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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N49 – May 12, 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 May 15

 

Guest speaker:

Ian Langlands

‘LED Technology - Vertifarm’

 

Chair:   Rod Rate

Host:   Ron Day

Set up & Pack up:   Jeff Spickett & Martin Houchin

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

April

Monday

24

Voting for Project Robin Hood opens.  Vote Microbats 1

May

Monday

15

Ian Langlands – ‘LED Technology – Vertifarm’

May

Friday

19

Voting for Project Robin Hood closes.  Get your votes in.

May

Monday

22

Cathy Day – ‘City of Melville Cultural Projects’

May

Friday

26

Ladies’ Luncheon at Willow Ponds

May

Monday

29

Sandra Kerbler – ‘Journey to Antarctica’ Open Night - Partners

June

Monday

05

Public Holiday – Foundation Day – no meeting

June

Monday

12

Peter Di Marco – ‘The Reluctant Toxicologist’

June

Tuesday

13

Board Meeting

June

Monday

19

Jo Nova – ‘Climate Alarmism’   (Chair: George Lewkowski)

June

Monday

26

Change Over Dinner – 35th Birthday Celebration - Partners

July

Monday

03

Dinner Meeting

July

Monday

10

Dinner Meeting

July

Tuesday

11

Board Meeting

July

Monday

17

Dinner Meeting - District Governor Bruce Lynch – Partners Night

July

Monday

24

Dinner Meeting

July

Monday

31

Dinner Meeting

August

Monday

07

Dinner Meeting

August

Monday

14

Dinner Meeting

August

Tuesday

15

Board Meeting

August

Monday

21

Dinner Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Anniversaries for

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Pat & Les Power   Wedding

7

Pat & Trevor Leaver   Wedding

3

Max Anderson   Induction   1982

8

Llew Withers   Birthday

3

Peter Field   Induction   1982

9

Martin Houchin   Birthday

3

Alan Morcombe   Induction   1982

9

Judy Marsh   Birthday

3

Mal Bennett   Induction   1982

18

Mike van Trier   Birthday

3

Winston Marsh   Induction   1982

23

Rosemary & Don Rodger   Wedding

3

Peter Knox   Induction   1982

24

James Doogue   Birthday

3

Don Rodger   Induction   1982

25

Louise & Fred Soale   Wedding

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:  MAY IS YOUTH SERVICE

 

May is Youth Service Month.

 

The Microbats are coming >>

The voting for Project Robin Hood has opened and will run until May 19.  Full details of how you can vote for our project: “Microbats and Minimizing the Mozzie Menace in Melville” is detailed below.

 

 

Meeting Monday 9th May

 

President John has returned from holidays feeling refreshed.  He thoroughly enjoyed diving three times a day for seven days which tells us he is very fit.  This was followed by lots of rest and relaxation.

John was delighted to welcome Yolanda Cool, Jordan Doogue and Sally Rowlands to the meeting.

Please come and support Sally who will be inducted next Monday. 

The Club Officer Training Seminar (COTS) was held at the North Lake Campus last Saturday.  It was very well organised and the presentations were excellent.  Carole, James, Fred, Giovanna, Neil, Colin and Gail attended.

President elect, Bruce Lynch, announced that he is very keen to

·        Eliminate acronyms from Rotary by June next year.

·        Try to spread the word on “What Rotary is and Does”

 

Congratulations

Colin congratulated Sally on being awarded a study scholarship.

He also wished Llew and Martin a very Happy Birthday.

Colin used to do a lot of diving and recognises that doing three dives a day for seven days is a marvellous effort by John.

He presented them all with a congratulatory muffin.

 

Can you help?

Yolanda Cool, a past member of Attadale RC, came to our meeting.  She is involved in a project to supply novels, suitable for children and adults in Fiji.

Your help supplying books would be greatly appreciated.

Yolanda has contacts that will help get the books to Fiji.

Jordan and James

 

Bev, Yolanda and Carole

 

Guest Speaker

Mark Cugley ‘Protecting and Enhancing the Swan Canning River Park’

 

The Swan Canning River Park land and waterways include the Swan, Canning, Helena, Southern and many smaller tributaries plus the public foreshore reserves.

The total catchment including the Avon Basin is

125 000 sq. km.

The combined shoreline of the Swan and Canning rivers is more than 300km long.

The whole area has diverse and resilient ecosystems and are a recreational playground and source of vibrant commercial and tourism activity.

The waterways and land are regularly monitored to improve river health and restore and stabilise the land.

The talk was very interesting and informative.

A number of members showed their keen interest by asking a range of questions.

Mark Cugley

Department of Parks & Wildlife

 

Welcome and Invitations

Carole

·        was delighted to announce that Sally Rowlands will be inducted into the Attadale Rotary Club on May 15.  Please come along and help make Sally feel especially welcomed

·        announced that our next open night will be May 29th.  Please invite family and friends to come along.  Carole asked all members to gather as many business cards as they can so that she can extend an invitation for them all to attend.

 

Movie Night

Rod announced that a movie and date will be announced before the end of the financial year.

It costs the club more if we choose a new movie so if we can alert family and friends of the movie and date in advance they may hold off seeing the movie and come along and support our fund raiser.

 

Wishing them well

Ian has been in touch with a number of past members, such as Peter Knox, who he said sounded pretty good on the phone as did Jim and Patty Trotter.  Peter, Jim and Patty were quite chuffed to get the phone call.  

Ian also spoke to Rosemary Rodger (Don was out). She said Don was doing remarkably well after his knee operation and is even doing walks from Port Beach to Leighton in the soft sand.

 

Bereavement

Ian and Mal informed everyone that Colin Moore a former club member had passed away on May 3rd.

Colin was a very active club member and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in 1996.  He left the club and retired to Mandurah in the late nineties.  Ian said that if you could ever call someone 'The Perfect Gentleman' it was Colin.  The following notice was placed in the West Australian.

 

 

 

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Sympathy to Betty, Brad, Greg and Families.  Our past Rotary Club of Attadale member Colin epitomised ‘Service Above Self’ and is warmly remembered by his many Rotary Friends.

 

 

 

Entertainment Books

Martin is selling Entertainment Books at a cost of $70, to help raise funds for Attadale RC.

Please ask family and friends if they would like to buy one.

You recoup your initial purchase by using only a couple of vouchers.  It is also a great way to try new restaurants and a wide range of places.

 

Congratulations

Jim was the winner of the door prize and Carole cleverly won “Heads and Tails’

 

Coffee and Cake

Thank you to Colin for the delicious Fruit Loaf that members enjoyed with their coffee.

 

 

 

Sally’s Induction - Monday, May 15

Our last inductions were a very special event.  Giovanna, Bev, Neil and James were inducted at our special Christmas Dinner Meeting.  The room and tables were decorated, there was a special buffet meal and everyone was dressed up and looking particularly swish.  It was something special and it would be delightful if we could make Sally’s night something really memorable. 

SO …  please dress to impress and help us tizz the room up a bit.

 

 

 

James Doogue and Beverley Moffat display their membership certificates

Sponsors Kerry and Abby welcome Giovanna and Neil McKay to the Club

 

 

Four Way Test Speech Contest

Jan Moore sent out the results of the recent State Final of the Four Way Test Speech Contest

Winner

Harry Harrop from Butler College, sponsored by RC Mindarie. His topic was Climate Change.

Runner Up

Pooja Ramesh from Perth Modern School sponsored by RC Subiaco. Her topic was Multiculturalism and Diversity.

Other participants

Katherine Magpily from Mandurah Catholic College sponsored by RC Mandurah Districts. Her topic was the Emotional Strain on FIFO Workers.

Emma Shine from Corpus Christi College sponsored by RC Booragoon. Her topic was a Change of Heart.

Jan reported that all four contestants spoke to an extremely high standard and any one of them could have taken home the winner’s certificate and trophy. The results were very close.

She looks forward to hearing from Rotary clubs regarding their contestants for 2017/2018.  The Club Finals should take place in September so, please, keep a date free on your guest speaker calendar.

 

 

 

 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE IS 35 YEARS OLD

We are turning 35 this year and we are going to celebrate at the Change Over Dinner on June 26.  Please reserve the date.  All past members will be invited to this reunion and we need their contact details.  We know all of the honorary members but we need the others.  If you know where any of our past members reside please email Mal Bennett or Colin McCulloch.  Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Repeat

The voting web page

Microbats and Minimizing the Mozzie Menace in Melville

The voting for Project Robin Hood has opened and will run until May 19.

Colin gave a demonstration on how to vote and encouraged members to vote for our project and also support the RC of Applecross’s project for a gazebo, local Attadale projects for the school and netball club (and his daughter’s Pally deck).

 

Just to remind you all that the City of Melville’s Project Robin Hood offers $100,000 for community projects that are legal, safe, and benefit the community.  Groups can apply for grants from $1,000 to $20,000.  The successful projects are selected by on-line community voting that will take place between April 24 and May 19.  There is one vote per email address.

We will probably need a thousand votes to be successful so every member will have to vote and convince many of their friends to vote for our project as well.  Voting is very simple (when you know how to do it) and we will be putting out some explanatory emails with the necessary links included. 

 

Microbat Facts

Microbats eat 40 to 50% of their own bodyweight every night and can hunt up to 15 kilometres from their roosting place.

Pregnant microbats eat around 100% of their bodyweight every night.  Image if a human did that!

 


 

 

 

 

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

Friday, May 26th

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

 

 

 

 

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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Update on the School of St Yared

 

We have had some concerning feedback on our Global Grant application to help ‘Refurbish and Expand the School of St Yared’.

The main problem is that is not seen as a Rotary project but simply as us funding a

 

Hope for Children project.  The Rotary Foundation also requires a long list of compliance items that necessitate a great deal of extra work here and in Ethiopia. 

It is good that Neil MacKay, James Doogue and Fred Soale have joined the International team and will be helping with the Global Grant compliance issues.

John Sharp has had a long telephone conference with two representatives of The Rotary Foundation and we can now see a pathway forward.  The whole process will be delayed so we will now be looking at just one Global Grant to cover eligible items.

 

 

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

 

 


 

 

 

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE

 

DUTY ROSTER 2017 – Q2 revised

 

The Chairpersons will be selected by Ian Pittaway to match the

guest speakers as they are arranged.

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Set Up

&

Pack Up

Host

Chairperson

 

Feb 06

Mal Bennett

&

Rod Rate

Gail McCulloch

Colin McCulloch

Feb 13

Jeff Spickett

&

Ron Day

Ian Pittaway

Winston Marsh

Feb 20

Jim Calcei

&

George Lewkowski

Carole Maxwell

Mick Donnes

Feb 28

Mick Donnes

&

Fred Soale

Bob Rodgers

RC Applecross

Mar 6

Public holiday

 

Labour Day

Mar 13

Colin McCulloch

&

Gillian Baker

Winston Marsh

John Sharp

Mar 20

Ian Pittaway

&

Martin Houchin

Abby Parsons

Kerry Parsons

Mar 27

Garth Curran

&

Nick Odorisio

Robin Hamilton

Jim Calcei

April 03

Kerry Parsons

&

Beverley Moffat

Giovanna McKay

Mal Bennett

April 10

Nick Odorisio

&

Llew Withers

Sally Rowlands

Martin Houchin

April 17

Public holiday

 

Easter Monday

 

 

April 24

No Meeting

 

Restaurant Night

 

 

April 25

Public holiday

 

ANZAC Day

 

May 01

Abby Parsons

&

Neil McKay

James Doogue

Ian Pittaway

May 08

Mal Bennett

 

Gail McCulloch

Gillian Baker

Mick Donnes

May 15

Jeff Spickett

 

Martin Houchin

Ron Day *

Rod Rate

May 22

Jim Calcei

 

Ron Day

Bob Rodgers

Colin McCulloch

May 29

Mick Donnes

 

George Lewkowski

Carole Maxwell

Martin Houchin

June 05

Public Holiday

 

Foundation Day

 

 

June 12

Ian Pittaway *

 

Rod Rate

Robin Hamilton *

 

June 19

Kerry Parsons

 

Giovanna McKay

Beverley Moffat

 

June 26

Nick Odorisio

 

Fred Soale *

Mick Donnes

 

           

 

Names with an * have had their dates altered from the original roster

 

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

 

The set up and pack 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)