BulLetIN, JULY 6, 2017
JULY is Change Over Month
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
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.
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.
This week’s “About 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.
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.
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!!!!!!!
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.
PP Kim Passmore
Rotary Club of Fremantle
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.
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.
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)