Social Media Course and Welcome to New Members

Social Media Course and Welcome to New Members

Members and friends of the DDCC recently attended another very successful monthly dinner network meeting at the Erringhi Hotel at Clarence Town. Many thanks to our hosts who provided a wonderful meal, great service and a great venue to host our dinner. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 21st April, 2016 at Chillbillies Café, Dowling Street, Dungog.

We were also pleased to present our first Social Media Course for Business for members of the DDCC last week, held in the Festival lounge, Dungog. Presented in conjunction with Digital Backyard and supported by NSW Department of Industry, we hope to announce a second course soon.

Nominations for the 2016 DDCC business awards are now open with nominations already rolling in. Celebrating 10 years in 2016 these awards showcase our local businesses and organisations, offering the opportunity for you to show your support and reward the great service and contribution our local businesses have made throughout the year. Our gala awards presentation evening will be held at the Dungog & District Golf Club on Saturday 7th May, 2016. To nominate or book tickets head to www.ddcc.org.au.

A busy Easter weekend ahead in the Dungog Shire with lots on offer for locals and visitors. The Gresford Billy Cart Derby on Saturday 26th March, an action packed day with billycart racing, street stalls offering all manner of goods, rides, gum boot throwing and prizes. Also on the 26th March, Dungog Rodeo at Dungog Showground has all events including bull ride, saddle bronc, steer wrestling and much more. Barbecue food drinks available.

Following endorsement by the Dungog Shire Council of the Tourism Strategy and Destination Management Plan in February the next step in the process is a meeting to be held on 30th March meeting at the Doug Walters Pavilion at 6.00pm. This meeting is to further discuss the formation of an Industry led tourism association and implementation of the plan. Previous meetings have been very well attended by enthusiastic interested parties. If you would like to come along please let Ivan Skaines know by phoning him on 4995 7777 or emailing him on ivans@dungog.nsw.gov.au.

Finally welcome aboard to our new members, John Connors, Barrister, Blue Gums Cabins at Bandon Grove and Williams River Limousines & Car Rental from Clarence Town. New members are always welcome and enquiries can be directed to me on the numbers below.