Executive unchanged for Bentley Ag Society

At the Bentley and District Agricultural Society annual general meeting on Nov. 22 there were few changes announced.

At the Bentley and District Agricultural Society annual general meeting on Nov. 22 there were few changes announced.

Reports were given by sub-committees of the ag society including by Bentley Rodeo committee head Jeremy Park, Rev Masters car show and Saturday night fireworks display co-ordinator Rick Park, Bentley Farmer’s Market president Vicky Spycher, and drive in movie co-ordinator Caleb Schmidt.

Park, reporting for the rodeo, said they were up slightly in contestants for 2012 and they couldn’t carry on with the rodeo without the help of the 75 to 80 volunteers.

The car show committee also acknowledged their great volunteers and said even though down a little in entries, it was a good show with a good crowd, which the car enthusiasts love to see.

Krista Turner gave a rundown about the Blindman Valley Ag Centre, now under the control of the ag society, which she became involved with about four months ago, and mentioned few summer weekends are left open for next year.

Joan Dickau reported that in most cases entries in the fair bench exhibits were up slightly. She thanked the conveners and everyone who has contributed to the success of the annual Bentley August fair and rodeo and said to watch for some changes in the book next year.

The executive remains unchanged, with the exception of two retiring long-time members, Fred Peterson and Merlyn Wilson; and the addition of new directors, Vicky Spycher, Kyle Brink and Kyle Rose.

President remains Joan Dickau with first vice-president Jeremy Park, second vice-president James Taylor and past president Janis Bickford. Treasurer Albert Goldade is training director Stephanie Smith to take over that position. Secretary remains Kathleen van Dam. Directors are Georgina Miskey, Greg Beavis, Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Rick Park, Keith Stephenson, Stephanie Smith, JoAnn Butcher, Stacey Rumohr and the three new additions: Vicky Spycher, Kyle Brink and Kyle Rose.

Krista Turner is excited to be connected with the ag society and handles bookings for the ag centre. She says she has heard people think the ag society website should be updated and she may be able to work on that.

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