BulLetIN, MAY 13, 2015
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, May 18th, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Nadine Magill - Camp Quality
Host: Greg James Chair: Peter Field Set Up: Martin Houchin and Winston Marsh
Monday, May 25th, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Michael Brown - St Barts
Host: Colin McCulloch Chair: Rodney Rate Set Up: Kerry Parsons and Rod Rate
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).
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President Mick welcomed our guest speaker Brianne James (daughter of proud father Greg James) and all Rotarians.
Carole thanked all who attended this year's District Assembly.
Peter has nominated as Deputy Treasurer.
Tom spoke about Nepal's earthquake disaster, urging the RCA to send Aqua Boxes plus $1000, he is donating himself.
He wanted any donations to go to Nepal via Rotary Clubs in that region.
John's contact is RC of Mt Everest. Support for ABC Nepal is at this stage $1000. John received a response from a Nepalese Rotarian to continue with support money to ABC Nepal through RC of Durbarmarg.
Bob spoke as manager of the Neil Henley Foundation suggesting that our club approach the Foundation for funds.
Mal suggested the entire District should unite and tackle the problem of getting supplies to outback Nepal.
The door prize was won by Ian Pittaway and John Sharpe was not lucky enough to draw the Joker.
A second door prize was drawn due to extra wine and Greg James was the winner.
Greg comically but proudly introduced his daughter Brianne James
Guest Speaker Brianne James
Brianne's talk centered around how Rotary has helped her life and career.
She has attended a RYPEN weekend in Harvey, Interact and was a Youth Exchange student in Sweden.
Brianne attributes her interest in Rotary because her father Greg was an active member of the RC of Katanning
She headed Interact at Katanning SHS and spoke in that role at the 9460 District Conference.
Her Rotary Exchange to Sweden was for twelve months in 2003. Some of the highlights were the educational differences, travel opportunities and the necessity to overcome the language barrier.
Some of the downsides were isolation from family, and time difference communication problems. She also found the return transition quite trying and took longer than expected.
Brianne went on to study PR and her first post was Public Relations Advisor with CBH group. In this position she used many of the skills gained through Rotary projects she had been involved in.
She now works with Healthway, promoting a healthy lifestyle throughout WA.
President Mick thanked Brianne for sharing her interesting experiences with us.
Monday, May 11th, 2015
President Mick welcomed our guest speaker Major Wayne Pittaway, Divisional Commander WA Salvation Army.
He went on to say how lovely it was to see some old faces back again in George, Jim , Bruce and thank goodness Colin was back!!!!!! I think he must have missed the biscuits or banana loaf with coffee.
Winston brought the members up to date with news of the Probus Clubs we have started. They have good memberships and some have waiting lists.
Llew has asked Rod to go to Bicton, Ian to Attadale, and Colin to Palmyra Primary Schools to talk about the Give a Damn Give a Can Project
Attadale Scouts and members of the 5000 Meals group are happy to help with the project.
Llew is preparing a press release.
Don explained he had boxes of Give a Damn Give a Can bags and leaflets ready for the people who had volunteered to help distribute them. He also provided us with maps for each delivery area
There are about 300 in each box and they need to be delivered before Sunday May 24th, the Give a Damn Give a Can (GADGAC) collection day
Martin had five topics to talk about.
1. He has 20 x $20 discount vouchers for a tour at the Fremantle Prison.
2. He received a lovely card from Nancy Bray thanking him for bringing around flowers and best wishes from the RCA after her recent accident.
3. Entertainment books are available now. They are a good fundraiser for the club.
4. After a show of hands there will be a definite booking at Quinlan's Restaurant for a buffet meal on Wednesday June 17th 2015
5. The RCA now has a Facebook page
Jim received a number of humorous comments during his fines session.
The door prize was won by Nick and the Joker that has $116 in its kitty was also won be Nick !!!!!!
Ian had great pleasure in introducing the guest speaker, his cousin, Major Wayne Pittaway, Divisional Commander WA Salvation Army saying the family were very proud of his achievements.
Wayne shared with us a little of the origins of the Salvation Army. Its beginnings date back to 1865 when William Booth, a Methodist minister commenced work in East London.
William Booth, the organisation's Founder, preached the Gospel to the poor and underprivileged. By 1867 it had developed into a ministry offering basic schooling, reading rooms, penny banks, soup kitchens, and relief aid to the destitute.
In 1878 William Booth changed the name to the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army has grown into a global evangelical movement with extensive social services. It now works in 126 countries and 160 languages, offering spiritual counsel, a sense of community and practical support to thousands of people, regardless of race, creed or conviction
In WA the Salvation Army assist 2000 people a week in a wide range of areas such as Homeless, Addiction, Domestic violence, Emergency relief and family support,
Family Tracing, Employment, Court and prison services, Aged care, Salvos stores Emergency services and Overseas aid
President Mick thanked Major Wayne Pittaway for his wonderful message to us all. The catch cry has always been "Thank goodness for the Salvos" They do a wonderful job and we really appreciate you coming along to our meeting.
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$10,000 donated to Nepal Disaster
At last night's Board Meeting it was decided to donate $10,000 from the Neil Henley Foundation to RID 3292 Disaster Relief Nepal.
Before midnight it was confirmed that the leaders of Rotary District 3292 are safe and ideally placed to administer immediate aid to the most urgent needs.
John Sharp and Betty Bright are working to expedite the transfer of the funds to Nepal.
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