Chamber of Commerce still without a leader
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.