6 Jul 2016

What's newJune 2016

The July meeting is CANCELLED.
The next meeting will be Thursday 11th August.
We hope to see you there

MINUTES of the last meeting available at the foot of this page, or on our website (links below).

Welcome to all new members and thank you to those who have paid up memberships. If you have not, they were due on 1/10/15. Please pay via EFT, or at the next meeting. Bank details can be found on the membership form on our website.
Meeting dates for 2016....
(second Thursday of each month):
August 11th
September 8th
October 13th
November 10th (AGM)
December 8th (Christmas drinks)
Katoomba News
Excerpt from letter Mark Jarvis (KCCC President) sent to Henk (from the Telstra team) in relation to the Telstra building in Katoomba Street:

" Thanks for making the time to visit Katoomba last week & also meeting with myself.
  We are all delighted that you are planning to replace the old barbed wire fencing with a wooden fence, install new gates & clean up the garden.
  Marie Wood was particularly thrilled that there is also the chance that the concrete doorway “awnings” could be replaced with bullnose awnings, & ramps installed in place of the old stairs.
  The Telstra building is situated in a prominent part of the main street of Katoomba & it is greatly appreciated that you are making an effort to improve the “look” of the building & blend in with the streetscape that is currently in place. We are making a concerted effort to improve the look of our town. It has been neglected for far too long.
  As discussed, once the new fence is in place I will make contact with the various mural artists around town to install artwork, before the new fence becomes a target for graffiti. Suggestions have also been made that we could place pots & trellises & plant climbing roses, for example. Maybe, the best result is a combination of both. However, we will not proceed with anything before contacting yourself."

Looks like something will finally be done to make this area more attractive - great news!
Meet the Candidates - 9th June
Terry Morgan - Greens
Louise Markus - Liberal 
Susan Templeman - Labor

The 'Meet the Candidates' session at the last meeting went very well and KCCC president, Mark Jarvis, sent a thank you to each candidate in appreciation of their excellent  presentations.
  Not only did they all appear to show great sincerity, but the post talk chatter indicated that all attendees were impressed with how informative & enjoyable the evening was. 
Thank you to all who attended.

Slow Food News:
The Slow Fashion Guide has now been updated:
Click below to view:

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre:
The Archibald Prize 2015
11 June - 24 July 2016


Scenic World:
A Mountains Made Winter
2-17 July 2016

Visit website for details:


Dates for your diary....
Plan to be involved, have visitors up that weekend, or tie these events to a promotion for your business:

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Archibald Prize 2015 Regional Tour
11 June - 24 July

Kris Peta Deray: Drawing Light
30 July – 4 Sept 2016

Paragon Cafe
Check facebook page for all upcoming events

Yulefest @ The Carrington
2 July - 30 July 2016

Oktoberfest - Carrington Place
Saturday 29th October 2016

64th Blackheath Rhododenron Festival
23rd Oct - 30 Nov 2016
Do you have information you'd like included in the newsletter? 
Send the item to secretary@katoombachamber.com before the last week of the month for inclusion in the newsletter, which is sent out the 1st week of the month.
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