I was also fortunate to attend the ninety-second annual conference of the Riverina Group of the Country Women's Association [CWA] held at The Rock Hall and Museum with acting president Ann Adams in the chair. The convention was opened by Miss Annie Kiefer, State vice-president, and the guest speaker was Dr Mavis Gaff Smith. I particularly note that the group branch of the year was won by the newly formed Uranquinty branch whose president is Rachel Whiting. At a time when it can be difficult for organisations to attract new members, it is encouraging to see the CWA growing in this way. It aptly reflects the words, "Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future". I also note the serious concern of the group convention on the issue of access to public cancer services in rural and regional areas.