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Young women take to the Country Woman's Association

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

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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