New president of Dungog Clarence Town CWA

CWA: Julie Fitzgerald and Janet Hayes. Photo thanks to Carole Johnstone.
CWA: Julie Fitzgerald and Janet Hayes. Photo thanks to Carole Johnstone.

After four years as president of the Dungog Clarence Town Country Women's Association, Janet Hayes has handed over the leadership baton.

Janet has played a big part in the modernisation of the CWA rooms.

The newly painted premises has a full commercial kitchen, ceiling fans, air conditioning, new tables, good lighting and courtyard screens.

Janet personally oversaw the building of the disabled toilet and the upgrading of the underfloor ventilation system.

"I joined the CWA seven years ago and the building was much the same as when my mother was a member," said Janet.

"It wasn't long before I saw the need for the building to meet new regulatory requirements. As a past president and current member I look forward to continuing to care for the building."

The new president, Julie Fitzgerald, also joined seven years ago.

"The move to Dungog has been a wonderfully rewarding experience," she said.

"Here, I have grown and developed interests that weren't possible as a career woman.

"During my term in office, I would like to see new members from women who have a busy life but who can make time to help with our events and participate in enjoyable learning.

We have a wonderful Australian institution in the CWA.

"In Dungog it's a local institution that is now 90 years old.

"This year, I'll be leading the Branch to lay the foundations for our Centenary in 10 years time."