BulLetIN SEPTEMBER 13, 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






Gail & Colin McCulloch   Wedding


Bob Rodgers   Induction   1991


Pat & Keith Timmel   Wedding


Adrienne Cotterell


Rey & Nick O’dorisio   Wedding


Pat Leaver   Birthday


Jenny Calcei   Birthday


Kim Miller  Birthday


Anne & George Lewkowski Wedding


Tony Wilkie   Induction   2011





Meeting September 3rd


Acting President, Jeff Spickett, welcomed all members and guests: Garry Baverstock and Kim Miller and gave a special welcome to Brian Wall as a full member.


Keith Timmel commented that we are still making “Love in a Shoe Box” for two more weeks.  Boxes must be returned by September 17th.


Treasurer, John Sharp, reminded twelve members that their subscriptions are due and can be paid by EFT, cheque or cash.


Tom Slater announced that the annual crabbing day will be held on February 17th next year.

There will be a car rally with details yet to be finalized.

A sundowner has been scheduled for Friday, November 23rd at Jim and Jenny Calcei’s.


Winston Marsh announced the opening of another new Probus Club at Atwell with 24 foundation members.


Jeff Spickett explained that at the last Board meeting it was decided to print business card sized invitations to attend a Club meeting.  Jeff distributed five to each member and noted that there are more available as they had 500 printed.


Greg James gave an interesting presentation on the Rotary Foundation with a focus on the Global Study Exchange (GSE) and his experiences in Brazil.  See some of his slides below.


Rotary Talks

To assist future speakers choose a topic we have here a list of topics already addressed:

Penelope Johnson

Rotary and the United Nations

Colin McCulloch

Polio Plus

Greg James

The Rotary Foundation and Global Study Exchange

Gail McCulloch will be speaking next week


Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, conducted an entertaining fines session.


Peter Field’s Lucky Joker (almost $400) was drawn by Winston Marsh but he missed the joker. 

Trevor Leaver won the door prize.



Guest Speaker


Garry Baverstock


“Solar Architecture Past and Future”


Penelope Johnson introduced Garry and thanked him for coming at short notice.  Penelope noted from Garry’s CV that as well as being a leader in Ecologically Sustainable


Architecture and passive solar design Garry has a rock band and boxes on Tuesdays.  Garry made a strong case that to meet greenhouse gas emission targets the most critical area is the built environment with up to 55% of our energy going into buildings and running them.


Congratulations to Greg James and Brian Wall who were inducted into the Club last week.




Colin Taylor with “old” new member Greg James

Visitor Kim Miller with Brian Wall





Volunteer or enter at:


Full details can be found at http://www.hopeuganda.org.au/















Meeting September 10th


President, Mike van Trier, welcomed all members, guest speakers Rebecca Ginbey and Kim Rollason-Nokes, guest Needra Wickramaratna and invited Rodney Rate to introduce his guest, Gillian Baker, the Principal of Sound for Life.

Mike reminded members of the next Board Meeting to be held at George Lewkowski’s on Wednesday, 19th at 5.00 for 5.30pm


Keith Timmel informed us that “Love in a Shoe Box” boxes must be back by September 17th.


Phil Palmer announced that the Job Seekers’ Seminar will be held on November 14th at the East Fremantle Football Club.  Phil will circulate a list and an email seeking helpers for the interviews.  Chris Maxwell will be the presenter.


Treasurer, John Sharp, reminded ten members that their subscriptions are due and can be paid by EFT, cheque or cash.


Tom Slater invited everyone to the Sundowner at Mike and Donna van Trier’s on Friday 21st from 6.00pm.  The address is 42 Kooralbyn Valley Crescent, Jandakot.  Bring your own drinks and nibbles.


Greg James distributed a challenging sporting quiz.


Rodney Rate gave a progress report on the Swim for MS to be held this Sunday 16th.

We are responsible for the sausage sizzle and need one or two people to do a two hour shift.

$13,255 has been raised so far with Yvonne’s Angels the leading team with $6,772 so far of which Yvonne has raised $3,635 and Colin $1,202.  Rod encouraged members to sponsor Colin who is determined to swim 66 laps (3.3km) in his hour.

Rod also thanked the members who had been collecting donations for the event.


Ian Pittaway offered to fill in for Phil Palmer at the Bunning Sausage Sizzle.


Carole Maxwell invited members to volunteer to assist at the Rotary Ramble on October 21st and wished Gillian Baker a happy 60th birthday.


Sergeant, Ian Pittaway, conducted an interesting fines session.


Peter Field’s Lucky Joker ($420) was drawn by Carole Maxwell but she missed the joker. 

Rodney Rate won the door prize.




Members are advised that Carole is having severe email problems so please use the following address for all future emails:      carole.maxwell46@gmail.com

Anyone who has emailed Carole since 8 August will find their email swirling around in the ether; it will not have reached her.  Carole’s mobile number remains the same 0406 003 017




To donate to “SWIM for MS” click on:    Help cure MS, Sponsor Colin’s 3.3km swim







“The Dreamfit Foundation”


Patricia Robertson introduced our two guest speakers: Rebecca Ginbey and Kim Rollason-Nokes from the ‘Dreamfit Foundation’.

They gave an enthusiastic presentation explaining how Dreamfit empowers disabled people by providing engineering solutions to allow them to participate more fully in their chosen lifestyle.  Some examples were modifying motorcycles, bicycles, land yachts and a ski boat (that Ron Day assisted with).


By coincidence the very next day The West Australian featured the article below.


Patricia with Kim and Rebecca









This weekend we have “A Night in the Wild” on Saturday night.

On Sunday we have the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle and the SWIM for MS    and another Sausage Sizzle at the Melville Aquatic Centre.



Our man power will be a bit stretched so if you can’t do your roster

please ensure that you organize a replacement.



Sausage Sizzle     SEPTEMBER 16

Roster queries for Rotarians to Rod Rate:  0411 097 333  /  9430 4848     



If a Men’s Shed volunteer fails to arrive, please call:

Colin Taylor  on   93303769  or  0427353575

Consumables / equipment queries to Colin or Gail McCulloch:  9330 4928

Colin:  0423 255 940   Gail:  0411 260 865


Sausage Sizzle Roster for Sunday, September 16th, 2012



8.00 – 10.00am

Peter Field, Don Rodger, John Sharp

10.00 – 12.00

George Lewkowski, Max Anderson (10-11)               Tom Slater (11-12) Ester (2)

12.00 – 2.00pm

Brian Wall, Bob Rodgers, Mal Bennett, MS (1)

2.00 – 4.00pm

Ian Pittaway, Greg James, Mick Donnes


Make sure you increase our profits by upselling:

 “Would you like a drink with that?”


There are plenty of cold spare drinks in the big esky.

If you have a few moments to spare please top up the main eskies.


There are spare sauces in the esky under the serving trestle.

Please DO NOT throw out any empty sauce bottles.


The sausages are in two eskies again this week.

Please don’t think that you have run out.


This week we have 20 kg of onions.  As a rough guide we should be using a bag of onions for approximately 60 sausage sizzles.


If we have not sold out by 4.00pm Gail and Colin will keep selling while they clean up so please don’t pack up unless you have sold out. 


Have a great day !!