AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FORUM ON A WORKING COUNTRY – INVITATION TO COMMUNITY LEADERS.13TH OCT. 2009

BUSINESS GROUPS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
INVITATION TO ATTEND
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You are invited to participate in a Keep Australia Working forum, being hosted by the Parliamentary Secretary for Employment, the Hon Jason Clare MP and Business Leader Mr Lindsay Fox.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
9:30am for a 10am start – concluding 12:30pm
Hervey Bay Boat Club
Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Queensland
The purpose of Keep Australia Working forums is to bring together key local business and community leaders to discuss how to:

  • maximise the impact of the stimulus package
  • support existing jobs and industry
  • promote new opportunities, new industry and new skills

  • identify what new skills need to be developed.
The forums are playing a major role in helping to activate local communities, with key stakeholders working together to create and maintain jobs and maximise opportunities created by the Government’s economic stimulus measures.
By attending the forum you will be playing a major role in identifying solutions to local employment problems. You will also have the opportunity to contribute directly to the development of the Regional Employment Plan for the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay priority employment area being written by the Local Employment Coordinator.
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The forum also provides you with the unique opportunity to share your experiences and ideas with the Parliamentary Secretary and Mr Fox.
If you would like to attend, please register via email or phone by close of business on Tuesday 6 October 2009 to:
Ms Leeha Debnam– [email protected] or phone (07) 4930 8114
Posted by Henry Sapiecha 28th Sept 2009
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FRASER COAST CHAMBER of COMMERCE UPDATE – FCCC QLD.

REPORT ON FRASER COAST CHAMBER of COMMERCE  –

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Recently executives of the Burum Chamber and those from Hervey Bay – Maryborough & Tiaro met at the Susan River Homestead to draft a memorandum of understanding for the formulation of what is to be known as the-

FRASER COAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

to replace the original Wide Bay Chamber of Commerce.

A president was nominated for the body [Steve Dixon] and a draft of the new chambers structure was discussed.

Herein I have posted in a short intro letter of a longer submission  Steve gave all executives by way of a report on proceedings and of the minutes for that meeting

An earlier report & pics on the event I had posted into this site for members access  can be found in the July archives of this site.

Go to FCCC catergory of this site in the Right  Hand Column

Dear Fraser Coast Chamber Presidents,

Steve Dixon

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I have received very encouraging feedback from all the local chambers following our dinner on the 9th July about the ideals and fellowship associated with the Fraser Coast Chamber. This is a solid foundation upon which we can continue to develop the Chamber movement across our region.

Last Meeting

I would appreciate it if I was included in your executive circulation lists so I can monitor issues that may be of interest across all the local chambers.  I certainly respect the sovereignty of each individual chamber, and will not be put out if I am excluded from any particular issue or discussion, but if the President of the Fraser Coast Chamber is generally included in the circulation lists amongst your executive then over time we will find better cohesion amongst the chambers.

Please raise this issue with your committees.

Next Meeting

I am grateful the Burrum District Chamber has so enthusiastically risen to the challenge of organising the next regional meeting and note we are to meet at the Burrum Districts Community Centre on Thursday 15th October at 5.00pm for 5.30pm with what is becoming the usual meeting format with a dinner break at 6.30pm. and would appreciate all chambers executives responding direct to the Burrum Chamber confirming their atendance via   

email_icon[email protected] or   red-dial-phone41290182/41290995

Economic Development……….>>>

More information only available to executives of all the chambers on request and those who need to know….

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY THE EXECUTIVES OF ALL THE CURRENT FOUR CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN THE FRASER COAST REGION CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE FCCC MEETINGS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED OR INVITED.

I will however report to members and affiliates on developments.

Published by Henry Sapiecha 27th August 2009

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BURRUM CHAMBER of COMMERCE MINUTES for AUGUST MEETING

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128th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED

HELD ON MONDAY, 3rd AUGUST, 2009

Meeting commenced at 7.03pm.

Fraser Coast Councilor Gerard O’Connell in attendance


  1. Economic Benefit Strategy update – first draft gone to Council for further analysis – summary sent to Leigh Bennett – time frame 19th August – issues relevant to each area. Key members from Chambers and other groups for reference – concept is to use recourses already available.
  2. Gerard thanked Chamber for support – Bill asked why an outside consultant was appointed – Gerard replied that someone outside of council would be a better alternative as well as being familiar with the area.
  3. Regional Tourism Meeting – held in Bundaberg. Burrum Chamber reps attended.
  4. Fraser Coast Chamber of Commerce – meeting has been held with executives of Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Tiaro and ourselves – will give all chambers a wider scope – next meeting to be held in Howard – will be chaired by Steven Dixon – not yet incorporated but this will be discussed at next meeting.
  5. Room Rent – Community Centre need to charge rent on the room used for meetings – cost will be $10.00 per hour – moved Bill Gosewisch, seconded Henry Sapiecha that this be accepted.
  6. Request for award nominations – we have 32 aged units in Howard and Torbanlea – Bill Gosewisch to follow up on this.
  7. Membership Fees – Henry Sapiecha moved, seconded by Scott Kelly that we increase our membership fees from $40.00 to $60.00 – no objections. The requirement for membership is that any members must have or being nominated by businesses that have an ABN.
  8. Logo – proposals for change of chamber logo to be submitted at next meeting. Samples of over 100 designs supplied by Henry Sapiecha for assessment by members.
  9. Letter of Response to discussions held with Andrew Jackson and Andrew Brien of Fraser Coast Council with a number issues addressed with more to come:
  10. Town entry, riverside development, planter boxes, walking track Maria Ck, sewerage, oval improvement, community hall extensions, bridge, road works, railway boom gates – brought up.

MEETING CLOSED AT 8.35PM.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD MONDAY. 7th SEPT., 2009

*ALL MEMBERS NOTE THAT YEARLY MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE OVERDUE & PAYABLE – CONTACT THE SECRETARY. Ph-41290996

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*NEW MEMBERS IN ALL AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN

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Our yearly AGM will be held on the 5th October and all fees must be paid by then as only financial members are eligible to vote in an executive placement and participate in member’s benefits, web advertising and function invitations. Please contact the secretary for payment. …Ph-07 41290996

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*President-Bill Gosewisch * Vice President-Mal Chard

* Secretary-Rhonda Davison *Treasurer-Bill Brown

*Publicity Oficer-Henry Sapiecha [email protected]

Published by Henry Sapiecha 10th August 2009

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MINUTES CHAMBER of COMMERCE JULY 2009

BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Incorporated

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LINKING BUSINESS AND THE COMMUNITY

127th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 6th JULY, 2009

Meeting commenced at 7.15pm.

ATTENDANCE:

Bill Gosewisch, Bill Brown, Debbie Trapnell, Scott Kelly, Henry Sapiecha, Sue Gosewisch, Rhonda Davison, Tania Durham, Greg Harth, Bruce Noble.

VISITORS: Mark Brennan.

Bill Gosewisch welcomed Mark Brennan [visitor] to meeting – recently

moved from Emerald – was on Chamber of Commerce in Emerald –

looking for a position, work in the area –

Items raised in discussion

1…Bill Gosewisch welcomed Mark Brennan [visitor] to meeting – recently moved from Emerald –

2… Henry Sapiecha – asked about Leigh Bennett’s input into last meeting and what exactly his position was – was informed that his position was to oversee how amalgamation is affecting the areas and strategic planning. We need him to be kept informed about our growth in jobs in Howard. Andrew Jackson is development officer and any projects should be forwarded to Andrew Jackson and/or Gerard O’Connell to be submitted to Planning.

3… Bruce Noble – asked if a reply had been received from Wide Bay Water in regards to the application for funding for sewerage in Howard – was informed State Govt. had cancelled funding – still would require a town meeting with majority voting in favour.

4…Henry Sapiecha – informed Chamber that they were waiting on Material Change of Use on land

5…Bill Gosewisch informed meeting that the rumour that the trains would not be stopping at Howard is untrue – as far as he is aware this is not so.

6…Fund Raising – Henry informed meeting that he was still waiting for maps from surveyors–

7…Conference – A meeting of the 4 Chamber of Commerce’s to be held on Thursday night – cost $35.00 per head – Committee to pay for the four executives attending – idea is to discuss role, format and coordination of the Chambers. Rates – will rise in development costs – infrastructure costs will be taken for Hervey Bay – this is unfair to outlying areas .Fraser Coast chamber now to replace Wide Bay proposal to be tabled.

8…AGM –to be held in September – nomination forms to be forwarded to members –

9…Bill Brown asked about planter boxes – was informed that one was on show in the Community Centre.

10..Fund raising – Henry Sapiecha suggested a yearly grand trash & treasure auction be held in the community hall Bill [president] stated that the Hall and oval can also be utilised for something like a arts/craft show which could be a fund raiser as well as bringing visitors to the town thus benefiting businesses.

11..Mark Brennan explained operations from Emerald C. of C. – booklet being printed with discount to services in area – may not be enough businesses to warrant cost of printing in Howard.

12..Henry Sapiecha expressed his displeasure in the Fraser Coast Council – trees were planted at entrance to H. B. some time ago – instead of using locals to supply & plant trees , tenders went to Sunshine Coast.

13..Museum – Henry complimented Burrum Heritage Committee on the excellent museum and displays.

Closed @ 8:25pm.

Next meeting to be held on MONDAY, 3rd AUGUST, 2009

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

Email…. [email protected] P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

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*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard *Secretary – Rhonda Davison

*Treasurer – Bill Brown *Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

Email…. [email protected] P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659