BulLetIN MAY 19, 2014

 

Bulletins

 

 

 

 

OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014

 

President:

George Lewkowski

 

Director Local Projects:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Mike Van Trier

 

Director International:

Mike Van Trier

President Elect:

Mick Donnes

 

Director Fund Raising

Rodney Rate

Secretary:

Carole Maxwell

 

Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers

Treasurer:

John Sharp

 

Attendance Officer:

Gillian Baker

Director Membership/PR:

Jeff Spickett

 

Sergeant:

Mick Donnes

Director Rotary Family:

Martin Houchin

 

Programs:

Tony Wilkie

Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin

 

Bulletin:

Colin McCulloch /

Club Protection Officer

Llew Withers

 

 

Betty Bright

 

Rotary District 9465                                          for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/

 

District Governor:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Elect:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

DG Nominee:  Melodie Kevan (Applecross)

IPDG:  Robert Cooper (Kwinana)

 

 

 

Special Anniversaries for

MAY

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

15

Graham Cotterell   Birthday

3

Winston Marsh   Induction  1982

18

Mike van Trier   Birthday

3

Peter Knox   Induction  1982

23

Rosemary & Don Rodger   Wedding

3

Don Rodger   Induction  1982

 

 

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:  MAY IS AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH RESEARCH FUND

 

 

Meeting May 12th

 

President George Lewkowski welcomed all members and gave a special welcome to our guest speaker, Jean Loth.

 

Llew Withers reported that “Give a Damn, Give a Can” seems to be going well and asked for volunteers to act as drivers on Sunday, May 18th.  He hopes that notices in eight school newsletters will increase support as will community notices on local radio.

 

Colin McCulloch presented a special prize to Betty Bright for winning the “Spot the error” competition in the Bulletin.  [Betty was the first entry in but the cake was more for her being such a lovely person and willing worker and for so readily taking over publishing the Bulletin for the next few months!].

 

Carole Maxwell covered:

·      A request from Patricia Robertson for contact details of Joy Sinclair who works with Men’s Shelters.  Stella Maris was suggested as a worthy alternative.

·      An invitation to the District Change Over Dinner on Saturday, July 5th.

·      The Change Over Night has been changed to June 16th.

·      Directors’ reports need to be in ASAP

·      Incoming directors need to organize their teams.

·      The 2015 District Conference will be in Albany on March 22nd.

 

Rod Rate has arranged for Peter Snell to be the guest speaker on May 19th speaking about ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children).  As Peter is the President of the Bentley-Curtin RC they have been invited to join us for a combined meeting.

 

Martin Houchin reminded members to pay for their Entertainment Books and encouraged members to offer them to friends and rellies.

 

Treasurer John Sharp informed members that the books would be closed off this coming Thursday to meet the new change over timeline.

 

The Door Prize was won by George Lewkowski and Chase the Joker by Carole Maxwell but, alas, no joker.

 

President Elect, Mick Donnes, announced the incoming directors and office holders as:

 

President:

Mick Donnes

 

Director New Generations:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

George Lewkowski

 

Director Vocational:

Martin Houchin

President Elect:

tba

 

Director Community:

Greg James

Secretary:

Carole Maxwell

 

Director International:

George Lewkowski

Treasurer:

John Sharp

 

Director Fund Raising:

Rodney Rate

Director Membership/PR:

Jeff Spickett

 

Director Attadale Foundation:

George Lewkowski

Director Rotary Family:

Martin Houchin

 

Attendance Officer:

Jan Fairclough

Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin

 

Sergeant:

Jim Calcei

Club Protection Officer:

Llew Withers

 

Programs:

Tony Wilkie

 

 

 

Bulletin:

Colin & Gail McCulloch

 

 

 

 

/ Betty Bright

 

 

Guest Speaker

Jean Loth

 

Tom Slater introduced Jean Loth who is an Occupational Therapist working in conjunction with the Fremantle Language Development Centre that works with children with language difficulties.  Last week Wendy Strang gave us an overview of the work of the FLDC and how our financial support will be assisting with the identification and treatment of needy children.  Jean gave us a broad look at sensory processing and how it affect children’s behaviours and learning and how she works with the students, teachers and parents to help overcome their problems.  To learn more click here.

 

 

Members will be pleased to note that RCA is supporting the work of the Fremantle Language Development Centre through our Occupational Therapy Project led by Gillian Baker.  RCA is contributing towards the costs of screening all Pre Primary students attending the FLDC with the purpose of identifying those that are at risk with sensory processing and fine motor skills. 

Those students identified will be referred to government and private occupational therapy services for individual intervention therapy. 

This project will make a real difference to the lives of these children.

 

 

 

Meeting May 19th

 

 

 

In the absence of President George Lewkowski Sergeant Mick Donnes welcomed all members and gave a special welcome to our guest speaker Peter Snell and his fellow members from the Bentley-Curtin RC.

 

John Sharp reminded members that at the AGM some members expressed concern at the wording of Section 1 of the Proposed Amendment to Club Bylaws.  After lengthy debate it was decided that if members could improve the wording they should email their version to the Secretary for consideration by the Board and referral back to the membership.  No suggestions have been received yet and John needs to finalize this before the end of the Rotary year to comply with our requirements as a charity.  If no suggestions are received the wording will stand.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Mick Donnes spoke about the sad passing of Tony Wilkie who died peacefully in his sleep last Thursday night.  Details of Tony's funeral will not be known until an autopsy is conducted.

Mick commented that Tony was an excellent Club member upholding the high ideals of Rotary, participating keenly in all activities, always volunteering to help and doing a marvellous job in arranging a wealth of excellent guest speakers on interesting and diverse topics.  Tony will be sadly missed.

 

 

 

 

Don Rodger reported on "Give a Damn, Give a Can" conducted on Sunday.  The collection was very successful and Llew Withers will give the final numbers at a later date.  Don told the interesting story of how large numbers of pink bags left at Gerald Burns' Pharmacy were overlooked because they were near the 'other' entry.

 

 

By noon on Sunday there were already hundreds of bags delivered and counted and being collected by charities.

Fremantle Rotary provided sausage sizzles and drinks for the volunteers.

 

 

Jan's door prize was won by Ron Day and Peter's Chase the Joker by Colin McCulloch but he could not find the joker.

 

 

Guest Speaker:

Peter Snell

Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children  (ROMAC)

Rod Rate introduced Peter who is the President of the Bentley-Curtin RC and the Western Region Director of ROMAC.

Peter gave an overview of the work of ROMAC noting that support from Rotary Clubs in the east was around 25% whereas in WA it was about 5%.  Peter presented a series of case studies of children from Timor Leste whose lives had been saved by

ROMAC in WA.  These were mainly heart patients and their operations allowed them to lead normal lives.  Peter is aiming to raise one hundred thousand dollars to help four or five children when hospital capacity becomes available.  For more information click ROMAC

 

Sergeant Mick Donnes thanked Peter Snell for his interesting presentation and thanked Lesley Els and Greg Johnstone from the Bentley-Curtin RC for coming to our meeting.