THE Terang Country Women’s Association (CWA) received a boost to a renovation project at the group’s hall last week.
Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan announced the CWA of Victoria South West Group would receive $3000 towards maintenance of the hall last Wednesday.
Delivered through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities grant program, the works would include covering all fascia and bargeboards with colorbond iron, repairing baseboards and cleaning and painting the eaves of the building.
Mr Tehan said while the funding may seem small compared to larger Federal Government commitments, it was significant for a small group like the Terang CWA.
“Funding for projects like the Terang CWA hall enhances an important community hub and allows them to better cater for a wide range of social activities,” he said.
“It was wonderful to be able to support this important project, as part of marking the 90th anniversary of the CWA.”
Mr Tehan said the efforts of the local CWA were a display of the importance of volunteerism.
“Thank you for what you all do,” he said.
“The members of the CWA South West Group work tirelessly to improve their local communities through their community service.
“The CWA provides more than a good scone; they donate, fund and dedicate countless hours of time, energy and support for many worthwhile groups and provide assistance in times of drought, floods and fire.
“I congratulate members of this organisation for helping our local communities in their time of need.”
CWA of Victoria South West Group president Bev Byron said the works would add on to recently completed works at the hall, including interior painting, new floorboards in the kitchen and updated toilet facilities.
“It’s great to be able to finish what we started,” she said.