BulLetIN FEBRUARY 26, 2014
OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting February 24th
President George Lewkowski welcomed all members and bade a special welcome to Al Campbell from Colorado.
· Gave special thanks to Mick Donnes and Greg James for their hard work at the Quiz Night
· Said what a great night it was.
· Thanked all of the donors for the Quiz Night with a special vote of thanks to Jim Calcei for his generous donations including a magnificent coffee table.
· Announced that Ray from Curtin RC was seeking committee members for the Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children. If you can help, call him on 0417 940 836.
Colin McCulloch thanked Bob, Tony, Greg and Bruce for their help at the sausage sizzle that was run in conjunction with the Bicton Men’s Shed last Saturday. We sold 600 sausage sizzles and 281 drinks; had donations of $52.70 and made $1,228.45 that was shared between the two organizations. Thanks to Colin Taylor for coordinating the Men’s Shed workers and for staying for several hours after his shift.
Rod Rate discussed rosters for the Golf Day and asked for sun shelters. He has organized a sponsored Hole-in-One competition worth $4,500. Donations have flooded in and there will be prizes for the first nine teams, with first prize being a thousand dollars worth of wine.
Pretty much everything is organized and ready to go.
Mick Donnes reported on the Quiz Night saying:
· What a great night it was with lots of positive feedback
· Many thanks to Rob Wright who did a marvellous job as quiz master
· It was disappointing that we had only 12 tables
· Grateful thanks to the many generous people who made over $2,000 worth of donations
· $2,131.95 was raised on the night.
Ron Day thanked Ian Pittaway (in his absence) for the excellent job he did as Acting Sergeant particularly at the last meeting when there was no guest speaker.
Gillian Baker reminded members of our fund-raising Movie Day on April 6th seeing “Monuments Men” at the Cygnet Theatre. She will distribute tickets to each member to sell.
See the poster with full details on the last page.
(And isn’t Gillian a wonderful organizer with neither the mighty Fremantle Dockers nor the West Coast Eagles playing on that day!)
Gillian’s door prize was won by Bruce Robinson and Peter Field’s Chase the Joker, worth $440, was drawn by Greg James but the joker proved elusive again.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO CLUB BYLAWS
The following amendment to the Club’s bylaws will be moved at the AGM on March 17th.
Article 16 Amendments
These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting, a quorum being present, by a two thirds vote of all members present, provided that notice of such proposed amendment shall have been mailed to each member at least ten (10) days before such meeting. No amendment or addition to these bylaws can be made which is not in harmony with the club constitution and with the constitution and bylaws of RI.
Proposed Amendment to Club Bylaws
That the first item under Article 14 Resolutions be amended by inserting Section 1 – before the words ‘No resolution ….’
Article 14 Resolutions
Section 1 - No resolution or motion to commit this club on any matter shall be considered by the club until it has been considered by the board. Such resolutions or motions, if offered at a club meeting, shall be referred to the board without discussion.
That the following be inserted in Article 14 Resolutions as a second paragraph
Section 2 - The Board will only approve funding for projects valued in excess of $5,000, regardless of from which account that funding is sourced, including the Neil Henley Foundation account, on presentation of a Business Plan submitted at least seven days before the Board meeting at which it will be considered.
• Such Business Plan must specify as a minimum:
o The Purpose of the Project
o The specific desired outcomes
o The target group or the primary beneficiaries
o The benefits to the Rotary Club of Attadale or the wider Rotary organisation
o The risks to the project achieving its desired outcomes
o The risks to Rotary Club of Attadale
o What measures are needed to insure /mitigate against those risks
o How the project finances & governance will be managed
o How success will be measured & reported
• Such Business Plan must be approved by a majority of all members of the Board (with a board of nine members, 5 must be in favour regardless of how many are present at the meeting)