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Dimboola CWA marks 85 years with celebration

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Coral Pickert and Shirley Rankin cut the cake
Coral Pickert and Shirley Rankin cut the cake for the CWA 85th Birthday

Ladies from all over the region attended the Dimboola Branch of the Country Women’s Association 85th birthday celebration.

Guests included new group President for West Wimmera, Judi Pymer and the outgoing president Sadie Williams.

The ladies put on a casserole luncheon for 38 guests from Serviceton, Nhill, Drung, Horsham, Horsham May and Willenabrina.

Dimboola Club President Margaret Menzel welcome her special guest and thanked everyone for coming.

Mrs Menzel said, “As I was researching the 85 years of Dimboola CWA, I came across all the old minute books and I had worked out that our longest serving member was Shirley Rankin who had been a member for 66 years out of the 85 years of the club.”

“This is an extraordinary achievement for Mrs Rankin,” she said.

Coral Pickert had also been a member of the Dimboola club for 41 years.

Mrs Rankin received a 60 years service badge and Mrs Pickert received a 40 year badge.

Happy birthday was sung, before everyone enjoyed sweets and birthday cake.