Hard working and long serving volunteer Nancy Gross was bestowed with an Honorary Life Membership of the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society at their Annual General Meeting held on July 22.
Mrs Gross was presented with her Honorary Life Membership for “outstanding service and dedication” by newly re-elected Warwick Show and Rodeo Society president Gerard O’Leary.
Mrs Gross has been a stalwart of the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society for more than 40 years.
Mr O’Leary said during that time, Mrs Gross has been “an active and dedicated member of the Ladies Auxilliary, working on the canteen during both the annual show and rodeo spending many long hours behind the counter and raising thousands of dollars for the society”.
“For more than 30 years, Mrs Gross was also responsible for the organisation and decoration of the Annual Warwick Show Ball and Miss Warwick Rodeo presentation nights,” Mr O’Leary said.
“Her creative flair over many decades has transformed the show pavilion into some spectacular themes, with Nancy making most of the decorations herself.
“She has also worked tirelessly for the Prime Cattle Committee and Hoof and Hook competition committee, doing the paperwork and purchasing the highly coveted quality trophies every year.
“Mrs Gross has been a diligent member of the Ladies Auxiliary and has been synonymous with the Warwick Show and Rodeo for many years.
“She is thoroughly deserving of the honour of life membership which is bestowed on her.”
Mrs Gross was also gifted a poem dedicated to her by the talented poet and Southern Downs Regional Councillor, Marco Gliori, during the meeting.
Warwick Show & Rodeo Society AGM results…
Mr O’Leary was re-elected as president, with Shelley Doyle elected as vice-president, Angela Hamilton as treasurer, Peel Tribe as Rodeo Chairman, William Bright as Campdraft Chairman, John Maher as Show Chairman, and Terri Gilbert as Bar Chairperson.
The Management Committee, elected unopposed, were Tania Weier, Tracy Dobie, Rod Kelly, and Steven and David Maher.
A final decision on the holding of the 2020 Warwick Rodeo and Campdraft is expected next week.