Sunday, August 30, 2009


News and Information from Districts 9450, 9460, 9470


This was writen by Jim Lucas of the Rotary Club of Bloomington..Florida

A Rotarian is an ordinary person who:
- wants to do something extraordinary

- to rise above the daily routine
- to make a difference in a community and in the world.
- takes on a small task with unusual enthusiasm.
- has a vision of a world at peace, brought about by goodwill and understanding.
- sees 3 million children each year die from disease and asks, "Why?"
- sees 1200 Rotary Foundation scholarships each year and asks, "Why not more?"
- believes that truth is a difficult and worthy pursuit.
- acts not out of convenience, but out of conviction

.- believes that "Service above Self" is more than an ideal
- it is a belief that transforms an ordinary person into an
extraordinary member of the world community.


Rotarian Bio Spot
Keith Malcolm.... Rotary Club of Mosman Park

Joined Rotary .......................1969
Married ..................................Kath
Children .................................Kate and Robert
Classification ........................Chartered Accountant
If I could change one thing about Rotary
To raise the profile of Youth Exchange even more
Favourite holiday destination
Famous person or celebrity I would like to have dinner with
Keith Hopkins


Rotary Club of Hannans [Kalgoorlie]

SUNDAY 25th october 2009

The 2009 GWN Balzano Barrow Race will be staged on Sunday 25th of October 2009
The event involves teams and individuals running or walking the 23km
from the ‘ghost town’ of Kanowna to the finish at Centennial Park in Kalgoorlie.
Each year on Balzano Barrow Race day,

today’s Goldfielders become ‘barrowmen’ for the day,
paying tribute to the enterprise of the region’s pioneers.
This ‘Race Book’ explains all you need to know about entering the
2009 GWN Balzano Barrow Race.
So – read on the 2009 racebook, then complete and return the Entry Form.

2009 Racebook click this link

Taken from Rotary Club of Hannans website

The Rotary Club of Subiaco was founded on June 28th 1949
which means we've just turned 60
We celebrated with a party on 11th July 2009 at the Royal Perth Yacht Club,
Australia 11 Drive, Crawley, and it was a great success
Here's to the next 60 years
Tom Crawley
President Rotary Club of Subiaco
On Tuesday September 1st Rotarian Chris Andrews
will have served the club for 14 years

Taken from Rotary Club of Subiaco website
Rotary Club of Northam
Past President Norm Fox and his son Lynton
on Traffic control duty at the recent Avon Descent


The 4 Way Test
One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of Business ethics

in the world is the Rotary Four-Way Test was created by
Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of a company
that was facing bankruptcy.
Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression
caused financial difficulties.
He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow
in their business and professional lives.
The Four-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising
and all relations with dealers and customers,
and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy.
Herb Taylor became President of Rotary International in 1954-55.
The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943
and has been translated into more than a hundred languages
and published in thousands of ways.
Here it is in English:
of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the Truth?
2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


Craft and Comunity Fair
On Sunday October 25th will be held on Oak Lawn at the UWA
Hackett Drive Crawley
9.00am -4.00pm

Taken from Rotary Club of Matilda Bay website

Climb for a Smile

Rotary WA Climb For A Smile
Rotary Club of Kenwick
The second Rotary WA Climb for a Smile
is back on this year and will be held
on Sunday 4 October.

Go to register.
This year’s climb will be bigger and better,
with the David Wirrpanda Foundation as a
guest charity and the Perth Wheel as a
major sponsor.
To find out how your club can take part,
or for a guest speaker,

contact PDG Brian
Guest on 0418 901 164.



Rotary Club of Cunderdin
Saturday November 14th
Two great events in the one weekend at Cunderdin.
Raising Funds for Australian Rotary Health Research Fund,
Cord Blood Bank and local Community Projects

Annual Cunderdin Rotary Craft Market
Cunderdin Town Hall 9.00am -2.00pm
Catered for morning tea and light snacks
Hand Craft stall holders welcome
No second hand goods
Contact Meg Liddle 9635 1081 for craft market enquiries
Craft Stalls include Children’s Wear, Country Crafts, Jewellery,
Homemade Jams & Chutney, Handmade Dolls, Bears and Soft Toys,
Beadwork & Wind Chimes, Handmade Felt Items, Soaps, Woodwork,
Olives & Olive Oil, Alpaca Products & Mohair Products, Pottery,
Porcelain Baby Dolls, Bags & Scarves, Slump Glass Products,
Machined Fibre Scarves, Handmade Cards, Small Iced Christmas Cakes,
Wooden Toys, Outdoor Cement Pots, Iron Garden Sculptures, Scrap Booking Supplies
and much more.........

follow the signs to the Kuringal Bush Camp Site & dance the night away
under the stars to the rock n roll music of Two local bands
“Money 4 Jam” & “3 Bob”
Why not bring your camping gear and spend the week end with us,
camping permitted from Friday night onwards.
Toilets and Shower provided.
BYO food, drinks, camping gear what ever you need to enjoy
the atmosphere of the bush while enjoying fellowship with friends.

Two Live Bands to keep you entertained on the Saturday night.
Kick up your heels on our packed earth dance floor.
Gas BBQ's available for you to cook your tea.
But you are welcome to BYO Gas BBQ

Single Entry $20.00
Family Entry $50.00
Contact for Entry Tickets in Advance Chris Farmer 9635 1144

22 km South of Cunderdin
Follow the Signs
Off Great Eastern Highway
Gates open midday, Concert
Starts 6pm.
For bookings, contact Chris Farmer
Phone 9635 1144
1st Prize 4 Burner BBQ
Valued at $800.00
2nd Prize WAECO 31Ltr Fridge/Freezer
Valued at $635.00
$2.50 a ticket
Only 1000 raffle tickets so be quick to get yours from a Cunderdin Rotarian


Saturday, August 22, 2009

News and Information from Districts 9450 ,9460, 9470

Rotary Club of Geraldton

PP Glenn Feltham last week received
the prestigious 2008 – 2009 Presidents Citation Certificate.
Additionally, PE Di Gilleland received the Club Public Relations Award
in recognition of outstanding Public Relations and Media Coverage.
Both awards were presented by District Governor Sue Rowell on the 27th June 2009.
Thats President Bob in the Bike Ride Shirt

President Bob Urquhart being congratulated by Past President Glenn Feltham

A Gathering of Past Presidents of The Rotary Club of Geraldton

Rotarian Bio Spot

Warren Larke........ Rotary Club of Corrigin

Joined Rotary May 1982
Married Jan
Children 3 ...Craig, Amanda and Melissa
Classification Mixed Farming
If I could change one thing about Rotary
Nothing, Iam happy with the way it is
Favourite Holiday Destination
Famous person or celebrity I would like have dinner with
Tina Turner
[Ed...if you have someone in your club you wish to see here
send me a picture with answers to the above questions]

Rotary Clubs of Mandurah

Press Release

IYFR. International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians

The growth of population in the South West is resulting in a number of new social clubs being formed through Rotary Clubs.
Recently there have been new Probus Clubs formed in Mandurah,
Albany, Manjimup and Bridgetown.
Probus, is for retired and semi retired people who meet regularly for fun, fellowship and friendship.
Now Rotary is sponsoring a fellowship of people interested in boating
who are past or present Rotary Club members that may join a new IYFR Fleet based in Mandurah.
IYFR is an international yachting fellowship of Rotarians
who have a common interest in boating and fellowship.
It is the oldest of many Rotary fellowships beginning in England in 1947
growing to 80+ fleets and more than 2800 members in 20 countries.
There are many in Australia and New Zealand including the IYFR Western Australia Fleet, based on the Swan River formed nearly 40 years ago.
IYFR fellowship includes local, interstate and international events and visits.
Mandurah and the South Western region provides an ideal environment for such a fellowship. IYFR WA Fleet Bridge met at the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club
with interested people recently.
Further information is available through IYFR WA Fleet Secretary, PP Tony Lalor 9313 2452 or directly, IYFR South West Fleet (in Formation) PP Murray McNally 9535 9990 .

Pictured at the Australian Sailing Museum, Mandurah are,
Rotarian Stephen Mewett, Isabella and Rene` Jorgensen (President, The Rotary Club of Mandurah), Kerry (Guest Speaker) and Rolly Tasker and Lance Rock ( Past President af Rotary Club and volunteer at the Australian Sailing Museum).
The Australian Sailing Museum is unique in the world and was developed by Rolly and Kerry Tasker.

Several Rotarians from Mandurah clubs were and are still involved in this outstanding world class museum on yachting and the Americas cup history. , Models, stories, wax people and much more is on display. A must visit for tourists, club visits and for anyone interested in boating.
The museum was recently visited by the Rotary Club of Mandurah
Many thanks to
Murray J McNally
Past President.....Rotary Club of Mandurah
Rotary Club of Cambridge

DG Geoff Simpson and Manny Petrelis
The Rotary Club of Cambridge was visited by District Governor, Geoff Simpson,
Assistant Governor John Lindsay and their wives on Monday the 10th August.
The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition pin (sapphire) to Manny Petrelis.
Manny joined Rotary in 1971 and has been an energetic and enthusiastic member ever since. He was President in 1986/87, and has served on the Board of the Club on numerous occasions. Manny has always participated in Club activities, especially those relating to fundraising,
and his extensive network of friends and business associates has been a boon to the Club's efforts to obtain sponsorship, prizes etc.
There are a number of outstanding contributions that Manny has made to the Club.
For 27 years he has organised an annual doorknock for the Salvation Army Red Shield appeal. This endeavour has raised more than $70,000
and earned the deep gratitude of the Salvos and the countless people they help each year.
Manny is also responsible for the original idea and organisation of our annual Charity Golf Day which has successfully run for 13 years.
He was also pivotal in forging the close relationship we now enjoy with the Clontarf Academy.
Manny has made a significant and sustained contribution over the years,
for which members of the former Floreat Club
and latterly the Cambridge Club are most appreciative.
Here's wishing Manny many more happy years of activity with The Rotary Club of Cambridge, and sincere thanks go to him for all his great efforts over a long period of time.
thanks to Malcolm Kates
Rotary WA Climb For A Smile
Rotary Club of Kenwick
The second Rotary WA Climb for a Smile
is back on this year and will be held
on Sunday 4 October.
Go to to register.
This year’s climb will be bigger and better,
with the David Wirrpanda Foundation as a
guest charity
and the Perth Wheel as a
major sponsor.
Help also to support WA Cord Blood Bank, Interplast and Polio Plus
To find out how your club can take part,
or for a guest speaker,
contact PDG Brian Guest on 0418 901 164.


Rotary Club of Mt Barker
The Rotary Club of Mount Barker has 10 000 Native tree seedlings
that desperately need a home (our contract for roadside planting fell through).
We’re selling them for 50cents each.
The trees can be categorized small (shrubs), medium (bush) and large.
Two public sale dates for the Plantagenet area have been organised –

Saturday 22 August outside the Mount Barker Newsagency
and Friday 28th of August in the Co-Op foyer.
If anyone would like to buy beforehand please contact our

President Irene Sprigg on 0439 847 011
or Rotarian Bill (“the tree man”) Hollingworth on 0448 513 802.
Bill is also the man to ask regarding the seedling attributes and requirements.
You will have to make your own collection and transport arrangements.
Susan Plewright (Secretary)


Rotary Friendship Exchange

For the first 14 days of July this year 4 Rotarians and partners from D9470
were return hosted by D5050 [Washington State..USA and British Colombia ..Canada]
Pictured enjoying themselves with the Rocky mountains in the background are...
June Wade [SouthPerth /Burswood], Steve and Diane Mulvaney [Kalgoorlie]
and Phil Cordery [Bentley/Curtin]


Rotary Club of Margaret River

Margaret River Rotary Fun Run
Updated details!!!
Date: 25 October 2009
Time: 8:30am to 10:30am

Venue: Town to Beach, MARGARET RIVER
Cost: Under16 free, Adults $25, Family $50
Contact: Marilyn HopkinsPhone: 9758 7467Email:
Enjoy a 10km run or a 4km walk from Margaret River to the Ocean,
past tranquil vineyards, beautiful ocean views,
and even a quick dip at the finish line if you wish.
Multitudes of prizes for males, females, juniors, teams and lots more.
This is a fun morning out and the funds raised will again go towards providing
a round trip Bus service from town to the beaches during the long summer holidays,
for our Margaret River kids and visitors alike.
For more information please contact Marilyn Hopkins


Rotary Club of Northam

Welcomes new members

President Richard Prunster with Peter Bourne [former R/C Moora]

Membership Director Des Hughes welcomes Deepak Makhijani


Great Australian Bike Riders in Mandurah

Arriving Sunday 16th August 2009 the many bicycle riders
and support group of people in 8 vehicles were met by members and partners
from the three Rotary Clubs of Mandurah.
All visitors were hosted in billets overnight at homes of Rotarians.
Dinner was had at the Chinese restaurant in Pinjarra Road at Centro Mandurah.
Over 35 people attended.
Breakfast was enjoyed by all provided by McDonalds Frankston
before the Mayor of the City of Frankston Paddi Creevey flew the Rotary Flag
to start the next stage from Mandurah to Bunbury.
Before which presentations were made to the Rotary health Research Fund
by the City of Mandurah funding also two participants for that stage,
Councillor Darren Lees , Deputy Mayor and Graeme Davis,
Director of Corporate Services City of Mandurah.
Donations were also given by the Rotary Clubs of Mandurah by Rotarian Stephen Mewett
and Mandurah Districts by President Graeme Jenkins.

Rider from Tasmania ( previously Honiara, Solomon Islands) Ross Andrewartha
with Support Person Robert (Chippy) Chippindall from Healesville Vic.
checking that the McDonald's donated coffee was in the right place on the bike for Ross.

Thanks to Murray McNally




Sunday, August 16, 2009


News and information from Districts 9450, 9460. 9479

This weeks issue of Rotary Out West includes a number of photos from the Great Australian Bike Ride

Stage 7 was Darwin to Perth and riders and support crews arrived in Kunanurra on July 5th [Day 107]

Stage 8 [Day 149] Perth to Adelaide commenced in Perth on Sunday August 16th and they will reach Eucla on Day 174 for a total of 67 days spent in Western Australia.

Cosidering the ride is for 204 days that is 1/3 rd of the ride in our state

The riders and support crew have travelled over 12,000kms already and have about 5500 kms or 55days to reach Melbourne on October 10th



MLA Ian Blaney welcomes riders to Geraldton

Team at McDonalds Geraldton

Dennis and Di Gilleand with Tony

All of the above photo's were sent in by Di Gilleand from the Rotary Club of Geraldton
Thanks Di



Velu Ramasamy and George

With Geoff Ruscoe

with Kay Ruscoe

The above photo's were sent in by Velu Ramasamy of the Rotary Club of Northam
Thanks Velu



Arriving via Great Eastern Highway Thursday August 13th

Group photo at the motel

We're here!!

Friday August 14th.. Breakfast at Westrac
Rotary Club of Swan Districts Secretary Ray Hardy presents Geoff Kennedy with a cheque


Kings Park........ Sunday August 16th

DG's Ian Jones and Geoff Simpson

Lord Mayor of Perth addresses the riders and support crew and Rotarians

The Lord Mayor flags the riders away

PDG Phil tries to enter the bike ride

Fremantle ...Sunday August 16th


District Chair for D9460 Melodie Kevan introducing everyone

with the Mayor of Fremantle Peter Tagliaferri

Group photo on the Esplanade

Mayor of Fremantle Peter Tagliaferri and DG Keith Hopkins

Mayor of Fremantle about to wave riders off on their way to Rockingham