Jade May was presented with a prize by the Kumbia QCWA for the highest aggregate score for a junior competitor in the needlework section at the Kingaroy Show (Photo: Marian Mudra)

May 11, 2014

by Marian Mudra

Kumbia QCWA members appreciated the opportunity given them by SupaIGA to fundraise by holding sausage sizzles in their carpark during the month of April. Coupled with the raffle of a basketful of groceries, this enabled the branch to earn ever-needed funds.

Also in April we helped with the catering for the Anzac Day ceremony in Kumbia and laid a book for the school library on the memorial. We annually organise a competition of colouring, posters and project sheets for the school children in conjunction with Anzac Day and were pleased to receive over 80 entries this year which created a challenge in judging. Prizes were presented on school parade the following Monday.

Members completed a quilt to go with the four received from Nicole at Darvanalee Designs so that all members of the family which lost all in a house fire have now received a lovely handmade quilt. The Branch and Division have given them store credit cards to the value of $500 for other necessities.

April 29 is Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) Day and women all over the world walk to show our empathy with women in Third World countries who must walk big distances for water or other necessities and often in unsafe areas. Five women walked around Kumbia and then shared morning tea to raise $47 towards aid for these communities.

Three members helped other Division members with the Luncheon Hall catering at the Kingaroy Show. The branch gives a prize for the highest aggregate score for a junior competitor in the needlework section and this year it was awarded to Jade May.

At our handcraft day on May 14 we will be making rag rugs and anyone is welcome to come along and have a go at this simple old craft. Just bring a quantity of fabric strips 3-4cm wide and a safety pin.

We are a busy, happy group of women and will welcome other women to join us.

Phone Marian (07) 4164-5578 if you want more information or just turn up at 9:30am on the 1st Tuesday or the 2nd Wednesday of the month at our Rooms, Bell Street, Kumbia.

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