Maclean Chamber seeks new president
By SALLY GORDON
THE Maclean Chamber of Commerce is in temporary abeyance after their recent annual general meeting failed to elect a president.
Vice president Simon Willmore said the chamber's former president, Keith Maude, has decided to step down from the helm because of work commitments.
The chamber has also been left without a secretary following the departure of Roz Jones, who recently took a position with the Whitsunday Shire Council.
Despite the holes in the chamber's executive, Mr Willmore said the organisation was not at risk of folding.
"I don't think it will fold, we have fairly strong membership with nearly 60 members," Mr Willmore said.
"As with any organisation ... having active membership is always difficult.
"We definitely could do with more people on the executive and for a month or so we may go into abeyance."
Running of the chamber will now fall on the shoulders of Mr Willmore and treasurer Jo Arthur.
But Mr Willmore said it was now up to the business community of Maclean to decide if it wanted a chamber.
Mr Willmore said the organisation had achieved too much over the years to simply fade away.