Cham­ber looks for new Bright stars

Alpine Observer - - News - By VANESSA BURGESS

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.

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