BulLetIN SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
OFFICE BEARERS 2012 / 2013
Rotary District 9465 for more information visit: http://rotary9465.org.au/
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.
To assist future speakers choose a topic we have here a list of topics already addressed:
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.
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.
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.
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
BUSY WEEKEND COMING UP!!!!
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
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 !!