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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N40 – February 16, 2017

 

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 February 20

 

Guest speaker:  Tammy Houston - ‘Travel Stories’

Chair:  Mick Donnes

Host:   Carole Maxwell

Set up & Pack up:  Jim Calcei & George Lewkowski

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

February

Monday

20

Tammy Houston – ‘Travel Stories’

February

Tuesday

21

RC of Booragoon – Paul Harris presentations - 6.00pm

February

Thursday

23

MSEL pitch at Murdoch Uni - 5.00 to 8.00pm

February

Friday

24

Bush Dance at Our Lady of Fatima School

February

Monday

27

NO Dinner Meeting (see 28th)

February

Tuesday

28

Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration Dinner at Tompkins on Swan combined with the RC of Applecross

Guest speaker: Ken Michael

March

Sunday

05

Point Walter Family Concert 4.30 to 8.30

March

Monday

06

No Meeting - Public Holiday – Labour Day

March

Friday

10

2017 Rotary Charity Golf Day at Royal Fremantle Golf Club

March

Monday

13

RCA President and Directors – ‘Showcase Meeting’

March

Monday

14

Board Meeting

March

Monday

20

Amanda Huxtable – ‘Visit to The School of St Yared’

March

Monday

27

Clint Heal CEO – ‘Melanoma Foundation’

March

Friday

31

) 2017 District 9465 Conference hosted by the Rotary Club of

April

Sunday

02

) Fremantle at the Fremantle Sailing Club

April

Monday

03

‘Schooling in Nepal’

April

Friday

07

IGWR Nepal Quiz Night at the East Fremantle Football Club

April

Monday

10

Sandra Kerbler – ‘Journey to Antarctica’

April

Monday

11

Board Meeting

April

Monday

17

No Meeting - Easter Monday -  Public Holiday

May

Sunday

07

Club Officer training (metro)

June

Monday

26

Change Over Dinner

 

 

 

 

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Special Anniversaries for

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Dot Treloar   Birthday

17

Viv & Mick Donnes   Wedding

7

Greg James   Induction   2005

18

Carole Maxwell   Birthday

9

Rod Rate   Induction   2009

21

Phyl Knox   Birthday

11

Garth Curran   Birthday

24

Ann & Peter Field   Wedding

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:    February is Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution

 

 

 

Meeting Monday 13th February

 

President John welcomed our guest speaker Jeff Leach, visitors Alister and Colleen Pugsley and Selwyn Castles, and Rod introduced his cousin, Scott Logan.

 

 

 

 

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Scott, Gail and Greg

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Presentation

John will be presenting a Paul Harris Fellow to Jacqui Gilmour next Tuesday, February 21st at the Booragoon RC meeting, to be held at 6.00pm at The Midnight Fox.  Rotarians are invited to attend.

Jacqui Gilmour founded Hope for Children in 2004.  This organisation works in Ethiopia to support vulnerable children, young people and their families to realise their inherent potential.

The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.

 

MSEL Pitch Night

Thursday February 23rd at the Kim Beasley Lecture Theatre from 5.00 - 8.00pm

John and Jeff have spoken to Thomas Stewart, the coordinator of Murdoch Student Emerging Leadership Program (MSEL), which provides a unique opportunity for students to develop leadership capabilities whilst studying at Murdoch.

From the initial meeting two projects have been selected to pitch to the students: -

1. Web site re-design

2. Work Ready Seminar

The students will be encouraged to nominate themselves for one of the projects and carry out the work.

Rotarians are invited to attend this night.

Click here for directions to the Kim Beasley Lecture Theatre and parking

Bush Dance Friday February 24th at Our Lady of Fatima

Mick has asked members to help make this function a great success.

It will commence at 5.00pm at the school which is at 3 Harris Rd, Palmyra (Cnr of Hammad St)

 

Quiz Night Friday April 7th at the East Fremantle Football Club

Mick announced all proceeds will go to IGWR Inc. In Giving We Receive.

Giving life to kids in Nepal by giving them access to fulltime education and delivering infra structure support to rural schools.

We will hear all about Schooling in Nepal from our guest speakers at our meeting on April 3.

 

·        It will be 6.30 for a 7.00pm start

·        Make up a table of 8-10, put together some nibbles and come along for a fun night. 

·        There will be a cash bar and admission is just $20.

·        He asked members to bring along items that would be suitable for a raffle and a silent auction.

·        If you have any queries speak to Mick Donnes or Mal Bennett.

 

Guest Speaker:  Jeff Leach

Jeff is one of 20 or so in the Ambassador Program for the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia, which is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families.

It is an exceptional way to get the message across for prevention and treatment.

He recommended men have a PSA test so they know their level and can take appropriate action if this changes.

Jeff had a wide range of printed material on all aspects of the condition for everyone to take.

His talk was very interesting and judging by the wide range of questions he prompted a lot of thought.

 

Jeff Leach with Rod Rate

 

District Foundation Scholarship

Ian is the Scholarship Chairman.  He asked if anyone was able to nominate someone who would benefit from one of these scholarships that would enable them to carry on their studies

 

Wishing You all the Best

Ian is having a knee reconstruction this Thursday.  We wish him all the best and a speedy recovery

 

As Ian will be away for some time and not at meetings to help look after guest speakers he has asked that those rostered on as Chairman arrive early so they will be there to greet the guest speakers.

 

Congratulations

Colin presented muffins to Betty for being the first to respond for the crabbing day and Giovanna for being a very close second.

Bob won the door prize and James Doogue the raffle.  The Joker remains elusive and is worth just under $600.

 

Coffee and Cake

Thanks to Colin for the delicious Fruit Loaf that was enjoyed with coffee.

 

 

Facebook

Thank you to Jacquie and Trish who do a fabulous job posting lots of information on the Attadale Rotary Club’s Facebook page.

We can all help them share the information as widely as possible by Liking and Sharing the pages they write.  This enables people to know what Attadale RC is doing and may encourage them to want to join our great club.

 

Save the Date

This year’s Rotary Charity Golf Day will be held at Royal Fremantle Golf Club on Friday, March 10, and will again be supporting MND and the Spinnaker Foundation.

We will require a number of helpers during the day so please save this date.

This year we are particularly pleased to welcome Personal Pathway Solutions as joint major sponsors with PRM Property.

 

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If you will not be attending our weekly dinner 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.

 

 

Update on the School of St Yared

 

President John has our Global Grant application almost ready to submit and has just received revised stage one budget details more aligned to the total funds we have raised so far. 

With the matching grants that we will receive

from The Rotary Foundation, we will have a total of $90,320 to help fund the first stage of the refurbishment of the four compounds at Akaki Kality.  This leaves a shortfall of a little under $10,000 that we are working to secure before the Global Grant is submitted.  Stage One will include setting up dormitories to accommodate the Farensay students from Monday to Friday, providing basic infrastructure and utilities, setting up a community garden and making the classrooms habitable.  All this needs to be done by the start of the new school year on September 1st (and the wet season starts in a few months) so the timeline is really tight.

 

Below are drawings of the dormitory conversion and an artist’s impression of the refurbished school building and outdoor activity area.

 

 

 

 

 

The Rotary Charity House Concept

The Rotary Charity House is the brain child of Kerry Parsons and similar in concept to our original charity house built in the early 1980s that funded the establishment of the Neil Henley Foundation that has helped fund our charitable work for over thirty years.

The idea is that we will build a house and seek sponsors to donate or discount goods and/or services.  The more donations we receive the less it will cost us to build the house and the greater the profit will be when we sell the house.  These profits will go to RCA charities with a substantial amount to be allocated to the “Relocation, Refurbishment and Expansion of the School of St Yared” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  We have been receiving extremely generous support from many individuals and companies, both large and small.  We are keen to thank all of our sponsors for their support by recognizing their contributions as widely as possible; using their services whenever possible, and recommending them to our friends and relations.

 

 

 

 

Rotary Charity House News

 

The house is now at ‘lock up’ and because of our many generous sponsors our building costs so far are just under sixty thousand dollars.

This is a wonderful result and we applaud our many sponsors.

 

During the next phase of building we are looking for donations and/or good discounts on:

·        Light fittings

·        A barbecue

·        Furniture for all rooms (must be new)

 

Any readers who can help or who have contacts in any of these areas are asked to request donations directly or offer details to Jim, Mick or Kerry.

Please support our many sponsors.

 

Rotary Charity House Sponsor of the Week is TERMI TRUST

 

Check out the Termi Trust website and take special note of their Community Involvement section that shows that they support many charities and causes including:

 

Rocky Bay Disability Employment Services

Breast Cancer Foundation

Cancer Council – Morning Tea

Live Below The Line

Dry July – Cancer Foundation

Red Nose Day

ANZAC Legends

CEO Sleep Out

Floreat Surf Club

Kingsway Junior Soccer Club

Alan Puglia Racing

Kwinana Motor Cross

Queens Park Soccer Club

 

 

And the Rotary Club of Attadale Rotary Charity House Project!

 

 

 

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GO TO CONFERENCE

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

Full Registration (valid from 1 January 2017)                         $295

 

 

Support other Rotary Clubs’ Events     Click on the links for more information

 

RC of Kwinana            Rotary Wheels Car Show February 19                       Swimarathon February 26

 

RC of Applecross & Attadale              100 Years Celebration of Rotary Foundation  February 28

 

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15 April 2017 Mandurah Rotary Duck Race. The three Mandurah Rotary clubs, Mandurah, Mandurah Districts and Mandurah City, will again join forces to stage the ninth Mandurah Rotary Duck Race on Easter Saturday, 15 April 2017, in conjunction with a Rotary Family Fun Day and Fair, including stalls, entertainment and activities for families young and old.