BulLetIN, NOVEMBER 19, 2015









Monday, November 23rd, 2015  5.30pm for 6.30pm


Guest SpeakerLuke McPharlin -'B'ahai Faith' with Lindi Pelkowitz


Host:  Max Anderson   Chair:  Ian Pittaway  Set Up:  Llew Withers & John Sharp





Monday, November 30th , 2015  5.30pm for 6.30pm


Guest SpeakerDonna Berry - 'Child Centred Play Therapy'


Host:  Tom Slater  Chair:  tba  Set Up:  Bob Rodgers & Mal Bennett










Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree




Luke McPharlin -'B'ahai Faith' with Lindi Pelkowitz




Visit to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre




Sausage Sizzle at American Auto Parts




Donna Berry - 'Child Centred Play Therapy'




Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree with Headwest




Annual General Meeting




Work Ready Seminar - East Fremantle Football Club




Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree




Christmas Meeting - Honorary Members and Partners




Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree with Headwest








Picnic barbecue at Point Walter Reserve




Dinner Meeting




Australia Day long weekend?




Crabbing Day at Calcei's




Bicton School Bush Dance




Attadale School Bush Dance




Charity Golf Day at RFGC




Special Anniversaries for



Donna van Trier   Birthday


Jacquie & Ian Pittaway   Wedding


Ron Day   Induction   2001


Judy & Winston Marsh   Wedding


Elsa Anderson   Birthday


Pat Power   Birthday


Helen James   Birthday


Jim Trotter   Birthday


Carole Maxwell    Induction   2005


Freya Taylor   Birthday


Jeff Spickett   Induction   2005


Patty & Jim Trotter   Wedding


Trish & John Sharp   Wedding


Tom Slater   Induction   1993











Special Invitation to partners and Everyone


Please join us for fun, fellowship, a meal and the chance to listen to our guest speaker


Monday, November 23rd, 2015  6.00pm for 6.30pm


Luke McPharlin -'B'ahai Faith' with Lindi Pelkowitz


Just phone Gillian before 10.00am Monday on Mob 0435 305 199 to book in.



Monday, November 9th, 2015


Carole welcomed

·      Tony Yeates, a Rotarian from the village of Tarporley, Cheshire in England,

·      Dr Gavin Marsh, the guest speaker

·      Luke Mitchell, the President of Rossmoyne Rotoract


The bustling village of Tarporley set in the heart of Cheshire countryside is rich in history, alive with quality shops and boutiques and a regular winner of the Best Kept Village in Cheshire.

Tarporley attractions include the village itself and nearby can be found historic castles, traditional markets, craft centres, candle making, antique fairs, ice cream making, horse riding, golf courses and fishing.

 Village life is very active with many events organised by local organisations.


The Rotaract Club of Rossmoyne is an active and fun-loving club made of young people aged between 18 and 30.

They are supported by their parent club the Rotary Club of Rossmoyne and engage in numerous community service activities throughout the year.

Previous projects have included

·      cleaning up Shelley Foreshore as part of Clean Up Australia Day

·      manning a stall at the Australia Day Breakfast

·      helping out at the Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre

·      cooking dinner at the Ronald McDonald House.


Dr. Gavin Marsh graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1984 and has been in General Practice since 1989.

His main area of interest in General Practice has been mental health in all ages.

He feels a lot of depression anxieties develop because of uncertain futures and 75% of mental health problems begin before the age of 25.

Dr. Marsh presents on Mental Health issues and how to detect these issues early, as well as giving

practical advice on how to deal with and prevent these issues.

Youth Focus is a not-for-profit organisation that supports vulnerable young people in Western Australia by offering a range of mental health services.

Operating with a team of highly trained and skilled psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists, it provides a range of early intervention and prevention services free of charge, aimed at supporting young people and their families to overcome the issues associated with suicide, depression and self harm.

The Hawaiian Ride for Youth is one of Australia’s premier charity events.  Held annually over 5 days, riders travel from Albany to Perth covering over 700kms.

The prime objectives of the Hawaiian Ride for Youth are:

·      to raise awareness of the issues concerning youth suicide, depression and self-harm

·      to raise awareness of the services provided by Youth Focus

·       to raise funds for Youth Focus


Coffee and Cake

Thank you Colin for the Orange and Poppy Seed muffins.



Betty won the door prize    and  ...




Congratulations to Ian


He won the raffle and found the

Joker worth approximately





Pirates of Penzance

Due to the lack of male singers this production cannot go ahead.


Succession Planning

John outlined the Board structure and invited people holding positions to write a short outline of what their job entails so that everyone knows what each role involves.

·      Desirable attributes

·      Training

·      Responsibilities





Monday, November 16th, 2015


Carole welcomed Walter Joseph and Freshwater Bay RC President Rodger Kohn.

She also told us that her husband David is undergoing stem cell harvesting. 

Our love and support goes out to Carole, David and family.




greeting flower bouquet the roses


The Family of Rotary

offer sincere condolences to

Keith and Pat Timmel, their daughter Robyn, and grandchildren Max and Darcy,

on the sad loss of their son in law,

husband and father, Bradley Puls.



greeting flower bouquet the roses




     Mystery Tour

and Car Trial


A huge thank you to

Mal and Elaine for all of their hard work resulting in a most enjoyable day.


We not only had a lot of fun and fellowship but visited great venues and drove through scenic countryside that most of us had never seen before.



Bob reported that one member had a senior moment, forgetting to pay for his coffee at the magnificent Mandoon stop!!!!! 



Trish provided Betty, Martin, Colin and Gail with a treasure hunt to finish off the day.  Trish discovered her mobile phone was missing when her family arrived at West Coast Honey.

A phone call to the above four who were still at the park in Gingin sent them all scouring the grounds, ringing her number in the hope of hearing the phone.

It was ringing in the Bindoon Bakery.  One of the staff returned the call.  The information was relayed to Trish and they were delighted to extend their drive home to collect the phone.

It was a great turnout with 24 adults and 9 children traveling in 13 cars.


Mal announced the results, saying they were based on how many questions were answered correctly as well as the closest to correct traveling times and mileages.

·      1st Gail and Colin

·      2nd Gillian and Sue

·      3rd Viv, Mick and grandchildren

·      4th Tom, Robin. Bronwyn and Gillian




Martin reported that eleven members had responded with names for possible members.

He would like those that have not replied to do so.

The Board has decided to invite four to each meeting.  Martin is happy to send out the invitations and do any follow up. 

He will approach each member before sending out invitations to see how they would like the invitation handled for the people they have put forward.


Great Wine! Great Price!

George will be back in a couple of weeks to deliver your ordered wine. 

If you are yet to order it's not too late to be part of this fund raiser.




Want to Visit the Regional Resource Recovery Centre?

Jeff has organised a visit to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre at 350 Bannister Road, Canning Vale, on: Friday, 27th November from 9.00 - 10.30am.  There is no charge for the visit but there are some stairs as part of the tour.  Details to follow.


Fund raising Sausage Sizzles

As we only have two official sausage sizzles at Bunnings each year we need to make the most of them to boost our finances.  Thank you to all who have volunteered to help.  An updated roster is being sent with this bulletin.


Board Meeting Summary

Colin gave a comprehensive summary of decisions made at last week's Board meeting. 

Full details are available on the Club website.


Wine and Olives Winners

Ron won the door prize, Colin the raffle and Tom Heads and Tails.


Coffee and Cake

Many thanks to Colin for his Banana Muffins and Orange cakes that were enjoyed with coffee.

He also presented Betty with two candle lit Orange Cakes to mark her retirement.



Presidents' Profiles

Getting to know your potential, future presidents.

Under the evolving succession planning regime we have a President (2015/16 Carole Maxwell), President Elect (2016/17 President: John Sharp), President Nominee (2017/18 President: Martin Houchin) and a second President Nominee (2018/19 President: Colin McCulloch). 

This system ensures continuity but does not preclude any other member from nominating for and being elected as a future President.


Carole came to Australia in 1966. 

She went to work in Boans as a Christmas casual and stayed for 23 years.

She became the first female store manager for Myer.

After her marriage to David she realized she was not suited to being at home and went back to work.

After a range of jobs she became an office lady and has done this job ever since.


John  left school and became a naval cadet then an officer in the Merchant Navy.

After marrying Trish he decided being at sea was not compatible with married life. 

He persuaded Trish to come to Australia for a year in 1972 and it has been a very long year.

He did a wide range of jobs including three years of farming that was a huge learning curve, working in the steel works at Kwinana, twenty seven years in the oil and gas industry and Woodside Health and Safety to name a few.

In 2003 he set up Trilogy Facilitation.  Last year he set up Executive Coaching Professionals and is thoroughly enjoying his work.


Martin was born in England.  The family came out to Australia and settled in Mornington, Victoria where he did his primary and high schooling.

After ten years at Melbourne University he took on a couple of academic appointments before joining the CSIRO where he worked for thirty years.


Colin was born on Anzac Day and enjoys the parade every birthday.

He attended East Fremantle and Richmond Primary Schools before attending John Curtin High School.  If he had taken up his scholarship to attend Perth Modern School he would have met Gail five years earlier.  He did however meet her at Graylands Teacher's College.  During his time at Teacher's College he had numerous part time jobs to supplement his income.

After graduating he taught at Karridale, Cherrabun, Fitzroy Crossing, Cooke Point, Yandanooka, Scaddan, Richmond, Kukerin, Greenbushes, Leederville and Brentwood.




Interesting Information

Ř  Human thighbones are as strong as concrete.

Ř  The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Ancient Egyptians in 2000 BC.

Ř  Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue prints are different.




Christmas Meeting December 14th

Ian has organised some FANTASTIC entertainment for this year.  He says it will not be loud and there will be no dancing.  He promises that we will all be talking about it for a long time.

Members, Honorary and Past Members and Partners are all warmly invited to attend.


Donations for the Salvation Army

Ian has reminded us about bringing donations of food, day to day household necessities, toys and any other new items that would help improve the lives of those in need to our Christmas Party on December 14th, 2015.


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Fruit mince pies

Tea and coffee

Soft drinks

Tins of vegetables

Baby food / formula

Fruit juice box drinks

Tins of ham

Tins of baked beans



Tins of fruit



Mixed nuts



Bottled water





New toys including:

Books, Barbies and other dolls, Tonka trucks, action figures, board games and puzzles, educational toys, stuffed toys, building blocks, Lego



Toilet paper, towels, underwear, disposable nappies, soap, toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, baby rattles, thongs and sand shoes.


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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 0435 305 199 (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).


Text Box: Meeting on Mondays                                                                                  5.30pm for 6.30pm


Text Box: at ‘Tompkins on Swan’                                                      Dunkley Avenue, Alfred Cove







OFFICE BEARERS 2015 / 2016



Carole Maxwell


Director Youth:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Mick Donnes


Director Special Projects:

Mick Donnes

President Elect:

John Sharp


Director Fund Raising:

Rodney Rate

President Nominee:

Martin Houchin


Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers


Colin McCulloch


Protection Officer:

Llew Withers


Betty Bright


Attendance Officer:

Gillian Baker

Director Membership/PR:

Martin Houchin



Jim Calcei

Director Family of Rotary:

George Lewkowski



Ian Pittaway

Director International:

Mick Donnes (new)


Insurance & Risk Assessment:

Jim Trotter  (new)

Director RI Foundation:

Mick Donnes (new)


Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin

Director Community:  

Bruce Robinson



Gail McCulloch

Director Vocation:

Jeff Spickett


On to Conference:

John Sharp


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


District Governor:  Melodie Kevan (Applecross)

Vice Governor:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Elect:  Linda McLerie (Hannans-Kalgoorlie)

Group One Assistant Governor: Llew Withers

DG Nominee:  Bruce Lynch (South Bunbury)

Probus:  Winston Marsh

IPDG:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

Rotary Out West  editor: Phil Cordery                back




Membership Committee

Martin Houchin (Director), Greg James (Deputy), Carole Maxwell, Mal Bennett, Ian Pittaway, Gillian Baker, Jan Fairclough, Bob Rodgers, Bruce Robinson, John Sharp, Gail McCulloch


Fundraising Committee

Rod Rate (Director), Jim Calcei (Deputy), Gillian Baker, Mal Bennett, Mick Donnes, Martin Houchin, Greg James, Carole Maxwell, Colin McCulloch, John Sharp


Youth Committee

Patricia Robertson (Director), Gillian Baker (Deputy), Mal Bennett, Jeff Spickett


Community Committee

Bruce Robinson (Director), Greg James, Gillian Baker, Llew Withers, Winston Marsh


Vocation Committee

Jeff Spickett (Director), Patricia Robertson, Robin Hamilton