13 May 2019

Elaine Leader

The Bellingen Show to be Official Opened by Elaine Leader

It's normal on such an important occasion as the Official Opening Ceremony of the Bellingen Show to have someone special to do the honours. This year the Bellingen Show Society have chosen exactly the right person. The 2019 Show will be opened by well know Bellingen resident and Show volunteer, Elaine Leader.

At the Official Opening Elaine will also be presented with The Royal Australian Society's of NSW's Agricultural Shows Award. This meritorious award recognises and celebrates the contribution regional Agricultural Shows have made not only to Australian agricultural but also to their local communities. It also acknowledges and honours the outstanding work an individual has done for and with a local Show Society over a long period of time, to ensure the viability and relevance of their local Agricultural Show. Elaines award will be presented by Royal Australian Societies senior delegate, Mr Charles Hook, during the Official Opening.

Bellingen Agricultural Society President, Ted Greenwood said, "This is a very proud moment for Bellingen, and Elaine Leader is an exceptionally well qualified person for this award. She began her involvement in Shows as a young competitor in equestrian events and followed this up by becoming a senior instructor in the Bellingen Pony Club. At this time, she became a member of the Bellingen Show Society and organiser of the equestrian events at the Show. She held the position of Ring Master for twenty years, was treasurer for some time, and is currently Vice President of the Bellingen Show Society. For a number of years, she has been the very popular announcer for the equestrian events at both Bellingen and Dorrigo Shows. Elaine was always there to help, whatever the task to ensure the success of the Show. Mr Greenwood added that Elaine Leader opening the 2019 Show is a token of our great appreciation of her contribution to our show and also the recognition by the Royal Agricultural Societies of NSW of the importance of volunteers to the Show."

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Bellingen 2454 

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P O Box 149, Bellingen NSW 2454

Email: secretary@bellingenshow.com.au                
Phone: 0498 483 915                    


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