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PRESIDENT: BRIANNA HOCKEY
Monto Show Society, Burnett Sub Chamber
Brianna is a Brisbane based Agribusiness lawyer with Thynne + Macartney. Recently relocating from Bundaberg, she has strong connections throughout the Wide Bay and North Burnett regions. Read More
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 aims to promoting the significant role of agricultural shows in providing economic stimulus to the state, bringing communities together, educating the public about agriculture and promoting the vibrant communities who host these unique events across rural and regional Queensland.
Brianna joined the Next Generation executive committee in 2014 participating in the state final of 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 and volunteer with their local show.
Contact Bri at: [email protected]
VICE PRESIDENT: KAIT SHULTZ
Mudggeraba and Pittsworth Show Societies - South East Queensland and Darling Downs Sub Chambers
Kait is currently a teacher aide based in Pittsworth and is studying through the University of Southern Queensland a Bachelor of Primary Special Education.
Kait has connections throughout the Darling Downs and also South East Queensland, as she grew up on the Gold Coast. Read More
She spends much of her spare time breeding and showing poultry with her partner Jack and believes in the absolute importance of community values, and loves to be involved her local Ag shows. Kait has been an active member of the Mudgeeraba Show for her entire life, and is the coordinator of the Poultry Section. Kait is also striving to be an productive volunteer at her new local Ag Show in Pittsworth, and has developed a new section at the Pittsworth Show designed to educated primary school students on the importance of agriculture.
As a previous winner of the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards, Kait has a strong passion for promoting and continuing the competition at all levels of shows.
Kait’s involvement with Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation began after her participation with both the Showgirl Competition and her part in the development of the Mudgeeraba and Goondiwindi Youth Exchange. These experiences sparked her desire to become more involved outside of the South East Sub Chamber and she now holds the position of Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation Vice-President and cannot wait to see what the future of Queensland Ag Shows holds.
Contact Kait at: [email protected]
SECRETARY: CLARE WEBSTER
Gatton Show Society, West Moreton & Brisbane Valley subchamber
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. Read More
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.
Contact Clare at [email protected]
TREASURER: CHENAYA VETTER
Charleville Show Society - South West Queensland Sub Chamber
Dayboro Show Society - Near North Coast Sub Chamber
Adam is a project support officer for mass transport logistics in the Brisbane area. Through his grandparents and parent’s involvement in the Dayboro Show and Rodeo, Adam started his show journey during childhood. Read More
When he was old enough to properly volunteer, he started helping in the show canteen and continued in a variety of roles at the show into his adult life including being the shows co-ground announcer for the past 10 years alongside his father Dale.
He re-introduced and organised the Kids Passport activity to the show in 2017, and last year designed and organised the shows first Ag Education pavilion in many years. In his spare time, he enjoys visiting his property in rural southern New Zealand and spending time with his niece and 3 nephews.
Adam is the Junior Vice President and local Next Gen rep for the Dayboro Show and is proud to now represent his show and sub chamber on a state level. He looks forward to encouraging more youth participation in agricultural shows to ensure their long and continued growth, and to encourage shared learning of skills and ideas between young people in the show movement.
Gatton Show Society - West Moreton and Brisbane Valley Sub Chamber
Rosewood Show Society - West Moreton and Brisbane Valley Sub Chamber
Pittsworth Show Society - Darling Downs Sub Chamber
Beaudesert Show Society - South East Queensland Sub Chamber
Nanango Show Society - South Burnett Sub Chamber