We are proud to share that Madam State President Lynette Harris and Member of Honour Noela MacLeod have received recognition for their service to the country, please see the articles below. 

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Mrs Lynette Eva HARRIS, Barongarook Vic 3249 For service to women in Victoria.  
Service includes:   Country Women's Association of Victoria: State President, 2017-2018. Vice-President, 2005-2007. Member of State Council, 2003-2011 and 2013-2017. Chair, Social Issues Committee, 2007-2009. International Committee Chair, Associated Country Women of the World, 2009-2011 and Community Support. Member, Triennial Conference Committee, 2016. Branch President, 1976, 1978-1986, 1988-1994, 1996. 
Volunteer, Anam Cara House, since 2007.

Barongarook volunteer earns national recognition


Noela MacLeod AO

Mrs Noela Helen MacLEOD, East Keilor Vic 3033 For distinguished service to the community through advisory support and executive leadership of national, state and rural women's programs and associations. 
Service includes:   Country Women's Association of Australia: President, 2012-2015. Immediate Past President, 2015-2018. 
Country Women's Association of Victoria: State President, 2005-2007. Vice-President, 1998-1999. State Archivist, since 2014. Adjudicator for Craft competitions, current. Elected Member of Honour 2009. Deputy State President, Convenor Scholarship Committee, 2003-2005. Magazine Editor 1999-2003. Central Vice-President, Convenor/Acting Convenor of Social Issues Committee, 1996-1998. Group President, Mitchell Group, 1994-1996. Member, Essendon Branch, 1992-1996. Group President, West Wimmera Group, 1987-1989. Member, Nhill Branch, 1980-1992. Life Member, 2016. 
National Rural Women's Coalition: Director, 2012-2015. Member. 
Member, Women's Advisory Board, Women's Health Victoria, 2010-2012. Member, Victorian State Relief Committee (now Foodbank), 2005-2007. Former Council Member, National Rural Health Alliance, 2012-2015. Former Member, Consumer and Public Health Dialogue Committee and Meat Products Standard Development Committee, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 2012-2015. Former Member, Community Advisory Board, Department of Rural Medicine, Monash University. 
Nhill Hospital, West Wimmera Health Service: Appointed Life Governor. President, Ladies' Auxiliary, 1984-1992. Auxiliary Member, 1980-1992. 
Awards and recognition includes: Recipient, Victorian Premier's Volunteer Champions Award for Service, 2016.

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The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of Victoria (Australia) hosts the 2019 World Conference of ACWW at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 4-10 April.

2019 Save the Date Flyer

The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) is the largest international organization for rural women. ACWW has a membership of nine million through 365 Member Societies in over 70 countries. Working in partnership with its members worldwide, ACWW offers mutual support, friendship and practical assistance. ACWW offers grants for small projects in urban and rural communities that have a big impact, improving the lives of women and their families. Current projects include literacy and basic education, food security and nutrition, maternal health, access to water and sanitation, income-generating enterprises and financial management skills.

ACWW holds a World Conference (the Triennial Conference) every three years. Each Member Society may be represented, and Individual Members may attend. The 29th ACWW Triennial Conference will be held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 4-10 April 2019. Guests and non-members are welcome.

Expressions of interest should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 03 9827 8971.

Please save the date and join us at the Conference. 

Click here to download a Save the Date Flyer

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 All sorts of Christmas baked goods and crafts available


Our Christmas Fare will go ahead rain, hail or shine!

Our stalls will be inside our beautiful Umina building and be woven around our hallways, reception rooms and our wide front verandah!

The Christmas goodies are all arriving and look amazing!

Join us between 9am and 2 pm for a great time!

Who likes Christmas Pudding? Order From CWA and collect at our Christmas Fare on Saturday 2 December. Fancy a short break in the country? Buy a raffle ticket at the Christmas Fare and help us improve conditions for all women and children, and support local communities.

Saturday 2 December is Christmas Cooking Fare at Umina - 3 Lansell Road Toorak. Opens at 9am and finishes at 2pmwith the raffle draws. Christmas puddings and cakes, mince pies and shortbread. Demonstrations of Christmas treats at 10am and 12 noon. Devonshire Teas in the Dining Room. There will also be other stalls with a Christmas theme including outside vendors . Prior orders with prepayment taken until 28 November. Ring 9827 8971 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.