Home Hill News

Chamber Speakers of Interest

Speaker and Home Hill Chamber Event Wilmar GIS Manager Raymond De Lai

THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce is continuing its monthly social meetings featuring interesting guest speakers, in the hope of encouraging more members and their guests to attend the meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

A wide range of speakers have been arranged to address the meetings through to the end of the year, with Wilmar Sugar’s Raymond De Lai (the G.I.S. Manager at Inkerman Mill) intriguing his audience at the June meeting with not only information on his role at the sugar mill, but also in his work experience travels through countries such as Mexico.

Mr De Lai will be followed in July by the Project Manager for RoadTek, Michael Brennan, who will provide details of the Burdekin River Bridge rehabilitation program currently under way.

The situation with the ongoing work on the bridge would be of interest to a lot of chamber members and they are being urged to take this opportunity to hear what is happening on the bridge and have their questions answered.

While final approvals are still coming through for the address, the Chamber has been advised that Mr Brennan’s presentation will be 20 minutes in length and he will be happy for questions to be asked throughout.

However, the chamber is unsure if Mr Brennan will be able to speak on other Transport and Main Road Department projects due to a review of Federal Government funded projects.

However, those projects may be able to be raised at future Home Hill Chamber meetings with other project updates.

Home Hill Chamber of Commerce members are reminded that the social meetings are held at the Home Hill Community Sports Club premises in Ninth Avenue on the third Wednesday of each month, commencing at 5.30pm and guests are also welcome to attend.

The August meeting will be the Annual General Meeting for the Chamber, with the presentation of the Chairman’s annual report and the election of officers.

At this stage, that meeting is being planned for Wednesday, August 31, because of the absence of key Chamber executive members on the third Wednesday of that month, when the meeting would normally have been held.