Chamber News: Wingham Chamber of Commerce to hold 2018 AGM

Past and present members of the Wingham Chamber of Commerce. Back row from left Simon Brown (treasurer), Grahame Nash, Kim MacDonald, Peter Trood, Liz Jarvis (president) and Kev Ellis (vice president).

Past and present members of the Wingham Chamber of Commerce. Back row from left Simon Brown (treasurer), Grahame Nash, Kim MacDonald, Peter Trood, Liz Jarvis (president) and Kev Ellis (vice president).

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The Wingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 26 in the Wingham Services Club auditorium.

Members of the community as well as current business members are welcome to attend the meeting.

Networking will begin from 5.45pm onwards with the meeting commencing at 6.30pm.

Chamber members will be meeting to nominate new or existing members for the major committee positions and take on the roles for the 2018/2019 financial year.

“We also have volunteer positions available with our working groups,” said current chamber president Liz Jarvis.

“If you think you have some skills that we could utilise, please come along and put your name down as a helper, obligation free!”

Chamber committee

The executive committee works hard to ensure that the Wingham Chamber of Commerce is alive and vibrant.  

Current members are working on some exciting new initiatives including a new timber noticeboard being erected outside Wingham Newsagency next week.

The idea for a noticeboard was one of the top 10 ideas put forward by the community at a number of meetings held in 2017 for the Wingham Place Making Project.

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If you think you have some skills that we could utilise, please come along

The chamber aims to move forward with a stronger voice, a more vibrant business community and a collaborative approach to doing business.

Executive roles

President

The president’s role is to guide the executive and run the meetings. The president is expected to be up to date on all current issues and have a wealth of contacts at the local political, council and business level. The president is also one of the representatives on the Manning Valley Business Chamber and attends their meetings to ensure that Wingham has a strong voice. The president liaises with local government representatives and is generally the face of the chamber.

Vice president

Assists the president.

Secretary

The secretary takes minutes at the monthly business meetings. These are then distributed to members.

Treasurer

The Treasurer prepares the financial statements and other reports for the chamber, presenting a summary at each general meeting.

Other roles include publicity officer and general executive member positions.