February 2012, Newsletter No 4

February 2012, Newsletter No 4

Chamber Members - Sunday, February 05, 2012


It’s great to see the continued use by members of our new online membership system. To date, we have had more that 60 members renew using our new system.

Some members have called to say that they haven’t yet received an invoice for their membership. Please note that invoices will be issued only after you have completed your online submission, as the details that you enter are being captured for the production of our online members’ database.  

Remember to join or renew before 17 February 2012 to receive a 5% discount off the membership fee.

Membership renewals can be completed online at: http://www.dubbochamber.com.au/2011/MemberArea/member-application


The first networking event of 2012 was a business breakfast, sponsored by the DRTCC and with Ian Shepherd, Acting District Coordinator, from Workcover NSW as the guest speaker. Many thanks to DRTCC for sponsoring the event.


Ian spoke to us about the new Workplace Health and Safety laws that came into effect on 1 January 2012.


Over the next couple of weeks, the newsletter will include some key points from Ian’s presentation.


This week’s instalment focuses on employers and workers.

  • The term “employers” has been replaced by “persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)”; and “employees” is replaced by “workers”
  • A PCBU may be an individual person or an organisation conducting a business or undertaking. Examples of PCBUs who are individuals include: 
    o partners in partnerships 
    o sole traders and self employed people 
    o individual trustees of trusts (as with some family businesses) 
    o committee members of unincorporated associations if they employ someone.
  •  Examples of PCBUs that are organisations include: 
    o public companies 
    o private companies 
    o trustees that are companies 
    o cooperatives that are companies 
    o government departments and authorities 
    o incorporated associations if they employ someone 
    o local authorities (municipal corporations or councils) 
    o independent schools 
    o universities. 
  • The term 'worker' includes any person who works as an:
    o employee 
    o trainee 
    o volunteer 
    o outworker 
    o apprentice 
    o work experience student 
    o contractor or sub-contractor 
    o employees of a contractor or sub-contractor 
    o employee of a labour hire company assigned to work for a PCBU.
  •  An officer is a broad term that applies to people who can make decisions that significantly affect a business or undertaking.
  • An officer can be:
    o a director or secretary of a corporation 
    o any person who can make, or participate in making, decisions that affect the whole, or a substantial part, of the business of the corporation 
    o a person who has the capacity to affect significantly the corporation’s financial standing 
    o a receiver, or receiver and manager, of the property of the corporation 
    o an administrator of a corporation 
    o an administrator of a deed of company arrangement executed by a corporation 
    o a liquidator of a corporation 
    o a trustee or other person administering a compromise or arrangement made between the corporation and someone else.
  • An officer can delegate a task for WHS, but not the responsibility for WHS.


Thanks to the following businesses for supporting the Chamber and its events:


  • DRTCC for sponsoring the February 2012 breakfast.


Hole Sponsorship for the 2012 Chamber Golf Day:
  • Fortnum Financial Services
  • Viatek
  • Choice Home Loans
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • OEC
  • St George Bank
  • Regional Mortgage Professionals
  • Bridges Dubbo
  • Seed Business Solutions
  • Orana Mutual


2012 Chamber Golf Day Prize Sponsor:
  • Rhino Promotions


If you are interested in joining these businesses as a sponsor of the Chamber, the following sponsorships are available.


Sponsor a business networking breakfast

Value: $297 incl GST
• the opportunity for a 5 minute presentation to breakfast guests;
• signage at the breakfast;
• 1 ticket to the breakfast;
• brand exposure on the breakfast invitation;
• 1 paragraph advertising in the Chamber newsletter for 4 weeks (two weeks before and two weeks after); and
• will be featured on the Chamber website for the following month.


Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Golf Day NAMING RIGHTS

Value: $2200.00 incl GST
• Your business name and logo in prime position on the event flyer, advertisements and Chamber website
• 4 player registrations on the day
• Signage at the registration desk
• 5 minute presentation at the Awards presentation nd presentation of trophies
• Pull up banner and promotional material on display in the presentation area (upstairs at the Golf Club)
• Business profiled in the Members spotlight area for 8 weeks and opportunity to include content (up to paragraphs) in the Chamber newsletter for 8 weeks


Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Golf Day Hole Sponsor

Value: $220 incl GST
• Banner on the hole
• Banner and promotional material able to be displayed in the presentation room (upstairs at the golf club)
• Sponsorship promoted in Chamber newsletter and on DCCI’s Facebook page


Networking after hours in April, August and December

Value $297.00 incl GST (+ hosting costs)

• the opportunity for a 5 minute presentation to guests, plus venue tour;
• your venue on display;
• brand exposure on the event invitation;
• 1 paragraph advertising in the Chamber newsletter for 4 weeks (two weeks before and two weeks after); and
• your business will be featured on the Chamber website for the following month.


Rhino’s Business Excellence Awards – various sponsorship opportunities including Gold, Silver and Bronze


Each of these sponsorship opportunities provides great benefits to the sponsoring organisation.


If you are interested, please contact the Chamber office.


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