We are back at the DOME for this week's meeting.

President's  Jottings
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A huge thanks to Lorri and Tom for organising our first 'Keynote Speaker' event and to Ian Fairnie for using his unbelievable network to provide the high standard of speaker we are looking for, for these events in Jarrad Brown.
Jarrad provided the content and delivery to the audience we were targeting, however we need to get better in promoting the events.  Like any new venture it does take time to get the momentum and I am proud that the club is trying something new to get Rotary out into the public space. This will result in new awareness of Rotary and members for Rotary, not only our club but other clubs in the area.  Rotary and Rotaract clubs give potential members the choice of projects, fellowship, meeting times etc.  We just need to provide the environment to engage with the public to tell the Rotary story.
Speaking of fellowship Liz Palmer would like to test if there is any interest in attending the "Taste of Chittering" being held on the 17-18th October.  Let Lorri  know and Liz will follow-up when she returns from her inaugural caravan trip.  Check out by clicking on the "Taste of Chittering". 
The Rotary Jacaranda Festival stallholders have been selected and invoices issued.  There has been a steady stream of payments indicating how much stallholders are keen to participate in our event. These are still uncertain times caused by COVID 19 and the final go ahead will be dependent on the State Government CV19 restrictions closer to the event.
At our breakfast meeting on Tuesday 8 September we will have as our guests DG Colin Burns and AG David Porter.  Both Colin and David will appreciate any questions and/or feedback you may have in relationship to our District management and activities. Colin is a member of Como Rotary and joined in 2013.  Colin's 4 main priorities are:
  1. Establishing partnerships
  2. Communicating club activities for all to share and build the Rotary story
  3. Project renewal - each club to start ONE new project
  4. Work together to unite the world
Our new projects are based on Rotary's new area of focus.  SUPPORTING  the ENVIRONMENT, joins peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development; which are categories of service activities supported by global grants.
The  Greenbatch Schools Recycling Program and the Containers For Change  are 2 significant new projects for our club.
An excellent example of the benefits of partnerships is our relationship with Erin Madeley whose business, Erin Madeley Consulting, runs the Perth Makers Market(PMM).  We manage the carparking at the PMM  which is an important fundraiser for the club and we have engaged Erin to professionally manage our stallholders and social marketing for the Rotary Jacaranda Festival.  We now have access to a significant social media database through PMM and get some priceless and professional promotional messages about Rotary through this relationship

Keynote Speaker Series off to a great start!

Our inaugural speaker for the Applecross Rotary Keynote Speaker Series Jarrad Brown, entertained and informed the audience with his presentation '30 MONEY TIPS IN 30 MINUTES'.
When Ian Fairnie asked Jarrad to speak about money for young people, his dilemma was how to make it informative without boring people to death with power point slides of graphs and charts.  He decided on giving 30 tips introduced by a movie theme relevant to the money tip.
This was a very practical way to inform people on how they can manage their money. 
One of the aims of the event was to engage with members of the Brentwood Karoonda Sporting  Association to inform them about Rotary.  The few members that were in attendance learnt a bit about Rotary as well as enjoying some fellowship and substantial nibbles catered for by Lorri and Liz. 
The potential for greater attendance at these events  will be enhanced through better marketing.  

How to optimise our hybrid meetings

The following article was in one of RI's weekly communications and is very relevant for our club:
The COVID-19 pandemic forced Rotary clubs to get innovative, and perfect ways to hold virtual meetings. Now, some areas are resuming in-person meetings. But not every member is excited to return. Rotary coordinators in eastern Canada and the United States share their tips for hosting compelling hybrid meetings that will keep every member engaged, including those still preferring remote connections.  read more
Our club's aim is for continuous improvement of the online experience.  The benefits of giving our members the option to join meetings either via online or face to face is proving a success in keeping our members engaged with the club.
There is also the opportunity to engage with speakers and other clubs with a lot more flexibility even within the state, nationally and globally. We can stream our speakers to our audience on social media to give our speakers wider coverage as well as grow our online presence.
Logan and I are waiting for an upmarket webcam to be available to purchase again, however in the meantime we are improving the sound quality thanks to a wireless microphone system provided by Andrew Bower.
Thanks to our current members and guests who regularly join us via ZOOM for your patience as we try to improve the experience.  We are currently using ZOOM for our board meetings and are subscribing to a monthly ZOOM account that is available for our members use.

Containers for Change - the countdown is on!

WA's new container deposit scheme will launch on the 1st October 2020.
We can start to make some serious change - change for our programs/ projects, change for our schools' project, change for the environment.

Why do we need Containers for Change?

In WA, we use more than 1.3 billion eligible drink containers every year. That’s enough containers to circumnavigate WA SIX TIMES every year!

And while these containers are made of easily recyclable materials like glass, plastic and aluminium, too many are ending up as litter and landfill.

Over the next 20 years Containers for Change will result in 
•    760 million fewer containers ending up as litter
•    5.9 billion fewer containers being sent to landfill 

At Containers for Change, we’re committed to a real and trustworthy circular economy model.  We consider your eligible containers a valuable resource, not waste. The containers you return through us will be recycled. 

Once you return your eligible containers to a Containers for Change refund point, your containers are sorted, bundled and auctioned to manufacturers for reuse in a circular economy.

The containers you return through Containers for Change are made into everything from aeroplane wings to hard hats, yoga pants to new containers.   

Tuesday 8th September for DG Colin Burn's club visit.

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Upcoming Events
Breakfast Meeting
DOME Deep Water Point
Sep 01, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
District Governor's Visit
DOME Deep Water Point
Sep 08, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Sep 20, 2020
Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival
Applecross Village Shopping Centre
Nov 28, 2020
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
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Sep 01, 2020 7:30 AM
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Chris is currently the club secretary.  He was Club President for 2016-2017 and joined Rotary in October 2014.

Chris has had an interesting career as a business leader in mining and mineral processing industries across multiple national and international business regions.

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