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The Society – April Newsletter

It’s been a busy start to 2013 with planning well underway for this year’s activities. Each year’s Royal Adelaide Show seems to be better than the last and, just when I think we couldn’t possibly top it, along come the exciting plans for the next one.

Put the dates in your diary now – September 6 to 14. The Royal Adelaide Wine Show is also in the planning stages, with entries due by July 12. Last year’s competition sections saw a record number of entries, and I’m confident that 2013 will continue to grow.

The RA&HS’s 175th anniversary is under 12 months away, and we have many exciting initiatives planned for this special year. Work is progressing on the official history of the Society – be sure to reserve your copy now by filling out the order form included with this edition of The Society.

Those who order a leather-bound copy of the book will also receive our 175th commemorative wine – a specially chosen 2010 Shiraz. I’m also delighted to report that South Australia will host the national Lamb-Ex event in 2014, providing us with a great opportunity to showcase our sheep industry to the rest of the country and, indeed, the world.

Finally, we’ve introduced a new lay-out into this edition of The Society, grouping stories into four sections – RA&HS news, Royal Adelaide Show, Royal Adelaide Wine Show and Adelaide Showground venue news. Look out for the stories on young agriculture student Emily Buddle and pigeon committee identity Tom Bowden, who will celebrate his 50th year of involvement with the Royal Show in 2013.

They’re testimony to the amazing and diverse group of people that support the Society and the Show year after year.

Richard Fewster
President, RA&HS of SA Inc

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