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QCWA Flying Fish Point branch is looking for new members

10/September/2021
Members of QCWA Flying Fish Point branch are looking for new and younger members to join their fun and friendly organisation.

QUEENSLAND Country Women’s Association (QCWA)’s Flying Fish Point branch is looking for new and enthusiastic younger members to join their sisterhood.

The branch is one of fifteen branches in the Far Northern Division and includes Babinda, Cairns Aerial Outpost, Cooktown, Deeral, Earlville, East Palmerston, Freshwater, Kuranda, Mossman, Mt Molloy, Port Douglas, Silkwood, Smithfield, and Tully.

QCWA is renowned for its fine cooking and amazing handicrafts, but the group offers so much more, such as friendship and connecting with other like-minded women in the community. 

Each year, QCWA branches engage in researching a different country to expand their knowledge, as well as participate in health studies of varied topics. 

Members from all walks of life and all ages are welcome, women with no children, mothers, grandmothers, single or married, employed in the workforce, or at home.

The Flying Fish Point branch was formed on October 11, 1960, and its inaugural meeting was held at Franklin Cook’s residence. 

In 2019, the branch celebrated 60 years of service with a cent sale and special afternoon tea.

Members from QCWA branches enter handicraft/embroidery displays in the annual local regional shows, and in 2021, Flying Fish Point/East Palmerston branch finished second overall at the Cairns Show and third at the Innisfail Show.

The seaside cottage is always booked well in advance, whilst the hall is a popular venue, which can be hired for yoga, funeral wakes, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and meetings.

Handicraft is held at Flying Fish Point branch hall on the first, third, and fifth Thursday of the month from 9.00am – 12.00pm and everyone is invited to come along.

Branch meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from 9.00am – 12.00pm. 

The QCWA is the state’s largest and most widespread women’s group, with hundreds of branches and thousands of members, from the city to remote communities.

In 2020, QCWA boasted 240 branches and close to 4,000 members state-wide and next year the organisation will celebrate its centenary. 

QCWA aims to provide advocacy and offers opportunities for women, focused on education, health, and community throughout every phase of a woman’s life.

It is where women of Queensland can band together and support communities, whilst celebrating shared interests and encourages forging new friendships in a respectful and caring environment.

For further information on the Flying Fish Point branch and its activities, please contact Pam Garner on 4061 6897.

Any enquiries regarding the rental of the cottage or hire of the hall, can be directed to the caretaker by phoning 0457 971 111.

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