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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N57 – July 13 2017

 

The Rotary Club of Attadale, Rotary International District 9465

PO Box 110, Melville, Western Australia 6156

 

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The ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE meets on Mondays at:

 

Tompkins on Swan

 

6.00pm for 6.30pm

 

Attendance officer: 

Greg James - 0427 020 682

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Monday July 10

 

District Governor Bruce Lynch

 

Chair:   Colin McCulloch

Host:    Carole Maxwell

Set up & Pack up:   Jim Calcei and George Lewkowski

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

July

Monday

17

Dinner Meeting - District Governor Bruce Lynch – Partners Night

July

Monday

24

James Doogue – ‘Visit to the School of St Yared, Ethiopia’

July

Monday

31

Liam Best – ‘Global Grant Scholar in Waiting’

August

Monday

07

Emma McLerie – ‘Wildlife Rehabilitator & Reptile Relocator

August

Monday

14

Dr Ameer Ali ~ Lecturer at Murdoch University

August

Tuesday

15

Board Meeting – OfficeWorks – O’Connor

August

Monday

21

Nicholas Duncan ‘Save the Rhino Foundation’

August

Monday

28

Dinner Meeting

September

Monday

04

Dinner Meeting

September

Monday

11

Dinner Meeting

September

Tuesday

12

Board Meeting – OfficeWorks – O’Connor

September

Monday

18

Dinner Meeting

September

Monday

25

Queen’s Birthday ~ Public Holiday

September

Saturday

30

City of Melville “Dogs’ Breakfast”

October

Saturday

28

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Melville

November

Sunday

19

“Opera in the Park” to be confirmed

2018

 

 

 

March

Friday

09

Annual Rotary Charity Golf Day at Royal Fremantle Golf Club

March

Fri Sat Sun

16-18

District Conference – Margaret River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Anniversaries for

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Mal Bennett   Birthday

22

Mick Donnes   Birthday

9

Robin Hamilton   Birthday

22

Mike van Trier   Birthday

14

Bev Moffat   Birthday

24

George Lewkowski   Birthday

18

Ian Pittaway   Induction   1988

25

Abby & Kerry Parsons   Anniversary

18

Fred Soale   Birthday

26

Evadne & Jeff Spickett   Anniversary

21

Patricia & Derick Robertson   Anniversary

30

Martin Houchin   Induction   2007

           

 

Next Monday, 17th July        Important Information

 

Next Monday is a PARTNERS’ NIGHT to welcome our incoming District Governor, Bruce Lynch, and his wife Glenda.

Please invite your partners, family and friends to join us for this special occasion.

 

Monday will also be your last chance to get your tickets for “The Sunshine Boys”.  This will be an entertaining night out at a bargain price and it will really help our club account.  Please get together a party of friends and rellies and get your tickets on Monday.

Full details are given below.

Glenda, Bruce, RI President Ian and Juliet

 

FOR APOLOGIES AND ATTENDANCE THIS WEEK PLEASE CALL

GIOVANNA ON 9364 9106 OR 0431 216 900

 

Meeting June 10

 

President Colin welcomed our guest speaker,

Craig Rothleitner, special guest, Fiona Jensen, and all members.

Colin presented Patricia, Bev and Mal with candle-lit cakes to wish them all a very happy birthday.

He then outlined all of the exciting things happening and who would give presentations.

 

 

Colin then took great pleasure in announcing that we had secured an exemption from having to pay Transfer Duty on the purchase of the block of land for the Rotary Charity House.

The Transfer Duty was $9,405 so this is a huge saving for the Club and means the profit from the Rotary Charity House will be that much greater.

 

School of St Yared

Colin made special thanks to James Doogue who had recently travelled to Ethiopia to visit the school of St Yared and meet all those involved in our project there.  James is a relatively new member and he has grasped all the intricacies involved and had a very successful and productive visit.

 

John Sharp is flying out to Ethiopia this Friday to follow on from James’s visit.  He hopes to finalise all of the outstanding issues and paperwork and build on the relationships established by James.

The Rotary Foundation has given verbal approval for the re-worked Memorandum of Understanding with our partner club, the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Bole, and John will be able to get this signed off.

 

Guest Speaker ~ Craig Rothleitner

 

Martin had great pleasure introducing

Craig Rothleitner, the Director of ‘Stormwater Technologies’.

 

Craig is an inventor, former mechanic and rigger.

He has invested $1.6 million and 6½ years developing a product that will remove “the garbage” from metropolitan drains.

Mr Rothleitner said his TemFlow device stops a big percentage of anaerobic waste and harmful nutrients entering main waterways, such as the Swan River, via urban drains.

 

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He thought his device could separate the rubbish from stormwater, including vegetative waste, sand and sediment in the drainage network.

Craig spoke to Rob Willis who invented the side entry pit for stormwater drains over 40 years ago in collaboration with other people.

Mr Willis gave Mr Rothleitner access to drains in Subiaco for 12 months to carry out tests.  A year later, he called a live test in front of ministers, The Department of Water, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia and councils.

Since then he hasn’t looked back

 

Mr Rothleitner would like to see drains around key water bodies fitted with TemFlow units this summer to stop a “huge” amount of waste entering the river next winter.

It was a very thought-provoking talk.  We would all like to see the many benefits that would flow on from his ideas.

 

Sally’s Rotary Easter Rogaine

Congratulations to Sally for coming up with a very interesting and innovative project which she presented to the meeting in a slide show.  We look forward to learning more about rogaining and helping develop this project over the coming months.

 

 

 

 

Opera in the Park

Colin reported that the Fund-Raising Committee and also Patricia and Llew attended a meeting at Jim’s.

They are still looking at a few possible venues.  The preferred option is Tomkins on Swan but due to cricket fixtures we may have to consider starting at a later time.  As the fixtures are not yet decided for next year the timing is difficult to plan.

 

“Dog’s Breakfast”

Patricia told us about the “Dog’s Breakfast” that is to be conducted by the City of Melville on 30th September at the Attadale Reserve.  It is about education and training for dogs and their owners.  Particularly regarding the protection of birds on the foreshore during the breeding season.

The Rotary Club of Attadale has been invited to run a sausage sizzle at the event and assist in other ways.

 

Rotary Charity House

 

Jim reported that the house is very close to completion with the carpet laid on Saturday.

He had made a completion list of things that needed to be attended to and these should all be done very soon.

Patricia asked if there was going to be an opportunity for members to see over the house.

Bev told Jim she had a contact for a cleaner as the one that had volunteered had unfortunately gone out of business.

 

 

Delicious Brownies with Coffee

Thank you to Ian for cooking delicious Brownies.

Judging by the way they disappeared they were very much appreciated.

 

Door Prize

Congratulations to Betty who was this week’s winner.

Thinking of you

Our thoughts are with Greg, Rey and Trish as they deal with some health issues.

We wish them all the best.

 

 

Microbat boxes ready for production

 

Brian Taylor of the Bicton Men’s Shed has produced a prototype of the microbat roosting boxes that we are going to provide through our project “Microbats and Minimizing the Mozzie Menace in Melville”.  He did a fine job and the Men’s Shed are now going to do a production run of fifty boxes to start.

The box featured opposite will be painted to protect the wood and help it blend into the natural surroundings when it is installed.

The boxes will be allowed to age before being distributed in early spring.

The boxes will have galvanized trim to prevent cockatoos chewing the wood in their efforts to enlarge the entry.

They will have carpet on the underside of the roof to discourage bees from moving in.

They will also have reflective tape on the edge of the underside of the roof so that it will be easier to see the outlines of the microbats when they take up residence.

 

We are developing a dedicated website telling people all about microbats and mosquito control and where and how they can get bat boxes.  Anyone with experience using Word Press is asked to contact Colin as he would like a bit of tutoring. 

 

 

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Love in a Shoe Box

 

Jim brought along another 30 boxes from Nancy Bray who

co-ordinates the “Love in a Shoe Box” project.

Members are asked to put items into the boxes to suit either a boy or girl of a certain age.

All the information is in the accompanying booklet.

Each year the members are very generous and supportive of this project that brings a lot of joy and happiness to children who have very little.

 

 

 

SPECIAL THEATRE NIGHT    Next Thursday 20th July

 

It is a great opportunity to share fun and fellowship with the Rotary Club of Fremantle, our members, family and friends.

 

And we will make $10 for our club for every ticket sold.

You will need to buy your tickets at next Monday’s meeting

 

TICKETS ARE USUALLY $25, YOU GET THEM FOR $15 AND THE CLUB GETS $10

WHAT A BARGAIN!

 

 

 

SPECIAL THEATRE NIGHT

Thursday 20th July

 

Harbour Theatre presents

‘The Sunshine Boys’,

a play by Neil Simon

 

Arrive at 6.45 for cheese and bickies

Play commences at 7.30 pm

 

Mosman Park Memorial Hall (Camelot Theatre)

16 Lochee Street (cnr Solomon St)

MOSMAN PARK

 

 

 

The Sunshine Boys

 

   

 

Synopsis: Two superannuated retired vaudeville stars are re-united for a special on the history of comedy.  A funny, touching comedy about the obstinacy, childishness and professional neglect that are often inseparable from old age.

 

 

Last Chance to help

 

Robin Hamilton has kindly offered to be the Club contact person for Yolanda Cool’s project, to supply novels, suitable for children and adults, in Fiji.

 

If you have books to donate please bring them to a meeting or contact Robin on 9315 3445.

 

 

This finishes at the end of July so if you have books to donate please bring them to the next meeting or contact Robin.

 

 

 

 

Old Letters, Mail, Old Stamps, Philately, Collection

 

A Request for Used Stamps from Robin Hamilton

 

We all get mail and chuck out the envelopes into the bin.  Maybe not so much mail these days!  I have been the unofficial collector of ‘used stamps’ in the Club for some time.  So far, this year I have collected none from the Club apart

 

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from myself.  I have one collector outside the Club who continually sends me a supply which she gets from several sources.  I pass the stamps to our Honorary member, Trevor Leaver, who has a contact who puts the stamps to good use.

If you want to feel good, bring your used (or unused stamps) to our meetings, or send me an email to rbnh@westnet.com.au.  I shall be glad to hear from you.

 

 


 

 

 

APOLOGIES           THIS WEEK PLEASE CALL GIOVANNA ON 9364 9106 or 0431 216 900

If you will not be attending our weekly dinner meeting please email the Attendance Officer, Greg James, or phone him on Mob 0427 020 682 before 10.00am on Monday.

Please DO NOT send text messages to 0435 305 199 as they do not transfer from the Club phone to the Attendance Officer's phone.

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

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE

 

DUTY ROSTER 2017 – Q3

 

The Chairpersons will be selected by Ian Pittaway to match the

guest speakers as they are arranged.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Set Up

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Pack Up

Host

Chairperson

 

July 03

Gillian Baker

&

Rod Rate

Gail McCulloch

Colin McCulloch

July 10

John Sharp

&

Ron Day

Ian Pittaway

Martin Houchin

July 17

Jim Calcei

&

George Lewkowski

Carole Maxwell

Colin McCulloch

July 24

Mick Donnes

&

Fred Soale

Bob Rodgers

Kerry Parsons

July 31

Kerry Parsons

&

Bev Moffat

Betty Bright

Ian Pittaway

Aug 07

Carole Maxwell

&

Mal Bennett

Winston Marsh

 

Aug 14

Ian Pittaway

&

Martin Houchin

Abby Parsons

Ian Pittaway

Aug 21

Garth Curran

&

Nick Odorisio

Robin Hamilton

Bev Moffatt

Aug 28

Betty Bright

&

Sally Rowlands

Giovanna McKay

 

Sept 04

Abby Parsons

&

Gail McCulloch

Bruce Robinson

 

Sept 11

Mal Bennett

&

Neil McKay

James Doogue

 

Sept 18

Bob Rodgers

&

Llew Withers

Gillian Baker

 

Sept 25

Queen’s Birthday

 

Public Holiday

 

 

Oct 02

Jim Calcei

&

Martin Houchin

Ron Day

 

Oct 09

Bev Moffat

&

Rod Rate

Garth Curran

 

Oct 16

Neil McKay

&

Giovanna McKay

John Sharp

 

Oct 23

Mick Donnes

&

George Lewkowski

Kerry Parsons

 

Oct 30

Llew Withers

&

Fred Soale

Robin Hamilton

 

           

 

 

If members are unable to undertake their allocated duty on any date, please arrange a swap.

 

 

The set up and pack up Rotarians shall:

·      Arrive at least 30 mins before the meeting starting time

·      Retrieve the Australian flag(s), the Sergeant's gavel and gong, collection box, international pig, President's dais with Chain of Office, two bottles of wine and a gift coaster for the Guest Speaker

·      The small flags shall be spread around the tables and the large flag shall be appropriately displayed

·      The Sergeant's and President's items are to be placed on the President's table

·      The microphone provided by Tompkins on Swan shall be turned on and tested

·      At the completion of the meeting, all items shall be returned to the storeroom cupboard

 

The hosts shall:

·        Arrive at least 30 minutes before meeting starting time

·        Retrieve the wooden badge holder cabinet from the storeroom and place it within greeting area

·        Greet all Rotarians with a handshake and give them their badge.

·        Greet guests and welcome them and introduce them to at least two Rotarians

·        Greet the guest speaker if the Chairperson is unavailable

·        After the meeting, retrieve all name badges, place them in the wooden cabinet and return to storeroom

 

The chairperson shall:

·        Read the Bulletin in advance and then contact Program Director for CV of speaker

·        Arrive at Dinner Meeting venue at least 35 mins before starting time

·        Greet and welcome the GS at the entrance and introduce them to the President and at least four Rotarians

·        Assist the GS to setup his/her audio/visual and any other aids

·        Show GS where to sit down for dinner on President's table and where to speak

·        Advise GS to speak for 20-30 minutes (or as agreed with Program Director) including questions

·        Introduce the GS by name and topic when requested by the Sergeant or President

·        Formally introduce the GS by written CV addressing name, vocation, qualifications, family (if appropriate), interests and lastly topic

·        Chair the speaker session allowing one question per Rotarian or Guest

·        Terminate the session with the presentation of the gift coaster (from Secretary)

·        Escort the GS to the door after the meeting (and to their vehicle if appropriate)