Rotary club of WANNEROO P.O.Box 47, WANNEROO 6946 DISTRICT 9455
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President: Norm de Grussa 2013 - 2014 MEETING Wanneroo Tavern GUEST SPEAKER 7th October 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 Etoka Colin Griffiths Peter Miskelly Ray Perkins www.rotarywanneroo.org
Apologies: If unable to attend meeting, an apology is to be lodged with Jacob Etoka before 12 noon Monday. Contact details for Jacob email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0413104989
Duty Roster 14th October 2013 Chairman
Vote of thanks Reserve
Fellowship Guest speaker Topic
LAKE KARRINYUP GOLF CLUB PERTH INTERNATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT ALL MEMBERS TO ATTEND, PLUS FAMILY AND FRIENDS Email Phil ASAP with times: email@example.com Dig Deep Chaps - Telethon on Aswell
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ROTARY — LIZ WESTOBY
19 GOLF 20 GOLF
MEMBERSHIP IN ROTARY 14 GOLF
CLUB FORUM 21 GUEST SPEAKER
RETURN OF DAVID WRIGHT 28th MEETING CANCELLED AS WE ARE HAVING 29 MEETING AT CITY OF WANNEROO ON 30TH
TELETHON TELETHON 26
MEETING AT WANNEROO TAVERN 7TH October 2013 President Norm welcomed the members, our 2 exchange students Anson and Akin plus our guest speaker for the evening Ex District Governor Liz Westoby who is to talk about Membership and the addition of other clubs to expand Rotary. Tom Drinkwater was absent unfortunately due to being in hospital to have some fluid drained. Hope you are well Tom and look forward to your speedy recovery. Secretary: Graeme Smith; We received a cheque from Mal Atwell for the video machine, The plaques "Do It Once Do It Well" have been received, Neil Cooke took and unforeseen spill when leaving his table and blamed it on Clive for tying the table cloth to his leg lol. The Amendments to the Rotary Constitution have been forwarded on and these have all been put in place on the 4th October. Australia Day Awards for the City of Wanneroo. Invitation for the West Australian Institute for Medical Research to attend the 2013 Wesfarmers Harry Perkins Oration on October the 11th at 5.00pm at the University Club of Western Australia followed by refreshments. We received from the Dept of Commerce the permit for the video machine. President Norm said that Phil has got the Golf event parking roster under control but there are some more spots to fill. International Service: Debbie Singh; Debbie is off to Thailand on Thursday for 10 days for the BCMF project that she is working on and gave thanks to the Directors for the $3,000 donation and also to the other Rotarians that gave an additional donation. Her goal is $10,000 and with the event she held on Sunday she raised a further $1,300.00 so she is up to approx $6,700.00 at present so nearly there. Debbie will take some photos to show us when she gets back from the trip. We wished her every success with the project. Dolphin Wishing Well: Clive Bain; Norm mentioned that he went to the Dolphins on the weekend and had to queue up to have a turn. Clive mentioned that our takings were $1,100.00 for last month of September and over the past three years we have taken $90,000.00 which is really good. We have the Telethon Weekend on the 19th and 20th October and looking for members to assist whenever they can during the Golf Parking duties. Hillarys have not got many on their roster at present and they are aware that we are under stress that weekend with the other function. Clive mentioned that he is trying to organise a joint meeting with the Hillarys club at the Dolphin Wishing Well site on a Monday evening on the 9th December to have a BBQ so we can have a get together. That is about the only time they have free so we will work towards this date. There are BBQ's onsite. Clive mentioned that we had a meeting at David Millers Engineering Services to discuss issues raised in relation to safety aspects at the Wishing Well and found that the issues were relatively minor and easily overcome. Any aspect of an insurance claim if someone was to create mischief and injure themselves through their own actions that we are fully covered under our comprehensive insurance cover for all Rotarians and Directors. David was very helpful and some minor work may be carried out in the future. Youth Services: Owen Douglas; The RYLA Camp is on and we are still looking for an applicant and Owen said he will place someone even if not in the Wanneroo catchment area. Owen made us laugh because he paid a visit to the Wishing Well and someone mentioned that the bearing didn't sound good and won't last long. Owen explained that is was the recording of the Dolphin sounds not a worn out bearing! What an engineer the chap was.
Owen mentioned that he had been moved around from his nominated position on the golf roster and I was as well but it will all work out. Exchange Student: Akin; He explained that he was playing basketball and fell over and went to hospital with Norm to get checked out. Akin has changed schools to Cyril Jackson as he is doing a more specialised English course for the next term as it is very important. Akin is going to play the bagpipes and have it recorded at Norms farm. Akin is going to go to the beach this week. Exchange Student: Anson; Anson explained that he has been in Australia for 2 months and three weeks. Last week was a holiday and he went to the Perth Royal Show with the other exchange students and saw many cows and horses, and the side show alley but he didn't go on them because he said his heart would not work. On Friday he went to a wedding and explained that the weddings are very different here. Anson explained that here we have the wedding then the reception, were he comes from the have the reception (Party) during which time the wedding takes place. Owen explained that he and his brother are MCâ€™ing at the Hillarys Quiz night on the 25th October in Warwick. Norm has a wide range of questions for the evening. Anson has now moved in with Owen for the next few months so asked that we take a photo of him now as this will be that happiest he has been up until now. We had a great laugh. Owen thanked Laurie and Jan for hosting Anson since he arrived. Chairman: Colin Parker; Colin introduced past District Governor Liz Westoby Guest Speaker: Liz Westoby. Liz explained that she was going to talk about what she spoke to the Presidents about earlier this year on membership, and the membership development plan for our region. Attracting Members; what do we have to do to attract members? Basically we have to ask them, ask them to come along and ensure that the meetings are interesting and vibrant and exciting so that when they come in they want to get involved in the club. They can see what we are doing and want to get involved themselves. Engaging Members: in service activities, unfortunately we could not view the video this evening about Rotary International President John Burton. He had been in a Rotary club for about 3 years and was not given anything to do, so he had decided that he was going to leave Rotary because he felt that he was not doing anything. He used to go along to the meetings but he had nothing to do. He spoke to the incoming President and said that he was going to resign from Rotary and the incoming President gave him a job to do. That job was to look after the Rotary Foundation of the club and then he got interested and is still working at it to this day. We have to find out what turns people on, what pushes their buttons (I think they have found mine lol). We have to find out what people want to do and give them a job to do. Engagement is important otherwise people just fade away. Member satisfaction is a good gauge of what is important to them. Liz mentioned that she had been talking to Norm about the meals and that sometimes they are unsatisfactory and not really excited. What are the things that members like about the club and what it is they don't like about the club. Then see if we can change them.
Foster Club Innovation and Flexibility: Not stuck in a rut, Doing things differently, 2 meetings at one venue and 2 at other venues. 2 formal meetings a month, 1 meeting a happy hour at a pub and the the 4th meeting was getting involved in a project. Flexibility in what we do. We don't have to do the same thing week after week after week. We are not constrained by those things. Why do people leave the club: Find out the real reason why people leave the club Diversity: Does our club represent the true diversity of Wanneroo Gender Diversity; Ethnicity Diversity; Impairment Diversity: Disabled Diversity: Sponsoring New Clubs: Liz has been given the task of starting another club in Joondalup as they only have 8 members in one of the fastest growing regions in the Northern Suburbs. Looking at starting a breakfast club. The other club is going to be at Ellendale and another at the Ascot Belmont area. Educating Members: There is the Leadership Program and Long Term Plans. Clubs need to have a long term plan, Rotary International are talking about a 3 year plan and Hank is talking about a 5 year plan through the Rotary Visioning Program. There is a slide show that we can view. Clubs that have gone through the visioning program have increased their membership. When we are talking about membership it is not about a one size fits all. The different zones have different needs and requirements. We need to develop a program that fits our demography and our type of culture. The plan was developed last year by 22 participating members which some were Past District Governors PDG's which could be classed as Past Dead and Gone in a lot of cases, Rotarians and New Rotarians the former Rotaractors. These are the ones that are the future of the club. They are the ones we need to be engaging with because if we don't engage with these young people what is going to happen to our club. What will happen in 10 years time? Clive what is going to happen are you going to be able to do the projects in hand; Clive replied he won't be here. We all laughed but it could be true. There are 4 Rotaract Clubs and one thats being developed at the moment. But we need to start engaging young people otherwise we have to ask ourselves what is going to happen to our club in 10 to 20 years time. There are a number of priorities that the committee came up with: Increasing Membership Diversity: Going out to our local communities to invite them to attend Rotary meetings. Different Membership Types. Younger Families. Developing Formal skills of informed Rotarians: Example Rotarians not knowing the Rotary History. Sharing ideas between clubs. Support Innovative and Flexible Clubs: Club Forums to bring in new ideas. Enhance Recognition, Understanding and Trust: We need to get Rotary out there in the Community. Acknowledgement of Rotary achievements. We started the medical school and now we have a plaque at the University of WA. Cord Blood Bank is another example unfortunately the Rotary name is quite small. Need to do information drives and be consistent. Building Strategic Partnerships: Shelterbox is one example There are many supporting resources available to us. Webinars are becoming an important part of the training. Health Check for Clubs; asks for our ideas to put forward. Set specific goals. Need to look at why people are not coming to Rotary meetings. We need to start today we cannot put it off. There is a link on our website to Rotary.org and we will have one for Rotarysouthpacific.org We need to make Rotary more vibrant and up to date to attract and keep new younger members. You only have to look at 2 companies that make or don't make any changes to keep pace with the current environment. Who remembers Kodak? They were the biggest organisation in film in the world but they didn't get into the digital age. They left it too late to make the changes required.
Australia Post, they have adapted to the current environment by being flexible and starting a full delivery service to cater for the surge in internet shopping and they have also taken on many other billing activities and products in store as the straight postal service of selling stamps has declined. They have kept up to date and Rotary needs to do the same. More membership means more results and a bigger presence in the local marketplace. We need to survive. The senior citizens of the clubs must not resign as they are the ones with experience and should be mentors for the newer members. We don't want a revolving door policy of just turnover of members. We need to introduce and educate new members. There is a STAR program that is used to educate members. Everybody needs a Mentor. Pamphlets to be handed out: Membership Development Plan: Paul Harris Quote: It is well that there is nothing in Rotary so sacred that it cannot be set aside in favour of things better, because in this experimental age in a changing world and all things which are worthwhile and progressive are the cumulative effects of preceding successive or failure. So he is giving us the permission to try to do things in a different way. Rotary on the Move: This will be emailed out to all clubs over the coming weeks. This is about webinars were you can register and login to the webinar. The first one is about increasing diversity and connecting Rotarians to the Rotary beyond the club. Webinar 2 is about Public Image and Enhancing Strategic Partnerships. Webinar 3 is on Innovation and Flexibility within the club. They are on at 8.00am Eastern Standard Time. which is 5.00am our time. Webinars are online courses that are interactive. The times have to be scheduled or recorded for all members to see. Club assessment tools. Provides a number of assessment tools for the clubs. Club Health check will be emailed out. The Rotary Club in Parramatta is organising some TV advertising to promote the Rotary brand but it is in the local community that we need to be proactive. It is up to each individual club to promote themselves. It was argued that it is up to Rotary from the top to promote Rotary but we have to do our bit. Everybody individually needs to be involved. If its going to be it's up to me. Consistency is the key. Doing something once does not produce results. Rotary Showcases are information evenings or breakfasts to talk about what our club is doing and get people involved. A very informative talk that should inspire the members to think about all aspects of Membership and how to improve our club. Neil Cooke gave the vote of thanks to Liz with our customary Engraved Glass.
Duty Roster 21st October 2013 Chairman
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DOLPHIN WISHING WELL—CLEANING ROSTER 2013
26th OCTOBER CLEANING ROSTER Debbie Singh
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Suggestion: Purchase a Pull Up Banner that we could, with Wanneroo Taverns permission have this on display inside tavern. Too late Now !
Itâ€™s That time of year again!
19th to 20th October
LAKE KARRINYUP GOLF CLUB CARPARK
MAIN ENTRY IN TICKET BOX GATE 2 North Beach
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 6.00AM - 10.30AM 6.00AM - 10.30AM 6.00AM - 10.00AM 6.00AM - 10.00AM Neville Robertson Neville Robertson 10.30AM - 3.00PM 10.30AM - 3.00PM 10.00AM - 2.00PM 10.00AM - 2.00PM Sue Cassidy
7.00AM - 11.00AM 7.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 10.00AM 6.00AM - 10.00AM Norm de Grussa
7.00AM - 11.00AM 7.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 10.00AM 6.00AM - 10.00AM Neil Cook
CLUB HOUSE 7.00AM - 11.00AM 7.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 11.00AM 6.00AM - 10.00AM 6.00AM - 10.00AM CARPARK Clive Bain Neil Cook Neil Cook Frank Anderson Frank Anderson Peter Miskelly Peter Miskelly GATE 1 11.00AM - 3.00PM 11.00AM - 3.00PM 11.00AM - 4.00PM 11.00AM - 4.00PM 11.00AM - 4.00PM 10.00AM - 2.00PM 10.00AM - 2.00PM North Beach Norm de Grussa Peter Miskelly Ian Bradshaw Road 11.00AM - 3.00PM 11.00AM - 3.00PM 11.00AM - 4.00PM 11.00AM - 3.00PM 11.00AM - 3.00PM 10.00AM - 1.00PM 10.00AM - 1.00PM Andy Anderson
11.00AM - 3.00PM 11.00AM - 3.00PM 11.00AM - 4.00PM 11.00AM - 3.00PM 11.00AM - 3.00PM 10.00AM - 1.00PM 10.00AM - 1.00PM Robin Anderson
Ajak (Debbie) 6.00AM - 10.30AM 5.30AM - 9.30AM 5.30AM - 9.30AM 5.30AM - 9.00AM 5.30AM - 9.00AM
8.00AM - 11.30AM 5.30AM - 9.30AM 5.30AM - 9.30AM 5.30AM - 9.00AM 5.30AM - 9.00AM Denise Scott
8.00AM - 11.30AM 5.30AM - 9.30AM 5.30AM - 9.30AM 5.30AM - 9.00AM 5.30AM - 9.00AM Kevin Scott
8.00AM - 11.30AM 5.30AM - 9.30AM 5.30AM - 9.30AM 5.30AM - 9.00AM 5.30AM - 9.00AM Bill Kell
11.30AM - 3.00PM 8.00AM - 12.00PM 8.00AM - 12.00PM 8.00AM - 12.00PM 8.00AM - 12.00PM Bill Kell
CAR PARK 'A' GATE 3 SANDOVER STREET (off Clement Drive)
11.30AM - 3.00PM 8.00AM - 12.00PM 8.00AM - 12.00PM 8.00AM - 12.00PM 8.00AM - 12.00PM Clive Bain
11.30AM - 3.00PM 9.30AM - 1.30PM 9.30AM - 1.30PM 9.00AM - 12.00PM 9.00AM - 12.00PM Christina (Debbie)
11.30AM - 3.00PM 9.30AM - 1.30PM 9.30AM - 1.30PM 9.00AM - 12.00PM 9.00AM - 12.00PM Ajak (Debbie)
9.30AM - 1.30PM 9.30AM - 1.30PM 9.00AM - 12.00PM 9.00AM - 12.00PM Jacob (Exchange)
9.30AM - 1.30PM 9.30AM - 1.30PM 9.00AM - 12.00PM 9.00AM - 12.00PM Lorenzo (Exch)
12.00PM - 4.00PM 12.00PM - 4.00PM 12.00PM - 4.00PM 12.00PM - 4.00PM Clive Bain
12.00PM - 4.00PM 12.00PM - 4.00PM 12.00PM - 4.00PM 12.00PM - 4.00PM Anson (YE)
TICKET SCANNERS Car Park A Sandover Street - Ticket Seller / Scanner
6.00am -10.30am 6.00am -10.30am 6.00am -10.30am 6.00am -10.30am 10.30am - 3.00pm 10.30am - 3.00pm 10.30am - 3.00pm 10.30am - 3.00pm Cammy Anderlini Adele Chretien (YE)
PADDY and MICK Paddy calls Easyjet to book a flight. The operator asks "How many people are flying with you?" Paddy replies "I don't know! Itâ€™s your plane!"
Paddy and Murphy are working on a building site. Paddy says to Murphy "I'm gonna have the day off, I'm gonna pretend I'm mad!" He climbs up the rafters, hangs upside down and shouts "I'M A LIGHTBULB! I'M A LIGHTBULB!" Murphy watches in amazement! The Foreman shouts "Paddy you're mad, go home" So he leaves the site. Murphy starts packing his kit up to leave as well. "Where the hell are you going?" asks the Foreman. "I can't work in the dark!" says Murphy.. Two Irish couples decided to swap partners for the night. After 3 hours of amazing sex, Paddy says "I wonder how the girls are getting on". Paddy takes his new wife to bed on their wedding night. She undresses, lies on the bed spread-eagled and says "You know what I want, don't you?" "Yeah," says Paddy. "The whole bed by the looks of it!" Paddy, the electrician, got sacked from the U...S. prison service for not servicing the electric chair. He said in his professional opinion it was a death trap! Paddy and his wife are lying in bed and the neighbours' dog is barking like mad in the garden. Paddy says "To hell with this!" and storms off. He comes back upstairs 5 minutes later and his wife asks "What did you do?" Paddy replies "I've put the dog in our garden. Let's see how they like it!" Paddy is said to be shocked at finding out all his cows have Bluetongue. "Wow!" he said, "I didn't even know they had mobile phones!"
Mick and Paddy are reading head stones at a nearby cemetery. Mick says "Crikey! There's a bloke here who was 152!" Paddy says "What's his name?" Mick replies "Miles, from London !"