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QCWA EVENTS




Events near you

As part of our community engagement and fundraising activities the QCWA hosts a wide variety of workshops, functions and events open to the public.

Some focus on networking while others provide educational and learning opportunities around health, cooking and crafts or topics relevant to a particular location or community.

By attending our events you are not only supporting the QCWA but you might make a new connection or share and learn something new.

From the events calendar, you can view event details, sign up for events, register as a guest, and if applicable, pay the registration fees online.

To register your intention to attend, please click the event link and follow the instructions.


Upcoming events

    • 9 Aug 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Your home, workplace or community

    There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.

    Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples.

    The QCWA's International programs provide practical support to indigenous communities in the South Pacific Area. Two of these programs are Kits for Kids and Birthing Kits and we welcome involvement from the public.  

    Source:  https://www.un.org/en/


    • 11 Aug 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)

    Join the Sconversation!

    Celebrate the QCWA's 98th birthday by baking your favourite scone recipe on Tuesday 11th August. 

    Send your recipe to ckadmin@qcwa.org.au.

    Happy baking! 

    • 12 Aug 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Your home, workplace, school or community

    There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. However, more than half of all children and adolescents aged 6-14 lack basic reading and maths skills, despite the fact that the majority of them are attending school. This global learning crisis threatens to severely hamper progress towards the SDGs.

    12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth

    Inclusive and accessible education is crucial to achieving sustainable development and can play a role in the prevention of conflict. Indeed, education is a ‘development multiplier’ as it plays a pivotal role in accelerating progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, be it poverty eradication, good health, gender equality, decent work and growth, reduced inequalities, action on climate or peaceful societies. Education should lead to relevant and effective learning outcomes, with the content of school curricula being fit for purpose, not only for the 4th industrial revolution and the future of work, but also for the opportunities – and challenges – that rapidly changing social contexts bring.

     Source:  https://www.un.org/en/


    • 5 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Your home, workplace or community

    In the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015, the United Nations recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. The Agenda also calls for a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. It also acknowledges the role of the diverse private sector, ranging from micro-enterprises to cooperatives to multinationals, and that of civil society organizations and philanthropic organizations in the implementation of the new Agenda.

    The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth in the Agenda can be grouped into six critical areas: people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. They have the potential to transform our lives and our planet by providing the framework needed for philanthropic institutions to enable all people to contribute to the betterment of our world.

    Locally, you can participate by donating to your favourite charity or to the QCWA so we can continue our important work. 

    Source:  https://www.un.org/en/

    • 21 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Your home, workplace, school or community

    Shaping Peace Together

    Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

    This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. Rather, our common enemy is a tireless virus that threatens our health, security and very way of life. COVID-19 has thrown our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impact people everywhere.

    In March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on all warring parties to lay down their weapons and focus on the battle against this unprecedented global pandemic. While the message is intended for armed parties, solidarity and cooperation across borders, sectors and generations are also needed to win this new fight against the worst public health crisis of our time.

    For the United Nations, 2020 was already meant to be a year of listening and learning. To mark its 75th anniversary, the UN has invited millions of people worldwide to join UN75, the largest and furthest-reaching global conversation on building the peaceful and prosperous future that we want.

    As we struggle to defeat COVID-19, your voice is more important than ever. In these difficult times of physical distancing, this International Day of Peace will be dedicated to fostering dialogue and collecting ideas. The world will be invited to unite and share thoughts on how to weather this storm, heal our planet and change it for the better. Even though we may not be able to stand next to each other, we can still dream together.

    The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together.” Celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. Stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred. Join us so that we can shape peace together.


    Source:  https://www.un.org/en/

    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 08:30 (UTC-00:00)
    • 1 Nov 2020
    • 16:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • To be advised
    Register

    The State Executive Board anticipate the 2020 Annual State Conference will go ahead. Please check this space in early August for any alterations and updates. 

    All financial members can attend and vote at the State Conference. Although unable to vote, non-members are welcome to attend. 

    • 11 Aug 2022
    • 08:30 - 17:00 (UTC-00:00)
    • The Event Venue
    Register

    Across Queensland, QCWA branch members will be celebrating the Association’s 100th anniversary which occurs on 11th August 2022.

    While Divisions and Branches are nominating their celebratory ideas for a compilation calendar of events, here is a sneak peek at some of the ideas.

    The Centenary Calendar of Events will be officially launched (pandemic dependant) at the opening of the Association’s annual State Conference, next October in Gladstone.

    Organisers hope to then host a cocktail party, open to the public, members and media, at the State Library, Brisbane in 2022 and a Gala dinner ball with the regional conference in Toowoomba in the same year.

    There will be several touring expos including:

    • 100 extraordinary, exciting and artistic tea cosies
    • 100 vintage, antique collectors’ items or inspirational new or retro aprons
    • Knitters are planning to knit squares to cover an entire football field, to then make blankets for the needy
    • History banners, one for each of the ten decades are being researched by historians, designed by artists and made by quilters from the association.


Past events

30 Jun 2020 UN International Day of Friendship
1 Apr 2020 Spring Gala

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