BulLetIN, MARCH 17, 2015
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
PARTNERS' and FRIENDS' NIGHT
Monday, March 23rd, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Geoffrey Thomas 'Aviation Editor - West Australian'
Host: Tom Slater Chair: Ian Pittaway Set Up: Bruce Robinson and Llew Withers
Monday, March 30th, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: John Garnaut 'Angkor Project'
Host: Mal Bennett Chair: Greg James Set Up: Max Anderson and Greg James
APOLOGIES: PLEASE NOTE THIS REVISED PROCEDURE
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).
OFFICE BEARERS 2014 / 2015
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
President Mick Donnes welcomed all Rotarians and announced as there was no guest speaker that it would be straight down to business.
Carole reminded members of the District Conference in Albany from 20th to 22nd of March. She has Registration forms for anyone interested in going.
Llew informed the meeting that he has invited the Presidents and Presidents Elect of Attadale, Melville and Applecross Rotary Clubs to meet to discuss issues including Rotary Health.
Gillian gave a very comprehensive report on how the $3000 from Attadale Rotary Club and a further $3000 from the District has been used in the screening programme at the Fremantle Language Centre.
The results have been so successful that the Centre is now employing an OT for a year and Melville Primary School has also decided to employ an OT.
Gillian thanked the Club and the District for supporting the project.
Jim ran a short fines session and finished with a game of Heads and Tails that was won by Bob Rodgers.
Ian won the door prize and the Joker valued at $717 remained elusive as Colin tried to win it.
Mick opened the AGM with apologies from Tom, Rod, Patricia, Greg, Kerry and Abby.
John presented the 2014/2015 finances that were accepted by the members.
Carole proposed a motion that a new Board position of President Nominee be established. She felt this succession planning would be how the future of our Club would be maintained.
Congratulations to the following people who were elected to these positions for 2015 - 2016:-
President - Carole Maxwell
President Elect - John Sharpe
The current President Mick Donnes becomes Vice President
Secretary - Colin McCulloch
President Nominee - Martin Houchin
Treasurer - Betty Bright
Membership and PR - Martin Houchin
Special Projects - Mick Donnes
Fundraising - Rod Rate
Family of Rotary - George and Anne Lewkowski
Community -Bruce Robinson
Youth - Patricia Robertson
Vocation - Jeff Spickett
International and Foundation - Kerry Parsons
Carole as the incoming President has approached the following people who have accepted the positions of:
Sergeant:- Jim Calcei
Programme:- Ian and Jacquie Pittaway
Attendance:- Abby Parsons
Bulletin:- Gail McCulloch
Insurance and Risk Assessment:- Peter Field
Web Site:- Martin Houchin
Protection:- Llew Withers. Llew will also be District Governor
John explained that steps taken tonight will allow forward planning to take place.
It will enable those people with experience to mentor those who have volunteered to take on a more senior role in the future.
Ian reminded everyone of the guest speaker Geoffrey Thomas coming on March 23rd. He asked everyone to invite friends along to enjoy the talk and ensure there was a good audience.
Ian also raised some concerns:
He thought the President should report to the Monday meeting, what was discussed at the Board meeting, even though it was available to read on the website.
Following on from that any proposal for changing long standing traditions should be brought to the general meeting.
Ian also asked about signs and banners being made.
Carole explained that directional signage was being paid for and marketing signage would be looked at next.
Mick reminded the meeting that the Club now had a permanent phone number which is
0435 305 199. This number will be automatically diverted to the acting Attendance Officer.
Bob on behalf of Rod reported that the Charity Golf Day raised in excess of $30 000.
Final figures will be available in due course.
He very eloquently thanked all the helpers and praised Rod for his amazing effort, especially since he was recovering from a very recent hip replacement operation
Mick asked if anyone could pick up the cheque from the Bush Dance at Bicton PS. Ian very kindly offered to do so and pass it on to John.
Jim announced that a few people still have not paid for their wine. He reminded everyone of the Bowls night on March 18th and the movie afternoon on March 29th
Mick concluded the meeting saying that Carole will make a wonderful President and she has a great Board to work with.
Monday, March 16th, 2015
President Mick welcomed everyone to the meeting especially Max, Tom, Martin, Ron and Rod. He also welcomed our guest speaker Jan Ross and invited guests Lyn and Jill.
Ian reminded the meeting that next week the guest speaker would be Geoffrey Thomas, Aviation Editor at The West Australian.
He would like to have a large audience and encouraged members to bring their partners and invite friends. An invitation has been extended to the Fremantle Rotary Club.
Carole, due to unforseen circumstances, is now unable to attend the Conference and asked if anyone wanted to buy her bookings. Bruce may be able to help.
Jim announced that six people still need to pay for the fund raising wine. He may need to send out invoices.
have been asked to assist by purchasing a Shelter Box. A motion to do so was passed with enthusiastic support.
Gillian reported that 150 tickets have been sold for the movie afternoon at 3.30pm on March 29th at the Cygnet Theatre to see 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. This is looking good with Rod having sold in excess of 70 tickets. Let's hope members invite as many people as possible to make this fundraiser a great success.
Gillian asked that when members leave a message regarding attendance that they nominate the actual date(s) to avoid any confusion.
Jim reported that Colin and Gail will be away for the next three weeks so unless someone takes Colin's place there will be no cake or biscuits with coffee until he returns!
He reminded everyone of the Annual Bowls Night on Wednesday, March 18th
All members, past members, partners and friends are invited to the Mt Pleasant Bowling Club this Wednesday starting at 6.30pm.
Bring a pair of flat-soled shoes or suitable socks and $7 per head to cover costs and assorted nibbles to have with drinks afterwards. Drinks can be purchased from the bar.
Mick thanked the guest speakers and members for a wonderful night.
He congratulated Rod for his great work in running a very successful golf day and Bob for the wonderful job he did.
He reminded the Board members of the next meeting to be held on March 26th at John's.