West Coast CWIs mark 80-year milestone

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The West Coast Federation of Women’s Institute celebrated its 80th jubilee at Shantytown at the weekend, including this display of banners at the church. Banner bearers are Joy Teasdale (Runanga), Elsie Perrie (Kaiata), Olga Dodd (West Coast), Valerie McMinn (Arorangi), Mary Howden (Blackball), Shirley Kelly (Blaketown) and Patricia Creagh (Paroa). A church service led by Rev Marge Tefft was attended by 103 past and present members, followed by a social time and luncheon in the Miners’ Hall. Members had travelled from thoughout New Zealand to renew friendships from yesteryear.