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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N38 – February 2, 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 6

 

Guest speaker:  Michael Carmody'Attadads’

Chair:  Colin McCulloch

Host:  Gail McCulloch

Set up & Pack up:  Mal Bennett and Rod Rate

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

February

Sunday

05

Annual crabbing day at Calceis’

February

Monday

06

First 2017 Dinner Meeting at Tompkins on Swan

Michael Carmody – ‘Attadads’

February

Monday

13

Jeff Leach – ‘Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’

February

Tuesday

14

Board Meeting

February

Monday

20

Tammy Houston – ‘Travel Stories’

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

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

Quiz Night at the East Fremantle Football Club

April

Monday

10

Sandra Kerbler – ‘Journey to Antarctica’

May

Sunday

07

Club Officer training (metro)

June

Monday

26

Change Over Dinner

 

 

 

 

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Special Anniversaries for

FEBRUARY

 

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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 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES:

We are back to our normal Monday evening dinner meetings this week so it is appropriate to remind everyone of our procedures for attendance and apologies.  This article was published late last year and should be read again by all members:

 

RCA Meals Arrangement at Tompkins on Swan                from Club Services Director Martin Houchin

 

Some time ago, the RCA entered into an agreement with Tompkins on Swan whereby ToS charge the RCA for a minimum of 25 meals each week. 

We agreed to this arrangement because the low number of meals served on some Mondays made it unsustainable for ToS to continue to host the club. 

The minimum 25 meals/week is now averaged over a month so that in a normal “4 Mondays” month, we are charged for 100 meals at $25/meal = $2500. 

If we have fewer than 100 meals, we are still charged the full $2,500. 

If we have more than 100 meals, for example 105, we get charged for 105 meals at $25/meal. 

These charges include the cost of the meal, tea and coffee, staff and room and facilities hire.

ToS charge non-eaters $2.50 to cover the above components less the meal. 

As you know, the RCA charge members $26/meal and $5 for non-eaters. 

One dollar of that helps cover meals for guests and entry for the door prize.

Over the past 12 months, the club has made a loss of $2000 on Monday meetings.

We are now trying to hold at least one “special” Monday meeting per month to attract more attendees/members and so reach our minimum 100 meals/month target and thereby mitigate any losses.

 

The other, costly problem is that of non-apologies.  We are charged for whatever number Greg books. 

If Greg books for 30 and only 28 attend (i.e. 2 non-apologies) we are charged for 30 meals and the Club loses $50.

 

To avoid unnecessary costs, it is very important that members, both eaters and non-eaters, notify the Attendance Officer by 10am on Monday if they will NOT be attending a meeting so that Greg can give ToS accurate numbers.

The Attendance Officer will charge both eaters and non-eaters, $26 and $5 respectively, for failure to notify of non-attendance, unless there are unforeseen circumstances that prevent timely notification.

 

 

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.

 

 

The Duty Roster for the next three months is published at the end of this newsletter.  Please note when you are on duty and record it in your diary, calendar or phone so that you don’t forget.

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR CRABBING DAY THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5th

 

 

ANNUAL CRABBING DAY

All members, past and present, and partners and friends are invited to the annual crabbing day that will be held on Sunday, February 5th, at Jim and Jenny Calcei's Mandurah house at 11 Janis Street, Old Hall's Head.

If you would like to be on a boat and help with the crabbing, see Jim or give him a ring on 0418 926 601 to reserve a place on a boat or just take your chances and rock up by 7.45am.

Other guests are invited to arrive later in the morning.  The boats should be returning around 11.00am and the cooking should be under way by 11.30.  The feast should start sometime after 12.00 so make sure you are there by then.

What to bring?

Please bring your own drinks and eskies.

Please bring a salad or a dessert to share.

This is always a great day out so don't miss it!

 

 

 

SUNDOWNER AT McCULLOCH’S

 

The Sundowner was lots of fun and fellowship but very little sun and lots of grey overcast sky and rain.  But even the rain and clouds couldn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance and a good time was had by all. 

We were pleased to welcome Clive Gooding, President of the RC of Cunderdin, and hear

about his school project in Soun Sah Village in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

Many thanks to Anne and George Lewkowski for donating three fine bottles of wine to raffle. 

The lucky winners were: Bob Rodgers, Garth Curran and Ian Pittaway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great News for our School of St Yared Project

We have just received news that the Rotary Club of Southern Districts has pledged to contribute $3,000 to our School of St Yared project.  With the 50c in the $1 matching grant from the Rotary Foundation this will become $4,500.  Thank you, Southern Districts!

 

 

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

Things have been fairly quiet over the Christmas period but the pace of building is picking up now and we are working towards practical completion in late March. 

Special thanks go to recent sponsors:

·        BGC for donating all of the insulation

·        Jim Calcei for donating the floor tiles

·        Craft Décor for donating the wall tiles

·        BGC for donating the oven and stove-top

·        Southern Kitchens for donating all of the cabinetwork

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

·        Carpets for the three bedrooms

·        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.

 

RCH Sponsor of the Week is SOUTHERN KITCHENS

Southern Kitchens have offered us absolutely fantastic support and are going to supply and fit all of the cabinet work for the kitchen, bathroom and laundry at no charge!  How generous is that?

Please visit their website to see the fine quality of their work and be sure to recommend them to all of your friends and relations.

 

Polio Plus Movie Night

 

Hi Fellow Attadale Rotarians and Friends.

Our Rotary District has organised a Movie Night Fundraiser this coming Thursday Night 9th February to raise much needed funds for Polio Plus.

Details are: 9th Feb, Carousel Cinemas, 1382 Albany Highway, Cannington at 7.00pm.

The movie is "Hidden Figures" which has been nominated for three Academy Awards.

Tickets are $20 each and they need to be purchased online at: www.trybooking.com/249875

Please Note - there will be no door sales.

Simply print out your tickets and bring them with you to the cinema.

It will be a good night to catch up with other local Rotarians and also enjoy a top movie while raising much needed funds for Polio Plus.

Hope you can make it.

Regards,

Ian Pittaway

 

Click here for full-size poster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUIZ NIGHT - to support Schooling in Nepal

 

The club will be holding a Quiz Night on Friday, April 7th at the East Fremantle Football Club.

It will be 6.30 for a 7.00pm start.  All proceeds will go to the School in Nepal which we will hear all about from our guest speakers at our meeting on April 3.

Make up a table of eight, put together some nibbles and come along for a fun night. 

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

Members are asked to rustle up some prizes for a raffle and a silent auction please.

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

 

 

 

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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 Applecross        Applecross Rotary Quiz Night  February 10

 

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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ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE

 

DUTY ROSTER 2017 - Q1

 

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

 

Feb 06

Mal Bennett

&

Rod Rate

Gail McCulloch

Colin McCulloch

Feb 13

Jeff Spickett

&

Ron Day

Ian Pittaway

Winston Marsh

Feb 20

Jim Calcei

&

George Lewkowski

Carole Maxwell

Mick Donnes

Feb 28

Mick Donnes

&

Fred Soale

Bob Rodgers

 

Mar 6

Public holiday

 

Labour Day

Mar 13

Colin McCulloch

&

Gillian Baker

Winston Marsh

John Sharp

Mar 20

Ian Pittaway

&

Martin Houchin

Abby Parsons

Kerry Parsons

Mar 27

Garth Curran

&

Nick Odorisio

Robin Hamilton

Jim Calcei

April 03

Kerry Parsons

&

Beverley Moffat

Giovanna McKay

Mal Bennett

April 10

Nick Odorisio

&

Llew Withers

Clare de Marigny

Martin Houchin

April 17

Public holiday

 

Easter Monday

 

 

April 24

Bob Rodgers

&

Neil McKay

James Doogue

 

April 25

Public holiday

 

ANZAC Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

If members are unable to undertake their allocated duty on any date, please arrange a swap.

 

The setting up Rotarians shall:

·      Arrive at least 30 mins before the meeting starting time

·      Retrieve the Australian flag(s), the Sergeant's gavel and gong, collection box, international pig, President's dais with Chain of Office, two bottles of wine and a gift coaster for the Guest Speaker

·      The small flags shall be spread around the tables and the large flag shall be appropriately displayed

·      The Sergeant's and President's items are to be placed on the President's table

·      The microphone provided by Tompkins on Swan shall be turned on and tested

·      At the completion of the meeting, all items shall be returned to the storeroom cupboard

 

The hosts shall:

·        Arrive at least 30 minutes before meeting starting time

·        Retrieve the wooden badge holder cabinet from the storeroom and place it within greeting area

·        Greet all Rotarians with a handshake and give them their badge.

·        Greet guests and welcome them and introduce them to at least two Rotarians

·        Greet the guest speaker if the Chairperson is unavailable

·        After the meeting, retrieve all name badges, place them in the wooden cabinet and return to storeroom

 

The chairperson shall:

·        Read the Bulletin in advance and then contact Program Director for CV of speaker

·        Arrive at Dinner Meeting venue at least 35 mins before starting time

·        Greet and welcome the GS at the entrance and introduce them to the President and at least four Rotarians

·        Assist the GS to setup his/her audio/visual and any other aids

·        Show GS where to sit down for dinner on President's table and where to speak

·        Advise GS to speak for 20-30 minutes (or as agreed with Program Director) including questions

·        Introduce the GS by name and topic when requested by the Sergeant or President

·        Formally introduce the GS by written CV addressing name, vocation, qualifications, family (if appropriate), interests and lastly topic

·        Chair the speaker session allowing one question per Rotarian or Guest

·        Terminate the session with the presentation of the gift coaster (from Secretary)

·        Escort the GS to the door after the meeting (and to their vehicle if appropriate)