Newsletter No 8, March 2012

Newsletter No 8, March 2012

Chamber Members - Friday, March 02, 2012

Hear about the Cobbora Coal Project at the March Networking Breakfast

On Wednesday March 7, Joe Barrett from Cobbora Holdings will be providing an update to members and guests on the status of the Cobbora Coal Project, which we believe will have an impact on Dubbo’s future growth.


The breakfast is being held at Lazy River Estate, beginning at 7am. Seats are limited.


BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. To attend, book your seat using our new online booking system by clicking on the link: Time to Breakfast with Cobbora Holding Company

Changes in Board Policy

Event Booking's and Payments: 

The Chamber has introduced a new online booking system for Chamber events. The new booking system allows members and guests to book their seat at our events. Pre-booking your seat allows us to advise the venue of the numbers for catering. 


The new system allows you to book for more than one guest at a time and provides payment options of credit card, direct debit or to be invoiced. 

The Board have agreed to a policy whereby bookings & prepayments are essential for catering purposes. No refunds will be given unless notice is given 24 hours prior to event date.  

Membership Loyalty Policy

The Board is keen to support its members. For this reason the Board has decided that when it purchases good and services preference will be given to Chamber members who can supply the goods or services required. 

If the good or services is not able to be supplied by a member, the Chamber will then seek quotations and/or make purchases from local businesses, but won’t guarantee to buy the item from them, if we can get it for a significantly lower price from another supplier.

In regards to Sponsorship, the Board recognises that a number of businesses are members, as well as sponsors of Chamber events. The Board has decided to provide greater benefits to members who sponsor events than non-members. These benefits will be advised as each sponsorship is negotiated, but for example: non-member breakfast sponsors will not be entitled to the 4 promotional blasts in our weekly newsletter, they will only receive the benefit of branding on the invitation; speaking for 5 minutes and distributing information at the breakfast event.

 The Board appreciates the continued support by its members and looks forward to implementing activities that will help you expand your networks and develop your business.

Members News

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENTS:

International Women’s Day Feel Good Walk
8am walk across the L H Ford bridge and then through the parkland across the Emile Serisier Bridge arriving at the adjacent park at around 8:30am. A courtesy bus will be available for anyone wanting to return to the Dubbo RSL Club for tea, coffee and refreshments. The Dubbo RSL Health club is also providing a free exercise class at 9:30am including child minding for anyone attending. 
For more information call Suzanne Gratton on 0422615945

International Women’s Day High Tea Expo – “Connecting Girls – Inspiring Futures”
Inspiration house services in partnership with Dubbo Emergency Accommodation Project and Dubbo Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service are hosting a High Tea Expo.               
This year’s theme is “connecting girls, inspiring futures”. Come along and enjoy a free high tea. There will be a variety of services with information stalls, career advice , inspirational speakers and lucky door prizes.
2pm, 8 March 2012, Expo Centre, Dubbo Showground.
For more information contact Inspiration House Services on Phone: 02 68841688 or 02 68827331    

International Women for Women’s Day Dinner

This event is sponsored by Dubbo RSL club resort with special guest Kate Bracks (masterchef 2011 winner) supporting local cancer support group pink angels inc. Cost is $55 / 3 course table service dinner with a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival.

For more information call Suzanne Gratton on 0422615945

Principle Focus: The Business of Farming

 This dynamic 4.5 day course has been specifically designed for farming businesses to provide the following benefits:
               Identify and evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in commercial Agriculture today.
               Analyse your farms performance and compare it to our best practice database.
               Identify the drivers of profit in your business and define the weakest link in your current operation.
               Learn to work with natural ecological processes to reduce costs and improve landscape productivity.
               Use a deep understanding of ecology to regenerate natural resources.
               Work through a proven template to redesign your business for increased profitability.
               Set a strategic plan for yourself and your business including clear goals for profit, productivity, people and your property.
               Understand the key principles of a sustainable grazing and crop management system uniquely designed by you for your farm.
               Learn to facilitate harmony and team work within family and with your staff.
               Create the time for regular holidays, family activities and personal development.

Further information is available on the website www.principlefocus.com.au or anyone can drop into the Dubbo office to speak with Ceridwyn Usback .

Free introductory seminar on the Enneagram

Have you ever wondered what makes you tick, why only some people annoy you? Would you like to understand yourself and the others in your life better, make real steps towards positive change in your life? Attached is an invitation to join John Southwell Professional Certified Coach for a FREE introductory seminar on the Enneagram, an ancient and proven method to help you identify why you do things the way you do in life, work and relationships and open the door to change for the better. 

Feb 2012 Newsletter No 7 Coachwell Flyer 

Members Directory Goes Live!

Members are encouraged to follow Chamber policy and support fellow member organisations. Use our new online members directory to find out who members and what they can provide, by visiting the directory at: Chamber Member Directory



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