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AGM 2021 – New Executive Elected

By 25/08/2021August 27th, 2021No Comments

Congratulations to the new Executive

Due to the NSW State Government health orders, the Picton Chamber of Commerce and Industries AGM was held online via Zoom on the 25th August 2021. Many thanks to our Returning Officer Matt Deeth for chairing the meeting.

Our twenty twenty President and life member Geoff O’Brien held a round-table, or round-screen, asking members to share their experiences running their businesses during these times of government imposed Covid sanctions and regulations. It has been a real mixed bag for member businesses with some unable to open their doors at all while others offering services and products essential for at-home work and schooling were run off their feet.

Geoff then recapped Chamber highlights of the previous year which included the Resilience Event which paid tribute to emergency first responders, businesses and community members who, through flood, fire and drought, fought all the odds to stand with their colleagues in support of one another.

The growth in membership during the last year stands as testimony to the need for support through organisations like the Chamber and we encourage business persons to join our upcoming meetings and events where you will find much needed support and encouragement while navigating the uncertain terrain that running a business and supporting a family during these Covid times bring.

All executive positions were declared vacant and the following members were elected to executive positions:

  • President: Jo-Anne Bentley, Uniquely Local Events Co-odinator

  • Vice President: Kylie Greffenius, Photogreff Photography

  • Treasurer: Frank Di Bella, Accountant

  • Secretary: Pat Nellestein, River Road Creative Academy

  • Executive: Christine Di Bella, All Essentials Pty Ltd

  • Executive: Aaron Greffenius, Loan Market

Members of the chamber thanked the outgoing executive for the previous year’s service and welcomed the new executive with multiple zoom screens of applause.

The new President, Jo-Anne Bentley, spoke of her plans for directing the Chamber over the next year which included building on work of the previous year’s executive to continue as an avenue of communication with community, State, Federal and Local authorities to inform members of relevant events and information.

The President also moved to elect Geoff O’Brien and Ren Moolhuyzen as Joint Chairs of the Picton Chamber Inaugural Golf Day Event which was unanimously adopted.

The next Chamber of Commerce meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd 2021 at 6:30pm. Venue or Zoom link to be announced