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Dalby Show secretary wanted

Dalby Show president Frank Chiverton, pictured at the Dalby Showgrounds, wants to welcome a new Show secretary to the fold.

Photo Gen Kennedy / Dalby Herald
Dalby Show president Frank Chiverton, pictured at the Dalby Showgrounds, wants to welcome a new Show secretary to the fold. Photo Gen Kennedy / Dalby Herald

WANTED: someone easy to get on with who knows how to use a computer.

The Dalby Show Society is searching for a new secretary, and the group says that those qualities - along with a healthy dose of community spirit - are all you'll need.

The group is keen to get someone on board as soon as possible, to give plenty of time to learn the ropes.

Show treasurer Rob Parsons said there would be no shortage of support from the rest of the society.

"There's a fair amount of correspondence, emails back and forth with booking the entertainment, food, sideshows and sites," Mr Parsons said.

"It's not a big job now, it's just the monthly meetings. The two or three weeks before the show are fairly heavy.

"We're after a team player, someone who wants to collaborate. When someone from up the street says 'thanks for putting on a great show' - it's the best part."

It's a sentiment that show president Frank Chiverton wholeheartedly agrees with, after 35 years working on shows around the region.

"When people ask me why I keep doing it, it's because on the Friday night, I see all the kids happy, and people say thanks - that's what keeps me coming back," Mr Chiverton said.

"It's not our show, it's not our showgrounds - it belongs to the community. We want them to get involved, whether it's displaying, performing and just coming along.

"We're just the caretakers for the time being."

The Dalby Show takes place in April, with Friday the main day and entertainment on the Friday and Saturday nights.

The secretary will have access to the secretary's office in the lead-up to the show.

Last year, the Friday night featured a monster truck show and a snow machine, while Saturday had the brand new show, The Rooftop Express to draw the crowds.

Mr Chiverton said he was working towards a return to the "glory days" of the show in 2013, with a collaborative community feel.

"Imagine Dalby not having a show. It used to be one of the biggest around, particularly in the farm machinery displays," Mr Chiverton said.

"What used to happen is that everyone would bring something - chooks, eggs, cakes. We want them to get involved.

"If nobody did any community work, what would there be around the place? It's scouts, shows, sport - a lot of people need to work to make those happen. And it's rewarding to work as a team."

The 2013 Dalby Show will take place on April 19 and 20.

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