Golf Club: 17 April 2023
President Rod opened the meeting at 7:PM and welcomed all Rotarians in attendance.
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Raffle Winner: Chris johnson
Presidents Rod Report
Rod Taylor
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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.
Secretary’s Report
We received correspondence inwards from Don Paterson; who has tendered his resignation from the club. Don spoke to the membership and reiterated his enjoyment of his time with the club over 36 years and was excited for his next chapter. The membership wished him all the best and encouraged him to stay in touch.
Treasurers Report:
Brian issued a Profit and Loss report to the members during the week, and notes accompanying it.
Club Administration:
Kaj was away, but reported in that he will be investigating different locations around town for holding meetings.
Next week’s meeting will be at 33 Degrees.
Barry provided an update on bookings for the Fish Van; we have 3 dates for September already.
The Racecourse has also approached us regarding the cooking of some chips.
Steve Schmedje provided an update on Australia Day planning; the Shire grant application has gone in. We are also investigating the entertainment for the day; Ewin has a contact for the singer that performed at Edge of the Bay, who was very good.
Graham gave an update on the Polio Plus campaign; some worrying news out of the UK in the following article:
Graham reiterated that eradicating Polio remained one of Rotary International’s key goals, and would continue very strongly in it’s efforts.
From the Floor:
Macka – Bikes are on again on Wednesday.
Drinks Van; the Club would like to see the drinks van in more use, and will look at opportunities to hire it out to community groups for fundraising.
Lift the Lid walk and other events; 7-10th October, there will be several events around Esperance across these few days to assist with fundraising for ‘Lift the Lid’ (Mental Health). The Club has been approached to assist with the fish van and funding for schools. More on this to follow.
Corrina provided an update on ClubRunner and our various media channels; all working well. Club meetings and their location will be individually entered onto the website calendar.
We will be installing a planner on the wall of the shed; to assist members with all the events coming up (inc fish van bookings).
Sergeants Session:
An open Sergeants session was held in Paul’s absence. Members were required to pay to issue any fines.
Firstly; Patto was fined heavily for his resignation, and the fact that we now do not have the opportunity to recoup any losses from his stint as Sergeant.
Macka fined Barry Rolland for wearing Neil McCallum’s apron whilst cooking,
Corrina Rawlinson fined Secretary Tom Campbell for his lack of knowledge on USB storage.
Stephen Schmedje was fined by ? for having no badge and the fact that he’d had his hair done.
Schmedje also fined himself; he remarked at a morning tea at his daughters’ (school teacher) school that he remembered what it like at primary school when he attended some years ago. One of the pupils says it looked like it was a long time ago. Steve also has a horse with a major race coming up. He paid a fine for that as well.
Patto rounded out his stint as Sergeant by fining all the footy winners.
President Rod did not have any fine liabilities issued this week.
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Attendance Report – Don Paterson
Members – 35 members                                               Present             15                                             
  • Leave of Absence          4                      Apologies                                               
  • Silent                                                     Club guests                             
  • Percentage                               ~50%
The Attendance Officer requests that callers identify themselves clearly when making an apology on the Rotary phone.
Attendance will also be recorded via ClubRunner.
Next meeting’s program:  33 degrees, cost to be $30.00
Guest Speaker Brett Ratcliffe, 33 Degrees            
President Rod closed the meeting at 8:30PM
Many thanks to the Pier Hotel for the supply of salads for tonight, and to Barry, Wes & Jeff for setup and cooking duties.
The meeting concluding with the National Anthem.
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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Meeting Responsibilities
Sergeant Assist
Jenkyn, Ken
Mather, Paul
Roberts, Chris
Guest Introduction
Guest Thanks
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Warne
May 3
Ann Green
May 4
Kaj Nieukerke
May 5
Peter Tredinnick
May 19
Brian Colliver
May 21
Macka MacKenzie
May 21
Spouse Birthdays
Robyn Timmins
May 21
Robert Boord
Judy Boord
May 29
Corrina Rawlinson
Spotty Rawlinson
May 30
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.
Club Website details:
Log-in and password: as per Rotary email 17/4/14. This may not work
Corrina Rawlinson is available to assist any members who are having difficulty in accessing the Rotary website and ClubRunner.  Corrina can also assist with recovering forgotten passwords and log-in details (I think!!)
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