Dorinda Schwennesen, outgoing Glenmorgan QCWA President Marie Wright, and Heather Reis.
Dorinda Schwennesen, outgoing Glenmorgan QCWA President Marie Wright, and Heather Reis. Contributed

Glenmorgan QCWA celebrates

PAST and present members recently gathered to celebrate the Glenmorgan CWA's 70th year with a luncheon at the CWA Rest Rooms on Wednesday, August 8.

Having been established in 1948, the Glenmorgan CWA has been an important pillar of the community, connecting rural women and lobbying for important causes such as regular doctor visits.

The celebration was attended by guest speaker Elaine Kieseker (QCWA State Vice President Southern Region), Jennie Hill (QCWA Maranoa Division President), Shirley Cockerill (QCWA Maranoa Division Treasurer), Deputy Mayor Andrew Smith and members from Inglestone, Burra Burri, Miles and Cooranga North QCWA branches as well as Glenmorgan locals.

The group enjoyed a luncheon catered for by the Glenmorgan CWA followed by a 70th anniversary cake which was cut by the outgoing president Marie Wright and incoming president Lousie Moore.

Attendees enjoyed an informal interactive discussion about when and why they had joined up to the CWA and what they were most proud of achieving in their time with the organisation.

After almost closing down in mid-2017, the Glenmorgan branch has had somewhat of a resurgence with a number of new, young members joining the organisation.

A new executive was voted in at the recent AGM ensuring that the branch will continue as an important part of the social fabric of the community, focusing on the QCWA values; to connect women throughout Queensland, to empower and inspire them through friendship, education, service and advocacy.


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