BulLetIN AUGUST 6, 2014
OFFICE BEARERS 2014 / 2015
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting July 28th
Acting President George Lewkowski welcomed all members and gave a special welcome to our guest speaker John Park and to Peter Slyth, Kerry and Abby Parsons and welcomed back the intrepid travellers: Gail and Colin McCulloch
John Sharp reported that everyone should have received an invoice for their annual subscriptions and thanked the three members who had already paid.
John then spoke about the Rotary Peace Initiative for a Middle East Peace Summit and spoke to an excellent Power Point presentation that he will be forwarding to all members for their consideration. The concepts and principles of the presentation apply to most if not all life situations and are commended to readers.
covered a number of interesting concepts including:
∑ Making progress 'One conversation at a time'
∑ Six degrees of separation
∑ Appreciative inquiry
John asked for member support for this initiative.
Jim Calcei thanked those members who had taken boxes to fill for "Love in a Shoebox" and said there were more available.
Patricia Robertson thanked Ian Pittaway for accompanying her to help select two boys from Clontarf for the RYPEN camp in October.
Patricia implored members to set aside the morning of Tuesday, December 9th to assist with interviews at this year's Job Seekers' Seminar for Melville SHS students.
Abby Parsons spoke about how beneficial it would be if members were able to assist her in locating second hand dialysis machines that could be sent to the Philippines where they would save lives.
Bruce Robinson suggested a chemist from Garden City as a guest speaker on "Well Being and Weight Loss" based on a CSIRO Well Being Diet and this was referred on to Ian Pittaway.
Ron Day related details of a 100.1 radio program that commented on the low percentage of funds that make it through to the recipients of many charities; often as little as 13% to 15%.
The program suggested that donations to Rotary were particularly worthwhile as 100% went to the intended recipients.
Sergeant Jim Calcei conducted a spirited and productive fines session before running Heads & Tails for a donated bottle of wine.
The Door Prize was won by Peter Field and Chase the Joker by Ron Day but, alas, no joker.
The Aviation Heritage Museum provides a unique museum experience of civilian and military aviation through its extraordinary aviation displays, helpful guides and special tours. The Museum's talented volunteers have designed, donated and built a truly amazing array of aviation displays that include 30 aircraft and thousands of artefacts. From the helpful gift shop attendants to the meticulous restorers, the Museumís hundreds of volunteers have truly built one of the most unique museums in the Southern Hemisphere or even the World.
The Royal Australian Air Force Association along with community assistance from sponsors, visitors, and friends of the Museum makes the Museum one of the top self funded Museums in Australia.
Click here to visit the Museum's excellent website that presents a wealth of information and features simulated, virtual and video tours of the museum and externals and internals of the planes.
Meeting August 4th
foreshore on our behalf. The written quotes for the work were about $12,000 but the initial invoice was for $17,000 then upon correction became $41,000!
Bruce Robinson related how he had tried to do the right thing, as suggested, and invite the Clontarf boys to a family meal. Regrettably this proved too difficult so he invited his Chinese neighbours instead.
Patricia Robertson reported that due to circumstances we are sponsoring a student from outside our area to the National Youth Science Program. She is Cassie Howell from the Frederick Irwin Anglican School in Mandurah and is one of only six students from Australia to be selected to attend the RYSP in Auckland.
Patricia reminded members of the Job Seekers' Seminar to be held on December 9th saying that we will have a new facilitator and we will need a firm commitment from members to act as interviewers.
reception and honey-mooned together in a caravan! Now that is a close friendship.
Sergeant, Jim Calcei, conducted an interesting and profitable fines session and a game of heads 'n' tails for a bottle of donated wine that was won by Gillian Barker.
Martin Houchin won the door prize and Alan Morcombe won Chase the Joker but could not find the joker.
Many thanks to Jenny Calcei for providing the delicious cake to accompany coffee.
reference to the loss of trees and the creation of urban heat sinks. Combined with global warming, our aging population and urban development practices we will see more severe hot weather leading to more deaths and heat-related trauma.
Helen postulated that we need to be proactive in approaching this problem and one way would be to retain and increase tree cover in urban areas.
Sergeant, Jim Calcei, asked members to return their Love in a Shoeboxes over the next few weeks and said that Bob Rodgers would conduct a Foundation meeting as part of our meeting next week.