ELEVEN members travelled to a property at Graham, out past Wyangala Dam recently for the May meeting at the home of fellow member Lyn Picker, who was joined by her neighbour Kylie for the day.
Six others sent apologies for not being able to attend.
Kathleen Leggett, President, welcomed all and thanked Lyn for loaning her home, and all enjoyed the morning tea, featuring apple recipes, supplied by Gwen Toshack and Shirley Russell.
In the good news segment, Kathleen Leggett had plans to attend the 21st birthday of granddaughter Jessica in Sydney.
Kay Lord and husband had returned home after holidaying at Bateman's Bay, and Nancy Platt and husband were home from a Church Camp at Stuart's Point, near Kempsey.
Members were pleased to hear that Laurel Leabeater was over her operation in Sydney and would be transferred by air ambulance to Dudley Hospital, Orange next week.
No one had been able to attend the Orange Apple Festival, but the evening with Professor Fred Watson A.M., astronomer on Friday April 20 at the Orange Civic Centre was thoroughly enjoyed by Secretary Helen Southwell and her husband, John, and was interested to know there is to be a 'Transit of Venus' all day on Wednesday June 6.
The Professor warned against looking directly at the sun, but to view it appropriately.
Invitations have been received by the Branch, to attend Orange for the CWA Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday May 24, and from Bathurst Branch, to their Primary Product lunch, featuring apples on Wednesday May 23.
Shirley Russell has sent get well cards to Elaine Faulk of Neville, to laurel Leabeater in Royal North Shore Private Hospital in Sydney, and to former member Margaret McFawn in Sydney who had the misfortune of falling and breaking her leg.
Shirley also sent a Happy Birthday Card to member lady Jean Hines who has celebrated her 92nd Birthday in Lee Hostel.
An invitation from the Lyndhurst Public School to attend their celebrations of "Muffin Break" was accepted by Kathleen Leggett and Val Bloomfield, who congratulated the small school of 28 pupils, for their efforts in coming first in the state (with Broken Hill 2nd) to win the Muffin Break competition.
Members are currently collecting stickers from Woolworths to assist the school in acquiring more equipment.
Shirley Russell made and laid a wreath on Anzac Day at the Lyndhurst Memorial Hall Gates, and was joined in the march by Kathleen Leggett, Lyn Picker and Nancy Platt, while many CWA members provided food for the morning tea at the Hall which followed the Anzac Day Service in the Hall.
President Kath Leggett gave a short report on the May State Conference which she attended in Blacktown with Lyndhurst delegate Mona Marshall, joining 16 other delegates from the Central Western Group.
Kathleen was pleased that Crohn's disease, originally nominated by Lyndhurst Branch has been selected as the recipient of this year's Medical Research programme.
The next State Conference is to be held in Moree from May 6-9, 2013.
Nancy Platt who sings in the State Choir mentioned the Ecumenical Church Service in the newest Cathedral in Australia, St Patrick's of Parramatta (the other one was burned down) on Sunday afternoon as well as the opening of the Conference in the Worker's Club, Blacktown on Monday morning.
Shirley Russell, Helen Southwell, Betty Ferson, Heather Drady and Treasurer Sally Hines were thanked for selling tickets in the Mother's Day raffle at IGA where all three winners came from Blayney - Joyce Fardon, Marie Moxon and Roxanne Reeks.
A letter of thanks has been sent to Myers, Orange for supplying cosmetics used as second and third prizes.
Thanks were also given to Kathleen for making and decorating the cake for first prize.
Helen Southwell and Nancy Platt attended the last Rural Women's Access Group meeting in Orange where the guest speaker Louise Hoffman spoke on Palliative Care.
It is planned to hold our information day at Eugowra on Tuesday August 28 and the next regular RWAG meeting will be in Orange on Tuesday August 21.
The special lunch to celebrate 25 years of CWA involvement in the Schools' Public Speaking contests through the Central West Group, has been cancelled, but eight members from Lyndhurst will attend the annual contest in Bathurst as judges, doorkeepers, ushers and time keepers on Tuesday May 29.
There will also be three cars taking members to Kelso to participate in CWA Sunday at Holy Trinity on Sunday June 3.
Councillors will be attending the next Group Council meeting at Nashdale on Monday June 4, and bring back a report to the June meeting.
Shirley made a cake, cut by the three birthday girls, Clare McGinniskin, Betty Ferson and Lyn Picker after the lunch supplied by members.
Women Walk Around the World for ACWW was acknowledged by a stroll around Lyn's farm.
The next meeting on June 6 will be held at the Lyndhurst Rest rooms followed by a birthday lunch at Woodstock Pub.