BulLetIN, DECEMBER 3, 2015
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, December 7th, 2015 6.00pm for 6.30pm
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Host: Kerry Parsons Chair: Carole Maxwell / John Sharp Set Up: Rod Rate & George Lewkowski
Monday, December 14th , 2015 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Host: Rod Rate Chair: Ian Pittaway Set Up: Greg James & Colin McCulloch
Christmas Dinner Menu December 14th $45 a head
Roast turkey with gravy, Roast beef with herb red wine sauce
Honey baked leg ham, roast potatoes, pumpkin and carrots and minted peas.
Fresh bread rolls
Dessert - a choice of:
Individual sticky date puddings with hot butterscotch sauce or
Individual Christmas puddings topped with custard and fresh cream
Monday, November 23rd, 2015
Luke McPharlin and Lindi Pelkowitz guest Speakers
PDG Peter Brown
Visiting Rotarian President Peter Smith of Melville RC
Partners and guests introduced by members:
Jenny Calcei, Dellys Rodgers, Helen James, Trish Sharp, Rosemary Rodgers
and Andrew Pittaway
Jeff reminded members of the
· visit to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre on Friday, 27 November
· the Work Ready Seminar to be held at the East Fremantle Football Club on Tuesday 8th December
Mick advised that school Bush Dances are again being organised at local schools with tentative dates being Friday 26th February and Friday 4th March next year.
packing away. The 35 centigrade day kept SS sales down but helped the drink sales.
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2015
Thank you to all of the volunteers for this sausage sizzle to be held at Bunnings Melville
PDG Peter Brown gave a short discourse on Driver Education, a Rotary programme aimed at educating high school children on the rules of the road.
Due to time restraints Sergeant Jim let us off with fines.
Also due to the absence of Colin we unfortunately missed out on those delicious muffins and mouth watering cakes.
Ian had another go at the Joker for the second time this month but this time was not so lucky.
Guest Speakers Luke McPharlin and Lindi Pelkowitz were introduced by Bob Rodgers.
Luke, a professional AFL footballer having played for Hawthorn in 2000 and 2001 and Fremantle from 2002 until his retirement in September in 2015, spoke tonight not on football but on the Baha'i Faith. His talk was opened by a prayer by co speaker Lindi.
Luke explained that the Baha'i Faith is a monotheistic religion which emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind. Three core principles establish a basis for Baha'i teachings and doctrine:
* unity of God, that there is only one God who is the source of all creation
* unity of religion, that all major religions have the same spiritual source and come from the same God
* unity of humanity, that all humans have been created equal, coupled with the unity in diversity, that diversity of race and culture are seen as worthy of appreciation and acceptance.
According to the Baha'i Faith's teachings, the human purpose is to learn to know and to love God through such methods as prayer, reflection and being of service to humanity.
In the Baha'i Faith, religious history is seen to have unfolded through a series of divine messengers, each of whom established a religion that was suited to the needs of the time and to the capacity of the people.
These messengers have included Abrahamic figures-Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, as well as Indian ones -Krishna, Buddha, and others. For Baha'is, the most recent messengers are the Bab and Baha'u'llah.
In Baha'i belief, each consecutive messenger prophesied of messengers to follow, and Baha'u'llah's life and teachings fulfilled the end-time promises of previous scriptures. Humanity is understood to be in a process of collective evolution, and the need of the present time is for the gradual establishment of peace, justice and unity on a global scale.
This was a most inspiring talk with a message for all mankind. Thank you Luke and Lindi.
Monday, November 30th, 2015
Carole reminded members
· that next week is the AGM
· to invite their wives/partners to our Christmas party on December 14th.
· thanked Colin and Gail for running a sausage sizzle on their own to raise much needed funds.
· thanked Martin for putting the Attadale RC sign on the fence.
· that more helpers are needed for the Work Ready Seminar on December 8th 2015
Induction of Fred Soale
Welcome to the Attadale Rotary Club
Fred is married to his Australian wife Louise and lives in Mount Pleasant. He has four sons, the eldest has recently married and is a lawyer, the next son is a rigger in the mining industry, the next son is a surveyor and his youngest son is completing his accountancy and marketing studies at University.
Guest speaker Donna Berry - 'Child Centred Play Therapy
therapeutic playrooms and highly trained mental health professionals and Play Therapists providing Play Therapy services for children and families in need.
Child Centered Play Therapy is a deeply respectful, heartful and effective form of counseling and psychotherapy for children from 2-10 year old
Children often have difficulty trying to say in words what they feel and how experiences have affected them.
is the natural language of children and the toys can be their words.
Through the toys, art materials and other things in the playroom,
children can express their thoughts and feelings, explore relationships
and share about their experiences.
Thank you Colin
For the delicious orange muffins that were enjoyed with coffee.
Christmas Party and the Salvation Army
Ian reminded us of the great night planned for the Christmas party and asked for donations to be brought along to be donated to the Salvos on the night.
See the list of suggestions later in the Bulletin.
Thank you Ian and Jacquie
Thank you both for all your hard work providing each meeting with a wide range of very interesting guest speakers.
Probus and News
Winston shared our invitation card to join Rotary at the Probus conference. It was thought to be a good idea and may be used by other clubs.
He told us of the newly formed Mandurah Peel Probus Club (MPPC), which recently held its first meeting.
He reminded members of the Swan River Relay Marathon that used to be run by Attadale RC and wondered why we can't do it again.
Special Small Sausage Sizzle, Sunday, November 29th
It was an enjoyable morning with around thirty immaculately restored Mustangs on display as well as a variety of other classic American cars. Vince and Paul were hosting their annual Mustang and Ford Show and Shine and giving back to their customers by providing our free sausage sizzles, free raffles, bottled water, show bags for kids, a coffee van and a cool DJ playing great music. Mick Donnes needs to be there next year!
Conference and Positions Document
John invited members to attend the conference being held in Bunbury from18th to 20th of March 2016.
He also thanked people who contributed to the document about Rotary office positions.
John pointed out that this is a draft and able to be changed to suit the office bearer.
Martin will put a copy on the web.
Abby won the door prize and Mick the raffle
Addis Ababa, The School of St Yared
Kerry and Abby travelled to Ethiopia to visit the School of St Yared and later into the Rift Valley.
Jacqui Gilmour and Yared Wolde, the co-founders, arrived at the vision for the School together, but by way of very different life paths.
Jacqui, an Australian national, had been deeply engaged with Ethiopian communities since the 1980s, pioneering programs in areas ranging from famine relief to the front lines of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Through these efforts, Jacqui met and spoke with Yared, an orphan, then aged nine.
Yared worked odd jobs to put himself through school.
Their friendship continued to develop, and some years later Yared began working for 'Hope for Children' as an interpreter for many of the community conversations and dialogues in which Jacqui was engaged.
Yared’s own belief in education changed his life, and he wanted to give others access to similar opportunities.
Jacqui saw a need to further support the resilient young Ethiopians she’d met through her work, to help them recognize their own potential to change the course of their lives and the lives of those around them.
As their friendship developed over the years, Yared and Jacqui found themselves asking ‘What might be possible for Ethiopia’s poorest children if they could realize their true value and potential?’
In 2009 they founded The School of St Yared.
The Rift Valley was really different with very few tourists ever visiting the area.
Kerry and Abby were fortunate to experience the cultures of five tribes not often seen.
We have asked Kerry to put on a slideshow of his photos before our next meeting.
Don't miss it.
Visit to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre
The visit to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale was very interesting and enlightening. It is used by the local governments of Canning, Cockburn, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Kwinana, Melville, and Rockingham
The Centre features a number of interactive models and learning experiences.
From observation decks we were able to safely observe the recycling process and various facilities.
· Organic waste (household waste and small garden waste) is collected using the green top bins, processed and turned into compost at the Waste Composting Facility.
· Paper, plastics, and metals are collected from households using the yellow top bins, are sorted and recovered in the Materials Recovery Facility, and then sold to domestic and international markets.
· Green waste is collected from the kerbside of households, and turned into mulch at the Green Waste Facility.
Christmas Meeting December 14th
Ian has organised some FANTASTIC entertainment for this year. He says it will not be loud and there will be no dancing. He promises that we will all be talking about it for a long time.
Members, Honorary and Past Members and Partners are all warmly invited to attend.
Donations for the Salvation Army
Ian reminded us about bringing donations of food, day to day household necessities, toys and any other new items that would help improve the lives of those in need to our Christmas Party on December 14th, 2015.
New toys including:
Books, Barbies and 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 & conditioner, deodorant, baby rattles, thongs and sand shoes.
If you will not be attending the meeting please email the acting Attendance Officer, Gillian Baker, before midnight on Sunday or if you need to apologise on the Monday please phone before 10.00am on Mob 0435 305 199 (Emails may not get read on Monday and cannot therefore guarantee that your apology is received).
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 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 2015 / 2016
Martin Houchin (Director), Greg James (Deputy), Carole Maxwell, Mal Bennett, Ian Pittaway, Gillian Baker, Jan Fairclough, Bob Rodgers, Bruce Robinson, John Sharp, Gail McCulloch
Rod Rate (Director), Jim Calcei (Deputy), Gillian Baker, Mal Bennett, Mick Donnes, Martin Houchin, Greg James, Carole Maxwell, Colin McCulloch, John Sharp
Patricia Robertson (Director), Gillian Baker (Deputy), Mal Bennett, Jeff Spickett
Bruce Robinson (Director),
Jeff Spickett (Director), Patricia Robertson, Robin Hamilton