Winter Lunch a Winner
Great to see Stephen Craddock back and to welcome Graham Houghton's seriously talented wife Tyril to our lunchtime meeting.
Beef Cheeks or Barra and Salad - no decision needed :)
President Ian expanded on items which had been discussed at the morning's Board Meeting.  
Projects for 2020:
  • Give a Damn, Give a Can confirmed to be a school's only project for 2020 with Vic Puzey and Paco Tovar at the helm.  It's expected that this will run through September.
  • Four-Way Test, which is the school's oral presentation competition which culminates in a final to be held at District Conference in 2021, will run, coordinated by Wendy Perdon.
  • Tiny House Project: this is a joint Rotary in Bunbury Project which we will join through representative via Jamie Challis. 
    • The aim for our Club is to been seen on all promotional material and offer support via provision of labour, expertise and services and in-kind to reduce costs or provide materials at cost.
    • AccordWest will manage the project, Salvos are providing the land for the build and Don Punch via the State Government will pitch in $180,000.  
    • Jamie is providing the building expertise and will advise our Club when we are required.
    • Expected to get off the ground around December 2020.
Fundraising Project Status:
  • Op Shop Ball will be looked at to possibly run in 2021.
  • Recycling - Cash for Bottles opportunity:
    • Jamie Challis will organise a visit to one of the sites in Augusta which has commenced collecting bottles for recycling for a possible site visit to look a feasibility of our Club running such a scheme.
    • Ian Telfer to investigate the availability of a WAPRES shed for storage.
  • NMSHS Girls Academy Joint Rotary in Bunbury project
    • Ian, Doug and Fiona will attend initial meetings to assess feasibility etc.
Memories of Saturday Night Fever - 2018, how time flies!
Auspicing Opportunity
  • Fiona raised the subject of auspicing an upcoming event being proposed by a new community organisation.  
  • Auspicing involves our Club assisting with governance, mentoring and risk assessment / insurance of events.
  • Subject to member approval, this is a great way for the Club to have an involvement in community events and projects in a supportive role.
  • There is also an opportunity to attract new members, as each auspicing opportunity requires a Club member to be involved.
  • This will be an ongoing process potentially involving more than one project and members will have the opportunity to be involved.
District Club Checklist has been completed.  This will be presented to the District Governor when he visits the Club.
Raffles and Fines:
Jamie won the wine. Matt drew the Ace of Clubs but it was not the winning card. 
Stephen Craddock won fine of the day for his fine on Nev - for not fining him for the FIRST TIME EVER at a meeting!  Jamie fined himself for not being an apology - and we were all much happier seeing him not being an apology.
Freo fans were warned they are now targets no matter whether their team wins, draws or loses (yeah, good luck!) and the fine session degenerated into a free for all with Mike and Ian P being the biggest culprits.
Big Freo Winner
Please let Sec. Peter know if you are going to be an apology for this week's lunch meeting - we'll see you there if you don't let him know. :)
Vale Mrs Craddock
It is with sadness that we hear of the passing over the weekend of Mrs Audrey Craddock, mother of Rotarian Stephen Craddock.  Our sincere condolences to Stephen and Maria and Lisa, and their family and friends. 
Our thoughts are with you.
Mrs Craddock featured in the South Western Times 20th May 2016 in a feature about classic wedding dresses. Model Chloe Richardson modelled Mrs Craddock's 1950's style wedding dress at St Boniface Cathedral.
Rotary Directories Available
Rotary District Group 12 Directories are now available.
The New "Little Orange Books" can be collected from President Ian Telfer.
The Directory covers all five clubs in our Group 12 of District 9465: Bunbury, South Bunbury, Bunbury Leschenault, Harvey and Collie. There are a couple of incorrect phone numbers so when you get yours please change Bridget Green's number to 0419 125609 and Ian Pigott's to 0400 604699.  If you discover any other typos, please let us know.
Secretary Peter Blurton conducted a comprehensive fines session, including on himself for having a wallet the same colour has his timber floor - a fact he only realised AFTER he had cancelled all of his cards.  There were several wardrobe fines: Patrick as the Man in Black, Ed for rocking the country style boots and checks, David for bringing back urban grunge with a natty little knitted scarf and Rolf's sartorially elegant cravat and teamed with a black and white active wear jacket. 
David won the wine and Nev didn't win the cards. 
Next meeting: Lunch 30th July when the Clontarf Girls' Academy will be our guests, lunch 6th August and Breakfast on 13th August.
Changeover Dinner 2020
The most significant event on the Rotary calendar, our changeover dinner was an elegant affair.
Welcome President Ian Telfer
President Bridget Green stepped down after a rather torrid year, somewhat interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our club thanks PP Bridget for her commitment to the Club as a time when world events impinged on our peace.
President Ian Telfer is now tasked with a mandate to encourage new members to come on board, with PP Doug Green taking the mantle of Membership Director, and mentoring less experienced members to take up positions of leadership to ensure a strong and active Club going forward.
A big thank you to PP David Kerr and his team at the Dolphin Discovery Centre for a lovely evening.
See our photo gallery, pictures by Secretary Peter Blurton.                                  
Celebrating 40 Years
We're going to have a party.
Saturday 20th February 2021 will be an opportunity to catch up with past members and to celebrate our journey over the past 40 years.
We'll keep you up to date.  Contact for more details, or if you know the whereabouts of members we may have lost touch with.
The Importance of Sourcing Local
In the first of a series of Member Profiles, Wespine CEO Patrick Warrand gave members an overview of the issues affecting the timber and construction industry, already on a slide before COVID-19.
The industry is facing challenges with WA approvals for dwelling construction having been on a downward slide for around 6 years, 15,000 having been approved for 2020 and likely to fall to around 10,000 in the next twelve months, according to figures released by the Housing Industry Authority (HIA).
Government stimulus packages are encouraging movement, but if things continue to go bad in Victoria, this will have a ripple effect in WA.

The industry has banded together to produce a marketing website "Buy Aussie Timber First" in an attempt to raise the profile of the Australian Products and try to stem imports of timber from Europe and Asia.  This may be the first time many of the Australian organisations have cooperated with each other.
FYI there are about 14 sq m of timber used in the construction of a house.
At the Australian Institute of Architects 2020 Western Australian Architecture Awards gave the state’s top honour, The George Temple Poole Award, to Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre (below) by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio, which also took out the Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture a public architecture award.
Have your say on Palliative Care
We have been asked to help to promote a consumer survey on experiences/perspectives of palliative care in WA.
Professor Samar Aoun is seeking support from Rotarians - maybe some of our members can help.
She is seeking support to promote a consumer survey on experiences/perspectives of palliative care in WA.  This research has been commissioned by the Department of Health, WA, in response to the recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices, in particular recommendation 9:  
WA Health should conduct an independent review, from a patient’s perspective, of the three models of palliative care in Western Australia: inpatient, consultative and community. The review should examine the benefits and risks of each model and the accessibility of each across the state.
She is asking that we promote this survey for an independent review via our clubs/district/website/social media/e-news.  Find the link at:
Survey closes 16 August.
Share your experiences if you used or did not use palliative care services and help shape the future of palliative care in WA.  If you fall into one of the categories below, please tell us about your experiences via our online survey:
  • Patients with a life-limiting illness
  • Family/friend carer of a person with a life-limiting illness
  • Family/friend carer of a person with a life-limiting illness who has died in the last five years (2015-2020)
Paper copies are available from
For more information, contact Professor Samar Aoun, Palliative Care - - Mob: 0419911940.
Rotary Sail into Life
Ian Pigott gave us a rundown on the latest Sail into Life news.
Ian told us that it appears that COVID-19 restrictions might have put paid to our ambitions to have a season in 2020.
"It's just too small in the boat safely have two people sail," he explained.
"The two square meter rule simply cannot be followed, so it looks like it's all over for this season unless there is some easing of restrictions."
That having been said, there are still opportunities to do some maintenance, and it may be possible to get "Reel Time" into the water, and Ian will advise when busy bees will be held, probably around end of September and October.
Stay tuned.
From the previous edition:
Please welcome new Rotary Sail into Life coordinator Marissa Mosca to the program.
Previous coordinator Sharon Kavanagh says, "she is very competent, full of fun and will continue to run the program with fresh eyes and new energy."  High praise from Sharon.
Marisa came to talk to the club recently, and it was great to hear of her commitment and plans for the future.
We are looking forward to working with her on the project.
RYPEN: For youngsters who love a challenge!
The RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp in September is fast approaching!

Our district team is calling on all members to take up the RYPEN challenge ... 

If you know someone who is 14-17 years of age who is

  • Wanting an opportunity to develop and challenge themselves
  • Looking to develop their self-esteem and confidence
  • Interested in developing skills including leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting and problem solving
  • Wanting to build a network of young people and to make new friends
  • Excited for a weekend of fun

Then we'd love to have be considered for the RYPEN camp from 11th to 13th September 2020.

We believe that after the disruption of the last few months, RYPEN would be a great opportunity for students to have some "Fun with a Purpose".  

RYPEN depends on Rotary Clubs to sponsor participants, and the more participants we get the better the camp will be. We would love to welcome your applicant to the camp.

We've got an exciting and challenging program lined up for the weekend, so if you know of someone who would like to attend please get your applications as soon as possible.

At this stage the Board has still to ratify involvement in this project, however all members are encouraged to think about suitable candidates and forward their names to the Board through Secretary Peter Blurton.

Applications close 1st September 2020!

Packwash units for Timor Leste - Project Update
Back in April, Vic Puzey gave members an update on the Packwash Project for Timor Leste.  We have republished this update for those who may have missed it the first time round, and to indicate that the project continues to have our support as it evolves during the Pandemic and weather events which are adversely affecting our neighbours to the north.

We are supporting the project to get Packwash units into Timor Leste - Vic Puzey is our contact for this project.

One Dili site and 3 village sites have been selected. All are visited regularly by the clinic and have Catholic church connections. Howard believes the church will have plumbing personnel contacts who will be invaluable for low cost installation and monitoring services.

Our club will make a contribution of $5,000 to the project.  Our contact on the ground, Howard Mendel, is closely monitoring progress and will update Vic as necessary. Howard has asked for photo/video evidence of progress which can be sent to us for information and promotion purposes.

There are negotiations with a Chinese company underway, in the hope that they can provide further ready assembled future units which can be relatively cheaply transported directly to Dili.

So, with a few twists and turns along the way the project is making definite progress.

Give a Damn, Give a Can 2020 - Project Update

Members, please note that this is not a new report, but will ensure we keep in mind our commitment to GADGAC.

Project Coordinator Paco Tovar has advised that Give a Damn, Give a Can 2020 will be mothballed until a later date. 

There have been on-going discussions with schools but due to the delays with re-opening, it has been decided to put the project on hold until there is more clarity and certainty in the community.

Vic Puzey has advised that all the schools who usually take part in the project have been notified that we will not carry on with this next term but hope to run it later in the year.

Bogan Bingo Fundraiser - Postponed
The Board considered and approved this event as a fundraiser, however in light of the current social and economic environments, it was agreed to postpone the event until the worst is past.  Stay tuned to the Bulletin for further information.

"Wow what a great race - Oz Day 10k

"Well I came second on podium mixed results.  But I came first over the line for the Junior Men. Also beat my last year time by just over 15 mins.
Congratulations to Victoria for winning and Brydi in 3rd. Super proud Brydi.

"All of us juniors did a fantastic job, had a lot of fun doing it too.  I didn’t have family over this year, I’m sure I will next year.  So I would like to put a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has cheered me on and sent some photos and videos to mum.  You have all made me feel so welcome and loved.

"Thanks to everyone at home for watching and messaging."

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Bunbury Leschenault
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Dolphin Discovery Centre (upstairs)
Koombana Drive
Bunbury, WA 6230
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