Mull and Iona Chamber of Commerce.
Notes of Meeting held ay IoM Hotel 2nd.Feb 2009
Present: Sandy Brunton, Michael Ackerley, Georgia O’Neill, Derek Crook
Apologies from Jane Chauvet, Brendan Walsh.
Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising from them. Not available.
Membership.As from AGM 2009 all members will be allocated a membership identity number which will be used to identify subscriptions since some payments are received from accounts other than the registered name of the business. The alpha-numeric number will identify the member and the year they joined, 08 being reserved for existing members. Eg MICC25-08 and will need to be quoted whenever a new subscription is being received or an existing one renewed. Action Sec & Treas.
The Treasurer was asked to point out to members who may have paid twice for the present membership year that they are indulging in a bit too much free-handedness and offer them a refund. Action Sec & Treas.
Mull Food Event. This year’s format would be a PRODUCERS’ event to barnstorm ideas on how to develop a Mull brand for Food products. Action: SB to phone sample of producers to gauge reaction.
Action: SB, GO, MA and DC to email producer contacts and copy to Jane Chauvet, Brendan Walsh, Jo Reade..
Action already taken: IoM Hotel booked 26th March 11.30 – 2.30. Further Action: MA to check cost of soup and sandwiches with Hotel and SB to email confirmation to hotel. Attendance preference will be to producers who are members of the Chamber.
Timetable: 11.am Assembly and Coffee. 11.30 Session 12.30 Soup and sandwiches and networking.. 1.15 Session 2.30 close.
Further action: contact with producer groups elsewhere, eg Arran. Action SB
AGM IoM Hotel booked for 6th April. Action SB to email confirmation to hotel,
Annual dinner. No Annual dinner this year,
President: Meeting approved a draft letter from the Chamber to the chair of Keep Mull Moving offering to help in any way with putting more life into the campaign.
Treasurer Annual accounts were being prepared for the auditors. The current balance was £4458.59
Meeting closed at 1020 pm