BulLetIN FEBRUARY 7, 2014










Monday, February 10th, 2014 

Guest Speaker:  Greg James - GSE 

Host: Ron Day Chair: Jim Calcei, Set Up: Peter Field, Colin McCulloch


Monday, February 17th, 2014 – Partners and Visitors’ Night 

Guest Speaker: Dr Fiona Wood 

Host: Peter Field, Chair: Ron Day, Set Up: Greg James, Robin Hamilton



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)






Dinner Meeting – Greg James - GSE




Dinner Meeting – Dr Fiona Wood




Quiz Night at East Fremantle Football Club




Sausage Sizzle with the Bicton Men’s Shed




Dinner Meeting




Labour Day public holiday – no meeting




Combined Attadale - Fremantle Charity Golf Day




Dinner Meeting – Professor Nigel Laing - Neuromics




Dinner Meeting – Annual General Meeting




Bowling night at Mt Pleasant Bowling Club 6.30 for 6.45pm




Dinner Meeting




Dinner Meeting




Dinner Meeting




Dinner Meeting




Easter Monday public holiday – no meeting



Text Box: at ‘Tompkins on Swan’                                                      Dunkley Avenue, Alfred Cove


Text Box: Meeting on Mondays                                                                                  5.30pm for 6.30pm






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




Dot Treloar   Birthday


Carole Maxwell   Birthday


Greg James   Induction   2005


Phyl Knox   Birthday


Colin Taylor   Induction   1984


Carolyn & Llew Withers   Wedding


Rod Rate   Induction   2009


Ann & Peter Field   Wedding


Viv & Mick Donnes   Wedding














Monday, February 17th, 2014 – Partners and Visitors’ Night


Tony Wilkie has arranged to have Dr Fiona Wood as our guest speaker on February 17th

Fiona is one of WA’s most well known and respected women and has contributed greatly to our community.  It is fitting that we provide a special audience for her and ensure that as many Rotarians and friends as possible are able to hear her speak and recognize her efforts. 

To this end President George Lewkowski invites all partners, honorary and retired members and their partners and fellow Rotarians from the Fremantle, Melville and Applecross Clubs to join us for this special event.

We will keep business and reports to a minimum to allow Fiona  40 – 45 minutes for her address and questions.


President George Lewkowski

Extends a special invitation

 to all members, partners,

and friends

to our

Dinner Meeting


Tompkins on Swan

On Monday, February 17th

At 6.00 for 6.30pm


To hear Dr Fiona Wood


RSVP Gillian Baker

0437 146 849



Fiona Wood FRCS, FRACS, AM,  Winthrop Professor,  School of Surgery, UWA


Professor Fiona Wood is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specialising in acute burn care and scar reconstruction.  She is the Director of the Burn Service of Western Australia, Consultant at

Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth, the Cofounder and Director of AVITA Medical (formally Clinical Cell Culture {C3}) and Co‐founder and Chair of the McComb Foundation.

Through the McComb Foundation (which she co‐founded with scientist Marie Stoner), Fiona aims to conduct further research into tissue repair, regeneration and reconstruction with the aim of improving patient quality of life and return to pre‐injury condition.

Fiona received an Order of Australia Medal for her work with Bali bombing victims in 2002. 

She was named a National Living Treasure in 2004 and was the Australian of the Year in 2005. 

The mother of six children, she loves sport and is immensely proud to be Australian since immigrating here in 1987.








Meeting January 20th



Text Box: Mike, Keith and Gil


President George Lewkowski welcomed all members to the meeting and


·      Our guest speaker, Mike Pauly

·      Kaye Southern from RC Cockburn

·      Gil Padarin-Innes & Keith Innes


Jeff Spickett presented a banner that he had received from the RC of Stowmarket in England to President George.


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.



Guest speaker:  Mike Pauly


Gillian Baker introduced Mike who is a noted artist, member of the Fremantle Men’s Shed and an active supporter of Arthritis Research and Men’s Health.  Mike said that he is 73 years old and has a number of chronic health conditions including osteoarthritis, obesity, high blood pressure, angina and high cholesterol.  He decided to address these issues by doing fund-raising walks.  He walked from Perth to Melbourne in 2009 and made the return trip in 2011.  These long walks saw him raise about $22,000 and lose 37kg going from 117kg to just 80kg.

Mike is about to embark on another walk that will take him all the way around the coast of Australia leaving in March. 

Full details and how to support Mike are on his web-site.



Mike shows visitors Keith and Gil the trolley he will take around Australia >>>







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.






Guest Speakers:

Graham and Ben Forsyth


Betty Bright introduced Graham and Ben and Graham gave us a potted history of pastoral leases and the devastating effects of droughts, flooding and heavy stocking on the country around the Gascoyne.  Ben then addressed the steps they have taken to bring the country back to its previous, productive state.  This involved substantial de-stocking, earth moving and barriers to control erosion and introducing new grasses.



Text Box: Graham and Ben




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













Text Box: George says thanks
Text Box: Our hosts: Jenny and Jim