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Pollinators AGM + ‘GeroSoup’

Pollinators invites all members to join us on Friday 29th April for our AGM and first ‘GeroSoup’ event of 2016.

Please review the details below, RSVP and bring $20 on the night to contribute to your favourite venture.

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AGM

Join us in celebrating the achievements from our 5th year, preview the rest of 2016 and have a generally “Awesome Gathering of Members” (AGM).

Pollinators Inc is a member-based Incorporated Association and it the annual AGM is required so members can consider the accounts of the organisation, elect new Directors and consider any other business.

The Directors will also present an updated Strategy and Strategic Business Plan for the next 5 years.

GeroSoup

GeroSoup is an opportunity to invest in new ventures and projects while enjoying a meal.

The meal is free thanks to St John of God Hospital Geraldton, while the $20 you bring is yours to allocate to the favourite venture pitch you hear on the night.

We will hear from past GeroSoup funding recipients who’s ventures range from performing arts projects to coastal conservation education.

If you would like to pitch an idea or venture for investment, please review the GeroSoup Guide and submit your idea: http://bit.ly/poll_projects

Agenda

The formal Agenda for the AGM and Proxy forms are attached. Nominations for Directors can be submitted online: http://bit.ly/poll_director 

  • 17:00 AGM
  • 17:30 Networking
  • 18:00 Geraldton Soup Pitches
  • 18:30 Dinner (soup) and voting
  • 19:00 Winning ventures announced, networking
  • 19:30 Close

If you are unable to attend you can complete a proxy voting form and return to Board Secretary Natasha Colliver: natasha.colliver@westnet.com.au or to CityHive, 184 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, WA 6530

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Pollinators AGM + ‘GeroSoup’

We’ve got an amazing double line-up on Friday 22nd May

  1. Pollinators annual ‘AGM’ (Awesome Gathering of Members),
  2. GeroSoup where community projects get funded over a meal.

Please register to attend and BRING $10 on the night. Your $10 will be distributed to the project you vote for on the night.

Read on for details of both events, Agenda and AGM formalities for the evening below.

AGM

We have set this time aside to celebrate the achievements of the previous year, preview the rest of 2015 and have a generally “Awesome Gathering of Members” (AGM).

Pollinators Inc is a member-based Incorporated Association and our Annual General Meeting is held after the end of our Jan-Dec financial year. The legal requirement is for the members to consider the accounts of the organisation, elect new Directors and consider any other business.

GeroSoup

Inspired by SOUP in Detroit via Perth Soup we’re hosting GeroSoup where you will:

  • Learn about amazing little projects proposed for Geraldton,
  • Vote on which project to fund with the money raised from the dinner (the soup).

Nominate a project for funding and support using this simple form.

Soup and our AGM is a sharing (‘potluck’) style of dinner. Bring some food to share if you like.

Agenda

17:30 Doors open

18:00 Geraldton Soup Pitches

18:30 Dinner (soup) and Pollinators Inc AGM

AGM Formal proceedings:

  1. Check-in
  2. Apologies
  3. Accepting the previous minutes
  4. Committee Annual Report
  5. 2013 Financial Year Audit Report
  6. Election of Committee Members
  7. Motion to amend Rules of Association (wording of proposed changes to be provided)
  8. Next Meeting
  9. Close and check-out

19:00 Soup Winners Announced

AGM additional information

Changes to the Rules of Association

The existing Rules of Association are proposed to be changed through a special resolution.

Director Nominations for Election

Nominations for election as a Director are open until 7 days prior to the AGM via the online nomination form. 

Proxy Voting Form

If you are unable to attend you can complete a proxy voting form and return to Board Secretary Natasha Colliver: natasha.colliver@westnet.com.au or to CityHive at 184 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, WA 6530

Board Members and Nominations

Board Nominations

Enquiries

All enquiries about the AGM should be directed to the Board Secretary, Natasha Colliver natasha.colliver@westnet.com.au

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Member Morning Meetup — First Wednesday

Connect, collaborate and create with Pollinators members at our regular First Wednesday Member Meetup.

The greatest attraction is meeting and chatting with other members. And, occasionally specific topics and guests are sourced through our membership: suggest a speaker or topic for a future event.

These events generally feature:

  • Casual, open agenda so you can come and leave when it suits you,
  • Pollinators staff or Board members will be on-hand to do introductions and share any news and ‘host’ the conversation,
  • A diverse mix of people from across business, government, charities, community groups and more.

RSVP is appreciated.

You can also grab great food and a coffee from our generous sponsors:

Culinary HQ will give members (present your membership card) a 20% discount on coffee and items from our pastry counter (excluding Macarons). Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

Jaffle Shack will give members (present your membership card) a $2 discount on Jaffles and $0.50 discount on coffees. Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

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Member Social Meetup — Third Friday

Meet and catch-up with Pollinators members at our monthly Third Friday Social Meetup.

Each month we have an inspiring topic, guest or feature that attracts all you doers, thinkers, innovators and creators.

This month we’ll be focusing on ‘What shall we do together in 2015?’

Each year Pollinators Inc invests time in evaluating the year just gone. During this time, we:

  • Check-in and strengthen personal connections with and amongst members,
  • Understand member needs, aspirations and opportunities,
  • Consider changes to our services, programs and communications.

On Friday 23rd January we’re going to discuss this year’s program of events, services and programs. We’ll share and discuss:

  • Learning, insights statistics and stories from 2014,
  • Highlights of the feedback and suggestions we’ve been hearing from members,
  • What we do in 2015.

We’re very openly considering any changes that could ensure the health and resilience of your ventures, Pollinators, and our communities this year, and how that will set the tone for our strategy to 2015.

Each month, topics and guests are sourced through suggestions from members: suggest a speaker or topic or any sort of event.

On the Third Friday of each month these events generally feature:

  • An MC to facilitate connections and keep it rolling,
  • A compelling question that gets conversations started,
  • Special guests to share their stories, views or news,
  • Drinks and nibbles to keep the energy bubbling.
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Member Morning Meetup — First Wednesday

Connect, collaborate and create with Pollinators members at our regular First Wednesday Meetup.

The greatest attraction is meeting and chatting with other members. And, occasionally specific topics and guests are sourced through our membership: suggest a speaker or topic for a future event.

This month we’ll be joined by Karina from Starwin, a social enterprise based in Darwin that celebrates champions, leads change in the community through talent programs, a shopfront store and management support.

Starwin Social Enterprise

These events generally feature:

  • Casual, open agenda so you can come and leave when it suits you,
  • Pollinators staff or Board members will be on-hand to do introductions and share any news and ‘host’ the conversation,
  • A diverse mix of people from across business, government, charities and more.

RSVP is optional, but appreciated.

You can also grab great food and a coffee from our generous sponsors:

Culinary HQ will give members (present your membership card) a 20% discount on coffee and items from our pastry counter (excluding Macarons). Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

Jaffle Shack will give members (present your membership card) a $2 discount on Jaffles and $0.50 discount on coffees. Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

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Member Social Meetup + End of Year Party

A special edition of our monthly social event, the last for 2014.

RSVPs are required.

The 2013 event was very popular and a great vibe, and we expect 2014 to be just as wonderful. The event will feature:

  • MC and facilitation,
  • Food, drinks and networking,
  • Review and highlights of 2014 for Pollinators members,
  • Interesting discussion (see themes below).

Themes for the 2014 event are Happy, Healthy and Wise.

The themes will be the basis for some fun and casual activities during the evening, including:

  • Celebrating ‘wins’ from the past year and previewing 2015,
  • Considering ‘health’ in the context of our bodies, ventures and community,
  • Sharing ‘wisdom’: both what we learned in the past year, and insights from different spiritual and religious traditions.
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Member Social Meetup + Catalyst final presentations!

A special edition of our monthly social event, featuring the final presentations from Catalyst participants.

RSVPs are required.

The 2013 event was popular and brilliant, and we expect 2014 to be brilliant. It will feature:

  • Food, drinks and networking,
  • Panel discussion amongst our guests (see below),
  • 3-minute “pitch” presentations from our Catalyst participants, followed by Q&A,
  • Popular voting for the best of the pitches and ventures.

Our confirmed guests and judges for the evening include experienced entrepreneurs, investors, funders and all share a common passion for growing better communities. They will share their insights into entrepreneurship and innovation, and provide feedback on the Catalyst final presentations.

  • Melissa Hadley-Barrett, Founder of Hit Nitz 4 6 and healthcare innovator
  • Danae Sheldrick, Community Relations at MMG Golden Grove
  • Pieter Vorster, Economic Development Coordinator at City of Greater Geraldton
  • Jody Beven, Manager of Geraldton Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank
  • and more to be confirmed…

Thee session will include presentations from ventures spanning environmental, musical, creative and commercial sectors.

Agenda for the evening:

  • 6 pm — Networking and Food
  • 6:30 pm — Panel Discussion
  • 7 pm — Presentations
  • 8 pm — Networking and voting
  • 8:30 pm — Feedback and Close

Catalyst 2014 has only been possible through the generous support of sponsors, funders, partners and our program presenters and mentors.

Special thanks to City of Greater Geraldton, MMG, and Williams and Hughes

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MMG Golden Grove

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Member Social Meetup — Third Friday

Meet and catch-up with Pollinators members at our monthly Friday evening social event.

Each month we have an inspiring topic, guest or feature that attracts all you doers, thinkers, innovators and creators.

This month we’ll be focusing on ‘contributing to large-scale social change’

There will be short presentations and discussions about:

Each month, topics and guests are sourced through suggestions from members: suggest a speaker or topic or any sort of event.

On the Third Friday of each month these events generally feature:

  • MC Rosie Sitorus to facilitate connections and keep it rolling,
  • A compelling question that gets conversations started,
  • Special guests to share their stories, views or news,
  • Discounted drinks thanks to an extended Happy Hour for members across at The Provincial.

The Provincial

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Member Morning Meetup — First Wednesday

Connect, collaborate and create with Pollinators members at our regular First Wednesday Meetup.

The greatest attraction is meeting and chatting with other members. And, occasionally specific topics and guests are sourced through our membership: suggest a speaker or topic for a future event.

These events generally feature:

  • Casual, open agenda so you can come and leave when it suits you,
  • Pollinators staff or Board members will be on-hand to do introductions and share any news and ‘host’ the conversation,
  • A diverse mix of people from across business, government, charities and more.

This month we will be joined by special guest, Rachael West who is visiting Geraldton to facilitate the opening session of Catalyst.

Rachael West is an engineer and social entrepreneur. She is passionate about helping people find the link between their own wellness and the contribution they make to the world. Rachael is the founder of Finding Yoga and designs health education programs in collaboration with health professionals. She is presenting the sold-out ‘School of Life’ session on ‘How to Make a Difference‘ in Perth, and is also a TEDx Speaker Coach and has 12 years experience as a workshop facilitator with a special focus on using movement and play for professional learning.

Rachael West

Rachael West

No RSVP required, just turn up.

On your way, grab some food and a coffee from our generous sponsors:

Culinary HQ will give members (present your membership card) a 20% discount on coffee and items from our pastry counter (excluding Macarons). Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

Jaffle Shack will give members (present your membership card) a $2 discount on Jaffles and $0.50 discount on coffees. Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

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Member Social Meetup — Third Friday

Meet and catch-up with Pollinators members at our monthly Friday evening social event.

Each month we have an inspiring topic, guest or feature that attracts all you doers, thinkers, innovators and creators.

This month’s theme — Startup Weekend!

It’s the first anniversary of CityHive moving to its Marine Tce location, and we’re celebrating with another night of awesome ideas and networking.

For further details and registrations, see Startup Weekend event listing.

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Member Social Meetup — Third Friday

Meet and catch-up with Pollinators members at our monthly Friday evening social event.

Each month we have an inspiring topic, guest or feature that attracts all you doers, thinkers, innovators and creators.

This month’s theme is ‘What’s coming up?’

There are a bunch of things happening — Goodness Festival, new spaces in the West End, Catalyst program about to launch for 2014 and a hundred awesome member ventures.

This is an open opportunity to share ‘what’s coming up?’ for you and our community.

Come down to hangout, connect and catch-up with other members.

Topics and guests are sourced through suggestions from members: suggest a speaker or topic or any sort of event.

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Member Morning Meetup — First Wednesday

Connect, collaborate and create with Pollinators members at our regular First Wednesday Member Meetup.

The greatest attraction is meeting and chatting with other members. And, occasionally specific topics and guests are sourced through our membership: suggest a speaker or topic for a future event.

These events generally feature:

  • Casual, open agenda so you can come and leave when it suits you,
  • Pollinators staff or Board members will be on-hand to do introductions and share any news and ‘host’ the conversation,
  • A diverse mix of people from across business, government, charities and more.

RSVP is appreciated.

This month we’ll be focusing on ‘What shall we do together in 2015?’

Each year Pollinators Inc invests time in evaluating the year just gone. During this time, we:

  • Check-in and strengthen personal connections with and amongst members,
  • Understand member needs, aspirations and opportunities,
  • Consider changes to our services, programs and communications.

On Wednesday 4th February we’ll share thoughts about year’s program of events, services and programs, including:

  • Learning, insights statistics and stories from 2014,
  • Highlights of the feedback and suggestions we’ve been hearing from members,
  • What is in the pipeline for 2015.

We’re very openly considering any changes that could ensure the health and resilience of your ventures, Pollinators, and our communities this year, and how that will set the tone for our strategy to 2015.

You can also grab great food and a coffee from our generous sponsors:

Culinary HQ will give members (present your membership card) a 20% discount on coffee and items from our pastry counter (excluding Macarons). Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

Jaffle Shack will give members (present your membership card) a $2 discount on Jaffles and $0.50 discount on coffees. Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

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Social Meetup — Catalyst catchup and preview

Meet and catch-up with Pollinators members at our monthly evening social event.

We’ve moved the date to coincide with the West End’s ‘Christmas in July’ this month, on Thursday 24th July.

Each month we have an inspiring topic, guest or feature that attracts all you doers, thinkers, innovators and creators.

This month’s topic is Catalyst!

We will host a gathering of all past Catalyst graduates, partners and those interesting in an early preview of the 2014 program.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with fellow participants, get insight into what other’s have learned and achieved, or get a taste of what’s coming up in 2014.

And, to enjoy the best of the West End Winter Festival…

West End Winter

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Member Social Meetup — Third Friday

Meet and catch-up with Pollinators members at our monthly Friday evening social event.

Each month we have an inspiring topic, guest or feature that attracts all you doers, thinkers, innovators and creators.

This month’s theme:

Goodness Festival and Startup Weekend

This is an opportunity for all current and potential sponsors, organisers, volunteers, event hosts and people with ideas to get together and progress plans for these two upcoming weekends.

The evening will kick off with a brief introduction from some of the key partners and people in key roles, outlining what we’ve got planned. This will kick off discussions about the details of the events, including anything you want to help organise  or run.

So, to find out more or contribute to making these events happen, join us on Friday night.

Following the member’s meetup we’ll head over for discounted drinks thanks to an extended Happy Hour for members across at The Provincial.

The Provincial

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Member Morning Meetup — First Wednesday

Connect, collaborate and create with Pollinators members at our regular First Wednesday catchup.

The greatest attraction is meeting and chatting with other members. And, occasionally specific topics and guests are sourced through our membership: suggest a speaker or topic for a future event.

These events generally feature:

  • Casual, open agenda so you can come and leave when it suits you,
  • Pollinators staff or Board members will be on-hand to do introductions and share any news and ‘host’ the conversation,
  • A diverse mix of people from across business, government, charities and more.

On your way, grab some food and a coffee from our generous sponsors:

Culinary HQ will give members (present your membership card) a 20% discount on coffee and items from our pastry counter (excluding Macarons). Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

Jaffle Shack will give members (present your membership card) a $2 discount on Jaffles and $0.50 discount on coffees. Valid between 7 and 9am on the First Wednesday of the month.

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