Bur­nett’s best women win

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

COUN­TRY WOMEN: (from left) Heather Bach­e­lor, Ta­mara Stephen­son and Lor­raine Camp­bell.

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