PROUD TRADITION: West Moreton QCWA treasurer Val Shelton gets gift bags ready for the state conference.
PROUD TRADITION: West Moreton QCWA treasurer Val Shelton gets gift bags ready for the state conference. Kate Czerny

350 CWA ladies to descend on Ipswich

FOR the first time in the area's history the Queensland Country Women's Association will be hosting its annual state conference in Ipswich.

West Moreton QCWA member Val Shelton said the members of her local branch were excited to welcome 350 CWA representatives to the area.

"The conference will be about bringing new ideas forward, discussing the old ones and talking through issues that we've found that need to be addressed," Mrs Shelton said.

"We still do a lot of things the same as we did years ago, looking after women and children is our main cause, we help those affected by drought, we hand out food vouchers and the cooking and handcraft has been going since the CWA started.

"We would like more young people to join, we want fresh, young ideas to come into the organisation."

Displays of the QCWA state finals in knitting and crochet, floral art, cookery, handcraft, dress making and international work will be open for the public to view at the Ipswich Civic Centre from October 28-30.



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