Tireless work in the aftermath of last year’s bushfires earned the Yarloop Country Women’s Association this years’ highest service award from their state conference.
The branch put in a submission after the devastating bushfires which destroyed not only most of the town but their own building as well. Just nine days after the fire, members decided there was nothing they could do to bring back their beloved 75-year old building. Instead they focused on helping the communities in the fire-ravaged area.
Countless activities included distribution of local business vouchers and other funds, directly helping property owners who had lost everything by buying basic household goods and putting on pamper events for women impacted by the fire.
President Lois Blackburn and treasurer Debora Tyler accepted the prestigious Clarice Rudduck Award.
At TR Homes we’ve been delighted to be involved in building a new headquarters for the CWA in Yarloop. We’ve created a bespoke design to meet their needs; including function rooms, craft and meeting room breakout areas and disability friendly access. And of course, a delightful kitchen where they can continue to create all their CWA goodness!
It may not replace their beloved old building, but we hope it gives them a headquarters of 75 years of wonderful service continuing the CWA tradition.
The new building should be ready to move in February 2018.
Extract Harvey-Waroona Reporter