Meeting at the Golf Club: 25th July 2022
President Rod opened the meeting at the Golf Club at 7:00PM sharp and welcomed all Rotarians in attendance.
President Rod welcomed guest speakers Tori Castledine & Tom Hallifax-Ballinger from Fortescue Future Industries (FFI).  
Rob Leiper was called upon to complete the invocation.
Raffle Winner:
Brett Guthrie only had one ticket tonight.
Tom Campbell won the raffle and was subsequently fined.
Presidents Report
Rod Taylor
member photo
Rod thanked Corrina and Kaj for attending a meeting with Shelly Payne and himself last Tuesday for the presentation of the Lotterywest grant.
At the meeting local issues and the Clubs involvement in the community and projects that we are involved in, in addition to future projects. Shelly would like a demonstration of the driving simulator from Brian. This was a good meeting; look out for the posts on social media.
From the grant applications that were arranged and were successful in obtaining; $20,000 from the Shire, $15,000 from Lotterywest, $10,000 from Horizon Power, $10,000 from IGO & $15,000 combined from Lions and the Community Fundraising Group. This results in a grand total of $70,000 in grants, and the Board has approved to cover a shortfall of $20,000 if needed.
Rod has spoken to Todd Smith, Jatek Engineering, regarding the shed extension. Rod has told him to now draw up the plans and submit to the Shire for approval. We did discuss the fire wall and fire water availability, The idea of having an independent water tank for fire control was very expensive with the necessary specificications. Todd was planning  visit to the shed on Wednesday morning to review any other matters with any interested members.
There will be a Board meeting to be held at the Shed on the 7th August at 4PM.
Secretary’s Report:
Treasurers Report:
Club Administration:
Kaj discussed the District amalgamation Zoom meeting that was actually held on Saturday (not Sunday). There will be 4 other meetings which Kaj will disseminate (the first to be held on the 31st July at 1PM).
Ken informed the membership that the National Youth Science Forum applications were out. We haven’t received any in as yet. Corrina will post on socials.  
Wes announced that with the updating of the new members in the system, the clubs average age has reduced!
Fireworks Committee
There will be a meeting for the group held at the Shed tomorrow night (Tuesday).
From the Floor:
Spin the wheel was held; with Brian, Brett and Chris Roberts all winning $20.
Corrina provided a social media update; she has been elected to co-head the social media campaign for the District amalgamation.
The Club has also agreed to take part in the Jennifer Jones Challenge; which is a programme of education for Rotary Clubs that embraces the best practise models on membership growth and public image from around Australia and the World. There will be more on this to follow.
Bikes will be on this week, with Teen Challenge interested in the project and taking on some bikes.
Chris Roberts requested a 2 week leave of absence, which was granted.
Sergeants Session:
An open fines session was held in Paul’s absence
Barry Rollond fined himself for going to the Shed this evening.
Rob Leiper fined Neil McCallum for being on TV and the radio (for the RFDS firewood project).
Kaj fined all the supporters of AFL clubs that drew last weekend (Freo)
Tom was fined for winning the raffle, and the Spin the Wheel winners were also fined.
Brett was fined again for only having 1 raffle ticket this evening.
Ken was fined for leaving his badge on the floor last week. Scott was fined for having no badge tonight.
Tom was fined for not having last weeks’ raffle winner (Brian) in the Bulletin.
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Guest Speaker
Kaj introduced guest speakers Tori Castledine & Tom Hallifax-Ballinger from Fortescue Future Industries (FFI). 
Tori and Tom spoke of the proposed project to generate hydrogen from local wind power with the view to export this energy source.
It was a great session with many questions being raised by the members, and Tori and Tom answering and discussing the project as a whole in addition to the overall strategy of the project.
Barry thanked Tori and Tom for their address.
Attendance Report
Members – 33 members    
Present                20                                                            
  • Leave of Absence             5                             
  • Apologies            8                                             
  • Silent                                                                    
  •  Club guests                        2             
  • Percentage                                         71%
The Attendance Officer requests that callers identify themselves clearly when making an apology on the Rotary phone.
Attendance will also be recorded via ClubRunner.
The Attendance Officer role is also now available to be filled.
President Rod thanks members for their attendance and closed the meeting at 8:30PM
The meeting concluding with the National Anthem.
Memberships of $300 are now due. Arrangements for payment can be made with Brian Colliver.
Next week is a shed meeting. Can we please have some volunteers to help set up the shed at 11am on Monday (Shouldn't need to much to be done thanks to Barry doing it last week :) )
Upcoming Events
Shed Meeting
Rotary Shed
Aug 01, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Board Meeting
Rotary Shed
Aug 07, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Guthrie, Brett
Seargent Assist
Parsons, John
Gray, John
Guest Introduction
Guest Thanks
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Robert Boord
July 1
John Grigson
July 7
Hugh MacKenzie
July 21
Paul Mather
July 31
Spouse Birthdays
Spotty Rawlinson
July 4
Katrina MacKenzie
July 7
Joy Tidow
July 26
Connie Schmedje
July 27
Doug Slater
Marie Slater
July 2
Barry Rollond
Joy Rollond
July 24
Join Date
Rod Taylor
July 1, 2019
3 years
Rob Leiper
July 11, 2006
16 years
Bulletin Editor
Corrina Rawlinson
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