Southern Highlands Branch

Our Membership

One of the biggest branches in NSW, our lively gatherings have seen us steadily increase our membership throughout the years. Our aim is always to provide intellectually stimulating functions with lively social interaction. We enjoy raising funds to support local women undertaking university study thereby increasing their educational opportunities. New members and guests are welcome to participate in our activities at any stage. Membership occurs upon receipt of fees and annual renewals follow a financial year and are due on 1 July.

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Southern Highlands Branch members attending a guided tour of the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan 

Programme of Events

Members hold monthly meetings for lunch or dinner at varying local restaurants entertained by interesting guest speakers who are passionate about their varied topics.

Pictures below are from an AFGW Southern Highlands Garden Party, held in the beautiful garden of Catherine Constable of Bowral.

President Virginia Ross introducing Garden Party Guest Speaker and Gardening Expert John Gabriele

Past President Virginia Ross introducing Garden Party Guest Speaker and Gardening Expert John Gabriele

 

AFGW NSW Members and friends enjoying the April Garden Party

AFGW NSW Members and friends enjoying the Garden Party

(Clockwise) SH Branch President Trish Cole, 2014 Scholarship Winner Laura Waide, Scholarship Coordinator Dr Robyn Arrowsmith and 2014 Scholarship Winner Rachel Boshier-Westwood

(Clockwise) SH Branch President Trish Cole, 2014 Scholarship Winner Laura Waide, Scholarship Coordinator Dr Robyn Arrowsmith and 2014 Scholarship Winner Rachel Boshier-Westwood

Scholarships and Prizes

Our on-going educational support has seen the awarding of an increasing number of scholarships to local Southern Highlands women. Our 2013 Scholarship ceremony can be viewed here.

Leadership

Our Branch is pleased to have as local members past AFGW NSW State Presidents Virginia Ross and Catherine Constable.

If you would like more information please contact:

Southern Highlands President: Barbara Anderson

email: bmand@bigpond.net.au