President’s Report

It wasn’t that long ago that the Networking & Events Sub-Committee were busy organising venues for pub nights and breakfasts, not to mention the work being done by the Conference Sub-Committee in vetting suitable venues for this year’s conference…….but unfortunately Covid-19 has put that all on hold. All these recent weeks being stuck at home makes that seem like an eternity ago.

I know that all our businesses have been hit very hard and that some of you may be experiencing some difficulties, but if it is of any consolation, I firmly believe that Australia (and the state of Victoria) is one of the best places to be during this health and economic crisis. The recent growth in TNYV has been driven by engagement, between people and businesses, and this is something we need to hang onto during the times ahead. With this in mind, the morning of 1st May witnessed our first virtual networking event on Zoom, courtesy of Sara Lee of Hop It (thank you Sara!). Given our relative inexperience with this medium, I thought it went very well. It was a great opportunity to catch-up with some familiar faces that we haven’t seen in some time, “chew the fat” and share our respective news stories and gather information, and all from the comfort of our own (or parents’) home, or even car! We hope to make this a regular event for as long as the current pandemic restrictions remain in place. For those of you who couldn’t join us, we hope to see you at the next one.

I look forward to better times ahead.

Ed McGettigan
President

TNYV 2019-20 Membership

At our Committee meeting last month, it was agreed given the current financial strain on our Tourism Members that we would delay our 2020-2021 membership renewals until October 31. In the mean time we will continue to be working on bringing you together virtually with ‘Morning Tea’s’ and ‘Afternoon Drinks’ until the restrictions on gatherings are lifted.

Email us if you have any queries regarding your membership. If you know of someone in the Industry that needs support right now and would like to join TNYV, we are currently offering a $40 pro-rata membership fee that will cover them until October 31. Send them this email and they can register online at any time!

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Networking & Events

May Networking – Virtual Morning Tea

May’s Networking Event was a little different due to COVID-19 – Check out what happened HERE

Supporting the community

Save the Date!

Innocent Bystander’s Virtual Tasting Bar

Friday’s at 5.00pm

Watt’s River Brewing Friday Night Live Music

Friday’s at 6.00pm

Kangaroo Ridge Retreat Wednesday Winos

Wednesday’s at 8.00pm

Hop It’s Virtual Rum & Chocolate Tasting

Friday May 8 from 6.30pm

Yarra Ranges Business Workshops

ASBAS: May 13 – Digital Marketing

Social

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Editor’s Note

Dates for your diary…..
June 1 – Virtual Drinks via Zoom

Stay tuned for further information on upcoming events as our lockdown restrictions are reviewed and we are able to gather together once again.

If you have a venue that would be suitable to host one of our TNYV Pub Nights or breakfasts this year, let us know! We’d love to visit and promote your business amongst the TNYV Community.

Don’t forget to tell everyone on social media when your business is back open and ready to welcome guests or customers!

Use #holidayherethisyear #sharingiscaring #visityarravalley_official and #visitvictoria when posting on Instagram.
Till our next newsletter, enjoy the beautiful Autumn weather and stay safe.

Caroline Brown
TNYV Editor