Date: 29th August 2023
Meeting Location: Simpson St Shed
President Rod opened the meeting at 7pm
Invocation:  Read by Neil McCallum                                                     
Welcome: President Rod welcomed provisional member Anne Green and Honorary member Allan Timmins (PHF SP)                                                            
Club Guest/s Ann Green
Raffle Winner: John Honey (wine)        
Presidents Report
Rod Taylor
member photo
President’s Report: Rod Taylor
29 Crossland St Cleanup- Advised members of a planned backyard blitz at 29 Crossland Street to assist Rotarian JB as he finds gardening etc difficult these days. Saturday 10th September 2022, 8am start was agreed as suitable to most.
Partners welcome to assist also. Need ute, trailers, gardening tools pruning, shovels, etc BBQ lunch to follow with a few drinks.
District Governor’s Visit- Reminded members that the DG Ric McDonald will be hosted at a partners meeting (joint with RCEB) at the Golden Orient Chinese restaurant next Tuesday 6th September2022 6.15 for 7pm start $40/head. Please advise Attendance Officer Ken of any variations to the standard!
Membership Webinar- 5 pm 30th August for anyone interested to contact Rod for the link (It’s too late!)
Directors Meeting – Advised next meeting of Directors is set for Sun 11th Sept.
Directors Reports
Club Service/Pres.Elect- K Nieukerke
Regionalisation Pilot Project- Kaj gave a brief overview of the pilot plan which will focus on the opportunities to be gained from forming a Regional Council in the Oceania area. It will attempt to bring together many local club resources and the unfilled needs of the Pacific Islander groups specifically, for better planned outcomes. If successful, it will be applied to other global regions.
It was suggested that we ask the District Governor to elaborate on the pilot scheme for the benefit of those present, next Tuesday.
Find more info here
Fireworks Committee- Kaj said all was going ok. He is working on publicity and planning some exposure during the Show. It was submitted for consideration that the Fireworks should perhaps start at 8 pm rather than 9pm to benefit families with small children.
Community- B Rollond
EDFA Grand Final Sat 3rd Sept– Cooking Chips – Barry reminded members of our commitment to the EDFA to assist them on their Grand Final day at Esperance Oval (this Saturday 3rd Sept) by the cooking of chips at the venue to reduce the load on the catering kitchen. Chips will be supplied by EDFA, we just cook ‘em. Cooking between 9am –12 and 12-3pm, two shift of say 4-5 people ideally. Contact Barry if you can assist. Roster circulated was not well supported.
Youth – Ken Jenkyn
National Youth Science Forum- Selection process is being arranged
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards- Nominations are being sought from any young people (18-30 yrs) who display leadership qualities in their areas of interest such as sport, culture or any community groups, as RYLA will provide leadership skills, training and development to assist them.
Camp Inspiration – the 2022 camp is in dire need of buddies to assist the campers participating in the next camp to succeed with their planned activities.
Contact Ken to register your interest and get details.
From the Floor
G Mackenzie –Bike Repair Project- still working each Wednesday at the Shed.
Nulsen School Bike Project- This idea has received very positive support from the school Deputy Principal Megan Johnson. Similar to Norseman, we will be providing bikes to the students for repair by them and to become their property once repairs are complete. We will be supervising the repair work in class between 1.30pm – 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon. We will lend our stands and tools required to do the repairs. Students will receive a helmet and bike lock upon completion. Costings TBA soon.
S Schmedje – Ass’t Governor
District Governors Visit-Reiterated the details regarding the DG’s visit and reminded members that attendance numbers need to be in no later than Friday evening to assist the venue with catering and seating plans. Venue is BYO or Bar service. BYO will attract corkage.
B Colliver – Simulator Programme- next up is a Norseman trip 21st Sept, then2nd week of Oct EDHS, then Esp Dist Ag Show in the new Pavilion, 4th term- arranging EACS and Wongutha visits. 2023- hoping to get more local exposure.
Sergeant’s Session – P Mather          
Sergeant’s Assist – Brett Guthrie
Sergeant Paul fined the following miscreants:
Corrina for forgetting her badge
John Gray for being last at the Bar
Arrival Tax – Rob Gurney, Rob Leiper, Ken Warne Allan Timmins, Rod Taylor
Raffle Winner was John Honey
Late Meeting start- Pres Rod
Wonky Dinner Table Setup at Shed- Neil McCallum
Trotting Failure and DG’s Visit confusion- Steve Schmedje
Golfing win over Sgt Paul- Russ Bridge
Laying About- JB
The Club- Bad singing the Nat Anthem last week
Buy the Box
S Schmedje- Lost his voice last week
Brian Colliver- Nominated wife Del’s Birth date for the records.
Sgt Paul ended the session with a series of rather corny jokes
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Attendance Report – K Jenkyn
  • Members 33
  • Present 23                                                     
  • Leave of Absence 2                                   
  • Apologies 9                                     
  • Silent 0                                             
  • Club guests 1                     
  • Percentage   70 %
Next meeting’s program
Tuesday 6th Sept 6.15 for 7pm
Venue is Golden Orient Restaurant Partners Night to meet new District Governor Rod McDonald -$40 per Head
  • Invocation: P Mather       
  • Sergeant assist:  J Honey
  • Guest Speaker Intro: R Bridge     Guest Speaker Thanks:  B Elliot 
  • Standby: B Rollond            
President Rod closed the meeting at 8.32 expressing thanks to the Pier Hotel for salads, Barry, Chris, John and Neil for shed setup and BBQ cooks Steve and Kaj.
Upcoming Events
Chip Van - EDFA Finals
Esperance Football Club
Sep 03, 2022
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
DG Ric McDonald Visit
Golden Orient Chinese
Sep 06, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Backyard Blitz
Sep 10, 2022
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Board Meeting
Rotary Shed
Sep 11, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Golf Club Meeting
Esperance Golf Club
Sep 12, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Shed Meeting
Rotary Shed
Sep 26, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Shed Meeting
Rotary Shed
Oct 31, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Barry Rollond
August 5
Scott Mackie
August 8
Ken Jenkyn
August 20
Spouse Birthdays
Lesley Mather
August 8
Jean McCallum
August 17
Fiona Baird
August 20
Marie Slater
August 22
Kylene Tredinnick
August 27
Peter Tredinnick
Kylene Tredinnick
August 21
Join Date
Macka MacKenzie
August 19, 1996
26 years
Matthew Lewis
August 25, 2014
8 years
Peter Tredinnick
August 25, 2014
8 years
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