Rotary club of WANNEROO P.O.Box 47, WANNEROO 6946 DISTRICT 9455
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President: Norm de Grussa 2013 - 2014 Vocational Meeting at Hocking Primary 22nd July 2013 Wanneroo Rotary Club Committee President: Secretary: Treasurer: Youth Services: International Service: Vocational Service: Membership: Sergeant: Attendance: Belgrade Village: Program: Bulletin, Publicity & Photography: President Elect:
Norm deGrussa Graeme Smith Andrew Kininmonth Owen Douglas Debbie Singh Neil Cook All Members Phil Cousins Jacob Moonga Colin Griffiths Peter Miskelly Ray Perkins Andy Anderson
Apologies: If unable to attend meeting, an apology is to be lodged with Jacob Moonga before 12 noon Monday. Contact details for Jacob email: email@example.com or mobile 0413104989
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CHANGEOVER DINNER AT WANNEROO TAVERN 8
BOARD FORUM MEETING AT WANNEROO TAVERN 15
GUEST SPEAKER LISH FAULKNER 22
Hocking Primary 5:45pm with BBQ at Clive’s home 6:15pm JACOB’S TALK
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VOCATIONAL VISIT on 22nd JULY 2013 HOCKING PRIMARY SCHOOL VEGETABLE GARDENS We visited the Hocking Primary School with the assistance of Janelle Perkins who is on the school board and one of the coordinators, to inspect the raised garden beds, garden shed and layout of this great school project. We donated some funds and labour with some volunteers to assist this project to get off the ground.
This project has been very well received by the teachers and students and it is thriving in this dedicated location provided by the school. The garden beds have been designed with soaker beds so that the don't require direct irrigation and plenty of water is available from the water tanks that have been set up off the roof gutters. The area is very neat and well laid out with easy access for the students to maintain. Great instructional work that shows them where and how these nasty vegetables come from. It gives the students great life skills in perhaps changing their diets and perceptions about what it takes to grow these plants and to help protect the environment.
Group photo of Wanneroo Rotary members and Janelle. We had a good laugh because as my wife Viv was taking the photo. My iphone in my pocket for no reason sprang to life and SIRI said in a loud clear voice â€œOh no something appears to have gone wrongâ€?. Very Strange!
President Normâ€™s introduction for the evening.
Jacobâ€™s Talk on Africa
Jacob started his talk with explaining how hard it was to fit all of the beds into the container and thanked Laurie for all of his efforts even with pushing the last one in with a tractor. Jacob showed us the slides where the container arrived at Dar es Salaam in Tanzania Africa and followed it to their office.
Offloading the beds and start distributing the information and how the beds were set up in the hospitals. The conditions inside the hospitals are horrific. It was a shame that some beds require electricity to operate and as there is no power in some facilities it is a problem until they can arrange for power or generators. Some areas that these beds etc were delivered to were 2 to 3 days drive.
Jacob also visited the orphans in Kigoma, Nyarugusu and Mboko Tanzania and some of the clothing donated by the Rotary Club was able to assist the children. It was a shame that we couldnâ€™t assist all of the children and some got very upset. We try to help our best in this situation.
Also some of the computers were donated and also some of the chairs. There is another project running the Women's Education Program learning to use the computers.
10 computers were donated to the Zambian people but Jacob was unable to travel with these so on his next trip he will see how they are going with them.
Jacob was able to visit the Burundian & Rwandese refugee camps close to where he used to live and was able to give some clothing there. There was almost 500 children. Some cried because there was not enough clothes. Some of the clothes fitted women and teenagers as some clothing was larger. Some of the clothing was from the St John Ambulance service. Jacob was also able to meet the Masai People whoâ€™s life is horrible that spend weeks and weeks in some clothing. Jacobs brother was assisting wearing a Rotary shirt and was able to find something for the little boy that was crying as he had missed out on some clothing. The camps of kids are made up of many groups of different tribes.
Jacob said he was worried that if he didn’t help some of the people he thought they might kill him jokingly but said he helped where he could.
We watched some video of the clothes being handed out in one of the camps. Jacob ended his talk on his trip to Africa with thanking the Wanneroo Rotary Club for the donations and help with this project. Jacob also introduced his helpers Salumu Amuri (who may be joining Rotary) Kayanda Rashidi and Samuel Mwenelokole. Rebecca asked when Jacob will be doing another trip and Jacob replied “Not Yet” as it was a mammoth undertaking and Rebecca also asked if we could start getting some clothes together for any future trip. Bill asked how hard it is to say no when you have run out. Andrew asked with the Masai people if wrap materials would be more appropriate as bolts of cloth. Neil asked if we could give clothes to Jacob instead of the Salvation Army but as Jacob explained storing the items is a problem. Clive suggested that we need a storage facility somewhere to place these items. Neville enquired what the roads were like as Jacob had to travel vast distances. Sometimes it takes 3 to 4 days to reach some areas as there are no roads. We appreciated the insight as to what it is like in these refugee camps and how much assistance they require so Jacob and his people need to be congratulated on doing a great job and I am sure we will be backing him with his future endeavours. President Norm in closing made mention how fortunate we are with Jacob being so passionate about his projects in Africa and Debbie with her projects in Thailand and also that we are still very heavily involved locally.
Many thanks for Refugees from Tanzania Women Clinic Project Women Education/ Program Orphans- Kigoma, Nyarugusu and Mboko You have make it to happen!!! Together we can.....
President Norm welcomed Neville our Honorary Member and asked if Paul Jacobs brother could come to our next meeting. Owen introduced our new Exchange Student Anson from Taiwan. Anson spent a few days with Norm and now he is with Jan and Laurie Duffy. He starts school this week and asked if we could spend some time with him when we have some spare time.
President Norm mentioned that next week we have the students coming along to our meeting with Laura Douglas to rally up some people and Norm has asked the Tavern to provide some cheaper Pizza Snack type food for us to nibble on so hopefully they can come good on this.
SPECIAL MENTION FOR OUR HOSTS: CLIVE and MARGARET BAIN Thanks to Margaret and Clive and helpers for putting on a nice spread that everyone enjoyed and even the chefs at the BBQ’s did a marvellous job. Although it was a cool evening we were all nice and warm and very comfortable for Jacob’s presentation with plenty of space. We will come again …… ( if that’s ok Margaret )
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Old Timer's Hospital Stay This is an idea for when they put us in "the Home!" I was sick and in the hospital. There was one nurse that just drove me crazy. Every time she came in, she would talk to me like I was a little child. She would say in a patronizing tone of voice, 'And how are we doing this morning',
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I had had enough of this particular nurse. One day, at breakfast, I took the apple juice off the tray and put it in my bed side stand. Later, I was given a urine bottle to fill for testing. So you know where the juice went !
The nurse came in a little later, picked up the urine bottle and looked at it. 'My, it seems we are a little cloudy today.' At this, I snatched the bottle out of her hand, popped off the top, and drank it down, saying, 'Well, I'll run it through again. Maybe I can filter it better this time.' The nurse fainted.......... I just smiled. DON'T MESS WITH 'OLD' PEOPLE