Save the Childers CWA

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JODIE DIXON

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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON BIT230216CWA

SAVE CHILDERS CWA: The women of the CWA are look­ing for new mem­bers to join.

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