Uni women breakfast with Country Women's rep
Published on 03 May, 2012
CQUniversity's Senior Women's Breakfast group recently welcomed guest speaker Arlene Roberts from the Queensland Country Women's Association, at a time when the QCWA is celebrating its 90th anniversary.
Ms Roberts is the QCWA Divisional Press Secretary and International Officer, as well as Secretary of Mount Morgan Branch.
She addressed the breakfast about the QCWA Anniversary and changes that are taking place in the ways that the QCWA communicates with members.
In August 1922 an open conference for women decided that a Country Women's Association should be formed in Queensland.
In the beginning, only women whose income was derived from the land were eligible to become members. Over the decades this has changed with members now coming from across the State in both urban and rural areas. What hasn't changed are the objectives of the QCWA - to support women and children, to be active in the local community and to promote friendship and understanding.