BulLetIN AUGUST 14, 2013
If you will not be attending the meeting please phone the Attendance Officer, Gillian Baker, before 10.00am on Monday on Mob 0437 146 849 or email her.
Unless Gillian receives an apology by 10.00am on the day of the meeting the meal will need to be charged to you, and the procedure to recover costs for non apology will be:
a) Attendance officer to report to Treasurer at end of each meeting names of those who didn’t show and didn’t apologise
b) Treasurer to submit all Attendance Officer reports to monthly Board meeting to authorise recovery – valid excuses accepted
c) Treasurer to issue invoices to members monthly following Board meeting based on b)
OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting August 5th
President, George Lewkowski, welcomed all members to our first regular meeting at ‘Tompkins on Swan’, welcomed back travelling members and gave a special welcome to our guest speaker Jeff Hansen and to Jodie Ingram and thanked her for all of her work supporting this year’s “Give a Damn, Give a Can”.
George informed the meeting that:
· Viv and Nikki had had hip operations
· Anne has taken on the role of liaising with people who are unwell
· It is planned to have two additional partners’ nights built into the Club calendar with special invitations to honorary members, past members and their wives. These will be on the last Monday in September and March.
· The Convention will be in Sydney next year from June 1 - 4
· August 11 is membership action day
Treasurer, John Sharp, thanked everyone who has paid their subs and encouraged the rest to do so as soon as possible.
Tom Slater is investigating the Club participating in “The World’s Biggest Dinner Party” to support an orphanage in Kenya.
Director of Fundraising, Rodney Rate, asked all members to provide him with one fundraising idea. He listed some of the ideas his committee is working on:
· Sausage Sizzles at Woolworths Melville on the third Saturday of the month
· Donations to Rotary in lieu of giving corporate gifts, particularly wine, to clients
Sergeant, Mick Donnes, conducted a productive fines session that boosted the Club’s coffers.
Peter Field announced there were only eleven cards left in the Lucky Joker pack, but the elusive Joker was not drawn by Greg James and he will have to wait to get his bottle of wine as the cupboard holding the wine and other Club assets has gone missing in the move from RFGC.
Martin Houchin won the door prize and he too will be hoping that the cupboard is located soon.
Mick Donnes read a note of thanks from Viv thanking the Club for her flowers.
Llew Withers reported that the new Attadale Scouts group won the District Camping Competition in only their second week of operation.
Meeting August 12th
Acting President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members to the meeting and gave a special welcome to the wheelchair bound Betty Bright and to our guest speaker Ailsa Allen.
Mike expressed the Club’s condolences to George Lewkowski, Anne and family on the passing of George’s mother.
Martin Houchin has sent flowers and condolences to George and Anne on behalf of the Club.
Jim Calcei invited all members to support Nancy Bray’s “Love in a Shoebox” project and distributed boxes that are to be returned by October 9th. Jim will be away during September during which time Patricia will look after this project.
Jim outlined plans to have a wine bottling day and this received overwhelming support.
Many members also indicated that they would be able to sell cartons of wine to friends and this will be arranged.
Sergeant, Mick Donnes, amused us with an election mode article entitled “Dead Horse Theory”.
Robin Hamilton won the door prize.
Treasurer, John Sharp, thanked the 21 members who have paid their fees and encouraged the remaining 12 to do so as soon as possible.
On behalf of George, John asked for a show of hands who would attend a ‘champagne breakfast’ costing approximately $25 with profits going to the Club account.
Bruce Robinson reported that Marianne Zeigler, our 2012 German exchange student, is back in Australia and trying to make contact.
Tony Wilkie reported that Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd has a fundraising event on Friday, November 15th at the Cottesloe Surf Club. More details will be given closer to the date.
Peter Field’s Lucky Joker is now worth $1265. Alan Morcombe drew the winning ticket but not the joker. Only ten cards are left now.
Colin McCulloch spoke about conducting Sausage Sizzles at Woolworths Melville.
Rod Rate put in a request for one a month (missing months when we have a Bunnings SS) and we will have our first trial this Saturday, August 17th.
This will be a much smaller operation than at Bunnings with sales around 200 compared to Bunnings 600 to 700. The suggested hours of operation are 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Colin and Gail will organize everything and just need four volunteers to assist.
Bunnings has informed us that:
“The City of Melville has requested that all temporary food stall operators demonstrate skills and knowledge in food safety/hygiene by undertaking in a food handling training program.”
The Melville City Council has recently launched a FREE interactive on-line training program which can assist to ensure food handlers gaining valuable skills and knowledge in food safety and hygiene to help ensure safe and suitable food is produced. The program is presented in an interactive, easy to follow, and entertaining format and includes the ability for the user to print off an acknowledgement form and a certificate on completion of the program and will meet the above requirements for operating a temporary food stall. For further information on food safety topics within this training program, please visit the website on www.melvillecity.imalert.com.au or contact 9364 0281.
To maintain consistency I suggest that all future fund raisers from the 1st August undertake the training and provide Bunnings with the certification to demonstrate that such requirement has been met and to ensure that the operators have basic food knowledge and hygiene skills”
If you have a booking after the 31st July can you please ensure that the training program has been completed by at least 2 of your members and a copy of the certificate sent to the Melville store a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your booking. If this is not received in this timeframe, unfortunately the event will need to be cancelled and the date offered to other groups.
Gail and Colin will do the course and send our certificates to Bunnings. It would be good to have more, if not all, members who handle food for public consumption complete this course.
Mal Bennett reminds us that this year’s Rotary Ramble is on the weekend of August 24 / 25 and will take in Pinjarra, Harvey and the Ferguson Valley.
It will be a fantastic weekend with morning teas, lunches, walks around the lake, log fires, Christmas in August, a buffet breakfast, breweries, winery lunch and Gnomesville!
Full instructions for the drive down and the weekend will be provided at the car park.
Just pack your clothes, PJs and wallet and look forward to a weekend of Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.
Just outside Dardanup is the tourist attraction called "Gnomesville." Gnomesville is a collection of hundreds of Garden Gnomes left by visitors in a wooded area at the intersection of Furguson Road and Wellington Lowdon Road. The collection started as a protest over the construction of a traffic circle at the intersection. Gnomes were left by anonymous protestors and over 20 years the collection has grown. Visitors from all over the world as well as local school groups and organizations now add to the collection every year.