The CWA is the largest women’s organisation in Australia and aims to improve conditions for country women and children. We reach that aim in various ways including lobbying for change, helping the local community, creating a network of support and meeting together in towns and cities.
Meeting Times: Last Wednesday of the month at 1pm
Meeting Place: Deer Vale Community Hall, Deer Vale Road.
Secretary: Mrs Marie Steele
Phone: 02 6657 1570
DORRIGO LEGACY CHAPTER provides support for Legatees and War Widows. There is no charge for membership. Meetings are held bi-monthly in Dorrigo Memorial RSL Club.
Legacy Badge Day is held annually as is a Legacy Christmas Lunch.
Phone: 6657 1145
Dorrigo CWA members are a group of friendly, caring women who conduct craft days, explore customs across the world at their International Days, and raise funds to support their local initiatives: Encouragement Awards for Dorrigo students, a Year 11 Scholarship for a Dorrigo High student, provision of premises, equipment and maintenance of the Dorrigo Early Childhood Centre (Baby Health Centre) and support for Dorrigo Community Day Care. All women are welcome to join.
Membership provides friendship and learning opportunities and the satisfaction of supporting the wider work of CWA across the state and worldwide in lobbying governments in matters relevant to women, and supporting a Medical Research Fund and a Disaster Relief Fund.
Meeting Times: 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.30 am. Membership is open to all women.
Meeting Place: CWA Rooms, 22 Cudgery Street, Dorrigo
Secretary: Mrs Barbara Ainley
Phone: 02 6657 5283
Dorrigo Community Day Care
Held in Dorrigo Community Centre, Hickory Street,
Every Tuesday from 9.30 am to 1 pm. Cost $3, includes Morning Tea, Lunch, Bingo
A popular outing for retired and elderly folk and an opportunity to meet and make new friends.
The Rotary Club of Dorrigo meets fortnightly on Tuesday at 6.00 pm Venue: Food Angel Cafe, 20 Cudgery Street, Dorrigo. (Opposite the Fire Station) Membership of Rotary is by invitation, but enquiries are welcome. There is an annual subscription and a small joining fee.
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster:-
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;
4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the idea of service.
Dorrigo members meet regularly and correspond with each other. They run the canteen at Dorrigo Cattle Saleyards and assist in community functions. They provide training and motivational courses for young people and support many local charities.
Rotary is an international organisation leading to contacts in many countries around the world. Rotary International, to which the Rotary Club of Dorrigo is affiliated, was instrumental in the founding of the United Nations. It has a large overarching charity, the Rotary Foundation which dispenses assistance to Rotary clubs in their projects and supports major international humanitarian efforts with a focus on prevention of disease, famine and conflict. Chief among these efforts is Polio Plus, founded by an Austrlain Rotarian it works with the World Health Organisation and Bill gates to eliminate the dreadful disease, poliomyelitis. Rotary has spent in the vicinty of $1 billion on this and success is now in sight.
Rotary sponsors peace scholars who receive training in several Universities around the World. Its current motto is “Peace through Service”. Rotarians believe in “Service above Self”.
Name: Nick Wright
Phone: 02 6657 8015
PO Box 242, Dorrigo, N.S.W
Phone: 02 6657 1785
Name: Lorraine Edwards, Club secretary
DORRIGO PLATEAU VIEW CLUB meets at Dorrigo Memorial RSL Club on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11am for 11.30 lunch. Membership is open to women of all walks of life,extending friendship and help those in need for an annual subscription of $15. View Clubs are affiliated with the Smith Family and support a “Learning for Life” student. Activities include luncheon speakers, outings, annual fun performances by members, benefiting the local community.
VIEW women know their organisation is unique. Where else can a woman find a group that gives her the opportunity to:
*Meet regularly with other women of all ages and from all walks of life*Have a forum to discuss and exchange ideas *Secure lasting friendships *Learn new skills and develop new interests *Have fun times together with others *Do good deeds and help others
VIEW women are seriously committed to providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged Australian children and their families, and have great fun while actively contributing in their local communities. VIEW is non-sectarian and non-party political.
VIEW women ultimately support The Smith Family!
Membership is open to any member of the Australian Defence Force or of the military services of our allies. Annual Subscription: $29.00
Returned Services League of Australia provides for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-serving Defence Force Personnel and their dependants and promotes Government and Community awareness of the need for a stable and progressive Australia.
Membership means comradeship for ex-servicemen and women, with access to information on welfare entitlements and pension, The branch conducts commemoration services such as Anzac Day, Vietnam Veterans Day and Legacy Badge Day, publishes a quarterly Newsletter, and organises fund raising activities such as….. the annual Mountain Top Swap Meet & Car Boot Sale.
Name: Bob Denner
Phone: 02 6657 1145
Mobile: 0429 406 535