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The Return to Networking November 2021 General Meeting

November General Meeting Minutes

General Meeting

10 November 2021
Held at Menangle Country Club

The meeting was opened at 6.38pm

Welcome & President’s Report – Steve Moore, President

Steve welcomed everyone back to face to face meetings.  He acknowledged the traditional owners of the land.  He welcomed everyone to the meeting.  Steve acknowledged the recent 60th anniversary of business for Tony Wolf & Son Quality Printers, as well as the Blue Wren House fundraiser that raised in excess of $47,000.  Also another thank you and farewell to the outgoing Board members – Shaun Pereira, Leanne Wolf, Sue Robinson, Pania Gregson and Damian Bleeker.

Steve welcomed the new Board – Josephine Byrnes-Luna, Roland Blackstone, Karina Rauch, Sandra Bartlett, Carla Upfill, Kirsti Reynolds, Brad Martino and Jean Alim.  Jeanette Griffiths who was elected as Sponsorship Director has had to resign due to work movements.  Anyone interested please submit an Expression of Interest and at its next meeting the Board will appoint a new Sponsorship Director as a casual vacancy as per the Constitution.


Tony Perich AM – Greenfields Development Company Pty Ltd
Jean Alim – Marsdens Law Group
Tony and Leanne Wolf – Tony Wolf & Son Quality Printers

Secretary’s Report – Roland Blackstone, Secretary

Roland advised the Minutes from 8 September were on the website.  The Minutes were moved by Sandra Bartlett, seconded by Karina Rauch and accepted.  Any business arising please see Roland Blackstone, Secretary.

Treasurer’s Report – Karina Rauch, Treasurer

Karina presented the Treasurers Report as of 31 October 2021.  Total income for October $6,341, total expenses $7,403, net loss for October ($$1,056), net profit for YTD $29,308.  Current cash at bank is $112,445.  The report was moved by Sandra Bartlett, seconded by Steve Moore and accepted.

Sponsorship Update – Sandra Bartlett, in the absence of a Sponsorship Director

Sandra thanked Sue Robinson for all her work previously.  Again, if you wish to submit an EOI please do so as a matter of urgency before the next Board meeting (Wednesday, 17 November).

Presentations were made to the following Sponsors:

Bronze – Start Fresh Accounting, Pest Go, Grimes Finance & Mortgages, Nictricious, South West Property Inspections, CRG Plumbing, C21 Pereira Group

Silver – The Office Builders

Silver Sponsor Presentation – Paul Dawson of PSK Macarthur

Gold Sponsor Presentation – Bruce Christison and David Watson of Club Menangle

Membership Update – Sandra Bartlett, Membership Director

Current financial membership is 128 financial, 5 life members, 26 sponsors and contra sponsors, CIN 1 members and 2 new members, 8 not renewing. 

Of this are 2 New members that have been reviewed and approved by the Board – Oztech Sparks Electrical Pty Ltd and The Unleashed Collective.

Member Shout Outs:

  • Damian Bleeker of South West Property Inspections thanked Shaun Pereira of C21 Pereira Group
  • Geoff Ellis of Business Development Centre Macarthur thanked Joshua of Fusion Shutters and Blinds
  • Renee Garcia of CRG Plumbing thanked Damian Bleeker, Joshua and also Sue Robinson of The Strictly Limited Company
  • Pania Gregson of Pest Go thanked Kirsti Reynolds of Rubyonyx Marketing and Creative

Member Spotlight promo draw for February 2022 meeting – Alyse of Coutts Solicitors and Conveyancers.

Members Facebook promo draw:
– November 2021          Roland Blackstone of Marsdens Law Group
– December 2021            Geoff Ellis of Business Development Centre Macarthur
– January 2022                Garth Lewis of Alpha IT

Christmas in Narellan Update – Pania Gregson and Kirsti Reynolds

As no physical event this year, 4 online initiatives:

  • I’m Dreaming of a Colourful Christmas
  • Santa Paws
  • Show Us Your Griswalds
  • Wish Upon A Star (TGNBC Members Only FB page)

Lucky Door Prize

Prizes won by Wendy White of Sparkling Voices, Sebastian Cannavo of Marsdens Law Group and Garth Lewis of Alpha IT.

Closing Remarks – Steve Moore

Steve thanked everyone attending and supporting the return of face to face meetings.

Thank you Menangle Country Club and the Chamber sponsors.

The next meeting will be the Christmas Party to be held at Gledswood Winery on Wednesday, 8 December from 6.30pm.  Tickets are $75pp and includes food, drink and live entertainment.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.20pm.

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