Push to beef-up Beef Week Committee
A FRESH new team to lead a revitalised new Beef Week, that's what the Beef Week Committee hopes to achieve by bringing forward its annual meeting by three months. The AGM, which is normally held in October, will now be held on July 16.
Beef Week president Terry Serone said the decision to bring forward the AGM was made to ensure the new leadership team had ample time to organise Beef Week 2008. "Quite a few members of the current Beef Week board intend to step down at the AGM," he said.
"Having initiated the strategic plan which we are confident will ensure Beef Week's long-term future, we now believe it is time for some fresh new faces to step up and take the reins.
"To give the new team the time needed to co-ordinate and oversee a revitalised Beef Week, we felt the only sensible thing to do was to bring forward the AGM.
"Once a new team is elected they can use the strategic plan, which is expected to be completed soon, to begin the process of putting together Beef Week 2008.
"And given the overwhelming support of the community for Beef Week, and the passion to ensure its long-term success, we would like to believe there will be no shortage of people ready to put up their hand and take on the challenge.
"The current board has made the hard decisions we've put in place a legacy (the strategic plan) which we hope will guarantee Beef Week's long-term future, and we feel it's now time for some new blood to take over."
The AGM will elect a president, three vice-presidents, four board members and a publicity officer, with nominations to be submitted by July 6. For further information contact the Beef Week Office on Mondays, between 10am and midday, on 6662 8181.