BulLetIN OCTOBER 17, 2012







OFFICE BEARERS  2012 / 2013



Mike van Trier


Director New Generations:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Jeff Spickett


Director Community:

Carole Maxwell

President Elect:

George Lewkowski


Director Vocational:

Martin Houchin


Phil Palmer


Director International:

Llew Withers


John Sharp


Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers

Director Administration:

George Lewkowski


Attendance Officer:

Tony Wilkie

Director Foundation:

Llew Withers



Ian Pittaway

Director Membership:

Jeff Spickett



Keith Timmel

Director Public Relations:

George Lewkowski



Tony Wilkie

Director Rotary Family:

Tom Slater



Colin McCulloch /





Betty Bright


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


District Governor:  Robert (Bob) Cooper (Kwinana)

DG Elect:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Nominee:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

Area Governor Clubs:  Robert Thompson (Kwinana)





Special Anniversaries for







Ron Day   Birthday


Jean Smailes   Birthday


Elaine & Mal Bennett   Wedding


Winston Marsh   Birthday


Donna & Mike van Trier   Wedding


Greg James   Birthday












Meeting October 8th


Acting President, George Lewkowski, welcomed all members, our guest speaker Tony Hughes; and guests: Gillian Baker, Needra Wickramaratna, Trevor Taylor from the Men’s Shed and Science student Jessica Brooke.


Brian Wall reminded members about the Foodbank project and asked members to bring in any non-perishable food items next week.


Treasurer John Sharp announced that the Board had discussed the problem of members not putting in an apology and had determined that the Attendance Officer would inform the Treasurer who would invoice the member for the cost of the meal.


Patricia Robertson introduced Jessica Brooke who is our nominee for the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra and presented her with a cheque for $1,395.

Jessica responded and thanked Patricia and the RCA for this wonderful opportunity.


Tom Slater asked if anyone required a Club T-shirt as he has ten in stock.  He thought Calcei’s may not be available for the next sundowner and asked for another volunteer.  He also asked members to let him know any ‘family of Rotary’ news.

Text Box: Jessica Brooke and Patricia Robertson


Ian Pittaway reminded members that each year we support the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and he will arrange for details to be published in the bulletin.


Bruce Robinson shared two emails that he had received from our past exchange student Mariann Zeigler.


Peter Field’s Lucky Joker ($485) was drawn by Tom Slater but he missed the joker. 

The Door Prize was won by Bob Rodgers



Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, conducted a profitable fines session that included the treasurer and all those who had had anniversaries recently and of course Tony for his mobile phone ringing during the meeting.

Ian also thanked Callum for the great job he has done as bar manager and wished him well for his return to Ireland.



Guest Speaker


Tony Hughes


“Life in the Navy”



Llew Withers introduced Commander Anthony Hughes (retired) of the Royal Australian Navy noting he had recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary.

Tony gave an enthralling talk laced with humour and interesting facts and observations.  His deep love of the navy came through strongly and he gave us an interesting insight into the role of submarines past and present and the life of submariners.

Text Box: Llew thanks Tony for an excellent talk.




Meeting October 15th


Sergeant, Ian Pittaway introduced Llew Withers as the Acting President and he welcomed all members, guest speaker Rod Lenanton and guests: Rose D’Cruze and Gillian Baker  


Phil Palmer announced that the 2013 District Conference will be held in Busselton and he will forward full details by email.

Phil has sent out an email regarding the Jobseekers’ Seminar and still requires five or six more interviewers.


Tom Slater reported that he was somewhat confused last week and the sundowner at Calcei’s has not been cancelled.


Greg James announced that a major fund-raising quiz night will be held next February and all members should try to arrange a table of ten.

Greg conducted a quick quiz on points on the Swan River.


Brian Wall thanked all those who brought donations for Foodbank.


Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, tried to fine enough members to bring the budget into surplus.


Ron Day won the door prize.


Secretary, Phil Palmer, announced that the Board meeting will be postponed until Wednesday 23rd and he will email details to Board members.




“Coastal Fishing Resources”


Rod Lenanton


Mick Donnes introduced Rod who has recently retired after 50 years scientific work for the Fisheries Department. 

Rod linked major climate events to changes in our various fisheries.

He detailed how El Nino and La Nina patterns affect Australia’s ocean currents, temperatures, weather and rainfall and how all of this impacts on our fisheries.  A great explanation!



Llew Withers thanked Carole Maxwell and Winston Marsh for organizing the takeaway meal at short notice.







Text Box:  
Ian Pittaway will be coordinating our support for the Salvo’s annual Christmas Appeal and will be asking for donations at a date closer to Christmas.



·                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

Books, Barbie & 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, Sand Shoes


Thank you for your kind support!





Puns for Educated Minds


I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan Island but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.


She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.


A rubber band was confiscated in Algebra class as it was a weapon of Math disruption.


No matter how much you push the envelope, it’s still stationery.


A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.


A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.


Two silk worms had a race.  They ended up in a tie.