Branch faces clo­sure

Ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions at Biggenden QCWA branch des­per­ately need fill­ing or the doors will close

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

THE Biggenden QCWA branch has a long and proud his­tory but it all could come to an end if res­i­dents don’t an­swer the group’s plea for mem­bers.

Formed on June 10, 1926 by QCWA founder Ruth Fair­fax, the branch had its first meet­ing on July 9, 1926.

In those early days there were branches at Coal­stoun Lakes, Dal­larnil, Degilbo and Did­cot.

IF THE ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions are not filled at the Biggenden QCWA meet­ing in late July there is a pos­si­bil­ity the branch may close.

Mem­ber Nancy Brady said if this hap­pened it meant the doors to the build­ing would also close.

The rooms are well pa­tro­n­ised with meet­ings, birth­day par­ties, church func­tions and the weekly craft group.

Mrs Brady said groups us­ing the rooms would have to find other premises.

The Biggenden branch was formed on Thurs­day, June 10, 1926 by QCWA founder Ruth Fair­fax and it had its first meet­ing on July 9, 1926.

In those early days there were branches at Coal­stoun Lakes, Dal­larnil, Degilbo and Did­cot.

Over the years, mem­bers have pro­vided gifts of food, cloth­ing and sup­port to needy cases.

The as­so­ci­a­tion’s ob­jec­tives are to im­prove the wel­fare and con­di­tions for women and chil­dren, es­pe­cially in the coun­try, to be loyal to Aus­tralia and to pro­mote in­ter­na­tional un­der­stand­ing.

Biggenden res­i­dents keen to an­swer the plea from the Biggenden QCWA are wel­come to the next monthly meet­ing on Mon­day, July 8, or the an­nual meet­ing on July 27.

“We will wel­come any­one as new mem­bers bring new ideas,” Mrs Brady said.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

MORE MEM­BERS NEEDED: Biggenden QCWA mem­bers Bev Geissler, Nancy Brady and Jane McDon­ald don't want the branch to close but it could if more mem­bers aren't forth­com­ing.

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