Bulletin July 14, 2008
Vol26 No. 03 Newsletter Date: 14 July 2008
The ATTADALE View
Monday 21st July 2008
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm Partners’ Night
Speaker – Martin and Ghita:- Brief outline of Canberra Conference
and Polio Plus Speaker David Goldstein
Chair – President Carole Maxwell
Setting Up – Jim Calcei, Graham Cotterell, Ron Day Hosts – Mick Donnes, Peter Field, Robin Hamilton
Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Attadale West Australia
PO Box 110 Melville WA 6156
APOLOGIES to Peter Knox Tel: 9330 2559
By 10am Mondays
ON THE GRAPEVINE
· District Governor Nominee being sought for 2010. Requires 3 years district service as District Governor Nominee then District Governor Elect and finally as District governor.
· Board meeting 23rd July
· This year’s subs are $230. Treasurer Trevor mentioned the strategy to keep subs down by achieving a reasonable credit balance in the Club account at each year’s end.
· Treasurer Trevor Leaver has highlighted the need for fund raising activities
· PP Greg James informed members that a GSE group leader is being sought for the Brazilian visit in 2009 (to District 4310) . The GSE schedule is for Brazil Inbound team to arrive in Feb-Mar and our Outbound team to depart for Brazil in Apr-May. He outlined the GSE concept for the benefit of our newer members.
Mal Bennett 3rd July
Robin Hamilton 9th July
Ian Pittaway 18th July 1988
Graham Cotterell 17th July 1996
Door Prizes Mick Donnes and Carole Maxwell
Unlucky Joker George Lewkowski
Carole Maxwell and Peter Field
2 Weeks Attendance 80.0% and 77.1 %
IN THE PIPELINE
· 21 July: Martin and Ghita:- Brief outline of Canberra Conference and Polio Plus Speaker
· Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July - Sausage Sizzle – Bunning’s
· 28 July: “Sycamore Tree”, speaker Michael Cockram
· 4 August: Membership Month –
· 11 August: ‘Renewable Energy’, Ian Purcell, Director of Verve Energy
· 18 August: Betty Bright Thumbnail and Club Forum
· 25 August: D.G. Visit
· Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August - Sausage Sizzle – Bunning’s
· Monday 10th November – Combined meeting Attadale Probus and Rotary
Date Duty Rotarian/ Speaker/ Topic
July 21 Setting Up Jim Calcei, Graham Cotterell, Ron Day
Chairperson President Carole
Speaker Martin Houchin and Ghita Anderson
Topic Membership conference report.
Hosts Mick Donnes, Peter Field, Robin Hamilton
July 28 Setting Up Jim Calcei, Graham Cotterell, Ron Day
Hosts Mick Donnes, Peter Field, Robin Hamilton
Aug 04 Setting Up Martin Houchin,Greg James,George Lewkowski
Chairperson John Bray
Topic Membership Month
Hosts Winston Marsh, Alan Morcombe, Ian Pittaway
Rotarians used humanitarian grants to turn the Gobi desert green, planting 58,000 locally grown trees to build a forest windbreak. As part of the Keep Mongolia Green effort, Rotarians and Rotaractors from all 17 Korean districts have traveled to the Gobi to participate in the project, which will help protect parts of Korea and Mongolia from the health and environmental hazards of the Gobi’s annual sandstorms.
Humanitarian grants enable Rotarians to support service projects that provide water wells, medical care, literacy classes, and other essentials to people in need. Rotarian participation is key to the projects’ success. Through the Humanitarian Grants Program, Rotarians have received US$1.6 billion in grant awards since 1947.
Disaster Recovery funds are collected on a temporary, restricted basis to support Rotary club and district disaster recovery efforts, focusing on long-term reconstruction. Read more about disaster recovery.
District Simplified Grants enable districts to support service activities or humanitarian endeavors that benefit local or international communities. Requests may be submitted between 1 July and 31 March, and funds are available the following July. Read more about District Simplified Grants.
Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants are awarded to fund large long-term international self-help and grassroots development projects that use an integrative approach to address humanitarian needs. Proposals are accepted from 1 July to 31 March. Read more about 3-H grants.
Matching Grants help Rotary clubs and districts carry out humanitarian projects with clubs and districts in other countries. The Rotary Foundation provides a one-to-one match for each US$1 District Designated Fund/SHARE contribution and a $0.50 match for each new $1 cash contribution. Applications are accepted from 1 July to 31 March. Read more and apply for a Matching Grant.
Volunteer Service Grants support qualified Rotarians and their spouses traveling abroad to plan needed projects or provide essential services in a community. This flat grant program offers $3,000 for an individual or $6,000 for a team of up to five. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Read more and apply for a Volunteer Service Grant.
Grant funds may be used for capital on revolving loans, also called microcredit or village banking, which allow low-income people, usually women, to borrow money, animals, or equipment to facilitate small businesses. Read more about revolving loans.