2018 Call for Nominations – Positions on the Board of Directors close on Friday, 19 October 2018
Members were sent communication on 4th October 2018 advising that nominations for the Board of Directors for Port Stephens Tourism, Trading as Destination Port Stephens, close on Friday 19th October.
Eligible persons wishing to stand for election to one of the three vacant Ordinary Director positions are required to return the Nomination Form with the signatures of the nominator and nominee and provide a statement of no more than 300 words, describing relevant skills and experience. Further information click here.
Save the date for the Annual General Meeting being held at Nelson Bay Golf Club on Monday 19th November 2018.
Opportunity to apply for funding for events being held for the first or second time between January and June 2019.
The Destination NSW Regional Flagship Events Program includes an Incubator Event Fund to support the establishment of new events in Regional NSW. The Incubator Fund offers grants of up to $20,000 to events held in their first or second year as seed funding for activities that are likely to establish the event as a driver of visitation. These include, but are not limited to temporary event infrastructure; venue hire; marketing and promotions; marketing PR and digital consultancies; brand design and development; and attendee research.
An event may apply for any amount up to and including $20,000 but must be able to provide justification for the amount requested. Applications for Round One (events held between January – June 2019) close at midnight on Sunday, 4th November 2018. You can apply here.
Further information on the fund can be found by clicking here or view the fact sheet. Full eligibility conditions and the fund criteria can be found in the Terms and Conditions.
Note: Applications for Round Two of the Incubator Event Fund for events taking place in July – December 2019 will open in 2019.
Small Business Month – Workshops and Events.
Port Stephen Council in partnership with the NSW Government is excited to deliver a series of events in the local area to help strengthen and grow business as part of Small Business Month. These events are designed to help strengthen and grow local business. A brochure of the events and workshops can be found by clicking here. More detailed information on the workshops and to register you can go online here.
Reminder – Registration for the “Give Me Five” networking event closes on the 23rd October.
You are invited to join the team at the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre and Destination Port Stephens to an innovative new networking event on Tuesday 30th October, 5.30 – 7.30pm. All you need to do is turn up with your top five selling points and we will give you the chance to introduce and update your product or experience. Bring new brochures, business cards, or anything you would like to share. Click here for further details and to register.
DPS Membership 2018 – 2019
Just a reminder that the Destination Port Stephens (DPS) membership fees for 2018 – 19 were invoiced in July 2018. We encourage our valued members to continue to support DPS and take advantage of the networking, marketing and business development benefits that your membership provides. If you require any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 4981 2964 or email email@example.com
Featured Upcoming Events
- Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival – 20th October
Have a great day out with the family at the Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival on Saturday 20th October 2018 being held at Longworth Park Karuah. Activities include an oyster eating competition, woodchopping, Karuah River Duck Race, car display, live performances and entertainment plus markets and food stalls with a children’s activity tent.Click here for event details.
- Tastes at the Bay – Jazz Food Wine 2018 – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2018
Tantalise your tastebuds with fun, food, wine and jazz in the Nelson Bay CBD. Enjoy food stalls, music, wines and craft beer, kids’ activities, fresh local seafood, street entertainment, taster’s trails and more. Click here for event details.
- Port Stephens Toyota NSW Surf Pro at Birubi Beach, Anna Bay – 3rd to 13th November 2018
Head to Birubi Beach to see professional women surfers from around the world compete in the Port Stephens Toyota Pro 2018 being held over nine days. Surfing NSW, WSL and White Ribbon have teamed up to host an official beach walk with pro surfers on 7th November. Click here for event details.
- Raymond Terrace Show “n” Shine and Santa’s Big Arrival, Raymond Terrace – 11th November
The fun starts at 10am. There will be free rides, free kids activities, a fantastic display of special interest car clubs and the chance to meet Santa who will be joined by all his friends at the parade. Click here for event details.