BulLetIN APRIL 24, 2014
OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting April 7th
President George Lewkowski welcomed all members and gave a special welcome to:
· our guest speaker Tim Griffin
· invited guest Brian Crossley
· Jan Fairclough, soon to be member
George thanked Gillian Baker for organizing a great movie afternoon
Llew Withers spoke about this year’s “Give a Damn, Give a Can” with the collection to be held on Sunday, May 18th. We will need volunteers to distribute and collect the bags. Don Rodger will check on the total number of properties involved. Volunteers will visit local primary schools to talk about the project. The collection will be between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.
Colin McCulloch thanked all of the volunteers at our cancellation sausage sizzle on election day. We sold 648 SSs and 243 drinks, received $53.50 in donations and banked $1,238.55. This brought the total raised this financial year to $8,740.75. Unfortunately our volunteers from Borderless Friendships Foundation mixed up the days and arrived ready to work on Sunday.
Gillian Baker thanked everyone for their contribution to the success of the Movie Event.
105 tickets were sold and together with donations this raised $945.
Rod Rate won a CD for doing a great job selling the most tickets and Ian Pittaway won a CD in the lucky draw.
Gillian’s door prize was won by Robin Hamilton and Peter Field’s Chase the Joker, worth $529, was drawn by Peter Field but he could not find the joker.
Colin McCulloch congratulated Gillian Baker on the first anniversary of her Induction into RCA on April 8th last year. He outlined the tremendous work Gillian has done for the Club in so many different ways and her keen participation in all activities. She is a valuable member who is greatly appreciated by us all and members showed this with applause.
Shale and tight rock formations need to undergo hydraulic fracture stimulation (also known as fraccing) to release the natural gas and enable recovery. Hydraulic stimulation has been used in the oil and gas industry in Western Australia for the past 50 years.
In Western Australia, research shows that there is potentially twice as much gas available onshore, as there is offshore.
Shale and tight gas production is new to WA, but has been practiced worldwide for over 30 years. The State combines its current regulations for oil and gas with international knowledge and technology to ensure high standards are enforced.
Tim gave all members present a comprehensive information pack that is available on line by clicking here.
Meeting April 14th
President George Lewkowski welcomed all members and gave a special welcome to our guest speaker, Joy Sinclair. George noted that our numbers were reduced as we had several Rotarians assisting at the Mental Health Form.
John Sharp circulated two sheets on behalf of Martin Houchin. One for attendance at Quinlan’s Restaurant and the second was to purchase Entertainment Books.
Patricia Robertson offered two left over prizes from the Golf Day. Both were for 18 holes of golf for four people with carts. Colin McCulloch purchased the Royal Fremantle GC voucher for $100 and the Kwinana GC voucher (valued at $230) is still available for $100.
Jeff Spickett has been in touch with Curtin Radio who will do community announcements to encourage members and promote the club at no cost. Jeff and John will do the layout for a Club brochure to attract members and asked if anyone has contacts with a good printing firm.
Alan’s door prize was won by Colin McCulloch and Peter Field’s Chase the Joker, worth $555, was won by Max Anderson but the joker again proved elusive.
Nelson Homes owns and operates a house in Maylands and hopes to build a new three storey complex in Willagee. They have a block and building plans approved and $300,000 in cash but need substantially more funds.