PACIFIC HAVEN AT HOWARD HAS SOME SERIOUS BUSHFIRES

A BUSHFIRE is blazing near properties in Pacific Haven, outside Howard.

The fire is believed to have broken the containment lines and is burning near at least a dozen properties.

Ambulance, police and fire crews are at the scene of the fire near the airstrip.

It is understood there are three urban firefighting units, three rural units, a tanker and a bulldozer to create a fire break in the are

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A fire burning near the airstrip at Pacific Haven is being fought by multiple urban and rural fire crews.

A fire burning near the airstrip at Pacific Haven is being fought by multiple urban and rural fire crews.
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MINUTES & AGM BURRUM CHAMBER OCT 2009 ELECTION RESULTS

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129th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 5th OCTOBER, 2009.

Meeting commenced at 7.35 PM.

Matters of interest discussed and raised in point format were:-

1…Qld chamber of Commerce affiliation fees paid and continue alliance

2…Fraser Coast Living Expo was highlighted as an important event.

3…Letter of support for an initiative by our local Kindy organization

4…The new Fraser Coast Chamber of Commerce meeting here, date changed

5…Transport issues for aged etc Transcom care raised for discussion

6…Maria Creek Bridge to now go ahead states Mal Chard – our vice president

7…Andrew Brian FCRCC letter response re Howard’s needs, says nothing

8…Security cameras for Howard not to go ahead says council,

9…New township entry signs for Howard etc being currently designed by FRCC

10..Torbanlea races venue could be used for other major events as well

11..More events for the area required as well as ‘coat tailing’ events in region.

12..Update on progress of new trades & services project development.

13.. Aged accommodation complex of 55 units for Howard on the cards

14..Members and affiliates to regularly check our web postings for chamber updates

15..New FCCC meeting to be catered for by the community centre c/- Mal Chard

MEETING CLOSED AT 8.15PM.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, 2nd NOVEMBER, 2009

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MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY,

AGM – 5TH OCTOBER, 2009.

ELECTION RESULTS

New executives are as per below. Also note that your publicity officer Henry has been mopping up a lot of the correspondence temporarily until a new secretary has been appointed. Now that this task has been completed please forward all general correspondence to our new secretary Donna who in turn will refer it appropriately

Henry Sapiecha – Publicity officer bcc@acbocallcentre.com

*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard

*Secretary – Donna Gibson *Treasurer – Helen Day

*Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

email_icondonna.bcc@gmail.com

P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

Published by Henry Sapiecha 14th October 2009

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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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