Cham­ber of Com­merce still with­out a leader

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Childers Cham­ber of Com­merce is yet to elect a new pres­i­dent, af­ter for­mer leader John Russo stepped down from the top job re­cently.

A spe­cial meet­ing was held on Tues­day night to dis­cuss the mat­ter.

Ge­off Bas­sett, who runs the Gate­way Mo­tor Inn and has taken on the role of sec­re­tary with his wife Ni­cole Sk­jaer­baek, said a “per­son of in­ter­est” had been iden­ti­fied to po­ten­tially take on the po­si­tion af­ter Mr Russo said he needed to fo­cus on other com­mit­ments.

Mr Bas­sett, who would not re­veal the iden­tity of the prospec­tive leader, said the per­son had shown in­ter­est in the po­si­tion, but it was still early days yet.

“At this point we want them to come and see how we op­er­ate so they feel con­fi­dent and com­fort­able with our cham­ber,” he said.

“They’ve got a wealth of back­ground and knowl­edge... they would be a good key fig­ure for the town and our cham­ber.”

A full cham­ber meet­ing will be held on Tues­day night, June 3, where the is­sue will be dis­cussed fur­ther, along with other press­ing mat­ters.

Mr Bas­sett said at this stage nom­i­na­tions for the po­si­tion of pres­i­dent were still open.

He also ex­tended an in­vi­ta­tion to the gen­eral pub­lic to at­tend the meet­ing next week.

“Ev­ery­one is wel­come,” he said.

The meet­ing will be held at the Isis Club at 6.30pm.

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