Member Rowena’s mother Peggy with some of her many knitted squares
We are more than just tea and scones; this month’s news article will focus on the huge number of items that have been made and/or donated during this year by our wonderful and tireless Branch Members of which we have thirty.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your remarkable contributions:
180 Trauma Teddies for hospitals and ambulances
217 Domestic Violence Packs, for women, children, and men, with a rug in each pack
50 Beanies for cancer patients
6 printer paper cartons filled with birthing kits which will be sent to PNG
440 Icy pole covers for hospitals.
We also donated lap rugs to the Neurology Department of the Nambour Hospital and to the Tin Can Bay RSL Sub-Branch War Widows. Currently the members are busy knitting premmie baby caps, booties, and mittens.
And there is more, the ladies also gave of their time to assist at various local community events held throughout this year, and because it is the Centenary of the QCWA we have had a few celebratory events of our own, needless to say it has been a very busy year.
So far, we have made over four hundred knitted or crochet squares which have been given to the Centenary Team to go with hundreds more from other Queensland Branches in the hope of filling a football field.
All our members wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you for your support. Stay safe everyone.
NO CRAFT and COFFEE IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY
CRAFT and COFFEE WILL RESUME ON 1 & 8 FEBRUARY 2023
1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month 10am to Noon at 18 Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay.
NO HOY IN DECEMBER
HOY WILL RESUME ON 18 JANUARY 2023
Clubhouse, Cooloola Waters Retirement Village. 34 Toolara Road, Tin Can Bay.
Third Wednesday of the month 9:30 am for a 10am start.
All Enquiries: Wendy – 0412 547 043 or Judy – 0402 769 392
Country Kitchens is a Health Promotion Programme funded by the Department of Wellbeing Queensland and in collaboration with the Queensland Country Women’s Association to promote better choices for a healthier lifestyle within our communities.
Promoting Five Key Messages:
- Add more fruit and vegetables to your meals
- Cook at home
- Watch your portion sizes
- Watch the amount sugar in your drinks and food
- Sit Less, Move More.
We do this via static displays, interactive displays (with food sampling), and cooking classes.
Gabriella Field (TCB QCWA Country Kitchens Facilitator, Vice President, and Press Secretary) held an interactive display on the afternoon of 29 November with the Rainbow Beach Learning Community, sharing information about Australian native foods with the children.
The Christmas Mass in Rainbow Beach will be held at St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church, Manooka Drive, Rainbow Beach on Christmas Eve at 9pm, Christmas Carols will begin at 8.30pm. All welcome.
The Christmas Mass for St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bream Street, Tin Can Bay will be held on Christmas Day at 7am, Carols will begin at 6.30 am. All welcome.