BulLetIN FEBRUARY 26, 2014







OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014



George Lewkowski


Director Local Projects:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Mike Van Trier


Director International:

Mike Van Trier

President Elect:

Mick Donnes


Director Fund Raising

Rodney Rate


Carole Maxwell


Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers


John Sharp


Attendance Officer:

Gillian Baker

Director Membership/PR:

Greg James



Mick Donnes

Director Rotary Family:

Martin Houchin



Tony Wilkie

Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin



Colin McCulloch /

Club Protection Officer

Llew Withers



Betty Bright


Rotary District 9465                                          for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/


District Governor:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Elect:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

DG Nominee:  Melodie Kevan (Applecross)

IPDG:  Robert Cooper (Kwinana)


Special Anniversaries for



Ann Lewkowski   Birthday


Betty Bright   Birthday


Trevor Leaver   Birthday


George Macrides   Birthday


John Sharp   Birthday


Keith Timmel   Induction   1984


Jenny & Jim Calcei   Wedding


Nancy & Ron Day   Wedding


Elaine Bennett   Birthday


Joan Henley   Birthday




Rey O’dorisio   Birthday









Meeting February 24th


President George Lewkowski welcomed all members and bade a special welcome to Al Campbell from Colorado. 

George also:

·      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.


Text Box: Workers



Text Box: Workers




Text Box: Quality control officer

 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.







Colin shows Bob the sales contract.

Colin Taylor announced that on behalf of RCA he and Greg James had today purchased a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage for $10,999 from John Hughes. 

This will be donated to Headwest in the near future and will carry appropriate signage recognizing our contribution.

Colin made special thanks to Neil Henley and the Foundation in his name that funded the purchase of this car.

The Mirage carries a five year, unlimited kilometres warranty and is a distinctive pink.



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.




Guest speaker:  Al Campbell

Mick introduced his friend from Colorado who said he was a little surprised to be asked earlier in the evening to speak.

He told us about how he came in contact with Australians in Vietnam during the war and took a shine to them.  Later Al met Mick at a noisy party in Tasmania and they became good friends.  Al has visited Mick over here four or five times and Mick has been to his place in Colorado about twenty times.

Al told us of a holiday in Mexico that went seriously wrong when his Ford F150 was stolen from him at gunpoint.




Betty Bright and Al Campbell







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)