Marg Enkelmann's wearable art on display for a parade fundraiser in 2017.
Marg Enkelmann's wearable art on display for a parade fundraiser in 2017. Katherine Morris

15 years of local support at QRRRWN

THE QUEENSLAND Rural Regional and Remote Women's Network (QRRRWN) provides an avenue of support to women of any background.

That's what Marg Enkelmann believes, being involved with the Network for more than 15 years.

"The Barambah Branch in the South Burnett has been running for many years. I've been in it since 2003 and I immediately noticed it's a lovely place for ordinary women. As an area of support, it plays quite an important part in my life, and I'm very passionate about it,” she said.

Mrs Enkelmann first considered the Network after her children left home.

"I work on a property, and in 2003, my youngest one trotted off to uni. As I was irrigating one day, working on the farm as a stay-at-home mum, I realised I was a bit lonely,” she said.

Around this time, QRRRWN was holding a conference and art competition in Mundubbera.

"I'd never heard of the QRRRWN before that, but my husband then suggested I should put one of my paintings in, so I did,” Mrs Enkelmann said.

"There were 37 paintings there, and I was very lucky, and I won it. My husband and I thought the women were just so wonderful and supportive when they accepted me so warmly, and so the next month I joined the local QRRRWN.”

Mrs Enkelmann has since shown her long-term commitment to the Barambah Branch.

"I've been a secretary for over seven years, and president for the last three years. It's really exciting to be a part of making new plans for the organisation, and in general, it's really wonderful to have somewhere to go when you need company,” she said.

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