Youth is the key

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Ge­orge Smith

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.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

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.

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