- 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.
REPORT ON FRASER COAST CHAMBER of COMMERCE –
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,
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.
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.
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 protected] or 41290182/41290995
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
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
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
*NEW MEMBERS IN ALL AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN
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
| *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
127th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 6th JULY, 2009
Meeting commenced at 7.15pm.
Bill Gosewisch, Bill Brown, Debbie Trapnell, Scott Kelly, Henry Sapiecha, Sue Gosewisch, Rhonda Davison, Tania Durham, Greg Harth, Bruce Noble.
VISITORS: Mark Brennan.
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
*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