FRIENDSHIP: Celine Stephens and Joan Bourke from Hermitage-Yangan Branch enjoying a friendship morning at Killarney.
FRIENDSHIP: Celine Stephens and Joan Bourke from Hermitage-Yangan Branch enjoying a friendship morning at Killarney. Contributed

QCWA take 'virtual walk' from Berlin to move more

THE opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games had a QCWA touch with three members from Border Division and two other members being in the national anthem.

It was exciting to see Margaret Grayson, Diane Walsh and Denise Maycock, all from Killarney branch in the country scene.

The other members were Mary Martyn from Brisbane and Phoebe Mitchell from Toowoomba. Follow the link on the QCWA Border Division Facebook page to see our members singing their part of the anthem.

Condamine Valley Warwick Branch members have been busy cooking up a storm and provided scones for Devonshire teas for the official opening of Coles and the newly refurbished Rose City Shoppingworld.

QCWA of course, is famous for its scones. There are many good cooks in QCWA, but Condamine Valley Warwick's scones are hard to beat.

Members from all over the state started a virtual walk around Germany, QCWA's country of study for this year, on April 1.

Several Border members are recording their steps and will submit the total each week to see how far we progress.

The virtual walk started in Berlin and members are doing much virtual sight-seeing as they walk. It was minus 1 degree when the walking commenced in Berlin.

With the approach of spring in the northern hemisphere, perhaps the temperatures will be a little warmer by the end of the month.

The virtual walk has been inspired by Country Kitchen's message of sit less, move more. Perhaps members and friends will be inspired to walk more as they imagine their way around Germany.

Division president, Margaret Grayson, will be meeting the Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, at a community reception in Warwick later this month. It is an honour for a QCWA representative to be invited and Margaret is looking forward to attending.

Have you bought your autumn edition of Ruth? Ruth Magazine 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.

It is also available at the Warwick Daily News office in Albion St, Warwick.

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! A subscription to Ruth makes a wonderful and inexpensive gift too and it's one that keeps giving for four editions each year. You can subscribe to Ruth by phoning 07 4690 9300 or email ruthsubscribe@apn.com.auYou can also follow Ruth on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Killarney branch has held a successful friendship day with much chat and laughter.

The branch competition day and international day will both be held in May.

Stanthorpe branch is in the process of obtaining quotes to re-roof the building and to repair the ceiling in the kitchen.

Plans are well under way for the division contests finals day to be held in Stanthorpe in June. Branches competition days will all be completed before June.

If you would like to compete in cookery, floral art, knitting and crochet, photography or art, contact Jenny Whitsed on 46648083 or jennywhitsed@hotmail.com to find out where the nearest branch competition is being held.

You don't need to be a member to enter these contests but the entries do have to go through judging at a QCWA branch.


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