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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N26 - October 13, 2016

 

The Rotary Club of Attadale, Rotary International District 9465

PO Box 110, Melville, Western Australia 6156

 

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The ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE meets on Mondays at:

 

Tompkins on Swan

 

6.00pm for 6.30pm

 

Attendance officer: 

Greg James - 0427 020 682

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Monday October 17

 

Guest speaker: 

Olivia Haslam

Chair: Carole Maxwell

Host:  Mick Donnes

Set up & Pack up:  Jeff Spickett & Robin Hamilton

 

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

 

 

 

October

Monday

24

Gareth Parker - 'The US Elections'     Partners' Night

October

Monday

24

World Polio Day

October

Monday

31

No meeting - members to attend Welcome Dinner on Nov 2

November

Wednesday

02

Welcome Dinner for the Rotary Vocational Training Team from Sri Lanka

November

Monday

07

AGM & Showcase Review Meeting - President John & Directors

November

Tuesday

08

Board Meeting

November

Monday

14

Richard Offen

November

Sunday

20

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Melville

November

Monday

21

Dr Klaus Lucke - 'The Effect of the Environment on Marine Mammals'

November

Wednesday

23

Play date:  "One Man Two Guvnors"

November

Sunday

27

Sausage Sizzle - 'Mr Mustang'

November

Monday

28

Susan Saleeba - 'A Kenyan School'

December

Monday

05

Gwenda Smith - 'Aspects and Ideas for a Good Life'

December

Sunday

11

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Melville

December

Monday

12

Christmas Meeting with honorary members and partners

December

Monday

19

No meeting – summer recess

February

Tuesday

14

2017 Centenary of The Rotary Foundation

March

Friday

10

2017 Rotary Charity Golf Day

March

Friday

31

)  2017 District 9465 Conference hosted by the Rotary Club of

April

Sunday

02

)  Fremantle at the Fremantle Sailing Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Anniversaries for

OCTOBER

 

 

 

 

3

Ron Day   Birthday

20

Diane Curran   Birthday

3

Elaine & Mal Bennett   Wedding

22

Winston Marsh   Birthday

5

Donna & Mike van Trier   Wedding

22

Greg James   Birthday

13

Jean Smailes   Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:    OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

AND A SPECIAL DAY - OCTOBER 24!!

 

WORLD POLIO DAY and MEMBERSHIP DINNER

 

October 24 is World Polio Day when we celebrate Rotary’s success in (almost) eliminating polio from our world.  We are almost there!  Our experts think that the world could be completely polio free in just a few years!

 

Gareth Parker to be our special guest speaker

 

Our Club will be celebrating with a special Membership Dinner.

Invitations are going out to many community leaders, friends of Rotary and Rotary Clubs near and far.  We hope that we will have a huge crowd to hear our very special guest speaker: Gareth Parker. 

Gareth is the political Editor for The West Australian Newspaper and he is going to be talking on the US Elections.

The elections are a hot topic at the moment and Gareth is a great speaker so please invite all of your friends and let’s make this a night to remember.

 

 

 

Monday 8th October

 

 

 

Many grateful thanks to Jacquie and Ian Pittaway for once again stepping in to take the notes and write them up for this week’s Bulletin. 

They are always helping out whenever needed.

Thank you to two true Rotarians

 

 

 

Guest Speaker:

 

Clare Slyth – ‘Eight Years in China’

 

Tonight at Attadale Rotary was one of those special nights that makes it worthwhile to make the effort to leave a warm home or office and hear a wonderful speaker.

Clare is the daughter of Rotarian Robin Hamilton and his wife Gillian.

 

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     Proud Father Robin Hamilton and Clare Slyth

She also spent 6 months working with babies in a Romanian orphanage.

Clare’s husband Peter works for Iluka Resources and they were transferred to China.

While in China Clare gained a teaching degree from Murdoch University and Melbourne University

At the time they had two young daughters Hannah and Ebony and another child on the way who became their new son Sterling.  They quickly had to apply for an Australian passport for him as China does not allow dual citizenship passports.

They made a decision that they and their children would become immersed in the culture and language of the country that was to be their home for 8 years.

Clare took us through the stages of theirs and importantly the lives of their children being immersed into a new culture.

In China, kindergarten is for five years beginning at the age of two.

It was difficult for all of them initially, particularly the children, but they thrived after initial hardships.

A school day began at 8.00am and finished at 4.00pm with two hours of homework each night.

They had a driver and an Ayi (home help).  They insisted on having Chinese speaking help as this made the learning of the language a must and also another positive way of having to learn.

20 million people live in Shanghai which is only a tiny fraction of the Chinese population.

Clare took us through their life with the assistance of many lovely pictures.

After gaining fluency in the language, Clare taught English at a local school and at Dong Hai University.

They arrived back home to Western Australia in January 2016.

This was a presentation that was so fresh and interesting.

I can’t remember when we have had so many worthwhile questions at the end of a presentation.

To those who weren’t there tonight (for various reasons - mainly sickness) you missed one of the best presentations.

 

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Vice President Carole, and Acting Sergeant Ian for running the meeting.

 

Patricia’s homemade Scottish shortbreads finished off a top night.

 

The door prize was won by Garth and the Joker was won by Bruce (and a big welcome back Bruce), but no money sadly.

 

On the sick list are Giovanna, John Sharp (‘holidaying’ in a hospital bed in Bali), Patricia, Gail and Max.  Hurry up and get well you lot.  We want you back soon.

 

We also send best wishes to for healthy recoveries to Jenny Calcei, Rey and Nick Odorisio and Anne Lewkowski

 

Reports

 

Tom Slater reported on arrangements that are in progress for local clubs to help celebrate the Centenary of The Rotary Foundation.

Keep 14th February, 2017 free for a combined meeting to be held to celebrate this fantastic occasion.

The good news is that the dinner meeting costs will be similar to normal Rotary meetings.  It is not a fundraising meeting, but simply a celebration.

Obviously clubs will be expected to change their meeting night for this event.

 

Greg James told us that the most ‘honest members’ in the club (he and Martin – I do hope Betty is there to keep things straight though) will be drawing the Melbourne Cup Sweep and members will be notified on the morning of the big race by email or check our club website.

 

Martin Houchin desperately needs the club’s copy of Incorporation for a meeting with officialdom this week.

 

Attadale Rotary Club and The District Foundation Committee owe Jeff and Evadne Spickett a huge thanks for volunteering to host two Sri Lankan VTT visitors for the three nights.  Thank you so much. A very generous offer.

 

Colin was at Willetton RC doing a presentation for the School of St Yared project in Ethiopia. 

Mal and Amanda Huxtable were there for support and to help answer any questions.

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Our AGM will be held in conjunction with our Showcase Review Meeting

at Tompkins on Swan on Monday, November 7 from 6.30pm

 

Our Constitution states that the order in which business is to be transacted is:

(i) first, the consideration of the accounts and reports of the board;

(ii) second, the election of board members to replace outgoing board members (Note – this election can be deferred to a special general meeting held no later than 31 December each year); and

(iii) third, any other business requiring consideration by the Association at the annual general meeting.

 

With respect to (ii) above I invite members to nominate for the following Board positions:

President (for 2017/18)                        President Elect (for 2018/19),

Director – Finance                               Director – Marketing

Director – Community                          Director – Youth

Director – International

Secretary                                             Treasurer

 

I also invite members to nominate for President Nominee (for 2019/20)

 

With respect to (iii) above I advise that any resolutions to be moved at the AGM require 21 days’ notice to members so must be received by the Secretary by Monday, October 10 to allow time for distribution.

 

Please consider thoughtfully how you wish to serve the Club in 2017/18.

 

 

 

APOLOGIES:   

If you will not be attending the meeting please email the Attendance Officer, Greg James, or phone him on Mob 0427 020 682 before 10.00am on Monday.

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 Greg 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).

 

 

 

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF ATTADALE

 

DUTY ROSTER 2016 - Q4

 

The Chairpersons will be selected by Ian Pittaway to match the guest speakers as

they are arranged.

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Set Up

&

Pack Up

Host

Chairperson

 

Sept 19

Colin McCulloch

&

Fred Soale

Gail McCulloch

Mal Bennett

Sept 26

Public holiday

 

Queen's Birthday

 

 

Oct 03

Kerry Parsons

&

Garth Curran

Gillian Baker

Pres. John Sharp

Oct 10

Mick Donnes

&

Abby Parsons

Jim Calcei

Robin Hamilton

Oct 17

Jeff Spickett

&

Robin Hamilton

Mick Donnes

Carole Maxwell

Oct 24

Llew Withers

&

Bob Rodgers

Martin Houchin

Rod Rate

Oct 31

No meeting

 

Welcome Dinner

Wednesday Nov 2

Sri Lankans

Nov 7

Carole Maxwell

&

Ron Day

George Lewkowski

Pres. John Sharp

Nov 14

Martin Houchin

&

Fred Soale

Winston Marsh

 

Nov 21

Rod Rate

&

George Lewkowski

Tom Slater

Jim Calcei

Nov 28

Colin McCulloch

&

Nick Odorisio

Llew Withers

Kerry Parsons

Dec 05

Gail McCulloch

&

Gillian Baker

Giovanna McKay

 

Dec 12

Mal Bennett

&

Ian Pittaway

Carole Maxwell

 

 

 

If members are unable to undertake their allocated duty on any date, please arrange a swap.

 

The set up and pack up Rotarians shall:

·      Arrive at least 30 mins before the meeting starting time

·      Retrieve the Australian flag(s), the Sergeant's gavel and gong, collection box, international pig, President's dais with Chain of Office, two bottles of wine and a gift coaster for the Guest Speaker

·      The small flags shall be spread around the tables and the large flag shall be appropriately displayed

·      The Sergeant's and President's items are to be placed on the President's table

·      The microphone provided by Tompkins on Swan shall be turned on and tested

·      At the completion of the meeting, all items shall be returned to the storeroom cupboard

 

The hosts shall:

·        Arrive at least 30 minutes before meeting starting time

·        Retrieve the wooden badge holder cabinet from the storeroom and place it within greeting area

·        Greet all Rotarians with a handshake and give them their badge.

·        Greet guests and welcome them and introduce them to at least two Rotarians

·        Greet the guest speaker if the Chairperson is unavailable

·        After the meeting, retrieve all name badges, place them in the wooden cabinet and return to storeroom

 

The chairperson shall:

·        Read the Bulletin in advance and then contact Program Director for CV of speaker

·        Arrive at Dinner Meeting venue at least 35 mins before starting time

·        Greet and welcome the GS at the entrance and introduce them to the President and at least four Rotarians

·        Assist the GS to setup his/her audio/visual and any other aids

·        Show GS where to sit down for dinner on President's table and where to speak

·        Advise GS to speak for 20-30 minutes (or as agreed with Program Director) including questions

·        Introduce the GS by name and topic when requested by the Sergeant or President

·        Formally introduce the GS by written CV addressing name, vocation, qualifications, family (if appropriate), interests and lastly topic

·        Chair the speaker session allowing one question per Rotarian or Guest

·        Terminate the session with the presentation of the gift coaster (from Secretary)

·        Escort the GS to the door after the meeting (and to their vehicle if appropriate)