Bingara Show Society, Robyn Phillips, has retired after six years in the position. President, Russell Smyth, paid tribute to the work Ms. Phillips has done for the Society. “Robyn did an outstanding job, and we are very pleased that she is staying on the Show committee,” Russell said.
At the Annual General Meeting, Robyn was thanked for her work, and presented with a gift. The search has begun for a new Secretary. Without a Secretary, it is impossible for the show to go ahead.
“It is a big part of the Bingara social calendar, and a good opportunity to exhibit our rural assets,” Russell said. “The show is going from strength to strength, and the people who went before us would, I’m sure, hate to see it fall down. The first Bingara Show was held in the early 1930s.
“We need some fresh faces to join the committee, and we also need new exhibits and events.” Robyn Phillips said the section stewards all do a fine job, and look after their own sections.
At the Annual General Meeting, President, Russell Smyth was reelected for a fourth term. Other office bearers are:- Vice President, Graham Hosegood; Treasurer, Catherine Egan, and Assistant Treasurer, Debra Mack.
The Secretary’s position is yet to be filled. The Show Society committee was buoyed by the success of the Poultry Section, which made a return to the show after an absence of over 20 years. The poultry was housed in the former bar under the grandstand, and proved very popular with competitors and visitors to the show. The section will certainly be included in the show next year. “It shows what new enthusiasm and new members can achieve,” Russell said.
New member, Emma Read, was the Steward for Poultry, and received high praise from the committee.
Tent-pegging demonstrations also made a first time appearance at the show, and this also proved popular.