BulLetIN NOVEMBER 15, 2012
OFFICE BEARERS 2012 / 2013
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting November 5th
President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members, our guest speaker Iain Cameron and guest Kerry Parsons.
Mike invited members to take some invitation cards and use them to invite guests to meetings.
A letter is going to Trevor Leaver offering him honorary membership.
Mike said that Anne Lewkowski is recovering well and George is under less stress.
Rod Rate has invited all past players to enter next year’s Golf Day and already has $12,500 of sponsorship. Members are asked to arrange a team to play, suggest firms they think may become sponsors and/or people who could contribute in some way.
Kerry Parsons spoke about the Scholarship Foundation project in the Philippines and an opportunity to visit and see it first hand next February or March over five or six days.
Colin McCulloch thanked Betty Bright for writing up last week’s meeting and organizing supporting documents for the bulletin. She and Gail do a great job!
Colin and Gail helped Wendy Clynk organize a sausage sizzle for the Scouts last Sunday. A thunderstorm and 36c kept sales down to 550 SSs but they made a pleasing $1027.
Last Saturday Booragoon PS sold 880 SSs but worked until 6.00pm. This is a record worth challenging.
Greg James spoke about hosting a team of five Brazilians for their Group Study Exchange for about five days. More details to follow.
Greg said our major fund-raising Quiz Night will be held at the East Fremantle Football Club on February 15th and asked all members to organize a table of ten.
Martin Houchin has arranged a visit to Betta Spuds on Monday, November 19th at 11.00am to be followed by a lunch at Gateway which is nearby. He will ask for definite numbers next week.
The Door Prize was won by Max Anderson.
Peter Field’s Lucky Joker was won by Ian Pittaway but he missed picking the $535 joker.
Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, made some interesting fines.
Iain strongly advised us to ensure that we choose our vehicles with safety as the top priority. New cars should have a five star ANCAP rating with side curtain air bags, electronic stability control and preferably a mass of over 1,400kg.
Meeting November 12th
Colin McCulloch reported that last Saturday’s Sausage Sizzle was our second best result ever with sales of 726 SSs and 336 drinks giving us a profit of $1,514.65 including donations of $90.75. Colin thanked all workers for a great effort and gave special mention to Alan Morcombe and Jeff Spickett who assisted Gail and Colin with a very speedy cleanup.
Colin was disappointed to report that Bunnings has filled most of the weekend dates for the first half of next year and we have been offered June 9th, July 20th and September 28th.
December 26th and January 1st are also available and Colin asked if anyone was interested in taking up either date. There was some tentative support from a few members for January 1st.
Colin and Gail will look at an offer to run sausage sizzles on Fridays. Sales are only around 300 but we would require only a few members on roster. We will look at a trial in the build up to Christmas.
Phil Palmer gave final reminders for the Job Seekers’ Seminar at the East Fremantle Football Club on Wednesday reminding interviewers that they were required from 10.00 to 11.30 but were invited to enjoy the whole seminar from 9.00 to 1.00.
Martin Houchin reported that he has sent an email giving details of our excursion to Beta Spuds at 386 Mandogalup Road, Mandogalup next Monday at 11.00am.
Lunch at the nearby Cockburn Shopping Centre may be arranged for those interested.
Penelope Johnson won the door prize and Mike van Trier the Lucky Joker draw but he failed to find the joker that was worth about $550.
Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, was in fine form (see more puns below) and was aided and abetted by Greg James who got stuck into his golf mates.
Puns for Educated Minds
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like bananas.
A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger; then it hit me.
SAUSAGE SIZZLE - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2012
MEETING NOVEMBER 12th
More Puns for Educated Minds
A sign on the lawn of the drug rehab centre said: “Keep off the grass.”
The midget fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
A backward poet writes inverse.
When cannibals ate a missionary they got a taste of religion.
A Buddhist refused Novocain for a root canal as his goal was to transcend dental medication.