They came from far and wide around the Mid North Coast to discover the fascinating country of Mongolia.
Dr David Gillespie MP, councillor Lisa Interman representing the mayor, a representative from MP Leslie Williams' office, Mid North Coast Group president and international officer were amongst those present.
Guest speakers were Sue and Dave Calphy, who had recently visited Mongolia to ride a pony on the steppes.
They stayed well away from tourist areas, living in the native gers with families, eating their food and discovering their lifestyle.
Sue, a very keen horsewoman was determined to ride a mongolian horse in the Gobi desert and she achieved her dream! Not without some difficulties, as the Mongolians ride standing up in the stirrups.
They visited the 40m high statue of Ghengis Khan on his horse, which also contains a museum.
The roads, which they travelled by bus were extremely rough. They also met the reindeer people who live in tee-pees, instead of gers and are descended from American Indians and Eskimoes.
After their fascinating talk, they took many questions from the floor.
Kendall CWA ladies excelled themselves yet again with a lovely Mongolian Lamb with rice followed by berry and yoghurt parfaits, tea, coffee and numerous slices.
Dr Gillespie presented the certificates to the winners of the book competition from Kendall Public School.
Group international officer Penny Britton spoke about ACWWs projects in Mongolia which are teaching women new skills to allow them to help support their families.
Kendall member Nan Bowman spoke about gender equality, education, domestic violence and the effects of urbanisation.
Next meeting will be 19 April CWA rooms Kendall 10am. Contact Di Davis 65569753