We held the 2011 AGM at our meeting in September hosted by Macquarie Community College. The new committee positions were filled by Gail Kimber (White Lady Funerals), Jackie Ng (St George Bank) and Hugh Lee (Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club). Albert Yun (Westpac bank) has taken over as Secretary from Trina Mosley (Allegiance Home Loans) who has shifted to Treasurer.
The Eastwood Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank Trina for the many years of hard work she has put in as our Secretary. Trina gave us first class communication and we were the envy of every other Chamber within the City of Ryde for the way that she kept getting our information out to the people.
In October Eastwood again held the Granny Smith festival with around 100,000.attended this year. The Granny Smith Festival is supported by local businesses, sporting and service organisations, churches, schools and the wider community. It is a opportunity for the people and businesses of the City of Ryde to come together and celebrate the history and culture of our area.
Christian Community Aid held their Visual Arts demonstration on Friday evening 4 November. The event, organised by Ying Carruthers, showcases the activities of the Chinese leisure learning arm of CCA. On the evening, demonstrations included tai chi, line dancing, Chinese singing and music as well as exhibits of Chinese art, photography, jewellery and ceramics. The evening was attended by local representatives John Alexander and Victor Dominello.
The 20th anniversary of the Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens club was held on November 9. The hot weather forced a late change from Eastwood plaza into St Phillips Church Hall. The celebration was attended by Federal member John Alexander as well as Councillors Li and Petch and a majority of your Chamber executive. Before a fine lunch, we witnessed Chinese singing, Tai Chi, Chinese Ribbon dance and a performance from students at Eastwood Public School.
Your Chamber Executive, along with the executive of the AAAB, recently attended a meeting with a member of the Korean business community. Further meetings are planned with a view to a closer working relationship with the local korean business community.