BulLetIN AUGUST 22, 2012







OFFICE BEARERS  2012 / 2013



Mike van Trier


Director New Generations:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Jeff Spickett


Director Community:

Carole Maxwell

President Elect:

George Lewkowski


Director Vocational:

Martin Houchin


Phil Palmer


Director International:

Llew Withers


John Sharp


Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers

Director Administration:

George Lewkowski


Attendance Officer:

Tony Wilkie

Director Foundation:

Llew Withers



Ian Pittaway

Director Membership:

Jeff Spickett



Keith Timmel

Director Public Relations:

George Lewkowski



Tony Wilkie

Director Rotary Family:

Tom Slater



Colin McCulloch /





Betty Bright


Rotary District 9465               for more information visit:        http://rotary9465.org.au/


District Governor:  Robert (Bob) Cooper (Kwinana)

DG Elect:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Nominee:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

Area Governor Clubs:  Robert Thompson (Kwinana)







Special Anniversaries for





Gail & Colin McCulloch   Wedding


Bob Rodgers   Induction   1991


Annette & George Macrides  Wedding


Adrienne Cotterell


Pat & Keith Timmel   Wedding


Pat Leaver   Birthday


Jenny Calcei   Birthday


Tony Wilkie   Induction   2011


Anne & George Lewkowski Wedding









Meeting August 13th


President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members and guests: Griffin Longley, Tricia Smith (Rotary Club of Mill Point), Needra Wickramaratna and Brian Wall.


Standing orders were suspended and Treasurer, John Sharp, presented the amendments to the constitution and bylaws that were passed with one amendment.



Tom Slater announced that he was circulating an attendance sheet for a sundowner at Thai Corner on Sunday, August 28th, at 5.45 for 6.00pm and costing $28.00.


Keith Timmel reminded members to fill and return their “Love in a Shoe Box” and to consider including $9.00 to cover transportation costs.




Needra Wickramaratna said she had investigated the costs of building the dining room for HELP Uganda and reported that it was actually going to be a multi-purpose building to house one thousand students built by the same group that built Saint Theresa’s Girls’ School. 

All money will be controlled by the Rotary Club of Hillarys.

Needra thanked Patricia for distributing fliers for “A Night in the Wild” to be held at the Perth Zoo on September 15th.


Full details can be found at http://www.hopeuganda.org.au/






Tricia Smith spoke about the Perth Rotary Ramble that will be held on Sunday, October 21st

The Rotary Club of Mill Point is organizing this event but needs 300 volunteers to assist. 


They are hoping to raise $40,000 this year.


You can find out more about this event and volunteer on line at:







Peter Field’s Lucky Joker (worth close to $300) was won by Jim Calcei but he did not draw the joker.  John Sharp won the door prize.


In lieu of a fines session Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, sold updated Membership Directories for $1.


Sausage Sizzle August 11th

We were blessed with a fine day that saw us clear a pleasing profit of $1146.20 by selling 690 sausage sizzles and 256 drinks.  Thank you to all of the workers on the day and special thanks to Alan Morcombe who stayed on for an extra hour to help Gail and Colin sell out, clean up and pack away.












Guest Speaker


Griffin Longley


“Nature Play WA


Bruce Robinson introduced Griffin Longley, the CEO of Nature Play WA, who outlined how they are working to increase the time children spend outside to improve their physical and mental health and well-being.

They have developed many interesting strategies that can be found on their website at:











Meeting August 20th


President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members and guests: Nicole Ripley, Needra Wickramaratna, Brian Wall and Richard Aggiss.

Mike spoke about next year’s District Conference in Busselton from 15 -17th March.

He presented a cheque for $500 to Colin Taylor to go towards The Men’s Shed purchasing a defibrillator costing $2,900.


Colin Taylor thanked Mike and explained that the Uniting Church had also donated $500 plus $250 from the collection and a further $500 from Fremantle Rotary.


Greg James spoke about GSE candidates for Virginia and Brazil and distributed a quiz on past Premiers of Western Australia.  (Max Anderson did brilliantly on this!!)


Colin McCulloch gave a presentation on PolioPlus as part of the program to broaden new members’ knowledge of Rotary.  Some excerpts from the presentation are included below.


Tom Slater gave details of the Sundowner at the Thai Corner (893 Canning Hwy cnr Sleat Road) this Sunday, August 26th, at 5.45 for 6.00pm, and costing $28.  The Thai Corner is BYO wine only.

On Friday, September 21st there will be a sundowner at Mike and Donna van Trier’s with BYO drinks and nibbles.

The Club T-shirts have arrived and are available for $29.


Patricia Robertson reported on her visit to Melville Senior High School to discuss selecting participants for a RYPEN camp. 

Melville SHS have a swing band that is available for functions.


The lucky joker ($330) was drawn by Trevor Leaver but he missed the joker. 

Don Rodger won the door prize.


Mike van Trier reminded members about supporting “Love in a Shoebox”.


Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, conducted a brief fines session.



Guest Speaker:  Richard Aggiss


“Hockey Experiences”


Rod Rate did an excellent job introducing Richard as he had taught him in high school and fostered his obvious sporting talent, particularly with hockey.

Richard spoke eloquently of his life, sports and experiences particularly in international hockey.

Congratulations to Richard on his marvellous career and thanks for a delightful talk.





Swim for MS

Our Club is helping to run the Swim for MS at the Melville Aquatic Centre on Sunday, September 16th.  Colin McCulloch has joined Yvonne’s Angels and members are invited to support Yvonne and Colin by sponsoring them on-line.

Check out the Swim for MS website at:


and to donate go to:







Llew Withers forwarded this article for inclusion.  If you wish to vote for this project click on:


Our next Sausage Sizzle will be at Bunnings on Saturday, September 16th