MEETING OF MINDS: Joy Couslon, past state vice-president, Gloria Wakefield, Capricorn division president, and Arlene Roberts. RIGHT: Carol Jackson, state international officer, Jan Street, state vice-president Central Region, and Maria Keys, state vice-president Southern Region.
MEETING OF MINDS: Joy Couslon, past state vice-president, Gloria Wakefield, Capricorn division president, and Arlene Roberts. RIGHT: Carol Jackson, state international officer, Jan Street, state vice-president Central Region, and Maria Keys, state vice-president Southern Region. Allan Reinikka Rokacwa

Young women take to the Country Woman's Association

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."



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