Jam & Preserve Workshop - Citrus
Aug
18
9:30 AM09:30

Jam & Preserve Workshop - Citrus

Want to learn how to make jam? And do you want to learn all the tips and tricks from the ladies who know jam best?

Then come along to CWA Sydney City's Jamming Workshop on 18 August 2018!

You'll learn all the basics of jam and preserve making, including how to properly sterilise and fill your bottles.

Places are limited to 12 people.

Doors open at 8.30am-9am for a 9.30am start.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

There is a free Council car park on Ridge Street, plus easy access by public transport. It is only a 15 minute or so walk from North Sydney Train Station.

Please note no children are permitted

Closed in/non-slip shoes are mandatory and aprons are also a good idea.

Tickets are $40 for non-members. Book now.

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The perfect scone workshop
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

The perfect scone workshop

Have you ever wanted to make scones but weren’t really sure how? Ever wondered what makes the perfect scone? Wonder no more!

Hosted by none other than the ladies of CWA Sydney City themselves, treat yourself to a fun night where you will learn the CWA Sydney City’s favourite Buttermilk scone recipe and how to make the perfect scone. Through demonstration – and plenty of tasting – you’ll learn this classic scone mix to allow you to whip up a batch up traditional scones, and you’ll also learn the tips and tricks to take the humble scone to the next level with sweet and savoury options.

And of course there will be plenty of scones to eat with CWA Sydney City’s famous jams and lashings of cream!

Held at the award-winning artisan sourdough bakery Brasserie Bread, there will be plenty of fresh sourdough bread and Australian cultured butter, nibbles, drinks as well as competitions, raffles and prize giveaways. And yes, you will be able to purchase all the CWA jams, relishes and chutneys that your heart desires!

A night not to be missed – this event, held during CWA Awareness week, teaches you how to make the perfect scone, and learn more about the CWA of NSW. Proceeds from this event go back into the community via education scholarships, women's health projects and medical research.

What you will learn

  • What makes the perfect scone
  • Live scone making demonstrations
  • Go home with the CWA Scone Recipe!

What you will get

  • Lots of scone tasting, nibbles and drinks
  • The chance to buy CWA Sydney City jams, relishes and preserves
  • Raffle on the night
  • A loaf of Brasserie Bread

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Terms and Conditions

By booking this class, you are agreeing that the attendee does not have any allergies that Brasserie Bread or CWA Sydney City should be aware of. Please be advised that food intolerances and allergies cannot be catered for. Should minimum numbers not be met, your ticket fee minus 4% admin charge will be refunded. No refunds will be offered for change of mind. The minimum age requirement to attend is 16.

Transport and parking

Public Transport: Brasserie Bread is just a 32 min train and bus ride Central Station.

Parking: There is ample free parking on Botany Road in front of Brasserie Bread.

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Preserves Workshop - Jam and Pickles
Jul
28
9:30 AM09:30

Preserves Workshop - Jam and Pickles

Want to learn how to make jam and pickles? And do you want to learn all the tips and tricks from the ladies who know jam and pickles best?

Then come along to CWA Sydney City's Jamming Workshop on 28 July 2018! You'll learn all the basics of jam and preserve making, including how to properly sterilise and fill your bottles. Places are limited to 12 people.

Doors open at 8.30am-9am for a 9.30am start.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

There is a free Council car park on Ridge Street, plus easy access by public transport. It is only a 15 minute or so walk from North Sydney Train Station.

Please note no children are permitted

Closed in/non-slip shoes are mandatory and aprons are also a good idea.

Tickets are $40 for non-members. Book now.

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Carriageworks Night Market
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Carriageworks Night Market

Curated by acclaimed chefs and founders of Porteño, Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz, the Carriageworks Night Market returns this winter.

CWA Sydney City will be one of 55 stallholders presenting menus inspired by the theme of Burning Love, using smoke and spice, slow-cooking, heat and flame to showcase locally-sourced seasonal produce. We'll be selling marshmallows for you to toast on the night.

The Market will also feature live music and exclusive cooking demonstrations all hand-picked by Ben and Elvis.

Tickets are $10. Book now.

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Handicraft Masterclass - Embroidery
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Handicraft Masterclass - Embroidery

If you have always wanted but not had the time to learn this "granny skill" or you would like more information on what it takes to compete in the CWA NSW State Handicraft Competition, then this workshop is for you!

Embroidery is the ornamentation of textiles with decorative stitchery.

Attendees will participate in a Q & A session with current State Handicraft Committee member and CWA NSW Handicraft Judge, Ailsa Stewart. Ailsa will also provide feedback on attendees' completed or current personal projects (this includes knitting and crochet) if it is brought along on the day.

Ailsa will then take attendees through a beginners embroidery, with a view to learning an easy stitch (ie satin stitch).

Attendees should bring along a very basic sewing kit (ie needles; thread; scissors) and, if possible, an embroidery hoop.

Tickets are $15.86. Book now.

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Carriageworks Farmers Market
May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Carriageworks Farmers Market

Join us at the Carriageworks Farmers Market.

Thanks to Coles' donation of produce and ingredients, we have crafted homemade jam, relish and chutney. All proceeds go back to the community via educational scholarships, women's wellbeing initiatives and medical research.

Our preserves are the perfect gift for Mum this Mother's Day. See you there!

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Labour of love crafternoon
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Labour of love crafternoon

Join us for our annual labour of love crafternoon as we hand decorate calico bags for gynecological cancer patients.

These bags will be donated to the Royal Hospital for Women and used by some patients, who receive treatment through the radiation oncology and outpatient departments.

When patients are given a set of perspex vaginal dilators to prevent ongoing problems after radiotherapy, they come in a beautiful bag handmade by us. Previously the only option the ward had was to put them in paper bags as anything more is too expensive.

Email Elizabeth O'Brien to RSVP and find out the exact address.

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Sydney City jamming workshop
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Sydney City jamming workshop

This is the perfect opportunity to learn the (almost lost) art of preserving. We'll be making jams to sell at the Carriageworks Farmers Market in time for Mother's Day.

Morning and afternoon tea is provided. Please bring your own lunch and an apron. Enclosed/non-slip shoes are mandatory and don't forget to wear your hair tied back and no perfume.

Free for Sydney City members, all others $40 cash at the door. No children permitted (North Sydney Community Centre's rules).

Attendance will be limited to 10 people given the size of the kitchen. First in, best dressed. Please email Lisa Maude and Silvana Griffin to RSVP.

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CWA Tea Room
Mar
23
to Apr 3

CWA Tea Room

A record-breaking 53,872 scones were scoffed in 2017!

The CWA of NSW is looking for volunteers to help. Friends and relatives are welcome to join too!

Volunteers need to be 16 years or over, able to stand and work for a 4.5 hour shift.

  • Morning shift: 9:15am to 1:45pm
  • Afternoon shift: 1:30pm to 6pm

Email Cheryl Mayberry at cwashowkiosk@gmail.com to volunteer.

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Cookery Competition - Phillip Group
Mar
17
9:30 AM09:30

Cookery Competition - Phillip Group

Each year The Land newspaper sponsors a cookery competition open to any person residing in NSW or the ACT. Cooking from standard recipes in the Cookery Schedule 2017/2018, CWA Members and the general public come together in the hopes of winning a prize.

To enter you must be the winner or runner-up in your category at the Sydney City branch competition on 3 March 2018. The winner in each category at the Phillip Group competition qualifies for the State finals held during CWA of NSW's Annual General Meeting in April 2018.

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Cookery Competition - Sydney City
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Cookery Competition - Sydney City

Each year The Land newspaper sponsors a cookery competition open to any person residing in NSW or the ACT. Cooking from standard recipes in the Cookery Schedule 2017/2018, CWA Members and the general public come together in the hopes of winning a prize.

Entry fees: Members $2, non members $10.

The winner and runner-up in each category qualify for the Phillip Group competition to be held on 17 March 2018. The winner in each category at the Phillip Group competition qualifies for the State finals held during CWA of NSW's Annual General Meeting in April 2018.

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CWA Republic of Poland Seminar
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

CWA Republic of Poland Seminar

The country of study for 2018 is the Republic of Poland. 

To learn more about this Eastern European gem, join us for a day filled with interesting speakers and delicious food. 

Registration is $85, which includes tea/coffee on arrival, morning and afternoon tea, a light lunch a book on the Republic of Poland.

Saturday night dinner is $55, which includes a two course smorgasbord. Accommodation can be arranged for attendees.

Payment can be made by EFT to: 

CWA of NSW International Seminar

A/C No: 191599617

BSB: 012823

For more details, see page 17 in the October volume of The Country Woman journal. Joy is also available by via 0428 284 266 or glenkinchie@bigpond.com.

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Christmas Fare 2017
Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Fare 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, the ladies of CWA Sydney City have been busy hand-making batches of our renowned jam, chutney and relish to sell at the Sydney Living Museums Christmas Fare.

It's our biggest fundraiser of the year and we're so excited for you to come down to Hyde Park Barracks Museum to buy some fabulous preserves - the perfect gift!

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Jacaranda Ferry Trip
Nov
3
12:01 AM00:01

Jacaranda Ferry Trip

Join us this coming Friday morning for a ferry ride along Sydney Harbour - and thanks to a generous donation from our friends at Arnott's, you can enjoy scrummy biscuits (even Tim Tams!) for morning tea on board.

Plus we'll stop at Doyles for the best value $8 fish 'n' chips lunch.

All welcome - CWA members as well as the general public.

Tickets are $35 each. Contact Helen at peglerhm@bigpond.net.au to book.

Join in this time-honoured fundraiser to support CWA Phillip Group's
education scholarships.

 

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Sep
16
9:30 AM09:30

"How to" Cookery Day

Want to know the secret to a perfect sponge cake? Or learn how to line a cake tin without leaving any lines on the finished cake? Ever wanted to know why no CWA lady - EVER - has cake cooling rack marks on the bottom of her cake?

Wonder no more.

Join Pat Boyer -  Phillip Group's Cookery Officer and offical CWA judge - for a CWA Cookery Competition "how to" day and learn all the tricks of the CWA to ensure your cake is competition ready! 

We ask that attendees to bring (i) a cake tin, so you can participate in the cake tin lining tutorial; and (ii) an item from the 2017-2018 Land Cookery Schedule (i.e. cake, jam or preserve), so there are items which Pat can judge and provide feedback on.  

Date:     Saturday, 16 September 2017
Time:     9:30am start; approx 12:30pm finish
Venue:   Level 1, CWA House, 244 Coward Street, Mascot NSW (i.e. State Office)
Cost:     $5 Members; $25 non-members All welcome (yes! MEN TOO!) 
RSVP and enquiries:
CWA Sydney City Cookery Officer Liz Nash
elizabethmarynash@hotmail.com

If you need a copy of the Schedule, you can find it here  

Not a member? Why not join today! (Sorry, ladies only) 

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A Taste of Nepal
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

A Taste of Nepal

We’re celebrating everything Nepalese with food, fashion, craftwork and jewellery. Our speakers will offer a fascinating insight into the lives of women and children in Nepal, and our celebrated afternoon tea will include classic CWA cakes, slices, sandwiches and traditional Nepalese treats. You can also purchase authentic hand-made Nepalese jewellery, and the proceeds will directly help women in Nepal.

Funds raised from this event will go towards supporting the work of the CWA, including education grants and scholarships, disaster relief, community health issues and vital medical research.

Tickets cost just $17.

Follow the link and book your tickets now.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-taste-of-nepal-with-cwa-sydney-city-tickets-33649423331?aff=es2

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2017 State Conference
May
21
to May 25

2017 State Conference

  • Mingara Recreation Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The CWA of NSW will hold this year's conference on the Central Coast, with registration and a church service on Sunday 21 May. An inaugural Expo will also be held that day to showcase and promote the work and achievements of CWA of NSW. The Expo will be open to CWA members, guests and the general public.

Sydney City branch will be presenting a motion on same sex marriage. View the draft program for more information.

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Carriageworks Farmers Market
May
13
8:00 AM08:00

Carriageworks Farmers Market

Join us at the Carriageworks Farmers Market.

Thanks to Coles' donation of produce and ingredients, we have crafted homemade jam, relish and chutney. All proceeds go back to the community via educational scholarships, women's wellbeing initiatives and medical research.

Our preserves are the perfect gift for Mum this Mother's Day. See you there!

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Women Walk the World
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Women Walk the World

Every year in April, ladies from all over the globe come together for this very special event. Women Walk the World encourages everyone to get out and spread the word of Associated Country Women of the World’s good work, walk in your local area and enjoy a fantastic social activity.

Six Sydney-based CWA branches will enjoy an easy stroll and lovely scenery in Oatley. Non-Members, including men, children and dogs, are welcome!

It's a 10 minute walk to the bridge then a 20 minute gentle walk each way across the bridge.

10:29am: train departs Town Hall station

11:00am: meet Wendy at Oatley station (Ph: 02 9580 6945)

12:15pm: visit Oatley Village Pie Shop for the world's greatest pie selection

1:13pm: trains depart Oatley station every 30 minutes

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The Land Cookery and Handicraft Competition
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

The Land Cookery and Handicraft Competition

Each year The Land newspaper sponsors a cookery competition open to any person residing in NSW or the ACT. Cooking from standard recipes in the Cookery Schedule 2016-2017, CWA Members and the general public come together in the hopes of winning a prize.

Entry fees: Members (80c per entry), non members ($10 unlimited entries). Fees include light refreshments.

Registrations open 9am and close 9:30am. Judging commences 10am.

The winner and runner-up in each category qualify for the Phillip Group competition to be held on 18 March 2017. The winner in each category at the Phillip Group competition qualifies for the State finals held during the CWA NSW Annual Conference in May 2017.

For those, who prefer handicraft, we also have a competition for you. Take a look at the Handicraft Schedule 2016-2017 to learn about the ground rules. Whether you like to crochet, knit, embroider or sew, we'd love to see you there.

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Sydney Living Museums Christmas Fare
Dec
15
4:00 PM16:00

Sydney Living Museums Christmas Fare

With Christmas just around the corner, the ladies of CWA Sydney City have been busy hand-making batches of our renowned jam, chutney and relish to sell at the Sydney Living Museums Christmas Fare.

It's our biggest fundraiser of the year and we're so excited for you to come down to the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney to buy some fabulous preserves - the perfect gift!

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

TEDxSydney 2016

CWA Sydney City teams up with Aria Catering to provide nostalgic recipes celebrating togetherness for TEDxSydney 2016. 


Now one of the largest TEDx events in the world, TEDxSydney will take place at the Sydney Opera House in front of an audience of almost 5,000 people.

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