From the CEO’s Desk

Thu 14 Feb 2019

RCCIWA Members Forum – June 13th and 14th 2019  
Planning has already commenced for the first biannual RCCIWA Members Forum, to be held in Perth at Parliament House on Thursday June 13th and at The Mercure Hotel Perth on Friday June 15th.  For this first Forum of 2019, we are looking at what technology we may be able to utilise so that members unable to make it to Perth, can still participate and contribute. We will keep you posted on this. We will also be managing the registration for the meetings and the BAH via an online platform – so hopefully this makes it easier for everyone. 

I am also pleased to announce that the NAB have very generously agreed to host our Business After Hours which will showcase great produce and beverages from Regional WA. The terrific team from Accor Hotels WA will be able to take the night off and join us for quality networking and NAB hospitality. 

In order for us to plan the Forum so that it is relevant and informative for you, we would love you feedback on the following – just email me on  with any suggestions you may have: 

  • Members of Parliament you would like us to invite 

  • Questions for those MP’s 

  • Topics and issues, you would love covered on Day two, the Operational Day 

  • Any guest speakers you would like to hear from on either day 

  • Any suggestions you have for the format and the timings of both days 

  • We have larger capacity for our BAH, so please start thinking about any of your members who may be based in Perth, that you would like us to invite. We will put out a request for this next month. 

RCCIWA Corporate Member – Arc Infrastructure 

We are pleased to once again welcome Arc Infrastructure as a valued Corporate Member of RCCIWA, a membership that includes direct membership with ten of our regional Chambers and Business Networks. Arc Infrastructure manages vital transport infrastructure, operating a rail freight network that stretches more than five thousand kilometres across Western Australia. From the Midwest across to the Goldfields and all the way down to the South West, the network they manage connects local businesses and industries with eastern states and overseas markets. Arc Infrastructure have been a much-valued long-term supporter of RCCIWA and our members, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with an organisation that employs local people in the regions, supports the broader community in so many ways and connects regional businesses and people to Australia and Global markets. Thanks Arc Infrastructure! 

Send us your Documents 
We are currently working on developing a member’s only access area on our website that will be a resource library to share information from our members with our members. We get asked every week for examples and templates and thought it would be great to have a live resource you could access. We hope this will be up and ready to go by the end of March and to assist us, could you please send Emmi at any documents that you are happy to share with your fellow members. We will assume if you send it to us that you are happy for us to upload this on the members only access section of our website. Please send in pdf format, documents such as: 

  • Your Constitution 

  • Your Strategic or Operational Plans 

  • Membership Forms, Membership prospectus 

  • Member Benefits flyer 

  • BAH information 

  • Sponsorship information 

  • Directory information 

  • Business Awards Information 

  • Job and Position Descriptions 

  • Events information 

  • Policies and Procedures 

  • Committee Induction pack  etc 

Update your Information 
To assist Emmi with keeping our website and communications as up to date as possible can you please send to the following: 

  • Any changes to your contact details, particularly following your AGM. Please also let Emmi know if you have any committee members or general members that you would like added to the newsletter and we will pop them on the distribution list.  

  • Your new logo if you have refreshed or changed it recently. 

  • Any activities, initiatives or events you would like us to include in our weekly newsletter. You will notice that we are including an item each week that showcases a great idea, program or event that one of our members is delivering. If you have something you would like us to share – please send through the details. 

  • Any events you would like added to soon to be coming events calendar on our website. If you have a specific logo for that event -could you also send that through, and we will include it.