“We’ve been saved!”
That was how Acting President Rhondda Spencer described the outcome of today’s meeting to determine whether the Urunga CWA should be closed down.
Sixteen people came along to the meeting chaired by North Coast Group President Leonie Fish, ten Urunga branch members plus six new faces, two of them the daughters of former members who wanted to keep the group going.
And four people put their hands up to say they would be willing to take on the jobs of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer at the AGM next month.
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Rhondda thought the clarion call on the front page of yesterday’s Courier-Sun had made people realise what they were on the brink of losing.
“They were saying that the CWA has been around for a long time and they reckon it’s good for the town,” Rhondda said. “It’s always been there to help others and they’d like to keep it.”
Meetings will shift to the second Friday of the month at 9am, as that was found to be a better time for most people.
“Wednesdays people had too many other commitments,” Rhondda said. “Fridays are good because most of the members are there anyway for the craft group.”
Two of the new people signed up as members on the spot and a third is keen to do so soon, which will mean a membership increase of 25 per cent.
The Urunga CWA will hold its AGM on Friday October 12.