BulLetIN, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, November 9th, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Dr Gavin Marsh - 'Youth Focus'
Host: Jeff Spickett Chair: Winston Marsh Set Up: Mick Donnes & Kerry Parsons
Monday, November 16th , 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Presidents' Profiles
Host: Winston Marsh Chair: Carole Maxwell Set Up: Robin Hamilton & Bruce Robinson
Monday, October 26th, 2015
Carole welcomed our guest speaker Margaret Wilkes, Elaine Bennett, her daughter Vanessa and partner Niall McGrath
Martin reminded members to send him details of at least three people in the local community that he could invite to one of our meetings in the hope they might like to become members of Attadale RC.
Coffee and Cakes
Thanks to Colin for providing delicious blueberry muffins.
Carole closed the meeting thanking Anne Lewkowski for her great work in Family of Rotary, and Jacquie Pittaway for her great work in providing very interesting guest speakers
Monday, November 2nd, 2015
President Carole welcomed our guest speaker Ann O'Neill and Tony Cooke from Angelhands, invited guests Andrew Smith, Jean and Peter McKenzie, Dorothy and Rodney Scrutton and all members.
In the early hours of the morning as Ann slept with her two children beside her, her estranged husband, Norm, broke into her home and turned a gun on all of them. She was the only one to survive. Hours later her leg was amputated.
That catastrophic event ripped away all the roles she had ever known and she had to negotiate a whole new life as a disabled person stripped of her motherhood.
Determined not to allow her children to have died in vain, Ann O’Neill threw herself into an advocacy role as a powerful support for others grappling with the aftermath of homicide.
Yet, despite all this, Ann O’Neill has real compassion for the man who perpetrated this shocking crime and with extraordinary courage has drawn on her experience to become a powerful advocate for victims of crime.
Dr Ann O’Neill founded Angelhands Inc as a way of effecting helpful changes to how people affected by homicide and serious personal violence, experience their trauma recovery.
Dr O’Neill’s research found that the recovery of victims and secondary victims was accelerated by enabling them to :-
· speak to people who understood the experience
· have non-formalized opportunities to speak about their challenges
· experience ‘random acts of kindness'
This resulted in the HOPE Program which promotes trust, hope and a sense of social justice.
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.
Colin thanked the volunteers who ran the Maritime Day sausage sizzle last Saturday and made a profit of $559. See the full report and more photos later in the Bulletin.
Come on our Mystery Tour and Car Trial Picnic
Mal confirmed it will be held on 15th November starting at 9.15am from Tompkins on Swan.
If you want to cook there are barbecues at the venue but they may need a clean.
Family and friends are all encouraged to attend.
Thank you Colin for providing orange cakes and candles to help celebrate two birthdays.
Christmas Party in the Philippines
Kerry told the members about funds needed to be able to have a Christmas party at the
Davao Jubilee Center in the Philippines.
This centre provides various rehabilitation and treatment services for disabled people.
The party is planned for December 30th and $1000 to $2000 is needed to fund the event.
Thank you Colin
Orange Cakes and Albran loaf were enjoyed with coffee.
Work Ready Seminar Reminder
Jeff asked us to please note 8th December 2015 from 8.30am - 12.00pm in our diaries.
Robin and Tom were happy with their prizes of a bottle of wine each.
The Joker has jackpotted to $400 and is still there for the taking.
Bruce was happy to win a bottle of wine and a jar of Jim's olives in Heads and Tails.
Combined Districts Membership Forum
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 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.
NOTICE OF AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the RCA will be held on Monday, December 7th.
The agenda will include:
· Acceptance of Financial Reports and Directors' Reports from the Changeover Meeting.
· Election of Directors and Officers for 2015 / 16
· General Business
Please forward any items for general business to the Secretary by November 9th so that they can be circulated three weeks prior to the meeting.
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),
Jeff Spickett (Director), Patricia Robertson, Robin Hamilton