ESK PASTORAL, AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

FIRST ESK SHOW PRESENTED TUESDAY 10TH MAY, 1904

OFFICE BEARERS
PATRON: John Drynan
PRESIDENT: Ben Drynan
SECRETARY: Sally Jess
TREASURER:  Jocelyn Frost
VICE PRESIDENT: Jaclyn Brough & Matthew Heck
HON. VETERINARIAN: Dr. Iain Trueman
 
LIFE MEMBERS
Craig Brough, Donna Brough, Greg Brough, Glen Cameron,
Val Christensen, Mavis Conroy, Len Dennehy, Janice Dennehy, Estelle Drynan, John Drynan,
Tom Dunning, Grant Ernest, Rhonda Ernest, Debbie French, Phil French, Ken Graves,
Patti Jaenke, Michael Jess, Beryl Limberg, Ray Limberg, Kev Massey, Tom Uylatt, Jan Wells
 
HONORARY MEMBERS
Vern Doyle, Keith McRoberts, Vince O'Brien
 
FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK
It is with much enthusiasm that I write this report in my first year as President of the Esk Pastoral Agricultural and Industrial Association Inc.  In 2019 our organisation will celebrate 115 years of hosting agricultural shows for our community. This is certainly a wonderful milestone and this year we celebrate our heritage and embrace new attractions to entertain our patrons.

The Esk Show Society has been very active in the previous few months by running additional fundraising activities to assist in supplementing our annual show. Some of these events have included a Cent Auction, Swap Meet, Ranch Sorting, A day at the Esk Races, High Tea, Camp and Jam Musical Festival. It is our plan to make these annual events on the calendar.  I believe the show is a great platform to bring all sectors of the community together, promoting greater connectivity and cohesiveness.  The show relies on the support of the Local Government, Local Businesses, Other Community Organisations, Media, Sponsors, Individuals, and Volunteers.  We thank you all very much for your continued support and look forward to working with you again next year.  The Somerset is a rich, diverse region of which we are extremely proud and our aim is to showcase our local community. One new initiative this year is the concept of “Taste of the Somerset” which will provide local farmers and food producers the opportunity to promote their products directly to consumers through taste testing and food sampling.

At the time of writing this report weather conditions have been extremely hot and dry which will inevitably impact some of the sections at our show, however our exhibitors are extremely resilient people and although quantities may be down I am confident that the quality of these entries will be extremely high.  We are also very excited to welcome into the ranks new Chief Stewards this year and look forward to working alongside these people and embracing their fresh ideas. I thank all our long serving stewards for your years of service, experience and advice. It is a team effort to conduct the show and I thank you all very much, we cannot do it without you!

I hope you enjoy your weekend at the show, and if you have feedback please feel free to drop us a line, we would love to hear from you.  Yours Sincerely,  Ben Drynan