Remember to keep the third Wednesday of the month free so you can head on down to HOY. This month’s theme is Melbourne Cup fascinators and hats, so keep those items handy after the big race. $5 entry includes your first board and morning tea. Doors open at 9am with games from 10am.

Every second Monday of the month is our general meeting and our guest speaker last meeting was Tony Stewart from Rainbow Beach Drought Runners. His recount of the disastrous toll the drought is taking on our fellow outback Queenslanders was heartbreaking to hear.

QCWA has a Public Rural Crisis Fund that assists women and families experiencing any type of crisis, so if you know of anyone who may need assistance then contact QCWA State Office on 07 3026 1223. Alternatively, donate at www.qcwa.org.au/financial-help/

Joan Barnier and Susan Spenser will travel to Kingaroy for a weekend of learning at the QCWA Craft School to master the skills of quilling and red work, then these crafts can be taught by the ladies at a branch level. Currently members are completing a Poppy Project, making flowers from knitting and crochet for ANZAC day.

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances our Bundaberg bus trip has been cancelled, however don’t despair, the trip will go ahead next year.

Activities and meetings are held at the Branch meeting room behind the ‘Seaside Cottage’, 18 Whiting St, Tin Can Bay. All enquiries contact Joan 5486 4640 or 0488 979 241.

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