ENJOYING NEPAL: Janelle Reeves, Abigail Anderson and Lois Thurecht at the Kingaroy QCWA International Day.
ENJOYING NEPAL: Janelle Reeves, Abigail Anderson and Lois Thurecht at the Kingaroy QCWA International Day. Tobi Loftus

Kingaroy CWA explores Nepal

KINGAROY QCWA members explored the wonders of Nepal on Friday at a special international day luncheon.

They explored the thrills of Kathmandu, hiking Everest and more from the comfort of their hall.

Secretary Lois Thurecht said the QCWA explored a new country every year.

"This year it is Nepal, next year it's Germany,” she said.

"Throughout the year we learnt about Nepal and what they do there, their flag, all the things that are grown there.”

Mrs Thurecht said on Friday there was a display of memorabilia in the QCWA hall from Nepal.

"We have project booklets, garments they use, collections of spices, things like that,” she said.

"There is a welcoming scarf, something very precious as they present that to you when you enter the country.

"There's a dress that was made and worn in Nepal.”

She said it was good for the ladies to learn about other countries.

"This day always makes me feel so lucky, Australia is a lucky country,” she said.

"We learnt about the slave trade, trading in women, that happens in Nepal.

"Thankfully that doesn't happen here.”

Mrs Thurecht said South Burnett Regional Councillor Ros Heit shared her experiences of the country from when she visited in 2011.

She said the QCWA had also been keeping busy recently with craft days, held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, and the Kingaroy Country Kitchen.

She urged any women who liked crafts to come along.

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