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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N33 – December 1, 2016

 

The Rotary Club of Attadale, Rotary International District 9465

PO Box 110, Melville, Western Australia 6156

 

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The ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE meets on Mondays at:

 

Tompkins on Swan

 

6.00pm for 6.30pm

 

Attendance officer: 

Greg James - 0427 020 682

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Monday December 5

 

Guest speaker:  Gwenda Smith

'Aspects and Ideas for a Good Life by Your Own Design’

Chair:  Carole Maxwell

Host:  Giovanna McKay

Set up & Pack up:  Gillian Baker & Gail McCulloch

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

December

Monday

05

Gwenda Smith - 'Aspects and Ideas for a Good Life'

December

Sunday

11

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Melville

December

Monday

12

Christmas Meeting with honorary members and partners

December

Tuesday

13

Board Meeting 5.30pm preceded by Finance Committee Meeting

December

Monday

19

No meeting – summer recess

2017

 

 

 

January

Monday

16

Barbecue / picnic at Heathcote

January

Monday

23

Restaurant meeting TBA

January

Sunday

29

Annual crabbing day at Calceis’

February

Monday

06

Dinner Meeting at Tompkins on Swan

February

Monday

13

Dinner Meeting at Tompkins on Swan

February

Tuesday

14

2017 Centenary of The Rotary Foundation celebration

February

Monday

20

Dinner Meeting at Tompkins on Swan

February

Monday

27

Dinner Meeting at Tompkins on Swan

March

Friday

10

2017 Rotary Charity Golf Day

March

Friday

31

) 2017 District 9465 Conference hosted by the Rotary Club of

April

Sunday

02

) Fremantle at the Fremantle Sailing Club

June

Monday

26

Change Over Dinner

 

 

 

 

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All honorary members and partners

are cordially invited to our

CHRISTMAS DINNER MEETING

On Monday, December 12th.

This will be a very special night with five inductions.

 

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Special Anniversaries for

DECEMBER

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Peter Knox   Birthday

22

Sonya Matheson   Birthday

14

Tom Slater   Birthday

24

Jeff Spickett   Birthday

15

Don Rodger   Birthday

27

Giovanna McKay   Birthday

15

Dellys & Bob Rodgers   Wedding

28

David Maxwell   Birthday

19

Colin Taylor   Birthday

29

Kerry Parsons   Birthday

22

Louise Soale   Birthday

30

Brian Wall   Birthday

22

Evadne Spickett   Birthday

 

 

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:    DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

 

Meeting November 28th

 

President John welcomed our guest speaker Susan Saleeba, Chris Whelan, President of the Rotary Club of Applecross, Thomas Stewart programme coordinator for Murdoch Student Emerging Leaders at Murdoch Guild of Students and soon to be inducted as members Bev Moffatt, Giovanna and Neil McKay and Clare de Marigny.

 

Jacaranda Festival

Chris Whelan President of Applecross RC came to our meeting to thank the Attadale Rotarians who came to help Applecross RC at their Jacaranda Festival.

They have been planning the event since March.  Each year they keep trying to make improvements, such as the signage and standard of food.

He said that although the day was uncomfortably hot everything ran well.  A lot of planning had taken place and the help from fellow Rotarians was needed and much appreciated.

 

Mr Mustang

Vince Shervington (Mr Mustang) and his son Paul invited Colin and Gail to run a sausage sizzle for them last Sunday morning. 

They had arranged an open day where owners of Mustangs could display their cars.  There were 45, mainly Mustang cars, on display and a large crowd of admiring enthusiasts.

At the end of the day Vince and his son presented us with a cheque for $400 for the Rotary Club of

Attadale.  We are very grateful for their support.

 

 

 

The Mustangs really sparkled at the Show ‘n’ Shine

Paul and Vince Shervington with Gail and Colin

Guest Speaker:  Susan Saleeba

Kerry was delighted to introduce Susan Saleeba who, like him, is trying to improve the lives of others

 

Susan went on a number of self-funded trips to Kenya working with orphans, people with HIV and families in slums. 

She was so captivated by their plight that she decided to start her own ‘project’ in the slums of Nakuru in Kenya.

In 2008, in a rented house and with the help of some local teachers, Susan started the Gabriel Learning Centre, a place to teach women to sew, the elderly to speak English and school 30 pre-primary kids.

Susan has worked tirelessly to fundraise the money to buy the land and build the school and orphanage.

In 2014, January 8th, the new school opened.

 

1,800 meals are prepared each week using the crops grown on a 3 acres’ farm also created by Susan.

In 2015 they received a Rotary Global Grant for water. 

Both the farm and the school have water bores to give water, a commodity that has changed lives and the health of the school children and the community at large.

They have the welfare of over 600 families that they assist with food, medicines, HIV education, family planning and housing.

They have formed a co-op with sewing ladies who make school uniforms from which they receive an income.

Nakuru Hope is now an approved not for profit charity affiliated with Rotary.  All the money raised goes to the families in need in Nakuru.

To help raise money for her project Susan has an Op-Shop in Fremantle.

She is an inspirational woman and we were all very interested in her story.

 

 

Theatre Night

Gillian thanked everyone who invited guests, provided nibbles and items for the raffles or helped in any way.  The night was a great success.  107 tickets were sold.  $217 was made from the raffle and the total profit was $1032.

Thank you, Gillian, for all your work, it is very much appreciated.

 

Gillian with Producer Vanessa Jensen

 

Colin congratulates Gillian

 

Rotary Charity House

Jim reported that the house now has full roof cover, all the rendering is done and 60% of the white set is completed.

This is a great project.  A big thank you to the many people who have contributed in any way.

Fines

Patricia had been waiting some considerable time to serve a fine with a lengthy story on Llew. 

It was received with much hilarity.

Congratulations and Thank you

Ian has volunteered to take over Tom’s position of Foundation Chairman for the Attadale Rotary Club.

Ian is also on the Foundation District Committee.

 

 

 

Prizes

Congratulations to Neil for winning the door prize and Bev the raffle. 

We hope they both enjoy the bottles of Piano Gully wine thanks to Anne and George Lewkowski

 

Cakes with Coffee

Thank you to Nick and Gail for providing the delicious cakes enjoyed with tea and coffee

 

Save money – book by 31 December

 

Rotary District 9465 Conference 2017

 

When: 31 March to 2 April 2017

Where: Fremantle Sailing Club

Full Registration

Includes: Friday Evening Welcome to Conference; Saturday Evening Governor’s Gala Dinner; all conference sessions; Saturday and Sunday lunch plus morning and afternoon teas in the sailing club.

Cancellation Policy:

A refund is available providing your cancellation is received by 28 February

Option 1         Full Early Bird Registration (valid until 31 December)             $275

Option 2         Full Registration (valid from 1 January 2017)                         $295

 

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Colin spoke again about Project Robin Hood that is being conducted by the City of Melville and is offering a total of $100,000 in grants to community groups for any project that is legal, safe and improves our community. 

The grants range from $1,000 to $20,000 and are selected by community voting via email.

Colin’s suggestion is “Microbats Minimizing the Mozzie Menace in Melville”

The project would have components to do with microbats and public education about mosquitoes using the Health Department’s “Fight the Bite” campaign.

 

Microbats are endangered because of the loss of habitat (hollow trees) so providing microbat boxes will help increase their numbers over time.  They eat 40 to 50% of their bodyweight every night including disease carrying mosquitoes, lawn grub moths, weevils, beetles, midges, flying termites and many more types of insects.

The Project Robin Hood grant would cover building microbat boxes at public workshops and schools; installing them at strategic locations; mapping the locations and planning a long term roll out. 

This would all be published on a purpose-built web site and Facebook page.

There would be night safaris looking for bats and other interesting wildlife (and hopefully a safari for children with special needs).

 

The Health Department’s “Fight the Bite” campaign would spearhead our public education program to help reduce mozzie numbers and minimize the risk of mosquito bite transmitted diseases both here (Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, Kunjin virus and the potentially fatal Murray River encephalitis virus) and when travelling overseas (malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, yellow fever, Chikungunya and Japanese encephalitis)

 

The public education component will include letterbox drops, public displays, fridge magnets, web site and Facebook articles, school visits etc.

All public education materials will carry the Rotary Club of Attadale brand as well as the Health Department, City of Melville and Project Robin Hood.

 

The layouts below are a very quick mock-up of the banners we would have on display anywhere in the City of Melville that numbers of people visit such as shopping centres, libraries, cinemas, clubs etc.
 

 

 

 

Text Box: MICROBATS
MINIMIZING THE MOZZIE MENACE IN MELVILLE!

 

Did you know that microbats eat 40 to 50% of their bodyweight in insects every night? 

These insects include mosquitoes and garden pests.

 

Microbats live in hollow trees but they are under threat because urbanization has removed most of our trees and it takes eucalypts around a hundred years to form hollows.

 

By providing homes for microbats we can seriously increase their numbers and have them working for us every night eating mosquitoes and insect pests in our gardens.

 

Some reports say microbats can eat up to 1,000 mozzies an hour.  Even if they just eat a few dozen an hour that will help keep those annoying pests in check.

Text Box: So, what are we doing?
 
We are providing carefully designed microbat boxes in key areas around the City of Melville.
 
Our own batman, Joe Tonga, will be planning the distribution and rollout.

 

How can you help?

 

Project Robin Hood has funded some boxes but we need more. 

You could sponsor a box

You could attend a community workshop to build your own.

Your child can attend a school workshop to build a pre-cut bat box    etc. etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: But the tiny microbats need a hand from you.

 

Text Box: The whole family can help to keep the mozzies under control and minimize bites and avoid nasty diseases like Ross River Virus by following the Department of Health’s simple guidelines:

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Text Box: MICROBATS
MINIMIZING THE MOZZIE MENACE IN MELVILLE!

 

This is just one of the many projects that we have to make our community and the world a better place.

 

If you would like to join Rotary and meet new friends, share social experiences and give back to your community come to a dinner meeting as our guest.  We meet at Tompkins on Swan on Mondays from 6.00 to 8.00pm. 

Call Greg James on 0427 020 682

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President John Sharp and Trish

extend a special invitation to

all members and partners, honorary members and partners and friends

to attend our Christmas Meeting

to be held at Tompkins on Swan

on Monday, December 12th

from 6.00pm for 6.30pm

 

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Please RSVP to Greg James, by Monday December 5th

on Mobile 0427 020 682 or email gwjames22@gmail.com

(Not required if you have completed the attendance sheet.)

 

 

 

 

Christmas Dinner Menu     December 12th                $45 a head

 

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Hot buffet:

Roast turkey with gravy,

Roast beef with herb red wine sauce

Honey baked leg ham

Roast potatoes, pumpkin, carrot and minted peas

Fresh bread rolls

Dessert - a choice of:

Individual sticky date pudding with hot butterscotch sauce   or

Individual Christmas puddings topped with custard and cream

Tea and coffee served with after dinner mints

 

 

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We look forward to the pleasure of your company

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All members and partners, honorary members and partners, family and friends are all invited to attend and help with the Salvo’s Christmas Appeal

 

 

 

 

We will be taking orders and selling Christmas cakes and puddings at our meetings until Christmas.

 

 

Ian handed out a suggestion sheet for people to bring along donations for the Salvation Army to distribute to the needy.

Lt Ronald Stobie from The Salvation Army Cockburn City will be coming to the meeting to accept our donations.  It is an opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

 

 

 

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APOLOGIES:   

If you will not be attending the meeting please email the Attendance Officer, Greg James, or phone him on Mob 0427 020 682 before 10.00am on Monday.

Please DO NOT send text messages to 0435 305 199 as they do not transfer from the Club phone to the Attendance Officer's phone.

Unless Greg 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).

 

 

 

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE

 

DUTY ROSTER 2016 - Q4

 

The Chairpersons will be selected by Ian Pittaway to match the guest speakers as

they are arranged.

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Set Up

&

Pack Up

Host

Chairperson

 

Sept 19

Colin McCulloch

&

Fred Soale

Gail McCulloch

Mal Bennett

Sept 26

Public holiday

 

Queen's Birthday

 

 

Oct 03

Kerry Parsons

&

Garth Curran

Gillian Baker

Pres. John Sharp

Oct 10

Mick Donnes

&

Abby Parsons

Jim Calcei

Robin Hamilton

Oct 17

Jeff Spickett

&

Robin Hamilton

Mick Donnes

Carole Maxwell

Oct 24

Llew Withers

&

Bob Rodgers

Martin Houchin

Rod Rate

Oct 31

No meeting

 

Welcome Dinner

Wednesday Nov 2

Sri Lankans

Nov 7

Carole Maxwell

&

Ron Day

George Lewkowski

Pres. John Sharp

Nov 14

Martin Houchin

&

Fred Soale

Winston Marsh

Mal Bennett

Nov 21

Rod Rate

&

George Lewkowski

Colin McCulloch

Jim Calcei

Nov 28

Colin McCulloch

&

Nick Odorisio

Llew Withers

Kerry Parsons

Dec 05

Gail McCulloch

&

Gillian Baker

Giovanna McKay

Carole Maxwell

Dec 12

Mal Bennett

&

Ian Pittaway

Carole Maxwell