Cooroy Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Date: 8 May 2017
Meeting Time: 12 Midday
Meeting Venue: Cooroy Hotel, Garnet Street, Cooroy
President: Danielle Taylor Vice-President: Andy Flitter
Treasurer: Lynda Sandford Secretary: Carol Christensen
Executive: Tania Stewart Executive: Elona Bosboom
Executive: Megan D’Elton Executive: Richard Hansen
Executive: Seb Vecchio Cooroy Future Group Rep: Chris Bell
Apologies: Andy Flitter, Megan D’Elton, Seb Vecchio
- Guest Presentation: Doug Claydon – Cooroy RV Submission
Doug advised Ray was not available. Doug and Ray have been working on a report and submission to Council regarding Cooroy RV park. Noosa Council advised them that the report/submission should come through Cooroy Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber agrees that the RV park is good for the town and business. The chamber has no authority to work with car club or pony club on matters regarding RV this should be done by council. Both of these groups add to the Cooroy community and its imperative the Noosa council work with them to resolve issues and make the RV stop an attractive location for RV’s.
Motion: Danielle Taylor moved a motion that chamber adds a cover letter to the report stating the items that the chamber agrees and noting that the report was written by Doug and Ray as individuals. Seconded by Carol Christensen. All in favour.
Doug also asked about an information centre at RV stop which is part of their report. Chamber supports an information centre but is the RV stop the best place or should it be more central? Chamber also noted that the RV stop should be on the Noosa Hinterland Trail Map.
- Minutes of Last Meeting
Minutes of the last meeting on 10 April 2017 (on website)
Proposed: Carol Christensen Seconded:Elona Bosboom
- Actions arising from the minutes:
- Networking Night – 2 May : Cancelled
- Andy sent out info to see if interested in advertising on RV vouchers in Chamber newsletter
- Danielle to approach Seb to return to Chamber Exec – Seb has agreed to join the Chamber Exec.
- Treasurer’s Report:
General Acc. $7,700 Term Deposit $26,000
Final payment from CCTV grant of $15,000 still to come
Proposed: Lynda Sandford Seconded: Danielle Taylor
Attended: First Aid Training with Noosa Council attended by Andy & Nova Flitter
Opening of Cooroy Noosa Genealogical research Group attended by Carol Christensen
Forthcoming: 2nd Business Advisory Group Meeting at Noosa Council: 3pm 9 May – Danielle
ABAF Presentation for Sunshine Coast Destinations Events Bootcamp at Lake Kawana Community Centre : 11am 10 May – Danielle
Noosa Hinterland Map with Tourism Noosa at Cooroy Butter Factory: 5.30pm 24 April – Danielle, Chris
Cooroy Fusion 2017 Launch at BFAC – Danielle & Carol
SCCCA small business breakfast – not attending
Sunshine Coast Business Council Urban Evolution of SC 8th June – not attending
Mail In: Australian Government Volunteer Grants 2016 – Unsuccessful
New Member (Community Group): We Give A Buck Foundation Australia
Mail Out: Acquittal to Bendigo Bank for 2014 Christmas in Cooroy
Acquittal to Australian Government for CCTV Update
Acquittal to Bendigo Bank for 2016 Christmas in Cooroy
- Other Business:
- Australian Body Art Festival Photo Exhibition on at BFAC from 6th May to 16th May
Approx 60 people attended the opening of photo exhibition.
Statistics from Australian Body Art Festival
250 hrs of event management
900 volunteer hours
$30,000 in donations and sponsorships
7,000 attended with 93% came just for Festival, 51% from outside shire, 78% stayed in accommodation. Average spend $200.
Good partnerships with CBFAC, Fusion Festival, Rotary, Noosa Council
Lots of positive feedback
Our regional tourism board, Sunshine Coast Destinations has agreed to support the 2018 Australian Body Art Festival in a Queensland Tourism grant application.
- Kurui Update. Proof is ready and Danielle has reviewed. It will print by end of May. Will launch it at AGM.
- CCTV Update – Mal is having some issues with system, time is out of sync – Naskam to rectify.
- AGM will be held on June 6th
- Meeting Closed:30 pm
Next Exec meeting: 5 June @ 12noon Cooroy Hotel (day before AGM)