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Upcoming Events for 2024


Graduate Women Qld Sunshine Coast Quilt Raffle

This exquisite quilt (SB) was created and donated by member Sylvia Hovey (on right). The pattern is Shadow Kaleidoscope One Bloc Wonder - an apt description. Sylvia is an award-winning quilter, receiving first prize for one of her quilts in the 2023 Caloundra Quilt Show. The quilt is worth in excess of $500.

The proceeds of this raffle will go toward the bursaries that the branch awards each year to assist girls and women, undertaking post-school studies.

Raffle tickets are $2 each in books of 10

Further information: contact Bev Hinz (Immediate Past President) on 0427 947 668

Return proceeds and butts

All butts, unused books and proceeds are required by June 30. Raffle draw at Bursary Brunch Saturday July 13.

May Breakfast

Was held Saturday May 11 - Headland Golf Club ... more

International Women’s Day Breakfast

Was held Saturday March 9 - Headland Golf Club
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Bursary Brunch

Saturday July 13 - University of Sunshine Coast

AGM, General Meeting and lunch

Saturday September 14 - Twin Waters Golf Club

Christmas Lunch

Saturday December 14 - Twin Waters Golf Club

Executive Committee meetings

First Friday of every second month at 9.30am - beginning January

Newsletter deadlines

First week of February, April, June, August, October, December


... to the Sunshine Coast branch of Graduate Women Qld. We are a network of women graduates, living on the Sunshine Coast, which primarily meets for friendship, mutual support and intellectual stimulation. Members come from diverse cultural, social and professional backgrounds in Australia and overseas. Close ties have been established with the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Are you a woman who:

  • • Wants to make contact with women of similar interests?
  • • Enjoys functions with a purpose and with stimulating guest speakers?
  • • Finds raising funds to support the education of women students a worthwhile activity?
  • • Takes pleasure in reading and discussing a wide range of literature and topics?


Providing financial assistance (through Bursaries) for women to undertake further education is a priority, particularly at the University of the Sunshine Coast


GWQ SC has embraced several humanitarian projects, including support for the education of young refugee women.


Bi-monthly breakfast meetings with guest speakers, informal morning teas, book groups and other special interest and social functions provide the opportunity for members to develop new friendships.

Wishing to become a member?

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