Reports & Photos
Our National Campaign which focussed on FASD was highlighted by staff at Bras 'n' Things as they displayed the Bandaid Promotional packs and literature on the damage caused by drinking when pregnant. See Report on campaign.
WCTU of WA was inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame on International Women's Day this year in recognition of their community contribution over the years. The Hall of Fame in WA this year was for the recognition of women's organizations rather than individuals and the citation listed a brief history of work as well as the Presidents over the years.
"125th WCTU Anniversary" - Button-Up Boots to Stilettos!
A day of history celebrating the great history of WCTU of Victoria was held on the 16th October 2012, at 10.00 am in the Melbourne Town Hall.
Andrea Coote MLA, representing the Minister for Women's Affairs, brought congratulations and encouragement.
Dr Liz Rushen gave "A woman's lot was not a happy one" (in 1880's).
Graeme Rule gave a regime of men's voices as recorded in Parliamentary papers and newspapers of the time.
The National Council of Women re-enacted their very first meeting.
Sheila Byard told of Ivy Weber, the first elected woman in the Victorian Parliament who was also a WCTU member.
The Meriba Club of Colac, who have been passionate about the suffrage movement, acted the role of two members who signed the Monster Petition.
Incidents were shown via PowerPoint of important activities and WCTU's 125 year history was referred to like chapters in a book: a book which is continuing for "God gives us a future, daring us to go...."
"Because We Care" Boxes - WCTU of South Australia
After months of negotiating with the Commissioner for Victoims of Crima and other relevant authroity the first consignment of 30 "Because We Care" boxes were sent out to police stations through South Australia in July. These are the first of up to 420 - 500 boxes annually. This project of the WCTU of South Australia is to help families who have experienced a sudden family death e.g. suicide, accident.
The boxes contain long life milk, sugar, tea, coffee, milo, biscuits, a book on grief, and a long stemmed rose rose. Goods have been donated by Drake Foodland, Centennial Florist, Koorong Books and printing by Deegan Printers. A short message of condolence by the WCTU plus information from the Victims of Crime is also included. The sponsorship of these businesses is greatly appreciated.