Cel­e­bra­tions for QCWA

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - Front Page -

THE 95th an­nual Queens­land Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion con­fer­ence last month was a mas­sive three-day event.

Held at the Brisbane Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on South Bank, the con­fer­ence saw up­wards of 230 QCWA mem­bers and as many as 200 pub­lic pa­trons gather to cel­e­brate the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s work over the past fi­nan­cial year, with the se­nior com­mit­tee set­ting new goals for 2018-19.

QCWA pres­i­dent Joy Coul­son said the event was an im­por­tant event on the cal­en­dar for mem­bers.

She said the QCWA would fo­cus on up­grad­ing build­ings and look­ing after ru­ral and re­mote com­mu­ni­ties over the next 12 months after re­ceiv­ing $1 mil­lion from the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment in Au­gust.

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The Mara­noa Di­vi­sion took out the high­est fundraiser of the year and the pro rata com­pe­ti­tion for 2017.

QCWA state ex­ec­u­tives made sure their boots were made for walk­ing at the 95th con­fer­ence in Brisbane.

State art con­venor Sue Daw, Port Cur­tis Di­vi­sion, and Narelle Wright, Port Cur­tis in­ter­na­tional of­fi­cer.

Ken and June Lynn, from the Te­wantin/Noosa Branch, en­joy the 95th QCWA state con­fer­ence din­ner.

An­gela and Kath­leen Gale, from Brisbane, with their mother – for­mer Coun­try Woman of the Year, Su­san Gale, from Gu­rul­mundi.

Gai John­ston, Aileen Coles and Merna Franklin, all from the South East Di­vi­sion.

Chloe Dyce, from Coun­try Kitchens, Brisbane, and Greg Davies, Dar­win.

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