Presidential Duties

22 March 2014

Being President of the Knitters’ Guild is quite (correction: VERY) hard work.   In the last 12 months we’ve launched 4 new groups across NSW (bringing the total to 24) and we had about 230 new members in 2013, giving us a total of about 800.  And we have about 8 sub-committees.

The best bit though is going to visit the groups scattered far and wide across the State.  Last week I went to Newcastle (2 hours or so on the train north of Sydney) and next week I’m off to Tamworth, which is about 400km (250 miles) from Sydney.  It’s the home of country music in Australia (hosting the second largest country music festival in the world) which happens to be one of the few musical genres I really dislike, which is probably why I’ve never visited before.

But no music on this visit.  Just lots of lovely knitters and crocheters, and some great country hospitality.  I’m really looking forward to it.

I’ll also be able to visit Nundle Woollen Mills which will be fun and interesting I hope.  This is one of the oldest working mills in the country in a VERY small country town.  I will of course report back.


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