KI Liberal Party branch holds AGM at The Shed

The Kangaroo Island branch of the Liberal Party held its AGM at The Shed at American River on Sunday, April 7.

It was also a chance for Liberal Party candidate for Mayo, Georgina Downer to speak about her campaign in the upcoming federal election that has since been called for May 18.

SA Deputy Premier and Attorney General Vickie Chapman also attended the AGM and was the MC for a question and answer session.

Questions were on a number of local, current issues, including access to the Island and the need for freight subsidies.

The AGM was attended by 53 people, who saw the appointment of a new committee, with Sharon Lock stepping down as president and handing over to Kevin Riggs.

Those present also paid tribute to Graham Trethewey, who has served the branch for decades.

"Following on in the footsteps of Graham Trethewey and Sharon Lock means I have some big shoes to fill," Mr Riggs said. "It's a great honour to have been elected as president."

Kym Trethewey was appointed the new joint vice president along with Andy Gilfillan, who continues in his role as vice president.

Sharon Lock took on the secretary role while Lisa Crago is the branch treasurer.

Mr Riggs said the party chose to have its AGM at the The Shed because it knew all the profits from the venue go back to the community. 

The meals served by The Shed staff were also excellent, he said.

American River Community & Sports Association president Richard Cotterill confirmed all profits from The Shed were donated back the community.

Recent financial contributions had gone toward the Island's school breakfast program, the Dudley United netball team and other sports teams, as well as the KI Health Service Auxiliary and KI Cancer Support Group.

The Shed is hosting its annual Easter fishing competition next weekend and hopes to see as many locals and visitors as possible participating.