Dedication prompts rare CWA honour

Chloerissa EadieSouth Western Times
Bunbury woman Sue Waters has been recognised with the Country Women Association’s second highest honour badge for her tireless work at home and overseas with the association.
Camera IconBunbury woman Sue Waters has been recognised with the Country Women Association’s second highest honour badge for her tireless work at home and overseas with the association. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

The second highest honour of the Country Women’s Association of WA has been bestowed on Bunbury woman Sue Waters.

Mrs Waters was awarded the Honour Badge which is given to a member who has served with the association for at least 10 years.

She has been part of CWA since 1982 when she joined in Queensland, before moving to WA in 1987 where she joined the Mandurah branch, serving as branch vice-president, treasurer and president.

State treasurer Pam Beatson said Mrs Waters moved to Bunbury in 1997 to join the Leschenault/South Bunbury branch where her efforts and recognition internationally had not gone unnoticed.

State Country Women’s Association treasurer Pam Beatson presented Bunbury woman Sue Waters with the association’s second highest honour badge for her tireless work at home and overseas.
Camera IconState Country Women’s Association treasurer Pam Beatson presented Bunbury woman Sue Waters with the association’s second highest honour badge for her tireless work at home and overseas. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

“Sue has always been a cheerful and supporting member and has worked hard on a variety of branch projects,” Mrs Beatson said.

Mrs Waters said it had not only been a pleasure but an honour to be able to contribute to the lives of women all over the world.

“My international work has brought me a lot of pleasure and it has always been my passion,” she said.

“Looking after women’s rights who have dealt with violence and being able to help out in disaster affected areas has also been very rewarding.

“There are so many things which CWA does from making toiletry bags for the women’s refuge in Bunbury to making fiddle rugs for the retirement homes.”

Mrs Waters will attend the South Pacific Conference in New Zealand next year to continue her work overseas.

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