ABOVE: Lyndsey Douglas gives a resilience finalist certificate to Kyogle Show secretary Lauren Schottelius. Photo: Contributed
Lauren Schottelius joined the Kyogle Show committee as secretary in 2019.
Show president Matthew Painter said Lauren’s positive attitude was infectious, her drive to do better refreshing and her respect for all helpers was never unheard.
“Lauren and her husband work fulltime, have a young family and still find the time to give back to the Show Society,” Mr Painter said.
“The day after the 2022 show, Lauren was applying for the RAS of NSW Foundation Christmas Toy distribution, securing a trade space at our Kyogle local Christmas Street Party where the show society was able to give children wonderful presents and spread joy to the community.
“Lauren spent days decorating the town’s public show window into a Christmas Wonderland, she approached local schools to make paper snowflakes to hang from the ceiling.”
All this enthusiasm and effort was rewarded when Ms Schottelius was a finalist in the resilience awards at the Agricultural Shows NSW annual conference in Dubbo on Saturday, June 17.
The Kyogle Show took a big leap in 2022 when a Country Shows Support Package allowed the show to be bigger and better than ever after a two-year gap because of covid.
“Lauren worked tirelessly using part of the grant funds to build a new website,” Mr Painter said.
Ms Schottelius was in charge of rebranding the show with its new, fresh look.
Planning for this year’s Kyogle Show on October 6–7 is well under way.
The show society meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Luncheon Pavilion on the show grounds.
Get involved and register to volunteer here.