Notice of Board Member



Under the above Regulation the Board of Directors of the Barooga Sports Club has appointed

Mrs. Merran Socha to the Board of Directors for up to the next 3 years.

Mrs. Socha is Member number 6004 of The Barooga Sports Club.

The Board has appointed Merran because of her relevant skills and qualifications and the Board feels with her experiences and expertise Merran will be a very valuable contributor to the Board decision making process.

Merran and her husband Jeff moved to the Cobram Barooga District 17 years ago settling permanently at their Lalalty property in 2003. Merran commenced as the Tourism Manager of Moira Tourism Inc. in July 2000 and then in 2010 she became the Executive Officer for Sun Country on the Murray Inc. In late 2013 she took on a new role with the Berrigan Shire Council in Industry and Business Liaison.

During her time Merran has served on a number of tourism related Boards including :

· Goulburn Murray Waters Tourism and

· Sydney Melbourne Touring and Tourism Murray River.

Merran brings qualifications in :

o Marketing .

o Tourism Operations Management .

o Events Management.

She has had decades of experience in marketing planning , implementation and analysis. She also has extensive experience in product development being the instigator and driving force behind one of the region’s most enduring and successful tourism products — The Farm Gate Trail .

As a competitive dressage rider for the past 12 years with the Cobram Barooga Equestrian Club Merran wears the standard Barooga sporting colours of Maroon and Gold when she competes.

In her role as a Director Merran will be renumerated at the standard rate of elected Directors.

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