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.
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.
Moggill Branch is very active with music and drama activities. The Moggill Singers and Moggill Drama Queens regularly entertain. Each year, the groups get together and put together a soiree. This year, it was 'A Tribute to the Anzacs' which was well-received. The ladies were described as 'fabulous!
Over 100 QCWA members in the Northern Region will come together in Tully from 30 April - 3 May 2015. The three Region Meetings (Northern, Southern and Central) occur once per year and present opportunities for women to make friends and make a difference.
Fancy competing in a baking show? Got the skill; got the courage? Well, the Great Australian Bake-Off show is seeking contestants. Read more.
If you live or work in Wynnum or Brisbane City, please come along to a meeting. You would be made to feel very welcome. The QCWA is not just for 'old ladies' but for working women, young mums, the retired, the young at heart.
Wynnum - third Thursday each month, 7pm, RSL Wynnum
Brisbane - 4th Wednesday, 7pm, 89 Gregory Terrace
Subscribe today to RUTH magazine, a quarterly women's magazine delivered to your door or available in newsagents.
Monies raised through its sale enable the QCWA to continue its support of women struggling through personal crisis or natural disaster. RUTH magazine focuses on inspirational women, practical home hints, delicious and nutritious recipes, family and financial advice, gardening, insights, travel and photography tips, and so much more.
The Autumn 2015 issue is out now.
You can subscribe for just $23.80 for a 12 month subscription or $47.60 for 24 months. Subscribe now!
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.
9 & 10 May - Workshops
February and March handcraft and baking workshops were booked out early. So get in quick to register for our new workshops 9 & 10 May
1 May - Freshwater Branch's 'Company, Cards, Craft and a Cuppa'
The Freshwater Branch of QCWA is starting a weekly session on Friday mornings called 'Company, Cards, Craft and a Cuppa'. It'll be held at their hall on Kamerunga Road, opposite the Freshwater Railway Station and next to the Tennis Courts. Men and women are invited to bring their own games or play cards or board games or do some craft. (Materials can be supplied or bring your own.) The main thing is to have lots of fun and laughter. So if you live in the Cairns area and would enjoy an outing or would like to meet new people and make new friends, please come along at 9am. Cost is $3. More info from Brenda Fairweather 40551663.
23 May - Garden Party
To celebrate the 30th birthday of the Diamond Court accommodation, 2 James Street, Scarborough. Devonshire tea, sausage sizzle - RSVP to email@example.com
29 April - Trivia Luncheon (Oxley)
Join the Oxley Branch at the Club Oxley (Bowls Club)
29 April - ACWW Women Walk the World event
QCWA members are renowned for their great cooking. Members and non-members can participate in QCWA competitions. Read more
Make a child's small cot or bassinet quilt, or a wall hanging for a child using colours of burgundy, pink and green. Read more.
Members and non-members can enter in the following categories: Still life; Landscape; Contemporary. Read more.
Members, non-members and children (up to nine years and ages 10-15 years) are welcome to enter in 11 categories. Read more.
Young Leaders 'Leadership School'
(26 September-1 October 2015)
Get your children involved in a week-long fully-supervised camp on the Sunshine Coast where fun and learning are the priorities. Click here to learn more about the Young Leaders and how they can join up.
Thank you FRANK FISHER of Elders Insurance Brisbane for your ongoing support of the QCWA!