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Last month we asked for feedback on:
Would you like sauce and
onions with that?
POS apps for iPads
There are quite a few “Point of
Sale” (POS) apps available for iPads
that would suit Ray’s purpose and
requirements from the Apple app
store. Some apps can be purchased
outright, while others can be
subscribed to on a monthly basis,
with one even being available for
free (with some limitations over the
Of those commonly available
apps, the free version SHOPWAVE -
Point of Sale/POS and Cash Register
for iPad is one that best suits Ray’s
purpose and/or specifications. It
can display a photo of the product
being sold making identification
easy. This app allows for unlimited
products and total sales of up to
$30,000 per year in the free version.
It can be easily set up to allow for
an initial float, and report on sales.
It also allows to read individual
orders taken from customers and
then these can be reviewed at any
time. The app claims that it can be
connected to a printer and cash
drawer (although I have not used
this feature). All in all, a very good
app – and free!
Of the others available, possibly
the SHOPIFY POS would be my
pick of the ones that need a
subscription. SHOPIFY POS has
all the same features of the
SHOPWAVE, but has the additional
benefits of being able to issue a
refund while the SHOPWAVE app
requires the sale/order (basket) to
be completely deleted. SHOPIFY is
able to accept credit cards as part
of the sale process. The cost of
the cheapest subscription is about
$10 per month and this seems like
an impost on a club just wanting
that additional credit card feature.
Any club can accept credit cards in
Australia by using the free NEOTILL
app (with no monthly merchant fees
and only a fee for service).
I am sure our friend from the
Rotary Club of Bowral-Mittagong
will be more than happy with this
free POS app from SHOPWAVE.
PDG Des Lawson
Rotary Club of Port of Brisbane,
Has Rotary lost its way as a
As a 40-year Rotarian in two clubs, twice
president, multiple times as director,
secretary and treasurer, Paul Harris Fellow
and three Sapphire Pins, I have had
significant experience in the movement
for which I have enormous respect and,
But the recent moves by the board in
Chicago have me worried. I am speaking
only as a basic Rotarian, without contact
with district or regional attitudes.
What are my concerns?
Recent changes to the constitution and
by-laws, seemingly designed to remove the
autonomy of clubs, coupled with the new
leadership plan. The clubs have always
had autonomy, subject to their by-laws
complying with the Rotary constitution.
But we no longer have by-laws; they have
been subsumed into the RULES, in effect if
not in appearance. So we are now under
pressure from our district to adopt the
new club structure.
Rotary is and should continue to be a
SERVICE organisation. Why then, in the
new club board structure, is publicity and
Foundation more important than SERVICE?
An important aspect of Rotary has
always been transparency. This was
achieved by club members being able
to attend board meetings and being
members of the [previously Four] now Five
Avenues of Service committees. In our club
last year these committees were no more.
Our members no longer know what
The consequences, to me, are obvious.
As an older Rotarian, am I just resisting
change? I believe Rotary International has
forgotten it is a service organisation.
Maurice Pawsey OAM
Rotary Club of Alexandra, Vic
Creative solutions to the
questions (200 words max.)
can be submitted to burningquestion@
rotarydownunder.com.au, the best of
which will be featured in a subsequent
edition. Submission deadline for
August 2016 edition
is July 13.
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