BulLetIN AUGUST 8, 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




All the horses in Australia  Birthday


Nancy Bray   Birthday


Rosemary Rodgers   Birthday


John Sharp   Induction  2003


Viv Donnes   Birthday


Mick Donnes   Induction  2002


Phyl & Peter Knox   Wedding


Adrienne & Graham Cotterell   Wedding


Annette Macrides   Birthday


Jim Calcei   Induction  1987



Meeting July 30th


President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members and guests: Rhoda Lopez, Michael Hayter, Needra Wickramaratna and Greg James. 

An attendance sheet was circulated for the Fundraising Workshop planned for next week.

Mike reminded Board members of their meeting on August 15th.


Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, spoke about and circulated an email and photograph of the Newman Lions Club received from Sonya Rosbotham.


Greg James ran a table quiz on brand logos.


Winston Marsh reported on developments with Probus saying that it was one of the best community projects sponsored by Rotary.  A new club has just been started in Canning Vale with 42 members and another will be opened in Atwell in three weeks.


Tom Slater reported that the Board has approved a new design for the Club T-shirt so an order will now be placed. 

He is still looking for a venue for a winter sundowner. 

Tom also requested assistance in identifying a really good nursing home


Keith Timmel reported a 100% take up by members of the “Love in a Shoe Box” project.


Bruce Robinson reported on an email from the Ester Foundation inviting us to form a table of ten for a Quiz Night they are running next month.


Peter Field’s Lucky Joker was won by George Lewkowski but he did not draw the joker.

Colin McCulloch won the door prize after two redraws.


Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, levied various fines and read an interesting response to his solar lights email.


President, Mike van Trier, officially welcomed Greg James back as a member saying that it was just a formality and that Carole Maxwell would attend to the paperwork.

Mike said the response to the attendance sheet for the proposed Fundraising Meeting next week was not sufficient to justify the change so it would revert to a normal dinner meeting.




Guest Speaker   Rhoda Lopez   “Miss Saigon”    find out more at:  http://www.rhodalopez.com/




Rhoda finishes with an uplifting song.

Winston Marsh introduced Rhoda, outlining her long involvement with Rotary.

Rhoda detailed how Rotary had changed her life and thanked all Rotarians for their wonderful work.  She outlined her many experiences leading to her vocation as a performer and artist and sang for us.

Rhoda with new ‘old’ member Greg James



Our next Sausage Sizzle will be at Bunnings this Saturday, August 11th






Meeting August 6th


President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members and guests: Nicole Ripley, Needra Wickramaratna and Rosie Hoban and gave a special welcome back to Jim Calcei.

Mike reminded board members that their next meeting was on Wednesday, August 15th at 5.00pm.

Standing orders were suspended and Bob Rodgers opened the Annual General Meeting of the RCA Neil Henley Foundation.  Bob gave an excellent summary of the functioning of the Foundation and reported on the year’s activities.  Some points:

·      last year $7,500 was transferred to the Club

·      a mortgage of $170,000 yielding 9.5% matured on January 17th

·      a mortgage for $100,000 at 9.0% over two years was then set up

·      it has been difficult to find a suitable placing for another $80,000

Foundation Treasurer, Martin Houchin, reported that the July statements showed $1933.03 in the cheque account and $84,164.38 in the Telenet Saver account. 

Together with the $100,000 mortgage this gave us total assets of $186,097.41 compared with $179,473.37 at this time last year, an increase of $6,624.04.

Don Rodger, Phil Palmer and Greg James were elected to the Committee of Management.


Greg James distributed a quiz on national flags.


Keith Timmel reminded members about taking a “Love in a Shoebox”.

Keith and Colin Taylor have cleaned out the storage cupboard, labeled the shelves and ask members on set up to put everything back in the plastic crate or appropriate shelf.


Tom Slater announced a social evening at The Thai Corner on a Friday night in August and will send around an attendance sheet at our next meeting.

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


Peter Field’s lucky joker ($270) was drawn by Jeff Spickett but he missed the joker. 

George Lewkowski won the door prize (again).


Treasurer, John Sharp, asked all members to study the changes to the Constitution and By-Laws detailed in the last Bulletin and be prepared to vote on them at our next meeting. 

We require 75% of the membership present and voting. 

It was suggested any members unable to attend should appoint a proxy.





Community Project

Jeff Spickett introduced our Guest Speakers, Needra Wickramaratna and Rosie Hoban who are both in the John Curtin Leadership Academy.  They chose as their community project ‘Hope Uganda’ and are working to raise $10,000 to fund a dining room for St Theresa’s Girls School in Uganda.

They are running a “Night in the Wild” at Perth Zoo on Friday, September 15th.

Full details about the project and tickets for the fundraiser can be found at:      







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:





Our next Sausage Sizzle will be at Bunnings this Saturday, August 11th




Text Box: Tip of the day:
“Would you like a drink with that?”


Sausage Sizzle Roster for Saturday, August 11th, 2012






8.00 – 10.00am

Betty Bright, Martin Houchin, Jeff Spickett

10.00 – 12.00

Nick Odorisio,  Llew Withers, Carole Maxwell,

Max Anderson (10-11), Rod Rate (11-12)

12.00 – 2.00pm

Jim Calcei, Ron Day, Trevor Leaver, Peter Lomas

2.00 – 4.00pm

Patricia Robertson, Alan Morcombe, Bruce Robinson



Roster queries for Rotarians to Rod Rate:  0411 097 333  /  9430 4848


NOTE:  If a Men’s Shed volunteer fails to arrive, please call:

Colin Taylor on   93303769  or  0427353575


Consumables / equipment queries to Colin or Gail McCulloch:  9330 4928

Colin:  0423 255 940   Gail:  0411 260 865


Don’t forget to upsell those drinks:  “Would you like a drink with that?”

Every extra drink sold is an extra dollar of profit.



If we have not sold out by 4.00pm Gail and Colin will keep selling while they clean up so please don’t pack up unless you have sold out. 




Flashback to our delightful crabbing day at Jim and Jenny’s in February this year