Eventually, Bruce Cattenach suggested and hosted a meeting at his home to discuss price stabilization. The meeting was attended by Bruce Cattenach, Bruce Ruston, Carl Dawson, John Clifton, Howard Bressington and Tom Hughes. A second meeting at Bruce’s home a couple of weeks later was held with Ron Bidwell. Barry Russell, John Craig and Ken Miller were others who attended ensuing meetings. On 6th March 1967, this ever growing group attended a meeting at Howard Bressington’s place, with the inclusion of Ray Boyd (Merrylands) and Peter Elmore, an employee of Westside Signs (Howard’s firm). Bruce Cattenach was elected Chairman for the night. After some debate, the title Signpact Signwriters’ Association was adopted, which was later abbreviated to Signwriters Association by Mr A H Kington (the solicitor who drew up the Articles of Association). Bruce Ruston moved that the night be declared the Association’s Inaugural Meeting, Tom Hughes seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. The first working committee President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, three Committee members were then elected and comprised the following: Bruce Cattenach, Tom Hughes, Howard Bressington, Bruce Ruston, Carl Dawson, Ray Boyd (Ray dropped out in July 1967), John Clifton. Invitations were mailed to all signwriters in the Sydney metropolitan area as listed in the Pink Pages, inviting them to the first official meeting which was held in the Parramatta East Progress Association Hall, North Parramatta. More than 40 signwriters attended, some accompanied by their wives. Two representatives of the Master Painters Association (MPA) offered the opinion that the Association would never get off the ground. They claimed it had been tried before by Dave Claney and others and that it would be better if all became members of the MPA. The first Price List recommended an hourly rate charge out of $3.00. This price list prompted Max Picard, visiting Australia from New Zealand, to forward the NZSDA Newsletters and price list, the format of which was then adopted by NSW. In October 1967, Russell Martin, Melbourne signwriter, visited Carl Dawson’s workshop and was invited to attend the Signwriters Association’s General Meeting on 5th October. Russell accepted the invitation and noted that the Victorian Signcraftsmen’s Association had been formed in 1963 and that the members might entertain some liaison with their NSW counterparts. The first Social Event was held on 6th December 1967 at the Westella Ballroom Auburn. The cost was $4.00 per head and 160 participated.