.

July 10

Wednesday

CWA Members & Supporters 

Contact State Office

Joondalup:  100th State Conference Gala Dinner, Joondalup Resort.  Theme:  "Dressing through the Decades".  Come dressed in whatever decade you choose - prize for the best outfit!  More details to follow.

July 15 for 30 days Monday  Public Contact Coordinator - Maureen Barker Midland CWA Branch:  Midland Library (Midland Town Hall) - CWA of WA Historical Display - 312 Great Eastern Highway, Midland.

July 26 

Friday

CWA Members 

Contact Bolgart Branch

Bolgart Branch 100th Birthday

August 7 Wednesday Public Contact Champion Bay Branch Champion Bay CWA Branch - Chapman Valley Historical Society - CWA of WA Centenary Display

August 8 & 9 

Thursday & Friday

Public 

Contact State Office

Mingenew Field Day CWA of WA History Display Stall 

August 14-17

Wednesday to Saturday

Public Contact Bedfordale Branch Bedfordale CWA Branch - History of the CWA at the History House Museum, Minnawarra Historic Precinct, 7 Orchard Ave, Armadale WA

August 24 

Saturday

Public 

Contact Nannup Branch

Nannup CWA Branch at the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival

August 27 Tuesday CWA Members and Invited Guests Contact Bunbury Branch Bunbury CWA Branch - 95th Birthday & Centenary Celebration Morning Tea with The Hon. Nola Marino MP as Master of Ceremonies.

August 28 & 29 

Wednesday & Thursday

Public 

Contact State Office 

Dowerin Field Day CWA of WA History Display Stall 

September   TBA Public & CWA Members and Invited Guests Contact Coordinator - Patricia Crocker  Dwellingup CWA Branch - A Day at the Hotham Valley Railway - A ride on the Hotham Vlley Steam Train followed by morning tea or lunch.  Date and details to be advised.

September 4 & 5

Wednesday & Thursday

Public

Contact State Office

Newdegate Field Day CWA of WA History Display Stall 

September 7 

Saturday

Public 

Contact Koorda Branch

Koorda CWA Breanch at the Koorda & Districts Agricultural Show

September 7 Saturday Public Contact the Cordinator - Heather Meiklem Northam Farmers Show organised by the Northam Agricultural Society.  Theme of the Show:  "100 years of CWA Western Australia"  This year, the cookery section display will celebrate the Association's 100th Birthday with a cake baking competition.  The recipe will be chosen from the iconic CWA Cookery Book and Household Hints. 

September 14 

Saturday

Public 

Contact Moora Branch

Moora CWA Branch at the Moora Show  

September 14 

Saturday

Public 

Contact Northampton Branch

Northampton CWA Branch at the Northampton Show 

September 15  Sunday  Public Contact State Office

Guildford - CWA Centenary Markets - Stirling Square, Guildford.  Branches are encouraged to register and participate in this event that has been especially themed for our Centenary Year.  It is held from  9.00 am to 2.00 pm.  

September 21 to 28 

Saturday to Saturday

Public 

Contact State Office

Perth:  Perth Royal Show CWA of WA History Display Stall, Time for Tea Stall and in the evening, a CWA Centenary Drone Show & Video.  More details to follow.

September 29 

Sunday

Invitation Only 

Contact State Office

Perth:  100th Birthday Party High Tea at Government House to celebrate Centenary and acknowledge International Day of Rural Women (October 15)  More details to follow.

October 18 & 19

Friday & Saturday

CWA Members

Contact Kulin Branch

Kulin CWA Branch 95th Birthday 

October 26 

Saturday

Public 

Contact Gidgegannup Branch

Gidgegannup CWA Branch at the Gidgegannup Show

November 15 Friday CWA Members  Contact Ruabon Branch

Ruabon CWA Branch - Annual South-West CWA Christmas Party and CWA of WA 100th Birthday Celebration

November 23 Saturday Public Contact Bridgetown Branch Bridgetown, Balingup, Nannup and Greenbushes CWA Branches - CWA Centenary Promotion at the Bridgetown Agricultural Show

November 30 

Saturday 

Public

Contact Bridgetown Branch

Bridgetown CWA Branch at the Bridgetown Show