A LOOK BACK: An historic photo of Clermont CWA members from mid-last century.
A LOOK BACK: An historic photo of Clermont CWA members from mid-last century. Contributed

Clermont’s CWA pride

FOR just shy of a century, groups of women within the Clermont community have been bound together by friendship and a strong desire to help others.

The first QCWA Clermont branch meeting was held on September 10, 1925, with 28 members in attendance.

Ninety years on, the branch's current 25 members are bracing themselves to celebrate the massive 90-year milestone by hosting a dinner dance on September 12.

True to the generosity and goodwill characteristics of members past and present, all proceeds will be donated to two charities - Blaze Aid and Monty's Foundation.

QCWA Clermont branch member Joanne Dennis said members work tirelessly in the community wherever there is a need, and raise funds mainly by catering, cent sales and raffles.

"They donate money to locals in crisis and to the local schools in the area for bursaries," Mrs Dennis said.

"Each year a different charity is selected to give money to.

"The ladies all enjoy the fellowship and knowing they are supporting worthwhile projects."

All of the ladies welcome the community to come along and support their dinner dance, and celebrate 90 years of operating in Clermont with them.

If anyone would like to help sponsor their dinner dance or donate to the auction to be held on the night it would be very much appreciated.

At the AGM held recently, the executive for the forthcoming year was chosen:

President: Elaine Grubb
Vice Presidents: Jenny Wilby and Lillian Duckett
Secretary: Linley Hollier
Treasurer: Fay Walker 
International Officer: Maureen Legge


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