The Healesville Chamber meet every second Wednesday of the month at one of our members' business premises at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
If you're interested, please come along and join a meeting and hear what we discuss and achieve. Just introduce yourself on arrival to a member and let us know you are considering joining.
Graham Taylor is our Chamber President.
Our next meeting:
will be held on Wedneday 13 November, at a venue to be announced.
2013 Meetings Past
February Meeting - here are the minutes from our meeting on 13 February 2013 at the Healesville Sanctuary - it was a very informative meeting with Director Glen Holland giving us an overview of the Sanctuary and the Council explaining the Healesville Structure Plan in more detail.
March meeting - here are the minutes from our meeting on 13 March held at Rochford Winery.
April meeting - our April meeting took the form of Barefoot Bowling at the Healesville Bowling Club on 10 April which was a great success. Five members of the bowling club kindly assisted us with instructions on how to bowl. Some of us were naturals, others, well perhaps they just need more time! You know who you are! Pizza and drinks were enjoyed by all and our thanks to the bowling club for (putting up with) having us.
May meeting - our May meeting was a social meeting - a BBQ, train ride and update at the Healesville Railway Station. After the BBQ and train ride the railway updated us on the funding situation etc for the completion of the line restoration to Yarra Glen. We threw our weight behind them, supporting them with our backing. We're delighted that funding has been secured for the completion of the railway line from Healesville to Yarra Glen.
June meeting - our June meeting was held on 12 June at the Fluid Lounge.
July meeting - was on Wednesday 10 July at the RACV Country Club.
We enjoyed the Wednesday night dinner special of Lamb Shanks - a slow cooked winter favourite - cost $14.50. We dined between 6pm - 7pm and then moved to the Theatrette for our business meeting at 7pm - 8pm.
August meeeting - was our AGM on Wednesday 14th August at the RSL.
Everyone enjoyed a 2-course dinner costing $25 - however the Chamber subsidised $10 a head for members so cost was only $15
ONLY PAID-UP MEMBERS WERE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE.
Cr Fiona McAllister chaired the meeting, thanking exiting President Bruce Argyll and welcoming new President Graham Taylor.
Confirmation of Minutes of previous AGM, President's Report, Treasurer's Report, Nomination and Election of Office Bearers, Correspondence and General Business.
September meeting - was on Wednesday 11 September at the Fluid Lounge.
October meeting - was on Wednesday 9 October at the RACV Country Club.
2012 Meetings Past
February Meeting – here are the minutes Wednesday 8 February 2012
Andrew Miles of Miles and Co and Russel Keys from Country Smart organised a barefoot bowling event at the Healesville Bowls Club for Chamber Members on Wednesday 14 March. This was well supported by members and their families. It was a fun evening, with games, wine and pizza and we thank Healesville Bowling Club for their generosity in hosting us as well as supplying some of their members to give instructions and support.
April Meeting - here are the minutes Wednesday 11 April
Our meeting was held at the RACV Club on Wednesday 11 April. Cindy McLeish, Member for Seymour, was our Guest Speaker and after the meeting, many enjoyed a lovely meal at the RACV. Thank you to the Club for hosting our meeting, it is a beautiful venue and we were made to feel very welcome.
May Meeting - here are the minutes Wednesday 9 May
Our meeting was held at the Yarra Valley Railway on Wednesday 9 May and included a BBQ on the platform followed by a train ride. We got to sit up front with the driver and watch the track stretch out in front with the headlights on full, it was fabulous. Great feeling pulling the chord to sound the horn too! We then had an update from YVR about funding, and exciting new developments planned for restoring the railway track between Yarra Glen and Healesville.
June meeting - here are the minutes Wednesday 13 June
We met at AJ's moto cafe on Wednesday 13 June, and heard Simon O'Callaghan from the Yarra Ranges Council' Economic Development Unit speak about small business in the shire and Doug Dickens of the Civil Department who discussed the proposed footbridge.
The Chamber hosted a town meeting on Thursday 5 July from 7.30 - 9.00 pm at the Senior Citizens Hall in Green Street in order to facilitate discussion around the Planning Development proposal for the old mill site at the entry to Healesville. Buinesses and residents had the opportunity to ask Cr Jeanete McRAe questions in relation to this site and the planning application.
Click here to read the minutes from the town meeting taken by Kendra Donkin
We celebrated Xmas in July (in place of a meeting) on Wednesday 11 July at Mt Rael. It was a friends and family night, and Santa made made an appearance and there were some great prizes. Our Guest Speaker - Glen Holland, Director of Healesvillle Sanctuary - gave us a fascinating insight into his background in South Africa and his work at the Sanctuary.
July Strategic Planning Meeting - here are the minutes - a Strategic Planning Breakfast Meeting was held at Eludae Cafe on 27th July 2012
August meeting - here are the minutes of our AGM from 8 August 2012 held at White Rabbit brewery.
September meeting - here are the minutes - our meeting was held at the Fluid Lounge on 12 September 2012
October meeting - here are the minutes - our meeting was held on 10 October 2012 at the Fluid Lounge. Prior to the meeting, there was an informal meeting at 5.30pm at Argyles where we heard from Deborah Langley about the Yarra Valley Food and Wine Festival (12-14 April 2013) and the ways that businesses can be involved.
The Grace Burn Footbridge Raffle was drawn at 6pm.
November Meeting - here are the minutes. Our meeting was held on Wednesday 14 November at the Fluid Lounge where we enjoyed the outside area with a sausage sizzle and heard from Fiona McAllister.
In lieu of the December meeting, the Christmas Party was on Wednesday 12 December, once again kindly hosted by Rochford.