BulLetIN NOVEMBER 26, 2013

 

Bulletins

 

 

 

OFFICE BEARERS 2013 / 2014

 

President:

George Lewkowski

 

Director Local Projects:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Mike Van Trier

 

Director International:

Mike Van Trier

President Elect:

To be advised

 

Director Fund Raising

Rodney Rate

Secretary:

Carole Maxwell  

 

Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers

Treasurer:

John Sharp

 

Attendance Officer:

Gillian Baker

Director Membership/PR:

Greg James   

 

Sergeant:

Mick Donnes

Director Rotary Family:

Martin Houchin 

 

Programs:

Tony Wilkie

Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin

 

Bulletin:

Colin McCulloch /

Club Protection Officer

Llew Withers

 

 

Betty Bright

 

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

 

District Governor:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Elect:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

DG Nominee:  Melodie Kevan (Applecross)

IPDG:  Robert Cooper (Kwinana)

 

 

 

Special Anniversaries for

DECEMBER

5

Peter Knox   Birthday

22

Evadne Spickett   Birthday

13

Penelope Johnson   Birthday

22

Sonya Rosbotham   Birthday

14

Tom Slater   Birthday

24

Jeff Spickett   Birthday

15

Don Rodger   Birthday

28

David Maxwell   Birthday

15

Dellys & Bob Rodgers   Wedding

30

Brian Wall   Birthday

19

Colin Taylor   Birthday

 

 

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:    DECEMBER IS FAMILY

 

 

 

There will be a Sundowner at Carole and David's place on Friday November 29 from 6 pm.

BYOG and nibblies.  The address is: Villa 5, 35A, Woodloes Street, Cannington 6107

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Guest speaker:  Mick Donnes

 

Tom Slater introduced Mick as our guest speaker.

Mick gave an interesting and informative talk on his shopping trip to Singapore with Viv.  They stayed in the Marina Bay Sands with the three towers, rooftop infinity pool, $600 per night tariff and $50 breakfasts.  Despite the breathtaking views he judged it to be over-rated.  His good friend, Henry Phang took them to the (very exclusive) Tanglin Club; they enjoyed a fantastic Bollywood show, shopped in expensive designer shops and cheaply at Mustaffas but couldn’t get into the casino without a passport.

 

 

       

 

Many thanks to Mick for stepping in at late notice and giving such an entertaining talk.

 

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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.

 

 

Guest speaker:

 

Lee-Anne Brenssell

 

Greg James introduced Lee-Anne who is the Executive Officer of the Headwest Brain Injury Association of WA.  Headwest is WA’s leading advocacy, awareness and training organization specialising in acquired brain injury (ABI). 

They have a small, dedicated staff catering for a large clientele with ABI and doing so with limited funding. 

Lee-Anne suggested that it would be of great assistance if Rotary could help provide them with (another) vehicle and assist with funding to complete a video about Albie Lyons, their Headwest Ambassador, who suffered ABI when he was mugged.

Find out more at the Headwest web site.

 

Text Box: Headquarters opposite Tompkins on Swan

 

 

Text Box: Albie Lyons

 

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Sausage Sizzle Roster for Sunday, December 1st, 2013

 

8.00

to

10.00

Jim Calcei, Ron Day, John Sharp

 

10.00

to

12.00

Rod Rate, Colin Taylor, Brian Wall, Don Rodger

 

12.00

to

2.00

Martin Houchin, Betty Bright, Mick Donnes, Tony Wilkie

 

2.00

to

4.00

George Lewkowski, Gillian Baker, Max Anderson (2-3), Colin McCulloch

 

Sausage Sizzle Roster for Sunday, December 29th, 2013

 

8.00

to

10.00

Mal Bennett, Colin McCulloch, Tom Slater (8-9) / Robin Hamilton (9-10)

 

10.00

to

12.00

Alan Morcombe, Bob Rodgers, Jeffrey Spickett, Patricia Robertson

 

12.00

to

2.00

Carole Maxwell, Greg James, Llew Withers, Colin Taylor

 

2.00

to

4.00

Tony Wilkie, Rod Rate, Gail McCulloch

 

 

 

Christmas Dinner Menu      December 16th          $40 a head

 

Hot buffet:

Roast turkey with gravy, roast potatoes, pumpkin and minted peas and cranberry sauce on the buffet table

Roast beef with herb red wine jus

Cold buffet:

Sliced champagne ham, tossed mixed green salad, fresh bread rolls

Dessert - a choice of:

Summer berry tart with fresh cream and fruit compote            or

Individual Christmas puddings topped with custard and fresh cream

Tea and coffee served with after dinner mints

 

Please note that numbers for the Christmas Dinner MUST be confirmed by December 9th.

 

 

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE

 

 

The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

 

 

Christmas Meeting

Monday, December 16th

 

 

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. 

 

It has been a long standing tradition of the Club to support the Christmas Appeal and everything will be distributed in the local Fremantle area.

 

We have always been generous and the Salvos are always grateful for our efforts.

 

 

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

Other:

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

 

Thank you for your kind support!

 

 

 

The Shen Yun Performing Arts group will perform for the first time ever in WA at the Regal Theatre in May 2014, and our recent guest speaker, Natalie, urged Rotarians to take the opportunity of seeing the world acclaimed performance.  Bookings can be made through Ticketek or visiting: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SHENYUN14

 

 

Job Seekers’ Seminar – Melville Senior High School

Thanks to all of the volunteers who assisted and helped to make this year’s seminar so successful.  Thanks and congratulations to Patricia Robertson for the way she stepped in and took over the organization of the day.  Well done Patricia! 

Special mention also to George Lewkowski for his excellent work as a role model interviewer.