BulLetIN, MARCH 4, 2016
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
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.
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”.
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:
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!!
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.
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.
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
To find out more about Rosemary and her books visit her web site by clicking here.
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
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.
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).
OFFICE BEARERS 2015 / 2016
Martin Houchin (Director), Greg James (Deputy), Carole Maxwell, Mal Bennett, Ian Pittaway, Gillian Baker, Jan Fairclough, Bob Rodgers, Bruce Robinson, John Sharp, Gail McCulloch
Rod Rate (Director), Jim Calcei (Deputy), Gillian Baker, Mal Bennett, Mick Donnes, Martin Houchin, Greg James, Carole Maxwell, Colin McCulloch, John Sharp
Patricia Robertson (Director), Gillian Baker (Deputy), Mal Bennett, Jeff Spickett
Bruce Robinson (Director), Greg James, Gillian Baker, Llew Withers, Winston Marsh
Jeff Spickett (Director), Patricia Robertson, Robin Hamilton
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)