President's Message
Ian Watson
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       7th March 2019
President Ian Watson Welcomed all to the meeting
Apologies: Martin, Bevan, Barry, Kurk & Lyndsay
Special Guests: Max Bird Kwinana Club and Timor-Leste Water Projects
Social Night at the Vale Tavern last Thursday night was enjoyed by all who came along.
Attended the Eat n Great Comunity network event on Wednesday Night with wife Louise together with Ray, Other members there also with Peter representing Mens Shed and Geoff representing the Aubin Grove Community Assoc. Was a great night meeting other members of Community Associations in the area and great feed

Thanks to Robyn for putting on Breakfast again.

Guest Speaker: Max Bird from Kwinana Club regarding the Timor-Leste Water Projects.
Max gave a detailed report on where our donations have been used in the Water Projects around Timor-Leste and the benefits it brings to their communities:
Equipment needed: Manpower, water tanks (plastic lined) polypipe & fittings
Benefit: More girls attending school as they do not have to spend hours each day collecting water for the home.
Infrastructure for the communities (running water to the community)
Filtration Systems fitted to give clean water. (Sky Hydra filters 10 yr life span)
Less deforestation as do not have to boil the water to make safe to drink.
Villages to have water to their communities whereas the Govt has committed to the major cities the rural area's will not be serviced to 2030 +. 
Project: Larisida Village. Bringing water to this village and a couple other villages on the way from a spring in the mountain. Need to raise AUD $16000.
Looking for a team to go with him (see details below)
President Ian Watson presented Max Birds Timor-Leste Water Projects a cheque from the Club for $2500.
Directors Reports:
Club Service/Vice President:
Governance Officer: Constitution lodged with the Dept of Commerce.
Treasurer:  Funds Okay  2x Membership dues not paid yet. RI Dues to be paid. Need to assist DG to pay Polio Plus money before conference and also Shelter Box donation. Audited books for 2016-17 done and will now present the 2017-18 books for audit
Accommodation for conference in Collie done at Collie Ridge Hotel. If any others decide they are going then advise Michael to make sure enough accommodation arranged. If you are going to the conference book in.
Final Closing date for registrations passed on 28th February 2019. 
Foundation: Ray Swap Meet at Beeliar Shopping centre a go 10th March first . Meetings ongoing all reports underway including Risk management and Insurance cover finalised.
Purchase of equipment and flags and barriers done sorted. We need at least three members to run the Swap mart each week 6am-11am (Swap meet 7am to 10am). Roster again sent around.
Markets final approval from Centre and Cockburn Council once Toilet access issue  sorted if not back would be portable toilets.
Extensive Advertising  commenced on Gazette, Facebook local Chat sites.
First Aid certification done by Ray and Geoff run by SLSWA.
Fire Warden training done by Geoff n Ray.
Fellowship night attended by members 28th Feb Venue at the Vale Great night of fellowship by all.
50th Anniversary of the Club is in June 19 but will have a 50th Birthday bash deferred to 25th July 2019 (TBC) due to lodging a grant application late. Jandacot Hall to be used.
Wine Tasting Night will be held on a Friday night 20th May. Put in Diary
Membership:  Couple prospective members SK & She Tan attended the FishnChips night Also following up Jason Pinner from business IBroken (he attended end year sundowner). Business Cards available. In the Club cupboard. On going meetings. Banners and promotional material being ordered.
Community:  AYLA did not respond many messages and phone calls to Alan regarding donation from Rotary. Just maybe will reach out to the Salvos again to donate plus foodbank. Cheque presentations by the club should be done at Club Level and appropriate acknowledgement via facebook and web site advertising the presentation.
Vocational: Diane chasing up schools regarding Literacy awards. 4Way Test schools being approached missed first round but Seton looking good for new year.
Looking at Army Museum Band night invitation sent out direct booking
also RSL have a sundowner on 1st and 3rd Friday mth we could go along as a club outing to support their fundraising.
Youth: Outward bound student Meila sent a great update on her Youth Exchange to Spain
International: Further support to Max Bird and his team from Kwinana again this year.
Max attended our club meeting on the 7th March giving update on his work in East Timor and presentation of our funds to the project. and also Shelter Box and Sole Man donations approved. 
FINES: Alan Wright with helper Nat
Usual offenders with No PINS or Stamps
Ian due to Club Runner not working
Ray also as the Administrator of the Club Runner
AFLW Teams who did not watch the Dockers Girls play
Brought Box:
HEADS AND TAILS: Logan (donated back to the club)
Lucky Numbers: #41- Club
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