CONTACT THE Next Generation Executive COMMITTEE:
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PRESIDENT: KERRI ROBERTSON
Goondiwindi Show Society, Darling Downs subchamber
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Kerri runs a mixed cropping and livestock enterprise 65km’s north east of Goondiwindi with her husband Tom, two small children William and Olivia, and Tom’s parents and grandfather. Traditions are of the greatest importance to Kerri, with four generations living and working on their family property. She enjoys the everyday workings of the property and ensures that William and Olivia are giving every opportunity to learn the ropes for future years. Along with the farming and grazing, Kerri enjoys running her own at home blinds and window furnishings business.
Kerri has been heavily involved with the Queensland Agricultural Show movement for the last 10 years, just completing her sixth year as the Goondiwindi Pastoral & Agricultural Societies show secretary. Alongside this role she has also been the Goondiwindi Show Society delegate to the Darling Downs subchamber for these past six years and now in 2016 is vice president of the Darling Downs subchamber and steward of the Darling Downs Rural Ambassador program.
Kerri was awarded the Marsh Insurance Rural Ambassador State runner-up in 2013 and for the past five years has been heavily involved with the Queensland Shows Next Generation Executive committee and held roles of secretary, treasurer and now the role as president in 2016.
VICE PRESIDENT: JESSICA KERR
Charleville Show Society, South West subchamber
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Jessica was born, raised and educated in Charleville before completing a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Animal Science and Animal and Plant Biosecurity at the University of Queensland –Gatton Campus. She is now working in Brisbane in the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection as an Intelligence Support Officer.
Jessica has always been involved in the Charleville Show, entering school work and then being part of the school cattle team. She even tried her hand at wearable art newspaper creation. Jessica leaves the cookery to her grandmother and brother who have had great success in those sections, but is happy to taste test for them. She has a passion to keep the exhibit and competition side of the country shows alive, as community involvement plays a vital part in any show’s future. To this end Jessica entered the Rural Ambassador competition in 2013 and represented the subchamber at the Ekka, taking home the People’s Choice award. The next year she entered the Miss Showgirl awards and come runner up at the regional level.
Jessica still attends her home show and even after living in the South East for a few years still rates it as a yearly highlight. Jessica said it is commonly known that once you cross the Warrego River you can truly never leave.
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.
TREASURER: BRIANNA HOCKEY
Monto Show Society, Burnett subchamber
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Brianna is a solicitor based in Bundaberg with connections throughout the North Burnett region, regularly working out of her firm's Mundubbera office. Brianna spends much of her spare time in Monto on her family property assisting with the day-to-day running of their beef cattle operation. She has a particular interest in rural Queensland and a solid understanding of the issues rural communities and individuals may face, providing assistance through her volunteer role with the Taylor Street Community Legal Service and as honorary solicitor for the Mundubbera Show Society.
Brianna has been involved with the Monto and District Show Society for as long as she can remember and has been a member for the past six years. Her involvement with shows commenced with attendance at a young age and during her primary school years evolved with entries in many and varied pavilion sections. She became aware of the importance and economic benefit shows have to their particular communities through her experience competing with the Rockhampton Grammar School show cattle team at various shows across Central Queensland. Brianna represented Monto and the Burnett Subchamber in the 2010 Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards. She has remained involved with the awards as an avid supporter of the competition and the unique experiences it offers at every level. Brianna’s involvement with Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation began as a result of her Showgirl experience, becoming a member of the Next Gen Executive in 2014.
Recently Brianna has taken on the position of secretary/treasurer for the Burnett Subchamber, Showgirl and Rural Ambassador co-ordinator for the Monto and District Show Society and treasurer of Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation.
EXECUTIVE: BRITTANY CAMPAGNOLO
Kilcoy Show Society, Near North Coast Sub Chamber
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Brittany has been involved with the show movement all her life. She is an active member of her local show society, Junior Vice President of the Near North Coast Sub Chamber and is honoured to now be a member of the QCAS Next Generation Executive.
Executive: TeAna Riddell
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.
EXECUTIVE: HELENA SANT
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.