By Barb McKay
There could be no fall fair this year if the Kincardine Agricultural Society is unable to recruit new members to its executive.
Outgoing secretary Betty Jean White said the Ag Society is in need of a few dedicated volunteers, but there are a couple of priorities.
“What we really need is at least one vice president, though two would be nice,” she said. “We need a secretary or some one who could assist the secretary.”
White said the Society needs volunteers to come forward in time for its annual general meeting, to be held Jan. 19 at the Armow Hall. Without the necessary executive members, she said, the Kincardine Agriculture Society simply couldn’t continue to operate.
“We’re in real danger of not putting on a fall fair and that is our mandate, so the Agricultural Society is in danger,” White said.
The Kincardine Agricultural Society has been operating since 1852 and has organized 161 fall fairs. While its most significant undertaking is the annual fall fair, the Kincardine Agricultural Society is involved in many other initiatives to promote local agriculture. For the past several years it has sponsored the Kincardine Farmers’ Market, held Saturdays during the summer at
White said the executive positions are volunteer, however there is a small honourarium for the secretary role. She said anyone who wishes to be involved on the committee must be able to commit the necessary time.
“It’s not constant through the year, which is true of many volunteer organizations,” she said, but said that volunteers must be able to commit several hours over the course of the year.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Kincardine Agricultural Society executive can contact White at 519-396-3393 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.