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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N56 – July 6 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

 

Craig Rothleitner – ‘Stormwater Technologies’

 

Chair:   Martin Houchin

Host:    Ian Pittaway

Set up & Pack up:   John Sharp & Ron Day

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

July

Monday

10

Craig Rothleitner – ‘Stormwater Technologies’

July

Tuesday

11

Board Meeting – OfficeWorks – O’Connor

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

“Dogs’ Breakfast” City of Melville event

October

Saturday

28

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Melville

November

Sunday

19

“Opera in the Park”

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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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JULY is Change Over Month

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Special Anniversaries for

JULY

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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

           

 

 

 

Meeting June 3

 

President Colin thanked Ian for taking on the role of acting Sergeant.

He then welcomed Mick’s guest, Mo Zhai, and all members.

 

Mo is an Architect Design Registered Builder and manages Redstone Construction

 

 

Colin shared with the meeting, Rotary International President Ian Riseley’s vision for the year saying it is a wonderful vision and one that he would like the Rotary Club of Attadale to follow.

 

Colin made a power point series that outlined the plan that was easy to follow covering three areas.

 

·        Support and strengthen Clubs

·        Increase humanitarian Service

·        Enhance Rotary’s Public Image and Awareness

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges for the Rotary Club of Attadale

 

Colin announced that the Rotary Club of Attadale faced a number of challenges.

Lack of funds in the Club account due to

·        Limitations on Club Account fund raising

·        25 meal minimum with Tompkins on Swan

·        The cost of non-apologies

We are trying to have one large function a month to keep above an average of 25 each month. 

This working well.

 

Taxes on the Rotary Charity House

·        Transfer Duty

·        GST on the sale of the house

Colin was very grateful for John Iriks (RC Kwinana) putting him on to Sean Neary of Neary Consulting, Tax Specialists to help clarify our position.

Sean was extremely helpful explaining the law and how it applies to us.

He offered to help us free of charge which was a great gesture and much appreciated.

If anyone is in need of a tax specialist he comes very highly recommended.

 

To have our Global Grant for the school of St Yared approved

This is Colin’s top priority so John is relieved of other duties to lead the Global Grant Team of James, Neil and Fred.  If the Global Grant is not approved we will miss out on $59,125.

 

 

Rotary Charity House

Colin also prepared a power point on the Rotary Charity House that is almost completed and looking very good.

Members were able to check it out during the meal.

Painters are on site this week and Jim Calcei has done a final completion list.

The carpet will be laid this Saturday and the landscaping is complete and the reticulation is in.

 

Change to the By-Laws

John put forward a proposed change to our by-laws because of the issues that have arisen around taxation.

Any proposed project/activity with an estimated value in excess of $50,000 to be subjected to current professional advice regards the taxation and other legal implications and that such advice be incorporated into the business plan before any commitment is made on behalf of the club.

After considerable discussion, John moved the motion and Mick seconded it.  The motion was carried.

 

Feedback Sheet

Colin handed around a feedback sheet for members to fill in

FEEDBACK SHEET ITEMS

 

List a few things that you think we do well as a club

List a few things that you think we can do better as a club

I would like to see more …

I would like to see less …

The fines session / fines should be …  choose a few words

If you would like to do more for the Club, in what areas would you like to assist?

 

 


 

 

This week’sAbout Rotary”:    The Rotary Foundation

 

 

Ian Pittaway told the meeting about his work on the District Foundation Committee.

He really loves being involved and has over the years served in a number of roles.  He is currently the Scholarship Chairman.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

It is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. This support is essential to make possible Foundation grant-funded projects that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need.

 

Rotary World Peace Fellowships

Rotary World Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, and conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Up to 110 Rotary World Peace Fellows are selected each year

The Fellowship funding covers tuition and fees, room and board, transportation, internship / field study expenses.

 

District 9465 Change Over

Last Saturday July 1st a group of Attadale Rotarians and their partners travelled to Mandurah to attend the Change Over of District Governors.

It was a great opportunity to thank Linda McLerie for her amazing commitment and support to all the clubs in the District. 

Her genuine interest and caring, sincere and friendly personality endeared her to us all.

We would like to thank her husband, Greg, and the family for their love and support enabling Linda to do such a great job.

We wish her all the best in whatever she takes on next.

It was also an opportunity to show our support for the incoming District Governor, Bruce Lynch and his wife, Glenda.  We thoroughly enjoyed Bruce sharing the story of his life and his involvement and commitment to Rotary.  We wish him every success and we look forward to “Making a Difference Together”.

 

Opera in the Park

Colin took performers John Milton and Ileana Otto-Johansen from the Kalamunda “Opera at Twilight” to look at a number of possible venues in Melville.  A final decision is yet to be made as there are a number of factors to consider.

Mick explained to the meeting how successful the Kalamunda performance has been and we look forward to enjoying similar success.

They perform about 22 very enjoyable and entertaining pieces which should appeal to everyone.

Last year the Rotary Club of Kalamunda donated $15 000 to Interplast and kept $5000 for seed capital from the profits.

 

Robin Hood Project

 

 

Colin asked the members how can they help contribute to this project.

 

·        The Bicton men’s Shed will make the boxes.

·        Printing of 10 000 pamphlets will be handled by Bev’s friend.

·        Giovanna has really impressive desk-top publishing and graphic design skills.

·        We will look at distribution of pamphlets in local newspapers.

·        People will be needed to take special displays to shopping centres, libraries, sporting clubs etc.

·        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 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.

 

Fines

A very entertaining fines session was held with numerous fines masters.

Mick was very entertaining telling a story of how he had a taxi driver in Sydney who spoke just like Fred so he was able to delight the driver by guessing correctly he was from Ghana.  Even more amazing was Mick guessing he was Fred’s brother!!!!!!!!

Only flaw in the story was when Fred announced he did not have a brother!!!!!!!

 

Congratulations

This week the door prize was won by Colin.

 

Cakes

Thank you to Colin and Gail for the delicious Orange muffins that were enjoyed with coffee.

 

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Congratulations

 

Colin congratulated Garth on winning both the Line and Handicap Honours in this year’s Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic

Garth’s Inglis 58, Walk on the Wild Side’s winning time was the third fastest on record.

There are quite a few sailors among the members who could appreciate Garth’s great achievement.

 

A Wild Winner of the Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic

 

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Visiting other Rotary Clubs

 

Giovanna and Neil enjoyed attending the RC of Adelaide’s lunch meeting while in SA.

The President, Ian D'Arcy Walsh, is a long-time friend and Giovanna has worked with D'Arcy on two Australian projects in Manila (1989) and Davao (2002).

That evening, Giovanna attended Ian’s wife, Carol's Rotary Club of Prospect meeting of which she is also the president.

 

 

 

 

Can you help?

 

Yolanda Cool, a past member of Attadale RC, came to our meeting in May.

She is involved in a project to supply novels, suitable for children and adults in Fiji.

Your help supplying books would be greatly appreciated.

You can contact Yolanda at cool27@optusnet.com.au

 

Robin Hamilton has kindly offered to be the Club contact person for this project.

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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

     

 

 

Hi All

Rotary club of Fremantle have arranged an exclusive night at the performance of the play “Sunshine Boys”

Cost is normally $25 but we are charging $15.  The better news is that if your club attends we will donate back $10 to your club per attendee.

Please let your members know.  We will provide some cheese and bickies beforehand and a bar is available.  Suggest 6.45 pm arrival.

Cheers

PP Kim Passmore

Rotary Club of Fremantle

 

 

SPECIAL THEATRE NIGHT

Thursday 20th July

 

Harbour Theatre presents

‘The Sunshine Boys’,

a play by Neil Simon

 

Commences 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.

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

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.

 

Rotary Charity House - Sponsor of the Week

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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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

&

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)