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.
The QCWA is opening new branches and sub-branches. If you live close by to these areas, why not give us a call?
Our new Mt Colliery members are shown here at their community's 2015 Anzac commemorations.
Moggill Branch is very active with music and drama activities, regularly entertaining in their local community (or for each other). 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'!
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.
A great time was had at the recent Smocking Workshop held in Brisbane by QCWA members and non-members.
30 May - Charleville Photography Workshop, 1pm at the Charleville QCWA Hall
1-2 June Toowoomba & 4-5 June Boonah - Two day workshop for women of the Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim regions focusing on marketing and communications, working with the government, and the use of social media networks to make a difference to your community. For more information, click here.
9 June - Dinner and Guest Speaker - A Touch of Africa (an overview on the Zimbabwean way of life with a focus on Women and the girl child) For more information, click here.
13 & 14 June - Two day workshop on Preserves; one day workshop on Felting; two day workshop on Rag Rug Making - all held in the QCWA Hall, Redcliffe. For more information, click here.
13 & 14 June - Brisbane workshops - Beginner knitting (scarves, double, knubblechen); Knitting with cables and beads. For more information, click here.
20 June - 'Passion and the 7Ps of Polotocal Advocacy', 1pm at the Charleville QCWA Hall
28 November - BushKids
The Bush Children's Health Scheme (BushKids) is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Because of our long history, we have been asked to celebrate with them throughout 2015. QCWA will be hosting a joint community breakfast on Saturday 28 November. The aim is for the breakfast to be held at the same time and same date in all towns and districts across Queensland. Can we set a new Guinness Book of Records world record for the most breakfasts held at the same time? Would you like to join us?
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!