End of year busy for CWA
THE last Gympie QCWA meeting for the year was spent planning for catering events being held over the holiday season.
“Members have been very busy little beavers,” press secretary Edith Mahony said, “with some members going away for holidays as well.”
Vice-president Maureen chaired the meeting as president Sylvia is still not feeling 100 per cent.
Birthday wishes and posies were extended to Verna and Lorraine.
Craft ladies, who were very pleased with the boxes made last month, will have a shared lunch break-up for their last craft day for the year.
One member brought along a lot of craft books and kits to the last November craft day.
They were given to her by a Brisbane friend.
Younger Set members received some great cross-stitch Christmas decorations or bookmarks which they have already started.
They are sharing their Christmas break-up with members of Tin Can Bay.
“Internationally, we've said farewell to Madagascar – a very interesting and diverse island in the Indian Ocean,” Edith said.
“From there we head to Ireland – some great times ahead, what with leprechauns, shamrocks and plenty of blarney.
“The weekend at Ruth Fairfax House in January is titled The Luck of the Irish and should be lots of fun.”
In the New Year, craft members will be making toiletry bags.
They will be filled with emergency items and then passed on to hospitals and refuges for use when required.
Branch members catered for the pensioners' Christmas party at the Senior Citizens Centre and a donation to Cooloola Foster Care was made from the profits of the day.
Next meeting will be Wednesday, February 3.