BulLetIN MAY 19, 2014
OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
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:
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.
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.
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.