New rule in mix FORQCWA
THE QCWAmight sound like it is ruffling some feathers by allowing packet cake mixes into its cooking competitions.
But many QCWA members see it as moving with the times.
The competitions have been running for 90 years and in many ways define the organisation.
Mulgildie branch president Joan Farrell said it was all about encouraging the modern woman to be part of the organisation.
“We are trying to encourage the modern woman to take part in our cooking competitions,” Mrs Farrell said.
“There are busy mothers who may not have time to make cakes from scratch and, in any case, we all use packet cake mixes for our bases so there’s no problem.
“This is all about moving with the times. Now you don’t have to be a member to enter.”
The first mission of the CWA was to look after families and the organisation has input in decision making on rural issues across the country.
CHANGE AHEAD: Mulgildie QCWA president Joan Farrell says the packet cake entry reflects the modern woman.