BURRUM DISTRICT PROGRESS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER DEC 2011

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Received & published by Henry Sapiecha

OFFER DISCOUNTS TO CARD HOLDERS AND GET MORE BUSINESS – FCCC

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Dear Member,
The Fraser Coast Regional Council would like to invite Chamber of
Commerce members to become part of Staycations.
Staycations is an exciting ‘locals program’ initiated by the Fraser Coast Regional Council as part of its contribution to developing tourism and supporting local business operators.
Through a multi-tiered marketing campaign, locals are educated about the Fraser Coast’s wealth of attractions and natural attributes and encouraged, with the help of incentives, to become tourists in their own region.

The two main objectives are:
1. To stimulate the business and investment climate on the Fraser Coast by encouraging residents to “holiday at home” and spend money locally.
2. To encourage residents to become passionate and informed tourism ambassadors for the Fraser Coast and to proactively accompany their visiting friends and relatives to local attractions and experiences.
Staycations works by promoting the following incentives to  residents:
1. “Locals” discounts to all residents of the region with a Staycations Card

and/ or

2. Discounts for locals who bring a visitor from outside the area to a local attraction or tourism operator.

As at end of June 2009, there are over 1000 Fraser Coast residents who are Staycations card holders, and over 50 tourism and business members.
More details on the scheme, including the marketing benefits for your business can be viewed on request

If you would like to be part of this exciting marketing initiative, please contact Vanida Petts at Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre on 4125 9858 or Kelli Sauer, at the Maryborough Visitor Information Centre on 4190 5742.

Kind regards,
Cr Anne Nioa,
Marketing and Tourism Portfolio Chair

red-dial-phone 1300 79 49 29       F (07) 4197 4455

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No fees!All bookings/purchases direct to you!

Direct link to your website!

Direct link to your email address

What will it cost?

A discount or special offer of your choice to cardholders Membership Benefits Membership in scheme is at no cost to operators, yet has a value of up to $1000 in market exposure and other benefits including:•

Live Life Happy website – inclusion and promotion of Staycations scheme and members on Council’s new Live Life Happy website www.livelifehappy.com.au•

Our Fraser Coast Magazine 2010 – listing in this annual publication which is distributed through Visitor Information Centres, and over 150 distribution points, Council administration centres, regional libraries, trade and travel displays.

The images and text of the magazine is designed to capture people taking a Vacation or Staycation.• Window Sticker to display business is a member of Staycations scheme•

Collaborative marketing – between the Fraser Coast Regional Council and Fraser CoastTourism Board to promote the Staycations scheme.

The key aims are to increase the number of cardholders and participating members and increase the uptake of Staycations bookings.

• Buy-in opportunities – the chance to be part of special Chronicle Staycations features and the opportunity to promote your business and Staycations offer at discounted rates.

Residents are directed to book directly with operators and pay all money to operators. A disclaimer on the card and brochures advise that operators are not obliged to apply the discount to bookings made through a third party or agent.

Check out our website to see how it works:

Please return this completed section. This information will be used in the Participating Operators List Brochure.
Business Name :__________________________________________________
Street Address :__________________________________________________
Phone : ________________________ Fax : ________________
Website :__________________________________________________

Please include my special offer to Staycations Card holders in your brochure/ website. I will update these details should my offer change or expires.
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I/we offer discounts of:
_______% or $_______ for locals who hold a current Staycations Card.
This discount applies to family rates: Yes No
This discount applies to student rates: Yes No
This discount applies to pension concession rates: Yes No
_______% or $_______ for locals who bring a bonafide visitor
This discount applies to family rates: Yes No
This discount applies to student rates: Yes No
This discount applies to pension concession rates: Yes
ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS ONLY
We offer discounts to locals of ________% or $_______, or
Please contact us to find out current season specials
Contact us on ______________________________
OTHER OFFER
List other offer or conditions eg.

Free glass of house wine with every main meal;

or

Offer does not apply during Christmas, Easter and School holidays.
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
Please tick as many boxes as applicable to your establishment. A disclaimer will be included to the effect of only one discount applies at any one time and terms and conditions may apply.

Please contact operator directly’
• I/We agree to keep the Fraser Coast Regional Council informed at all times of changes in conditionsand discounts or any other factor which may affect my offering.
• I/We agree to honour the advertised discount of our product as supplied in this agreement or I have provided an amendment to update these details.
• I/We understand that should card holders breach their direct booking agreement, I/we may only collect the difference on the day
• I/We agree to further media/web promotions as per this agreement
• I/We agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Staycations Agreement.

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Signed:__________________________________Date:_________

Received and posted by Henry Sapiecha  3rd Sept 2009

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BURRUM CHAMBER CANCELS SEPT MEETING

THE EXECUTIVES ARE DOWN BY 3 OF THE 4 FOR THE SCHEDULED MEETING of the BURRUM CHAMBER
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THE FOLLOWING IS NOW POSTED FOR MEMBERS TO NOTE
Hi everyone
Due to both Mal and myself being away and with President Bill in hospital, I am cancelling the Burrum Chamber of Commerce’s meeting due to be held on Monday, 7th September – this will now mean that the next meeting will be the AGM on 5th October – have spoken to Sue [Bill’s wife]and conveyed our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Bill
Rhonda Davison
Secretary
Published by Henry Sapiecha 31st August 2009
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TELL US WHAT THE CHAMBER CAN DO FOR YOU..!

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Dear Members and Supporters,

2009 Members & Supporters Survey

PLEASE HELP US MAKE THE CHAMBER
BETTER FOR YOU

To assist the executive of Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce in their endeavour to ensure that the Chamber delivers value to all stakeholders we are seeking your help.

The help we need is your input into what you want to see from your Chamber by participating in our 2009 survey.  It is only with the input from the broader membership that we can grow our membership base, our influence, and our overall value to the Hervey Bay community.

Of course we can not hope to be all things to all people but our aim is to deliver the best possible Chamber for the broadest range of Hervey Bay businesses.

We encourage everyone, whether a member or not, to participate, openly and with total honesty.  We need to hear the bad as well as the good if we are to continue to improve the value the Chamber delivers to the business community of Hervey Bay.

Please click here to be taken to the online survey form

Alternatively click here to download a form you can fill out and fax back.

Please help us work better for you by participating.

If you have any questions, would like to clarrify a point, or provide feedback outside of this survey please feel comfortable emailing me directly at secretary@herveybaychamber.asn.au

Warm Regards

Ken Kitson
Secretary
Chamber Development Officer

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 23rd July 2009

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BCC MEMBERS PROFILE – BRUCE & VONNI NOBLE – BURRUM RIVER CARAVAN PARK

Bruce and Vonnie Noble – BURRUM RIVER CARAVAN PARK

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One of the very best caravan parks around in the Fraser Coast Region and beyond. Winner of prestigous awards of excellence the efforts of both Bruce and Vonnie can be seen by their achievemnets at the caravan park on the mighty Burrum River. Its salt water frontage to the tidal river entice many a happy traveller [and myself at times] to throw in a line and catch one of the many sea food delights that frequent these waters.

Boating acess pontoon jetty and a clean well kept park are a showpiece for both Bruce and Vonnie and for the local community generally.

THIS IS A HAPPY MAN

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For all your accommodation caravan or camping or cabin needs contact us at:-

red-dial-phone07 41294859

Old Bruce Highway [adjacent the bridge on the Burrum River]

Published by Henry Sapiecha 6th July 2009

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BCC MEMBER PROFILE – JOHN & ALISON TURNBULL

A MEMBER OF WORTH IN THE COMMUNITY

Mover and Shaker who gets things done and does not slow down

LOCAL PROPERTY DEVELOPER AND BUSINESSMAN

Mr John Turnbull and Alison his hardworking wife

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This high profile member employs several people here in the district and has a number of  property and business developments either currently under way or in the pipeline.

In due course his full profile will be disclosed here for our fellow members and the community generally to fully appreciate the calibre of this member and his family and his worth to our local community

red-dial-phone 41290431cellphonex0080408062760email4-note-moves john.semfield@bigpond.com

Published by Henry Sapiecha 29th June 2009

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BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MINUTES – JUNE 2009

BURRUM CHAMBER

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126th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 1ST JUNE, 2009

Meeting commenced at 7.10pm.

Items raised in discussion

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Council attendees –

Andrew Jackson, Gerard O’Connell, Leigh Bennett.

SOME IDEAS BEING SUBMITTED TO THE ABOVE BY MEMBERS WERE

1. Tracy Barlow -How will ideas affect Howard – improving the environment would be advantageous – do not wish to see Howard an outer suburb of Hervey Bay – agreed that some industrial areas will need to be developed but would like to see it remain mainly a rural area.

2. Consensus was that plans should not be based around a large influx of residents (urban sprawl) but hoped to see business growth without going too big.

3. Henry Sapiecha – stated that while this was good, he hoped it would not jeopardise people and business – natural progression.

4. Bill Gosewisch – would like to see sustainable development for job placements (i.e. accommodation, age care facility and small businesses). Also stated that there were 2 primary schools in the area but that our children had to then travel to Hervey Bay, Maryborough or Childers to attend High School. Meeting agreed that this was not in the best interest of the town as we were losing our young people to larger towns – Gerard O’Connell to follow up with Education Dept.

5. Carol Robertson – Howard should remain the hub of the District – simple signage would be advantageous to the area.

6. Yvonne Melverton – small industrial area should be developed to provide employment for our young people.

7. Some projects in the shire are being considered by the Council and these need to be maintained in an organised manner.

8. Andrew Jackson asked if we were able to get Broadband and good mobile reception – was told good in town but fades as you move away from town – impacts on business people who work from home as well as families. Was told that there was a fibre optic cable in area – further investigation to be made.

9. Henry Sapiecha – asked what impact/reaction from Council to a proposed development of 300 affordable homes – would need to be reviewed by Town Planners – on land classed as rural the State Govt. is involved – very hard to change from rural to urban development.

10. Helen Day – suggested a parcel of land be made available for development which would retain the “village” lifestyle – needs some sort of balance.

11. Sewerage – Street scaping –Area accommodation – Aged care facilities etc all raised for discussion

12. Debbie Trapnell –We need a more even council allocation of money

13. Henry Sapiecha – asked about the Bridge – not Council responsibility – this is an important link to the town – pedestrian footpath needed or converted to a weir with road, which would tie in with safety issues.

Closed @ 8:50pm.

Next meeting to be held on Monday 6th July 2009

*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard *Secretary – Rhonda Davison

*Treasurer – Bill Brown *Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

Email…. bcc@acbocallcentre.com P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

Published by Henry Sapiecha 15th June 2009

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BCC MEMBER/EXECUTIVE-SECRETARY-RHONDA DAVISON

Devoted mother and valued chamber secretary
RHONDA DAVISON
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I lived in Brisbane for 35 years raising 4 sons and was secretary/treasurer for the Kedron State Schoool P.& C., swimming and tennis club for almost 25 years.
I was also the first female president of an Australian Rules Football Club in Australia having to fight to prove I could do the job in a male orientated environment – there are now quite a few females in charge of football clubs.
After moving to the Burrum River 9 years ago, I started as a volunteer at the Burrum Districts Respite Centre and then moved on to become the administrator of that Association as well as being secretary/treasurer on their Committee.
old-phone-2Home 41290422   Work 41290995 cellphonex0730438160617

mailslotg rhondadavison@yahoo.com

I am currently secretary of the Burrum Chamber of Commerce and I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life through the Chamber and the Respite Centre.
Published by Henry Sapiecha 2nd June 2009
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FRASER COAST COUNCIL MEET THE BURRUM DISTRICT PEOPLE

FRASER COAST COUNCIL

MEETS BURRUM DISTRICT COMMUNITY

In attendance were :-

1…Mayor Mick Kruger

2…Peter Smith

3…Ron Smith

4…Davendra Naidu

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The Burrum Chamber of Commerce executive and the community at large met with council @ the Howard community hall on the 26th May 2009 to openly discuss matters of interest and need in the Burrum District.

Council had heard the input from members of the gallery and made notes on same for activation within their mandate of responsibility to its electorate

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The Chamber supports this marvellous initiative and would like to think that this will be a regular event as has been mooted by our vice president Mal Chard who chaired the meeting’s issues agenda.

The community hopefully wil appreciate this opportunity and attend each of these as they become available so the council can keep in touch with the people who elected them and attend accurately to their needs in a timely manner

WELL DONE BY THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS EVENT

Attended and Published by Henry Sapiecha 26th May 2009

FRASER COAST COUNCILLOR-SUE BROOKS NOW IN OUR AFFILIATES WEB SITE LINK

There is a facility in our web presence for councillors profiles

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Councillor) Sue Brooks  at home

50 Vine Forest Dve,Dundowran Beach, Qld, 4655

ph 07 4128 6156    m 0409 485 818

ssuuee@bigpond.net.au

Please visit my web/blog site at http://www.suebrooks.com.au

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=642989000

http://au.youtube.com/profile?user=suebrooksplace

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 27th May 2009

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