Future community leaders
THE Booyal Memorial Hall Committee is about to trial a junior sub-committee to assist with future events and fundraising.
This is a great opportunity for junior members of the local community to learn and apply new life skills under the supervision of the elected committee.
Peter Peterson, of Bundaberg Business Enterprises, travelled to Booyal on Monday to present an information session to educate the passionate students about the duties of a committee.
Mr Peterson spoke of the roles and responsibilities of the president, secretary and treasurer.
“It’s great to see the youth of Booyal passionate about their community and wanting to get involved,” he said.
“The junior members of the community are the nation’s future and I encourage others to be more involved.”
Mr Peterson urged the students to play an active role in the community and during the evening the students nominated themselves for executive roles and voted to elect their leaders.
Victor Vella was voted in as chair, Jess Paten as vice-chair, Kirrili Schimpf as secretary and Ashleigh Bendell as treasurer.
The Booyal Memorial is an asset to the community and it is up to the community to maintain its running and upkeep.
The students have the imagination, drive and passion to make future events successful, and they have been encouraged by the committee to organise events for the Family Fun Day in September.
Committee secretary Heather McMahon said the junior committee would do their best for Booyal.
“They all should be very proud and they are setting a great example to the entire community and hopefully encouraging others,” she said.
FUTURE LEADERS: Booyal Junior Committee supporting the community joined by Peter Peterson and Booyal Memorial Hall Committee secretary Heather McMahon.