Celebrations for QCWA
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.
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.