BulLetIN, JANUARY 28, 2015
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, February 2nd, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Paul Newell - 'Clandestine Drug Laboratories'
Host: Betty Bright Chair: Ian Pittaway Set Up: Jeff Spickett and Gail McCulloch
Monday, February 9th, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: tba
Host: Martin Houchin Chair: tba Set Up: Winston Marsh and Kerry Parsons
APOLOGIES: PLEASE NOTE THIS REVISED PROCEDURE
If you will not be attending the meeting please email the acting Attendance Officer, Gillian Baker, before midnight on Sunday or if you need to apologise on the Monday please phone before 10.00am on Mob 0437 146 849 (Emails may not get read on Monday and cannot therefore guarantee that your apology is received).
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 2014 / 2015
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
ANNUAL CRABBING DAY
All members, past and present, and partners are invited to the annual crabbing day that will be held this Sunday, February 1st, at Jim and Jenny Calcei's Mandurah house at 11 Janis Street, Old Hall's Head.
We have three boats this year so will be able to take eight crew to help with the crabbing. Give Jim a ring on 0418 926 601 to reserve a place on a boat or just take your chances and rock up before 8.00am.
Other guests are invited to arrive later in the morning. The boats should be returning around 11.00am and the cooking should be under way by 11.30. The feast should start some time after 12.00 so make sure you are there by then.
What to bring?
Please bring your own drinks and eskies. There will be some ice available.
Please bring a salad or a dessert to share.
This is always a great day out so don't miss it!
President Mick Donnes welcomed all Rotarians
Mick spoke on a number of matters:
· welcomed Leonie Reid our guest speaker and her husband Patrick Reid
· welcomed Mike and Donna Van Trier after a long absence
· sadly we have recently lost a number people
Jan Fairclough's son
Kerry Parsons' brother Kim
Tom Slater's sister
· invited everyone to attend the District Conference to be held in Albany on March 20th to 22nd, 2015
· asked those people who will be coming to the crabbing day to fill in the sheet that will be circulated
· volunteers are needed for the Bicton Primary School Bush Dance
· congratulations to Max and Elsa on their 60th wedding anniversary
Rod Rate reported that the Bicton Primary School Bush Dance to be held on Friday, February 20th is a fund raising activity with 60% of proceeds going to the school and 40% to RCA.
Gillian has organised another movie event for Sunday March 15th at 3.30pm. The film is 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'.
Please invite as many people as possible to make it a successful fund raiser.
Acting Sergeant Ian Pittaway urged members to invite people to the February 2nd meeting to hear the guest speaker Paul Newell present the topic 'Clandestine Drug Laboratories'.
The door prize was won by Gail McCulloch.
Peter Field reported that the Joker is now worth $633. Rod drew the lucky ticket but could not find the joker.
The acting sergeant, Ian Pittaway, conducted a short fines session and finished with a game of heads 'n' tails that was won by Peter Field.
Kerry Parsons reported on the two deaf children we are sponsoring. One child is a 14 year old girl. The other is a little boy who is deaf but also does not have a right eye. Kerry felt it would not take much to have an operation to have a glass eye fitted and it would make a big difference to the child. He would look into having it done in the Philippines and what the cost would be. He had passed the files he received from the Deaf Ministry Institute on the two children we are sponsoring to George.
Personal Advocacy Service, an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, was established in 1989 in response to parents who were seeking ways to enrich the lives of their sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities. They wanted opportunities for their sons and daughters to be included in community life and valued for the contribution they could make to the local community.
Using community volunteers to ‘advocate’ or speak in favour of a person with an intellectual disability was already an emerging concept at the time, which led to the development of the Personal Advocacy Service we know today.
As an organisation it provides a unique type of advocacy that is based on one-to-one relationships between people with intellectual disabilities and volunteers from the local community. It adheres closely to the principles of a program called SPRED which originated in Chicago USA in the 1960′s and has gradually taken root in many parts of the world.
The carefully structured program requires a warm and welcoming environment where the community volunteers (‘advocates’) and people with disabilities (‘friends’) can gather in small groups on a regular basis. For this reason, it is generally hosted by a local church that is able to offer the use of their community centre on a weekly basis throughout the year and access to a pool of prospective volunteers.
A local Personal Advocacy group is made up of six advocates and six friends with disabilities, who come together regularly under the guidance of two specifically-trained leaders or facilitators. Within the safety of the small group setting, each advocate-friend pair is given the time and opportunity to form a real and lasting friendship. As these friendships develop, informal support is naturally provided to enable those with disabilities to participate more fully in the spiritual life of the church and the social life of the wider community.
Volunteer advocates generally have little or no experience with people with disabilities before they join the program, and none is required. Each person participates in three Advocate Training modules at the start of their involvement and then they receive ongoing training and guidance from the group leaders within the small group program. As the needs of the friends with disability vary greatly, appropriate support is provided for all volunteers as and when required.
Personal Advocacy Service is widely recognised as a valued provider of advocacy for people with intellectual disability in Western Australia. However, its uniqueness lies in the fact that it focuses on the development of the ‘whole person’ over an extended period of time rather than on the resolution of particular issues as its primary aim.
Financial support for the program is provided through the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, the Disability Services Commission of WA (DSC) and the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the Citizen Advocacy Model. In addition to this, a Personal Advocacy Endowment Fund has been launched in the hope of attracting wider community support.
CONGRATULATIONS to ELSA and MAX on their 60th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
A wonderful community member and a great Rotarian. Congratulations Llew !