Bulletin August 18, 2008
Vol26 No. 06 Newsletter Date: 18 August 2008
The ATTADALE View
Monday 25th August 2008
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm
Visit of District Governor Zaki Dorkham
Chair – President Carole Maxwell
August Setting Up – Greg James, George Lewkowski, Martin Houchin
September Setting Up - Bob Rodgers. Sonya Rosbotham and John Sharp.
August Hosts – Winston Marsh, Alan Morcombe, Ian Pittaway
September Hosts - Tom Slater, Russel Smailes and Geoff Spickett
Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Attadale West Australia
PO Box 110 Melville WA 6156
APOLOGIES to Peter Knox Tel: 9330 2559
By 10am Mondays
GUEST SPEAKER 11th August
Our Guest Speaker on 11th August Ian Purcell, Director of Verve Energy , who was introduced by John Sharp gave us a most inspiring power point presentation on Power Generation Sustainability and Renewables.
Ian defined Sustainability as living on Natures Income rather than its Capital.
Renewable energy sources were
Sun-solar. - solar photovoltaic, solar thermal (sun to steam to electricity
Wind – wind turbine - wind diesel
Water – hydro electric, tidal power, wave power
Biomas – use of animal or plant matter - (coal and oil are fossilized biomass)
Wood – (query as a renewable source depending on the time line)
Geothermal; - volcanic activity as hot springs, geysers – hot rocks
In summing up renewable energy is obtained from sources that are essentially inexhaustible, unlike fossil fuel, of which there is a finite supply and cannot be replenished
MEETING 11th August
welcomed back Yolanda, Sonya and Tom and introduced Kumar’s son Pat Vadivale
reported that she had had discussions with the Applecross Rotary Club who could be interested in running a joint weekly sausage sizzle at the Melville markets
reminded members of the Club Forum for 18th August
advised that she would be attending the Group 2 President’s meeting on Wednesday
MEETING 18th August
President Carole who chaired the Club Forum meeting opened the meeting by posing three questions -
· What do your want from Rotary?
· How can we improve membership? – also drawing attention to the Western Australian Rotary Membership Forum on 26th August – ( see In the Pipeline on page 5 )
· How do you feel about holding an additional sausage sizzle at the Melville Markets? - (later in the meeting by a show of hands this was defeated.)_
Following group discussions chaired by the Directors or representatives of each avenue of service, including family of Rotary, a report was presented by each to the meeting,
President Carole reported on the meeting of Group 2 Presidents she attended on the previous Wednesday where the use of “skins “ – free space between paid advertising runs – was raised for promoting and marketting Rotary.
President Carole announced at the end of the meeting that it was proposed to hold a cocktail party on Wednesday evening 26th November at the RFGC for prospective members and asked members for suggestions of whom we should ask as our guest speaker and to whom invitations should be extended.
Meeting Briefs and Long Johns - 11th and 18th August
Treasurer Trevor Leaver drew attention to the need for Directors who initialized financial transactions to carry them through to their finality and be sure that all the “paper work” is amply covered.
Club Service Director Martin Houchin
reported that the Club web site was progressing well and that eventually it will carry pertinent information, notices, minutes, newsletters etc. with regular updates.
drew attention to a calendar produced by an Eastern States club which was sponsored by local business, raised funds for charity and promoted Rotary.
advised that the Red Cross blood donor registration service would be setting up next to the sausage sizzle - (one sausage free to every pint of blood pledged or something similar)
Membership Chairman John Bray again appealed to members to supply him with names and addresses of prospective members - give him the name and he will do the rest.
Students in the classes of Mrs. Alama Sherwood and Ms Yolanda Cool at Melville Senior High School with funding from the Attadale Rotary Club have produced 50 pairs of painted new canvas shoes for Ugandan children – congratulations to Yolanda for initiating this project.
Rosemary Rodger 11th August
Viv Donnes 21st August
Nancy Bray 25th August
Colin Treloar 31st August
Jenny Calcei 07th September
Adrienne Cotterell 13th September
Pat Leaver 15th September
Jim Calcei 31/08/87
Mick Donnes 26/08/02
John Sharp 25/08/03
Bob Rodger 09/09/91
Peter and Phyl Knox 22nd August
Graham and Adrienne Cotterell 27th August
Pat and Keith Timmel 05th September
Anne and George Lewkowski 08th September
Rotarians and partners
Operation Christmas Child – Love in a Shoebox Project
Time again to prepare our Shoe Box and reach out to children in Third World and War Torn Countries who are suffering, hurting and needing LOVE. Here is an opportunity to bring some light and cheer into their young lives at Christmas time.
A few details to be aware of……
1. $8 donation is also appreciated with Shoe box to assist with overseas Shipping & transportation costs.
2. Boxes to be standard A4 size where possible (not huge)
3. Lids to be wrapped separately from box.
4. New gear only (not expensive).
5. No lollies ot toothpaste, war toys or war clothes.
Thank you in anticipation Phyl 9330 2559 Nancy 9330 1145
Closing date is Monday 6th October 2008
A combined project with Bicton Uniting Church.
PRIZE LISTS August 11 August 18
Door Prizes Alan Morcombe Mick Donnes
Unlucky Joker Kumar Vadivale Ian Pittaway
Footy Tipping Tom Slater Don Rodger
Attendance 26 + 1mu = 75% 22/36= 61.1%
Please let Peter Knox know if you will not be attending the DG’s visit or if you are as to wether you will be bringing a partner
IN THE PIPELINE
11TH August A/ Sergeant Keith Timmel and A/ Corporal John Bray
Graham Cotterell for not following the Cricket and for being away at the time President Carole for getting the guest speaker to complete her “corsage “ Betty Blight for confusing the A/Sergeant with her accent - (He should have listened to Tom more. ed) Ian Pittaway and Peter Knox for some triviality. Martin Houchin for taking steps to improve the PA system Trevor Leaver, who complained about not getting the bulletin suddenly found he was inundated by more than he could read.
18th August A/Sergeant Mick Donnes and A/Corporal Kevin Tangney
Returning Travellers Mick Donnes and Tom Slater Bob Rodgers for not
accepting a bribe to amend the footie tipping This was confusing – all Eagle
supporters who tipped their team not to win .and to win and likewise for all
Docker supporters Trevor Leaver concerning a communication problem
KevinTangney for car –less parking and denting. Sonya - not again – for
talking before she was called on,
NEXT SAUSAGE SIZZLE
SATURDAY 30th AUGUST
8a.m. to 12.30 p.m. G Andersen L Withers & volunteer
11. a.m. to 2.30 p.m. T Slater & volunteer
12.30p.m. to 4.30.p.m. J Sharp K Tangney
SUNDAY 31ST AUGUST
8. a.m. to 12.30 p.m. D Rodger P Field
11a.m. to 2.30p.m. B Rodgers & R Day
12.30p.m. to 4.30 p.m. K Vadivale C Maxwell Elhram Kahil
Making It - Rotary’s image – “old men cooking sausages”!!! – unquote
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