JAN Street was only five years old when she went to her first CWA meeting with her mother.
Jan's mum has been a member for 70 years now and Jan is the state vice-president of the Central Region.
This week CWA members from all over Queensland gathered in Rockhampton for three days of training and keeping up-to-date with the organisation's happenings.
"It's very fulfilling... we are there to help in so many situations and disasters," Jan said.
For a while the average age of CWA members continued to get older, but in recent years there has been a resurgence of younger women joining.
"The CWA is going forward with a lot of changes… we're growing," Jan said.
"It seems like suddenly they want to learn crafts and to cook. The schools don't teach it anymore."