BulLetIN JANUARY 27, 2014






OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014



George Lewkowski


Director Local Projects:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Mike Van Trier


Director International:

Mike Van Trier

President Elect:

To be advised


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



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








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 >>>








Text Box: Christmas gifts for The Salvos








Sausage Sizzle December 29th














Text Box: Pack up time:  46 degrees