CRAFT SKILL: Glen Aplin Branch president Kay Heran presents member Marilyn Dunn with the Mary Power Trophy for her winning handcraft entries at state level.
CRAFT SKILL: Glen Aplin Branch president Kay Heran presents member Marilyn Dunn with the Mary Power Trophy for her winning handcraft entries at state level. Contributed

QCWA offers generous bursaries

BORDER members have been busy making biscuits and slices for the centenary celebration of the egg- throwing incident.

Morning tea was provided.

The copyright information day is coming up this Saturday.

Bookings are essential for this.

Phone Jenny Whitsed on 46648083 or email jennywhitsed@hotmail.com by tomorrow.

Branches are busy organising Christmas parties, then most branches will have a break during January.

A reminder that QCWA bursaries are available.

Check out the QCWA website at qcwa.org.au, click the What We Do tab, Student bursaries.

Condamine Valley Warwick branch offers two bursaries of $1500 each for students going on to tertiary studies.

Application forms and criteria are available from

the branch tea rooms in Grafton St.

Border Division offers one $1000 bursary for mature- aged students.

Application forms and criteria are available on the QCWA website.

One of the project's QCWA sponsors is a health awareness program.

This year the topic is diabetes.

With so many Australians suffering from this illness, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and seek appropriate medical attention.

Many people are unaware that they have diabetes.

Since early 2014 the QCWA has been concerned about how little was being done for Queenslanders suffering the effects of drought, floods, fire, cyclones, financial difficulties and the normal stress of life today.

Despite allocated funding from state governments, the QCWA feels that there is more room for improvement especially in regards to practical goals and achievements for those that have suffered from crisis.

From this our Bouncing Back Program was born while also supporting the current work that our Association does with our Public Rural Crisis Fund, a support fund providing money to those suffering from crisis.

The Bouncing Back Program co-ordinator has developed a practical guide available for those that would like some further help bouncing back from crisis.

This guide can be accessed on the QCWA website, or contact Jenny or your nearest branch for more information.

The Bouncing Back Program has been adopted by The Country Women's Association of Australia and has gone national. Many other organisations also use this program.

A business initiative of QCWA with News Corp is the Ruth Magazine.

It takes its name from the inspirational Ruth Fairfax, the first president of the QCWA.

If your heart is in the country, you'll love reading Ruth. It is a colour, quarterly, women's magazine distributed in newsagencies throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Its down-to-earth content aims to inspire, educate and entertain.

It is also a celebration of all-things Queensland with an eye on boutique businesses and artisan creators.

Ruth is also an important fundraiser for the QCWA.

There aren't many women's magazines that offer all that for the price of two cups of coffee!

The magazine is actually printed in Warwick.

A subscription to Ruth makes a wonderful and inexpensive gift and it's one that keeps giving for four editions each year.

What a great idea for Christmas presents.

You can subscribe to

Ruth by phoning (07)46909300 or email ruthsubscribe@apn.com.au. You can also follow Ruth on Facebook,Instagram and Pinterest.



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