President's Message
Ian Watson
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       1st November 2018
President Ian Watson Welcomed all
Apologies: Jeff Myers, Ray McKinnon, Martin Harrison,
Special Guests: DG Robyn Yates and AG David Porter

DG Visit: Thank you to all the Directors who met with the DG prior to this meeting.

Robyn Yates went through our Club Checklist put together by Club President Ian Watson and input from the Directors.

Encouraged the club to go for a Club Citation this year and help the club achieve this goal with assistance from District and other clubs. Load your goals onto the My Rotary Web Site.  >Rotary Club Central> Goal Center

Commended the club on projects achieved in Vocational and Community and ongoing.
Strong Youth participation in Rypen, Ryla, Youth Exchange and Community programs.

Assistance in getting the Club Visioning Program reviewed and fully implemented.

Support for the new Swap meet being instigated by the club to use the other clubs in the district for assistance. AG David Porter also offer his business for the traffic management report requested by council.

Fundraising with joint cooperation with the Cockburn City Council Rotary Spring fair sounds like a very fine way of being involved in the Community and commended.

Membership still being a major concern to all clubs and likes what has been started at our club to get interest in joining the club by starting at base level and looking how to attract members. Active Committee. Also mentioned that the Rotaract Club at Rossmoyne should be contacted to come and talk to the club and for us to build a relationship with a transition to members when they move on from Rotaract.

Polio Plus is a very close to her heart and would like the Club to donate their pledge of $1000 prior to the End of February so that a accurate figure can be shown at the Collie Conference in March 2019. Yes we have club members attending.

Governance: Need to get the new changes to the Constitution ratified at your next AGM and have them registered prior to June 2019 (Change Act) By-Laws can be done later but also need to be reviewed. District approved Draft forms were sent out to clubs and are to be used. The Constitution cannot be changed only your name added. The By-Laws can be adjusted to your Clubs flexibility.

Need to get Budgets to President and Treasurer by next Board Meeting and the AGM on 22nd November 18. This report can be used for the AGM

AGM: Set for the 22nd November at usual meeting time. Make sure you are available to attend.
Guest Speakers: DG Robyn Yates
Directors Reports:
Club Service/Vice President:
Reminder of our visit to Palm Beach to join their club on 24th October at clipper inn. See event below.
On 8th November it will be 100 yrs since end WW1. Can we do something to celebrate. Kurk has contacted a Officer at the Naval Base and Michael has contact with Army and also Diane said Alan would also give a talk.
Governance Officer: Charities License has been approved CC22385 and certificate received. All documentation and ongoing financial reporting on club runner. Working with Children register and advice to District to be completed. All current holders to send approvals to Secretary to include in register.
Ian (to complete). Alan and Di, Kurk and Sandra, Nat and Mike and Rosinda all current
COC Mens Shed Inc: A Invite out for a Sundowner will follow
Treasurer:  Budgets required early new year from all the Directors for approval by the board. Membership fees are due. 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.
Foundation: Ray Swap Meet at Beeliar Shopping centre a go. Meetings ongoing but probably not starting until new year now. Delay in getting Requirement for a Traffic Report has been done by Council and now in the final approval stage with Council.
Visit to Palm Beach joining their club on 24th October at clipper inn was enjoyed by the members that attended.
Xmas breakfast will be changed to a Sundowner to 6th December at Mens Shed 2 Sullivan St Cockburn Central. Advise Robyn/Diane of anyone we should invite.
January Fish n Chips meeting  will be on first meeting in Jan 17th.   
Fellowship in November waived due to Spring fair and Sundowner early Dec
Robbie Burns night in February date TBC 15th February 2019 and also invite to other clubs to join us.
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.
Membership:  Couple prospective members to be followed up. Business Cards available. In the Club cupboard. On going meetings last 10am Jamaca Blue 17th Sept. Banners and promotional material being ordered.
Community:  Stockland have approved grant request for $1000 for Microscopes to three schools plus batteries
Vocational: Diane chasing up schools regarding Literacy awards. 4Way Test schools being approached missed first round but Seton looking good for new year. Meeting arranged with committee
Youth: Disabilty Chair has been delivered and write up in local Gazette and also on Facebook please like and share the post. Youth Exchange shared in Jan-July 2019. Not happening now. Rypen student attended a report later, Need applicants for RYLA as applications now out. also Interact Club started at Harrisdale School with PP Rosinda organizing.
Spring fair: Well attended and the Medieval Theme was a great success with the kids and no so young kids. Over 90 Stalls/food vans. Great day weather wise and all stall holders pleased with the turn out and finished with the  fire works.
Curry Park Memorial; Discussions still going on with the Bibra Lake Community Assoc and the Mens Shed regarding re landscaping the Memorial of the early settlers (The Tapper Family). The council has come to the party and installed the fencing. We maybe able to do up the new signage as a gift under our 50year community donation.
FINES: Not done
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Upcoming Events
Nov 08, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting 8th November 2018
Hodgson, Peter
Webb, Geoff
Robeson, Lindsay
Meeting 22nd November 18
Wright, Diane
Wright, Alan
Goodreid, Bevan
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Les Skelton
November 5
Lindsay Robeson
November 21
Kurk Brandstater
Sandra Brandstater
November 19
Join Date
Lindsay Robeson
November 11, 1995
23 years
Yaz Mubarakai
November 15, 2011
7 years
Robyn Leahy
November 19, 2006
12 years
Jeff Meyers
November 29, 2007
11 years