The small but mighty team at the Country Women's Association Pleasant Hills branch has this year been bestowed a "huge honour".
The hard work of the branch's eight members in fundraising for bushfire and drought relief has been recognised with the prestigious Past State President's Award for service to the community.
The branch's president and publicity officer Lyn Jacobsen also accepted The Daily Advertiser Publicity Award
"We were so excited, because we'd never won either before," Mrs Jacobsen said.
"To win two was just a huge thing."
However, the branch's members were disappointed not to have been able to celebrate with their colleagues after this year's state conference was cancelled and a virtual alternative was not arranged.
"Not enough members are on computers. I certainly sent out a lot of emails," Mrs Jacobsen said.
The coronavirus lockdown has also hampered some of the CWA's usual fundraising activities, which for the Pleasant Hills branch include selling scones and other baked goods in street stalls.
Instead, the Pleasant Hills ladies have turned to other ways to contribute to their community.
"I've got the sewing machine out again ... I've gone from the cooking from other things," Mrs Jacobsen said.
"When the government allow us, we'll be back there ... I rang the Bunnings lady the other day and she said, 'Lyn, once we get going again you'll be on my list to let you know'."