President Rod  opened the meeting at the Shed at 7:00PM sharp and welcomed all local Rotarians and visiting Rotarian, Kim Beale.
Tom Campbell was called upon to complete the invocation.
Raffle Winner: No raffle was held this evening.  
Presidents Report
Rod Taylor
member photo
Presidents Report:
Given it was the week after the show, the meeting was fairly casual.
Details for next Saturdays Blue Sky dinner have been sent out. Members were to respond by Wednesday morning. Please also indicate your menu choice.
In preparation for the Saturday, the Pier is organising table & chairs from Barbeques Galore. Rod will put a call out for a loan & unload assistance. These will also need to be returned on Monday, for which volunteers will also be required.
The new gazebos are on their way, the new pop up banner was on display on Monday night.
If any members need to be reimbursed for the show entry fees, please see Brian.
The arrangements for the 60th birthday celebrations are nearly complete. Friends of members and partners are also welcome to attend.
Rod is also arranging the promotion of our new award; known as the Shine On award at Australia Day. This award is presented by other Rotary Clubs around Australia to those disabled persons demonstrating community involvement and leadership.
Directors Reports
Secretary’s Report:
Local schools have been written to with offer of book prize monies.
Leave of absence requests from John Honey & Rob Gurney have been received and approved.
Thankyou letters for show to be issued.
A condolence letter to be written for Peter Bradford’s passing.
Treasurers Report:
National Australia Day council grant will be applied for again.
Brian also had business cards for all members – to help promote Rotary within their networks!
Brian also ran through the numbers from the show:
  • 423 serves of chips were sold,
  • 558 serves of chips & gravy were sold,
  • 518 fish burgers were wrapped up,
  • 491 fish and chips were handed over,
  • For a total of $18,129 in revenue generated!
Club Administration:
Barry informed members of a country & western music weekend at Bridgetown on 17-19th March next year.
Barry also thanked Kim Taylor for organising the Monday night meal.
Barry thanked all members including partners that assisted with the Show last weekend. He also acknowledged the 3 members from Teen Challenge that assisted on the Saturday.
There is 40kg fish left over, a great result. The slicing worked very well.
Barry thanked those that assisted with the clean up.
Barry proposed that next year 2x directors organise the clubs involvement in the show; this will take the pressure off of what is a big job.
Schmedje reported to the club that $18k has been raised for Australia day, and we were right for funds.
No update on Fireworks at this stage.
The club agreed that we should look into funding for the drivers simulator, with a view that someone be employed to run this programme. There are some great opportunities with the sim, and Brian has his hands full with this project.
Wes commended those involved with the show. It was a successful weekend for Rotary.
Fireworks Committee
Governance Procedures
From the Floor:
Rod requested a programme & responsibility roster for the 60th Anniversary. The team are meeting early this week.
Bikes; meet at the shed at 8:30am, a ute or trailer is needed to go to Nulsen Primary.
Sergeants Session:
A brief open fines session was held.
Arrivals & departures taxes, gravy shortages, NZ stories were all issued with a fine.
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Attendance Report
Members – 33 members
Present  17                                 
  • Leave of Absence          6 
  • Apologies   10                               
  • Silent    1   
  • Club guests                  1         
  • Percentage                               59%
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:
24th October 2022 at the Golf Club
Guest Speaker Jason – Esperance Newsagency
  • Invocation: TBA                         Sergeant assist: Kaj       
  • Guest Speaker Intro: Ewin         Guest Speaker Thanks: Matthew Lewis 
  • Standby: TBA               
President Rod thanked members and guest for their attendance and closed the meeting at 8:30PM
The meeting concluding with the National Anthem.
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