Mitchell Shire Mayor Bill Chisholm paid tribute to the longevity of Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society at its annual general meeting last month.
The meeting was at the Ken Hall Pavilion, Kings Park Seymour, on February 28.
Cr Chisholm said how fortunate the community was to have a team of dedicated volunteers to organise the annual Seymour Show and pursue other activities during the year
He said the Mitchell Shire had many community groups who contributed to the municipality but the society had been around the longest of all.
Cr Chisholm also spoke of the projects that were underway in the shire and the need for rural interests and small business to be represented at council.
Society president Jason Ronald said he regretted the fact there had been two years without a Seymour Show but was hopeful the 2022 event would be bigger and better than ever as a result.
He reported on the official opening of the new agricultural pavilion at Kings Park, jointly funded by the council and Federal Government.
He also mentioned the continuing success of the scholarship program, the return of Tastes of the Goulburn later this year, the Working Sheep Dog Club competition at the end of March, and the support of the federal and state governments with grants.
Other items of note was the refurbishment of the society’s office, the success of the sale of fruit fly traps and recharges, and the ongoing involvement with Seymour Alternative Farming Expo and Victorian Wine Awards.
Mr Ronald also paid tribute to the hard work of secretary Pam Beerens and treasurer Emma Henne.
The following were re-elected to office: Jason Ronald, president; Anne Davidson and Stephen Koch, vice-presidents and Emma Henne, treasurer.
New members elected were Cherie Matthews, Belinda Scott and Jacob Heard with James Anderson, Glenn Barry, and Gay Lewis continuing as members.