Gunnedah Show Society has welcomed its first female president with Kathleen Wilkinson elected to the position at the annual general meeting late last year.

Kath has taken over the reins of the society, after long-standing president Rob Witts stepped down from his position.

President for seven years, Rob Witts saw the show through the drought, COVID and then the floods last year. 

Show Society members described him as a true community man who put his heart and soul into working tirelessly and selflessly in the background to ‘keep the spirit of the show alive’.

Members said Kath was the ‘obvious choice’ for the president’s role, having held committee positions since 1988. She is experienced in the running of the show serving as vice-president, and stabling and show-jumping convener as well as ring master.

Kath is busy working with the conveners on what is turning out to be another great show from April 28-30. This year the key entertainment attraction will be the Aussie FMX dirt bikes with three performances on Saturday, flying their dirt bikes through the air in high adrenaline stunts, including the famous backflip.

Other popular show favourites are back including the animal nursery, fireworks, six bar and rodeo to name a few.

The new Gunnedah Show Society president said the 2023 Gunnedah Show will be a great one. 

“I would like to thank outgoing president Rob Witts for all he has done for the Gunnedah community to keep the show alive and strong,” she said. 

“We are busy getting schedules, entry forms and programs up on our website.

“There is something for everyone with kids’ colouring-in competitions, school displays, pony hacks, junior cattle judging and art.

“As always, a huge thank you to the Gunnedah businesses for their support in sponsorship – without them the show would not be possible.  

“I would also like to thank our committee members who are working hard behind the scenes to bring the show to life.”

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