As president of the Broke Fordwich Wine and Tourism Association (BFWTA) I head up one the few fully volunteer tourist associations in the Hunter. Our committee are members of the local business community representing wine, accommodation and gourmet food outlets.
Our organisation oversees the running of 3 major events:
A little bit of Italy in Broke, Spirit of the Vine, The Garden Ramble, and we help with the The Broke Village Fair
We produce a regular full colour guide to the region and run a monthly community market. The BFWTA works closely with surrounding Hunter regions to promote tourism.
I also run a small accommodation business all self-contained house on acres overlooking rural and vineyard views. Two of the houses, Rosamund and Rosa are owned by my wife and I and I manage three others as well as working with other accommodation owners.
The mining industry provides financial support for all of our events and has worked with the BFWTA on many community projects over the years.