EP Field Days planning full steam ahead

NEW ROLE: Julie Marsh has taken on the role of Field Days secretary and is looking to the community for ideas.

NEW ROLE: Julie Marsh has taken on the role of Field Days secretary and is looking to the community for ideas.

Preparations for this year’s Eyre Peninsula Field Days are full steam ahead, with less than six months before the big event.

The Eyre Peninsula Field Days has welcomed a new secretary on board, who is already looking long term.

Julie Marsh grew up in Leigh Creek, before moving to Adelaide.

The human resources professional worked 13 years fly in-fly out (FIFO) in Roxby Downs in mining, and managed central and eastern Australian mining contracts.

She moved to Lock last year, following her husband’s work and then onto Cleve, where she was approached by a Field Days committee member to apply for the secretary role.

“This role is an awesome opportunity to get integrated and get involved in Eyre Peninsula’s biggest event,” Ms Marsh said.

She has not been to an Eyre Peninsula Field Days before and has just taken over what has already been started for this year.

“I’m looking towards the 2020 Eyre Peninsula Field Days and I’m interested in hearing from the community,” she said.

“I’m interested to hear ideas and views on how to make it the best it can be.”

Site applications have opened for this year’s event, with early bird applications closing on March 31 and final applications closing on June 1.

Catering expressions of interest will close on March 31.

“We have a lot of exciting entertainment organised for this year,” Ms Marsh said.

“We have especially got exciting things organised for the kids as well.”

Part of Ms Marsh’s plan for the Field Days is to bring the event into the digital age.

“I’m really wanting to build on the Field Days’ social media presence,” she said.

“I’m wanting everyone to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“In the lead up and during the Field Days, we will be showcasing the event through our social media.”

Ms Marsh is also hoping to get more members onto the Field Days committee, to ensure the event continues to be its best version into the future.

To get involved with the Field Days committee, contact Ms Marsh by emailing secretary@eyrepeninsulafielddays.com.au.