BulLetIN, MAY 17, 2016
MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, May 23rd, 2016 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: John Sharp & Carole Maxwell - Rotary Showcase 2016-17 Vision
Host: Patricia Robertson Chair: John Sharp Set Up: Mick Donnes & Abby Parsons
Monday, May 30th, 2016 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Tim Nicol - Kimberley Marine Parks+
Host: Jeff Spickett Chair: Ian Pittaway Set Up: Kerry Parsons & Garth Curran
Monday, May 9th
President Carole welcomed all to the meeting especially our guest speaker Robin Robinson.
She told members that Max Anderson and Winston Marsh were in hospital.
Our love and thoughts are with them both.
The Rotary Foundation Dinner is to be held at the Parmelia Hilton on May 19th.at a cost of $125 p/person. Bill Boyd RI President will be the key note speaker.
She also thanked Colin for his Power Point from the Charity Golf Day. The members enjoyed re-living memories of the great and successful day.
Colin presented Martin and Llew each with a birthday muffin and candle to celebrate their birthdays.
Congratulations and Thank You
Colin thanked Patricia for manning the spinner at the Melville Markets for the purpose of raising money to enable Jade Lewis to re print her book.
Patricia worked from 6.00am to 10.00am on two Sundays and raised $397. Patricia said she had help from Carole.
She explained that there was a lot of difference between low risk and high risk births.
The value of keeping healthy and watching weight gain is very important.
Robin did a project on the impact of obesity on child bearing women.
Attitudes and practices have changed over the years. Nowadays the expectant parents are well informed before and during the pregnancy so are able to make informed decisions especially if complications arise.
Cake and Chocolates
Thank you Colin for cooking cakes, slices, muffins or biscuits each week for the members to enjoy with their coffee. Thank you to Abby for bringing chocolates to share this week.
Showcase Meeting Monday May 23rd
This is an opportunity to show what our club is about.
John reminded members of this, encouraging members, partners, friends and invited guests to attend and the email he sent to everyone with all the details.
Martin has Entertainment Books for sale at $65 each. The club receives $13 for each book sold so please help Martin in this fund raising venture.
Help and House
Kerry told the members of a fire that destroyed 60 houses in the Philippines. He was able to provide some money to help with the rebuilding and look after a young girl while the building took place.
He would like people to donate children's books and comics written in English for children in the Philippines. He will organise for them to be sent there in a box.
The plans for the Charity house to be built here in Perth will go to Council this week and hopefully work will commence soon.
Bruce had all the pamphlets ready for members to take for delivery in their assigned areas.
Collection day is May 22nd from 9.00am to midday.
Congratulations to Abby for winning the Door Prize and Greg the raffle. Garth was the winner in Heads and Tails
Monday, May 16th
President Carole welcomed John Kevan from Applecross RC, Brian Marshall from Melville City Council, Ray Glickman from Amana Living, Garth Curran and Elaine Bennett.
Patricia introduced Brian Marshall who is on the Melville City Council Community Development Team - West.
He outlined things that need to be considered when thinking of planning a fair, such as
· choice of venue
· traffic management that can be very expensive
· selling the event to nearby businesses
Ian told members that Max and Winston were feeling better.
All members wished them both well.
Great News from Andrew Pittaway
Ian had great pleasure in reporting on information that his son Andrew had received:-
'This morning the Commonwealth War Grave Commission accepted evidence that Dennis and I presented for Lance Corporal Vivian Taylor 23rd Battalion AIF.
He was under an unknown soldier headstone in Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery and he will now be given a named headstone with a rededication ceremony.'
Ray is Director and former Chairman of Aged & Community Services WA, Director and former Deputy President of Aged & Community Services Australia, a Board Member of Ocean Gardens, United Way WA & Writing WA and a member of the Statutory Planning Committee of the West Australian Planning Commission.
He has also served as the President of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of both Therapy Focus and the WA Maritime Museum Advisory Committee.
With his extensive experience Ray was able to tell us that
· consumer directed home care is the way of the future
· people need to assess their own situation early and make plans for the future
· retirement villages are an excellent way of delivering services
· technology will be very prevalent
Please Support our Movie Fund Raiser
Rod urged everyone to assist in making this a success. If every member invited 6 to 10 people to come along it would be a successful fund raiser.
John reported that the recent cluster meeting between the Rotary Clubs of Attadale, Applecross, Melville, Booragoon and Canning Bridge was very good.
· They are planning a Sundowner on September 18th between 3.00 and 5.00pm
· They will work to ensure there is no conflict between schools we are servicing and projects being undertaken
· St Yared's will benefit from the cluster
· $10 000 from the District at John Kevan's suggestion
Martin won the door prize and Tom the raffle
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, Garth Curran
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)