BulLetIN, OCTOBER 22, 2015










Monday, October 26th, 2015  5.30pm for 6.30pm


Guest SpeakerMargaret Wilkes - 'Mindfulness / Meditation'


Host:  Ron Day    Chair:  tba    Set Up:  Ian Pittaway & Nick O'dorisio





Monday, November 2nd , 2015  5.30pm for 6.30pm


Guest SpeakerAnn O'Neill - 'Angelhands"



Host:  George Lewkowski  Chair:  Ian Pittaway  Set Up:  Tom Slater & Patricia Robertson








Margaret Wilkes - 'Mindfulness / Meditation'




Fremantle Ports Maritime Day Expo Sausage Sizzle




Ann O'Neill - 'Angelhands"                            with Fremantle RC




Dr Gavin Marsh - 'Youth Focus'




Board Meeting  5.30 - 7.30pm




Mystery Tour and Car Trial




John Sharp - 'Special Opportunities'




Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree




Luke McPharlin -'B'ahai Faith' with Lindi Pelkowitz




Sausage Sizzle at American Auto Parts




Donna Berry - 'Child Centred Play Therapy'




Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree with Headwest




Annual General Meeting




Work Ready Seminar - East Fremantle Football Club




Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree




Christmas Meeting - Honorary Members and Partners




Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Myaree with Headwest








Picnic barbecue at Point Walter Reserve




Charity Golf Day at RFGC













Special Anniversaries for







Ron Day   Birthday


Jean Smailes   Birthday


Elaine & Mal Bennett   Wedding


Winston Marsh   Birthday


Donna & Mike van Trier   Wedding


Greg James   Birthday
















Monday, October 12th, 2015



Introducing Andrea Musulin


Greg had great pleasure introducing our guest speaker Andrea Musulin. 

She is the longest serving member of Protective Behaviours WA and joined the organisation in 1993.

Andrea is highly regarded in WA as a powerful trainer and successful advocate and innovator in the prevention of child sexual abuse.

She has been a police officer for 25 years and has extensive experience in the field of child

sexual and physical abuse both in a proactive and reactive manner.

As a mother of 6 children and a grandmother of two she brings to the organisation a wealth of knowledge and an undying commitment to the protection of children across WA.

Andrea has been highly commended for her services to women and children and has earned numerous nominations in recognition of her contribution to the protection of women and children across WA.

Andrea was also inducted into the WA Inaugural International Women's Hall of Fame in March 2011 as a leader and pioneer in the Child Protection Industry.


Guest Speaker - Andrea Musulin

Andrea gave an enthralling and enlightening talk.

She spoke about children who had been abused in institutions and said that most children who had been abused were abused in their own homes.

Her initial one year appointment by Archbishop Costelloe to take up the role of Safe Guardian Project Coordinator for the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth has just been extended for a second year.

Volunteer “safe guardian officers” will be trained and appointed into every parish and affiliated school for children and vulnerable adults to report abuse.

Timothy Costelloe and Andrea Musulin

Safeguarding project coordinator Andrea Musulin with Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe

Additionally, it aims to educate children in Catholics schools aged four years and upwards with age-appropriate knowledge about protective behaviours so as to reduce the opportunities for future abuse.


Winners and Wine

After a short fines session, Heads and Tails was won by Betty, the Door prize by Gillian and the raffle by Greg.  The joker is still waiting to be found.


Mystery Tour - Mark your Calendar

Mal consulted the members and it was decided to have the Mystery Tour and Car Trial on November 15th.  Details to follow.



Winston reported that the Probus Club of Winthrop was going well.  Mandurah Peel has started, Baldivis was starting on Friday and the Probus Club of Mandurah Cut would be starting in November.


Coffee and Cakes

Thanks to Colin for providing blueberry muffins.  Not bad for a first attempt!



Movie a Great Success

Gillian announced that they had sold 115 tickets and after expenses we made a profit $977!!!! Many thanks to Gillian for all her work and to all the members who helped sell tickets.

Gillian won the winning ticket draw but declined to accept the prize.  After a redraw Kerry was declared the winner.



Kerry has very kindly offered storage space for the Attadale RC at Jandakot Self Storage.


Culture of Trustworthy Transactions

Bruce shared with us the letter on Trustworthy Transactions he has sent to the Prime Minister and all Coalition MHR's and Senators.


Thank You

Carole closed the meeting thanking Gillian for her great movie efforts and Jacquie and Ian for the stunning speakers they provide.



Wives and Husbands

It has been pointed out that wives and husbands not currently receiving an email copy of the Bulletin may like to do so .

Please let Colin or Gail know their email address so that we can send them their own copy.

They might read of events they would like to participate in, or guest speakers they would like to hear.  They are always invited and would be warmly welcomed.




Some of the people who enjoyed the great movie event



Monday, October 19th, 2015


President Carole welcomed all members, our guest speaker Sarah Seymour and Cindy Debes the CEO from Hands Across the World.

Carole thanked Martin for all his hard work keeping the website up to date.

She encouraged everyone to read it especially the minutes of the last Board meeting

Click here to visit the website

This link is at the top of every Bulletin



Mick introduced Sarah and Cindy who founded 'Hands Across the World' two years ago


Guest Speakers:

Sarah Seymour and Cindy Debes


Hands Across The World is a non-profit charity organization, which means that the money they fundraise goes directly to making their partner schools better and making them sustainable.

Their focus is to establish schools in areas that are often too far from the city to have access to education.

It is an Australian-based volunteering educational charity, working to help eradicate human trafficking, forced labour and sexual exploitation by

fostering education and community programs and creating a safe environment where children are respected, protected and empowered.

Quality education is the key to providing opportunities and creating a brighter future for children.


Prize Winners

The door prize was won by our guest Cindy, the raffle by Max and Tom won Heads and Tails.


Orange Cakes

Thank you Colin for the delicious orange cakes which were enjoyed with coffee.


Wanted New Members

Martin reminded us of one of Mick's ideas as part of our membership drive.

He asked everyone in the club to think of potential members in at least three local businesses.

We then need to give Martin their name and an email or contact address.

He suggested it would be best if they lived locally.


Work Ready Seminar

Jeff announced this would be held on 8th December 2015 from 8.30 - 12.00.

Please note this date in your diary.


Want to Visit the Regional Resource Recovery Centre?

Jeff will look into arranging a visit.  Details will follow.


Come on our Mystery Tour and Car Trial Picnic

Mal confirmed it will be held on 15th November starting at 9.30am 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.


Photography Competition

Jeff is a member of a photography club.  He suggested that we have a photography competition on the day of the picnic.

We could have a couple of themes e.g. architecture or hands.

The developed photographs would be collected and put on display one evening. 

Someone from Jeff's club would be invited to judge them.





Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out at last Sunday's cancellation Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Melville.  The sales started out slowly, became busy around the middle of the day but unfortunately slowed as the rain came down around 3.00pm. 

We sold 852 SSs, 201 drinks and received donations of $43.30 giving a calculated profit on the day of $1,434.20.

Thanks also to the volunteers who weren't required on the day and a special mention to Viv Donnes and Jeff's grandson, Tim, for helping out.









Family and Friends Make a Note to Hear this Guest Speaker

Author Ann O'Neill was awarded the Grace Vaughan Award for the manner in which her research was seen to be a contribution to social justice and human rights issues.

Angelhands was started partly as a way to publish her honors dissertation titled 'Honoring Survival: Is there a Rule Book?'

Ann has spent many years in contact with a variety of people who have lost loved ones to homicide.  As a result she has become acutely aware of how diverse people's needs are and how difficult it is to seek out answers to the many questions that people have.  Ann herself has experienced the loss of loved ones, and continues to lose friends, to this unthinkable crime.









Order your Wine  NOW !!


Rod reminded everyone of the wine sale fundraising project.

As George is going on holidays could you please put your orders in as soon s possible.

A copy of the order form accompanies this newsletter





Maritime Day Sausage Sizzle


Colin has secured another Sausage Sizzle at Fremantle Harbour near the Maritime Museum on Saturday, October 31 from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

This will be an enormous day at the port with lots of attractions for the annual Maritime Day.

We will be in the forecourt of the Maritime Museum at the invitation of Rob Grierson and his group of car enthusiasts who will have their beautifully restored cars of the sixties, seventies and eighties on display.

The harbour will be alive with yacht match racing and in the confined space the Division One yachts do some spectacular sailing in the Fremantle Harbour Classic.

There will be entry to the Maritime Museum by gold coin donation so there should be crowds of people passing our sausage sizzle tent and trying to resist the aroma of sizzling sausages and steaming onions.  Competition for our humble Sausage Sizzle will come from the gourmet foods of E Shed and special gourmet stall brought in for the day.

The replica of the Dutch ship "The Duyfken" will be on display and their will be harbour tours and tugs open to the public.

Rob is not sure if we will sell a few hundred or a thousand so the logistics should be interesting.

Colin will be asking for a few volunteers at next Monday's meeting after he develops a 'cunning plan'.

We hope that this will become an annual event for us.






We have two major fund-raising sausage sizzles at Bunnings on November 22 and December 12.  With declining numbers we will need all members to assist on at least one of these dates. 

Please plan ahead and arrange your activities so that you can help.  We will ask for your day and time preferences closer  to the dates.




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).


Text Box: Meeting on Mondays                                                                                  5.30pm for 6.30pm


Text Box: at ‘Tompkins on Swan’                                                      Dunkley Avenue, Alfred Cove







OFFICE BEARERS 2015 / 2016



Carole Maxwell


Director Youth:

Patricia Robertson

Vice President:

Mick Donnes


Director Special Projects:

Mick Donnes

President Elect:

John Sharp


Director Fund Raising:

Rodney Rate

President Nominee:

Martin Houchin


Director Attadale Foundation:

Bob Rodgers


Colin McCulloch


Protection Officer:

Llew Withers


Betty Bright


Attendance Officer:

Jan Fairclough

Director Membership/PR:

Martin Houchin



Jim Calcei

Director Family of Rotary:

George Lewkowski



Ian Pittaway

Director International:



Insurance & Risk Assessment:

Jim Trotter  (new)

Director RI Foundation:



Club Website manager:

Martin Houchin

Director Community:   

Bruce Robinson



Gail McCulloch

Director Vocation:

Jeff Spickett


On to Conference:

John Sharp


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


District Governor:  Melodie Kevan (Applecross)

Vice Governor:  Erwin Biemel (Willetton)

DG Elect:  Linda McLerie (Hannans-Kalgoorlie)

Group One Assistant Governor: Llew Withers

DG Nominee:  Bruce Lynch (South Bunbury)

Probus:  Winston Marsh

IPDG:  Brian Eddy (Rossmoyne)

Rotary Out West  editor: Phil Cordery                back




Membership Committee

Martin Houchin (Director), Greg James (Deputy), Carole Maxwell, Mal Bennett, Ian Pittaway, Gillian Baker, Jan Fairclough, Bob Rodgers, Bruce Robinson, John Sharp


Fundraising Committee

Rod Rate (Director), Jim Calcei (Deputy), Gillian Baker, Mal Bennett, Mick Donnes, Martin Houchin, Greg James, Carole Maxwell, Colin McCulloch, John Sharp


Youth Committee

Patricia Robertson (Director), Gillian Baker (Deputy), Mal Bennett, Jeff Spickett


Community Committee

Bruce Robinson (Director),


Vocation Committee

Jeff Spickett (Director), Patricia Robertson, Robin Hamilton