Burnett’s best women win
HEATHER Bachelor has been named the Burnett division’s CountryWoman of the Year.
The announcement was made in Gayndah last Monday during the Burnett division meeting of the Queensland Country Women’s Association.
Judges will now consider Mrs Bachelor for the state award.
Tamara Stephenson was runner-up and Lorraine Campbell was named fundraising Country Woman of the Year for the Burnett division.
Judge Heather Whelan said all three women were great assets to the QCWA.
“To enter in this competition is very daunting,” she said.
“Judging was very difficult and there was only two points between the two ladies.
“Congratulations, you really did your branches and the division proud.”
The women were judged across several categories, including personality, QCWA involvement, QCWA knowledge, general knowledge, practical knowledge, dress sense, fluency and conviction and other community achievements.
The aim of the Country Woman of the Year award is to bring the aims and objectives of the QCWA to each entrant’s community and encourage membership, Mrs Whelan said.
And to help members build their confidence and knowledge.
COUNTRY WOMEN: (from left) Heather Bachelor, Tamara Stephenson and Lorraine Campbell.