BulLetIN DECEMBER 10, 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 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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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
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.)
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.
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
Toilet paper, towels, underwear, disposable nappies, soap, toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, baby rattles, thongs, sand shoes
Thank you for your kind support!