Meetings 2017


Thursday, 14th December 2017
There is no Guest Speaker tonight…

Inventors’ Christmas Party


Bring your partner and friends and celebrate another great year of inventions.
Either bring a plate, savoury or sweet to share or contribute ($5) to Pizzas. BYO drinks;
coffee & tea will be supplied and enjoy great conversation.
We will not be asking you to pay a visitor’s fee, just come and enjoy.

We have a fabulous selection of speakers for the new year, including two participants from Shark Tank, Tony talking about MailChimp, making potting soil and diesel fuel from waste, a trip to Tindo Solar to watch Solar Panels being made, the fabulous Mark Thomson and Sasha Dragovelic talking about gamification (Google it).

Thursday, 16th November 2017
Guest Speaker: Ian Hobbs
Mob: 0417 877 127


The name “Ecovortek” describes the concept behind the technology. The name is derived from “ecological, vortex and technology” hence eco-vor-tek.
They have increased yields on food crops, decreasing anaerobic bacteria by efficiently increasing dissolved oxygen. 
Softer water improves the taste, reduces calcium scale build up and aids cleaning. 
Ecovortek units have no running costs and are 100% maintenance free! They are installed in cafes, laundries, farms for irrigation and animals to drink. 
Domestic owners have reported improvements in skin conditions, hair, pet health and longer life from hot water systems.

Thursday, 19th October 2017
Guest Speaker: Mike Richards
0401 125 436

Manufacturing Technologies Centre

Mike Richards is the Manager of the Manufacturing Technologies Centre.
He has previously held economic development roles at the City of Playford, Innovate SA, Venture Capital Board, Centre for Innovation. 
He has also been Executive Officer for a business angel group as well as spent time as a Corporate Investigator at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Thursday, 21st September 2017
Guest Speaker: Fiona Blinco

Facebook for Inventors


95% of people use Facebook, most many times a week…
Fiona and Richard Blinco jointly own and manage DIY Digital. Fiona regularly presents seminars on Facebook, MailChimp and Google.
DIY Digital specialises in online marketing for sole traders, small businesses, local shops and professionals. Keeping customers loyal and finding new ones through a savvy online presence and effective promotion is what they love to do.
DIY Digital works on a retainer or project basis so that sole traders can have marketing expertise at their fingertips.
They use the latest online marketing techniques including website development and editing, Facebook or LinkedIn content and advertising and email marketing.

Mobile: 0400 835 161

Thursday, 17th August 2017
Member Speaker: John Stankevicius


John Stankevicius specialises in Cloud Accounting for Small Businesses, Taxation and Management Accounting.
His claim to fame is setting up and overseeing the Associations accounts at no cost, for which we are very grateful.
He stresses that your business’s previous performance will indicate your way forward and that before investing in equipment or expertise that you calculate the return it should generate.
Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and Asset Protection in conjunction with Succession Planning (passing the business or families wealth to the next generation) should be seamless, without worrying about challenges to your wishes or moneys lost to government departments.


Thursday, 20th July 2017

Guest Speakers:
Malcolm Leahy – Beneficial Plastics – 0407822215, (08) 8445 2051
Mark Reina – Cadelaide – 0421 039 423

Business address: 16-24 Albion Street, Wingfield, SA 5013


Beneficial Plastic Products is a design, injection moulding and tool manufacturing company, which has been operating since 1990.
Malcolm Leahy has been in the plastics industry for over 40 years, and with a partner, developed a purpose-built blow moulding machine to produce spring water bottles for Australia and overseas.
In 1995, Mr. Leahy sold two companies, but retained Beneficial Plastic Products to develop a new self-closing tap for the spring water industry and for other markets.
The company is now focused primarily in developing and manufacturing plastic products and has a supporting on site infrastructure in tool design, tool making, plastic product design and injection moulding.

Thursday, 20th April 2017

Guest Speaker: Ron Johnson
“Inventive Presentation Skills”

Ron retired a few years ago, from a career in Risk Management, OH&S and related activities.
Ron is also the author of several books on Public Speaking and Risk Management. Presently he utilises his speaking, presentation and singing skills as an entertainer.
He established the first Rostrum Presentation Skills Club  in Australia.
In the current business environment, a PowerPoint or similar multimedia show is required to back up what you have to say. There are many pitfalls, and Ron will show you how to avoid the traps, what a good presentation looks like and point you towards help should you need it.

Download: “Communications Skills” document from Ron Johnson