Chamber looks for new Bright stars
BRIGHT Chamber of Commerce is on the lookout for some new blood to join its committee, with present members wanting to step down after a number of years of service.
The chamber has been operating since November 1951.
President Tom Smith said the organisation was hopeful that members would be putting their hands up to be on the committee at this year’s annual meeting on September 19.
“The annual meeting is a very important event on the chamber’s calendar,” he said.
“As an incorporated body we must hold the meeting each year and we must have a quorum to hold it.
“A number of current committee members would like to be able to step down after a long stint so we are hoping to get 35 or 40 chamber members along to the annual meeting and hopefully some of them will be willing to be on the committee.
“The current executive committee has been committed and dedicated, creating and maintaining this vehicle for some years, and this can only continue if every member takes an active interest and participates in the activities of the chamber.”
Mr Smith said the chamber was also calling on all business owners to sign up for a membership.
“Chamber membership is about the development of the community, networking your business and enlightened selfinterest,” he said.
“If you live, work, or do business in this community, then the economic viability and liveability of our community should be of concern to you.
“We would love to have more people join us in our effort to make Bright and its surrounding districts a better place to live and work.”
Without an active chamber, events such as Bright Autumn Festival, Spring Festival and Bright Markets could be in jeopardy.
The chamber annual meeting will be held on September 19 at 5.30pm for a 6pm start at the Star Hotel.