The 2020 Bellingen Show may be a way off but it's all go at Show HQ where planning for next year's Show is in full swing. Following her election as President of the Show Society, Gillian Anderson has taken the lead in setting up an organisational structure to ensure the viability of Bellingen's most popular and longest running event
Gillian explained that to commence this process she called for a full appraisal of the personnel needs of all the Show sections from Section Coordinators. Gillian added that after documenting those who were continuing to be involved in the organisation of the show, we set about identifying gaps in our personnel structure.
Gillian then put out a call through local and social media for anyone who might be interested in being part of organising to help fill the gaps and thereby help balance the heavy work load of staging the Show and bringing back the fun.
The response was most pleasing she said, especially when twenty-one people turned up to our first of two planning meetings earlier this month.
The planning meeting was facilitated by Kerry Pearse from KEMJ Pty Ltd who explained the format of the session and took the group through the Show’s operational structure, a summary of which was displayed around the walls on sheets of butcher's paper.
After this discussion, participants were invited to peruse the existing organisational format, discuss matters relating to key areas and to consider "gaps" they might be interested in filling. At the end of the meeting Gillian and Kerry were pleased to note that most gaps had a name inscribed on them and the Show’s operational structure had gained in strength
However there is always more to do and more people required to do it. Before our next planning meeting on 22nd November we will be posting information on media, notice boards and libraries, displaying where the gaps are in our organisational structure. If you are interested in any of these positions, or know anyone who might be, please come to our next planning meeting to be held on Friday 22 November at 4;30 pm in the Luncheon Pavilion at the Showground. You will be most welcome.
For further information, contact Show Society President, Gillian Anderson on 0419 124368 or Mary Ann Perry, Society Secretary, on 0498 483915.