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All Hands on Deck

Our Merimbula Committee

Sub Committees

The following sub-committees have been formed along with an outline of their objectives and a list of some of the issues they are going to tackle. Whilst some had some urgent short term, objectives, all of them need to also look at medium and long term objectives to ensure they don’t lose sight of the big picture and the Chamber core objectives.

The President reminded people that  sub-committees may come and go, new people can join in or leave and they can meet as the Chair sees fit, so now it’s time to get involved and see what we can all achieve.

Pink Up Merimbula

Objectives: A Fundraising event for the McGrath foundation during October 2019.

  1. Thursday 3rd October – Pink Sale  Day – Outside broadcast
  2. Sunday 13th October Wharf Restaurant High Tea
  3. Saturday 26th Oct – Pink Up Funrun
  4. Sunday 27th Oct – Family day @ Spencer Park

Sub-Committee:

  • Tanya Dywer – Chair
  • Genevieve Mussell
  • Michelle Milsom
  • Karyn Denaro
  • Deanna Reynolds
  • Dennie Quintal
  • Sue Law
  • Julie Novotny

Retail

Objectives:
To work with local retailers on a variety of matters relating to retail including events, workshops, online shopping, shop local and more.

Short term: 22—24 October
Revamp Workshops for local retailers

Medium Term to Long Term:
Reinvigorate the retail shopping precinct and get more retail stores opening. Help create a vibrant town centre.

Sub-Committee:

  • Lee Salisbury – Chair
  • Deanna Reynolds
  • Genevieve Mussell
  • Karyn Denaro
  • Virginia Neave
  • Paula Benneian
  • Donna Guy
  • Sue Willkie
  • Nigel Ayling

Christmas Decorations

Objectives:
To create a Vibrant Town Centre for the Festive season.

Sub-Committee:

  • Jessica Porter – Chair
  • Kristy Martin
  • Ben Bell
  • Minka Sverdrupsen
  • Paula Benneian
  • Janie Butter(TBC)
  • Nikki Austin
  • Christine Farnham
  • Lions Club x 2

Landlords

Objectives:
To work with landlords to address issues such as untidy shop fronts, concerns over rent and a plan to fill empty retail spaces.

Sub-Committee:

  • Nigel Ayling – Chair
  • Dennie Quintal
  • Ian Ritchie
  • Kristy Martin
  • Robert Green
  • Michael Britten
  • Bruce Marshal (TBC)
  • Colin Meares (TBC)

Parking

Objectives:
To work with Council, State Government, Landlords and other stakeholders to improve and increase the parking in town.

Sub-Committee:

  • Nigel Ayling – Chair
  • Lee Salisbury
  • Tania Dywer
  • David Swan
  • David Goodall
  • Robert Green
  • John Moffatt (TBC)
  • Kirsty Martin

Events

Objectives:
To work with organisers of EXISTING events to help ensure that the Chamber and it’s members are aware of events, how they can contribute, support and benefit from them. At this stage the Chamber has no plans to create or manage their own events, however they may look into possible ways to fund an Event Co-ordinators position in the future,

Sub-Committee:

  • Cherie Clements – Chair
  • Nigel Ayling
  • Dennie Quintal
  • Kerryn Wood

Proposed Events:

  • Black Tie – November 16th 2019
    • Combined Merimbula/Pambula Chamber Fundraising
    • Funds split 50/50
    • Christmas at the Grange
  • Business Awards 2020 (Possible-See objectives)
  • Extended Eat Festival
  • Jazz Festival or Other existing festivals

Streetscape

Objectives:
To work with council and other stakeholders to improve the town’s streetscape and create a Vibrant Town Centre.
Tasks/Goals  – Monaro St Intersection –BVSC contact Anthony McMahn?.
7 day makeover – Chris Nicholls.

Sub-Committee:

  • Leonard Innes – Chair
  • Lee Salisbury
  • Alan Madden
  • Paula Benneian
  • Nigel Ayling
  • Kristy Martin

Promotions

Objectives:
Supporting the needs of local businesses and members by providing value to members and building a strong Chamber membership. Engage with local businesses and the communities by organising networking events and creating opportunities to promote local business. Ensure good quality communication between the Chamber, local businesses, local community, visitors and other stakeholders.

Sub-Committee:

  • Kristy Martin – Chair
  • Nigel Ayling
  • Julie Novotny
  • Deanna Reynolds
  • Paula Benneian
  • David Beaumont (TBC)

Anyone else wishing to join a sub-committee should contact the Chair of the Sub-Committee directly.