Amor to resign as president


Amor to resign as president

KORUMBURRA Business Association’s (KBA) executive could look a whole lot different after this Wednesday’s annual general meeting of the business group.
Both president David Amor and secretary Lucy Mertens have indicated they will be stepping down from their roles.
Mr Amor is planning to leave the committee after five years in the top job unless there are gaps in the committee.
“I’ve been in this job for five years and in that time I’ve seen four prime ministers come and go!” Mr Amor joked.
On a more serious note, Mr Amor said he and the KBA had been successful in a number of ways during his time at the helm.
“The clean-up of the Korumburra saleyards was one of the big achievements as well as the improvement to the entrance of the industrial estate at Sanders Street with the help of VicRoads and the (South Gippsland) shire,” he said.
“The KBA membership has grown and that has a lot to do with the positive approach taken by the current committee. We have engaged more with business and we’ve made our meetings more interesting with guest speakers and more information for members.
“Rather than take on the negatives, we are now engaging with business to bring out the positives in Korumburra of which there are many.
“I firmly believe Korumburra will be a bigger town than Leongatha in the coming years with more businesses opening, more cafes and lots of housing estates opening up.
“Korumburra is the first town out of Melbourne where there are traffic lights and we would like to think this is where visitors will stop first as they pass through our area.”
Mr Amor said one of the biggest failings was not convincing council to locate new headquarters in Korumburra.
“The shire had the opportunity to buy the saleyards and turn it into shire offices for a fraction of the $32 million figure that is being bandied around now,” he said.
After attending up to two meetings a week as part of his role, Mr Amor is keen to see new faces continue the work of the KBA.
He indicated there were two likely people who may take on the president and vice-president roles at the annual meeting.
But this won’t be the end of Mr Amor in politics, as he indicated he may have a shot at municipal elections next year.
“I know I’m not afraid to get up and say what I feel and sometimes people don’t agree with it but that’s fine. I remain proud and passionate for Korumburra and will continue to advocate for the town,” he said.
The positions of president, secretary and treasurer are all up for grabs, bringing fresh faces and fresh ideas to the association.
The KBA has sent out nomination forms to all members and invite anyone who wishes to step up and fill a position on the executive or on the committee to give it a go.
Some of the other positions within the executive are already filled. Jenny Rowe will be re-nominating for the position of membership secretary and Lynda Western will be re-nominating for the position of publicity and events.
According to Mrs Rowe, there has been a lot of positives to come out of the past year.
“We have seen membership grow from 38 to 55 members which is fantastic,” she said.
Megan Vuillermin will be the KBA’s guest speaker on the night. Ms Vuillermin has been in business for 25 years in varying managerial and directing roles.
For eight of those years she successfully set up and operated her own importing and wholesaling business from home, with more than 100 customers plus agents all over Australia and New Zealand, all whilst working part time and raising a small family.
She is an accredited trainer and consultant of Extended DISC Behavioural Profiling, an Accredited NLP Practitioner, Meta Dynamics 11 Practitioner and  Profiler, and Life Coach (Diploma), has achieved a Bachelor of Education (Sec) Environmental Science at Melbourne University and is currently studying counselling to further her skills.
She runs a successful coaching and mentoring business with a strong focus on communication, leadership and professional development. She also enjoys running her own resilience and self-worth program in local schools.
She is currently president of the Southern Business Women’s Network, a member of her school council and Kidsmatter Action Team, is a netball coach at Fish Creek, and regularly organises fund raising projects/events for Pink Ribbon Day, Daffodil Day and South Gippsland Relay for Life.
The KBA’s annual general meeting takes place tomorrow (Wednesday) night at the Korumburra station from 6pm.
If you wish to attend, please contact Lucy Mertens by emailing [email protected] so that catering can be arranged.
Some light snacks will


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