President's Message

 

August Luncheon

Ross Bingham captivated us with stories about the families Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW have helped and supported.  Watching the emotion on the faces of the attendees followed by personal experiences was surreal.  There are thousands of families made feel...

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June Luncheon

If the definition of leadership is to inspire others and provide a positive influence, then Kristen Molloy possesses this in spades. Kristen is the CEO of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC). This organisation is world-class and the envy of many other...

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May Luncheon

One of the most exciting luncheons in recent times. We were pleased to welcome Naomi Simson and Dr Glen Richards of Channel Ten’s ‘Shark Tank’, as our keynote speakers for the May luncheon. They both had us captivated with their individual stories. Followed by our...

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April Luncheon

There are the rare opportunities when you meet a person that exudes business acumen.  A moment of their time and they leave their mark; they are both pragmatic and inspirational.  Glen Carlson of Dent Global, our keynote speaker for April was one such person. Glen...

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Disability Services Minister was generous with his time

Ray Williams, the Disability Services Minister, weaved his way through anti-privatisation protests at the door before speaking at our March luncheon. I am pleased the protesters were respectful of the Minister and our guests. In another full house of 120 people, we...

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A great start to the year

Sold out! As our guests started to arrive, you could be forgiven for thinking there wasn’t enough room to accommodate everybody, as it was a full house for our first luncheon of the year. In an hospitable manner the NBC committee and staff at Harbourview seated our...

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A warm welcome to 2017

I trust you had a relaxing family Christmas and wonderful New Year. Travelling into the city of a morning, I am slowly seeing the offices fill up with people as each business kicks off their 2017 campaign. With a wry smile I overhear some people are keen to work off...

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It’s just not cricket

A wise person suggested that if I spent time learning the laws of cricket it would give me a good foundation for dealing with business and life. It is a game where fair play and team work reign supreme. At the time my thoughts immediately turned to every childhood...

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Take time to smell the roses – even just for a quick minute

I try hard when writing this column to keep it light-hearted and composed. This past month has proved balance is not always achievable. So I ask that you indulge my somewhat melancholy writing in parts as I share how valuable yet fickle life can be. Some describe me...

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