LET'S CELEBRATE: Cunningham Hall all dolled up for Mother's Day.
LET'S CELEBRATE: Cunningham Hall all dolled up for Mother's Day. Contributed

Biggest morning tea, cent sale...heaps going on at QCWA

BRANCHES across the state have had a lovely time holding functions to celebrate the Royal Wedding.

There have been high teas and wedding dress and memorabilia displays. Members have enjoyed dressing up in their finest and wearing hats and gloves. Tiaras have even been on show at times.

QCWA members know how to keep up appearances. The group at Goondiwindi will be meeting again in June.

It is under the care of Border Division and will eventually become a branch. Dalveen Branch catered for a Mother's Day function and are now ready to hold the Biggest Morning Tea on May 28.

Will the branch beat its record of $2282 which was raised for the Cancer Council last year?

Glen Aplin branch has held a successful fermentation workshop with participants learning how to make several foods including sauerkraut.

A dish to fit in with Germany, the country of study this year. Members have made a number of teddies to give to LifeFlight to help ease trauma for young children.

Condamine Valley Warwick branch has held its competition day. Members were delighted that Betty Sommerville won the over 70s section in knitting and crochet.

Betty is 89 and displayed the 167th rug that she has crocheted.

The branch is holding its international day and cent sale on June 2. This is a popular event and numbers are limited. If you plan to attend, arrive early or you will miss out. The outer doors often have to be closed as the room is too full to hold any more people.

Emu Vale branch is holding a cent sale in the Emu Vale Memorial Hall on June 16 and everyone is most welcome to attend.

The international day is planned for June 26. Murray's Bridge State School students will be attending and everyone is welcome to come along to this function too.

Hermitage-Yangan branch is in the process of obtaining quotes to have the garden in front of the building tidied and made ready for winter.

Killarney branch sent two boxes to Afghanistan in time for Anzac Day. One was for a serviceman and the other for a servicewoman. They will be appreciated especially if the boxes contain Tim Tams.

Allora branch has held its competition day and plans are now under way for the international day on June 15.

Clifton's hat and handbag afternoon tea is being held on June 2. Replies need to be in to Kath Brown on 0427136908 by May 28.

Leyburn's games day was successful with all who attended having a fun day. The branch is planning a sausage sizzle at Bunnings in September.

Promotional flyers on what QCWA has to offer have been placed around the township.

Sharon Hannah, from Allora branch and a teacher at Division Handcraft, attended the handcraft school in Charters Towers recently.

This is held for teachers to upgrade skills and learn new ones.

Handcraft entries must be in by May 30 to Audrey Smith for judging at the division contests finals.

The finals day is not far away.

It will be held on June 19 at Stanthorpe.

For more information on QCWA and its activities phone Jenny Whitsed on 46648083 or email jennywhitsed@hotmail.com.



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