BulLetIN, MAY 6, 2016
MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, May 9th, 2016 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Robin Robinson - Life of a Midwife
Host: George Lewkowski Chair: Mick Donnes Set Up: Colin McCulloch & Bruce Robinson
Monday, May 16th, 2016 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Ray Glickman - Amana Living
Host: Rod Rate Chair: Winston Marsh Set Up: Greg James & Gail McCulloch
Monday, April 18th
Many thanks to Max Anderson for providing the notes for this meeting.
President Carole welcomed all to the meeting.
Bruce drew attention to the forthcoming “Give a Damn- Give a Can” project scheduled for Sunday 22nd May and circulated a form seeking volunteers for collection and distribution.
John reminded members of the Board Meeting on Tuesday 10th May
As a volunteer of the Fremantle group one is directly involved in looking after marine rescue services in the Swan and Canning Rivers and the coastal strip from City Beach to the northern end of Cockburn Sound extending to and beyond Rottnest Island.
To effectively carry out their duties volunteers need to be trained in many aspects of sea rescue which includes radio operation, boat crewing rescue skills, first aid and safety at sea.
The Fremantle Group at present operates four vessels in the 30 to 40 knots ranges with 24 hour endurance. The Sea Rescue group is a registered charity of volunteers and a part of the network of Western Australia Fire and Emergency Services.
It operates 24 hours a day every day of the year and attends to any boater or water-user in
distress who needs assistance.
It was also noted that the group was also equipped to pull vessels off sandbanks, a service which seemed to be appreciated by Ron and Jim!
Thanks Sarah for a most interesting talk.
To find out more about the Fremantle Sea Rescue click here.
A short Fines Session by Jim took a few dollars off Ron and Greg.
Heads and Tails was won by Jeff, the Door prize by Abby and Lucky Joker lacking luck by George.
Gillian suggested two possible outings for May and July, yet to be confirmed, being:
o A movie at the Cygnet Theatre for Sunday 15th May, about 3.30 pm -
“Florence Foster Jenkins” starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant
o Melville Theatre Group Wednesday 6th July – Play “Under the Blue Sky”
Monday, May 2nd
Carole welcomed our guest speaker, Andrew Pittaway, and his charming Mum, Jacquie, ADG Llew, soon-to-be-member Garth and Fred Soale who was Host tonight for his first time.
Charity Golf Day
Rod thanked everyone who helped to make the Golf Day on April 1st such a resounding success and hopes that the final reconciliation will show proceeds of $44,442 that will be shared between MND and Fremantle Hospital Research
Gillian reported that she is now hoping to run our next movie event on May 29th at 3.30pm. This will be confirmed with full details at our next meeting.
Andrew works closely with researchers from Fallen Diggers Incorporated and submits all of his evidence to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for confirmation. The Commission requires proof of the highest order before it will confirm an unknown Digger's identity. Once this is done a new headstone can be engraved and suitable dedication services arranged. Even after all the years since WWI and WWII relatives are still keen to attend such services and eternally grateful that the remains of their loved ones have finally been located.
Bruce reminded everyone of this project and said more volunteers were needed to deliver to two unallocated areas. He thanked Gillian's friend, Frank, for offering to deliver an area.
· Bags should be available by our May 9th meeting
· We should deliver the bags around the weekend of May 14th
· Collection will be on Sunday May 22nd
Llew commented that Bruce is doing a sterling job organizing GADGAC.
He went on to say that this year the collected bags will be transferred directly into a Food Bank truck at the usual East Fremantle Park. Food Bank will distribute the food to the needy with some being directed to the 5,000 Meals Project. Bruce will discuss these arrangements with Jean from the RC of Fremantle.
John spoke about the importance of mental health and said that one in three adults will suffer from depression with the key symptoms being broken sleep patterns and diminished performance.
John apologized for not inviting incoming Board members to the District Assembly.
He said the Assembly was very uplifting and it is possible that we will be celebrating the end of polio within a year.
John presented an overview of the Rotary Charity House and our support for St Yared's and:
· asked for support with labour and materials be directed to Kerry
· encouraged other clubs to join us in applying for district grants
· sought details of any contacts in Ethiopia that may be helpful
· said the PE of RC of Burswood was very enthusiastic and was going to ask her club to help
John mentioned US$10,000 from John Kevan from District.
John Kevan will be visiting at 5.30pm before our meeting on May 16 to discuss applying for district grants.
The bank account for the RCH is now established and we need the Board to determine an amount to transfer from the Neil Henley Foundation for working capital
John suggested that the May 23 meeting - Rotary Showcase 2016-17 Vision - would be a good one to invite prospective members.
The door prize was won by Andrew and the Lucky Joker by Martin who failed to find the joker.
President Carole thanked Andrew for another brilliant presentation and commented how much she was looking forward to Garth's induction.
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
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)