WENDY Woodward has been elected the first female president of the Nowra Show Society in its 138-year history.
It was an achievement granted on her birthday and a present she very gladly opened.
Despite the society being richly steeped in tradition, Mrs Woodward intends some “tweaking” and fresh ideas so it continues to grow and remain a successful and vital part of the local community.
“Change is inevitable; you need to grasp change with great attitude because it should be embraced. Only then are you able to move mountains.”
Mrs Woodward’s passion and pride in the Shoalhaven is reflected each day through her constant emphasis on the positives of farming, nature and local produce.
With this and her vision that children are the future, she strives to spread the message that a lot of effort is needed to nourish and nurture so the community blossoms.
Although it is an amazing achievement, Mrs Woodward does not like to take credit nor does she like to emphasise her role as a “woman” on the committee.
“Women have just as much to offer as men but it is important to have a balance and a combination. With that comes success.”
Shoalhaven City Council’s overwhelming support over the years as well as the hard work invested by the Nowra Show Committee’s team is what continues to maintain and sustain the community and place the Shoalhaven on the map.
Mrs Woodward is actively involved in many projects ranging from Bravehearts, Meals on Wheels and the Scout movement.
Her core belief that you should “treat everyone the way you would like to be treated” will no doubt help the Nowra Show Society successfully navigate its 139th year.