BulLetIN JANUARY 10, 2013







If you will not be attending the meeting please phone the Attendance Officer, Tony Wilkie, before 10.00am on Monday on Tel 9430 7933 or Mob 0404 000 458.

Unless Tony receives an apology by 10.00am on the day of the meeting the meal will need to be charged to you. 





Barbecue at Point Walter  6.00pm




Dinner Meeting




Dinner Meeting




Dinner Meeting




Dinner Meeting




Quiz Night – East Fremantle Football Club




Crabbing Day at Mandurah




Attadale / Fremantle combined Golf Day


Text Box: Meets at 6.00pm for 6.30pm on Mondays at Royal Fremantle Golf Club

OFFICE BEARERS 2012 / 2013



Mike van Trier


Director New Generations:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Jeff Spickett


Director Community:

Carole Maxwell

President Elect:

George Lewkowski


Director Vocational:

Martin Houchin


Phil Palmer


Director International:

Greg James   new


John Sharp


Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers

Director Administration:

George Lewkowski


Attendance Officer:

Tony Wilkie

Director Foundation:

Greg James   new



Ian Pittaway

Director Membership:

Jeff Spickett



Keith Timmel

Director Public Relations:

George Lewkowski



Tony Wilkie

Director Rotary Family:

Tom Slater



Colin McCulloch /





Betty Bright


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


District Governor:  Robert (Bob) Cooper (Kwinana)

DG Elect:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Nominee:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

Area Governor Clubs:  Robert Thompson (Kwinana)


Special Anniversaries for



Yvonne & Rod Rate   Wedding


Trish Sharp   Birthday


Carole & Maxwell   Wedding


Pat Timmel   Birthday


Nick O’dorisio   Birthday


Jacquie Pittaway   Birthday


Elsa & Max Anderson   Wedding


Patty Trotter   Birthday











Christmas Dinner Meeting

Monday, December 17th

This was an excellent event to finish the year and it was pleasing to have such a good attendance especially including Nick and Rey O’dorisio and our honorary and past members and their partners. 

Many thanks to Mal Bennett and Ian Pittaway for their organization that helped make the evening such a success.






Tom Slater receives O.B.E.

<<< During the evening President Mike presented Tom with a gift and special citation to celebrate Tom becoming an octogenarian.




On his birthday some Rotarians attended a surprise party for Tom arranged by Bronwyn. >>>


Badges Presented

<<< President Mike presented Honorary Member badges to Jim Trotter, Trevor Leaver and Peter Knox.

Santa Skit

Thanks to Sergeant Ian Pittaway and Mick Donnes for entertaining us with their skit about a very precocious child and Santa. >>>


December 23rd Sausage Sizzle

Gillian Baker added a bit of Christmas spirit to her first ever SS and helped the team sell 720 SSs and 283 drinks giving us a profit of $1396.80 that included $52.20 in donations.



On Saturday, January 5th we had an on-the-day cancellation.  After much rushing around we started selling at 11.24am and sold 300 SSs and 165 drinks by 2.30pm and were packed up and away by 3.00pm.  Bunnings paid for the buns, sausages and onions so we banked $730.15.  Many thanks to Carole for ringing around and Martin, Ron, George, Brian, Gillian and Patricia for volunteering at such short notice on a hot day.

2012 Tom Hoad Cup International Water Polo Parking

Mal Bennett organized the parking for this event each evening from December 27th to 30th

As well as providing a community service we made $1126 for the club. 

Thank you to all who assisted: Mal (4 nights), Greg (2), Keith (2), Tony (2), Alan, Rod, Bob, Martin, Colin, Betty, Gail, Patricia and Gillian (2) who added to the atmosphere with her Christmas attire and flashing ear-rings.    Below are photos of the final night crew.


Greg seeks host families

Greg James is seeking families to host GSE participants from Brazil from April 4th to 8th.

If you can assist please call Greg on 0427 020 682 or see him on Monday at the barbecue.


Chartering a New Scout Group

This is a transcript Llew Withers sent to Waylen Bay Leaders & Committee:

Leaders & Committee

I would like to make an announcement.

In a unique arrangement, 1st Waylen Bay Sea Scout Group (WBSSG) and Attadale Rotary Club (ARC) are jointly going to charter a new scout group in the Attadale locality.   The new group will be known as the Attadale Scout Group (ASG).   ASG will be a land scout troop.    I’m not aware that a Rotary Club and a Scout Group have combined resources in this way before.

How will it work:

Immediately onwards

  • Scouting will mentor the project, - I will take on A/GL of the new Group during set up and for the first 12 months in conjunction with my GL role at WB.
  • New leaders recruited through the Royal Show will be interviewed and commence training through E-Learning (Branch) and on the job training in initially cubs (with Waylen Bay),
  • ARC will act as Group Committee until the new Committee is formed and then mentor the appointees for up to 6 months.   New Committee will also spend on the job training time at WB Group Committee.   Those Rotarians who will be involved in this project are:  Trevor Leaver, Brian Wall, Patricia Robertson & Martin Houchin.
  • The District Commissioner will process the paperwork to create the new group.

Beginning of 2nd Term

  • Branch development team will visit primary schools in the local area and promote scouting.
  • District personnel will call a meeting of parents to form a new group and facilitate the meeting towards a positive outcome.
  • Each section will commence.   If numbers are low, they will be incorporated into WB sections or most likely we will recruit section mentors to assist with the running of each section.
  • The Group Committee elect will commence E-learning training and begin to take over Committee roles proper.

Terms 3 & 4

  • Using a staged approach the group will build section by section.   Understanding that WBSSG has taken 6 years to be fully operational, it is unlikely that we ASG will be fully operational

Until 3 years after commencement.   I see my role as hands on for 12 months progressively withdrawing to mentor role after 12 months to 3 years.


Every challenge is a risk.   However in order for WBSSG to continue to provide a quality program, we need to be recruiting new leaders and providing opportunities for existing leaders that are both creditable and challenging,  I look forward to developing something from nothing and I encourage all leaders (Waylen Bay) to play a part in the development of this new scouting enterprise.


Best wishes