FRASER COAST COUNCIL MEET THE BURRUM DISTRICT PEOPLE

FRASER COAST COUNCIL

MEETS BURRUM DISTRICT COMMUNITY

In attendance were :-

1…Mayor Mick Kruger

2…Peter Smith

3…Ron Smith

4…Davendra Naidu

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The Burrum Chamber of Commerce executive and the community at large met with council @ the Howard community hall on the 26th May 2009 to openly discuss matters of interest and need in the Burrum District.

Council had heard the input from members of the gallery and made notes on same for activation within their mandate of responsibility to its electorate

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The Chamber supports this marvellous initiative and would like to think that this will be a regular event as has been mooted by our vice president Mal Chard who chaired the meeting’s issues agenda.

The community hopefully wil appreciate this opportunity and attend each of these as they become available so the council can keep in touch with the people who elected them and attend accurately to their needs in a timely manner

WELL DONE BY THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS EVENT

Attended and Published by Henry Sapiecha 26th May 2009

CHAMBER DIRECTIONAL LETTER TO CHAMBER BY OUR PRESIDENT 1998

NOTE THE EARLIER ADVICES BY OUR PRESIDENT ON THE DIRECTION OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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To:- Secretary

Burrum Chamber of Commerce

Po Box 59

Howard Q4659

Re:- Meeting 4th Februrary 1998

Dear Sir

During the above mentioned meeting my name was brought forward for nomination to an executive position. My sincere thanks for that proposal, which I had to decline for the following reasons.

1…No opportunity prior to the meeting to study the constitution

2…My fear that the Chamber would develop into a community oriented group, rather than an organization promoting trade and business with the added benefits to the community.

Having now perused the constitution and rules, and listened in at the meeting. My impressions stated in [2] were confirmed.

My opinion is that there sufficient organizations working hard for the community and they should be supported by anyone who feels they can contribute.

The Chamber of Commerce should be first and foremost to promote trade and commerce and support other organizations where their interests are similar.

A broad based Chamber of Commerce as proposed will have to deal with often divisive issues and could well become impotent in its decision making.

[ie. The goal issue-tourist development plans-redirecting roads or traffic-creating new businesses in recycling or extraction industries etc.]

In addition, is it really in the interest of good business management, owner operated or not, to debate in open forum matters relating to wages, conditions, future directions etc?

Respectfully, I suggest the Executive look at the following articles and suggested changes/amendments..>

Art…5.

Delete all after “commerce and industry” and insert “registered as such with consumer affairs or other appropriate institution”.

Art…10.

Insert c.: The Chamber may invite members of community based organizations [Progress, P & C, etc] so nominated by their organization to selected meetings where co-operation and or consultation is desirable. Reciprocal invitations should be sought.

Sir, I thank you for your indulgence and trust that your executive will read this letter in the constructive spirit in which it was written.

As it stands. I regret I cannot become a member of the chamber and, by my discussions with other people I find I am not alone.

Time permitting, it is my intention to attend another meeting in the near future

Yours Faithfully

W.C. Gosewisch

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Under all circumstances we must maintain our focus and direction as per the above 1998 outline which is as relevent then as it is now..

We are a commercially oriented group structured to maintain and promote new and current business development in the Burrum area.

Lest we forget..!!

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Published by Henry Sapiecha 22nd May 2009

In the interests of Burrum Commerce

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BURRUM CHAMBER of COMMERCE MINUTES – MAY 2009

Burrum Chamber of

Commerce

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Linking Business & the Community

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125th GENERAL MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED – HELD ON MONDAY, 5th May, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

Discussion was had on various matters of community/business concern

Limited records were noted at this meeting as the secretary was unavailable because of family matters

1…Fraser coast council CEO replies to various local needs raised

2…Treasurers report to be tabled at next chamber meeting

3…Steam train arrival and stopping at Howard raised

4…Effective signage for local future events suggestions made

5…Flood and fire appeal concert cancellation discussed

6…Designs of planter boxes in main street raised by Mal Chard

7…Our new web site www.burrumcc.org.au discussed at length

8… All members requested to supply their business details for the site

9…New memberships required for chamber and members to recruit others

10..New logo designs for chamber to be submitted for consideration

11…Notices posted on chamber web site to be viewed regularly by members

12..Articles of interest to members to be posted via email for site inclusion

13..Hervey Bay Chamber & Council have invitations posted on our web site – View them.

14..Members and the community are invited to view info @ www.burrumcc.org.au

MEETING CLOSED 8.36PM

NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY 1st JUNE .

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*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard *Secretary – Rhonda Davison *Treasurer – Bill Brown *Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

Email…. admin@burrumcc.org.au P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

CHAMBER PUBLISHED MINUTES NOVEMBER 2008

Burrum Chamber of Commerce

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Linking Business & the Community

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120TH GENERAL MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 3rd NOVEMBER, 2008

The highlight for the meeting was the attendance of

David Wiskar, Ray Stephensen from Wide Bay Water to discuss the provision of sewerage to the majority of the Howard area. It was carried that an application for a government grant to provide monies for this be made now by WBW to offset the forecasted $9m plus in 2006 for the works

Points of interest discussed were:-

1…Welcome to the Fraser Coast programme

2…Progress Association and Chamber of Commerce roles in the community

3…Rural fire brigade response to fires and its role

4…Bus services-Have we enough?

5…Police numbers in Burrum area-Inadequate

6…Triathlon-To unify surrounding communities.

7…Bendigo Bank- Local Community use

8…Lenthal Dam Road-Upgrade & responsibility.

9…Burrum Town future-Will council sell or keep?

10..Burrum Achievers Walk-Accolades for our past achievers

11…Torbanlea rail carriage and museum future?

NEXT MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, 1st DECEMBER, 2008.

Meeting closed at 9.06 pm.

*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard *Secretary – Rhonda Davison *Treasurer – Alan Russell

*Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

Email…. bcc@acbocallcentre.com P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659