Connecting Women Across Queensland
We are the Queensland Country Women's Association.
We are women joined in friendship, and in our strong desire to help others.
We are women of all ages, from different backgrounds and with different life experiences.
We respect and support each other, and we value the individual.
Dear lovely ladies at the Queensland Country Women's Association
I am a member of the Rotary Club of Port Moresby and recently we unpacked a container which had boxes and boxes of books and birthing kits. Most of it went to people who are working on the Kokoda Initiative so will end up in villages and aid posts along the track. Some of the birthing kits will go to Alotau Hopsital. I can not tell you how much the work you have done and what you have sent up, will be appreciated. A recent study showed that 41% of clinics received NO funding at all in 2012, so things like birthing kits are worth their weight in gold to the people. And the books are also really needed; many schools have no books at all. This is a personal rather than an official 'thank you' but I recognise all the work that went into preparing the kits and packing them and could not let it go without a heartfelt thank you.This photo is one of all the gear being unpacked by Kristine Seko of the Kokoda Initiative. I have asked her to mention the work of the QCWA in her newsletter so hopefully you will get the recognition you deserve.
Yours sincerely and thanks once again
Here, a new North Mackay Branch member, Nikki Schulz presents a resolution for change at the Northern Region Meeting. These resolutions are often presented, discussed and debated with the State Premier, State Ministers, State MPs, the Prime Minister, Federal Ministers or Federal MPs. These resolutions often present the views and needs of people living in regional, rural and remote Queensland. QCWA has many younger members, with well-formed opinions. We welcome and value their input.
The QCWA is seeking new members who want to have fun, meet new people and hopefully help those less fortunate in their community. Bring along your friends and colleagues; you might even consider setting up your own branch. We encourage all members to participate at the level they feel most comfortable. You don't have to be invited to join! So, if coming along to a meeting once a month is all the involvement you want, that's perfectly fine. Read more.
For nearly 100 years, we have actively helped women and their families in crisis, whether from natural disaster or personal crisis. In 2013 and 2014, we helped over 600 families with accommodation or financial assistance enabling them to recover, rebuild and get ahead.
Please help us to help others by donating to our Public Rural Crisis Fund. Read more.
Check out the great workshops available at the South Coast Handcraft School!
Click here for more information and your registration form!
Thank you TIM HORRELL of Horrell Lawyers for your ongoing support of the QCWA!