A few carloads of Committee members, plus some husbands, made the journey to the Eurobodalla for this year’s conference. There were plenty of smiles and fond greetings, especially between those who had met before. Unfortunately the weather did not smile on us; I suppose it was too much to expect after perfect conditions for the Granitetown Music Festival the weekend before!
Not put off by this, we had a very productive meeting with our branch members appreciating the opportunity to hear about recent initiatives, ask questions, share ideas and, most importantly, lunch!
After lunch most of us tripped over to the annual Eurobodalla ReVive Art Exhibition, which showcases the imaginative and beautiful transformation of recycled materials. The variety of entries was quite astonishing and we were all keen to submit a Peoples’ Choice vote.
Later, some of the delegates took advantage of being chauffeured round the area, with the beaches being the most popular destination.
Drinks and dinner at the Moruya Golf Club rounded off the day, but not before a Poetry Slam, a spur-of-the-moment requirement of the Committee members who kept praising a certain cake from lunch and were asked to construct a poem about it, with one stipulation that it had to rhyme. One of our members had declared earlier in the day that it’s not a poem if it doesn’t rhyme! This resulted in an uproar which we wisely decided to divert to the evening’s entertainment. It was wonderful to see the committee members get into the spirit of this and the results were hilarious – a fitting end to the day.
Rosie Toth, President Eurobodalla FAW