THE Leeton Eisteddfod Society has launched a desperate search for new blood.
The society has reached crisis point and urgently needs a secretary, entry secretary and property officers to ensure the event goes ahead in 2017 and into the future.
The entry secretary in particular plays a vital role in the lead up to the Leeton Eisteddfod, which has been held for more than 50 years in the town.
While there is no danger to this year’s event not going ahead, society president Judith Nolan was adamant new blood was needed now.
“If we don’t get these positions filled, particularly the entry secretary, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble,” she said.
“The eisteddfod this year will go ahead, but we’re definitely worried about the future and what will happen.
“It’s the same for so many groups around town.”
The society doesn’t meet every month, meaning a secretary would only need to do what is typically required of that role.
Publicity officer Lenore Ditton said an entry secretary was a vital cog in the workings of the secretary.
“It’s very important we have one … we need someone by April 1 as that’s when all the entries start coming in,” she said.
“At the moment everyone is having to do even more work than usual and it’s not fair on them.
“Having people in these positions makes sure all of the workload is shared and it makes it easier.” Residents interested in helping the society should contact Mrs Nolan on 6953 3170.