President

Mary Di Marco

Now that the dust has settled from yet another successful Big Breakfast  2019 in which we were able to raise much needed funds for our “Not for Profits” in our area, I am delighted to confirm that the Chairperson for the next year event is again Michelle O’Hara and that when speaking with her this week the guest speaker has already been booked. He is Anthony Seibold, Coach of the Brisbane Broncos. The event has been booked for 2 September, 2020 so “save the date”. Thank you to Michelle and her committee for the success this year.

Our chamber has raised in excess of $71,000 for our local “Not for Profits” over the past 6 years.  This is a wonderful achievement. Thank you to everyone.

I am always amazed at all the good work our chamber members undertake throughout the year, and the various committees and the Executive who work behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly. The Chamber is not just a breakfast once a month, it is a growing group of members who continue good work throughout the community with our local schools, charities, government and social events.

As you are no doubt aware the end of the year will be here in around 10 weeks. The Annual Awards and Christmas party are on the website for 10 December. They will be held at the outdoor bar and patio area of the Arana Leagues Club, and you can book early.

The voting papers for these annual awards will soon be in your inbox, so keep an eye open for them. This year we have decided that there will also be Presidents Awards. These awards recognise the “Behind the Scenes” work carried out by chamber members which may not be generally known to the voting group. This contribution I believe, needs to be acknowledged.

The Executive who work closely with the committees will submit names for consideration. The winners will be announced along with the Annual Awards at the Christmas party.

Thank you everyone for all the time and energy you put into your chamber membership. If you feel that you would like to know more about a committee or how you can gain more from your membership let me know or contact a committee chair, each committee would welcome more members.  Mary

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