Very special calendar of events

By Jennifer Kent

THE QCWA Beerwah Branch has been busy behind the scenes working on a special project to celebrate Queensland Country Women’s Association turning 100. 

Paying homage to the organisation’s achievements over the past century, the Beerwah ladies are proud to have produced a 1920s themed 2023 calendar, available for purchase later this year.

The goal of the calendar project is to increase awareness of all the roles the QCWA Beerwah plays in the local community, with funds raised through the sale of the calendar going back into future community projects. 

Providing a fun and challenging project for the Beerwah members, QCWA Beerwah’s Debbie Ives shared that the project has increased the opportunities to build relationships with local businesses through sponsorship and participation in the calendar.

“The QCWA Beerwah ladies’ pride themselves in collaboration with other community groups and organisations, being active in the local community, and having lots of fun,” she said.

“Funds have been raised through very generous sponsorship from local businesses to cover the cost of producing 500 copies of the calendar. A special mention to Bassett Barks for being the Platinum Sponsor.”

The calendar was launched this week at the QCWA’s Tea Party celebration at Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct on June 21, where guests were treated to a delicious morning tea inspired by yesteryear, special guest speakers and an exclusive calendar preview.

The official calendar release will take place as the QCWA Beerwah Scone Festival on August 11.

Calendars will be available for purchase as the Festival and at Beerwah Tower Green Markets from August through December.

The branch welcomes local businesses who can stock the QCWA Beerwah Centenary Calendar to get in touch.  GC&M News were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of some of the behind-the-scenes antics of the QCWA ladies on set.