Times Gone By: Kids enjoy factory tour with CWA

July 8

1937: CALLIOPE CWA: Officers elected at the AGM were Mrs McCray (president) Miss Sherman (secretary treasurer), Mesdames Rowston and Rideout (vice-presidents).

The objective for the year was mainly to assist the Returned Soldiers League in the upkeep of the Memorial Park, £10 being devoted for the purpose, and cleaning and putting the cemetery in order £5.

Donations were made to Travellers' Aid (Gladstone branch), Gladstone Hospital¸ Gladstone Ambulance, Emu Park CWA Cottage and a small contribution to the King's Memorial.

Two parcels of Christmas Cheer were distributed.

Two lorry loads of children, between 10 and 14 years from the local and surrounding schools, were taken to Gladstone to inspect the Meatworks and Butter Factory, at the Branch's expense.

They were under the supervision of the president and three members, and were taken to Barney Point for a picnic lunch.

During the year, two novelty dances and the annual ball were held and were very successful.

Calliope branch will commemorate their 90th birthday on Friday 24 July with a morning tea and luncheon at the QCWA Hall in Calliope.



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