BulLetIN, JUNE 2, 2015







Monday, June 8th, 2015  5.30pm for 6.30pm

Guest Speaker:  Deanne Dymock, Diabetes Australia

 Host: Ron Day  Chair:  Peter Field  Set Up:  Ian Pittaway and Nick O'dorisio  


Monday, June 15th, 2015  5.30pm for 6.30pm 

Guest Speaker:  Peter McMahon, Stroke Foundation 

Host: George Lewkowski  Chair:  Patricia Robertson  Set Up:  Abby Parsons and Gail Mc






Deanne Dymock, Diabetes Australia




Board Meeting 5.30 - 7.30pm (Patricia and Derrick's)




Peter McMahon, Stroke Foundation




Catherine MacDougall, 5000Meals Project




Changeover Dinner-Partners Night




New Board Member Presentations and Club Objectives 2015/2016 - Pres. Carole




Suresh Rajan - CEO Epilepsy Foundation




Board Meeting 5.30 - 7.30pm




Lindi Pelkowitz - Cheers for Ears




Dr David Blythe - Fremantle Hospital Medical Research




Partners Night.  Visit by DG Melodie Kevan




Craig Parsons - His Journey




Board Meeting 5.30 - 7.30pm




Dinner Meeting




Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree




Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree



Special Anniversaries for



Nancy Day   Birthday


Max Anderson   Birthday


Jim Calcei   Birthday


Alan Morcombe   Birthday


Llew Withers   Induction   2003


Peter Field   Birthday


Patricia Robertson   Induction   2011


George Lewkowski   Induction   1990


Gail McCulloch   Induction   2011


Jim Trotter   Induction  


Colin McCulloch   Induction   2011


Robin Hamilton   Induction   1987


Dellys Rodgers   Birthday


Penelope Johnson   Induction   2011


Helen & Greg James   Wedding


Keith Timmel   Birthday


Gillian & Robin Hamilton   Wedding


Derick Robertson   Birthday


Betty Bright   Birthday










Monday, May 18th, 2015


President Mick welcomed our guest speaker Nadine Magill from Camp Quality, Abby and Kerry back from the Philippines and all Rotarians.

He reported on the recent Board meeting held at Carole's and thanked her for her hospitality.

At the meeting it was decided to forward $10,000 to Nepal to help with the earthquake disaster relief.  Some of the money would be used for shelters, water purification, body bags, medicines and blankets.

As a follow on Mick had a meeting with DG Brian Eddy to discuss what the District was doing to help with the disaster relief.  An email has been sent to Rotary Clubs to find out all of the projects that are happening.

DG Brian Eddy felt that we should also look at the long term benefit, so asked Mick and all clubs to come up with plans such as a re-establishing schools, hospitals, basic services etc.  He will get the District to look at it.


Ian reported that he had sent aviation editor Geoffrey Thomas a congratulatory email on behalf of RCA on his nomination for two International Awards.


Martin had three topics to bring to the attention of members:

·    He has sold 28 Entertainment books and has 2 left. 

·    He has made a booking for thirty at Quinlans Restaurant for a buffet meal on Wednesday June 17th 2015.  A sheet was circulated for those wishing to attend.

·    Colin and Gail had asked in the last Bulletin if there was anyone who could do the Bulletin  for them while they are away from June 28th to August 9th 2015.


"Carole, our very busy President Elect, has kindly offered to do the job.

A big thank you to Carole from Colin and Gail. "



Kerry shared with the members some slides and information about his recent visit to his Foundation in the Philippines with Abby.

We saw two audiometers given by the RCA that will help make a big difference.

Kerry told us about a terrible and tragic attack on a house where a number of people died.  Amazingly two children survived but received horrific burns, some of which resulted in the

loss of their legs.  He would like support to help provide cosmetic surgery.

We also saw pictures of a rubbish tip called Smoky Mountain where people have built flimsy shelters to live in.  Kerry would like to supply materials such as tin and ply that could be used for roofing and flooring.


Jim conducted a fines session and finished with a game of Heads and Tails.  Kerry was the lucky winner of a jar of Jim's olives and a bottle of wine.


Llew announced to all those involved in the Give a Damn Give a Can project to meet on Sunday May 24th at 9.00am in the western car park of the Attadale PS.

After all the areas have been collected, the bags are to be taken to the park in Moss St, East Fremantle. 

There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks available.

All the food collected will be distributed by various groups to needy people.

Some of the bags collected this year


The door prize was won by Abby and Martin was not lucky enough to draw the Joker to win $144.




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Guest Speaker

Nadine Magill


Peter introduced Nadine who is from Camp Quality

Nadine arrived in Perth three years ago from Northern Ireland and started working for Camp Quality.


Camp Quality’s purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.  We are committed to delivering national programs that build resilience and optimistic behaviours for all children (0-13 years) living with cancer in Australia.




Right from diagnosis, throughout treatment and in remission or bereavement, Camp Quality programs support the whole family; at hospital, at home, at school and at camp.

Camp Quality’s five-year plan is to

·    sustainably expand our services to reach every child and family in Australia living with cancer.

·    have programs and services designed to meet and accommodate changing and current needs



In thanking Nadine for her inspirational talk, President Mick said that most of us had been touched by cancer and the tragedy it brings, so could relate to and appreciate the wonderful work being done by Camp Quality.

President Mick also thanked Kerry for his presentation and reminded everyone that Kerry has invited any members to come and see his program in action.




Monday, May 25th, 2015


President Mick welcomed our guest speaker Michael Brown from St Bartholomew's and all Rotarians.


Rod reminded members of the Angkor Project which is a collaboration between the Western Australian Department of Education and the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport that builds sister school relationships to enhance the education of students in both Cambodia and Western Australia.

He has approached Bicton and Attadale Primary Schools to take part in the project and offered RCA help to work with them to raise funds.  This may be in the form of a Bush Dance.


Colin thanked all those who responded to his request for helpers at the next Sausage Sizzle to be held on Monday June 1st and asked if anyone else was available to help.


As Secretary Colin would like to draw up a roster for meeting duties, for the second half of the year, so if you know that you will be away or unavailable for any meetings from July to December please email the dates to Colin.

Hopefully this will help keep roster changes to a minimum.



Llew thanked the following people for helping in the "Give a Damn Give a Can" Project.



Palmyra Pamphlets

Area 1 – Rod

         2 – Peter

         3 – John

 (Done by Gail & Colin

        John did P7 in error)

         4 – Betty & Martin

         5 – Betty & Martin

         6 –Llew

         7 – Llew


Bicton Pamphlets

Area 1 – Vacant

         2 – George  

         3 – Bruce

         4 – Jim

         5 – Jan

         6 – Gillian

         7 – Jeff

         8 – Carole

 (Done by Gail & Colin

Attadale Pamphlets

Area 1 - Gail & Colin

         2 – Mal

         3 – Don

         4 – Winston

         5 – Gail & Colin

         6 – Ian

         7 – Patricia


Collectors on May 24th

Colin & Gail

Martin & Betty

Carole & David


Llew & son Daniel

Rod & Yvonne

Don & family

Attadale Scout Group –

1 vehicle with 5 helpers

5,000 Meals (4)



RCA  collected one to one and a half tonnes of food.  It was an increase on last year.

This may be due to Rod, Ian and Colin contacting Bicton, Attadale and Palmyra Primary Schools to have it publicised in their newsletters as well as the Student Councils making an announcement at their assembly.

40% of the food collected went to Foodbank for the 5000 Meals project and 60% to the Salvation Army.






Martin reported that currently 27 people have indicated they are going to Quinlans Restaurant for a buffet meal on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.  We look forward to a great night.

He also has one Entertainment book left to sell.


Patricia entertained us by reading out some PARAPROSDOKIANS (Winston Churchill loved them).  They are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and frequently humorous:


Ř  Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

Ř  Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.


Jim's fine session ended with Ian happily winning a jar of Jim's olives and a bottle of wine in a game of Heads and Tails.


Peter and Jeff were happy to collect a bottle of wine each for winning the Door and Joker Prizes.  The elusive Joker has jackpotted to $169.


Rod introduced our guest speaker Michael Brown who is the Chair of the Board of Directors of St Bartholomew's House


Michael is the owner and Managing Director of Goldmont, a Kalgoorlie based steel fabrication business that provides services to the mining and construction industries.  

Prior to owning his own business, Michael’s career spanned a number of industries with the most recent being the mining industry.  His work included strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and operations performance improvement.

He was Group Manager of Business Development for Iluka Resources in his last full time role in the mining sector.

Earlier in his career, Michael worked in investment banking and in construction engineering.


Guest Speaker

Michael Brown BE, MBA, GAICD


St Bartholomew’s House:-

Our Vision is to eliminate homelessness.

Our Mission is to assist homeless of today to rebuild their lives, and act to prevent the homelessness of tomorrow.

They provide Homeless and Transitional support, Aged Care Services, Mental Health Support Services and Housing Services.

Homelessness is a complex issue with a wide range of contributing causes.




A big THANK YOU to Jacquie and Ian Pittaway for sourcing a wide range of interesting and inspirational guest speakers.



President Mick thanked Michael for his interesting talk saying we are all now a little wiser about homelessness in Perth.  He thanked St Bart's for its care and compassion.







If you will not be attending the meeting please email the acting Attendance Officer, Gillian Baker, before midnight on Sunday or if you need to apologise on the Monday please phone before 10.00am on Mob 0435 305 199 (Emails may not get read on Monday and cannot therefore guarantee that your apology is received).

Unless Gillian receives an apology by 10.00am on the day of the meeting the meal will need to be charged to you, and the procedure to recover costs for non apology will be:


a) Attendance officer to report to Treasurer at end of each meeting names of those who didn’t show and didn’t apologise

b) Treasurer to submit all Attendance Officer reports to monthly Board meeting to authorise recovery – valid excuses accepted

c) Treasurer to issue invoices to members monthly following Board meeting based on b).


Text Box: Meeting on Mondays                                                                                  5.30pm for 6.30pm


Text Box: at ‘Tompkins on Swan’                                                      Dunkley Avenue, Alfred Cove







OFFICE BEARERS 2014 / 2015



Mick Donnes


Director New Generations:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

George Lewkowski


Director Fund Raising:

Rodney Rate

President Elect:

Carole Maxwell


Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers


Colin McCulloch  *


Attendance Officer:

Jan Fairclough


Betty Bright  *



Jim Calcei

Director Membership/PR:

Jeff Spickett



Ian Pittaway

Director Rotary Family:

Martin Houchin


Insurance & Risk Assessment:

Peter Field

Director International:

George Lewkowski


Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin

Director RI Foundation:

George Lewkowski



Gail McCulloch  *

Director Community & Vocation

Greg James


* transitioned for 2015/16



Rotary District 9465                                                 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/


District Governor:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

Vice Governor:  Robert Cooper (Kwinana)

DG Elect:  Melodie Kevan (Applecross)

Group One Assistant Governor: Llew Withers

DG Nominee:  Linda McLerie (Hannans-Kalgoorlie)

Probus:  Winston Marsh

IPDG:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

Rotary Out West  editor: Phil Cordery