BulLetIN JULY 26, 2016






Nearing The End Replacement Attadale View

(I’m running out of patience. Colin and Gail – head for home soon......please!)


Next meeting Monday 1st August


Guest Speaker: Rotarian Trevor Canning

RAWCS and Wheelchairs For Kids



SET UP: Ian Pittaway and Carole Maxwell. Host: Mal Bennett

Chair: Kerry Parsons



Meeting Monday 8th August


Set Up: Robin Hamilton and Winston Marsh. Host: Nick Odorisio




Guest Speaker: Sherl Westlund – Diabetes Australia.

Chair: Gillian Baker


President John presided over a busy night with the addition of the Neil Henley Trust Foundation Annual Meeting to the night’s proceedings.


President John advised of a combined Cluster Presidents meeting he will be attending on 24th August.


John also asked for members to help out with items for the charity house including reticulation.

You will have since received an email from him.

Please give it your serious consideration.



George Lewkowski, as our family of Rotary Contact advised us of members and partners who are having some health problems including Rodney Rate, Mike Van Trier, Rae Odorisio and of yesterday our Sergeant Patricia.

We wish them all a swift recovery.



Heard at the President’s table that Jeff and Evadne Spickett are going to be away for 6 weeks. Travel safe and return safe.


Also don’t forget, if no apology the meal will have to be paid for.

Greg’s contact details are:     0435 305 199 or gwjames22@gmail.com



Neil Henley Trust AGM: As usual a very efficient meeting chaired by Bob Rodgers and assisted by his Treasurer Martin Houchin.

All went off well with Jeff to take over the role of Chairman from Bob.

A job well done by Bob for many years. Jeff and Greg were re-elected unopposed for a further term. With interest rates as low as they are the trust do a great job in looking after the money.




A Snapshot of Ghana


Fred did a great job in informing us of his home country Ghana.

Some of the facts I found very interesting were: It is a matriarchal society. The ladies have a great say in who is elected. Unlike the U.K. they have a ‘House of Chiefs’ as opposed to a ‘House of Lords’.

Ghana gained its independence on 6 March, 1957. They still have good relations with U.K. and Ghana is a leading democracy in Africa.

A great presentation by Fred.


(I would have written more, but I was too interested in his talk plus I couldn’t read my rough notes…..apologies to all).



I still believe we get great value from our own members’ presentations.

So look out you nomads out there, when you return home. There are dates available for your talks.



No Sergeant’s session last night due to the extra time taken.


Chase the Joker was won by George, but no money and I think Greg won his own door prize after four attempts to get a winner.

There will definitely be a fine on a certain member in the near future.

(See pic at end of Bulletin).



Rotary International Opportunity


Another reminder that the District is hosting a Vocational Training Team from Sri Lanka between 1st – 21st November this year.


Our Club allocated dates are: Sunday 13th; Monday 14th; Tuesday 15th and then on the 20th before they fly home.


While it is a commitment, it isn’t a huge commitment and personally very rewarding.


Local Clubs are invited to host the team of four for 4 days in that period.

It is the hosts responsibility to home host and get them to their destination each morning either to UWA or WA State Laboratories. This includes pick up.

In past times, host families usually arranged a roster.

The team are a group of medical laboratory scientists.


This offer also applies to those Attadale Rotarians flitting around the globe and Australia and presumably will be back by November.




Further to Mal and John’s announcement on Monday night.

We are all invited to hear James Spence, Shelter Box Ambassador speak at a breakfast meeting at Rotary Club of South Perth Burswood on Wednesday 3rd August. – 7.00am for a 7.20am start. Cost is $25 for a sumptuous breakfast at The Atrium, Crown Metropol at Burswood.

He has done great work with Children and Families in Nepal.

As Attadale has had a lot to do with Nepal, it should be of great interest to us.

Bookings to: dianeporter@westnet.com.au



Check out Gillian’s new Cowboy Burger diet.

See you all next Monday.  Ian