Bulletin August 25, 2008





Vol26 No. 07 Newsletter Date:  25 August 2008




                        The ATTADALE View

                    NEXT MEETING:

Monday 01 September 2008

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

Dr.  Chris Back


Chair -


September Setting Up -   Bob Rodgers. Sonya Rosbotham and John Sharp.                                                                      


            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












 DG Visit 25th August


President Carole welcomed all to the meeting and introduced District Governor Zaki Dorkham and his wife Samar


Congratulates to Past President and Assistant Governor Llew Withers on being awarded a Paul Harris Fellow on this auspicious occasion of the visit of the District Governor to our club.  In the tradition of the Rotary family PDG Jim in conjunction with DG Zaki made the presentation to Llew who was accompanied by wife Carolyn and their two sons.


A third highlight was the announcement by Carole that PP Greg James would be leading the Group Study Exchange Team to Brazil.  Wonderful news – congratulations Greg.


President Elect Martin


Drew attention to the Attadale Rotary’s Club new website, see below, which is up and running on   http://attadale.rotaryclub.asn.au

It is most impressive!





Martin also advised that the Red Cross Blood Bank will be setting up adjacent to the sausage sizzle at Bunning’s this weekend and will be seeking pledges from prospective blood donors.  Our club will be providing a free sausage and bun to each prospective donor.


A cheque for $ 2,000 was presented by Treasurer Trevor Leaver to District Governor Zaki towards Rotary Foundation.



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 or 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.





Jenny Calcei                                                   07th September

Adrienne Cotterell                                        13th September

Pat Leaver                                                       15th September                   


Bob Rodger                                                   09/09/91


Anne and George Lewkowski                    08th September


District Governor’s Visit


District Governor Zaki Dorkham gave us a most interesting talk on Rotary today, drawing attention to the interaction between clubs and Rotary International.  He compared each club to a brick which could function on its own as an individual club, but when cemented together with other bricks formed one solid body.  The bricks were the clubs and the cement which bonded them together was Rotary International.


In today’s World there was a need for change- he agreed that the response to change could be quite challenging and can be most difficult.   On the matter of membership he drew attention to the fact that in the history of Rotary, only 18% of Rotarians had introduced a member to Rotary. 

There was also a need to greater publicize Rotary. He quoted a case in his own vocation as a GP, where most of his colleagues working with him were not aware that it was through an initiative of Rotary that a Medical School was established at UWA 53 years ago to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rotary.


To further the challenges in Rotary, Zaki quoted a recent case in the eastern Mediterranean where the Rotary District covered nine separated countries. When the District Governor visited the 79 clubs in the District he was met at the airport with an interpreter to cover the four different languages spoken in the area and a bodyguard for good measure.


At least our DG does not have either of those problems, although there are times that we could do with an interpreter - refer KT)




PRIZE LISTS                         August 25                             

Door Prizes                          Pat Timmel            

Unlucky Joker                     Freya Taylor                        

Footy Tipping                       Jacquie Pittaway                 

Attendance                            23 + 4 make ups = 27/36 = 75%

                                                District Governor Zaki and Samar Dorkham, Dale Davies (son-in – law of John and Nancy Bray), exchange student Romero from Switzerland and 8 partners





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



·         Monday 01st September -  Guest Speaker –Dr. Chris Back


·         Monday 08th September - First Heat -Four Way Test Speaking Contest students from Santa Maria College – partners welcome – normal time 6.00pm for 6.30pm.


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


·         Wednesday 10th  September- Community  Mental Health Forum  - Melville Civic Centre Main hall 7.00pm to 9.00pm hosted by Rotary Club of Applecross – free admission and light supper provided  - contact Ray on 9364 7141.


·         Monday 15th September – Forum/ Committee meeting


·         Tuesday 16th September – An Evening with Lijia Zhang at All Saints College, Ewing Avenue, Bull Creek 7.00pm promptly  -  “ Socialism is Great” – cost $ 15pp – contact 9313 9357.


·         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


·         Saturday 27th Monday to 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





A /Sergeant Mick Donnes assisted by David Maxwell


Bob Rodgers and Ian Pittaway for misplacing valuable documents – this is a favourite pre meeting pastime of the acting one grabbing anything lying around.

Llew Withers for being awarded a PHF and apparently having enough time  in his very busy work and  rotary schedule to  dwell on other things !


Adrienne and Graham Cotterell for their wedding anniversary on 27th August


Pat and Keith Timmel for their 53rd and 55th wedding anniversary for 5th September -    confused? - so was Keith


Colin and Dot Treloar on the birth of another granddaughter.


Dale Davies for being John Bray’s son-in- law.  John always gets fined and just because he wasn’t there does not preclude a relation from copping it




…and while you were slaving away Mick cooking up fines this is what the real sergeant was doing



Osama Bin Laden decided to send George Bush a letter in his own handwriting   to let him know he was still in the game. Bush opened the letter and it contained    a single line of coded message:      

                                      370H-SSV-0773H Bush was baffled, so he e-mailed it to Condoleezza Rice. Condi and her aides hadn't a clue either, so they sent it to the FBI.  No one could solve it at the FBI so it went to the CIA, then to MI6 and Mossad.  Eventually they asked Australia Intelligence (ASIO) for help.  Within a minute, ASIO emailed the White House with this reply:
'Tell the President he's holding the message upside down.'


Some Post Games Trivia - 2008 Olympic Games

On head of population Australia won 6.54 Gold Medals per ten million people against China’s 0. 38 Gold per ten million people


Medal Count / each 10 million people

GOLD                                                                     TOTAL

Australia                                6.54                         Australia                             21.51

Great Britain                          3.12                         Great Britain                          7.71

South Korea                          2.69                         South Korea                          6.43

Germany                                1.95                         Ukraine                                  5.86

USA                                       1.81                         Russia`                                   5.07

Russia                                    1.62                         Germany                                4.99

Ukraine                                  1.52                         Italy                                        4.69

Italy                                        1.34                         USA                                       3.61

Japan                                      0.71                         Japan                                      1.96

China                                      0.38                         China                                      0.75


          over to you Russell -- Max