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March 2024 General Meeting Minutes

General Meeting

13th March, 2024
Held at Lakeside Golf Club

The meeting was opened at 6.29 pm

Welcome & President’s Report Anne Parnham, President

Anne welcomed everyone to the meeting including Life Member Tony Perich AM and his wife Cathy, members of Camden Council. Anne also welcomed all members, their guests and our speaker for the evening Lucy Bloom.

Anne thanked all the sponsors for being part of The Greater Narellan Business Chamber.

Anne noted:

  • that the Chamber is a not-for-profit organisation made up entirely of volunteers and there isn’t anyone standing to gain financially from being on the Board;
  • she introduced the members of the Board and asked them to stand so that members could recognise them if they have any matters to raise;
  • We are currently looking for a secretary director please see me after the meeting if you are interested.
  • We are currently looking for a   sponsorship director please see me after the meeting if you are interested.
  • There are expressions of interest papers on your tables if you are interested in either of these positions. These will be only until our AGM in September when formal voting will be carried out. So if you want to test to see how you go the next 5 months would be a great time to see if you enjoy being part of the team.
  • There are pamphlets on your table to see what is happening with our chamber.
  • Our secretary’s report is on our website and our financial report is on your table for you to look over and if you have any questions please refer to our treasurer karina roach.
  • A lot of members do not have their business details on our website. So please when you have a moment go to the website and enter your details so other members can contact you. There is no point just putting your name there only. I would like to remind you all that we have our Facebook and Instagram and LinkedIn pages that you can all join especially the members only Facebook page where you can put items of interest for other members to see.
  • We had our thank god it’s Friday at Gregory Hills hotel which was well attended and a reminder that we have another one soon.
  • Last week was international women’s day on the 8th march and I represented Narellan Chamber at 3 events. First one was with Coleman Greig solicitors at Oatlands house with Lisa Curry as the speaker. The next one was with Camden Council at Gledswood Winery with Dr Jana Pittman as speaker and the last one was at parramatta with the university of western sydney where our admin assistant Carlene Cardona was a finalist in the overall community award.
  • Next month camden council will be hosting us for our general meeting at the council chambers at oran park and they will be having small tours of the chambers so if you want to join us on the tours could you please let me know asap.


Roland Blackstone, Vice President & Governance
Rachel Elliott, Events Director – left early.

Membership Update – Sandra Bartlett, Membership Director

New member introductions:

  • WIN Network

Member Spotlight Presentation

  • Joe Pomenicko 4K Automotive

Member Facebook Draw:

  • Robert Proietti – The Alternative Board Macarthur

Table Introductions – directed by Sandra and Rachel

Sponsorship Update – Presented By Anne

Gold Sponsor                 Carrington Care – 10 minute presentation

Bronze Sponsors            4K Automotive – 2 minute presentation

In-Kind Sponsor              Hamper Culture – 1 minute presentation

What’s On – Roland Blackstone, Vice President

  • Club Menangle 4th Birthday Celebrations Sund 17th March 2024
  • Lunch with the Premier, Chris Minns Friday 12th April 2024 hosted by Ingleburn Chamber of Commerce and Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce.
  • Blue Wren House Annual High Tea Friday 22nd March 2024.
  • TGIF Social Drinks for The Greater Narellan Business Chamber, Friday 22nd March.
  • Rotary Club if Gregory Hills Golf Day for Escabags 10.04.24 7:15 AM
  • Lifeline 007 Gala – 22.06.24 6 PM

Details about the above What’s On are available on the Chambers website.

Lucy Bloom Presentation – “Doing Business Differently”

Carla introduced Lucy Bloom “Doing Business Differently”

  • She was born in South Africa came to Australia very young.
  • Single has 3 children
  • Resilience – keep a positive mind
  • She has travelled overseas to work in various charities
  • She was a jillaroo? and has milked cows and loves animals.
  • Visualize what you want in detail and focus on it.
  • The Chasing the Squirrel Concept where there is a gap in the market and to create a business opportunity around it and commercialise it.


  • No Q&A Section for this event

Lucky Door Prize

Carrington Gold Sponsor – Lucky Door Prizes

  • Rachel Elliot

Macarthur BMW Bronze Sponsor – Lucky Door Prize

  • Cassandra Button – Sprouts Consulting
  • David Johnson – Finance for Growth

Hamper Culture – Luck Door Prize

  • James Nguyen – Park & Hills Legal

Closing Remarks – Anne Parnham

Anne thanked our in-kind sponsors.

  • Handprint Photography – Kylie Lyons
  • Brick Studios – Daniel Fenech
  • Alpha IT – Garth Lewis
  • Tony Wolf and Sons Printing – Ian Wolf
  • Hamper Culture – Peta Borg
  • Private Drivers Online – Tony Bonano

The next meeting will be April 10th at Camden Council Chambers with Mayor Ashleigh Cagney and Mr Andrew Carfield. 

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8:45 PM.