COUNTRY WOMEN: Jan Aldridge sharing some gardening tips during Friendship Day.
COUNTRY WOMEN: Jan Aldridge sharing some gardening tips during Friendship Day. Paula Hetherington

Country women bolster for a promising year

ST GEORGE QCWA has hit the ground running this year by hosting numerous community events the branch has seen their membership double in the last 12 months.

The St George Show was no exception, with president Paula Hetherington and international officer Liah Hayden manning the stall and spreading the word of the formidable organisation.

Mrs Hetherington said the women were taking every opportunity they could to bolster the St George branch.

"People stopped and learnt about the QCWA and received free recipes and information and bought various items pertaining to the QCWA,” she said.

"Other members helped as they could and the girls were kept busy all day.”

QCWA meetings are held on the last Monday of each month and the St George branch has been running a friendship day once a month, with subjects of interest such as photography, CPR, gardening and more.

Mrs Hetherington said this month was a gardening day, where members and friends brought along white and blue flowers to be planted in the QCWA garden.

"Jan Aldridge, who is a well-known gardener with a beautiful garden, gave a very fascinating and knowledgeable talk on growing day lilies and hippeastrums,” she said.

"Everyone is welcome at the meetings and friendship days, so come along.”