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THE ATTADALE VIEW

 

N28 - October 26, 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 November 7

 

Guest speaker: 

AGM and Showcase Review Meeting

Chair: John Sharp

Host:  George Lewkowski

Set up & Pack up:  Carole Maxwell & Ron Day

 

 

 

 

CLUB CALENDAR

 

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 (see full notice below)

November

Monday

07

AGM & Showcase Review Meeting - President John & Directors

November

Tuesday

08

Board Meeting

November

Monday

14

Richard Offen - “Rascals and Scoundrels” Partners’ Night

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

NOVEMBER

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Donna van Trier   Birthday

16

Jacquie & Ian Pittaway   Wedding

5

Ron Day   Induction   2001

20

Judy & Winston Marsh   Wedding

7

Elsa Anderson   Birthday

20

Pat Power   Birthday

8

Helen James   Birthday

22

Jim Trotter   Birthday

14

Carole Maxwell    Induction   2005

22

Freya Taylor   Birthday

14

Jeff Spickett   Induction   2005

22

Patty & Jim Trotter   Wedding

15

Trish & John Sharp   Wedding

22

Tom Slater   Induction   1993

 

 

30

Fred Soale   Induction   2015

           

 

 

ROTARY SPECIAL MONTHS:    NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION

 

 

 

Monday 24th October

 

Acting President Carole welcomed our guest speaker Gareth Parker, members, partners and the many guests.

She also sent best wishes to Peter Knox who is not well.

 

Some of the many guests that enjoyed the fellowship and guest speaker Gareth Parker.

 

Rodney and Dorothy Scrutton

Kaye Southern and Mick Donnes

Gail and Paul Armstrong

 

 

Welcome to Attadale Rotary Club

It is always a pleasure to welcome new members and visitors to our meetings. 

You are encouraged to join us whenever you choose. 

 

 

 

Alicia Raith-Riches, Ben Sheridan and Bella Devine

 

Linda Jackson, Ross Cusack and Anne Wilson

         

 

SOME ROTARY MEETINGS ARE JUST SO GOOD

 

 

Thank you, Ian Pittaway, for these excellent notes on the meeting and Guest Speaker

 

Most Attadale Rotary meetings are generally very good, but Monday night’s meeting was one of the best in a long time.

Several reasons made it so.

With lots of members, visitors and partners attending the numbers were quite large and the meeting had a great vibe to it.

We were all there to hear Gareth Parker, State Political Editor of the West Australian Newspapers.

 

Guest Speaker:

Rod had great pleasure introducing Gareth Parker saying he was enthralled with his writing and looks forward to reading his articles every week. 

 

Gareth spoke about the current state of the West Australian political scene, the background to both parties and the leaders of both parties.  

It was very enlightening.

 

Then came the ‘main event’, an outline of the United States elections and the heirs apparent to the White House, namely Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

 

Before going on to his talk about the U.S. political scene, Gareth gave us a brief summary of his qualifications for his interest in this arena.

 

Gareth is a regular visitor to the U.S.  In 2012 he was invited to the U.S. as a guest of the U.S. State Department Visitors Program.

 

During this time the party travelled to five cities in three weeks.  Gareth pointed out to us that they didn’t go to the ‘tourist hot spots’, but to lesser known cities to get a better idea of the concerns facing the electorate.  This included meeting people still trying to recover from the 2008 collapse of their economy which affected many citizens’ lifestyles and retirement plans.  The great American dream was lost.

 

An obvious important highlight for Gareth was in meeting his future wife when in Pensacola.

 

Some other things Gareth pointed out was that Hillary has been involved in politics for over 30 years, beginning when Bill Clinton was Arkansas Governor through to where she is today.  

A lot of people still see Donald Trump as the person to get the country back on the road to recovery.

 

One of the major problems in the U.S. is the difference between the really high paid professions to the low paid workers.  It is an enormous gulf.

 

A highlight of the night were the questions from the meeting.

 

Answers to some of these were:

 

The role of the President is that of a negotiator.  President Obama hasn’t been seen as a negotiator.

 

The U.S. is seen as a beacon of democracy for the world.  While the government promotes it that way, it is really only seen as an historic idea today.

Americans see individual rights more important than social rights.

 

From the beginnings of America, immigrants came from all over the world to escape the persecutions from their own countries to start a new life free from wrongful oppressors.  This helped establish their systems and beliefs of independence.  This feeling is still strong today.

 

It will be interesting to see whether the Republicans retain control of Congress and the Senate.  Current polling is showing a swing against Republicans in these areas, but is still too early to call.  Obviously, this outcome will affect the strength the new President will have

 

There were many more questions and answers, but I was too engrossed (like everyone else) to make any more notes.

 

This night was a resounding success and all people left feeling they were really well entertained.

 

 

Welcome Dinner

Ian reminded members of the Welcome Dinner to be held on: - Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at Tompkins on Swan.  Members voted to cancel our regular meeting on Monday 31 October to attend this.  If you will be attending and did not fill in the sheet circulated last Monday indicating that you are coming you will need to let Greg know.

 

 

Rotary Club of Applecross

Rotary Vocational Training Team – Sri Lanka

Welcome Dinner

The Rotary Club of Applecross will host the Welcome Dinner for the Rotary Vocational Training Team from Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 2 November 2016.  The dinner will be held at Tompkins on Swan in Alfred Cove, enabling host families, Rotarians and partners to meet and greet the team. 

During the program the team will make a presentation on their personal stories and what they hope to achieve during their stay in Perth.

Four clinical scientist Team Members (average age 29) and a Team Leader will come to Perth from 1 – 21 November, for a special training course at PathWest in Nedlands and to visit hospital laboratories at Bunbury and Busselton.

The Team will be hosted by Rotarian families from six Rotary Clubs during their stay.  Hosts will take them to training, Rotary meetings, special events and to see some of the great features of Western Australia.

Team Members were selected from 23 participants who attended a training workshop in May 2016, held as part of a Global Grant Project, ‘Pathology Equipment & Training’, held at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.  The USD 207,640 Global Grant was awarded to the Rotary Club of Applecross and the Rotary Club of Colombo South in February 2016, to provide equipment for rapid testing of infectious diseases, installed at hospitals in Jaffna and Nuwara Eliya.  The project is now practically complete.

Invitations will go out to all Rotary Clubs to enable Rotarians and Partners, especially newer members, to attend the Welcome Dinner to see one of the great programs of the Rotary Foundation in action.

Wed 2 November.  Tompkins on Swan.   7.00 pm start.  $25.00 pp + cash bar.

·        For more information, just on the Welcome Dinner contact: --

PDG John Kevan at    john.kevan@iinet.net.au

 

·        For more information on the whole Sri Lankan RVTT program, Club participation and hosting arrangements contact: --

RVTT Chair PP Libby Hopkins on  libbyhopkins13@gmail.com

 

Team Members plus reserve and Team Leader.

 

 

Wine Thank you

Carole thanked Anne and George Lewkowski on behalf of all members for providing their much-appreciated Piano Gully Wines.

 

World Polio Day

Carole thanked Colin for his interesting slide presentation on World Polio Day.

 

Winner

The door prize was won by Mal.

 

Coffee delights

Not only was the guest speaker fantastic so was the spread of cakes and slices to enjoy with tea and coffee.  Many thanks to Patricia, Nick, Ian and Colin.

 

 

 

 

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)

 

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

 

 

 

 

Rotary Charity House

 

The RCH Project Manager, Jim Calcei, reports that work is progressing well.  The roof timbers and rafters are complete; the pre-wiring and plumbing are done and the roof could be on this week.

 

 

 

 

FANCY A ROTARY MEETING AND HOLIDAY IN PENANG?

 

Hi Rod,

 

Re: Rotary Club of Attadale

 

I refer to our telephone conversation regarding the visit to Penang Malaysia by The Fremantle Rotary Club in January 2017.

One of our members, Keshvinder Singh, through his father is a member of Rotary Club of Butterworth Malaysia Club and have invited us to attend a meeting at his house.

I am attaching the current flyer with details of cost, flights and inclusions with an optional tri shaw tour of George Town.

We already have a nice group of 18 Rotarians (couples and singles) from the Club attending and as we have 4 seats left thought some of your members may be interested in joining us on the trip.

For flyer or more details please contact me on:    Email: georgebooth@netspace.net.au

 

Yours in Rotary                                  THE FLIER IS ATTACHED WITH THIS NEWSLETTER

George Booth

Travel Tree

 

FANCY A HOUSE SWAP HOLIDAY IN ENGLAND?

 

Dear Rotarians,

My wife and I will be in Perth in April 2017 to visit our son and family who live in Mount Pleasant.  When I was in Perth in Nov 2015 I visited your Club and received a great welcome from your members.  I hope to be able to visit you again.

We would also be interested in a house sit or even a swap if any of your members will be away during April 2017.

Yours in Rotary

Tony Yeates PHF

Rotary Club of Tarporley, Cheshire

 

Address: Rooks Nest, Rhuddal Heath, TARPORLEY, Cheshire CW6 9UX
Phone: 01829 730136(h) 07708 098730(m)
Email:
tony.yeates@btinternet.com

 

Tony’s description of his home town as told at our November, 2015 meeting:

 

The bustling village of Tarporley set in the heart of Cheshire countryside is rich in history, alive with quality shops and boutiques and a regular winner of the Best Kept Village in Cheshire.

Tarporley attractions include the village itself and nearby can be found historic castles, traditional markets, craft centres, candle making, antique fairs, ice cream making, horse riding, golf courses and fishing.

 Village life is very active with many events arranged by local organisations.

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Tony Yeates with Robin Hamilton

 

 

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

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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