BulLetIN AUGUST 29, 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 19th
Acting President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members and gave a special welcome to:
· Visiting Rotarian Asad Hossain Choudhury and his daughter Ivy Sultana
· Jacqui Edwards, our GSE representative.
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.
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.
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.
· 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.