Date: 12th September 2022
Meeting Location: Esperance Golf Club
President Rod opened the meeting at 7pm
Invocation:  Graham MacKenzie                       Standby-B Rollond
Welcome: President Rod introduced Guest Speaker Chelsea Galloway (our 2022 RYPEN awardee & her mother Georgia.                         
Club Guest/s – Anne Green
Members Guests:  Ken Jenkyn – wife Georgina together with Gaye & Joe Lavery from Hervey Bay. Rotarian Gaye extended greetings from her home club of Hervey Bay Sunrise.
Raffle Winners: (wine) Georgia Galloway (wheel)A Green, B Boord, K Jenkyn
Presidents Rod Report
Rod Taylor
member photo
Anzac Day Gunfire Breakfast- Thanked everyone who turned up to serve the breakfasts which was very well supported and raised a record $1200 being donated to the Esperance RSL Sub-branch.
Anzac Day Golf Event- A great group of supporters took part in the Kevin Sharpe Memorial golf day at EGC. Funds raised for the Club from this were approx. $1600Thanks to all helpers.
Simpson Street Shed Extension Project- the project is finally under way with installation of the false wall being installed to allow ongoing use of our premises during the construction phase. Thanks to members disassembling the old mezzanine floor etc last week.
Marquee Transfer- Donation of the marquee to our Club has been formalised in writing from the Rotary Club of Esperance Bay President R Poot this week. Trailer registration transfer and insurance cover is still being formalised.
2023/24 Changeover Night- To be held on 19th June and our District Governor and husband have indicated they will attend. Watch this space!!
Golf Club Social Memberships- Reminded members to register and pay their $10 fee at the bar to comply with the rules.
A Staaden Memorial Service- Members were reminded the service is this Friday at EBYC 11am and urged to attend as Athol was a longstanding and respected club member. There will be no burial service as a cremation is planned.
N McCallum to offer a Guard of Honour for the event to the family.
Directors Reports
Club Service/Pres.Elect- K Nieukerke
No Report, but tabled an information leaflet on the proposed Regionalisation Pilot Project and a card promoting the 2023 Rotary Joint District Conference in Mandurah on 17/18th Feb next year.
Community- B Rollond-
Fish Van Rosters – 17/18th Sept- Indicated the 17th was ok for workers but more definitely required for Sunday to cook fish & chips for the Emergency Services Day on the foreshore, also setting up and clean up.
Merry-Go-Round Operators- Need to register their names and Driver Licences with Barry prior to operating the equipment. Also should have WWC clearance registered with Compliance Officer Brett Guthrie.
Do-Nut Van- has requested a volunteer to tow the van back to our shed after pack down on Sun 18th Sept. 
From the Floor
G Mackenzie –Bike Repair Project- still working each Wednesday at the shed, but will be switching to the Nulsen Bike Project next school Semester.
Nulsen Bike Project- As previously reported, planned to start this project on
12th October, 2022 between 9am-12noon. Rotary members participating require WWC in place. Four students will begin the process initially. Esperance Smash has offered to custom paint the bicycles to individual specifications. Students will assume ownership of their bike upon completed restoration and be presented with a helmet and locking device. The primary aim is to improve attendance at school by those students selected, similar to the very successful Norseman project.
S Schmedje – Ass’t Governor – advocated for members to seriously consider attending the 2023 joint Districts (9455 & 9465) Annual Conference in Mandurah, noting that WA will amalgamate as one District (9423) in July 2023.
J Bridges- 60th Year Celebrations – reminder to forward any photos of last ten years to JB or Louise Gray please!! Also circulating phone/email contact list for past members/rotariannes to facilitate invitations.
Pres Rod- Regionalisation Pilot Project – Voting Directive
Members overwhelmingly supported him voting affirmative for the project.
Sergeant’s Session – P Mather           Sergeant’s Assist – B Rollond
The following members contributed to club coffers for their misdemeanours;
Pres Rod- for missing the Sgt session.
Missing Badges- R Bridge
Recent Birthday- S Schmedje
Welcome Back Tax- P Mather & R Bridge
Last at Bar- B Rollond
Raffle Winners- Georgia G, Anne G, Bob B & Ken J.
Swilling Beer at Busy Bee- Brad (&Sue)
Supposed Lost Shovel- Claimed by JB!!
Non-workers at B/Bee- Kim Taylor & JB
In-effective Weight loss efforts- S Schmedje
“Flag-mantle done with”-all Docker supporters
Magpies ongoing success- R Bridge
Lions ongoing success-Pres Rod
Poor driving skills- Ken J
Swooping the Sgt!!- S Mackie
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Guest Speaker Intro- R Bridge introduced our RYPEN attendee Chelsea Galloway who participated in the course earlier this year in Jarrahdale.
Guest Speaker – Chelsea thanked the Club for the opportunity to attend the
2 ½ day live-in workshop, the content of which she was totally unaware until it began. Accommodation was dormitory style with fully catered meals, cleaning etc. Mobile phones were collected and returned at conclusion of the weekend.
The course focussed on increasing skills in such areas as problem/puzzle solving, basic leadership, group cooperation, interactive & inclusive group teamwork
strategies, public speaking tips, self- confidence development etc. In response to a question, Chelsea’s mum Georgia said she had observed Chelsea to be more self-confident & outgoing since her return home.
Chelsea confidently answered a number of probing questions from members.  
Guest Speaker Thanks –B Rollond presented Chelsea with the customary Club engraved biro.
 Attendance Report – K Jenkyn
Members 33
Present18                                                     Leave of Absence 3
Apologies 11                                         
  • Silent 0
  • Club Guests 3                                 
  • Percentage   60%
  • Members Guests 3
The Club has a dedicated phone for apologies either by verbal message or SMS text. Please notify by 10am on the day of the meeting.
The phone number is 0474 165 997.
Please identify yourself when making an apology by phone.
Next meeting’s program:   Partners Welcome at Pier Hotel
  • Invocation: K Nieukerke   Sergeant Assist: M Lewis             
  • Guest Speaker Intro: T Campbell   Guest Speaker Thanks: W Graham
  • Standby: E Stewart
  • Guest Speakers will be John & Louise Gray’s daughter Kate and husband Brendan from Nyabing       
President Rod closed the meeting at 8.15pm reminding members we require a Programme Officer to source future speakers for our meetings. Members to submit details of potential speakers to Rod or Corrina in the meantime.
Upcoming Events
RCE meeting
Golf Club
May 08, 2023 7:00 PM
Bike presentation - Nulsen Primary school assembly
Nulsen Primary School
May 10, 2023
Mothers' Day Breakfast
Whale Tail
May 14, 2023 7:00 AM
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Ann Green
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Kaj Nieukerke
May 5
Peter Tredinnick
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May 21
Robert Boord
Judy Boord
May 29
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Spotty Rawlinson
May 30
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