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Rotary club of WANNEROO P.O.Box 47, WANNEROO 6946 DISTRICT 9455

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President: Norm de Grussa 2013 - 2014 Wanneroo Country Club FORUM MEETING

12th August 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:

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Norm deGrussa Graeme Smith Andrew Kininmonth Owen Douglas Debbie Singh Neil Cook All Members Phil Cousins Jacob Etoka Colin Griffiths Peter Miskelly Ray Perkins Andy Anderson

Apologies: If unable to attend meeting, an apology is to be lodged with Jacob Etoka before 12 noon Monday. Contact details for Jacob email: mmungaetjab@yahoo.fr or mobile 0413104989


Duty Roster 19th August 2013 Chairman

Debbie Singh

Duty officer

Rebecca Williams

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Andy Anderson

Vote of thanks

Paul Conti

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Owen Douglas

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Tom Drinkwater

Fellowship

Laurie Duffy

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GUEST SPEAKER: DAVID WRIGHT RIDING ACROSS AUSTRALIA 12

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WANNEROO TAVERN Cancellation: Open Topic—Membershio

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VOCATIONAL VISIT COLIN GRIFFITHS “TANDOORI CHICKEN” and “HOW TO LIGHT FIRES”

DWW CLEANING Andrew & Jacob


Forum Meeting President Norm introduced the meeting for tonight's forum but our numbers are down due to people on holiday and away at present with a couple of local apologies. President Norm gave us a run down on the current membership status and what the situation was with recent applicants and current members. Mention was made of the National Youth Science Forum and the candidate that we were nominated to take from the Hillary's Rotary Club, did not show up for his interview so that is not going forward. Secretary's Report: Graeme Smith Graeme outlined all correspondence that has been received and actioned over the current period. Clive Bain has nominated Don Slater to be considered for a Life Membership of the Wanneroo Rotary Club. Don had been a hard worker for the club being a Past President, Secretary etc so a well deserved award. Laurie Duffy seconded this nomination for this worthy recipient. Derek Ball was welcomed again from England and he is heading back this Wednesday. Vocational: Neil Cook; Septembers meeting is at Paul Conti's Winery. In October we have a joint meeting with the Mindarie Rotary Club at the Wanneroo City Offices. This will be a meeting with the Council Members. Novembers meeting may be with the Scarborough Club for a morning breakfast. Peter Miskelly; unfortunately the guest speaker on Parkinson's Disease has cancelled her talk for the coming week and will reschedule to later in the year. Peter will update us on further guest speakers. General Business: Our District has sent us a request to see if we can take on an additional exchange student from Turkey who was to be hosted in the Eastern States. This would lead to us having an exchange in Turkey in 2015 and this would be a good year as it would the 100 year anniversary of the Anzacs. We have over 23 exchange students already placed at present so just about every club that can possibly be involved is. Norm is hoping that we could take him on as an extra as he is willing to host him at his house for the duration but we would need to fund his pocket money and meals etc. Our members did not speak against this and approved his placement with our club. He has been held up


with documentation and visa so we are hoping that this can be sorted very soon as he is booked to arrive this Thursday night so fingers crossed. If he misses the briefing we should be able to still process him especially as he would be staying with President Norm who can bring him up to speed. Laurie mentioned that we did have a Turkish girl exchange student before named Eycha (I hope that spelling is correct) and she was brilliant. When she went back to Turkey and our Prime Minister at the time Bob Hawke opened an Anzac Memorial she was his interpreter which was great. Rotary assisted her in becoming a great ambassador for her country. He also plays the electric guitar which would be good as Norms son plays in a band. Tom Drinkwater has offered to donate an amount of money to pay for his fees. We congratulated Tom on his generosity. Dues can be received next week when Treasurer is present. Andrew Kininmonth has emailed the new details to members. Raffle Winners: 1st Prize Colin Parker

2nd Prize Ray Perkins

Quairading Raffle: Reminder that tickets still available. In closing we sang the Australian National Anthem.

DOLPHIN WISHING WELL—CLEANING ROSTER 2013 31st AUGUST CLEANING ROSTER

Kininmonth Andrew Jacob Etoka Hillarys (Supervisor)

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MEMBERSHIP ACTION FORUM 11th AUGUST 2013 Rotary Club Vision Facilitation: Setting the stage for Future Progress Capturing Members’ Ideas Developing a Shared Vision The process for this is to engage one of the Rotary Facilitators to come to a club meeting or other venue to gather the members’ ideas and work through a process to establish our own clubs goals. With this in mind it is to highlight what we need to do as a club to attract new members and also how to retain them. What processes do we have in the club to assist and mentor new members. We cannot afford to Presume that everyone knows what Rotary is all about and what is expected of them. The long serving members of the club have a lot of experience that can be shared and passed down to new members explaining what they have achieved, and what roles they have played in the clubs past. This installs a greater appreciation of any new members’ conception of any older members. ---------------------------------------------Rotary’s vision to grow its membership is a real one as it seems to be static worldwide at about 1.2 million with members coming and going. The idea of starting a few more Rotary Clubs in our area seems a bit far fetched as we are struggling to add more members but we need to drill down and find out why. Rotary has been successful in gaining new members with new clubs starting in the same areas where other clubs have been established for many years. The reason for this could be attributed to younger members with newer ideas not fitting into the existing clubs framework or mentality. They subsequently find other likeminded individuals that have a shared purpose and either start a satellite club off the existing club or start their own. I don’t know how other clubs operate or what internal processes we have in place to mentor new members or process any new ideas.


I can only say that from my experience since joining Rotary and initially being vaguely introduced to Rotary it has very much been the case of learn as you go. Rotary is very big on acronyms as everyone freely admits to, but they are still used as they are, very long to say repeatedly in discussing the particular aspect of Rotary. A list of commonly used acronyms and how they fit into the clubs framework would be appreciated by any new member. If I have mentioned any new ideas such as the Dolphin Race at the Hillarys Marina or followed up on items like the Walking Works Project for Jacaranda House and Belgrade Village they just seem to disappear into the ether. I know and appreciate that we have a limited budget and we have to be careful what we spend the money on and are mindful about the manpower available to use the clubs resources But: How do we discuss any new ideas ? How do we implement any new ideas ? Who is the main person to approach ? What network of key people are prepared to work through a project ? When I first started there were many committees, which I felt was over the top for a club of only 22 people. The idea of having open forums where every member is included and aware of what is going on is great, but we need to have an established framework of how ideas and projects are administered. It cannot be left up to one person in the first instance to push to have a project get off the ground. This person needs the support of key members of the club to endorse an idea, research the idea and then implement its delivery. The individual just gives up on the idea as he has no support or assistance and it just evaporates as being a lost opportunity. The Twin Cities Walk is one project that I am sure Phil could do with some assistance but I don’t know if Phil has that, or requires that assistance. His business workload must take precedence and we can’t just expect him to just pull this project off without getting behind him 100%


The danger which has been highlighted recently is in having a core committee that makes decisions on behalf of all members because the other members don’t step forward at a crucial time. The result is the other members mumble with discontent at what is happening within their club, with matters that they are not happy with. More loss of members.

Key questions for our Club Members are: Where is the balance? What do we need to do to make a change? How do we move forward? How do we attract new members? These and many other questions should be addressed in due course as Rome wasn’t built in a day. Small steps in the right direction is all it takes. All clubs are experiencing these problems and issues so we are not alone and that is why Rotary has started this Club Vision Facilitation program to assist clubs in working through any deficiencies that the club may have. It is a program where the club members find out by themselves in working together through the program, to discover where any issues are and make suggestions to overcome them. These suggestions can then be discussed and implemented in due course. ———————————————————————

S.T.A.R. Program SPECIAL TRAINING for ACTION in ROTARY. A range of general knowledge questions for all club members as a refresher course. This can be done at most meetings with a list of questions on the screen that can be answered by club members.


ROTARY CLUB OF QUAIRADING P.O. Box 172, QUAIRADING WA 6383

ROTARY AFL GRAND FINAL RAFFLE CLOSES FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2013 TO BE DRAWN AT THE ROTARY QUIZ NIGHT ON SATURDAY 24th AUGUST 2013 1ST PRIZE:

AFL GRAND FINAL WEEKEND FOR TWO (VALUED AT $8,500)

Return flights on Qantas (out Thursday / back Sunday) 3 Nights Accommodation at Novotel on Collins – 4 ½ Star Rating Airport Transfers Tickets to “The Footy Show – Grand Final Spectacular” at Rod Laver Arena Premium Grand Final Seats Grand Final After Game Show (5 hours) $500 Spending Money 2nd PRIZE:

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3RD PRIZE:

$250 CASH PRIZE

LIMITED TO ONLY 400 TICKETS @ $50 EACH GET IN EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT QUAIRADING PHARMACY OR BY CONTACTING THE ROTARY CLUB OF QUAIRADING. ALL NETT PROCEEDS FUND LOCAL ROTARY YOUTH PROJECTS Permit Holder: Rotarian Graeme Ashley Fardon 0429451001 or ceo@quairading.wa.gov.au Permit No: LSO41774


MEMBERS BIRTHDAYS Partner DIANE COOK

14TH AUGUST

ANNIVERSARYS ANDY ANDERSON

10TH AUGUST

THE SCOTTISH LODGER A Scottish couple took in an 18-year-old girl as a lodger. She asked if she could have a bath, but the woman of the house told her they didn't have a bath, although if she wanted to, she could use a tin bath in front of the fire. "Monday's the best night, when my husband goes out to darts," she said. The girl agreed to have a bath the following Monday. After her husband had gone to the pub for his darts match, the woman filled the bath and watched the girl get undressed. She was surprised to see that the lass didn't have any pubic hair. She mentioned this to her husband when he came home. He didn't believe her, so she said: "Next Monday, when you go to darts, leave a little early and wait in the back garden. I'll leave a gap in the curtains so you can see for yourself." So the following Monday, while the girl again got undressed, the wife asked: "Do you shave?" "No," replied the girl. "I've just never grown any hair down there. Do you have hair?" "Oh, yes," said the woman, and she pulled up her nightdress and showed the girl that she was really generously endowed in the hair department ... very generously indeed. The girl finished her bath and went to bed. Later that night, when the husband came in, the wife asked him, "Did you see it?" "Yes," he said, "but why the hell did you have to show her yours." "Why ever are you worried about that?" she said. "You've seen it often enough before." "I know," he said, "but the dart team hadn't!"


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