Bulletin August 18, 2008





Vol26 No. 06 Newsletter Date:  18 August 2008




                        The ATTADALE View

                    NEXT MEETING:

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

















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


President Carole

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




·         Wednesday 20th August– Board Meeting at Trevor and Pat Leaver’s

·         Monday 25th August: Visit of DG Zaki Dorkham.

·         Tuesday 26th August  Western Australian Rotary Membership Forum – 6.30pm for 7.00pm at Swan Districts Football Club, old Perth Road, Bassendean -   contact Bruce Lynch 9726 0088 W or 9721 6706 H

·         Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August - Sausage Sizzle – Bunning’s


·         Wednesday 10th September – Progressive Dinner 6.00pm for 6.30pm  at parking area behind 777 at Riseley Street

·         Monday 15th September – Forum/ Committee meeting

·         Saturday 20th September – Storm the Stage National Production at 8.00pm at Burswood Entertainment Complex – a national production for 16 – 18 year old drama and musical theatre students, an initiative of the Rotary Clubs of Cannington in association with the Rotary Clubs of West Perth, Melville and the Rotaract Club of South Perth.   -  . Tickets – adult $30, concession $20, family $ 80 (2 adults and 2 children under 16 years ) and group bookings with 10 adults or more at $25 each  -  contact  Tanya on 9498 5880 or www.stormthestage.com.au

·         Sunday 21st September -  Men’s Health Promotion Forum – 9.00am to 4.30pm at the University Club of WA Hackett Drive, entrance 1, Crawley – presented by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia -  Cost $25 per  person -  contact 1800 2200 99 or 02 9438 7000 or enquiries@prostate.or,au

·         Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th September -  Sausage Sizzle

·         Sunday 12th October -  Car Trial/ Picnic

·         Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th October – Sausage Sizzle

·         Monday 20th October -   Forum/ Committee meeting


·         Monday 10th November – Combined meeting Attadale Probus and Rotary

·         Saturday  15th, Sunday 16th  November- Sausage Sizzle

·         Monday 17th November -   Forum/ Committee meeting

·         Wednesday 26th November – Prospective members Sundowner


·         Monday 1st December – Rotary Family Entertainment Night

·         Monday 22nd December -  Xmas Party

·         Saturday27th – Monday 29th December – Water Polo – Parking


·         Friday 2nd January 2009 – Barbecue Night

·         Sunday 8th February 2009 – Crabbing Day

·         Sunday 22nd February – Bowls Night

·         Tba – Picture Theatre Night

·         Tba -  Weekend Away  -  possibly in April 2009



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,





                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


                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



Spending It!!!

The Dead Cow and Vet School

First-year students at Texas A & M's Vet school were receiving their first anatomy class, with a real dead cow  all gathered around the surgery table with the body covered with a white sheet. The professor started the class by telling them, 'In Veterinary Medicine it is necessary to have two important qualities as a doctor: The first is that you not be disgusted by anything involving the animal body.' For an example, the Professor pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger in the butt of the dead cow, withdrew it and stuck his finger in his mouth. 'Go ahead and do the same thing,' he told his students. The students freaked out. They hesitated for several minutes, but eventually took turns sticking a finger in the anal opening of the dead cow and sucking on it.

When everyone finished, the Professor looked at them and said, 'The second most important quality is observation. I stuck in my middle finger and sucked on my index finger.' 'Now learn to pay attention. Life's tough, it's

even tougher if you're stupid.' 




After a two year visit to the United States, Michelangelo’s David is now returning to Italy. .. .  


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