The love of reading keeps QCWA strong
RESIDENTS’ love of reading has helped the Biggenden QCWA Branch raise $1200 in the past year.
Vice president Julia Young said what was to be a book sale on a Saturday last September continued throughout the year.
“There had just been so many books donated to the branch we decided to keep it going,” she said.
“The rooms are open every Wednesday for craft and people can just pop in for a browse.”
At the branch’s recent annual meeting chaired by Burnett Division president Tamara Stephensen, Mrs Young presented the annual report on behalf of president Wynsome Wendt and said the branch had another successful year.
“Members catered for the divisional meeting held in Biggenden last October with 45 in attendance,” she said.
“The following day was our Rose Festival and the rose show was held in the rooms.”
Mrs Young said other activities through the past year included Christmas lunch, tombola and two competition days.
“In early May we invited Shirley Baldwin and Andrea Spence to show members the finer points in floral art,” she said.
Next Thursday, the branch will hold its contest day with a variety of classes in cookery, knitting and crochet and floral art.
GREAT YEAR: Biggenden QCWA executive Margaret Stradmann, Veronica Jensen and Julia Young with Burnett Division president Tamara Stephensen.