QCWA Border Division to enjoy a break

ABOVE: Margaret Shelley, Freestone, and Judy Bilbrough, Condamine Valley Warwick, enjoy the division Christmas lunch.
ABOVE: Margaret Shelley, Freestone, and Judy Bilbrough, Condamine Valley Warwick, enjoy the division Christmas lunch.

QCWA Border Division will enjoy a well-earned break after a year of outstanding activities supporting local communities.

The division December meeting was chaired by president Jenny Whitsed who invited all members to a post-meeting Christmas lunch.

The division will now be in recess until February, with the exception of the Condamine Valley/Warwick branch tea rooms which will still provide a great service to the community with their tea and sandwiches.

All branches have enjoyed Christmas parties, with members contributing to a Christmas bowl that has made many donations to worthy charities.

Allora branch members assisted the show society at a recent auction, while Broadwater branch members assisted the elderly to attend appointments at the doctor and to go shopping.

Clifton branch has been busy catering. A lamington birthday cake will be made for the Clifton Australia Day celebrations.

Condamine Valley /Warwick branch members enjoyed their Christmas lunch at Jacqui's. Handcraft classes start again on February 6, 2013.

Cunningham branch members enjoyed their Christmas party, while Dalveen branch members are busy planning their annual Christmas tree. This is the 88th year for this event which benefits the district's children. Congratulations to Dalveen members.

Emu Vale branch members enjoyed their Christmas party. Members are looking forward to the Christmas-New Year break to enjoy family time.

Freestone branch will provide ice blocks for the local school Christmas tree, while Glen Aplin branch members have enjoyed their Christmas party.

Hermitage branch members have enjoyed their Christmas festivities.

Karara branch has made a donation to the disaster fund to assist those in need.

Killarney branch has some new faces in their music and drama group and will be spreading Christmas cheer to the local community with their carol singing and skits. The music and drama group will celebrate 50 years of activities on February 9.

Leyburn branch members catered for the Leyburn School graduation also will hold a family Christmas tree.

Mt Colliery members held a garden stall at the Killarney Markets and have enjoyed their Christmas party.

The Stanthorpe branch coach to the Empire Theatre has been well patronised.

These events will continue, with the next trip to the theatre scheduled for February 7.

The Summit branch members enjoyed their Christmas festivities as did Victoria Hill branch members. Husbands enjoyed their Christmas lunch at Gardens Galore, Warwick

Wallangarra branch members are looking forward to celebrating their 85th birthday on February 27.

Yangan branch now has the memorial photo of late member Dawn Carey hung in the School of Arts hall.

Congratulations to Emily Lawrence on her first prize in the Year 7 Computer Generated Booklet on Chile at State International Finals. Members attended the Yangan school awards night where branch international officer Leanne Farrell made the presentation to Emily.

Karara Zone members please note:

Meeting for Country Woman of the Year and Division Finals to be held at 9am prior to the executive meeting on Tuesday February 12.

Sincere thanks are extended to Ted at the Clifton Courier, Warwick Daily News Bush Telegraph reporter Toni and Stanthorpe Border Post for printing the QCWA reports. We appreciate the time and effort so freely given. Next report will be mid February.

Wishing you all a happy and holy Christmas and best wishes for 2013.

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