A 32-year-old employee of Fletcher International Exports isn't sheepish about his new role as president of the Dubbo Show Society after serving on its committee for 15 years.
Nor does he have to ponder his first priority as president.
"It's to run a show next year to be quite honest," Wesley Temessl told the Daily Liberal soon after his elevation to the top job early this week.
Dubbo Show Society understands the young man, who joined its committee at the age of 17, is the youngest president in its 147-year history.
But Mr Temessl is not distracted by his landmark election at the show society committee's annual general meeting on Monday night.
He credits the past and present members of the committee with getting him ready to lead it.
"You learn a lot from committee members from all walks of life," Mr Temessl said.
"You learn something from everyone.
"It's an honour to be elected to the role."
You learn a lot from committee members from all walks of life.Dubbo Show Society's new president Wesley Temessl
The cancellation of the 2020 Regional Australia Bank Dubbo Show because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions impacted the show society, the Dubbo economy and people in the region who traditionally come together during the three-day event.
Mr Temessl doesn't want a repeat but admits that the 2021 show is not out of the woods yet.
"At the moment you don't know what's going to happen," he said.
Nevertheless, the new president has his sights set on greener pastures.
"It will be a challenging time but we will move forward," Mr Temessl said.
"We stick to the course and get the show going next year."
The pig stud owner, who was encouraged to join the committee by show society stalwart, the late Allan Morris, has taken up the reins previously held by Chris Edwards.
In his report to the annual general meeting, the five-year president tried to look on the sunny side.
"Even though we are under a cloud with this virus we have to continue to plan and prepare to conduct a show in 2021 and hope that the situation will have improved and our lives will be back to normal," Mr Edwards wrote.
The retiring president also asked show society members to support the show's sponsors "during this difficult time".
"As the country enters a very serious financial recession we do not know how many of our supporters and also our own members will emerge unscathed at the end of it," he wrote.
The 2021 show is scheduled for May 14, 15 and 16.