At the McLaren Vale Business Association AGM on Wednesday night Trevor and Sandra Sharp formally resigned from their long held positions of chairman and secretary.
In his chairman’s report Trevor said “We have had an ongoing involvement with the association since it was formed back in the early 1990’s and have seen many improvements and changes in the town in that time. We are both very proud of the input we have had into the organisation of the many events that are now regularly on the McLaren Vale calendar but feel that the time has come for us to step aside from the positions we currently hold.”
The election saw Sandy Mount (Harcourts Winecoast) elected to the position of Chair with Jenni Mitton remaining as deputy chair. Anni Rhodes (McLaren Unvaled) is the new secretary and she will be assisted by Julie Morgan. Kate Alldritt (Bendigo Bank) remains the treasurer and they are joined by committee members for the coming year Martin Morgan, Trevor and Sandra Sharp, Carol Smith, Mark Hastwell, Anatoly Patrick, Hazel Wainwright and Martin Howells.
At the AGM the members voted unanimously to add the word “tourism” to the association’s title. This matter had been discussed by the executive committee for some months and it was decided that the AGM would be the appropriate time for the members to have their say.
The association will now be known as the McLaren Vale Business and Tourism Association and the newly elected committee will gradually alter the logo, stationery, website, signs etc.
Newly elected Chair Sandy Mount said “The new name will better reflect the Aims and Objectives of the association which is already heavily involved in tourism initiatives.”