HATS, gloves and one’s finest clothes used to be the order of the day when the ladies of the Country Women’s Association would gather.
But at a celebration marking 70 years of the Gerogery CWA yesterday, most of the women said they weren’t sure they could find any fancy hats and gloves in their wardrobes any more.
President Genevieve Knobel said modern-day meetings of the organisation were more informal and relaxed.
“Hats and gloves were before my time but we had considered it for today,” she said.
The branch is involved in many community projects, including helping raise money for the Hilltop patient and carer accommodation centre in Albury.
One of the newest members, Tanja Schramm-Trethowan, joined the association two years ago.
“I moved to Gerogery in August and I was a member by the end of September,” she said.
Mrs Schramm-Trethowan was born and raised in Germany and has also lived in Canada.
“I was made the international officer because I have lived in many countries,” she said.
Mrs Schramm-Trethowan was no stranger to the concept of the CWA — her mother was a member of a German country women’s society.
“I wanted to make Gerogery my home, so it was a great way to meet people and make friends,” she said.