Welcome to the Longreach Branch!
The Longreach Branch was formed on Friday 12 November 1971 and this was the ninth branch to be established in Queensland. Mrs Judy Sedgwick called the first meeting with Mr Tony Bloodworth elected as the first Branch President, Mrs Judy Sedgwick and Mrs Mary McClymont elected as joint Secretary/Treasurer, and Mrs Bartholomeus elected as Publicity Officer.
The Longreach Branch, with the willing assistance of surrounding Branches, has hosted five State Conferences in Longreach in 1976, 1977, 1984, 1991 and 1998. The Longreach branch also hosted a successful Federal Conference in 2009.
Branch members who have served on Queensland Council are: -
- Mrs Pat Murray (1973)
- Mrs Judy Sedgwick (1977 - 1980)
- Mrs Jeanne Mims (1981- 1987)
- Mr Mac McClymont (1986 – 1999)
- Mrs Angie Moffat (1993 - 1996)
- Mrs Rosemary Philp (1998 - 2008)
- Mrs Sue Hegarty (2009 - 2014)
Branch members who have served on Federal Council are: -
- Mrs Jeanne Mims (1985 - 1988)
- Mr Mac McClymont (1996 - 1997)
- Mrs Jenny Lindsay (2005 - 2009)
- Mrs Penny Taylor (2007 - 2009)
Branch Life Membership has been bestowed on four dedicated members for their commitment to ICPA: -
- Mrs Judy Sedgwick
- Mrs Jeanne Mims
- Messrs Mac and Diana McClymont
- Mrs Rosemary Philp
The Longreach State Primary & Secondary School, Our Ladies College, Evesham State School, Ilfracombe State School, the Longreach School of Distance Education, the Australian Agricultural College and the Longreach Residential College all come within our membership area. With such a broad membership, branch members have maintained an active interest in all ICPA portfolios.
The Branch currently attempts to meet on a regular basis, either at a face to face meeting in Longreach or as a teleconference.