TUESDAY's BREAKFAST MEETING is at Karoonda Sporting Association.  PLEASE REGISTER so catering can be arranged.

As we are still to confirm our return to the DOME, thanks to Tom Atkinson for making the Karoonda Sporting Association venue available until further notice.  
This week we had 17 members at the venue and 3 members joined us via Zoom.  We will continue to run Zoom at our meetings and you are welcome to join at any time during the meeting, even just to say hi and let us know where you are if you are travelling . We usually have the connection live from about 7:15am.
MC Chris Dawson opened the meeting and requested John Kelly to run heads and tails that was won by Peter McEwen  from Zoom participant Jamie Kelly.


Kenn Williams (Jac Fest Chair and RI Foundation Director)- 
1.  brought to the attention of the meeting an article in the West 'Ensuring recycling won't go to waste' reporting that WA's recycling industry will receive a $20m boost from the State Government and follows the Federal Government's $190m commitment to the nationwide Recycling Modernisation Fund.  The article had comments from Darren Lomman, founder and CEO of Greenbatch.
2. reported on the Rotary Jacaranda Festival meeting that was held on Tuesday 30 June.  The meeting agreed that we will proceed with some changes to the normal format due to some of the grants may not being available.
3.  advised that the tender to supply a trailer for the club has been sent out.  This is following a successful application for a Federal Government NFP Equipment Grant.
Peter McEwen (Membership Director)
Over the next few weeks either Kenn, Tom or Peter will be contacting members for a couple of their contacts they can follow-up on for potential membership. Peter will follow-up on a suggestion the club gets some generic business cards that the member can add their details and have the club contact details as well to give out.
Logan Duncan-Smith (Youth Director)
1.  We have 2 applicants for the National Youth Science Forum(NYSF) who will be interviewed by Logan and Clive Pearson.  Logan will also arrange for the successful applicants to get involved with the club before and on their return from the NYSF.
2.  Still looking for applicants for RYPEN being held from 11th - 13th September with applications closing on the 1st September.
3.  RYLA will be held early 2021.  Cory who attended this year still 'raves' about the experience and is still very involved with people he met on the camp.  He is also active with the Melville City Rotaract. Very good entry to Rotaract or Rotary.
Clive Pearson (Community Service Director)
Clive reported on a combined meeting with Melville Rotary to plan our collaboration to roll out the Greenbatch Schools Education Program and the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) opportunities  from businesses in the City of Melville. 
Clive took us through the presentation on 'Why we need to take action' and how it fits with RI's newly created area of focus: supporting the environment.   Our partnership with the Greenbatch Foundation's 'Schools Recycling Education Program' will assist with the education of our young people for the cultural change needed for Australia to start recycling and reusing its own waste. 
Even though Rotary's main focus is from an environmental perspective,  there is also an opportunity to raise funds through facilitating an agreement between Greenbatch and a business with an agreed percentage of the container deposit being refunded to Applecross Rotary.
Steps to sign up a donor partner;
  1. Establish the initial contact with the decision makers of the business/ organisation.
  2. Discuss the % donation to Rotary from the 10c container refund.  Make sure it is clear upfront.
  3. Present the donor party with the CDS Donor Relationship EOI, which both parties must sign.
  4. Contact Clive Pearson or Gordon Dunbar who will arrange with Greenbatch to prepare a proposal and meet with the donor party.
  5. If the proposal is accepted a service level contract is signed by Greenbatch and the Donor party with the agreed split included and a copy is sent to all parties involved.
Key points to remember;
  1. Small not-for-profit groups, Greenbatch will assist with providing the bins at no rental cost, but there will be a collection cost once the CDS starts of $30 unlimited bags.  They must use recycled clear plastic bags for the 240l bins, except the glass dedicated bins.
  2. Businesses pay for waste collections currently, therefore they are charged a fee for the bins and the collections.  In some cases, if the business is a large producer (over 10000 containers/ month) the bin rental maybe waived.
  3. Greenbatch is trying to get businesses and community groups collecting prior to the launch date to get everyone into the habit of sending their containers to site. They only have funding to provide free  pickup for community groups and would be asking businesses to support the pickup cost until the CDS starts on the 1st October.
  4. Businesses that are being overlooked by other refund sites are retirement villages, who are large producers of eligible containers.

Click here for the CDS HOW TO infographic.  Our scheme ID is C10240570


  1. Celebrations -

Tony Haeusler contributed to the collection box for celebrating his 'twin' sister's birthday while we were in isolation and for paying his annual membership fee in two amounts, $100 and $170 direct debits. He also had a story about the wing of his glasses falling off that had a happy ending.

George Mavros contributed a happy dollar for the Docker's win.

Another incident at a recent membership meeting at Peter McEwens with a car backing into Tom Atkinson's vehicle!

Lorri's great grandson turned 2.

Clive paid up for his dismal footy tipping performance.

Kenn reported John and Helen Henderson are going well,  John currently cannot make our meetings as time clashes with Helen's physio appointments.

Ian Fairnie reported he was coming out of hospital on Friday (10 July) and will not be able to drive for about 6 weeks so will be looking for a lift to the meetings.

Secretary Chris Whelan advised the first board meeting will be on Tuesday 14 July via Zoom and the President has requested budget requirements from the directors and committee chairs.

Suggestion from Kenn that when we get our trailer that we park it at spots around the district promoting our projects and membership.

Lorri Brazier advised the Changeover will be held on the evening of the 29 July and at this stage will be at the Raffles Hotel

President's  Jottings
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Looking forward to this year of Rotary.  
Some significant celebrations being our club's 50th year with the club gaining its charter on the 2nd June 1971 and the 20th year of the Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival.
This is also Rotary in Australia's Centenary Year.
Thanks to our members who have taken on leadership roles and I encourage all members to contact me at anytime with your feedback and suggestions on anything from our meetings, projects, fellowship etc.
I thank Barry for his leadership for the 2019-2020 Rotary year and his continuing leadership of our major club project 'One Health'.
Hopefully our members and their guests are looking forward to a special night out and will support our changeover on Wednesday 29th July.  Details will be confirmed for Tuesday's meeting and invitations will follow.

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Breakfast Meeting
Karoonda Sporting Association
Jul 14, 2020
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Karoonda Sporting Association
Jul 21, 2020
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Jul 29, 2020
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Aug 23, 2020
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