PRESIDENT - MRS ESTELLE DRYNAN

WEST MORETON & BRISBANE VALLEY DELEGATE

ESK Q 4312
Ph : 07 5424 1220 Fax : 07 5424 2084 Mob : 0412 532 370

Estelle was born in Esk, attended Murrumba and Esk State schools riding a pony to school, before attending Moreton Bay College as a boarder for four years. During her growing up on the family dairy farm, she had ponies and competed at our local shows. On leaving school she worked as a Pharmaceutical assistant in Esk. Estelle was very involved in the then Junior Farmers movement now known as Rural Youth, also in Country Women's Younger Set. After her marriage to John in 1968, she has resided at Esk Crows Nest Road, and helped in all aspects of the running of a grazing property. John and Estelle had two children a Girl and a Boy, who have since married and we have now been blessed with four wonderful grandchildren.

At present she is involved with the Esk Show Society, Esk Branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association, Esk Campdraft Association, Care and Concern, a member of the Grand Wivenhoe Fishing Club. When her children were young she helped to reform the Brisbane Valley Pony Club, which is still going strong today. She has held all executive positions with the majority of the above mentioned clubs and is extremely committed to helping our local community.
Estelle enjoys being involved with our Queensland show movement, and seeing many of our state winners of our competitions, going on to become excellent judges in their own right, being involved in their local shows, and the Queensland Chamber Next Generation committee, because they are the future of Queensland Shows.


SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT - MR DAVID LEMBERG

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

SARINA Q 4737
Ph : 07 4956 6236 Fax : Mob : 0418 737 096

David was born and educated in Mackay for a number of years before attending boarding school in Charters Towers. After completing school David worked in the family Hotel for a while before going to work for The Mackay Printing and Publishing Company for a number of years. During this time he met and married his wife Jill and moved to Sarina. Shortly after this he began working for CSR Sugar and became involved with the Sarina Show in 1984 as a volunteer. He was elected to the Management Committee in 1990 and elected President in 2001. David became a Director at the retirement of John Roberts in 2008 and has since held the position of Treasurer and currently is Junior Vice President. David is also the President of the Sarina Show Society.


TREASURER - MONICA SKERMAN

NEAR NORTH COAST DELEGATE
LIVESTOCK SUB-COMMITTEE CHAIR

MALENY Q 4552
Ph : Fax : Mob : 0418 762 868

Monica was born in Esk and raised on a property at Crows dale. She went to Somerset Dam Primary School and came to Brisbane and boarded at St Rita’s, Clayfield for 3 years. After finishing school Monica worked at Ray White for 7years being the junior to their accountant. 1975 Monica married Fraser and moved to Maleny. Monica worked on the family dairy farm. In 1984 Fraser and Monica went into Partnership with his father until they sold in 1997. Monica has four children two boys and two girls.

Monica started working in the Maleny newsagency as the bookkeeper in 1987 and is still working there. Monica has been involved in the Maleny Show Society since 1978 and was the Chief Dairy Steward for 8 years and on the executive committee for 23years. Monica is the Treasurer of the QCAS Board of Directors and is heavily involved in the young Judges and Paraders competition particularly the Dairy Paraders and Judges. Monica is Chair of Quilts Across Queensland


JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT - MRS LORRAINE CROTHERS

SOUTH WEST QUEENSLAND DELEGATE
MISS SHOWGIRL COMMITTEE CHAIR

DIRRANBANDI Q 4486
Ph : 07 4625 0856 Fax : 07 4625 0857 Mob : 0417 147 410

Lorraine grew up on her family’s Hereford stud cattle property at Tara on the Western Darling Downs. She completed her secondary education as a boarder at St. Hilda’s School on the Gold Coast. After attending a Business College in Sydney, Lorraine worked as a receptionist for a Gynaecologist in Queen Street, Brisbane. It was here that she became involved in the Queensland RSL Girl in a Million Quest. Lorraine went on to win the Queensland title in 1977. Following her reign Lorraine was appointed as the State Coordinator and spent 10 years in this role until she met Douglas at the Brisbane Ekka. They were married in December 1988 and Lorraine moved to Dirranbandi to join her husband on their cotton, cattle and broad acre farming property.
Lorraine has always been involved in the Show Movement from early days of her family showing cattle at Royal and Regional Shows to becoming involved in the Dirranbandi Show and the South West Sub Chamber. She has served in numerous positions including Secretary and President and also President of the South West Sub Chamber and has been their Delegate for several years. Lorraine is the Chairperson of the Queensland Country Life Showgirl Awards.


MISS LUCY CONNOLLY - BURNETT DELEGATE

BURNETT DELEGATE
NATURE FIBRES COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

EIDSVOLD Q 4627
Ph : Fax : Mob : 0429 380 998

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MR HAYDEN TODD - DARLING DOWNS DELEGATE

DARLING DOWNS DELEGATE

DALBY QLD 4405
Ph : Fax : Mob : 0400 786 909

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MR PETER CURTIS - CENTRAL QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND DELEGATE


Ph : Fax : Mob : 0427 722 529

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MR RICHARD O’NEILL (OAM) - SOUTH BURNETT DELEGATE

SOUTH BURNETT DELEGATE
DARK RICH FRUIT CAKE COMMITTEE CHAIR

MURGON Q 4605
Ph : Fax : Mob : 0427 133 408

Richard was born at Murgon and grew up on the family dairy farm at Moffatdale. He attended Moffatdale Primary School and finished there being one of the youngest in Queensland to pass Scholarship. the Murgon high School then opened and he was one of the first day students. Upon completing Sub-Junior he became involved in the rural industry, the Junior Farmers and the show movement. During this period he was successful in Young Judges Competitions. In 1949 he was selected as on of the Junior Farmers to represent Queensland at the Sydney Royal Show. Married in 1954 to Edna, also a keen show person, he later held executive positions on the School committee and High School Bus Committee. His involvement in the local show involved competing in various sections and eventually holding position of President for 18 years, This led to his involvement in the South Burnett Sub-Chamber and serving his term as QCAS President.

In 1983 he became a Director of QCAS and later secretary of the Showgirl Committee. Richard has been Treasurer, Junior, Senior Vice-President and President of the Chamber. During this term he co-founded with pride the establishment of the Rural Ambassador Award. He is currently chairmen of the Show Dates, Dark Rich Fruit Cake, Ute Muster and EKKA Stand Committees. Other community interest consist of being a member of the local Ambulance Committee for 41 years and currently President. He instigated the establishment of the Rural Road Numbering system in Queensland for Emergency services. The authorities awarded him an Order of Australia Medal in 1999 for his services to the community. Currently being Treasurer of the Murgon Show Society he is also President of the Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum. Richie is still a volunteer at the Visitor Information Center.


MRS JENNY MCKAY – NEAR NORTH COAST DELEGATE


Ph : Fax : Mob : 0409 450 726

Born in Nambour to a 4th generation farming family from Kiamba, Jenny married into a pineapple farming family and has lived on the Sunshine Coast for most of her life. Her love of the land lies at the heart of her work to champion for rural communities. Jenny is active at all levels of government in her mission to reach a fairer outcome for people on the land now and in the generations to come.

Jenny has been heavily involved in the Show movement most of her life and she has occupied roles in Show Society executive and management committees since the 1990's. She is currently the President of the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Society and in 2016 was appointed as one of two delegates for the Near North Coast Sub-Chamber on QCAS’ Board.


MRS KATHLEEN PLATH - NORTH QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

NORTH QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

WESTCOURT QLD 4870
Ph : Fax : Mob : 0418 187 057

Born and educated in Cairns, Kathy grew up on a sugar cane property north of Cairns. After leaving school she worked for a dry cleaning/real estate business in Cairns and was member of Junior Farmers /Rural Youth. This is where Kathy’s interest in the agricultural show movement began. The Junior Farmers held regular junior judging competitions and Kathy was involved in these going on to be an exhibitor at the Cairns Show and exhibited successfully at all the surrounding shows.

Residing in the City of Cairns, Kathy is married Les in 1967. They have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren and remain involved in the P &C at the girls and grandchildren schools, sporting and dancing committees. Kathy is a long-time member of the Lioness Club of Cairns, Past Local Government Councillor, Justice of Peace, and works for many local community events.
Kathy has been a member of Cairns Show Association committee since 1982, Chief Steward of the Arts and Craft, Photography, Visual Arts, elected to the Management Committee in 1992 and Vice President 1996, attained Life Membership in 1995. Elected as the QCAS delegate for North Queensland 2010.


MS JESSAMINE CRAWFORD - CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DELEGATE

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DELEGATE
NEXT GENERATION COMMITTEE MEMBER

EMERALD QLD 4720
Ph : Fax : Mob : 0427 521 202

Jess Crawford has been involved in the agricultural industry for 20 years, now married with two beautiful young children and living in Emerald Central Queensland, she has a big focus on educating the Next Generation and our communities about where their food and fibre comes from.  Growing up in the small towns of Yelarbon and Inglewood, Jess knows firsthand the struggles that our primary producers face every day.  Jess has been part of the Queensland show movement since competing in the horse rings of her local shows since she was 10 years old.  

Jess believes that our agricultural shows promote our most valuable industry as well as educating children and our communities about where their food and fibre comes from and who grows it.  In the past 9 years she has been heavily involved in the Emerald Show Society and the Queensland show movement, striving to keep our agricultural shows viable, entertaining, educational and sustainable for many years to come.  Jess believes that our shows are a tradition we cannot afford to lose. Graduating from a horse steward position to serve 5 years as the Secretary, Jess is now serving her second year as the President on the Emerald Show Society, Jess has also been a past MARSH Queensland Rural Ambassador and spent 2 years as a QLD Next Gen Executive member.

“The Emerald Show has grown and grown with the booms of our community, now Emerald has seen a down turn in its population as a result of the coal mining industry and major draught. It is again time to readjust the Show to align with our community and surrounding area”  Jess said.  

Jess believes, our events must continue to change with our communities and society as a whole, if we want our shows to be around for many more generations to enjoys.  Tradition is very important and the hard part is to not lose our amazing traditions but stay relevant with modern society.


MS LEISA BALMER - SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

BEAUDESERT QLD 4285
Ph : Fax : Mob : 0418 795 176

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MS TAHNA JACKSON - CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND DELEGATE

CENTRAL NORTH WEST DELEGATE

MAREEBA, QLD 4880
Ph : Fax : Mob : 0408 786 057

Tahna grew up on a dairy and stud Charolais beef operation on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.
As a kid she liked the beef side of the operation more so than the dairy. Back in the mid ‘80s the South Australian Beef Cattle Producers started the first combined all-breeds Heifer Expo as they recognised the benefits this would have on the industry. Having young participants involved in the education program encouraged young people to be involved with leadership skills that would enhance and grow the beef industry. At the very first one she was the second youngest kid to participate. Tahna was honored some years back when I was invited back to help judge the Handler competition at the 20th anniversary.
Tahna & her Husband have lived in Queensland for 14 years having spent some of that time managing large Cattle stations in the North West. In 2007 she started working for AgForce Queensland (A board acre Lobby group), As the AgForce North Regional manager. She is passionate about her job as no two days are the same, which keeps it interesting. When Tahna & her Husband moved to Longreach in 2007. Tahna became involved with the Longreach Show committee. Running the Stud Cattle section along with the Junior Paraders & Junior Judging (beef) sections.
Tahna has been a part of Agricultural shows since a small child, showing cattle, some poultry and craft works throughout country South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. Also many of the Royal’s including Adelaide, Darwin and Melbourne. She is passionate about our region and wants to make sure our Agricultural Shows continue and grow in strength well into the future.
You can connect with Tahna on twitter @LongreachQTahn