Saturday, March 28, 2009

Carol Hanlon Elected National President of Australasian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators

Carol Hanlon has a vast and impressive resume which has seen her serve the local Belmont community in numerous roles for 15 years. Carol’s diverse experience also includes being Founding Manager and Facilitator of the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BEC) - Small Business Centre Belmont (SBC), Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. (TCFWA) and the designedge fashion incubator.


Carol has now been elected the National President of the Australasian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators (AIEF). Founded in 1997 as a result of the recommendations of the Industry Task Force on Leadership and Management Skills, the AIEF has a mission to advance the profession of enterprise facilitation.


Of the appointment, Carol said, ”I have been an active member of the board of the AIEF, and am honoured to now be elected Australian President, and look forward to this role”.


The aims of the AIEF revolve around establishing and upholding professional standards of competence, responsibility, objectivity and integrity in enterprise facilitation. They advise and inform government, industry and business at all levels on matters relating to the development of business facilitation and development of an enterprise culture in Australia.


Carol Hanlon has always been a strong community leader, serving on numerous Advisory Committees including restructuring of TAFE courses, tourism and regional economic development. Carol has received extensive community and business recognition for over 35 years and in 2006 Carol was a nominee of the Western Australian Citizen of the Year Awards - Industry and Commerce category and awarded Best National BEC Manager in 2004 and 2008.


Other community based projects inspired by Carol have included the creation of the Belmont Clothes Library, a Racing Industry Business Development project and Multicultural Business Services Support Services and various Indigenous projects.


For more information on the AIEF,

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cherileen's gift

Cherileen sent these "Loop Turners" from Australia for our Bantigue Community Livelihood Center.

Thank you so much, Cherileen.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

First CLC Coordinators 2009

The first CLC coordinators meeting for this year, 2009 was held the same day as Bobong's Sewing Training Graduation.  The graduation was in the morning and the meeting was in the afternoon.

We were honored by the presence of former City Councilor and perennial enterpreneur Jose "Bing" Serafica.  Bing comes from a family of landlords owning thousands of hectares of sugarcane lands.  Despite this however, Bing, as always the humble servant, never says "NO" to requests from the grassroots - like us.

He shared with us his "Cost Sheets" that we very much need in making our prices acceptable to our West Australian partners.

Thank you, Bing!