QCWA branch con­tin­ues to flour­ish

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Murree

TWO years ago the Biggen­den QCWA branch was floun­der­ing due to lack of mem­bers, to­day it is flour­ish­ing.

At its an­nual meet­ing last Fri­day Burnett Di­vi­sion pres­i­dent Ber­nice Maid­ment said the women needed to be con­grat­u­lated.

“Two years ago you were look­ing set to close,” she said.

“Your work keeps you in the eye of the com­mu­nity. Keep up the good work.”

Betty John­son com­mented on the rev­enue re­ceived from hall rental.

“This is a great as­set and shows it’s a very im­por­tant part of the com­mu­nity,” she said.

Dur­ing the year the branch has held tombo­las, catered for the di­vi­sional meet­ing, held a Mel­bourne Cup party and served tea, cof­fee and scones at the Apex Christ­mas fair.

But the high­light was the 90th an­niver­sary which was cel­e­brated with a lunch at­tended by present and past mem­bers and district QCWA mem­bers

Im­prove­ments to the build­ing in­cluded the up­grade of the kitchen.

It is in­tended to ap­ply for a grant as the kitchen needs bet­ter light­ing and the out­side of the build­ing is badly in need of paint­ing.

Ex­ec­u­tive for com­ing year: pres­i­dent Wyn­some Wendt, vice pres­i­dents Ju­lia Young and Mar­garet Strad­mann; sec­re­tary Nancy Brady; trea­surer Veron­ica Jensen; in­ter­na­tional officer, Claire Blacker.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

AN­NUAL MEET­ING: Biggen­den QCWA ex­ec­u­tive, Nancy Brady, Claire Blacker, Veron­ica Jensen and Mar­garet Strad­mann with Burnett Di­vi­sion pres­i­dent Ber­nice Maid­ment and Eidsvold Zone vice pres­i­dent Jan Rawl­ings.

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