Saturday, August 22, 2009



14/2009
News and Information from Districts 9450 ,9460, 9470
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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

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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
Esperance
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]

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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
tlalor@voiceystems.com.au or directly, IYFR South West Fleet (in Formation) PP Murray McNally 9535 9990 mcnlymj@bigpond.net.au .



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
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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
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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
www.climbforasmile.org.au 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.

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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.
Thanks
Susan Plewright (Secretary)

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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]

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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: mhopkins@iinet.net.au
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


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Rotary Club of Northam

Welcomes new members

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



Membership Director Des Hughes welcomes Deepak Makhijani

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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


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Smile!!!!!


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