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NCWQ held its main function to fund its bursaries for the 2017 program on 12th October. A diverse group of nearly 200 gathered for high tea and fashions, provided by soubretpink boutique, Upper Mt Gravatt. The models sashayed their way through the range of wardrobe options, perfect for Brisbane’s climate and lifestyle.

Affiliated organisation, Brisbane City Sounds, provided entertainment through their Kit ‘n Kaboodle quartet – a female version of the Barber Shop quartet Lucky door prizes followed the theme of “Acknowledging Queensland Women in the Arts”.

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The WOW factor came from 2016 recipient of the inaugural Tracy Davis MP bursary, Lisa Daly. A PhD student working at the Mater to develop an app that will allow regional and rural women to better monitor their pregnancies, thus reducing stillbirths, talked of her own journey so far. She had also gathered information from the wider group of 2016 bursary recipients, to form their feedback into a “wordcloud”. This visual representation reinforced, to us all the significance of the bursary program to the recipients, not only financially, but to their personal growth.

The success of this function ensures NCWQ’s continuing sponsorship in the 2017 bursary program.

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