BulLetIN, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
FUTURE MEETINGS AT ‘TOMPKINS ON SWAN’
Monday, September 7th, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Jade Lewis - 'Just Say No Program'
Host: Robin Hamilton Chair: Patricia Robertson Set Up: Gail & Colin McCulloch
Monday, September 14th, 2015 5.30pm for 6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Mariann Zeigler - 'Update on Her Life'
Host: Colin McCulloch Chair: Bruce Robinson Set Up: Jan Fairclough & Ron Day
Monday, August 24th, 2015
President Elect John welcomed everyone and our guest speaker Rebecca Clarkson.
John had a message from Carole saying that David was now home from hospital but still very unwell so would John please take over as President.
It's that time of year again.
Jim distributed "Love in a Shoe Box" boxes on behalf of Nancy Bray.
Please help bring some love and joy to children who have very little to call their own.
The final collection date for these is 14th September 2015.
Movie and Musical
Gillian is looking at two fundraising functions for members to invite family and friends to attend.
· A movie "The Intern" on Sunday, 11th October in the afternoon at the Cygnet Theatre.
· The dress rehearsal of the musical "Pirates of Penzance" probably on Wednesday, 11th November at the Melville Theatre in Stock Road.
They are the perfect pest control.
Ian encouraged members to invite family and friends to hear next week's guest speaker,
Mike Nichol, talk about 'Attadale Foreshore Bat Boxes.
They feast on the pests that make summer a nightmare for residents.
Helping a Family in Need
Mick shared details of a widow and her children who are living in a damp, unfinished house.
He has approached a number of Rotary Clubs to help complete the house and make it into a comfortable home.
Promoting Attadale Rotary Club
Mick showed off the banner and metal sign that will be used to advertise our club and hopefully encourage new members.
Anyone for Shiraz?
George told the meeting about a fundraising project selling Shiraz.
To make this a success members are encouraged to collect orders from family and friends.
Exchange student Mariann
Bruce told us that Mariann has
· spent three weeks working with an MP in Joondalup
· one day a week working with him
· spent a day at the Innovation Conference for the Ag. Institute
· attended a ram sale and checked out sheep handling equipment!!!!
· walked up Bluff Knoll with Bruce
· will work four days a week with Peter Abetz for the next four weeks
Youth Mental Health
John and Bruce will meet with the Fremantle Street Doctor to see how Attadale RC can help them.
Fines and Wine
After Jim's fine session he ran Heads and Tails won by Tom.
Betty won the door prize and Martin was unlucky in trying to find the joker.
All were pleased to take home a bottle of wine.
Coffee and Cake
Colin usually makes cake or biscuits to have with coffee.
As he was away helping a friend bring his boat from Exmouth to Fremantle, Gail had to uphold the family tradition so cooked Albran Loaf for members to enjoy.
Rebecca is also responsible for the project designed by FORM at 100 Hampton Road which was the former nurses quarters.
It is a 190-bed lodging house for some of the most vulnerable people in Western Australia: The lodging house offers entry-level accommodation and a safe space for people to get their lives back on track and start building a brighter future.
Through the support of Principal Partner BHP Billiton, other organisations and individuals, FORM has created a rich project of artist residencies, renovations, and social programming bringing residents together in a positive, creative, and convivial environment, and enhancing their involvement within the local community. Click here for more information.
President Carole welcomed all members, guest speakers Mike Nichol and Joe Tonga, and Rod
as acting Sergeant
John ran through some points from the succession planning meeting.
He thanked Bruce for his contribution saying they started with bare basics but now had a
structure to work through. There is a timetable for future meetings.
It's Time to Pay
Betty asked that members please pay their subscriptions as soon as possible as she has to
pay Rotary District.
Rod offered the three remaining "Love in a Shoe Box" boxes for members to fill.
Patricia shared some with us.
· " Where there's a will, I want to be in it."
· "Change is inevitable, apart from a vending machine."
Money for Wine
Rod ran a fines session followed by a game of Heads and Tails which was won by George.
The door prize was won by Mick and the Joker eluded Robin.
All three winners were happy with their prize of a bottle of wine.
Friends of Attadale Foreshore
Mike Nichol spoke about the work he does with "Friends of Attadale Foreshore"
This is a group of volunteers working to restore the beautiful shoreline of the Swan River in
The Alfred Cove Marine Park in the Swan Estuary is internationally significant for its migratory
The group works to rehabilitate the foreshore well as providing a safe haven for birdlife.
They have erected two towers for Ospreys to make nests on.
Joe Tonga told us that Micro Bat adults eat 1000 insects a night and live up to 20 years.
They eat many pest insects including lawn grub moths, weevils, beetles, midges, flying
termites, disease carrying mosquitoes and many more.
He has developed a bat box that will house about forty bats. These have been placed in
clusters in a number of areas.
To involve communities in this project he has worked with a number of schools. The children
help assemble the boxes and they see where they are placed.
$3300 is needed for each project which has eight boxes.
Further information is available at Mr Tonga’s bat site at http://www.gobatty.com.au.
Carole thanked our guest speakers for a very interesting and enlightening talk on our local
She also thanked everyone on behalf of David and herself for all our good wishes.
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).
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).
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