On the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Equestrian Qld Annual Awards evening at the Victoria Park Golf Club in Brisbane. The venue was beautiful and it was wonderful to see so many supporters of our sport in attendance. Everyone looked so glamorous and, as always, it was a top night!
This year, Lockyer Equestrian Group was absolutely honoured to take home the title of Prydes Easifeed Equestrian Queensland Club of the Year. Much excitement!!!!!!!!
We are so blessed to have an absolutely amazing committee at LEGs. I firmly believe that the morale and attitude of a committee filters through to all levels of the membership, and we are so proud that our club is renowned for being fun, inclusive, supportive and professional.
Before joining the committee about 8 years ago, I am not proud to say i was quite critical of the way the club was run, and like a lot of people, thought i could do better. Fortunately, i decided to pull my head in, lead by example, and threw my hat in the ring for a committee position. I haven’t looked back!
I have served in various roles over the years, and recently accepted the role of president for the 5th consecutive year. I have gained so many life skills serving on the committee, met many new people, made some amazing friends, and had a lot of fun along the way.
We are all bound by a common thread, in that we love our horses, we love the sport, and we especially love our club.
Volunteering can be very hard work, but the rewards are immeasurable. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in a committee position. Anyone can put their hand up, and no matter how small the contribution, you can rest assured, it will be greatly appreciated.
Clubs and events cannot operate without volunteers, so please give it some consideration. You might just find it enriches your life in ways you never imagined. 🙂