BulLetIN, OCTOBER 22, 2015
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, October 26th, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Margaret 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 Speaker: Ann O'Neill - 'Angelhands"
Host: George Lewkowski Chair: Ian Pittaway Set Up: Tom Slater & Patricia Robertson
Monday, October 12th, 2015
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.
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.
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
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Mick introduced Sarah and Cindy who founded 'Hands Across the World' two years ago
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.
The door prize was won by our guest Cindy, the raffle by Max and Tom won Heads and Tails.
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.
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.
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).
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
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