Welcome to the West Wyalong page.
West Wyalong Branch was formed on 26th September 1983, with the executive consisting of Robert Maslin as President, Nyelva Carnegie as Secretary, David Englert as Treasurer and Libby Moore as Publicity Officer. Within six months of the branch being formed, West Wyalong hosted the 1984 State Conference.
West Wyalong celebrated its first decade by staging an Anniversary Dinner in 1993. Guests included foundation members, with special guest David Houston who was State President in 1983 and Federal President in 1993.
In 1998 another dinner of significance was held to celebrate fifteen years as a branch. Special guest on the evening was State President, Barbara Luelf, who was proud to present long standing member Nyelva Carnegie with Life Membership of the West Wyalong branch. Richard Maslin was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his tremendous work as Treasurer from 1985 to 1998. Nyelva Carnegie held the position of State Secretary from 1985 to 1991 and was on State Council committee from 1992 - 1996. With other members she was involved in the collation and distribution of the minutes of the 1987 Wentworth conference. A Certificate of Appreciation from NSW ICPA was presented to Nyelva at the 1992 Conference in Cobar for her services as State Secretary. Nyelva also served for twelve months on Federal Council.
In 2001 West Wyalong Branch hosted the State Conference of ICPA. Students from West Wyalong High School assisted with catering for the Conference lunches as part of their work experience component for the Industry Studies course. The small schools of Tallimba and Corinella presented musical items to delight and entertain Conference attendees. At this Conference, member Gordon Dunlop was elected to State Council. He held the positions of President, Vice President, Immediate Past President and Treasurer of ICPA-NSW. He was the ICPA-NSW representative of the State Advisory Council for the Country Areas Programme of NSW with the Department of Education and Training. Gordon stepped down from State Council at the 2007 Conference in Walgett due to a career change. Gordon also served two years (2005/2006) on Federal Council.
Sue Buttenshaw served five years on State Council holding the position of Assistant Secretary and assisting with the CAP portfolio. Unfortunately, due to the drought and the rural decline the branch has had difficulty with members taking on executive positions.
Branch Life Member
Mrs Nyelva Carnegie