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NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Deniliquin Business Chamber Incorporated will be held at the Deniliquin RSL Club 72 End Street on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 6.30pm.

The Explanatory Statement, which accompanies and forms part of this Notice of Meeting, describes the special resolution to be considered.

Any members who are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting but still wish to vote on the resolutions being passed may contact the association on to obtain a Proxy Form.



  1. Welcome by President
  2. Chairman
  3. Apologies
  4. Confirmation of the minutes of the previous annual general meeting held on 19 November 2019.
  5. Business arising from the minutes of the 2019 AGM.
  6. President’s Report
  7. Financial report and presentation of audited financial statement
  8. Nominate 2020 auditor
  9. Annual Report
  10. Announce Public Officer
  11. General Business
  12. Call for nominations
  13. Election of Office Bearers including:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • And up to five members of the Executive Committee
  14. Special Resolution – Update of constitution. To consider, and if thought fit, to pass, with or without amendment, the following resolution as a special resolution.

That the proposed Constitution of the Deniliquin Business Chamber Incorporated attached at Annexure A be approved and adopted by the association, in substitution for and to the exclusion of the existing Constitution of the Association.

  1. Guest Speaker – Edwina Hayes, Director RDA Murray
  2. Date of next meeting to be advised
  3. Close of meeting


Explanatory Statement

This Explanatory Statement has been prepared for the information of members in relation to the special resolution which will be considered at the Annual General Meeting.


The Deniliquin Business Chamber Incorporated’s Constitution has been redrafted to better reflect the current operations of the association and the need for flexibility and provide provision for meeting procedures.

Summary of Amendments

A clean copy of the proposed Constitution is set out at Annexure A

The below provides a summary of the amendments that have been proposed.

Removal of the reference to position of Secretary.

The current constitution references the association Secretary throughout. The role of Secretary is no longer a position that is elected within the Executive Committee, with the operational duties of the Secretary being assumed by the paid staff members of the Association. Subsequently, changes have been made to reflect that this position no longer exists, with the removal of the election of the Secretary as a position in the committee, and the duties outlined as the responsibility of the secretary have been changed to be the duties of the Association broadly.

Removal of a prescribed membership fee.

Section 8 the reference to a set fee for membership was changed to a ‘sum determined by the Executive Committee’, to allow for the Committee to make operational decisions around the membership fee as needed. This section also had reference to the membership fee being payable in the first month of each financial year as this is no longer when memberships are due.

Changes to the date of the AGM

As the AGM is now usually held annually in November, Section 25 has been amended to read that the AGM should be held no later than five months (instead of four months) after the close of the financial period. This is within the provision given by NSW Department of Fair Trading that states it must be within a six month period.

Provision for alternative attendance at meetings

Within the meetings section there has been provision added for attendance at the AGM and committee meetings via electronic means/video conferencing.

Inclusion and quantification of a quorum

The number of committee members required for a quorum has been defined as half plus one of the Executive Committee members.

This two day course equips learners with the skills needed to provide support to an adult who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

You will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

This training has been made possible with a grant from Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network through the Australian Government’s PHN Program and Empowering Communities program and is a free event.

Bookings are essential, and with only 20 spots we expect the training to fill up fast.

Thursday 27 Feb – Friday 28 Feb

From 9am to 4.30pm

Book here

Join us at this free opportunity to meet and mingle with other local professionals and hear from our special guest speaker, Kate Meade, who is using her platform to shine a light on everyday and inspiring women of influence.

Kate Meade is best known as one half of the Morning Rush breakfast show on ACE Radio. Joined with each morning with her Co Host Jon Vertigan, the past two years have seen the duo win Best Network Program in the Australian Commercial Radio Awards and in 2019 Kate won Best Sports Presenter.

Previous to forging a successful career in radio, Kate was the Founder and Director of the Victorian Dance Festival, Victoria’s largest dance festival bringing together more than 7000 young dancers. Last year this mum of three was named in the prestigious AFR 100 Women of Influence in Australia, a testament to Kate’s work in the creative arts.   

But Kate believes that every woman has a story to tell, and her new podcast “The Women of Influence” is celebrating these women, and shining a light on their lives, work and the impact they have on their communities and the national stage.

5.30pm Thursday 28 November

Free Event

Deniliquin Golf Club

Bookings essential by 25 November.


0447 812 621

2019 Annual General Meeting

6pm, Tuesday 19 November 2019

The Deniliquin RSL Club – 280 End Street

Guest speakers will be Paul Arthurson (ERC/Napier Street Project Manager) and Karen Butcher (Kazmar Shoes) talking about how Napier Street renovations went and the future of the Cressy Street works etc.

All members are invited to attend
RSVP Friday 15 November
Phone – 03 5881 2621 or 0447 812 621 or email

Reward an exceptional local business and/or local business person?

Why? ‘Cause Deni rocks!

Increased awareness – if you think people should know about your fave business or person a nomination can help introduce then to a wider audience!

Size does not matter – one person companies have the same eligibility to be nominated as a large business!

The feel-good factor– imagine how it makes a local business person feel when they learn they have been nominated and that they are recognised for their hard work!

Encourage leadership – when the spotlight is places on a business or individual who has gone the extra mile it inspires other to strive towards bi goals!

Nominating is easy – on line nominations and all the criteria CLICK HERE  – Fourteen categories to choose from including NEW categories like Excellence in Micro Business, Excellence in Social Inclusion and Outstanding Young Entrepreneur





Up to $2,000 for a young person working in a Deniliquin business to study or invest in professional development skills

Program Overview

The Chamber Riggall Fellowship provides young people working in a Deniliquin business up to $2,000 towards training, study or in professional development to put new skills into practice. This is a new program and will be awarded to a young person aged 35 or under. This is an inaugural fellowship program.

The fellowship is designed to be flexible and to fit with the different demands and ambitions of young business people.  It provides young people working in Deniliquin with an opportunity to invest in themselves and their career.  Given that, the skills and learning should be seen to directly benefit their employer’s business and the local Deniliquin community.

Application, assessment and delivery process

Stage One – Application process

Applicants can contact the Deniliquin Business Chamber for guidance on developing their application.

All applicants are required to read and accept the Eligibility Criteria before applying. By applying, applicants are deemed to have accepted the Program Guidelines and agreed to be bound by them.

Receipt of applications will be confirmed via email.

START your application HERE


Article in the Pastoral Times on Friday 15 February HERE

Chamber personnel are on hand to guide you through developing your application

Saturday 9 March 2019

9.00am to 1.00pm

Cressy Street Deniliquin – closed to traffic for a super morning of shopping, fun and surprises for you, your family and friends visiting during the Victorian Long Weekend.

Here is a list of businesses who are involved so far…

Year of the Deni Dog Parade at 10.30am

Bimbella Beef Gourmet BBQ

Taskers Garage HUGE tractor

Ace Radio – 2QN/The Edge – outdoor broadcast!

Ute Muster ticket up for grabs!  How cool is that!  Merchandise for sale

Farmers Market in Waring Gardens with new stalls

Classic cars from the Purtill’s collection

Vinnies clothing stall

Salvation Army Family Store sale and free bottled water in store … so generous!

J and K Framing in Napier Street have a sale on frames and framed prints during the event

Barber and Threadz will have some crazy price reductions and balloon poppers!

Live Music…buskers and magic show

Long lunch tables in the shade thanks to Deni Party Hire

Children’s activities at St George Bank

Deniliquin Florist – display and sales

Dutch Pancakes by Deni Tom

Scoop and Brew ice cream stand

Intereach display and information van

Deni High School book stall and “Lob a Choc”  mmmmm very yummy!

Four Post Miniatures  – model village display and hands on activities

Deni Theatre Company – ticket booth for “Alice in Wonderland” production

Norwex cleaning products on display

Body Harmony with Angelina Huddle – what is Reiki?

Wanderers Soccer Club sign up tent

Deniliquin Motoring Enthusiasts Group classic vehicles on display!

Deniliquin Boat Club – boats, vintage skis, merchandise and give aways!

Rural Fire Service information van and vehicles

Super souvlakis at the sushi shop!

All our wonderful businesses in Napier and Cressy

Super specials, super shopping…

more to come…check back later!