"TO PROVIDE EDUCATION, TO SHARE BEST PRACTISES, INCREASE MOTIVATION AND ENABLE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH INVOLVED WITHIN THE QUEENSLAND SHOW MOVEMENT, AS WELL AS PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE BROADER QUEENSLAND SHOW ORGANISATION."
QCAS Next Generation is a sub-committee of the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Show Societies. Since its inception in 2008, the committee consisting of passionate like-minded young people has continued to grow from strength to strength.
The committee consists of 16 Executives Members who represent 10 of our 11 Sub Chambers. Our President, Mrs Kerri Robertson is from Goondiwindi and represents the Darling Downs Sub Chamber. Kerri has been involved with the Next Generation and Queensland Shows Movements for many years now and is grateful to have the support of her motivated team of executives.
The committee has achieved a number of goals in recent years. These achievements include the running of regional workshops, the Zimbabwean Exchange in 2014 as well as the running of a biennial conference in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Most recently Next Generation hosted the Queensland Ag Shows Conference in January 2016 and has expanded Next Generation to the North Queensland Sub Chamber where a networking opportunity was provided by the Malanda Show Society at the Malanda Cattle Camp.
QCAS Next Generation believes strongly in the development of networks and resources for young people to feel connected. To ensure our continued achievements and networking resources are sustained, the QCAS Next Generation aim to continue the expansion of our membership base through the development of the regional workshops, social events and the biennial Queensland Shows Conference.
We see these opportunities as a framework for education and personal development while promoting the Queensland Show movement. If your show society is interested in hosting a QCAS Next Generation workshop, meeting or social event please contact us on the details below.
Previously Next Generation had an annual membership process and fee; however as Next Generation has developed so have our processes. Now any member of a local show between the ages of 15 and 40 years of age are automatically a QCAS Next Generation Member. Your show society will be asked questions on your annual return and the show society will be required to send us this information. If you still do not receive any information about the events we are running or our bulletins please contact us directly to add you to our database.
To be added to our mailing list email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone Kerri Robertson on 0407 651 022 for more information on how to work with QCAS Next Generation