Three rural CWL champions given life membership

THREE members of the small Catholic Women’s League (CWL) branch in Bribbaree were recently presented with life membership for their exceptional service to the League over many years.

Gloria Sweeny, Teresa Armitage and Bernadette Curtis served on the executive of the North-West Region for a three-year term and served on the Country Region executive when it was formed after the North-West Region closed.

Ms Sweeny and Ms Armitage have also spent time in the role of vice-president of the Archdiocesan CWL.

“These exceptional ladies have acted on our Bribbaree executive as president, secretary and treasurer for several terms,” Bribbaree branch president Nola Drum said.

All three ladies have been active members of the local Catholic community, serving as readers, cleaners, and organisers of various events.

“They have also participated in, and organised, World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations days and ecumenical functions and have represented our CWL branch at local celebrations such as the ANZAC Day laying of the wreaths,” Mrs Drum said.

“The members of Bribbaree CWL feel very honoured to have had these three ladies in our branch for so many years guiding us with their wisdom and knowledge.”