BulLetIN FEBRUARY 7, 2014
NEXT MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’ - 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Monday, February 10th, 2014
Guest Speaker: Greg James - GSE
Monday, February 17th, 2014 – Partners and Visitors’ Night
Guest Speaker: Dr Fiona Wood
If you will not be attending the meeting please phone the Attendance Officer, Gillian Baker, before 10.00am on Monday on Mob 0437 146 849 or email her.
Unless Gillian receives an apology by 10.00am on the day of the meeting the meal will need to be charged to you, and the procedure to recover costs for non apology will be:
a) Attendance officer to report to Treasurer at end of each meeting names of those who didn’t show and didn’t apologise
b) Treasurer to submit all Attendance Officer reports to monthly Board meeting to authorise recovery – valid excuses accepted
c) Treasurer to issue invoices to members monthly following Board meeting based on b)
OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Monday, February 17th, 2014 – Partners and Visitors’ Night
Fiona Wood FRCS, FRACS, AM, Winthrop Professor, School of Surgery, UWA
The mother of six children, she loves sport and is immensely proud to be Australian since immigrating here in 1987.
Meeting January 20th
Mal Bennett reminded members of the annual crabbing day at Jim & Jenny Calcei’s on Sunday, February 2nd. Jim has only two boats available and would like more.
Mal circulated an attendance sheet asking for numbers who would be going crabbing at 8.00am and those who would be coming around 12.00 for lunch.
Those attending are requested to bring a salad or dessert and their drinks.
The address is Janis Street, Old Halls Head.
Colin McCulloch thanked all of the volunteers who made the recent extra sausages sizzles possible. He particularly thanked Patricia, Carole, Gail, Bob, Tony, Jeff and Greg who worked on both days.
On December 29 we sold 506 SSs and 254 drinks, had donations of $31.95 and banked $921.20. Because we had catered for 750 SSs we had lots of stock for our next SS and the Bicton Men’s’ Shed donated about 140 sausages so we banked a healthy $1138.55 after selling just 452 SSs and 261 drinks with donations of $38.75.
The 44c plus heat was formidable but all of the volunteers handled it with apparent ease.
The two extra days added a total of $2,059.75 to the charity account which is a very good result for the low numbers of SSs sold.
Our next SS will be combined with the Bicton Men’s Shed on Saturday, February 22.
Patricia Robertson reported that the City of Melville has given residents in Burke Drive an opportunity to object to the proposed placements of our park benches. If no objections are received the benches should be installed by March with four going in the dog exercise area and two in Troy Park.
Gillian Baker outlined details of a special Seniors’ Program run by Sound for Life called ‘Put a Spring in your Step – Improving Senior’s Well Being’. For further information call Gillian or Jean on 9329 9900.
Gillian also canvassed the possibility of a fund raising wine and cheese evening attending a performance of the Melville Theatre group. “Don’s Party” on February 19th may be too close to the Quiz Night so “Twelve Angry Men” in March may be better.
Mick Donnes encouraged all members to support the Quiz Night on Friday, February 21st by getting together a table or two and soliciting donations for prizes and the silent auction.
Gillian’s door prize was won by Ian Pittaway and Peter Field’s Chase the Joker, worth $280, was drawn by Winston Marsh but he failed to find the joker.
Meeting February 3rd
President George Lewkowski welcomed all members to the meeting and our guest speakers, Graham and Ben Forsyth from Three Rivers Station, and Ray Ashpole from Sydney.
George spoke briefly regarding:
· District Conference is on March 23 in Mandurah.
· The Quiz Night on Friday, February 21 encouraging members to form tables and get prizes.
· It is not possible to have Tompkins Park for the proposed Melville Fair.
· Supporting the Golf Day on March 7.
· A letter of thanks from the Esther Foundation for the provision of toilet bags.
· He will be the Sergeant in Mick’s absence.
Bob Rodgers congratulated Winston Marsh on his appointment to the board of Probus South Pacific Ltd and Winston responded saying he was very proud to be WA’s only representative on the nine person board. He will be attending meetings in Sydney four times a year.
Patricia Robertson asked for volunteers to support Kate at the Four Way Test Final to be held at the Mandurah Country Club on February 25 and Gillian Baker and Colin Taylor volunteered.
President George thanked Jim and Jenny Calcei for yesterday’s excellent crabbing day and Jim responded on behalf of Jenny thanking everyone for their fine contributions that helped to make the day such a success.
Gillian Baker is helping to organize a Mental Health Forum on a Monday in April and asked for support at a meeting on February 12. Llew Withers said he would attend.
Rod Rate reported on the Golf Day saying they had 36 teams and he would be asking for helpers at our next meeting.
Rod also spoke about our support for Bicycles for Humanity over the last two years and said that this year we would not be involved in the collection of bikes. He noted that 2,000 bikes will have been sent to Africa and the Men’s Shed has made about $1,000 by refurbishing and selling donated bikes.
Rod has been approached for assistance for a fund-raising bicycle ride from Perth to Sydney. Accommodation will be required for four people for four nights and Rod will give the details at next week’s meeting.
John Sharp is looking for a volunteer to handle the finances for the Feb 17 and 24 meetings.
Gillian Baker’s door prize was won by Gillian Baker!
Max Anderson won a game of Heads ‘n’ Tails
Peter Field’s Lucky Joker, worth $335, was won by Tony Wilkie but he failed to find the joker.
Sausage Sizzle with the Bicton Men’s Shed
We will be combining with the Men’s Shed for a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings on Saturday, February 22nd. We will be providing five workers and sharing the profits. Colin will be asking for volunteers at our next meeting
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ANNUAL CRABBING DAY AT CALCEI’S