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Paula Hetherington, St George Branch

Meet our Fabulous Facilitator from the Western Division of the QCWA.

Paula (4th from the right) at Focus on Food & Fibre Conference.

Mrs Paula Hetherington, St George Branch, QCWA

I’ve been a CK facilitator for probably 3 years. I signed up to become a facilitator after our branch completed their series of Hands on Nutrition Workshops. They sort of brought our branch to life again and we have grown stronger and bigger these last few years. I am also currently the President of St George branch. When it comes to food I would like to make people aware of how important it is to follow the 5 key messages from Country Kitchens. They are simple but can be hard to follow at times when life is so busy and we have gotten in to bad habits.

My strength I think, is that I can delegate and like to delegate and share the workload. I also enjoy working together with the other branches in our division and feel that we are all stronger when we work together. I cook but it is not my favourite thing, but I do like to try new recipes. I love being in the garden and I enjoy learning new things, I’m learning French at the moment!

We have been getting much support from our local paper Balonne Beacon and have featured a few times with pictures which has been great for us. The last one was when we did the catering for a Food and Fibre Conference in St George. This time we worked together with Thallon, Dirranbandi and Bollon QCWA branches. We do work well together. We have stalls at the show, International Women’s Day, Christmas markets and others. Each time we have Country Kitchens recipes to give away and we talk to people about QCWA and what Country Kitchens is about.

I am also a member of the Toastmasters Club here in St George and would encourage anyone to join if you’ve got one in your town. I also try to play golf. But I do love my time at home when I can be out in the garden.

Paula (right) Showcasing Country Kitchens at International Women’s luncheon.

Hands on Nutrition Workshops done in partnership between St George branch and Bond University Nutrition Students with local children.

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