BulLetIN NOVEMBER 27, 2014
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, December 1st, 2014, 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: June Wade, RC of South Perth – Shelter Box Relief
Monday, December 8th, 2014 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Ailan Tran - The Hunger Project
Host: Bob Rodgers Chair: Winston Marsh Set Up: Jeff Spickett and Ian Pittaway
APOLOGIES: PLEASE NOTE THIS REVISED PROCEDURE
If you will not be attending the meeting please email the acting Attendance Officer, Jan Fairclough, before midnight on Sunday on firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you need to apologise on the Monday please phone before 10.00am on Mob 0427 889 016 (Emails may not get read on Monday and cannot therefore guarantee that your apology is received).
Unless Jan 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 2014 / 2015
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting November 17th, 2014
Mick thanked Mal and Elaine for organizing last week's excellent car rally and made a special presentation to Mal.
John Sharp updated members on the project "Peace in the Middle East". John and Mal met with David Goldstein who is a founding father of the Matilda Bay RC. Their intention is to bring together moderates in the Israel / Palestine and Russia / Ukraine conflicts and conduct appreciative inquiries.
Colin McCulloch circulated a sausage sizzle roster and thanked those who had volunteered by email. The final roster will be emailed out. This is a prime time of year and we are looking forward to a really good result.
Gillian Baker said we have 52 tickets paid for "Wife after Death" and she would like many more. As well as nibbles, tea and coffee will be available.
Sergeant Jim Calcei conducted a lively fines session and finished with Heads 'n' Tails that was won by Alan Morcombe who received a jar of Jim's homemade gourmet olives.
The door prize was won by Colin McCulloch (again).
Peter Field's Joker is now worth $523 and Ron Day was lucky enough to win the bottle of wine but not the jackpot.
Chantelle deserves special thanks because she had to catch a train and two buses to attend our meeting. Upon hearing this Greg proved himself the perfect gentleman by driving her to her office.
Monday November 10th 2014
President Mick Donnes welcomed all Rotarians and our guest speaker Lee Tate.
Llew Withers reported on yesterday's district meeting saying that:
· The DG would like each club to celebrate Rotary Day in their own time.
· Of the fifty clubs in the district only eight applied for district grants and all were approved.
· There are vacancies for chairs of RYPEN and RYLA.
· Nominations are required for DG in 2017/18.
· Conference fliers are now out but the registration forms are delayed. Payment by credit card is now available (with a surcharge of 2.5%). It is $295 for full registration.
· Palm Beach RC is chartering a new club at Baldivas.
· Port Hedland RC has recently been revitalized inducting 23 new members on one night.
· DOTS will take place on the Friday of Conference.
Rod Rate gave details of a fund raising project on-selling wine. A quality wine from the Barossa Valley with a Piano Gully label will be available for $20. It would normally retail for $27 to $30 and will be great for Christmas presents. An order form was circulated and further orders are encouraged from family members and friends.
George Lewkowski reported that last week the Board moved to sponsor the education of two deaf children in the Philippines. A boy and girl will be sponsored at a total cost of $960. This will be managed through the Deaf Action Fund partnering with Deaf Industries International.
Colin McCulloch congratulated Gillian on her superb organization of the theatre night before thanking all of the volunteers at Saturday's sausage sizzle. He made special mention of the two grandsons (Rodger and Rodgers) and Kerry Parsons, Alan Morcombe and Brian Wall for working extra hours. We sold about 950 sausage sizzles and 325 drinks, received $30.80 in donations and banked a pleasing $1,624.45. This is just short of our record profit of $1778.10 and Colin predicted confidently that we will beat that record on December 13. We still need more volunteers for December 13 particularly in the afternoon.
Sergeant Jim Calcei fined young and old before conducting the quickest Heads 'n' Tails on record. With just three tosses we had a winner and the bottle of wine went to our guest speaker, Lee Tate
The door prize went to Robin Hamilton and Nick Odorisio won a chance to claim the jackpot of $540 but could not find the joker.
Jim Calcei reported that this year's "Love in a Shoe Box" was very successful with over three hundred boxes sent off to needy children. Jim has short video that we will watch over the next few weeks.
interesting facts to do with our great state. He has written "West Aussie Book of Firsts" which features 500 fascinating facts about Western Australia and West Aussies such as: WA is home to the world’s rarest tortoise and the world’s smallest python, has the world’s oldest rock paintings, the world’s richest piece of gold-bearing earth and is the world’s biggest producer of rare diamonds. If you missed your chance to buy the book you can do so by clicking here
President Mick Donnes concluded the meeting by:
· thanking Patrick and Gerard for attending and sharing their experiences
· congratulating and thanking Lee for his interesting and fact-filled talk
· on behalf of all members thanking Gillian for her amazing efforts in organizing the theatre night and saying how everyone thoroughly enjoyed it
· reminding us of the Christmas Dinner Meeting on December 15th, with partners, and don't forget to bring along food, toys and gifts
· commenting upon the wonderful venue we have here at Tompkins on Swan
· announcing that we donated $800 to the Scouts to purchase two kitchen flies
· giving the date of the next Board meeting as December 16th at Rod Rate's
A few photographic highlights of the Car Rally
Rotary Club of Attadale - Thirty Years of History DVD
Mal Bennett reports that work is being undertaken to improve the quality of the written reports in the Club history. Members will be notified when this is complete and the new copies are ready for distribution.
Mal has passed all of the original photographs borrowed and used for the history to Nancy Bray and Joan Henley. Members who are yet to receive their photos back should contact Nancy or Joan.
Please bring donations of food for The Salvoes
to our Christmas Dinner on December 16th