Country Women’s Association (CWA) members in the Esperance region have commenced a big and busy year with a visit from their state president Heather Allen.
Members from Munglinup, Condingup, Esperance Bay and Districts, Gibson, Postal, Grass Patch and Esperance Branch welcomed Ms Allen at a gathering hosted in the CWA building on James Street.
Ms Allen said while it was delightful to see what local members had in store for the year, she was surprised by one of the scheduled events.
Highlighted at the top of the local CWA members’ calendars is something most people wouldn’t expect to see – entering the Esperance Speedway’s demolition derby at the Open Club Championships.
Esperance Speedway president Bronty Humphrys said he was surprised when he saw CWA members had entered a car into the race.
“I was surprised to hear they would be entering,” Mr Humphrys said.
“A demolition derby isn’t usually something you would associate with women from CWA.
“I’m sure the ladies will put on a good show.”
While the scheduled event has caused an exciting stir within the association, members admit they have plenty more in store to look forward to.
Workshops and career days are just a few of initiatives to entice new and returning members.
Ms Allen said there are more than 2000 members from 139 branches in the state and seven branches in the Esperance region.