Sam Shotton has received the first lifetime membership of the Elmore Charity Ball committee for her efforts in getting the event up and running and contributing to its continuing success.ELAINE COONEY June 5, 2014 3:10am
Elmore Charity Ball secretary Sam Shotton was awarded with the first lifetime membership of the committee.
Committee member Frank Harney said Ms Shotton was the glue that held the event and committee together.
‘‘The effort she’s put into not just the Elmore ball but B and Ses in general is impressive,” he said.
She has been Elmore Charity Ball’s secretary since the event began 10 years ago.
Mr Harney was the inaugural president and called upon Ms Shotton for her organisational skills because he knew she would be able to get the event off the ground.
Committee member Liz Harney said Ms Shotton never left a stone unturned and left a comprehensive digital trail behind so others could pick up where she left off.
‘‘I try very hard to make sure everything is in writing so if I get hit by a bus tomorrow someone can pick it up,’’ Ms Shotton said.
Ms Shotton said the small committee was so positive the event would work members put up security for large purchases such as insurance and alcohol.
‘‘We didn’t have any money and had to pay upfront costs,’’ Ms Shotton said.
She said the district businesses that gave her supplies on credit were also vital parts of the ball’s success.
Ms Shotton said community groups and members willingly donated their time unsure if there would be a profit to gain from the event.
They needed 350 through the gates to break even and succeeded.
All costs were met and volunteers received a slice of the profits.
Ms Shotton said the committee had changed from their (post ball) Sunday get-together that would go until 9pm to being in bed by 2pm after an exhausting weekend.
She said even though the stamina decreased the committee’s enthusiasm remained high and was looking forward to the next ball.
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