BulLetIN OCTOBER 4, 2012
If you will not be attending the meeting please phone the Attendance Officer, Tony Wilkie, before 10.00am on Monday on Tel 9430 7933 or Mob 0404 000 458.
Unless Tony receives an apology by 10.00am on the day of the meeting the meal will need to be charged to you.
OFFICE BEARERS 2012 / 2013
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
Meeting September 17th
Acting President, George Lewkowski, welcomed all members, visiting Rotarians: Brian Vale from Gosnells and Gerry McGann from Mill Point; and guests: Needra Wickramaratna and Nicole Ripley.
Brian Wall spoke about the Foodbank project and “Spring Clean Your Pantry” and how 1,000,000 kg of food had been distributed in WA in a year.
Keith Timmel announced “Love in a Shoe Box” has concluded tonight.
Tom Slater reminded us of the sundowner at Mike and Donna’s and suggested we bring chairs.
Colin McCulloch thanked everyone for their fine work at the two sausage sizzles on the weekend. The Bunning SS sold 690 SSs, 270 drinks, took donations of $35.85 and banked a profit of $1201.40.
The Swim for MS Sausage Sizzle provided free SSs to the swimmers and took $145.40 from the public that will be donated to MS. D’Orsogna donated the sausages and the RCA donated everything else costed at $107.53. This came from the Bunnings SS’s proceeds so the actual profit there would have been an impressive $1,308.93.
· Rod Rate for all of his work on the day, particularly the work rosters
· Gail McCulloch for racing around buying extra buns and sausages
· First-timer Brian Wall and Greg James for their valuable help in cleaning up
· Rod Rate again for the tremendous amount of work he put into organizing the Swim for MS
Rodney Rate spoke about Swim for MS noting that:
· A grand total of $25,993 has been raised so far plus the $40 entry fees for each swimmer
· Yvonne’s Angels were the leading fund raisers with $11,847
· Yvonne has raised $5,990 and Colin $2,512 so far
· Yvonne has raised over $20,000 in the last three years
· a total of about $90,000 has been raised over those three years
· Yvonne’s Angels also swam the most laps
· Rod and Yvonne’s son, Simon’s team came second
Rod then presented a special award to Gail and Colin McCulloch for their outstanding work over the weekend with the two sausage sizzles and the Swim for MS. See image below.
Bruce Robinson reported that Jacinta had not won a science award and Patricia Robertson reported that Jessica had won a science award and she would be accompanying her to the orientation day.
Bruce also spoke about Applecross SHS starting a sustainability group to plant trees as part of FFF for the Future.
Brian Vale spoke about a Greyhounds fundraiser that was open to all clubs with funds raised going to the Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children program. He told how ROMAC had assisted ‘Billy’ from East Timor with a life-changing heart operation. Brian also spoke about assistance for the Amanda Young Foundation and its annual garden party.
Gerry McGann gave an interesting presentation on the Rotary Ramble and asked members to volunteer or enter a team on the day. They have 130 volunteers so far but need 250 to 300.
The Door Prize was won by Patricia Robertson
Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, conducted an entertaining fines session.
Sergeant Ian said Gail’s presentation was the best he had heard in his time in Rotary
Volunteer or enter at: http://www.rotaryramble.com
Thank you to Needra and her associates for a great “Night in the Wild”
The Attadale “A List” was out in force and had an entertaining night out.
After their exhilarating dancing Betty and Martin may be booked for a full cabaret season. Yes, Martin was wearing a tie … he was not photo-shopped.
Needra reported that the “Night in the Wild” had raised around four thousand dollars.
Meeting September 24th
President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members, guest speaker Matthew Gabrielle and guests: Rose D’Cruze, Gillian Baker, Kerry Parsons and Barbara Delahunty.
Mike announced that a letter of resignation had been received from Trevor Leaver tonight and that he would be offered honorary membership of the club.
Mike said the cancelled Sundowner was a raging success with the Calceis, Betty and Martin having a good night.
Mike later mentioned that Kerry Parsons had presented a proposal to the Board that they will review before presenting to members.
Keith Timmel passed on Nancy Bray’s thanks for our participation in “Love in a Shoe Box” with over thirty boxes contributed by the Club.
Rodney Rate reported that the total raised for this year’s Swim for MS was now at $26,683 with Yvonne’s team up to $12,317.
Rod gave special thanks to Trevor Leaver for his efforts in sourcing gifts for the swim. (Trevor was away last week when Rod was thanking everyone)
Martin Houchin said Gail’s talk is now on the Club’s website (Click on what’s new).
Martin has visited Better Spuds and thinks it will be a great place for a Club visit. He suggested going for a tour at around 11.00am and then adjourning to the Gateway Tavern for lunch.
A date towards the end of October was suggested.
Patricia Robertson reported that last year we gave the girls at Esther a bag of life’s necessities and that as they were running short she has made up another 24.
Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, ran ‘heads and tails’ with Martin Houchin being the winner.
Peter Field’s Lucky Joker ($450) was drawn by George Lewkowski but he missed the joker.
Mike van Trier won the door prize.
Members were reminded that there will be no meeting on October 1st as it is a public holiday.
PHOTOS from “SWIM for MS”