BulLetIN AUGUST 29, 2013

 

Bulletins

 

 

 

APOLOGIES:

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)

 

CLUB CALENDAR

September

Monday

02

Dinner Meeting

September

Monday

09

Dinner Meeting

September

Saturday

14

Sausage Sizzle at Woolworths

September

Monday

16

Dinner Meeting

September

Tuesday

17

Board Meeting

September

Monday

23

Dinner Meeting

September

Friday

27

10am Ladies Morning Tea – Anne Lewkowski

September

Monday

30

Special Dinner Meeting for all members, honorary & past and their partners.  Dress to impress.

October

Monday

7

Dinner Meeting

October

Monday

14

Dinner Meeting

October

Saturday

19

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings

October

Monday

21

District Governor Visit to Rotary Club of Attadale

October

Monday

28

Dinner Meeting

November

Monday

4

Dinner Meeting

December

Sunday

01

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings

March 2014

Friday

07

Combined Attadale - Fremantle Charity Golf Day

 

 

Text Box: at ‘Tompkins on Swan’                                                      Dunkley Avenue, Alfred Cove

 

Text Box: Meeting on Mondays                                                                                  5.30pm for 6.30pm

 

Tompkins-on-Swan

 

 

OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014

 

President:

George Lewkowski

 

Director Local Projects:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Mike Van Trier

 

Director International:

Mike Van Trier

President Elect:

To be advised

 

Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers

Secretary:

Carole Maxwell  

 

Attendance Officer:

Gillian Baker

Treasurer:

John Sharp

 

Sergeant:

Mick Donnes

Director Membership/PR:

Greg James   

 

Programs:

Tony Wilkie

Director Rotary Family:

Martin Houchin 

 

Bulletin:

Colin McCulloch /

Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin

 

 

Betty Bright

Club Protection Officer

Llew Withers

 

 

 

 

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

 

District Governor:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Elect:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

DG Nominee:  Melodie Kevan (Applecross)

IPDG:  Robert Cooper (Kwinana)

 

 

Special Anniversaries for

SEPTEMBER

 

 

1

Gail & Colin McCulloch   Wedding

8

Anne & George Lewkowski   Wedding

4

Annette & George Macrides  Wedding

9

Bob Rodgers   Induction   1991

5

Pat & Keith Timmel   Wedding

13

Adrienne Cotterell

5

Rey & Nick O’dorisio   Wedding

15

Pat Leaver   Birthday

7

Jenny Calcei   Birthday

26

Tony Wilkie   Induction   2011

           

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:    SEPTEMBER IS NEW GENERATIONS

 

 

Meeting August 19th

 

Acting President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members and gave a special welcome to:

Honorary member Trevor Leaver

·      Guest speaker Paul Alkins

·      Visiting Rotarian Asad Hossain Choudhury and his daughter Ivy Sultana

·      Jacqui Edwards, our GSE representative.

 

Mike invited Asad Hossain Choudhury to address the meeting and he informed us that he is from the Dhaka Water Bridge Rotary Club in Bangla Desh, District 3281, where their priority is to help the many poor people.  Asad has been a member of Rotary for several decades and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He introduced his delightful daughter, Ivy, who has been in Australia for four years and is a social worker and lecturer.

 

Patricia Robertson drew our attention to flyers advising:

·      of the mEye World Photographic Competition supporting macular degeneration

·      of the City of Melville “The Way we Were” historical competition

Patricia invited us all to help Foodbank WA by bringing food items (canned or packaged) to our next meetings. 

 

Jim Calcei reminded all members to support Nancy Bray’s “Love in a Shoebox” project and offered more boxes that are to be returned by October 9th

 

Colin McCulloch reported that at our first Sausage Sizzle at Woolworths Melville we sold about 140 SSs and 23 drinks giving a profit of around $220.  Colin thanked John, Ian, Martin and Tony for their expert help.  Colin and Gail will work on streamlining the operation to achieve maximum profit from minimum man hours and hope that the weather is better and we have increased sales on September 14th.

 

Treasurer, John Sharp, encouraged members to pay their fees so as soon as possible.

 

Greg James welcomed Jaqui Edwards then reported on the membership forum that he and Winston attended at the North Lake Senior Campus.  They agreed on the most beneficial suggestions for our club and Greg will present these to the Board.

 

Jacqui Edwards thanked the Club for nominating her for GSE and reported that she will be leaving for Denmark on Saturday.

 

Mal Bennett reminded us that this year’s Rotary Ramble is on next weekend and that participants should meet in the Tompkins on Swan car park at 9.00am, Saturday, August 24th.  Mal suggested we bring some paper and matches to help light the fires and requested that we bring small money to facilitate the collections for each event.

 

Peter Field announced there were only nine cards left in the Lucky Joker pack.  John Sharp had the winning ticket and had the good luck to draw the joker and win $1310.  John looked pretty happy and bought drinks for all present.

 

Jim Calcei won the door prize.

 

Acting sergeant, Ian Pittaway, held a short fines session and then Mick Donnes had a go too.

 

Greg James announced that Bob Rodgers was now an octogenarian and presented him with the traditional bottle of Scotch

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Guest speaker:  Paul Alkins

Work Camps

 

Tony Wilkie introduced Paul who gave us an informative presentation on the rationale for work camps and a state wide overview of their operation.  Prisoners must be low security with a good record and no sex offences.  They do productive work for their communities giving them a sense of purpose and belonging.  Recidivism rates are better than for other prisoners and Paul is doing research to quantify this.

 

Honorary member Trevor Leaver and Paul Alkins

 

2013 ROTARY RAMBLE

 

Huge thanks go to Elaine and Mal for their superb planning and organization that ensured everyone had a brilliant time on the weekend. 

A power point is attached showing a few montages of photos from the trip.

A full presentation will be screened before our special partners meeting on September 30.

Anyone with interesting photos from the trip is asked to bring them to the next meeting or email them to Colin.

Our first Sausage Sizzle at Woolworths Melville

 

 

Meeting August 26th

 

President, George Lewkowski, welcomed all members to the meeting and gave a special welcome back to Mariann Zeigler, our 2012 exchange student.

George said what a fantastic time was had by all on the Rotary Ramble and thanked and commended Mal and Elaine Bennett for their excellent organization.

 

Gail McCulloch raised concerns about the level of noise when people were speaking, particularly our guest speakers.  She suggested that the pig and the joker raffle could be placed on Gillian’s table and members could attend to them when paying for their meal.

John Sharp supported Gail’s comments and suggested that we need to accord our guest speakers the highest respect and try to get rid of peripheral interference.

General support was expressed and George said that we will try the pig and the joker raffle on the entry table and see how it goes.

 

 

AGM of the Neil Henley Foundation

Standing orders were suspended to allow Bob Rodgers, as chairman of the Neil Henley Foundation, to conduct the Annual General Meeting.

He gave a succinct overview of the history and operations of the foundation and its considerable contribution to the Club since1989.  He outlined the established investment policies and how the money was currently invested.

Decisions passed:

·      Annual fees for each member were set at one dollar to be paid by the Club.

·      Alan Morcombe was elected to replace Phil Palmer.

·      Bob Rodgers was re-elected as Chairman.

·      Martin Houchin was re-elected as Treasurer.

Treasurer, Martin Houchin, tabled and expanded upon the 2012/13 financial report.

Some points raised in general discussion:

·      In light of low interest rates other forms of investment, such as buying land, were discussed.

·      The purpose of the Foundation.

·      A suggestion that we look for a significant project that would make a real difference and also benefit Rotary.

·      Why no funding was requested by the Board last year.

Bob, Martin and the committee were applauded for their work for the Foundation and the AGM was closed.

 

 

Winston Marsh gave a detailed report on the proposed new Probus Club in Winthrop.  The Board accepted the business plan and a public meeting is being called and advertised widely.

 

Gillian Baker invited us all to help Foodbank WA by bringing food items (canned or packaged) to our next meetings with final donations by September 23rd.

 

Colin Taylor reminded members to return their “Love in a Shoebox”.

Colin also spoke about The Men’s Shed and its development since 2008.  They have spent $48,000 and had sales of $20,000 as well as doing much pro bono work for churches, schools and the community.  They are looking for a new venue.

 

The Sergeant ran a fines session, Gillian won the door prize and Martin won chase the joker.

 

Mariann Zeigler gave us a progress report on her return to Germany and resumption of school, sport, work and family life.