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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N46 – April 6, 2017

 

The Rotary Club of Attadale, Rotary International District 9465

PO Box 110, Melville, Western Australia 6156

 

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The ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE meets on Mondays at:

 

Tompkins on Swan

 

6.00pm for 6.30pm

 

Attendance officer: 

Greg James - 0427 020 682

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Wednesday April 12

 

A SPECIAL

COMBINED DISTRICTS DINNER MEETING

6.00pm for 7.00pm

 

Guest speaker:  RI President Elect

                           Mr Ian Risely

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

April

Friday

07

IGWR Nepal Quiz Night at the East Fremantle Football Club

April

Monday

10

No Dinner Meeting.  (see Wednesday 12th)

April

Tuesday

11

Board Meeting - 5.30pm OfficeWorks

April

Wednesday

12

Special Dinner Meeting with the President of Rotary International

April

Monday

17

No Meeting - Easter Monday -  Public Holiday

April

Fri, Sat, Sun

21-23

PETS - President Elect Training Seminar

April

Monday

24

Restaurant Night at one of our sponsors’ restaurants

April

Monday

24

Voting for Project Robin Hood opens.  Vote Microbats 1

April

Tuesday

25

ANZAC Day – Public Holiday

May

Monday

01

David & Yvonne Spitteler – ‘The Asylum Seeker Foundation’

May

Sunday

07

Club Officer training (metro)

May

Monday

08

Mark Cugley – ‘Department of Parks and Wildlife’

May

Tuesday

09

Board Meeting

May

Monday

15

Ian Langlands – ‘LED Technology – Vertifarm’   (Chair: Rod Rate)

May

Monday

22

Cathy Day – ‘City of Melville Cultural Projects’   (Chair: Colin McCulloch)

May

Friday

26

Ladies’ Luncheon at Willow Ponds

May

Monday

29

Sandra Kerbler – ‘Journey to Antarctica’   (Chair: Martin Houchin)

June

Monday

05

Public Holiday – Foundation Day – no meeting

June

Monday

12

Peter Di Marco – ‘The Reluctant Toxicologist’

June

Monday

19

Jo Nova – ‘Climate Alarmism’   (Chair: George Lewkowski)

June

Monday

26

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Special Anniversaries for  APRIL

 

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Gail McCulloch   Birthday

15

Kevin Tangney   Induction   2002

7

Les Power   Birthday

19

Bob Rodgers   Birthday

8

Gillian Baker   Induction 2013

19

Gillian Hamilton   Birthday

9

Patricia Robertson   Birthday

21

Trevor Leaver   Induction   1997

11

Yvonne Rate   Birthday

25

Colin McCulloch   Birthday

13

Freya & Colin Taylor   Wedding

27

Ian Pittaway   Birthday

14

Rod Rate   Birthday

 

 

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:    APRIL IS MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

 

April is Maternal and Child Health Month.

 

The Microbats are coming >>

Colin did a five-minute presentation on “Microbats and Minimizing the Mozzie Menace in Melville” at District Conference last weekend. Voting starts on April 24

 

 

 

Quiz Night - Friday April 7th at the East Fremantle Football Club

 

Mick announced all proceeds will go to IGWR Inc. In Giving We Receive.

Giving life to kids in Nepal by giving them access to fulltime education and delivering infra structure support to rural schools.

We will hear all about Schooling in Nepal from our guest speakers at our meeting on April 3.

·        It will be 6.30 for a 7.00pm start

·        Make up a table of 8-10, put together some nibbles and come along for a fun night. 

·        There will be a cash bar and admission is just $20 to be collected at the tables

·        He asked members to bring along items that would be suitable for a raffle and a silent auction.

·        If you can help on the night or have any queries, please speak to Mick Donnes or Mal Bennett

 

 

 

 

There will be no meeting Monday 10th April

On Wednesday, April 12th the Rotary International President, Mr Ian Risely, and the two DG’s

from WA will be guests of honour at a special Dinner Meeting at Tompkins on Swan.

You must book and pay online through:

www.trybooking.com/261957

 

 

Meeting Monday 3rd April

 

President John welcomed our guest speaker. Rev. Peter Humphris from St Paul's Anglican Church Beaconsfield, Peter Hillier, Marie Thomson and all members

 

The RI President will be here on Wednesday April 12th.  Our meeting on April10th has been cancelled.

 

Bruce announced that Mariann Zeigler and her parents were arriving in Perth on Tuesday 4th April.

While they are here they will visit Rottnest and Karijini National Park.

They will be back in Perth towards the end of April and may be staying with Bruce and Robin.  They may need help to accommodate them, particularly on the 19th of April.

If you can help with accommodation, please contact Bruce.

 

Happy Birthday

Colin presented orange cupcakes to all the people who celebrate a birthday in April.

Patricia, Rod, Bob, Ian, Colin and Gail all came forward to receive a candle-lit cake.

 

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Rod carried his lit cake back to the table and forgot about it.

It wasn’t until the melting wax started to melt the plastic holder that he noticed his cake was on fire!!!!!

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Guest Speaker Peter Humphris

Mal had great pleasure introducing our guest speaker Rev. Peter Humphris to talk about Schooling in Nepal.

Peter said that Marie Thomson and her daughter, Rebecca, visited Nepal once a year.  They convinced him to visit with them.  Peter was so appalled by the condition of the school and the plight of the children that he has vowed to help them. 

He is resigning from St Paul’s Church in Beaconsfield and going to Nepal for at least the next five years where he hopes to make a huge difference.

He showed us videos that brought home to us how primitive the conditions can be and also examples of buildings that had been rebuilt.

Mick Donnes and Rev Peter Humphris

They are trying to improve teacher training and extend children’s level of education   

In Giving We Receive, IGWR, started with a small group of volunteers that provide a home and education for children in Nepal. 

IGWR supporters have grown in number and now provide many more services to a large number of children and adults.

Peter and those involved are to be admired for their commitment to help others.

 

 

Neil Henley Payments

Jeff announced that it has been approved to transfer $40,000 and $100,000 from the Neil Henley Foundation to the Attadale RC.  The $40,000 is our Club’s contribution to the Global Grant for the School of St Yared and the $100,000 is part payment for the block of land for the Rotary Charity House.  Once the Rotary Charity House is sold this money will be returned to the NHF.

 

Thank You, Thank You

Greg thanked Rod for his fantastic effort to raise money for MND at the Charity Golf Day. 

He related the story about Jimmy Gilbert from Gilbert Wines, Mt Barker who died from MND about six weeks ago. 

The family could not speak highly enough about the MND WA Association who provided them with fantastic support.  He said that MND WA received no government sponsorship but were able to operate because of fabulous fundraising efforts such as the golf day.

 

Greg also thanked Ian and Jacquie for the guest speaker on Prostate Cancer. 

As a result of that talk Greg went and had a check-up.  It turns out it may have saved his life.

Patricia has also acted on the advice from the guest speaker on skin cancer and is having a check-up.

 

Congratulations

Rod had great pleasure in announcing that figures to date indicate the Rotary Charity Golf Day made around $43,500!!!!!

He related how Janet Pyke made a moving speech at the golf day about her husband, Frank, who passed away from MND, and the wonderful support her family received from the MND WA Association.

Mrs Janet Pyke addresses the players >>

 

Prize Winners

Congratulations to Colin on winning the door prize.

 

Fines

Patricia conducted a very humorous and profitable fines session.  She was ably assisted by Rod’s additions.

 

Cake with Coffee

A big thank you to Giovanna and Colin for the delicious cake we enjoyed with our coffee.

 

Conference

All the members who attended the Conference last weekend came away energised and inspired.

Many thanks go to Mal and Colin who worked hard to put up the fantastic display about our St Yared project.  Mal did the lion’s share of manning the display trying to get support for it.

Congratulations to Colin for his excellent presentation on his Microbat project.  It was very well received and created a lot of interest.

The wide range of speakers were inspirational, interesting, thought provoking and very entertaining

Congratulations to DG Linda, Fremantle Rotary and all others involved in presenting a great Conference.

 

 

At the Sundowner Friday night

Mal at the School of St Yared display

Photos, banners, leaflets and an AV presentation

Some of the RCA crew at the Dinner

Carole and David at the (purple) Dinner

 

 

Martin and Betty on “Facebook” >>>

 

Colin addresses the conference

Microbats and Minimizing the Mozzie Menace in Melville

Colin gave a five-minute presentation on our application for Project Robin Hood funds, telling the conference what wonderful little creatures microbats are and how the extra numbers our roosting boxes will breed will eat up to 50 tonnes of insect pests in a year.  Pretty impressive statistics!

Ninety-seven people signed up to join ‘Microbat Mates in Melville’.

 

Just to remind you all that the City of Melville’s Project Robin Hood offers $100,000 for community projects that are legal, safe, and benefit the community.  Groups can apply for grants from $1,000 to $20,000.  The successful projects are selected by on-line community voting that will take place between April 24 and May 19.  There is one vote per email address.

We will probably need a thousand votes to be successful so every member will have to vote and convince many of their friends to vote for our project as well.  Voting is very simple and we will be putting out some explanatory emails with the necessary links included. 

 

Microbat Facts

Microbats can weigh from as little as 2 grams up to 170 grams.

They can have a wing-span from 10 cm up to 30 cm.

A small microbat could sleep comfortably in a matchbox.

Note:  A 5 cent piece weighs 2.59 grams.

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

If you will not be attending our weekly dinner meeting please email the Attendance Officer, Greg James, or phone him on Mob 0427 020 682 before 10.00am on Monday.

Please DO NOT send text messages to 0435 305 199 as they do not transfer from the Club phone to the Attendance Officer's phone.

Unless Greg receives an apology by 10.00am on the day of the meeting the meal will need to be charged to you.

 

 

 

 

Facebook

Jacquie and Trish put a lot of information about the Rotary Club of Attadale on Facebook.

To enable their efforts to be enjoyed not only by our members but the wider community, they are asking you to click on Like and Share for each new entry.  This will help spread the word about all our activities and may even encourage people to come and join our great club.

To find Facebook just click on the icon >>>

 

 

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Invitation to all Ladies

 

Wedding Venues-Willow Pond Reception Centre

 

 

 

To all Ladies

 

You are invited to attend

Willow Pond Restaurant

459 Nicholson Road

Canning Vale

on

Friday, May 26th

at

12.00pm

for

A two-course meal

at a cost of $22 for Seniors

 

Anyone needing transport will be taken care of.

Please reply to Trish Sharp on 0409 833 955

 

 

Update on the School of St Yared

 

We had our special promotional stand at the District Conference and we thank those who helped man it during the breaks in Conference; especially Mal Bennett who seemed to be there most of the time.  Good on you Mal!

 

Our Global Grant for Stage One of the ‘Refurbishment and Expansion of the School of St Yared’ has been submitted and is now being assessed by The Rotary Foundation.

This Global Grant is for a total of USD$79,432 (about AU$105,000) that will be used mainly to provide the necessary dormitory facilities and supporting infrastructure such as toilets, showers, kitchen, nurse’s quarters, security and a garden.

Time is tight but we hope to have this work completed in time for the start of the new school year on September 1.

 

 

The Rotary Charity House Concept

The Rotary Charity House is the brain child of Kerry Parsons and similar in concept to our original charity house built in the early 1980s that funded the establishment of the Neil Henley Foundation that has helped fund our charitable work for over thirty years.

The idea is that we will build a house and seek sponsors to donate or discount goods and/or services.  The more donations we receive the less it will cost us to build the house and the greater the profit will be when we sell the house.  These profits will go to RCA charities with a substantial amount to be allocated to the “Relocation, Refurbishment and Expansion of the School of St Yared” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  We have been receiving extremely generous support from many individuals and companies, both large and small.  We are keen to thank all of our sponsors for their support by recognizing their contributions as widely as possible; using their services whenever possible, and recommending them to our friends and relations.

 

Please support our valued sponsors.

 

Rotary Charity House    Sponsor of the Week

 

 

 

 

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Many thanks to Margaret and Mike Degiorgio

 

 

 

Support other Rotary Clubs’ Events     Click on the links for more information

 

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15 April 2017 Mandurah Rotary Duck Race. The three Mandurah Rotary clubs, Mandurah, Mandurah Districts and Mandurah City, will again join forces to stage the ninth Mandurah Rotary Duck Race on Easter Saturday, 15 April 2017, in conjunction with a Rotary Family Fun Day and Fair, including stalls, entertainment and activities for families young and old.

 

 

 

 

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE

 

DUTY ROSTER 2017 - Q1

 

The Chairpersons will be selected by Ian Pittaway to match the

guest speakers as they are arranged.

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Set Up

&

Pack Up

Host

Chairperson

 

Feb 06

Mal Bennett

&

Rod Rate

Gail McCulloch

Colin McCulloch

Feb 13

Jeff Spickett

&

Ron Day

Ian Pittaway

Winston Marsh

Feb 20

Jim Calcei

&

George Lewkowski

Carole Maxwell

Mick Donnes

Feb 28

Mick Donnes

&

Fred Soale

Bob Rodgers

 

Mar 6

Public holiday

 

Labour Day

Mar 13

Colin McCulloch

&

Gillian Baker

Winston Marsh

John Sharp

Mar 20

Ian Pittaway

&

Martin Houchin

Abby Parsons

Kerry Parsons

Mar 27

Garth Curran

&

Nick Odorisio

Robin Hamilton

Jim Calcei

April 03

Kerry Parsons

&

Beverley Moffat

Giovanna McKay

Mal Bennett

April 12

District

 

District

District

District

April 17

Public holiday

 

Easter Monday

 

 

April 24

No Meeting

 

Restaurant Night

 

 

April 25

Public holiday

 

ANZAC Day

 

May 01

Nick Odorisio

&

Llew Withers

Sally Rowlands

Martin Houchin

May 08

Bob Rodgers

&

Neil McKay

James Doogue

Ian Pittaway

           

 

 

If members are unable to undertake their allocated duty on any date, please arrange a swap.

 

The setting up Rotarians shall:

·      Arrive at least 30 mins before the meeting starting time

·      Retrieve the Australian flag(s), the Sergeant's gavel and gong, collection box, international pig, President's dais with Chain of Office, two bottles of wine and a gift coaster for the Guest Speaker

·      The small flags shall be spread around the tables and the large flag shall be appropriately displayed

·      The Sergeant's and President's items are to be placed on the President's table

·      The microphone provided by Tompkins on Swan shall be turned on and tested

·      At the completion of the meeting, all items shall be returned to the storeroom cupboard

 

The hosts shall:

·        Arrive at least 30 minutes before meeting starting time

·        Retrieve the wooden badge holder cabinet from the storeroom and place it within greeting area

·        Greet all Rotarians with a handshake and give them their badge.

·        Greet guests and welcome them and introduce them to at least two Rotarians

·        Greet the guest speaker if the Chairperson is unavailable

·        After the meeting, retrieve all name badges, place them in the wooden cabinet and return to storeroom

 

The chairperson shall:

·        Read the Bulletin in advance and then contact Program Director for CV of speaker

·        Arrive at Dinner Meeting venue at least 35 mins before starting time

·        Greet and welcome the GS at the entrance and introduce them to the President and at least four Rotarians

·        Assist the GS to setup his/her audio/visual and any other aids

·        Show GS where to sit down for dinner on President's table and where to speak

·        Advise GS to speak for 20-30 minutes (or as agreed with Program Director) including questions

·        Introduce the GS by name and topic when requested by the Sergeant or President

·        Formally introduce the GS by written CV addressing name, vocation, qualifications, family (if appropriate), interests and lastly topic

·        Chair the speaker session allowing one question per Rotarian or Guest

·        Terminate the session with the presentation of the gift coaster (from Secretary)

·        Escort the GS to the door after the meeting (and to their vehicle if appropriate)