Save the Childers CWA
Childers CWA president Rosie Shuttlewood We are looking for young stay-at-home mums to join
FOR almost 100 years the dedicated volunteers of the Country Women’s Association have prided themselves on being there for others in times of crisis.
It was a hard pill to swallow for the Childers branch president to step out to the community of Childers and ask for help.
Childers CWA president Rosie Shuttlewood said the CWA will close forever if they don’t get members.
“Around Queensland the CWA are struggling for support and members.
“In the minds of many locals, the CWA are a group of old ladies sitting around, sipping tea and knitting baby blankets. It’s far from the truth,” Mrs Shuttlewood said.
The Childers branch of the CWA has always been the first to assist in helping others and organising events and celebrations.
The women of the CWA were there the moment the devastating fire took hold of the Palace 15-years-ago.
“Childers was in total shock on that night and the support came flooding in as the town rallied together.”
Now the tables have turned and the CWA is in crisis talks to find a way to keep the branch open.
“We are looking for young stay-at-home mums to join, we have a safe area for the children and we need fresh, young ideas to keep the doors open, so we can continue supporting the community,”
In the age of social media and new technologies the CWA is keeping up with the times, they plan to start computer classes for anyone wanting to learn.
“If the doors of the CWA close it will be gone for good and the Childers branch will be no longer.
“We need your support, join with your friends, cousin or sister, we have all worked too hard to lose it all,.
Mrs Shuttlewood has grave concerns the CWA in Childers will close if members don’t sign up soon.
To show your support and to become a member phone Rosie Shuttlewood on 4126 3092.
SAVE CHILDERS CWA: The women of the CWA are looking for new members to join.