Umina Beach Branch

Welcome to Umina Beach Branch of the CWA.

We are pleased that you’re considering joining our happy, cheerful group. You are most welcome to join our group for two meetings before deciding to join Umina Beach CWA.

We meet every Wednesday from 9.30 to 11.30 for friendship and craft.

The second Wednesday of every month is our business meeting that starts at 10 am and usually runs for 90 minutes.

  • Cookery is on the last Saturday of each month and begins at 10 am. to 12pm. Fiona is our cookery officer. The cookery focuses on baking and some jams and preserves. If you are interested in learning or improving your baking skills, then this is a fantastic opportunity to learn lots of new tips. Plus, again enjoy friendship, laughter, and whatever delicious cake Fiona cooks.
  • Demonstrations will be announced on the Facebook page.
  • Following on from Cookery also on the last Saturday of the month is a craft session, and this starts at 12.30 finishing at 3pm. Jenny is a craft officer. If you have a project you would like to work on or learn a new skill in knitting, sewing, craft, crochet then you will love this get together.
  • You will be welcome to attend all these days or just the days and times that suit you.
  • Book Club is the first Monday of each month at 10am. Please see the Umina Beach Facebook page for updates
  • We fund raise and hold functions throughout the year.
  • All fundraising has been cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic.


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Our Meeting Place

2 Sydney Ave, Umina Beach
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Regular Meetups

Every Wednesday, 9.30am to 11.30am

Upcoming Events




We are excited to inform you that at Umina Beach CWA we are up and running with several activities already taking place following our hibernation. Although we have not been able to run our usual meetings our CWA fingers have not been idle with many amazing craft items being produced and recipes tried and tested for future sale.

Our book club committee commences on Monday July 6th at 10am in the Umina Beach CWA hall at 2 Sydney Ave Umina Beach. This will be held on the first Monday of each month with Carol Greenan coordinating. We welcome the public to come along and join with like minded readers.

The CWA Umina Beach Hall rooms are now available for hire and is able to accommodate up to 20 people following the current 4 square metre ruling. Please do not hesitate to contact us for inquiries. Hall hire phone 0438 033 039.

to talk to us regarding general enquiries please phone 0419 226 385. We look forward to hearing from you.


As promised here is my Anzac inspired Almond lemon and rosemary syrup cake recipe.
It is delicious you will not be disappointed. GF too.

Olive oil to grease a 20 cm spring form tin. Line the Bottom.
180ml olive oil
3 eggs at room temp
2 lemons, rind finely grated
150g caster sugar
125g almond meal
1/2 cup self raising flour ( use GF if applicable)
40g flaked almonds
Fresh rosemary flowers to decorate

Lemon and rosemary syrup
1/4 cup strained fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup caster sugar
4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Preheat oven to 180 degrees, 160 for fan forced
Combine flour, sugar and almond meal in bowl.
Whisk together olive oil,eggs,lemon rind in another bowl.
Add the almond meal mixture using a balloon whisk combine until evenly incorporated. Pour into prepared tin making sure to even the top with back of spoon.  Sprinkle top  evenly with almond flakes.  Put  in preheated oven for 35-40min.
Stand cake in tin for 10 mins before turning out onto cake cooler with a tray underneath.
Then make the syrup.
Combine in small saucepan the strained lemon juice and water, sugar over med heat until dissolved. Add sprigs of fresh rosemary bring to simmer. Simmer for 5 mins or until the syrup is reduced by half. Remove the rosemary sprigs.
Pour the hot syrup over warm cake being careful to pour slowly so the cake can take up the syrup. I put some holes in the top but you don’t have to do this. Allow the cake to soak up the syrup as much as possible.
Cool cake to room temp about an hour.
Decorate with rosemary flowers.
Enjoy with cream or ice cream or just on its own. Delicious and moist. You can add this cake to your Anzac Day menu repertoire.
Cake can be stored in airtight container at room temp for up to 3 days.


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    2 Sydney Ave
    Umina Beach NSW 2257
    Phone: +61 419 226 385 General Enquiries / +61 438 033 039 Hall Hire

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