BulLetIN NOVEMBER 30, 2012
OFFICE BEARERS 2012 / 2013
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting November 19th
Betty Bright distributed some handouts from last week’s guest speaker, Maria Hart, to promote KidsMatter.
Colin McCulloch reminded members that we have only been allocated Sausage Sizzle dates of June 9th, July 20th and September 28th next year. We have asked for dates in October, November and December but meanwhile have decided to try a Friday SS on November 30. Colin will put out an email giving more details and asking for some volunteers.
Martin Houchin mentioned that all golfers were invited to join an informal group playing golf at Point Walter each Monday morning at 8.30am. If you are interested just turn up.
Phil Palmer reported that the Jobs Seminar went off very well and everyone wanted their thanks passed on to members and hoped that it would be held again next year. It was a smaller group this year because it only a half cohort going through so we had plenty of interviewers. Phil said that the East Fremantle Football Club was an excellent venue and good value.
Greg James spoke about hosting a GSE team of five Brazilians from April 4th to 8th.
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Greg distributed a quiz on arts and literature.
Mick Donnes said that after Kerry Parsons invited members to go to the Philippines to inspect his project Mick and Viv had decided to go and invited other members and partners to join them. This will be next February or March and a friend of Mick’s will arrange a dinner on the stop over in Singapore.
The Door Prizes were won by Mick Donnes and Phil Palmer. There was no Lucky Joker.
Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, had a good fines session with lots of ‘welcome backs’, anniversaries and birthdays.
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Meeting November 26th
President Mike van Trier welcomed all members and guest speaker Anne Littlewood and welcomed back Patricia Robertson.
Mike apologized to directors for missing the last board meeting due to unforeseen circumstances.
Mike asked all directors to prepare a half year review of their portfolio, provide a copy for him and the bulletin and present it to the next meeting.
Tom Slater gave a sincere thank you to Jim and Jenny Calcei for an excellent sundowner last Friday saying they were superb hosts who had redefined nibbles.
Martin Houchin reminded members of a standing invitation to play golf at Point Walter on Mondays at 8.30. Just turn up but not next Monday as the course is closed for maintenance on the first Monday of each month.
The door prize was won by Ron Day and ‘heads’n’tails’ by Patricia Robertson.
Martin Houchin gave his Vocational director’s report stating:
· Phil Palmer did a brilliant job organizing the Job Seekers’ Seminar with sixteen interviewers including Trish Sharpe, Anne Lewkowski and Judy Marsh.
· The Four Way Test didn’t happen for RCA this year due to various circumstances.
· Various activities are being planned with local schools by Rod Rate, Patricia Robertson and Gail McCulloch.
· The Beta Spuds vocational visit last week was very successful though attendance was small.
· Further proposed vocational visits are Challenger TAFE kitchens and restaurant and Borrello Cheese.
Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, made a few fines including golfer Martin Houchin for having a seven on the ninth hole after being even with par after eight holes. (giving him a tidy 38)
Ian said The Salvos would like our Christmas donations by December 4th so please bring them along to the next meeting. Please see the last bulletin for details.
In the last bulletin we announced the arrival of Noah James Young, first grandchild for Rod and Yvonne Rate, and this week we bring you the paparazzi photos of the proud grandparents, Noah and Mum.
Colin Taylor said: “We were pleased to be able to assist and this is just another typical example of “the shed” continuing to be involved in community projects.”
Park Age Care Centre. Last week we arranged for Graham to visit the Shed and to see his machinery in use. It was a great occasion. Graham was accompanied by his wife and daughter and they enjoyed a thorough inspection of our shed and then joined us for morning tea in the John Bray Room. by Colin Taylor
To learn more about the Bicton Men’s Shed visit: http://bictonmensshed.com/photos.html
Bunnings offered us a Sausage Sizzle this Saturday (due to a cancellation) so we will NOT be doing our proposed Friday SS and will do Saturday instead.
Thanks to all who offered to assist at short notice.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 1st SAUSAGE SIZZLE ROSTER