Youth is the key
THE Monto Show Society has put a call out to young people.
At their annual general meeting, some of the topics of discussion were membership fees, attracting younger members and the election of office bearers for 2013.
David Schulz was returned as president and he said 2012 had been an eventful year.
He said everything had fallen into place this year and everyone was looking to a bright new year for the society.
“I think our show society is something to be proud of,” Mr Schulz said.
“It runs well, but we really need to attract younger members and unfortunately it appears difficult to reach them.
Helen Goody, 30, was the youngest member at the meeting and she said she was proud to follow in her father’s footsteps in being a member.
She said the society needed new ideas to encourage young people to become active members.
She said more should be done to accommodate teenagers.
“There is entertainment for chil- dren and adults such, as sideshow alley and rodeo, but not much for teenagers, so if we could better cater for this age group then hopefully we could attract and retain them into their adult years,” Ms Goody said.
Next year the Monto Show Society will offer a campdraft in March, the Monto Show in April and cattle drive on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, just to name a few.
The group meets on the first Thursday of each month.
■ If you would like to join, phone Beryl Avis on 4167 2171.
SHOW TEAM: The Monto Show Society executive for 2013, (from left) junior vice-president Barry Mundt, treasurer Margaret Shultz, president David Schulz, secretary Beryl Avis and senior vice-president Bill Avis.