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The 2020 Directors of the Apple & Grape Festival are:

  • President: Max Hunter – Chairman of Committees, media, overall festival management.

  • Vice-President: Greg Thouard – Assistant to President, Incorporation, Constitution, Maps, Code of Conduct, OHS, Arches, Emergency Services and training.

  • Vice-President: Vacant – Assistant to President continuing role to 2020 President and general management support.

  • Secretary: Leanne Wilson – Office secretarial services, minutes and correspondence, supporting Finance function, supports the President, timeline register, IT and insurances.

  • Treasurer: Len McKewin – Treasurer and Finances

  • Amenities: Vacant – Road & Traffic management, liaise with Council, portable toilets, cleansing services, fencing, lights, bunting and facilities

  • Ball: Vacant – Presenting Gala Ball

  • Festival Events: Dan Cuthbert – Fun Runs, Cycle Events, Sporting Events, Thanksgiving Service, Senior’s Concert, Civic Centre Concert, Grape Crush and Decorated Windows

  • Grants & Sponsorships: TBA – Grant applications management of grant funds and acquittals, sponsorships, fundraising, hosting sponsors.

  • Marketing and Publicity: Robyn Murray – Marketing plan, promotional activities, festival program and advertising, attendance at other festivals, preparation of media releases (print, TV, radio), street banners and international promotion.

  • Multicultural Carnival & Wine Fiesta (2 positions): Vacant – Weeroona Park main Saturday and Sunday plus Saturday night entertainment in carnival area. Assisting with Busking Championships.

  • Grand Parade: Bill Brown – Planning, promotion and presentation of main Saturday grand parade.

  • Industry and Commerce: Vacant – Open Gardens, celebrating local produce, Wine Master Class, culinary events and new projects.

  • Stalls: Vacant – Management and planning of street stalls and amusements for main Saturday and Sunday excluding Weeroona Park.

  • Street Events: Vacant – Morning parades, marching bands, youth zone, street performers, street stages, Piazza events, Apple Day, Navy Band Ceremonial Sunset, opening night and fireworks.

  • Volunteers: Annette Brown – Coordinating volunteers for events and activities plus festival showroom staffing.

  • Website & Social Media: Vacant – Website and social media management and ticketing.

  • Young Ambassadors: Vacant – Coordinating Young Ambassador development program, fundraising and events. Assisted by TBA with YA finances.

  • Youth: Vacant – Development and administering youth programs and entertainment.


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