BulLetIN DECEMBER 10, 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

December

Monday

16

Christmas Dinner Meeting with partners

December

Monday

23

Summer recess – no meeting

December

Sunday

29

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings

December

Monday

30

Summer recess – no meeting

January

Monday

06

Summer recess – no meeting

January

Saturday

11

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings

January

Monday

13

Welcome back barbecue at Point Walter  6.00pm

January

Monday

20

Dinner Meeting

January

Monday

27

Australia Day public holiday – no meeting

February

Sunday

02

Crabbing day at Calcei’s

February

Monday

03

Dinner Meeting

February

Monday

10

Dinner Meeting

February

Monday

17

Dinner Meeting

February

Friday

21

Quiz Night at East Fremantle Football Club

March

Friday

07

Combined Attadale - Fremantle Charity Golf Day

March

Wednesday

19

Bowling night at Mt Pleasant Bowling Club 6.30 for 6.45pm

 

 

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

 

Text Box: Meeting on Mondays                                                                                  5.30pm for 6.30pm

 

Tompkins-on-Swan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Welcome Back Barbecue

Monday, January 13th

 

Our first gathering in the new year will be a barbecue at the Point Walter Reserve on Monday, January 13th from 6.00pm for members and partners.  It’s “bring your own everything” (except a barbecue).

 

Text Box: <<< BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014

 

President:

George Lewkowski

 

Director Local Projects:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Mike Van Trier

 

Director International:

Mike Van Trier

President Elect:

Mick Donnes

 

Director Fund Raising

Rodney Rate

Secretary:

Carole Maxwell  

 

Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers

Treasurer:

John Sharp

 

Attendance Officer:

Gillian Baker

Director Membership/PR:

Greg James   

 

Sergeant:

Mick Donnes

Director Rotary Family:

Martin Houchin 

 

Programs:

Tony Wilkie

Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin

 

Bulletin:

Colin McCulloch /

Club Protection Officer

Llew Withers

 

 

Betty Bright

 

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

DECEMBER

5

Peter Knox   Birthday

22

Evadne Spickett   Birthday

13

Penelope Johnson   Birthday

22

Sonya Rosbotham   Birthday

14

Tom Slater   Birthday

24

Jeff Spickett   Birthday

15

Don Rodger   Birthday

28

David Maxwell   Birthday

15

Dellys & Bob Rodgers   Wedding

30

Brian Wall   Birthday

19

Colin Taylor   Birthday

 

 

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:    DECEMBER IS FAMILY

 

 

 

 

Meeting December 2nd

 

President George Lewkowski welcomed all members and bade a special welcome to AG Bob Thompson and our guest speaker John Visser.

George announced, with regret, that Brian Wall had tended his resignation but is happy to join in club projects and functions.

The good news is that Mick Donnes will take on the position of President Elect.

 

Patricia Robertson reported on the successful Jobs Seminar and gave a big thank you to all who assisted.  Four of the participating students each won a $30 voucher to be spent at Garden City and will hopefully attend next week’s meeting.

 

 

Colin McCulloch reported on Sunday’s sausage sizzle results that set a record for funds raised.  We sold 795 SSs and 280 drinks, received $42.25 in donations and banked $1,778.10.  Colin thanked all workers for a great effort and made special mention of Rod Rate who returned for a second shift after lunch to help out because it was so busy.  Thanks also to Peter Lomas from the Bicton Men’s Shed who rang and offered to help.  Our result was helped by the sausages being on special and reduced from $10.28 to $6.00 per pack. 

Martin Houchin added special thanks for Colin and Gail saying they worked for most of the day.

Jeff’s granddaughter, Evelyn, helped out as

part of her community service.

 

The Sergeant, Mick Donnes, started his session by fining himself and then proceeded to fine everyone in sight at least once and Greg James at least four times.

 

George Lewkowski said that Bunnings were now running sausage sizzles during the week and asked for a show of hands from those who would be prepared to help on a Thursday or Friday.  At least ten members indicated they would assist.  Colin will investigate further.

 

After some confusion Gillian’s door prize was won by Jim Calcei and Peter Field’s Chase the Joker went to John Sharp but no joker.

 

 

Guest speaker:  John Visser

 

Colin McCulloch introduced John saying that he was a South African who had come to Australia for a safer life for his two children.  John has a Master of Business Leadership and a Bachelor of Science Metallurgy. 

He has worked in many different aspects of mining over twenty seven years. 

He compared mining in South Africa and Australia noting many similarities but some marked differences.  He gave an interesting insight into the day-to-day life and politics of SA.  Questions from members indicated much interest in safety issues and future directions of SA and other African nations.

 

Tony Wilkie with John Visser

 

George closed the meeting after thanking:

·      John Visser for his interesting and entertaining talk

·      Bob Thompson for attending

·      Mick Donnes for becoming the President Elect

·      Carole and David for an enjoyable Sundowner.

 

 

Highlights from recent sausage sizzles

 

 

 

 

 

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Meeting December 9th                 

 

President George Lewkowski welcomed all Rotarians to the meeting, and welcomed our guest speaker, Dr Sarah Martin.

Patricia Robertson introduced Melville Senior High School teacher, Felicity O’Sullivan, and two of the four winners from the Job Seekers’ Seminar, Cecy Ekeng and Amanda Cheng, who addressed the meeting:

 

Amanda said that she found the seminar fun and enjoyable and she learnt about correct dress sense, how to behave and the value of contacts and getting work experience.

 

Cecy felt it was a very nice day and a good opportunity to learn what to say in a job interview and how to dress appropriately.  She particularly liked the role play.

 

Felicity read a report from Troy who could not attend. 

On behalf of Melville SHS she thanked Rotary for the day and said it was a great experience for the students and

Text Box: Felicity, Cecy and Amanda

 

something not covered in the normal curriculum.  She believed that the students got a lot out of the day and hoped that it would be on again next year. 

 

 

Carole asked for any areas of improvement and it was agreed that more time in group work with the Rotarians would be beneficial.

 

Martin Houchin reported on plans to resurrect the Melville Fair.  He and Carole met with the Melville City Council who were keen.  It is planned for the second week in April, 2015.  There will be a wide variety of stalls and activities (possibly a circus) and they hope to involve all members and a Rotoract Club.

 

Colin McCulloch reported that he had received an email from Bunnings offering extra sausage sizzles over the festive season.  He circulated a list for members to indicate their availability on Jan 4, 5, 11 and 12.  (Late Note:  We have been allocated Saturday, January 11th.)

 

Ian Pittaway encouraged members to support The Salvos and bring along non-perishables and presents to next week’s Christmas dinner.  See details below.

 

John Sharp announced that the Club will subsidize the Christmas Dinner so it will cost $30 (instead of $40) for all members, honorary members, past members and their partners. 

Any other attendees will pay $40.

 

Mick Donnes distributed a letter about the Quiz Night to be held at the EFFC on Friday, February 21 saying that we would need 25 tables and prizes to be given out and auctioned.

 

Peter Field’s Chase the Joker, worth $285, was won by Gail McCulloch but she did not draw the joker. 

 

Gillian Baker announced that we have 55, and possibly 57, coming to next week’s Christmas Dinner.  She drew the door prize that was won by Sarah Martin.

 

 

Guest speaker:   Dr Sarah Martin

 

Llew Withers introduced Sarah who is a paleontologist and

Senior Geologist (Biostratigraphy, Paleontology) with the Department of Mines and Petroleum.  Sarah gave us a potted paleontological history of the world condensing 4.6 million years into an interesting and informative 25 minute presentation.  She argued that dinosaurs dominate the popular view of paleontology but that pre-historic insects should demand more attention.  She spoke about the Australian fossil insect record and what that tells us about changes in this continent through time, and spoke more generally about paleontology and the many interesting things scientists can learn about past worlds with fossils.

 

 

George closed the meeting after:

·      Announcing that next week a weigh-off will be held between him and Mike van Trier to see who has lost the greatest percentage of weight.  Members will be able to bet on the result.

·      Thanking the teacher and students from Melville SHS for attending.

·      Thanking Dr Sarah Martin for her informative and entertaining talk

 

 

 

Sausage Sizzle Roster for Sunday, December 29th, 2013

 

8.00

to

10.00

Mal Bennett, Colin McCulloch, Tom Slater (8-9) / Robin Hamilton (9-10)

 

10.00

to

12.00

Alan Morcombe, Bob Rodgers, Jeffrey Spickett, Patricia Robertson

 

12.00

to

2.00

Carole Maxwell, Greg James, Llew Withers, Colin Taylor

 

2.00

to

4.00

Tony Wilkie, Rod Rate, Gail McCulloch, Colin McCulloch

 

If there is anyone else who can lend a hand on the day please let Colin know.

(Colin and Gail usually hold themselves in reserve to replace anyone who can’t make it on the day but are already on the roster so there isn’t much of a contingency plan at the moment.)

 

 

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE

 

 

The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

 

 

Christmas Meeting

Monday, December 16th

 

 

All members and friends are invited to support the Salvos by bringing donations of non-perishable food and / or Christmas presents to our special Christmas Meeting.

 

The presents should be Christmas wrapped and indicate whether they

are for a boy or girl and the approximate age. 

 

It has been a long standing tradition of the Club to support the Christmas Appeal and everything will be distributed in the local Fremantle area.

 

We have always been generous and the Salvos are always grateful for our efforts.

 

 

SALVO’s WISH LIST

Tins of Ham, Tins of baked beans, Chocolate, Christmas Bon-Bons, Tins of fruit,  Custard, Puddings, Mixed nuts, Rice, Lollies, Bottled water, Cordial, Fruit Mince Pies, Tea and Coffee, Bottled soft drink, Tins of Vegetables, Baby food/ formula, Fruit juice box drinks.

New toys including:

Books, Barbie & other Dolls, Tonka Trucks, Action Figures, Board games and puzzles, educational toys, stuffed toys, building blocks, Lego

Other:

Toilet paper, towels, underwear, disposable nappies, soap, toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, baby rattles, thongs, sand shoes

 

Thank you for your kind support!