Bulletin January 19, 2009
Official bulletin of the Rotary Club of Attadale
Vol 26 No 16 Bulletin - 19th January 2009
Meets 6pm for 6.30 pm at Royal Fremantle Golf Club,
359 High Street, Fremantle.
PO Box 110 Melville WA 6156
This week only: APOLOGIES to Russell Smailes Tel: 9331 1818 by 10am this Friday 30th Jan’09
DINNER MEETINGS – SCHEDULED PROGRAMMES
SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER
Happy Birthday to
Trish Sharp 26th January
Pat Timmel 27th January
Patricia Trotter 31st January
Jacquie Pittaway 31st January
Dot Treloar 6th February
Carole Maxwell 18th February
Russell Smailes 18th February
Phyl Knox 21st February
Inducted into Rotary
Colin Taylor 9/2/1984
Colin Treloar 15/02/1988
Anniversary Congratulations to
Viv Donnes 17th February
Russell & Jean Smailes 18th February
Llew & Carolyn Withers 22nd February
Peter & Ann Field 24th February
Recent Attendance 77.1 %
· Monday 2nd February – International Night – Himali Gurkha restaurant
· Sunday 8th February – Crabbing Day
· Friday 20th February – Sundowner at the Marsh’s (BYO drinks/nibbles)
· Wednesday 11th March – Bowls Night 7pm
· Wednesday 11th March – Speed Networking
· Monday 30th March - Vocational visit – IFAP (industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention)
· TBA - Weekend Away - possibly in April 2009
Strategic Plan and Club Questionnaire
It is intended that the Club Questionnaire will be discussed in a "free-for-all" at the next Club Forum on March 16, in 7-8 weeks.
The steps leading up to the forum will include:
1. Circulation of the Strategic Plan - completed (also posted on website, members area)
2. Return of comments on the Strategic Plan, either directly to Martin via email (welcome anytime), or via responses to the questionnaire
3. Circulation of the draft questionnaire (within a week or so) with a request to members to add or modify questions they would like members to answer
4. Circulation of the final version of the questionnaire
5. Return of completed questionnaires
6. Collation of questionnaire responses for discussion at Forum.
Any comments on this "plan" are welcome
What comes ‘round, goes ‘round
This note from Graham Cotterell exemplifies the wonderful personal returns that can flow each way for many years as a result of hands-on involvement with the various Rotary exchange programmes …………
Alison Wilson concerned in Kojonup as a Rotary Exchange student at the beginning of 1985. For our sins, we, Adrienne and I were appointed to be her counsellors, mainly because we came from the same country- New Zealand, not I fear, because of any inherent ability as counsellors. Alison was a very young 16 at the time, and very homesick, she wanted her mum so we did the best we could.
She soon settled and attended most Rotary meetings and got to know many of the members. We had occasion to go to NZ midway through the year and in the course of our stay, met and stayed with Alison’s parents in Nelson and have remained in regular touch with them since that time. Alison’s dad became interested in Rotary and joined his nearest club, ultimately becoming District Govs Group Rep. Both Ray and his wife Joy have visited us and stayed with us on our farm at Kojonup. We made a rash promise to attend Alison’s wedding whenever that happy event should take place, but did not think we would have to wait 23 years to honour the promise! Honour it we did and travelled to NZ in February last year to a lovely wedding hosted by Alison’s mum and dad.
Alison and husband Grant, who works for the Commonwealth Bank, now live in Sydney and, in the course of a holiday in WA, have stayed with us for a few days with much to talk about.