From baking up a storm to lobbying politicians, one Riverina woman said the Country Women's Association has become like a second family.
Norma Judd has been a member of the Wagga Evening Branch for more than 30 years and has been made a lifetime member as she prepares to move away to Victoria to be closer to family.
She was not expecting the announcement, and it moved her to tears.
"They took me by surprise, and I feel very honoured," Ms Judd said.
"I joined the branch in 1984 after her neighbour, Julie Morrison, encouraged me to sign up.
"I thought I needed something to do and decided to join the CWA."
Ms Judd said she had enjoyed every aspect of her involvement, whether it was cooking, crafting or getting involved in the lobbying of politicians.
She even tried her hand at being treasurer, and while it was not the role for her, Ms Judd was proud of herself for trying.
"The CWA is more than just about scones," Ms Judd said.
"Anytime you are driving, and you see the white lines on the edge of the road, that was something the CWA brought to the government years ago.
"It's also a place where you can make many friends."
Wagga Evening Branch group president Kay Thomas said they would all miss Ms Judd.
"We will miss her sense of humour because she is a bit of a lad," she said.
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