Date: 19th September 
Meeting Location: Pier Hotel
President Elect Kaj   opened the meeting at 7 pm
Invocation:  Neil McCallum          Standby  M Lewis
Welcome: President Elect Kaj   introduced Guest Speaker Paul Anning from Mt Barker and his companions Syd and Josh, and Anne Green and husband Charlie Club Guest/s   Anne and Charlie Green
Members Guests: Matthew Lewis introduced Claire’s Mother Margaret
There were also numerous members partners
Raffle WinnersM Roberts and C Lewis (wine)                    
Guest Speaker- As the speaker was committed to a prior engagement for dinner, President Elect Kaj invited Paul Anning to address the meeting at this time.
Paul began by introducing his fellow travellers, advising that they are travelling the south west of WA on Postie bikes raising funds along the way for the benefit of mental health research and awareness. Funds so far raised $45k. This idea has arisen from his own personal issues with mental instability and a desire to help others overcome their issues in any way possible. Their aim is to get people talking about the problem and solutions, raising community awareness and urging people to be watching for red flags.
Past fundraising efforts include several very successful walks between Albany and Mt Barker along the highway, which is quite challenging. Initial walk raised only 47k but latest efforts raised in excess of $21k. Pie and Dart nights, head shaves etc have assisted their efforts. Mostly been working with Lions Clubs but find many communities very happy to help regardless. Also motivated by his friend’s wife suffering blindness early in life and her needing a cane for physical support. Mostly supporting Vision Australia and Lifeline charities.
A motion from the floor proposed by S Schmedje saw an amount of $1000 pledged by our Club to the cause, by direct deposit into the nominated bank account.  
 Guest Speaker Thanks – Tom Campbell presented Paul with the customary Club engraved biro, wishing the guys well with the rest of their journey.
Induction of New Member
Prior to continuing the remaining programme, President Elect Kaj invited Steve Schmedje assisted by sponsor G Mackenzie to conduct the induction of Anne Green into the membership of the Club.
Following her induction Anne expressed her delight at how welcome she felt.
Presidents Report
Rod Taylor
member photo
President’s Report: Rod Taylor (absent unwell, but read by Kaj)
Condolences Card- Andrew Middleton- Pres Rod advised he has sent a message of condolence from the Club to Renae Poot following the unfortunate accidental death of Andrew late last week.
Blue Sky Visit- Graeme Mackenzie will be absent when this group visits us next month and Pres Rod is looking for a volunteer to assist him with arrangements for which our club is responsible ie lunch catering (at Port Authority Park) and setup for evening meal at Pier Hotel etc.
Directors Reports
Community- B Rollond
Emergency Services Day – Catering – Thanked all those who volunteered to make the day very successful for the Club. Dispensed 104 chips, 109 chips & gravy, 65 fish burgers and 93 fish/chip combos for a gross turnover of$3159
SE Golf Tour Catering- Thanked those golfing members and others who assisted.
Webmaster/Media C Rawlinson
RDU Database has been reviewed so all members should be receiving our magazine online. Tell Corrina if not.
New Marquees etc- Confirmed that she has ordered replacement aprons, some more promo banners, table dressings and several marquees which will be screen printed.
From the Floor
G MackenzieBike Repair Project- still working each Wednesday at the Shed.
Club Officer Vacancies- Attendance and Programme Officers-Graeme urged members to fully support Pres Rod by filling of these positions as they are important to the smooth running of the Club.
Steve Francis nominated for the position of Programme Officer.
Blue Sky Visit- Reiterated some of Pres Rod’s information advising that the trip is all arranged, just requires some extra helping hands. Main tasks, shifting tables and chairs from our shed to Pier Hotel, assist setup and return them next day. Club is supplying lunch at Port Authority Park also, so catering help required, Ladies welcome to assist.
J Bridges- 60th Year Celebrations – reminder to forward any photos of last ten years to JB or Louise Gray please!! Also consult the old members list if you received it to assist contacts with past members or any info relating to their whereabouts.
Sergeant’s Session – P Mather           Sergeant’s Assist – M Lewis
The following fines were imposed on members and partners
Corrina- Birthday Girl
Welcome back tax- lots
Bar Fly- Jarrod R
Winos- Claire & Margaret R
Last Registered- R Leiper
Loyal Royalist- S Schmedje (taping the funeral)
Footy tragics – R Bridge and Rod T (Magpies and Lions)
Golfing Magic- Macka for his new driver
Missing Badges – numerous
Tight parking- Sgt Paul attested to Neil’s skill getting into a slim spot
Slow Checkout- Anne (for holding up the queue)
Too relaxed- C & M Roberts taking it easy on foreshore walk
Nearly IBL – Georgina Jenkyn (no Ken)
Just Married- Tom- still getting his own meals day 3 (ie meeting meal)
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Attendance Report – K Jenkyn
The attendance report was omitted due to absence of the regular officer Ken.
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:  Esperance Golf Club- Speaker TBA
Invocation: Corrina R
Sergeant Assist: Hugh Mackenzie         
  • Guest Speaker Intro: Jeff Currie
  • Guest Speaker Thanks: Rob Gurney     
  • Standby: Anne Green       
 President Elect Kaj closed the meeting at 8 pm
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