Congratulations to David Wallace who was re-elected as President of the Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria at the Annual General Meeting held last Friday.
Paul Gazzola was elected as Vice-President while Frank and Rocky Lamattina, Craig Arnott, Bill Bulmer, Vince Doria, Joe Kelly, Peter Cochrane, Anthony Mason and new member Emma Germano were nominated to the Executive Committee.
Luis Gazzola who had been a long serving member of the Committee did not renominate. The meeting expressed its gratitude to Luis and Gloria for their many years of service to the industry and wished them well in their retirement.
Following the AGM a presentation was made by the Project Harvest Team of Jenny Witham and Fiona McKernan outlining many of their findings regarding consumer purchases of vegetables.
David Wallace presents award to Alec Berias
Sincere congratulations were also extended to Alec Berias who was awarded a Life Membership. Alec is a past-President of VGA Vic and the Life Membership recognised his contribution to the industry over his many years on the Executive.
The AGM and Dinner were well attended by growers and Industry Associates with guest speaker Michael Worthington, CEO of the PMA-ANZ and Chair of the Food Safety Centre presented during the Dinner.
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