BulLetIN FEBRUARY 7, 2013
OFFICE BEARERS 2012 / 2013
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting January 21st
President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members, our guest speaker Len Rathman and Honorary Member Trevor Leaver.
Mike requested board nominees for next year and was pleased to have Patricia Robertson continuing in her role.
Mike spoke about a submission he put to the board for our club to support the education of young girls in Bali at a cost of $250 pa each with a total investment of around $15,000 over five years.
Mal Bennett thanked all who assisted with the water polo parking that raised $1140.
Tom Slater spoke of a bowls night towards the end of February and planning for a car rally, seeking volunteers to host sundowners on the third Friday of each month, and thanked those who attended his 80th celebrations.
George Lewkowski spoke about our meeting venue at RFGC and possible changes.
George encouraged all members to get together a table for the Quiz Night at EFFC on February 15th. Prizes would be welcome.
Patricia Robertson read a letter of thanks from the Esther Foundation for the welcome packs Patricia has put together. Patricia also sent fifty Christmas cards with small items of jewellery.
Esther has received a grant from Lottery West and will be moving to Kalamunda.
There was discussion from several members on the lack of thanks from Esther for our assistance.
Bruce Robinson had an email from Mariann wishing all members a Merry Christmas.
Carole Maxwell said Nicole Ripley had returned to Canada and sends her thanks to all for the wonderful support she received.
Tony Wilkie suggested a joint meeting with Como Rotary at RPGC on February 25th to hear their special guest speaker (the pilot who made a miraculous emergency landing).
Greg James thanked Carole for her assistance with Nicole and sought one more host for the Brazilian GSE students from April 4th to 8th with Alan Morcombe volunteering.
The Door Prize was won by Bruce Robinson and the (un)Lucky Joker by Winston Marsh.
Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, had an interesting fines session.
Meeting February 4th
President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members, our guest speaker Kerry Parsons, Bob Thompson and Past District Governor, Jim Trotter.
Mike mentioned the District Conference in Busselton with full information on the website and that Penelope will be taking leave to do a dog training course.
Bob Thompson spoke about a Marketing and Communication Workshop to be held at the North Lake Campus on Sunday, February 24th from 11.00 to 3.00.
Rod Rate thanked members for supporting him with Febfast as he has raised nearly S1000 in four days. You can see all about this event on the website http://febfast.org.au/.
Greg James gave an update on the GSE group coming from Brazil in April. He is looking for placements for a lawyer, journalist, executive secretary, architect, business owner and agriculturalist.
Jim Calcei spoke about the annual crabbing day and circulated an attendance sheet.
Tom Slater said the next Sundowner will be at his home on Friday, February 22nd.
Bring your drinks and nibbles. Tom should have enough chairs.
Mick Donnes announced that the Quiz Night was being postponed until March 22nd and urged members to get items for the raffle and silent auction.
Keith Timmel invited all to a Bowls Night at the Mt Pleasant Bowling Club on March 6th from 7.00pm at an approximate cost of $7.50 that covers green fees, bowls and nibbles.
Bar facilities are available and flat shoes or bare feet are required.
The door prize was won by Ian Pittaway who followed up with some interesting fines.
Sausage Sizzle Update
Many thanks go to all of the willing volunteers who enabled us to do the cancellation SSs over the summer and raise an extra $5,172.20 for our charity account. As Gail and Colin will be off touring for the next few months we will be recommending that we suspend doing cancellations and look forward to our rostered dates of June 9, July 20, September 28, October 19, November 16 and December 1.
Advance Notice - Attadale Rotary Club Roster
Monday 25 Feb:
Set up: Don Rodger, John Sharp. Host: Llew Withers. Chair: Bruce Robinson
Monday 4 March:
PUBLIC HOLIDAY - NO MEETING
Monday 11 March:
Set up: Jeff Spickett, George Lewkowski. Host: Carole Maxwell. Chair: Mal Bennett
Monday 17 March:
Set up: Winston Marsh, Brian Wall. Host: Peter Field. Chair: Jim Calcei.
Monday 24 March:
Set up: Robin Hamilton, Mick Donnes. Host: Tom Slater. Chair: Patricia Robinson
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO FULFILL YOUR DUTY PLEASE ARRANGE A REPLACEMENT.
THE SERGEANT & BULLETIN EDITOR WILL BE OUT OF TOWN AND CANNOT HELP