As rural communities continue to hope for an end to the drought, two Premer women have decided to take steps to bring locals together.
Post mistress Robyn Rankin and Jodie Baldwin are on a mission to revitalise the town's CWA and have slated a meet-and-greet for March 31 in the old CWA rooms in Ellerslie Street.
The pair were running a food pantry out of the rooms when they struck on the idea.
"Jodie and I were sitting there talking and said, 'Wouldn't it be nice to have the facilities here again, run things like the food pantry, have special days and that sort of thing? ... Why don't we get the CWA happening again?'," Ms Rankin said.
The Premer woman said the drought had "really brought it home how much people need to depend on each other and help each other out".
"It's hard to have one place for people to go ... to ask, 'What do we need? how can we help one another?' ... people have sort of become a little bit spread out from each other," she said.
"It really showed where that line of assistance to one another is so important."
The branch, Flags-Premer, was first formed in November 1960 but closed in 2008.
"The last person who had been running the CWA out here was Robyn Douglas. When she passed away nobody took up the mantle as it were ... she was a bit of a treasure. She's sorely missed," Ms Rankin said.
"I've run the post office here for 15 years and I honestly always thought it was for when you were old and crocheting rugs ... [but] we've got a lot of young people who are very keen and that really excites me."
Ms Rankin is going to use the post office as a way to spread the word about the regroup and will also send out fliers to try and reach women on farms and at Walhallow.
She is also speaking to the Liverpool Plains Shire Council about using the rooms again on a regular basis.
"Everyone always comes in here and tells me what they think because it's the post office, so I'd love to have that platform where I can say 'Okay, if you come to a meeting, we can get it out there'," Ms Rankin said.
"We've been utilising a lot of other charities but I think the community itself wants to step up and say 'Hey, we want to assist our community from within'.
"We're hoping it will be successful, but again, it's very difficult in an isolated community to raise funds."
I think the drought really brought it home how much people need to depend on each other and help each other out.Robyn Rankin
Ms Douglas also ran a small library out of the rooms when she was alive and Ms Rankin is keen to get it going again.
She would also love to see the local school reopened.
"Maybe if we get together as a CWA and talk to women on farms, we might be able to coax them back to the school ... you get full of ideas but you don't know what everyone else is thinking until you can get everyone in a room," she said.
- The meet-and-greet is at 2pm on March 31 at the CWA rooms on Ellerslie Street, Premer.