Zonta to take the reins on Queen Quest
Tamworth Regional Council today handed over the running of the Tamworth Queen of Country Music Quest to women’s advocate group Zonta, who will take the lead for the 2016/2017 Quest.
2016 Queen of Country Music Madeline Lang, Princess of Country Music Dominique Judd along with Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray this morning handed over the crown and regalia to President of the Zonta Club of Tamworth Deb Maes.
The Tamworth Queen of Country Music Quest is entering its 32nd year and aims to find young women to act as ambassadors to the Tamworth region and for the Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth.
Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray said the running of the Quest fits well with Zonta, who are a fantastic advocacy group for women and girls.
“Zonta is a leading organisation who make a difference by empowering women and that is what the Queen of Country Music Quest is all about.
“Some people make the assumption that the Quest is a beauty pageant, it couldn’t be further from it. The entrants must be confident, mature and have the ability to represent the Tamworth region in a professional manner.”
President of the Zonta Club of Tamworth Deb Maes said there will be some exciting changes to the Quest for 2017.
“The club is excited and committed to be expanding the Quest and are joining collaboratively with others in the community so the Quest can be an even more valuable experience for the entrants, sponsors, employers and the whole community.
The Quest engages the entire business community, with organisers encouraging businesses to nominate an employee who is passionate about the Tamworth region and has a good knowledge of the local area.
Nominations are expected to open in September, with details about how to nominate available on www.tcmf.com.au