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AGM 2021 – New Executive Elected

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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

Golf Day 2021

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Book November 26th into Your Diary

Because that’s the Chamber’s

GOLF DAY

 

Where: Antill Golf Club

When: 26th November 2021

Breakfast 7.00 – 7.50am

Briefing 7.50 – 8.00am

Tee Off 8.00am

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Event Partners

PICTON

Games

  • Nearest the pin on the 6th hole is a ‘Shot to win’ $5 to enter, drink a shot and use shot cup as tee, nearest the pin wins a prize

  • Is there a car to win on the 10th tee? We hope so. Stay tuned.

  • Long Drive will be on the 13th prize for longest drive

  • Putting competition on practise tee before teeing off on the 24th, 1 attempt for $5 or 3 for $10 to stop ball in a metre circle on a downward slope. All winners go into draw for a substantial prize.

  • ‘Hit or Miss’, cost $5 per attempt, land on the green double your money, miss and you lose. 15th hole

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Individual Sponsor $150

Breakfast and lunch for 1 plus 3 drink vouchers

Team sponsor $450 per team of 4

Breakfast and lunch for 4 plus 12 drink vouchers

5 x Silver Sponsors at $1000

1 Teams and 2 carts

1 x hole signage

Breakfast and lunch for 4 plus 20 drink vouchers

3 x Gold Sponsors at $1500

1 Teams and 2 carts

2 x hole signage

Breakfast and lunch for 4 plus 20 drink vouchers

1 x Platinum Sponsor at $5000

2 Teams and 4 carts

2 x hole signage

2 x other feature signage

Breakfast, lunch for 8 plus 48 drink vouchers

 

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Proceeds to be used for special purpose education and consulting for members and the community

February 2021 Meeting Update

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UPDATE

Wednesday 24th February 2021

We had a great turnout at last night’s meeting where we heard from Council Officers and Consultants about the  Wollondilly Community, Cultural and Civic Precinct.

For those who have not heard the news Wollondilly Shire Council was successful in obtaining funding for cultural and civic development from the Government’s Western Sydney City Deal. This funding has been provided to improve cultural and civic infrastructure and last night we were updated on the development progress of the ten year project to upgrade Wollondilly’s Civic District in Picton.

Artist's impression of the Wollondilly Community, Cultural and Civic Precinct

Stage one of the four stage project is already under way with the refurbishment of the Community Hall and architectural design preferences being made for the public areas and building facades.

Included in stage one development (2020-2023) is the demolition of buildings and relocation of some services, new car parking, initial refurbishments of the Shire Hall, construction of a new performance space and construction of a new childcare building.

Stage two (2020-2024) includes construction of a new Council Services Centre and basement parking.

Stage three (2023-2027) includes the creation of a new green civic square, demolition of existing Council building, further Shire Hall improvements, additional car parking.

Stage four (2026-2030) includes the construction of new library and learning centre, repurposing of existing library, and public domain works across the Precinct and to Colden Street and Corbett Lane (formerly Manolis Lane).

Officers took questions from members who had concerns regarding traffic movement and green spaces.

At a previous meeting Chamber members were updated with the traffic management plan for Picton which is already being implemented. Integrating existing traffic management and town spaces plan with the new cultural civic centre project has been a large part of the planning process. A village green has been incorporated into the plan with an expected use for community events and markets.

We will certainly be keeping a keen interest in the progress while working with Council providing feedback.

Here is an artist’s “Fly Through” of the  Wollondilly Community, Cultural and Civic Precinct

Other items on the meeting agenda:

Welcome new members. Tanya’s Trinkets, The Butcher’s Hub and Royal Thalicious Thai Restaurant.

Sponsorship vacancies for the Picton Chamber Golf Day event on 7th may 2021

Other upcoming events: Traddie’s Day and the Christmas Santa Muster

treasure chest

The True Treasure of 2020

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The Executive Committee of the Picton Chamber of Commerce is grateful for the continued association we enjoy in partnership with Picton and Wollondilly businesses, stakeholders and especially our customers. It is that sense of community and appreciation of being and supporting “Local” that has been the true treasure of 2020.
It is in the knowledge of this that we can look to 2021 with confidence.

 

Season's Greetings message and Christmas Tree

Time for an end of year break. We hope this festive season brings the refreshment you need and that you can enjoy the love and company of family and friends.
From all the team here at the Picton Chamber of Commerce may your Christmas be a joyous one and 2021 be full of only good surprises.

Geoff O’Brien
President
Picton Chamber of Commerce and Industry

weather extremes

RESILIENCE 2020 – A Great Success

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Nov 2020 – How is Wollondilly after drought, fires, flood and Covid-19?

A combined meeting of Wollondilly Chambers of Commerce and Tourist Association

Picton Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with Appin, Wilton, Tahmoor Chambers and Wollondilly Tourism Association, would like to invite you to attend our November United Chamber Event on Wednesday evening 25th November from 6pm.

This evening will unite us in recognising the Resilience of our region, Kylie Brydon-Smith, the Director of Stakeholder Relations and Industry Engagement Resilience NSW will speak to us about why Resilience NSW was formed and how they are assisting our region with recovery from the devastating drought, fires, flood and most recently Covid-19. We will pay tribute to our local SES & RFS Brigade representatives as our guests.

Join us in an amazing venue, our own NSW Rail Museum Thirlmere, to enjoy an evening of networking, a delicious meal and hearing from our united Chamber representatives. Our thanks to event sponsor Governors Hill.

We encourage you to purchase tickets at the link below. Feel free to fill a table with your associates.

Kind regards
Picton Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

 

Event Sponsor, Governors Hill.

 

Dinner Meeting

Date: Wednesday 25th November 6pm for 6.15pm

Venue: NSW Transport Heritage Museum, Thirlmere

10 Barbour Rd Thirlmere NSW 2572

Speaker: Kylie Brydon-Smith CEO Resilience NSW

 

EVENT SPONSOR

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A combined meeting of Wollondilly Chambers of Commerce and Tourist Association

Date: Wednesday 25th November 6pm for 6.15pm

Venue: NSW Transport Heritage Museum, Thirlmere

10 Barbour Rd Thirlmere NSW 2572

Speaker: Kylie Brydon-Smith CEO Resilience NSW

tickets

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$50 + Booking Fee

BRAND IDENTITY IMAGE

Did you miss out? Oct 20

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BRAND INDENTITY

with David Blakely of Chanel Australia

At our October Dinner Meeting we had a special guest talking about Brand Identity. The Managing Director of one of the world’s most iconic and most recognizable brands, David Blakely, the MD of Chanel Australia for the past 20 years imparted his knowledge of how important your brand is to your business. We had a great turnout at Vabys of 40 guests. If you missed out keep an eye on the Chamber’s website for upcoming events and the latest business news for Picton and Wollondilly.

As our final event for Small Business Month, we are grateful for the support from NSW Government Small Business Month incentives.

 

Kevin Abey, David Blakeley, Jo Bentley, Judith Hannan, Geoff O'Brien

CEO Chanel Australia David Blakeley and VP Picton Chamber of Commerce Jo Bentley

 

David Blakeley and Jo Bentley

Kevin Abey (Wollondilly Council), David Blakeley (Chanel Aust.), Jo Bentley (Picton Chamber), Judith Hannan (Councillor), Geoff O’Brien (President, Picton Chamber)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

 

New members are always welcome.

We would love to hear from you. Why not drop into one of our meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Regular membership is $80 per year. However this year (2020)  we are offering a special incentive to join up.

With your $80 membership, you will receive a $60 voucher to redeem at participating Chamber member businesses.

pictonchamber.com.au

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SES Flood Bulletin Distribution System

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The NSW State Emergency Service, South Eastern Zone, provides an automated Flood Bulletin distribution system to improve notification of flood impacts and consequences to the public.

Bulletins are automatically sent by SMS, fax or email whenever a Flood Bulletin is issued or updated for the nominated river system. Unfortunately, the Picton CBD is a designated flash flooding environment so the SES can’t issue detailed Flood Bulletins for this area because the warning time is so short. We do share Bureau of Meteorology flash flood warnings, and issue community newsletters and Evacuation Warnings and Orders for the area. We would like to use our distribution system to issue these to people who live in the Picton CBD. This service is offered free of charge to private residents, commercial and industrial businesses, rural and agricultural landholders. When you register, you nominate your preferred distribution method. The distribution database is managed by the NSW SES South Eastern Zone. Any information collected by us is only used for the distribution of official information and will not be given to any third party. Users are responsible to advise us should their nominated contact details change and may opt out at any time. Users need to be aware that they we will endeavour to send all official communications issued during a severe weather event for the Picton CBD, and these may be sent at odd hours of the day and night. Should you require any additional information about this service, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

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