Branch President Wendy with a Trinidadian macaroni pie made by Country Kitchens Facilitator Gabriella
Robin Sinclair, the President of the QCWA Wondai Branch and our Gympie South Burnett Division’s Public Speaking Convenor, attended our March General Meeting to share with us the requirements needed for any member who wishes to enter in the QCWA’s Annual Public Speaking Competition.
The public speaking competition not only includes the usual public speaking section but also categories for interpretive reading, bush poetry, original short stories, and original poems. Robin explained how by taking baby steps and speaking at branch meetings then slowly working towards a wider audience public speaking does not have to be a daunting task.
The QCWA has always challenged, supported and encouraged its members to broaden their skills. Other ways the QCWA challenges its members is through many competitions showcasing the members’ various skills.
Cookery, Knitting & Crochet, Photography and Handcraft are just a few examples of the competitions held annually. Sadly though, throughout the world some of these life skills are being lost as more and more people no longer know how to or wish to cook a meal from scratch or even darn a sock.
International Women’s Day on 8 March saw 32 women, girls and a dog take a twilight walk along the Tin Can Bay Foreshore. This walk is held annually and it is in support of women worldwide, acknowledging their achievements over the years and fostering future accomplishments.
Most importantly International Women’s Day also raises the awareness of inequalities faced by women and girls in many countries. At the end of the walk the Tin Can Bay Branch Members supplied fruit and water and all the money donated was put towards Domestic Violence Kits.
Our ever-popular Hoy Morning is changing its venue: from 19 April 2023, Hoy will be held at Cooloola Coast Bowls Club, 4 Amity Place (corner of Bayside and Gympie Roads) Tin Can Bay. A huge thank you to our Branch members for assisting and to the members of our community who support us at Hoy.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Easter.
CRAFT and COFFEE – 18 Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay. 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10am to Noon.
GENERAL MEETINGS – 18 Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay. 2nd Monday of the month, 9:30am.
HOY – *Note new venue from 19 April* Cooloola Coast Bowls Club, 4 Amity Place, Tin Can Bay.
3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30am for a 10am start.
ALL ENQUIRIES – Wendy 0412 547 043 or Judy 0402 769 392.
Recipe – Mini English Muffin Pizzas
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
1 serve per portion
4 English muffins, wholemeal
8 tablespoons tomato passata
Sprinkle of dried herbs
1 red capsicum, deseeded and diced
1 cup spinach leaves
1 cup canned pineapple pieces, drained
1 cup cheddar cheese, reduced fat, grated
PREHEAT oven to 180°C.
SLICE English muffins in half.
SPOON the tomato passata over each muffin half and sprinkle with herbs.
LAYER the capsicum and spinach onto each muffin and add the pineapple.
SPRINKLE each muffin with grated cheese.
GRILL for 5 minutes until lightly golden.
Recipe courtesy of the Country Kitchens team