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June General Meeting Minutes

General Meeting

8 June 2022
Held at Rydges Campbelltown

The meeting was opened at 7.00am

Welcome & President’s Report – Steve Moore, President

Steve welcomed everyone to the meeting and acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land.  He welcomed lift members Tony Perich AM and Adriana Care, Immediate Past President Shaun Pereira and Carlene Cardona, President of Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce.

Since the last meeting, the Federal Election was held and a change of Government.  For the seat of Hume, the Chamber would like to congratulate Angus Taylor for retaining the seat and note that under opposition, he has been appointed to the position of Shadow Treasurer.  The Board and will continue to advocate for members with his office and will endeavour to engage with him for a general meeting in the new year. 

The new Government has already been vocal about the hawkish outlook for the economy as interest rates continue to rise and inflation fuels cost of living pressure, there are renewed opportunities for the community to support each other.  In the lead up to the end of financial year Steve encourages everyone to reach out to each other at events and on Chamber platforms.  And if there is any support that the Board can provide, please do not hesitate to ask.

Now where todays meeting is being held in the Campbelltown LGA there are several major infrastructure projects that members should be aware of that will have a wide-ranging influence over the Narellan region.  The new Campbelltown Hospital has just been completed and is now in its commissioning period expanding the delivery of key medical services to our entire region so residents don’t need to travel further out of the area.

Along with the hospital is the planning for the $1billion justice precinct.  Where community consultation has just began for many of the Chambers members this will be a game changing project.  The development with all 3 tiers of government under the western city deal poses further opportunities for the Chamber to advocate for members and the Board looks forward to being involved in the consultation wherever possible.

Lastly, Steve announced a save the date for the return of the Annual Premier’s Breakfast.  On Thursday, June 4th Narellan Chamber will host the NSW Premier Dominic Perrotet at Club Menangle.  Tickets will be available shortly via the Chambers website.


Ian Wolf – Tony Wolf & Son Quality Printers

Secretary’s Report – Roland Blackstone, Secretary

Roland advised the Minutes from May were on the website.  The Minutes were moved by Kirsti Reynolds, seconded by Karina Rauch and accepted.  Any business arising please contact Roland Blackstone, Secretary.

Treasurer’s Report – Karina Rauch, Treasurer

Karina presented the Treasurers Report as of 31 May 2022.  Total income $11,858, total expenses $8,313, net profit $3,552.  Current cash at bank is $118,594.  The report was moved by Roland Blackstone, seconded by Steve Moore and accepted.

Membership Update – Sandra Bartlett, Membership Director

Currently a membership of 168 – 134 financial, 5 life members, 27 sponsors and contra sponsors, 2 CIN sponsors, 1 not renewing and 7 waiting to renew.  Of this 2 new members have been reviewed and approved by the Board – Camden Wealth Advisors, and Hamper Culture Gifting Studio.

Member Spotlight Presentation for June – Nevine Yousef of Marsdens Law Group

Member Shout Outs:

  • Daniel of Brick Studios thanked Club Menangle
  • Carla Upfill of Carrington thanked Brick Studios

Member Spotlight promo draw for July 2022 general meeting – Damien of Inspire Energy.

Members Facebook promo draw for June 2022 – Nicole Cusack of Nictricious

Sandy also reminded members to keep an eye on their Inbox as lots of members are renewing in June.

Christmas In Narellan (CIN) Update – Brad Martino, Events Director and Board Representative

  • CIN 2022 is being held on Saturday, 12th November
  • Sponsorship packages available:
    • Rudolf for $15,000
    • Santa for $10,000
    • Elf for $3,500
    • Angel for $1,500

What’s On – Carla Upfill, Meetings Director

Carla advised the following upcoming events:

  • Boots n Beats Camden Country Music Festival on Saturday, 18 June
  • Youth Solutions Charity Golf Day on Friday, 13 May at Campbelltown Golf Club
  • Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce June meeting on 22 June at Wests Leagues Leumeah with guest speaker Scott Taylor of Praesidium Group
  • Youth Solutions Annual Charity Event Flashback to Your Favourites on Saturday 30 July at Campbelltown Catholic Club from 6.30pm
  • Carrington Annual Fair on Saturday, 10 September from 9am
  • Combined Narellan and Campbelltown Chambers of Commerce Christmas Party on 16 December 2022 at Ottimo House

Sponsorship Update – Nicole Cusack, Sponsorship Director

Nicole advised that the new financial year sponsorship packages were on the table to look at.  Anyone wishing to commit to a sponsorship for 2022-2023 please contact her.  All sponsor applications will be considered and closing is 24 June, and if there are too many then first in will be successful.  She then introduced the following sponsors for their presentations:

Silver Sponsor Presentation                – Access Law Group

Contra Sponsor Presentations            – Alpha IT
                                                                   – Imageology

Speaker Presentation

Cara introduced the guest speaker – Peter Mackey, NETM Executive Director Western Sydney Parklands Authority.

NETM – New Education and Training Model

Why do we need a new model

  • Technology is transforming jobs
  • Businesses in priority industries report technical skills shortages
  • Many jobseekers lack the skills that employers are looking for
  • Existing training systems are not responsive enough

Features of the NETM

  • Industry led
  • Place based
  • Cross sectoral
  • Fast and flexible
  • Stackable

Micro-credentials (noun) –  Micro-credentials are small-scale courses (in NETM context – about 40 hours of learning) for learners to build knowledge, skills and experience in a particular discipline applicable across multiple professions: Micro-credentials will be designed at different levels of complexity in a learner’s journey to facilitate lifelong learning.

Key deliverables of the NETM pilot – advanced manufacturing, Defence and Aerospace, Pharmaceutical manufacturing, freight & logistics, agribusiness.

Industry’s role in the NETM – industry initiation, micro-credential co-design, micro-credential co-delivery, staff enrolment.

The NETM is underway!

Q&A session:

  • Steve Moore – Free for how long
    • Report back to Government in 2023 as ½ way and have a framework to capture and report back.  It is has legs then industry may be expected to co-fund.
  • Roland Blackstone – Value and interchange with International qualifications and stackability
    • Current eligibility is current workers in Western Sydney and/or education graduated.  Don’t know yet about Internationals.  The current micro-credentials are a qualified training course, they are a skill and skill set.
  • Raad Richards – ? Addressing current work shortages ie aged care
    • Huge potential, its currently a model, aged care and health care could be in the future.

Lucky Door Prize

Access Law Group bag won by Teresa Tree of Careflight

Access Law Group bag won by David Waudby of Wards Accounting

Access Law Group box of cupcakes won by Jose Ramirez of SipTel

Imageology Hamper won by Clarissa of Access Law Group

Alpha IT laser printer won by Sue Anne Collings of Guardian Funerals

C21 Pereira Group bottle of Moet won by Sandra Bartlett of Stairway 2 Dreams

C21 Pereira Group bottle of Moet won by Tony Perich of Greenfields Estate

Closing Remarks – Steve Moore

Steve thanked everyone attending and supporting, the sponsors for their support, Peter and Megan for being the breakfast meeting speakers and Rydges Campbelltown. 

The next general meeting will be on July 13th at Wests Lakeside commencing at 5.30pm for 6.00pm with Tess Salmon of Western Sydney Airport as the guest speaker.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.40am.

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