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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N44 – March 23, 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 March 27

 

Guest speaker:  

Clint Heal - CEO Melanoma Foundation

 

Chair:  Jim Calcei

Host:   Robin Hamilton

Set up & Pack up:  Garth Curran & Nick Odorisio

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

March

Monday

27

Clint Heal CEO – ‘Melanoma Foundation’

March

Tuesday

28

Charity Golf Committee Meeting RFGC  9.30am

March

Friday

31

) 2017 District 9465 Conference hosted by the Rotary Club of

April

Sunday

02

) Fremantle at the Fremantle Sailing Club

April

Monday

03

‘Schooling in Nepal’

April

Friday

07

IGWR Nepal Quiz Night at the East Fremantle Football Club

April

Monday

10

No Dinner Meeting.  (see Wednesday 12th)

April

Monday

10

Voting for Project Robin Hood opens.  Vote Microbats 1

April

Tuesday

11

Board Meeting

April

Wednesday

12

Special Dinner Meeting with the President of Rotary International

April

Monday

17

No Meeting - Easter Monday -  Public Holiday

April

Monday

24

Restaurant Night at one of our sponsors’ restaurants

April

Tuesday

25

ANZAC Day – Public Holiday

May

Monday

01

David & Yvonne Spitteler – ‘The Asylum Seeker Foundation’

May

Sunday

07

Club Officer training (metro)

May

Monday

08

Mark Cugley – ‘Department of Parks and Wildlife’

May

Tuesday

09

Board Meeting

May

Monday

15

Dinner Meeting

May

Monday

22

Dinner Meeting

May

Monday

29

Sandra Kerbler – ‘Journey to Antarctica’

June

Monday

05

Public Holiday – Foundation Day – no meeting

June

Monday

26

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Special Anniversaries for

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Ann Lewkowski   Birthday

10

Abby Parsons   Birthday

3

Trevor Leaver   Birthday

10

George Macrides   Birthday

3

John Sharp   Birthday

12

Keith Timmel   Induction   1984

8

Jenny & Jim Calcei   Wedding

13

Nancy & Ron Day   Wedding

9

Elaine Bennett   Birthday

26

Joan Henley   Birthday

 

 

31

Rey O’dorisio   Birthday

           

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Water and Sanitation Month.

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The Microbats are coming >>

Colin has submitted our application for funds from the City of Melville’s Robin Hood Project.  Stay tuned.

 

 

 

Meeting Monday 20th March

 

President John welcomed our guest speaker Amanda Huxtable, her parents, Ann- Maree and Terry Huxtable, and Emilie Pitts, Kate Wilkes and Ciara Pedrotta-Parsons who have all have been to the School of St Yared in Ethiopia. 

He also welcomed the very generous sponsors to the Rotary Charity House as well as all guests and members to the meeting

 

Rotary Charity House

Amazing and Generous Donors

Kerry emotionally and gratefully welcomed the numerous and generous donors to the Rotary Charity House.  He explained that two years ago, Yared Wolde came to Attadale Rotary Club and told us all about a school in Ethiopia.

Abby and Kerry were so interested, that they went to visit the school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

They were so impressed with the school that they wanted to do something to help so spoke to Yared and Jacqui Gilmore who founded Hope for Children.

Kerry knew that many years ago, Attadale Rotary Club had built a Charity House so decided to see about building another one. 

Kerry is to be congratulated and thanked for all the fantastic work that has gone into building this excellent house.

Also, thank you to the many people who have helped along the way.

 

Kerry then proudly introduced all of the donors present and thanked all who have contributed.

 

Glen Bayliss & Katrina Bunn

BGC

Tim Kelly

Stratco

Anthony & Marta Vergona

Scoop Property

Phillip Ker

Form and Function

Mary & Tony Nadilo

Craft Decor

Marcello Sirignano

Clean Solutions WA

Carlo & Leone Fomentin

Ex-Spurt Plumbing

Dean Burton

Southern Kitchens

Drago & John Stojanovic

Rama Concrete

 

Termi Trust

Mike & Margaret Degiorgio

West Coast Signs

 

Jeff Mouritz’ Gas and Air

Ian Langlands

S-tech Lighting

 

Onsite SuperLoo

Mick & Viv Donnes

Shoretec Piling

 

Reece

Luch Romano &

Kelly Sutherland

Electcomm Electrical Services

 

Hind’s Sand Supply and Earthmoving

Jim &Jenny Calcei

Tiles Donation

 

Austral Bricks

Neil Davidson

MNG Surveys

 

ECM Global Project

Partners

Greg Loughridge

Envoy Settlement Agency

 

Frontline Aluminium Windows

Kerry explained that because Amanda was the guest speaker it was an ideal opportunity for all of the donors to hear about the school which is the reason why the house was built.

 

Guest Speaker: Amanda Huxtable

 

The School of St Yared

 

Amanda had everyone enthralled with her talk on the School of St Yared which is providing life changing opportunities for children in Ethiopia.

It all began because of Yared Wolde who was orphaned at 6 years of age.  He was found by nuns when he was 9 years old and taken into their care where he was given an education.

Yared vowed to provide education to bright, severely disadvantaged children in Ethiopia. 

His ambition became a reality when he met Jacqui Gilmore, the founder of Hope for Children.  Together and with a lot of continuing help the school was established and continues to go from strength to strength.

Amanda Huxtable is the Head of Dance and Drama at Santa Maria College.  For the last six years, she has spent her Christmas break as a volunteer at the School of St Yared in Ethiopia, teaching and advising on curriculum and educational programs.

Amanda related many heart-warming stories of Yared, the students and their families and many in the audience could be seen wiping away a tear or two.

This year Amanda took a group of students and ex-students from Santa Maria to experience working with the Ethiopian children.

Emily Pitts and Kate Wilkes shared some of their experiences with us.

They were impressed by the students who were so eager to learn.  They would listen intently to the teachers and delighted in demonstrating their academic ability.

A visit to some of the students’ homes created a lasting impression.  A visit with one of the students, involved travelling for 30 minutes to the outskirts of the city over very rough roads, then down narrow tracks to the home that was in a chicken coop.  The Mother was a widow and her life was overshadowed by loss and hardship but due to Yared educating her child it would lift them out of poverty.

Both Emilie and Kate now sponsor a child in the school and hope they can help make a difference.

The students from Santa Maria were so inspired they hope to return to the school and contribute in any way they can. 

 

Fantastic Meeting

Many thanks to all who helped make last Monday’s meeting such a memorable occasion.

The guest speakers were inspirational and Kerry and the donors so amazingly generous.

We are very fortunate to have such committed members who enjoy and take pride in doing a great job for our club.

 

 

Kate Wilkes, Ann-Maree, Amanda and Terry Huxtable, Emilie Pitts and Ciara Pedrotto-Parsons

These are special people who are making a real difference for the children of the School of St Yared

 

It’s a champagne welcome for our sponsors.

President John welcomes Amanda Huxtable

Amanda’s talk was inspiring

The audience was spellbound

Our sponsors are recognized throughout the evening

Emilie Pitts and Kate Wilkes spoke with passion

Kerry thanks Amanda

and Emilie and Kate

Kate and Emilie with Diane Roberts

Mary Nadilo and Anthony Vergona

The presentation team

Talent, talent, talent!

Kerry thanks Drago Stojanovic of Rama Concrete

Katrina Bunn and Glen Bayliss of BGC

 

And these too, are special people who are making a real difference for the children of the School of St Yared.

Our wonderful sponsors!  Thank you for your generous support.

Not all of our sponsors were able to be present but hopefully we will get them all here when the house is sold.

 

 

 

Quote on the night from Ian Pittaway:

 

“In my 28 years in Rotary that is the best meeting I have ever attended”

 

 

 

 

 

Prize Winner

Congratulations to Ian Langlands from S-tech Lighting on winning the door prize.

 

Cakes, Cakes and more Cakes

A big thank you to Colin for cooking cakes, biscuits and or slices for members to enjoy with coffee each week and especially for cooking enough for our 77 guests last week!

 

 

 

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Inaugural Golf Competition for RC of Attadale

Eleven golfers made their way to Araluen on Tuesday to play golf.

It was a great day for fun and fellowship despite

the pouring rain and cold winds.

Congratulations to George for winning this inaugural RCA competition and for organising the day.

We hope to have more of these events and encourage others to join in.

 

 

George is congratulated on his win by Vic

One golfer was dressed for the weather.

Martin on a downhill par three

About to hit over the water hazard

 

 

 

Thank You

Just a brief note to thank Attadale Rotary Club Members and Partners for your kindnesses and concern during my recent recovery after my knee replacement.

From flowers to cakes, visits, phone calls, cards and emails it has been terrific to know that so many people care.

Jacquie and I really appreciate it.

Ian

 

 

 

Thinking of You

Out love and thoughts go out to Elaine Bennett who has been very unwell.  We hope you are on the road to recovery.

 

 

 

 

Facebook

Jacquie and Trish put a lot of information about the Rotary Club of Attadale on Facebook.

To enable their efforts to be enjoyed not only by our members but the wider community, they are asking you to click on Like and Share for each new entry.  This will help spread the word about all our activities and may even encourage people to come and join our great club.

To find Facebook just click on the icon >>>

 

 

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Probus Insight next week

We look forward to reading an interesting insight into Probus prepared by Winston.

 

 

Quiz Night - Friday April 7th at the East Fremantle Football Club

Mick announced all proceeds will go to IGWR Inc. In Giving We Receive.

Giving life to kids in Nepal by giving them access to fulltime education and delivering infra structure support to rural schools.

We will hear all about Schooling in Nepal from our guest speakers at our meeting on April 3.

·        It will be 6.30 for a 7.00pm start

·        Make up a table of 8-10, put together some nibbles and come along for a fun night. 

·        There will be a cash bar and admission is just $20.

·        He asked members to bring along items that would be suitable for a raffle and a silent auction.

·        If you have any queries speak to Mick Donnes or Mal Bennett

 

 

 

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.

 

 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!

MAKE A GOOD DECISION – COME TO CONFERENCE

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Rotary District 9465 Conference 2017

When: 31 March to 2 April 2017

Where: Fremantle Sailing Club

Full Registration

Includes: Friday Evening Welcome to Conference; Saturday Evening Governor’s Gala Dinner; all conference sessions; Saturday and Sunday lunch plus morning and afternoon teas in the sailing club.

Cancellation Policy:

A refund is available providing your cancellation is received by 28 February

Full Registration (valid from 1 January 2017)                         $295

 

 

 

 

The Rotary International President is Coming

 

Wednesday, April 12

 

On Wednesday, April 12th the Rotary International President, Mr Ian Risely, and the two DG’s from WA will be guests of honour at a special Dinner Meeting at Tompkins on Swan.  This is expected to be a huge night as both function rooms have been booked for the occasion. 

 

We must book and pay online through:

www.trybooking.com/261957

 

There is limited seating for 200 so you are advised to book early

 

View the official invitation here

 

 

 

 

Invitation to all Ladies

 

Wedding Venues-Willow Pond Reception Centre

 

To all Ladies

 

You are invited to attend

Willow Pond Restaurant

459 Nicholson Road

Canning Vale

on

a date to be announced in early May

at

12.00pm

for

A two-course meal

at a cost of $22 for Seniors

 

Anyone needing transport will be taken care of.

Please reply to Trish Sharp on 0409 833 955

 

Sorry, we had planned for Wednesday, April 12th but have just found out that this clashes with the special Dinner Meeting for the RI President so we will let you know the new date as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Update on the School of St Yared

 

Well you heard it all from Amanda Huxtable, Emilie Pitts and Kate Wilkes and what a story.

Next, we will be having a special promotional stand at the District Conference.

 

REPEAT:

Excerpt from the School of St Yared monthly newsletter:

 

 

 

 

 

The Rotary Charity House Concept

The Rotary Charity House is the brain child of Kerry Parsons and similar in concept to our original charity house built in the early 1980s that funded the establishment of the Neil Henley Foundation that has helped fund our charitable work for over thirty years.

The idea is that we will build a house and seek sponsors to donate or discount goods and/or services.  The more donations we receive the less it will cost us to build the house and the greater the profit will be when we sell the house.  These profits will go to RCA charities with a substantial amount to be allocated to the “Relocation, Refurbishment and Expansion of the School of St Yared” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  We have been receiving extremely generous support from many individuals and companies, both large and small.  We are keen to thank all of our sponsors for their support by recognizing their contributions as widely as possible; using their services whenever possible, and recommending them to our friends and relations.

 

Please support our valued sponsors.

 

 

Rotary Charity House Sponsor of the Week is

With many thanks to

Mary and Tony Nadilo

 

 

 

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