Branches

Branch Executives

President

MRS TINA ELLIOTT
WIRILLA STN
WINTON
QLD 4735
T: 07 4657 3008
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Secretary

MRS KATE BRADSHAW
LUCKHAM
WINTON
QLD 4735
T: 07 4657 3030
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Publicity Officer

MS SOPHIE ELLIOTT
P.O. BOX 406
WINTON
QLD 4735
M: 0427 854 061
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Branch Mentor

MRS GILLIAN SEMPLE
DUNDEE STN
RICHMOND
QLD 4822
T: 07 4741 8506
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Welcome to the Winton page.

The Winton Branch was formed on 19 October 1972, following a public meeting held in the Winton Shire Hall. The inaugural office-bearers were President Noel Kennedy (Castle Hill), Secretary Kay Nicholson (Wongan) and Treasurer Peter Knowles (Namarva).

The Branch has a membership of 38 families, from the town and across the Shire. Members’ children from pre-school onwards are involved in the Longreach School of Distance Education, Winton State School and St. Patrick’s School, as well as boarding schools and various tertiary institutions.

Winton Shire previously had several small schools at Corfield, Mahrigong, Mt. Campbell and Clio, as well as two bus runs into Winton, and student hostels from 1953 until 1989. However, a declining rural population has meant the end of these services.

Winton Branch aims to meet on a regular basis and send delegates to State and Federal Conferences.

Winton Branch has been represented on State Council by:

  • Bruce and Helen Collins from 1983 –1990

Life Members:

  • Geraldine McKerrow
  • Bruce Collins
  • Helen Collins.

Highlights for the branch have been:

  • Hosting a State Council meeting in Winton in 1983.
  • Hosting State Conference in 1995, the Centenary year for the writing of Waltzing Matilda in the Winton district in 1895.
  • Celebrating its Silver Jubilee in 1997 with a gala dinner attended by more than 80 past and present members. 
  • Hosting State Conference in 2009.

The Branch donates annual Speech Day prizes to the three local schools and sponsors the schoolwork section at the Winton Show. Winton ICPA also sponsor, in partnership with Winton Shire Council, the trainee teachers who undertake prac teaching in the Winton schools. Donations are also made to ICPA State and Federal Councils each year.

Major fundraising includes catering for the Winton Junior Bush Poetry held each year at the Winton Shire Hall in April and donning the aprons again at the Diamantina Droughtmaster Bull and Female Sale in May.

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