BulLetIN NOVEMBER 26, 2013
OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting November 18th
Members were welcomed to the meeting.
Colin McCulloch reported that Sunday’s combined Men’s Shed sausage sizzle sold 708 SSs and 295 drinks and banked $1,175.50. Colin thanked all of the Rotary helpers particularly the clean up crew of Betty, Martin and Colin T. Special mention was made of honorary member Trevor Leaver handling the till over the rush hour and Mick’s granddaughter, Madeleine, who helped with the drinks.
Winston Marsh informed us that the Combined Probus Club of Winthrop will hold its inaugural meeting on Wednesday when they will be presented with their accreditation certificate. Winston will be requesting $200 to $300 to help meet initial setting up costs.
Patricia Robertson reported that she, Martin and Colin Taylor had met with City of Melville staff to discuss installing six park benches along the Burke Drive foreshore. The Council was delighted to support this project and sites will be agreed and the project presented to the RCA Board for approval with an estimated cost of $10,500.
Patricia gave an update on the Jobseekers’ Seminar and ongoing efforts to locate Phil Palmer’s organization file, without which it will be difficult to conduct the seminar.
Gillian’s door prize was won by Tom Slater and Peter Field’s Chase the Joker worth $215 was drawn by Carole Maxwell but no joker.
Ian Pittaway reminded the meeting of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal (see details below) and said that the Melville Water Polo Club may be requesting funding for a water cooler that may cost around $3,000.
Gillian Baker circulated an attendance sheet for the Christmas Dinner meeting and thanked Martin and the Club for the lovely flowers.
Martin Houchin announced that there will be a Sundowner at Carole’s on Friday, November 29th from 5.30pm. BYO drinks and nibbles and there will be a barbecue available.
The address is Villa 5, 35A, Woodloes Street, Cannington
Rod Rate commented that whilst walking his dog he had met Penny Johnson who is looking forward to returning to Rotary in the near future.
Many thanks to Mick for stepping in at late notice and giving such an entertaining talk.
Meeting November 25th
President George Lewkowski welcomed all Rotarians to the meeting, and welcomed our guest speaker, Lee-Anne Brenssell, from Headwest.
George said that the first meeting of the Combined Probus Club of Winthrop went very well with about thirty members present.
Patricia Robertson reported that with Martin and Colin T she met with Alison from MCC and decided on the sites for the six park benches. She hopes they will be installed by the end of January.
Patricia also briefed the meeting on tomorrow’s Job Seekers’ Seminar.
Rod Rate reported on the Fund Raising Committee meeting that discussed:
· Gillian arranging another movie night
· First meeting for the Golf Day will be next Thursday
· Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings this Sunday, Dec 1st and an extra on Sunday, Dec 29th
· Separate submissions by John Sharp and Rod Rate seeking support from the Freo Dockers
· Carole’s proposal to revive the community fair that was held previously with much success
· Mick’s proposal for an on-line auction (as seen in the newspaper earlier this year)
Sergeant Mick Donnes held a short fines session during which Jeff Spickett gave a concise account of his recent trip to Malaysia. George fined Mick for calling talk-back radio and using a Scottish accent that morphed into Pakistani.
Peter Field’s Chase the Joker, worth $245, was won by Carole Maxwell but she did not draw the joker. The door prize was won by Ron Day.
Mick Donnes canvassed support for a Quiz Night to be held at the EFFC on the last Friday in February saying that we would need 25 tables and prizes to be given out and auctioned.
Rod Rate suggested approaching restaurants that you visit and asking for a voucher and offering to buy one of equal value.
Sausage Sizzle Roster for Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Sausage Sizzle Roster for Sunday, December 29th, 2013
Christmas Dinner Menu December 16th $40 a head
Please note that numbers for the Christmas Dinner MUST be confirmed by December 9th.
All members and friends are invited to support the Salvos by bringing donations of non-perishable food and / or Christmas presents to our special Christmas Meeting.
The presents should be Christmas wrapped and indicate whether they
are for a boy or girl and the approximate age.
SALVO’s WISH LIST
Tins of Ham, Tins of baked beans, Chocolate, Christmas Bon-Bons, Tins of fruit, Custard, Puddings, Mixed nuts, Rice, Lollies, Bottled water, Cordial, Fruit Mince Pies, Tea and Coffee, Bottled soft drink, Tins of Vegetables, Baby food/ formula, Fruit juice box drinks.
New toys including:
Books, Barbie & 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 and conditioner, deodorant, baby rattles, thongs, sand shoes
Thank you for your kind support!