Call for community involvement in Cowra Show

Sharon Spolding, Faye Amos, Gayle Newton, Ros Thompson and Nicole Spolding have taking part in the Cowra Show for decades as stewards and in sections.
Sharon Spolding, Faye Amos, Gayle Newton, Ros Thompson and Nicole Spolding have taking part in the Cowra Show for decades as stewards and in sections.

The Cowra Show Society team are well under way in planning the 2020 Cowra Spring Show.

A call has already gone out for those interested in entering the Showgirl competition.

Emma Boland, the steward for the Showgirls and a previous winner has stated, "Being part of the Showgirl competition is a great character builder. It assists those participating in building their communication, team work and community skills".

In a recent article in the Cowra Guardian, Isobel Humphries stated, "Last year I was fortunate enough to experience the Showgirl moment through the Dubbo Show Society".

"It's there that I saw amazing individuals with passion and experience to achieve great things for our local community.

"Volunteering for the Show Society I aim to continue the movement of Showgirl and ensure that young people continue to have a say in what happens to our community," she said.

We must not forget those in the community that will also be vying for the Rural Achievers Awards.

This year, Cowra's Mitch Dwyer was named a 2020 Rural Achiever finalist by the Royal Agricultural Society.

The winner will be announced at the Royal Easter Show in April.

Why not become a steward with the Cowra Show Society?

Being a volunteer steward will connect you with others that have similar interests.

It could be cookery, sheep, cattle, wine or even goats.

Being a volunteer is good for your mind and body, it can help advance your career, and can bring fun and fulfillment in your life.

A steward assists the judges and facilitates the role of presenting the exhibits for judging.

The Cowra Show Society will be holding a training day for stewards on Sunday, March 15, from 10am to 3pm.

Lunch will be included and the day is free to all new comers.

The Cowra Show Society has also been liaising with NSW TAFE so that this training, together with working as a steward at one of our shows, will assist stewards in gaining a Statement of Attainment in CHCVOL001 - Be an Effective Volunteer.

This would be a great for your resume or a way that Year 9 to 12 students can gain further community experience.

If you would like to become a Member of the Show Society, email us at cowrashow@bigpond.com and we will send a form out to you.

This gives you cheaper tickets to the show, invites to the Show's Cocktail Party as well as an invite to the Wine Show tastings.

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