BulLetIN, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Luke 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 Speaker: Donna Berry - 'Child Centred Play Therapy'
Host: Tom Slater Chair: tba Set Up: Bob Rodgers & Mal Bennett
Monday, November 9th, 2015
· 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
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 ...
Pirates of Penzance
Due to the lack of male singers this production cannot go ahead.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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