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June General Meeting Minutes

General Meeting

9 June 2021
Held at Woodlands @ Harrington Grove

The meeting was opened at 5.33pm

Welcome – Steve Moore, Vice President

Steve welcomed everyone to another fantastic meeting of Narellan Chamber, the plan is to get everyone home for State of Origin kick-off.  He acknowledged the traditional owners of the land.  He welcomed everyone to the meeting – life member Ian Wolf, Mayor and Councillors of Wollondilly Shire Council, tonight’s guest speaker Nick Passalis from the ATO, members and guests.


Shaun Pereira – President, Century 21 Pereira Realty
Sue Robinson – Sponsorship Co-ordinator, The Strictly Limited Company

President’s Report – Steve Moore on behalf of Shaun Pereira

  • Shaun sends his apologies for tonight’s meeting
  • This meeting marks the halfway point of 2021
  • The start of June marks 12 months since most businesses were allowed to reopen.  Fast forward to today and the economy is strong and showing signs of recovery.
  • As a Chamber, Shaun is extremely proud of the team and how everyone has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the high standards are maintained.
  • Christmas in Narellan – things are progressing well with our partners Humm Events and TKR Consulting who are working with the CIN Committee to ensure the 10 year anniversary will be the best yet.  Thank you to all the business who have expressed an interest in sponsoring.  For any further information, there are flyers provided on the tables or speak to Pania Gregson.
  • A email has been sent to Chamber members today on behalf of Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves regarding a NSW Budget Breakfast with Stuart Ayers on June 25th.
  • The Western Sydney Area Business Awards (WASABE Awards) have extended the closing date to 18 June.  It would be fantastic to see members represented at these Awards.
  • We are pleased to confirm that we have secured the Premier Gladys Berejiklian to speak at the annual breakfast to be held at Club Menangle on Tuesday, August 17th.

Secretary’s Report – Carla Upfill, Secretary

Carla advised the Minutes from 12 May have been delayed going onto the website due to a technical issues.  This will occur very soon.  The Minutes were moved by Damian Bleeker, seconded by Sandy Bartlett and accepted.  Any business arising please see Carla Upfill, Secretary.

Treasurer’s Report – Karina Rauch, Treasurer

Karina presented the Treasurers Report as of 31 May 2021.  Total income for May $6,593, total expenses for May $6,696, net loss for May ($103), net loss for YTD ($17,268).  Current cash at bank is $131,165.  The report was moved by Leanne Wolf, seconded by Pania Gregson and accepted.

Membership Update – Sandra Bartlett, Membership Co-ordinator

Current financial membership is 146 financial, 4 life members, 26 sponsors and contra sponsors, CIN 1 members and 3 new members. 

Of this are 3 New members – KIJA Digital, Michael Brown Planning Strategies, and TKR Consulting.

Member Shout Outs:

  • Sue-Anne Collings of Guardian Funerals thanked Maureen Thorpe
  • Ian Wolf of Tony Wolf & Sons Quality Printers thanked Jamie and Linda and the team from Camden Mowing
  • Sandy Bartlett of Stairway 2 Dreams thanked Anne Parnham and the team at The Campbelltown Lighting Centre

Member Spotlight promo draw for July 2021 meeting – Geoff Rogers of Camden Valley Financial Services.

Members Facebook promo draw – Peter Nonnenmacher of Hillross Macarthur

What’s On – Steve Moore

Steve advised the following upcoming events:

  • June 11-14 – Tuffnutters at Mt Annan Botanical Gardens – Australia’s largest inflatable play park
  • June 16th – Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce at Menangle Country Club with guest speaker Anna Sheppard, CEO of Bambuddha Group
  • June 20th & 27th – Scouts NSW Hume Region are running a Mental Health First Aid (Youth) course – see Wendy White
  • June 26th – MTTEC are running a Barista Essentials course
  • July 2-4 – Camden Council are running Winterfest at Onslow Oval
  • July 31st – Youth Solutions Annual Gala Event at The Cube Campbelltown
  • August 268 – Camden Meals on Wheels Trivia Night at Camden Civic Centre

Local Update – Julie Lewis from Service NSW

  • Business concierge service
  • Free support for any applications
  • Covers the 3 levels of Government – one door
  • Dine and Discover vouchers – extended to end of July 2021
  • Small Government Fees $1500 rebate

Sponsorship Update – Pania Gregson, Special Projects Co-ordinator

Thank you to all the Chamber’s returning sponsors and new sponsors.  The Bronze Sponsors will be acknowledged at the July meeting.

Speaker Presentation

Steve Moore welcomed and introduced Nick Passalis from the ATO with an update.
This update information provided is of a general nature.

The recent Federal Budget covered subjects such as:

  • Tax incentives
    Superannuation changes; and
    Digital options
  • Temporary full expensing extended to 30 June 2021
    Aggregated annual turnover or total income up to $5b – deduct the full cost of eligible depreciable assets
  • Temporary loss carry back – extended by 1 year
    Aggregated annual turn over up to $5b
  • JobMaker Hiring Credit
  • Superannuation Guarantee Eligibility
    Removing the $450 per month threshold
  • Superannuation minimum guarantee percentage
    FY 2021-22 up to 10% then 0.5% per year till 12% in 2025-26
  • Stapled super funds when hiring new workers
  • Digital options for small business
    Marketing and sales, Invoicing and receiving payments, Paying for equipment and materials, Paying employee wages and super, Accounting and record-keeping, Cash flow and business performance review, Recording for tax deductions.
  • Reporting to the ATO online
  • Calculators and Tools
    Business viability tool
  • For more information:
  • Connect with the ATO on all the socials including YouTube and the ATO app
  • Anne Parnham asked what were this years “hit” industries for the ATO
    • Nick replied that the ATO don’t have hit industries, however, high risk in the cash economy are construction, restaurants & cafes, and anyone that deals in cash
  • Alison Attard commented that she liked the ATO app especially for its vehicle log book.

Lucky Door Prize

Sparkling Wine prize won by Gorgia of Macarthur Disability Services

Red Wine prize won by Susan Johnson of Finance 4 Growth

Closing Remarks – Steve Moore

Steve thanked everyone attending and supporting the meeting including the sponsors, our guest speaker, Woodlands @ Harrington Grove. 

The next meeting will be on 14 July for Breakfast at Woodlands @ Harrington Grove with guest speaker Tony Nash, the founder of Booktopia.

And the following meeting is Tuesday, August 17th for the Premier’s Breakfast.

Tickets for both these meetings go on sale next Tuesday through the Chamber website.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 6.40pm

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