QCWA's dedication recognised with Queensland Greats Award
WITH 97 years of rich history under its belt, the Queensland Country Women's Association has always been about empowering and inspiring women through friendship, education, service and advocacy.
Having been awarded a 2019 Queensland Greats Award by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Queensland Day recognises the invaluable contribution of QCWA's vision, where women from all walks of life come together to support communities in times of need.
"QCWA is a wonderful group with great history and still existing after 97 years shows we're still relevant, still pushing, still sharing skills and still maintaining friendships,” QCWA state president Christine King said.
"I've been a part of it for 26 years which makes me a spring chicken compared to some of the other ladies.”
Mrs King believes that speaking to members from all branches, as well as paying regular visits to rural communities ensures the purpose of the association is adapting to a world where social issues are constantly changing.
"In our rural towns we are very drought conscious, and focus on where can send funds to support people who have been affected,” she said.
"Receiving thank you letters of how much we've assisted them in paying bills or being able to feed their family with the food vouchers makes it so worthwhile.”