BulLetIN, MAY 18, 2017

 

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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N50 – May 18, 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 22

 

Guest speaker: Cathy Day

‘City of Melville Cultural Projects’

 

Chair:   Colin McCulloch

Host:     Bob Rodgers

Set up & Pack up:   Ron Day & Jim Calcei

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

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’

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

2018

 

 

 

March

Friday

09

Annual Rotary Charity Golf Day at Royal Fremantle Golf Club

March

Fri Sat Sun

16-18

District Conference – Margaret River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great Welcome as Sally Rowlands is Inducted

 

John began Sally’s induction by saying it was a privilege and pleasure to welcome Sally Rowlands to the Rotary Club of Attadale.

 

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Carole introduced Sally saying that she came to her first meeting at our club last December, not knowing anyone, but keen to find out all about Rotary.  She is Sally Rowlands PhD, BSc, BE (Hons).  That’s degrees in Engineering and Chemistry and Sally is currently studying for an MBA.  Sally is a Writer, Researcher, Catalyst and Engineer.  To add to her talents, she is a writer of Science Fiction and has recently been awarded a study scholarship in medical research and development. 

Sally will have the Classification of Engineer and is going to be the Chair of Youth next year.

 

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Sally Rowlands Induction

 

 

Sally’s delightful, friendly personality and enthusiasm will be enjoyed by us all.

The number of people joining the Rotary Club of Attadale continues to grow and Sally is a very welcome addition to the growing number of female members.

 

 

 

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Thank you to Colin for the banners, table signs and decorations to help make Sally’s induction a really special celebration.

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What do all of these Rotarians have in common?  Answer below.

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Special Anniversaries for

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2

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 need your vote >>

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

 

 

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.

 

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

 

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE

Voting in the City of Melville’s Project Robin Hood closes this Friday, May 19th.

If you haven’t voted yet click here and follow the instructions.

If you have any problems watch this short video.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for the Club to receive $16,654 in funding without having to cook a sausage sizzle or sell a raffle ticket. Get on to your friends and family and make it happen.

Have you voted

 

 

Meeting Monday 15th May

 

President John welcomed our guest speaker, Ian Langlands, Sally for the last time before becoming a member and all members.  He especially made welcome Tom Slater who has not attended for some time.  Robin, in true Rotarian spirit, drove Tom to the meeting.

John gave a rundown of items from the Board meeting minutes.

  • Colin has circulated a proposed change to the Club’s bylaws that will be put to members next week:

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”The Club Bylaws be amended to include - Any proposed project /activity with an estimated value in excess of $50,000 be subjected to current Professional advice regards the taxation & other legal implications and that such advice be incorporated into the business plan before any commitment is made on behalf of the club”

  • Draft budgets are now being prepared for next year
  • The International Committee members are working on compliance issues for the Global Grant
  • James will visit Addis Ababa and check out the school and meet local officials
  • Kerry is working to gain GST and stamp duty exemption on the Rotary Charity House
  • The Rotary Charity House Committee will be looking at the best way to sell the house
  • Current expenditure on the house to date is $74 000
  • A cheque from the Charity Golf Day will be presented to MND on May 29th
  • Carole has challenged all members to provide her with four business cards that she can use to invite people to the May 29 meeting.  
  • And she wants every member to invite at least one guest to our May 29 meeting.

Guest Speaker: Ian Langlands

LED Technology - Vertifarm’

 

Rod gave a delightful introduction to Ian saying that not only was he an ex-Rotarian but also a Paul Harris Fellow.

Ian is a generous donor to our Rotary Charity House.

He entered the workforce at the age of fourteen when his father died and over the years he has been involved in a wide range of successful and innovative businesses.

He is a Director of S-tech Holdings who are specialists in LED signage and lighting solutions.

S-Tech is a locally owned business at the cutting edge of Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology.

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Rod and Ian

They have designed, manufactured and project managed many LED signage and LED lighting installations, both in Australia and overseas. 

The Australian Government has regulated and banned most incandescent and halogen lights since 2010, allowing LED to become the major light source for both the domestic and commercial sectors.  

LED lighting is classified as a “green” product and is fully recyclable.

Energy Saving is a hot topic and LED lighting will continue to be a growth market in the coming years.

 

Verti Farm

Vertifarm, by S-Tech, is a completely unique hydroponics system for your house, office or restaurant to provide you with fresh produce all year round. 

Production times are less than 50% of conventional growing times and with the optional controller and app the system can run automatically, providing detailed control to the lighting and pump so that your plants grow optimally.

Ian generously donated pens and LED torch lights to all members and donated some large umbrellas and portable floodlights for us to auction or raffle.

His talk was very interesting and thought provoking.  Thank you, Ian.

 

Winners

Gillian won the door prize and Llew (drawn by Tom) the raffle.  Unfortunately, he did not find the Joker which is worth about $700.

Bob was the winner of Heads and Tails.

 

Fines Session

Patricia conducted a humorous and lucrative fines session.

 

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Entertainment Books

Martin has Entertainment Books for sale at $70.  Each sale returns $14 to our club.

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.

 

Muffins and Coffee

Thank you to Colin for cooking delicious banana muffins for us to enjoy.

 

 

Family of Rotary

Nancy Bray is experiencing a few health problems at the moment.  Our thoughts are with her and we wish her a speedy recovery.

 

District Change Over

Colin and Gail will be attending the District 9465 Change Over Dinner and Dance at Mandurah Quay Resort on Saturday, July 1.  We will be driving down and back and would be delighted to take any members who would like to attend.  The cost is $55 per head and bookings are through Trybooking at https://www.trybooking.com/273699

 

 

Vale Colin More

 

Hi Folks,

Today I attended on behalf of the club the funeral of our past member, Colin Moore, who most of our current members wouldn't know.

The club was kind in putting a notice in the West Australian acknowledging Colin's long and worthy membership of Attadale Rotary.

During the service, Colin's love of Attadale Rotary and his dedication to service was mentioned several times. His Paul Harris Fellowship was also mentioned as one of his highlights.

Colin's son asked me to thank the club for putting in the notice. They were greatly moved by it.

One thing that confirmed this to me, was at pride of place at the reception afterwards, was Colin's Paul Harris Fellowship citation and medal.

 

Regards,

Ian Pittaway

 

 

Colin Moore

 

 

 

The voting web page

Microbats and Minimizing the Mozzie Menace in Melville

The voting for Project Robin Hood closes this Friday, May 19.

Some people have had trouble voting in that the links in the document do not work for them. 

Try control / click instead of just clicking.

If you have trouble with the actual voting look at this I minute 40 second video.

QUICK LINKS:

Text Box: NOTE: On some computers, you may have to control/click.
[Hold down the control key and click.]
To see the five minute Microbat video click here.

To read the full submission click here

To go to the VOTING page, click here

To go to the short ‘how to vote’ page click here

 

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. 

 

Microbat Facts

 

Microbats need to live near a source of drinking water.  They can actually scoop up water “on the wing” much like some of our fire-fighting aircraft.

 


 

 

 

 

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

 

Hugh Langridge, The Rotary Foundation WA Chairman, is making representations on our behalf to clarify the items that can be funded through our Global Grant application for the School of St Yared.

 

 

 

James Doogue is currently touring Europe and will fly to Addis Ababa to visit the school and speak to local school, community and government representatives.  He will be trying to gather information and data to help us meet the many compliance issues that we have to address to secure approval and funding of our Global Grant. 

Readers are reminded that contributions from districts attract a $ for $ subsidy whereas contributions from clubs get a 50c per $ subsidy. 

We have USD$10,000 from District 9465 that becomes USD$20,000 with a subsidy.

Without approval of our Global Grant the School of St Yared will miss out on that USD$20,000 (AUD$26,870) and our Club and others contributions will not get a 50% boost.  The Global Grant means tens of thousands of dollars to our project which is why the International Committee is working so hard to get it approved.

 

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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.

 

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ANSWER:  

To: What do all of these Rotarians have in common?

 

They are all dedicated members, keen to contribute to the Club, put “service above self”, live by the Four Way Test and work hard at “making a difference” to our world.


 

 

 

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

George Lewkowski

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)