CONTACT THE Next Generation Executive COMMITTEE:
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President: BRIANNA HOCKEY
Monto Show Society, Burnett subchamber
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Brianna is a Brisbane based lawyer, working at Thynne + Macartney in the Agribusiness team. Recently relocating from Bundaberg, she has strong connections throughout the Wide Bay and North Burnett region of Queensland. This experience, combined with her continued involvement in her family's grazing operation at Monto has provided Brianna with a passion for the agricultural industry. She looks forward to promoting through Next Gen the role each local show plays in providing a platform for agricultural education and promotion of the opportunities available in rural and regional Queensland.
Brianna joined the Next Generation executive committee in 2014 after learning of the committee as a result of her participation in the 2010 Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards. She remains involved with the Monto and District Show Society as the Miss Showgirl and Rural Ambassador coordinator and holds the position of secretary/treasurer for the Burnett Sub Chamber.
She believes the Next Generation committee serves an important role to encourage youth participation in the show movement to ensure the traditions of each local show are able to continue into the future. The connections with people who share a similar vision, a passion for rural shows and the industries they champion, is a motivating factor for Brianna’s involvement with the Next Generation committee. She hopes to encourage more people to become involved with their local show.
SECRETARY: CLARE WEBSTER
Gatton Show Society, West Moreton & Brisbane Valley subchamber
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Clare is a member of the Gatton Show Society, and she has been involved with her local show since she was a child. Clare has competed in many sections of the pavilion, but the cookery section is one she is extremely passionate about. Wanting to expand her knowledge of the show movement, Clare entered the Miss Showgirl competition in 2013 and won. She believes this allowed her the opportunity to take on more roles within the Gatton Show Society.
Clare is passionate about getting youth involved and was part of establishing a youth committee within her local show. By becoming part of Next Generation, Clare hopes to further build upon her knowledge of the show movement and network with other like minded people to continue to increase youth involvement.
TeAna began competing at the Noosa Country Show from a young age by entering things such as artwork and baked goods all the way through to competing with her horses. As she got older her interest in agricultural shows grew and this saw her become Miss Noosa Showgirl in 2014 and then Noosa Show Rural Ambassador in 2015.
By 2016 TeAna had become a member of the Noosa Show Society’s management committee as well as take on the role of Showgirl and Rural Ambassador Coordinator. Also after competing at the Near North Coast’s Rural Ambassador competition in 2016 TeAna was lucky enough to be selected to represent the region as a state finalist.
This experience saw her become even more involved in 2017 by becoming the Junior Vice President of the Noosa Show Society as well as continuing her role as Showgirl and Rural Ambassador Coordinator. She also became a delegate for her show society and took on the role of Showgirl and Rural Ambassador Coordinator for the Near North Coast. One achievement she is very proud of is she helped establish a youth committee within the Noosa Show Society in 2017 and was elected as President. This saw her help organise fundraisers and events such as car boot sales, sausage sizzles, hack days and the Young Farmers Challenge at the show.
With a recent move to Gympie, TeAna has become a financial member of the Gympie District Show Society where she is eager to learn and become more involved with their local show.
Mt Larcom & District Show Society, Central Queensland subchamber
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Helena has attended her local show since a young age and has always enjoyed the many activities on offer. In 2015 entered the Miss Showgirl competition at a local level. After winning the Central Queensland subchamber finals, she went on to compete with like-minded ladies at the Ekka, something which she thoroughly enjoyed.
Helena believed it would be the perfect opportunity to learn about agriculture and the show movement. Since then, she has fallen deeply in love with agricultural shows and encourages youth to participate in their local show.
Helena says she learns something new at every show she attend and she enjoys meeting new, friendly faces. Since attending the Ekka she wanted to become more involved and learn the ‘behind the scenes’ of running a massive event so she put her hand up for a Next Generation committee position.
Helena is looking forward to actively participating in the show movement. She said volunteering is a huge passion and she is excited to judge several upcoming Showgirl competitions.
Helena recently nominated for a councilor position at the local government elections and is a career she wishes to pursue in the future.