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August 2020

AGM This Wednesday 2nd September

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Dear Members,

Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather upon us, how wonderful it is to see some vibrancy happening in the town, with new shop openings, the returning of some visitors and the exciting news that the collaboration between the Chamber and River of Art beginning from the 18th September, when street art will be part of the CBD. Watch this space….

The chamber has a healthy bank balance due to some successful grant applications over the past 6 months, thanks to the Love the Bay Campaign and what it brings.  It is a great time to be a part of the chamber and the community.  Come on board and be part of the proactive team.  It’s not too late to put your hand up.

Date:- Wednesday 2nd September, 2020

Time:- 6.00 pm

Venue: – Club Catalina

Please note to allow extra time upon arrival due to the COVID 19 restrictions and obligations of Club Catalina.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Regards,

Alison

Alison Miers

President

Love the Bay – Guerrilla Roasters

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Mathew Hatcher is a guy with his heart in the right place. After the bushfires he wasted no time starting up the volunteer organisation

South Coast Donations Logistic Team to help affected residents with their immediate and practical needs.  You could almost forget that he co-founded and runs an amazing local business: Guerrilla Roasters, which he recently moved from the Mossy Cafe to Moruya. In this video he tells us about this sustainable business, supporting farmers all around the world. Mat loves living here, when he finishes work he can be at the beach in just two minutes!

Mathew is a huge supporter of Love the Bay showcasing what we have here and of connecting businesses. He strongly encourages other businesses to join the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber, to maximise collaboration in our town.

Information: www.baychamber.com.au

 This Love the Bay business video has been produced by local photographer/videographer Martin Helmreich from

Production Haus: www.productionhaus.com.au

Check out our Love the Bay YouTube channel to find the video with your favorite local businesses: https://bit.ly/3gXa0WJ

2020 Annual General Meeting

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Dear Members,

Another month has rolled around and unfortunately due to the recent small outbreak of COVID locally, we have been forced to postpone the AGM for another month, which will now be held on Wednesday 2nd September, 2020 @ 6.00 pm at Club Catalina.  The notice of the Chamber’s AGM, which includes a proposed amendment to our constitution and a nomination form for office bearers and committee positions is attached.

Proposed Constitution Amendment

The amendment contains a clarification of the various levels of membership and has been drawn up following advice from Business NSW, our parent body.

The changes were foreshadowed to members in a communique from our Membership Secretary earlier last month, but in short, it sets out to clarify membership classification, clear up uncertainty in the constitution regarding Council and political membership, not-for-profit organisations staffed by volunteers who provide community services, and associate members with valued input.  An appropriate membership fee structure will reflect that membership status.  More importantly the amendment clarifies voting rights and meeting attendance to ensure the Chamber is run by members for the benefit of members, free from possible conflicted influence.

The committee recommends members support the amendments.

Nomination Form

Proxy Form

It is important that three separate parties record their signatures for each nomination.  This will include the member nominating, a member being the seconder and the person being nominated. This ensures compliance with the constitution and as an indication that the nominee is comfortable with being nominated.  All signatories MUST be full financial members of the Chamber as at the date of the AGM.

Completed nominations must be recorded as received by the Chamber Secretary at least seven days prior to the AGM either by a scanned emailed copy or hardcopy by post, to the Chamber postal address.

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone for acting so promptly, to avoid any further COVID outbreak in recent weeks – the response was fantastic, with high numbers of people getting tested and self isolating if required.  It certainly has been a roller coaster this year and I don’t think we have seen the last of it.

Support any small business you know, we are here for the long haul and if there is any support required, please reach out and we will see how we can assist.

In finishing, how wonderful is it to see the activation on the foreshore with the recent additions of two new sculptures.   The purpose of public art is to engage the community, excite, amuse, challenge and reinvigorate a sense of place, pride, identity and connection.  The sculptures are certainly challenging some in the community but the overall response has been amazing.  We look forward to seeing many locals and tourists enjoying this wonderful sculpture walk for many years to come.

Kind regards,

Alison Miers

President

Love the Bay – Eurobodalla Home Improvements

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Meet Lucinda and Ainslie Dunn, 14 years ago they exchanged their busy city lives for the family-friendly environment of Batemans Bay and they never looked back. They love our pristine environment and the lifestyle. 💕
Lucinda and Ainslie own and run Eurobodalla Home Improvements (EHI), a window furnishing company on North Street in the Bay. They pride themselves on their craftmanship in delivering awnings, shutters, blinds, shade systems and security doors.
Lucinda and Ainslie are active members of the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber and huge supporters of the Love the Bay campaign.

💕This Love the Bay business video has been produced by local photographer/videographer Martin Helmreich from Production Haus www.productionhaus.com.au💕

Check out our Love the Bay YouTube channel to watch all videos of your local businesses: https://bit.ly/3gXa0WJ 💕