At the November meeting, President Mark called for more involvement from executive members.
“Speak to others about the Chamber, try and recruit more members, the President asked of the executive. We have a good group, but we still need more members to enable us to increase our activities,” the President said.
The Executive also decided it would hold a dinner for invited guests on February 1. More details on this soon.
It was also agreed that the Chamber needed a business plan for the coming years. This will be discussed at a “Think Tank” early in the New Year.
Bertus DeVilliers gave a update on the Transformation at Nyrstar and reported all was going well.
Members were also invited to hear an update on the “Come See’ project at the Flinders Range Motor Inn at 5 pm on December 1. A tour of St Mark’s College will also be undertaken on December 11 at 5.30 pm. John Pirie High and the Mid North Christian College will be on the agenda for next year.
The Chamber will hold its final meeting for the year on December 16 at 7 am at the John Pirie Motor Inn.
At the Executive meeting on November 18 the following opening hours leading into Christmas were recommended:
Sundays, December 4, 11, 18, 11am – 3pm.
Saturdays, December 10, 17, 24, 9am – 2pm.
Thursdays, December 8, 15, 22, 9am – 8pm.
At the September meeting President Mark told members there had been several meetings over recent weeks re the “Come See Change” promotion and that there was a positive response from all parties. Council will back the project financially and other organisations, including Chamber, will be asked to contribute. Mark believes the project will be up and running by Christmas and it will give a new and positive outlook on Port Pirie.
The project includes new signings on the city entrances and billboards on Port Wakefield road.
The President also pointed out the good work being done behind the scenes by RDA Australia, Yorke and Mid North, pointing especially at what is happening with upgrades in Peterborough, which also has the support of Geoff Brock,MP.
The meeting again discussed the issue of caravans not coming into the city. President mentioned that perhaps local caravan proprietors could be asked to offer some concessions for short stays.
Geoff Brock told the meeting of how positive things were looking in Port Pirie and that there would be a further positive announcement in a week or two.