26 March 2013 - 12.30pm "Update on Local Issues" - Pacific Square
4 December 2012 - 6.30pm "Christmas Party" - Golden Unicorn Chinese Restaurant (RSVP to email@example.com)
28 October 2012 - 9.30 "Maroubra Fun Run & Oktoberfest" - South Maroubra Surf Club
25 September 2012 - 12.30 "Maroubra Beach Planning Development Update" - Lunch @ Pacific Square Meeting Room
28 August 2012 - 12.30 "Meet the Candidates" Luncheon @ Sands Hotel - 32 Curtin St (just near Walshs Pharmacy in South Maroubra Village)
24 July 2012 - 12.30 Annual General Meeting @ Sands Hotel - 32 Curtin St (just near Walshs Pharmacy in South Maroubra Village)
26 June 2012 - 12.30 Lunch @ Pacific Square Meeting Room - Raylene Bliss, Editor of Southern Courier - Live Local
22 May 2012 - 12.30 Lunch @ Pacific Square Meeting Room - Andrew Clark of CRS Australia - Employment Services
24 April 2012 - 12.30 Lunch @ Pacific Square Meeting Room - Tim Mitchell of Bay Legal - Topic TBA
27 March 2012 - 6.00pm Evening @ CRS Australia (Level 4, 832 Anzac Parade, Maroubra) - Motivational Speaker - Nick Psailia.
28 February 2012 - 12.30 Lunch @ Pacific Square. - Update on Local Business News & Suggestions for the 2012 Chamber Program
6 December 2011 Seasons Drinks & Fun Run debrief. 5:30 - 8pm in the new bar at the South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club.
23 October 2011 - Rotary Club of Maroubra Fun Run & Oktoberfest.
27 September 2011 - 6-6.30pm start Networking @ Walsh's Pharmacy in the South Maroubra
Shopping Village (enter from Meagher Ave - off Malabar Road).
23 August 2011 - 12.30 Lunch @ Pacific Square - Presentation on Marketing Strategies with guest speaker Herbert J Field; and Planning forRotary Club of Maroubra Fun Run & Oktoberfest.
26 July 2011 - 12.30 Annual General Meeting @ The
Sands Hotel, 32 Curtin Crescent (near Walsh's Pharmacy in the South Maroubra Shopping Village).
28 June 2011 - 12.30 Lunch @ Pacific Square. - Update on Employment and Industrial Relations for Small Business by guest speaker Nigel Ward.
24 May 2011 - After-5 Networking @ The Meeting Room in Pacific Square with a presentation on Marketing for Small Business by guest speaker Michael Neaylon.
22 March 2011 - Our best-ever lunch, hosted by Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Local Issues for the State Election, with local candidates Michael Feneley (Lib) and Murray Matson (Greens). Our local member Michael Daley (Lab) is a strong supporter of our Chamber, but was unfortunately not able to attend on this occasion.
22 February 2011 - 12.30 Lunch @ Pacific Square. - Update on Maroubra Beach Precinct + parking and traffic issues
8 December 2010 - 5.30pm End-of-Year Party @ Maroubra Junction Hotel. Drinks, Nibbles & Networking.
26 October 2010 - 12.30 Lunch @ Pacific Square. - Debrief on the Fun Run & Oktoberfest.
28 September 2010 - drinks hosted by Zane's hair design - Networking, arranging volunteers for the Fun Run & Oktoberfest
24 August 2010 - Lunch @ Pacific Square. - Planning - Rotary Club of Maroubra Fun Run & Oktoberfest
27 July 2010 - 12.30 AGM + Christmas-in-July Lunch @ The
22 June 2010 - Drinks @ Boland Funerals - Business Coach & Planning - a very worthwhile briefing by Jamie Baker. www.passiveincomeking.com
25 May 2010 - Lunch @ Pacific Square. - Update on 'Fair Work' and Industrial Relations - briefing by local IR consultant Marg Stanko. firstname.lastname@example.org
27 April 2010 - 12.30 Lunch @ The Sands. - Chamber Matters - update on membership, websites and BuyLocal, plus a general discussion on Chamber benefits, directions & priorities.
23 March 2010 - 6pm Networking at Gloria Jeans - hosted by Bill Knock, with a presentation on How to Make Great Coffee
23 February 2010 - Lunch at
Pacific Square. Presentation by Chad Davis - Intenet Marketing on a Low Budget + discussion on our meeting program for the year and update on the Buy Maroubra Shop Locally Campaign.
23 December 2009 - Christmas
Carols were held in the South Maroubra Shopping Village. There was live music, an early kids show, carols and more, Plus Lions
Club BBQ. All
under cover of a huge marquee. Starring Mental as Anything, Maroubra's own
Little Pattie, Helen
Zerefos, Felicia Harris, Stephen Halstead, STARS Talent School,
Spablo the Clown, Jumping Castles, St.George choir & pipe band,
face painting, the Snakeman of LaPerouse and of course
Santa. Sponsored by
Walsh's Village Pharmacy.
2 December 2009 - Christmas
Gathering hosted by Rob Lees at the Maroubra Junction Hotel,
6 - 8pm.
30 October 2009 - Lunch at
Pacific Square. Richard Walsh and David Shannon reported
on the success of the 2009 Fun Run - see www.MaroubraFunRun.com.
David also proposed an update on the BuyMaroubra campaign.
25 September 2009 - "After
5" Gathering hosted by Walsh's Pharmacy in the South Maroubra
Shopping Village (enter from Meagher Ave - off Malabar Road) - commencing
at 5:50 pm.
28 August 2009 - The Annual
General Meeting was held at Pacific Square. The outgoing
Executive Commitee was re-elected with two changes. Belinda Smith
was elected as Vice President in place of Kyriacos Mavrolefteros,
and Phillip Behr was elected as a member of the Committee.
31 July 2009 - Lunch at the Maroubra Junction Hotel.
The topic was New Industrial Relations Law
& Small Business. Geoffrey
Meadows outlined how "award modernization" under
Julia Gillard's Fair Work law has the potential to set pay and conditions
at the level of the highest common denominator, increasing the cost
of employing casual staff by around 25%. Small business could also
be impacted by the new unfair dismissal regime.
26 June 2009 - Lunch at Pacific Square. Geoff Banting,
Council's Director of Governance and Financial Services, provided
an update on the Maroubra Beach Urban Design
Review and the Randwick Economic Development
Strategy. See Draft Strategy.
29 May 2009 - Members braved a cold wet windy night
to attend the gathering hosted by Lia Harris of
Day to Day Solutions. Useful networking
and a good discussion. Thanks Lia.
24 April 2009 - Lunch at Pacific Square, Kaylene
Travascus (Jobfind) led a discussion on Employment
Issues & Opportunities. Richard Walsh and David Shannon reported
on their meeting with our local federal MP Peter Garrett .
27 March 2009 - Lunch at Joeys. Jason Adjaka led
a discussion on Business Survival. David Shannon and Richard Walsh introduced the
Buy Local Campaign. David informed
those present that Richard has agreed to resume the role of President
until the AGM. This was endorsed by unanimous applause.
27 February 2009 - Our sandwich lunch at Pacific
Square featured a police briefing on Security
in Maroubra (Inspector Stephen Hodges and Crime Prevention
Officer Taryn Williams, soon to be replaced by Steve Moorby). The
meeting was well attended, and there was useful discussion on concerns
about business and personal security and the general image of Maroubra.
The issue of graffiti was raised. The police say
PLEASE CALL THEM immediately you see any substantial new graffiti.
131444 or 93499214. Also call Graffiti Busters through the Randwick
Council Call Centre - 1300722542.
Tracey Jackson informed the gathering of her promotion within Jobfind,
and her resignation as President. Those present expressed their
congratulations, and appreciation for her leadership. It was also
noted that Kaylene Trevascus has resigned as Secretary, and that
the Executive Committee has appointed Marilyn Jeffries to this position.
The Maroubra & Districts Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest Chambers in Australia. Over the years we have
made some outstanding contributions to the local business community.
We have a continuing (and so far successful) campaign opposing Randwick
Council’s attempts to saturate the area with parking meters. We
have monthly “gatherings” for local business networking.
FUN RUN & OKTOBERFEST
The 2009 Fun Run and Oktoberfest will be held on Sunday 25 October.
Details are available on our new dedicated Fun Run website -
The 2008 Fun Run and Oktoberfest was held on Sunday 19 October in conjunction with
Rotary, the Lions Club and the South Maroubra SLSC. Please click
on the Fun Run button on the left to see results and photos.