Save Biggen­den QCWA

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

NEXT Thurs­day, July 24, the Biggen­den QCWA Branch will hold its an­nual meet­ing. You may think “so what all or­gan­i­sa­tions have an an­nual meet­ing”. But for the Biggen­den group this meet­ing will de­cide whether it lives or dies.

At this stage there is only one fi­nan­cial mem­ber. The branch lost mem­bers due to mov­ing away from the area.

To con­tinue there needs to an ex­ec­u­tive and only fi­nan­cial mem­bers can vote.

If the ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions are not filled then the Bur­nett Di­vi­sion pres­i­dent Ber­nice Maid­ment will hold a spe­cial meet­ing af­ter the an­nual meet­ing to dis­cuss the branch go­ing into re­cess.

Do the people of Biggen­den re­alise what this will mean – the doors to the build­ing opened in the 1920s will be locked. No one will be have ac­cess to the build­ing. Just where will all the other or­gan­i­sa­tions and groups go to hold their func­tions for such a min­i­mal rent? There are al­ready out of town or­gan­i­sa­tions pro­mot­ing up­com­ing events.

So my chal­lenge to the women of Biggen­den and sur­rounds is to please come for­ward, roll up your sleeves and help con­tinue the as­so­ci­a­tion’s ob­jec­tives which are to im­prove the wel­fare and con­di­tions of life and women and chil­dren in Aus­tralia.

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