New year for QCWA

Strug­gling group needs more mem­bers

Isis Town and Country - - News | Welcome - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

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

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

NEW COM­MIT­TEE: Vanessa Perry (Press), Sarah Perry (Sec­re­tary), Rosie Shut­tle­wood (Pres­i­dent), Lyn Robin­son (In­ter­na­tional) and Sam Wil­son (Vice-Pres­i­dent).

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