BulLetIN, MARCH 4, 2016

 

Bulletins

 

 

 

MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’

 

 

Monday, March 14th, 2016  6.00pm for 6.30pm

 

Guest Speaker:  tba

 

 

Host:  Gail McCulloch  Chair:  Ian Pittaway  Set Up:  Colin McCulloch & Rod Rate

 

 

 

Monday, March 21st, 2016  6.00pm for 6.30pm

 

 

Guest Speaker:  Diane Munrowd - 'Native Arc'

 

 

Host:  Abby Parsons  Chair:  tba  Set Up:  Kerry Parsons & Patricia Robertson

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

March

Monday

07

No meeting - Labour Day public holiday

March

Tuesday

08

Board Meeting

March

Friday

11

Attadale School Bush Dance

March

Monday

14

Dinner Meeting

March

18,  19  &

20

District 9465 Conference

March

Monday

21

Dinner Meeting - Diane Munrowd - 'Native Arc'

March

Monday

28

No meeting - Easter Monday public holiday

April

Friday

01

Charity Golf Day at RFGC

April

Monday

04

Richard Offen - Cultural Heritage and History

April

Monday

11

Michelle Fyfe - Assistant Police Commissioner

April

Monday

18

Sarah Phillips - Fremantle Sea Rescue

April

Monday

25

No Meeting - ANZAC Day public holiday

May

Monday

02

Dinner Meeting

May

Monday

09

Dinner Meeting

May

Monday

16

Dinner Meeting

May

Monday

23

Dinner Meeting

May

Monday

23

Dinner Meeting

June

Monday

04

Change Over Dinner - Partners' Evening

 

 

 

 

 

Special Anniversaries for

MARCH

2

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 Odorisio   Birthday

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:    MARCH IS LITERACY

 

 

 

 

CRABBING DAY

A GREAT SUCCESS

 

The 2016 Crabbing Day was a wonderful day out for 51 members and friends largely due to the planning and hard work of our consummate hosts Jim and Jenny Calcei.

 

Jim and Jenny managed the day with apparent ease but an astute observer would have seen that they were never still; going from one task to another to ensure that we all had an enjoyable and relaxing day.

 

They were aided by the intrepid crabbers out in boats provided by Jim, Kerry, Mal, Ron and Ken Bright.

The crabs were harder to catch than in previous years so it was fortunate that some of the boats had been out on Friday and Saturday to ensure we had a plentiful feed.

John, Mick and Ken rate a special mention for catching just ONE crab (a very unlucky crustacean indeed!)

 

Many thanks also to the ladies (and odd bloke) who provided the delicious salads and mouth-watering desserts and worked continuously in the kitchen and behind the scenes to make everything happen.

 

Past President Mick gave a vote of thanks to Jim and Jenny and all who assisted to make the day such a success. 

 

In response Jim thanked everyone for coming and for their help and went on to

say that today was a great day for fellowship and that Rotary really started off as a fellowship group and developed from there.  Fellowship really is important and we should do more of it.  He finished by thanking Jenny for her great contribution to the day!! to very loud applause!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 22nd

 

Many thanks to Max Anderson who recorded the notes for this meeting.

 

Acting President Mick opened the meeting and welcomed

 

            Guest Speaker Dr. Andy Marsh

            Visitors Anne Wilson, Rod Eagleton and Garth Curran

 

 

John advised that the Change over Night was being planned for Monday 4th July

 

Jim reported on the success of the crabbing day at his Mandurah home on Sunday and expressed his sincere thanks to all the ladies who provided the great salads and desserts and for their cleaning up afterwards.

 

Jim in his capacity as sergeant handed out fines to Mick, Ron (never misses him), Kerry and all those who did not attend the crabbing party.

 

Patricia provided us with her usual list of clever wee one liners until the sergeant gonged her out – (couldn’t understand why!   couldn’t understand anyway! )

 

The Door Prize was won by Bob and the Joker eluded Bruce.

 

Mick advised that due to internal problems the Bicton School Bush Dance scheduled for Friday 26th February has now been cancelled.  Also the Attadale School Bush Dance planned for Friday 4th March is now likely to be on Friday 11th March.

 

Ian drew attention to the interesting speaker at our next meeting - Rosemary Sayer.

 

 

 

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Andy Marsh  “Dial a Doctor”.

 

Ian introduced our guest speaker, Dr. Andy Marsh, whose subject was “Dial a Doctor”.

This service was established in Cairns, Queensland, in 2010 and in Perth in 2012.  It is a fully accredited and established after hours service which provides a good quality and efficient medical service right to your home.   Andy said that about 100,000 people in the Perth region, which stretches from Alkimos to Dawesville, are treated each year serviced by 140 doctors, who operate individually but work through a central administration body similar to a taxi service. 

Dr Andy Marsh

 

The after hours doctor service operates in the following manner:

·       Patients can ring the call centre on 1300 030 030 and book a call.

·      Calls will be taken from everyone - people who have a Medicare or Veterans Affairs card are bulk billed so the service is free.  International tourists are charged which can be claimed on travel insurance.

·      Once the call centre receptionists have booked the call it is sent out to doctor/driver teams on the road.

·      The after hours doctor/driver teams attend the calls.

 

The patient is offered a range of services:

·      Any medication required

·      The doctor's bags have a supply of common medications so if the pharmacist is closed or the patient finds it difficult to leave the house the doctor can give them a starter pack.

·      The doctors can order blood tests or x-rays.

·      If necessary the patient can be supplied with a referral to the hospital

 

Once the consultation has concluded the doctor writes the clinical notes of the consultation.

The clinical notes are then forwarded onto the patient's daytime GP so that he or she is kept informed about the treatment that has been administered.

 

Andy said that the “Dial a Doctor” line provides a quality service that is of great assistance to the community in that:

 

·      People who are disabled, elderly or are without transport can have access to primary health care.

·      It greatly helps to alleviate strain on Hospital Accident & Emergency

·      Patients can wait in the comfort of their own home for a doctor to see them

·      By keeping patients out of waiting rooms it can help prevent the spreading of diseases.

·      It is a bulk bill service that can be used by everyone.

Andy chats with Kerry

It was noted that we must be a healthy lot, as on a show of hands no one present had used this service to date.   -   A most enlightening address - and a note from the Note taker – he was helped a little by Google!!

 

 

Monday, February 29th

 

Carole opened the meeting and thanked everyone for the support and encouragement given to both David and herself.

 

She welcomed our guest speaker Rosemary Sayer, Jacquie Pittaway, Judy Marsh, Jean and Peter MacKenzie, Anne Wilson and Garth Curran to our meeting.

             Anne Wilson with Bruce Robinson

Jean and Peter MacKenzie

 

Charity House

Kerry informed the meeting of what was happening with the Charity House.

·      There is an offer and acceptance on the block with Kerry's solicitor

·      Plans are being drawn by Garth Curran's son

·      Kerry has his architect doing working drawings

·      A sign writer is doing a sign with all the donors listed

·      Kerry's nephew is going to supervise

·     Donations of labour will be more difficult to get than materials.

     

 

Fair

Patricia is looking at two possibilities:-

·      One on the night of the Jacaranda Festival

·      One similar to the one ARC held on Tompkins Park

She would like to run it with Melville City Council but will contact other people and organisations who have run fairs to see how they did it.

 

 

 

 

New Phone Number to Use for Apologies

Gillian has asked that anyone who needs to phone her please do so on her personal phone 0437 146 849

 

 

 

Orange Muffins in Appreciation

Colin presented a muffin to the following people:

·      Max - A big thank you for willingly stepping in to take and write up notes for the Bulletin while Colin and Gail were away in South America and Antarctica.  He did a marvelous job and his notes just had to be pasted in.

·      Jeff - Thank you for taking on the role of Secretary while Colin was away.

·      Carole - It was good to see you back and sharing positive news about David.

·      Patricia - Thank you for willingly collecting the mail while Colin and Gail were away.

·      Garth Curran - Colin was absolutely delighted that Garth was joining the club

·      Anne Wilson - Colin gave a big welcome to Anne

·      Gail - for managing sea sickness to travel with Colin to Antarctica which was number one on his bucket list.

 

Conference

John wanted to know who would be attending conference.

He announced some positions for next year:-

·      Sergeant  - Patricia

·      Deputy Treasurer - Gillian

·      Foundation - Tom

The following positions require deputies

·      Programs - Jacquie and Ian Pittaway

·      Family of Rotary - Anne and George Lewkowski

 

Guest Speaker: 

 

Rosemary Sayer

 

Rosemary is a published author, teacher and experienced international communications professional.

 

She gave a very interesting, informative and entertaining talk of her interviews with refugees from Burma, Afghanistan and South Sudan which are related in her latest book.

 

 

"More to the Story

conversations with refugees"

The book looks beyond negative media reports, political speeches and fear-mongering statistics to tell human stories of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

 

 

To find out more about Rosemary and her books visit her web site by clicking here.

 

Winners

The door prize was won by Robin and Colin won the raffle but he could not find the joker.

Heads and tails was won by Jacquie

 

Duty     "England Rotary expects every man to do his duty!"

Any member unable to do their duty should phone a friend and arrange a replacement. 

A copy of the current duty roster is included at the end of this newsletter for your convenience.

APOLOGIES:   

Gillian has asked that anyone who needs to phone her do so on her personal phone 0437 146 849

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 0437 146 849 (Emails may not get read on Monday and cannot therefore guarantee that your apology is received).

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 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

 

Tompkins-on-Swan

 

 

 

OFFICE BEARERS 2015 / 2016

 

President:

Carole Maxwell

 

Director Youth:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Mick Donnes

 

Director Special Projects:

Mick Donnes

President Elect:

John Sharp

 

Director Fund Raising:

Rodney Rate

President Nominee:

Martin Houchin

 

Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers

Secretary:

Colin McCulloch

 

Protection Officer:

Llew Withers

Treasurer:

Betty Bright

 

Attendance Officer:

Gillian Baker

Director Membership/PR:

Martin Houchin

 

Sergeant:

Jim Calcei

Director Family of Rotary:

George Lewkowski

 

Programs:

Ian Pittaway

Director International:

Mick Donnes

 

Insurance & Risk Assessment:

Jim Trotter

Director RI Foundation:

 

 

Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin

Director Community:   

Bruce Robinson

 

Bulletin:

Gail McCulloch

Director Vocation:

Jeff Spickett

 

On to Conference:

John Sharp

 

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

 

District Governor:  Melodie Kevan (Applecross)

Vice Governor:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Elect:  Linda McLerie (Hannans-Kalgoorlie)

Group One Assistant Governor: Llew Withers

DG Nominee:  Bruce Lynch (South Bunbury)

Probus:  Winston Marsh

IPDG:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

Rotary Out West  editor: Phil Cordery                back

 

 

Membership Committee

Martin Houchin (Director), Greg James (Deputy), Carole Maxwell, Mal Bennett, Ian Pittaway, Gillian Baker, Jan Fairclough, Bob Rodgers, Bruce Robinson, John Sharp, Gail McCulloch

 

Fundraising Committee

Rod Rate (Director), Jim Calcei (Deputy), Gillian Baker, Mal Bennett, Mick Donnes, Martin Houchin, Greg James, Carole Maxwell, Colin McCulloch, John Sharp

 

Youth Committee

Patricia Robertson (Director), Gillian Baker (Deputy), Mal Bennett, Jeff Spickett

 

Community Committee

Bruce Robinson (Director), Greg James, Gillian Baker, Llew Withers, Winston Marsh

 

Vocation Committee

Jeff Spickett (Director), Patricia Robertson, Robin Hamilton

 

ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE

 

DUTY ROSTER 2016 

 

The Chairpersons will be selected by Ian Pittaway to match the

guest speakers as they are arranged.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

Set Up

&

Pack Up

Host

Chairperson

 

Feb 8

Mal Bennett

&

Ron Day

Robin Hamilton

Ian Pittaway

Feb 15

Possible Restaurant Meeting

Tom Slater

Ian Pittaway

Feb 22

Mick Donnes

&

Fred Soale

Bruce Robinson

Ian Pittaway

Feb 29

Greg James

&

George Lewkowski

Winston Marsh

Mal Bennett

Mar 7

Public holiday

 

Labour Day

Mar 14

Colin McCulloch

&

Rod Rate

Gail McCulloch

 

Mar 21

Kerry Parsons

&

Patricia Robertson

Abby Parsons

 

Mar 28

Public holiday

 

Easter Monday

April 4

John Sharp

&

Jeff Spickett

Bob Rodgers

Martin Houchin

April 11

Nick Odorisio

&

Llew Withers

Max Anderson

Greg James

April 18

Martin Houchin

&

Tom Slater

Ron Day

Ron Day

April 25

Public holiday

 

ANZAC Day

 

May 2

Mal Bennett

&

Robin Hamilton

Fred Soale

 

May 9

Mick Donnes

&

Bruce Robinson

George Lewkowski

 

May 16

Greg James

&

Gail McCulloch

Rod Rate

 

May 23

Colin McCulloch

&

Abby Parsons

Patricia Robertson

 

May 30

Kerry Parsons

&

Winston Marsh

Jeff Spickett

 

June 6

Public holiday

 

W.A. Day

June 13

John Sharp

&

Bob Rodgers

Llew Withers

 

June 20

Nick Odorisio

&

Max Anderson

Tom Slater

 

June 27

Martin Houchin

&

Ron Day

Mal Bennett

 

 

 

If members are unable to undertake their allocated duty on any date please arrange a swap.

 

The setting 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)