New year for QCWA
Struggling group needs more members
COUNTRY women are proud and passionate about their region and this week Childers QCWA members have selected their new committee.
Leading the ladies as their president Rosie Shuttlewood said is pleased with increase in members and is looking forward to working together.
“We are still struggling as an organisation but we are all remaining positive,” Mrs Shuttlewood said.
“Hopefully with the increase in members and new committee the QCWA will continue on.”
Mrs Shuttlewood was concerned the Childers branch would be forced to close due to the lack of community support and members.
“Slowly more women are joining us, and our fundraising efforts with cent sales are providing funds for us to continue,” she said.
It has been a long struggle for the ladies at the QCWA, for months the organisation was at risk of closing its doors forever.
Mrs Shuttlewood said the Childers branch is needing many more members to continue supporting all the community events.
“We support many events in Childers and with limited members it’s a struggle to keep up,” she said.
“It’s similar for many other groups, it’s the same hands working tirelessly while others sit back and comment.
“We need members that are committed to supporting the QCWA and prepared to volunteer a helping hand.
“They maybe no glamour with what we do, but at the end of the day you know you have done something great for the community.”
A few days out from the Childers Festival, Mrs Shuttlewood is busy with visiting family and proudly introducing her latest grand-baby.
With signs of the flu and being run off her feet, Mrs Shuttlewood is proud to announce the new committee, mother and daughter Vanessa and Sarah Perry.
“Vanessa is responsible of our press and social media up-dates, Sarah is our new secretary, Lyn Robinson is our international representative and Sam Wilson is our new vice-president,” she said.
“I am thrilled to have Childers Miss Showgirl Sarah Perry join us.
“Sarah is what the CWA is looking for in it’s members, strong, confident, young women to continue the legacy of the organisation.
“Her committed to the show movement and the QCWA is encouraging other young women to make a difference in their community.
“Our street stalls continue to get great support every month and, I thank everyone for their support.
“This weekend our cottage will be open during the festival, with plenty of delicious treats and light refreshments.”
We need members that are prepared to volunteer a helping hand. — Rosie Shuttlewood
NEW COMMITTEE: Vanessa Perry (Press), Sarah Perry (Secretary), Rosie Shuttlewood (President), Lyn Robinson (International) and Sam Wilson (Vice-President).