Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Ballarat District Group Overview


The Ballarat District Group offers its members a wide range of activities including Choir, Song in Costume, craft, public speaking, and social activities. We are always looking to welcome new members to join us in friendship and fun.

Welcome to 2018

Please be advised that Mrs Mary Richards has been appointed the new Group President and can be contacted on mary.richards1274@yahoo.com  or telephone your enquiries to 0473231319

Welcome back to the year 2016

Congratulations to Mrs Lyn Fleming appointed our new Group President and her Secretary  Marj Jarvis

Some upcoming events for your diaries:

- Warm Project Launch - Wednesday 16th March, 2016 @ Ballarat Art Gallery (10.30am.)

- Bus Trip Sat 19th March, Captains Creek Winery - Please contact Mary Richards 53457365 if you require further information.

- Friday 15th April, Spa Centre Daylesford CWA Branch will be conduction - Tillow Fashion Parade, 1.00pm for 1.30pm start Masonic Hall, Daylesford - all welcome to enjoy the afternoon

- Friday & Saturday 13th & 14th May, Ballarat District Arts & Craft Exhibition, Ballan Mechanics Hall, Inglis St, Ballan - all branches have received details about the event 


Ballarat Show 2015

COMMUNITY BRANCH DISPLAY Country Women's Association
O Peters Trophy for Best Homecraft: Sebastapol

CWA SPA Centre Trophy for CWA Best Handcraft: Scarsdale CWA, Vicki Jones 

Congratulation to our Group Branches on their lovely displays - well done to everyone




DATE WEDNESDAY 6 th MAY 2015 AT 7.30pm
ADMISSION $5.00  Supper  Provided Proceeds to Dogs For Young Diggers
 ALL WELCOME Contact Dianne 9743284
e-mail beckball@froggy.com.au


A Special Reminder to all our Ballarat Group Members

Fundraiser Day for the Spa Centre Daylesford CWA Branch


Friday 17th April, 2015,  1.00pm for 1.30pm start,
Masonic Hall, 16 Vincent Street, Daylesford

$5.00 Entry Fee, includes afternoon tea,
Door Prize, Raffle and Trading Table, cook books



Ballarat Show 2014

Another wonderful exhibition of CWA displays was exhibited at the Show this weekend.  Congratulations to Buninyong, Scarsdale & Spa Centre Daylesford Branch and to Charlotte receiving a prize for hand made quilt - please enjoy photos below.

To Liz and her team of willing workers another fantastic effort with the catering for the CWA Group.


A New Date for your diaries members:

Message received from Spa Centre CWA Branch to all Ballarat Group Members:

A Memorial Service
@ Christ Church Anglican Church,
Central Springs Road, Daylesford
In Recognition of
World Suicide Preventation Day
Wednesday 10th September, 2014 @ 11.00am.
Joint venture hosted by Spa Centre CWA.
Please join us in the hall for refreshments afterwards - all denominations welcomed.
Enquiries: Sue 53 456 167


1st May 2014

All invited, public and members, to the CWA Ballarat District Group Art and Craft Exhibition next at Victoria Bowls Club, 231 Victoria St, Ballarat.

Come and see the exquisite talent of our members in competition with members from within our 20 branches within the Group!
Refreshments availailable!

Well worth a visit!

Only happens every two years!


Victoria Bowling Club

31 Victoria Street Ballarat (off street parking Stawell Street)

FRIDAY        9th May – 9.30m – 4p.m

SATURDAY  10th May 9.30am – 3.00pm


ADMISSION    $5.00     (Students :    $1.00 )

All enquiries : Fiona: ph 5334 4537

Congratulations to all who participated in the 2014 Ballarat Begonia Festival - feel proud - well done to all the hard work that was required to put this display together - well done Ceclia wonderful effort toeveryone

All queries relating to CWA Ballarat Group , we shall be grateful if you would please contact
Group Publicity and Membership Convenor. Fiona Darby 03 5334 4537 or 0422 322 747 who will ably direct you to the closest and relevant CWA Branch  for you to make contact
In friendship and look forward to you making contact with our CWA Family.

16th February 2014

2014 Ballarat Begonia Festival Parade - CWA Ballarat Group
Begonia Parade Planning Meeting at Neil Street  Monday 17th
February at 11:00 am! All welcome!
If you are unable to attend this meeting but would still
like to be involved please feel free to contact me.

CWA Ballarat Group is very excited to be participating in
Ballarat Begonia Festival Parade again for 2014. We are encouraging as many
Junior Members, siblings or prospective Junior Members as possible to
participate of course Mums & Grandmas are welcome to come along for the
stroll as well. If you know of a Member who is not on the email list could
you please pass this information on to them.

This is a wonderful opportunity for CWA Ballarat Group to
promote ourselves and highlight our juniors. A photo of our 2013 entry is on
the Parade website


Our Groups Theme this year is "On the Farm"
Our entry will consist of Members walking along around a
flat bed ute (still needs to be sourced so if you know of anybody who would
be willing to loan/drive for us on the day please let us know) with a couple
of bales of hay, milk barrel, some farm produce, tools etc in the - whatever
people have laying around and would be willing to loan.  They will be
dressed in "Farm Clothes" as typified in story books, for example overalls,
jeans/shorts & checked shirts, straw hats whatever they have available. If
you are unable to participate in the parade but have items you can loan us
for the day we would be very grateful.

Some members will be handing out CWA Promotional Material;
others can carry farm related items or just walk along side.  We will also
be having some farm animals on leads, so if you have any suitable animals,
ideas or suggestions your contribution would be welcome.

So if you come along, contribute ideas or items or would
like more information please contact the following or come along to the
planning meeting:

We will be having a Begonia Parade final
details/organization at Neil Street  Monday 3rd March at 11:00 am! All

Event details
Event: The Courier Ballarat Begonia Parade 2014
Date: Monday 10th March 2014
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Location: Along Wendouree Parade starting from the
corner of Carlton Street and Wendouree Parade finishing at the North
Parade Duration
The 2014 Parade has been scheduled to run from 11am to
12.30pm. It will be undertaken at slow walking pace and temporary halts may
occur. All participants should be aware of the duration and length
(approximately 1.5km) and be able to complete the route in all weather
Arrival/departure time
All exhibits and participants must arrive and be unloaded no
later than 10.00am in the allocated marshalling area and be ready to parade
by 10.30am. At the end of the Parade the de-marshalling area must be cleared
by 1.30pm.

17th January 2014

The State Conference will be held from Thursday 29th May to Saturday 31 May at The Pier, Geelong.


Ballarat Show 2013
Huge Accolades to Mrs Liz Verlinden, our Catering Convener, who has over the past 24 hours had to contend with extreme conditions because of power outage, no fault of the Show Committee at the Show.  Liz well done you have shown extreme patient and professionalism in handling this situation.  We all loved the "whistle" today.
Many thanks to all ladies of our Ballarat Group who have helped Liz , I am sure she has really appreciated your support.
PS: Lovely to see the girls from our new Branch @ Gordon, and we as a Group thank them sincerely for input.
Finally:  A great result for and Congratulations to our Spa Centre Daylesford Branch on achieving the awards in "Garden Delight Award" please refer to Spa Centre page
Well done CWA ladies you should feel so proud
July 15, 2013
Congratulations Ballarat Group CWA Members who participated in the State Creative Arts Exhibition held in Bendigo
Ballarat Group's win of 1st place in the "The Veggie Patch" group
home industries entry into the State Creative Arts Exhibition 2013 (I
have attached shots with and without certificate and certificate itself.
Also Bacchus Marsh member Gabrielle Shanahan won the Swan Cup for her
Natural Resources, Basketry (not cane) entry.
Jennifer Bridgewater from Buninyong branch was a competitor in the
Canvas and Petit Point Section and was Awarded A Green Star.
Enjoy the pics below

July 2013

Important Information The Country Women's Association of Vic Inc Creative Arts Exhibition 2013 to be held
at Bendigo - all details are below


May 2013

Congratulations to our New Group President

Ms Marilyn Watts email mwatts8@gmail.com  ph: 53361061 or 0408 402 719

Group Secretary: Mrs Dorothy Letcher  ph 53420616
Group Treasurer: Mrs Yvonne Virtue yvirtue@hotmail.com ph: 97478993

CWA Branches within our Group wish our team all the best for the year ahead


Great News for the Ballarat CWA Group - please click on below link and see the fabulous article by the Ballarat Courier last weekend 

CWA Ballarat District Group JUNIOR MEMBERS and friends were one of 53 floats in the Ballarat Begonia Festival Parade on 11 March 2013, in the fairytale theme of Alice in Wonderland.
The CWA Juniors were proud and excited to participate for the very first time in the city's famous annual parade!
CWA membership is open to girls aged 8 and over. Enquiries to our Membership/Publicity Convenor Fiona on 5334 4537 or


Happy New Year to all our Members and families


Our 18 branches have a total of 300 members, and cover a large geographical area.
City of Ballarat: Ballarat Dinner*, Brown Hill, Buninyong, Sebastopol, Webbcona*, Wendouree, Yarrowee.
Golden Plains Shire: Scarsdale
Hepburn Shire: Clunes*, Creswick*, Daylesford Dinner*, Dean, Spa Centre
Melton Shire: Melton Day, Melton Owls*, Melton Thoroughbreds
Moorabool Shire: Bacchus Marsh, Darley

 *denotes night branch
  *please dbl click on page below for updated details

Enquiries for New Members seeking information - these Branch secretaries are more than willing to offer answers to your enquiries:

Bacchus Marsh   Karin Wilson 0417 344 968
Ballarat Dinner   Brigitte Dossor 53326795
Brown Hill          Lorna Knight  53327311
Buninyong          Rowena Francis  53351845
Clunes                 Judy Burns 53453342
Creswick             Pauline O'Brien  0408 367 585
Darley                 Pam Heath 53694325
Dean                   Dawn Aldrich  53392435
Melton Day        Ida Cochrane 97431386
Melton Owls      Dianne Sweet  97432848
Melton Thoroughbreds  Christine Appleby  97469103
Scarsdale            Vicki Jones  - (President Ann Wilson 53428311)
Sebastopol          Susan Pitman  53342965
Spa Centre          Peta Heyne  53481255
Spa Centre Dinner  Josie Gregory  53345544
Webbconna         Christine Curwood  53394369
Wendouree          Margaret Greenback  53392230
Yarrowee            Glenda Flynn  53420057

Upcoming Events

We welcome visitors and new members to attend any of our functions and meetings.

Choir Practice: Mondays @ 9.15am
Uniting Church Hall, Neil St, Ballarat

Song in Costume Practice: Mondays @ 10.15am
Uniting Church Hall, Neil St, Ballarat

Group Craft: Every 2nd Monday of the month @ 10am
Uniting Church Hall, Neil St, Ballarat

For more information or to RSVP to any of these events, please contact CWA Ballarat District Group Acting Group President - Yvonne Virtue on (03) 9747 8993 or email CWA Ballarat District Group Membership and Publicity Convener Fiona on (03) 5334 4537 or email cwaballaratdinnerbranch@gmail.com