Sunday, September 13, 2009


News and Information D9450, D9460, D9470


Time is running out to Register…
And raise funds for your club for Rotary projects

Is not that far away…
on Sunday October 4th 2009.
Last year’s stair climb was a towering success,

which far exceeded our highest expectations.

Climbers helped raise over $111,000 last year!

If you and your club were part of last year’s
fun and fitness BankWest Stair Climb Challenge…
Thank you so much for helping Rotary W.A to raise over $111,000

for its local and overseas projects!
The clubs involved are all still smiling about that!

Don’t forget all of the fund-raising dollars raised by climbers
associated with your club are credited to your club as donations to the Rotary projects
Don’t Miss Out on this easy fund raiser! -

get your members, friends, relatives, local clubs and schools to register now
and join us in just 4 weeks time.

Time is running out so don’t miss out on the chance to join us
in just 4 weeks time.
Help us to reach even greater heights this year

and to put a smile on the faces of the hundreds who will benefit from your efforts.
If your club wasn’t a part of this great, high profile community event last year…
Don’t miss out on the fun and frivolity this time!
As well as taking part in the climb and raising money

on behalf of your club for Rotary projects,
all registered climbers will receive a free ride on the Perth Ferris Wheel,
on the day of the climb.
Now that should make you all smile.

Spread The Word Now...Before it’s too late

This is a great opportunity for clubs to raise their donations this year for Polio Eradication,
The Cord Blood Bank
and Interplast.
Get with the spirit of the occasion, start spreading the word far and wide.
Get individuals or get teams together climbing for your club in this high-rise fun raising and fund-raising venture.
There is not a lot of time left for your club to take advantage

of this great opportunity so start in preparing
and practising for the big day on Sunday October 4th.

Spring Into Action

So step up now and and get people to register online nominating your club
and open a fund raising sponsor page.
Check out our website
Find out how to climb on board for this year’s challenge.
In the meantime… .. Keep Smiling!




Rotarian Bio

Lorraine Horsley....Rotary Club of Hannans [Kalgoorlie]
Joined Rotary...........................1994
Children....................................Jessica, Kyal, Christian,Matthew,Hannah
Classification............................Literacy Education
If I could change one thing about Rotary
I like it the way it is , or maybe a few Champagne Breakfasts
Favourite Holiday destination.....Gold Coast
Favourite Drink........................Champagne
Person or celebrity I would like to have dinner with
Enid Blyton or Albert Einstein


Rotary Club of Harvey

IN six years the annual Rotary-Lions South West Bike Trek
has raised more than $240,000 for research into children’s leukaemia
and cancer at the Princess Margaret Hospital research laboratory.
The trek is on again this year from October 26-31.
Rotary and Lions clubs throughout the region will be uniting for the cause.
This year’s target will be to pass the $300,000 mark.
Some major events have been planned in association with the trek.
The South Bunbury Rotary Club will be putting on a gala variety show

at the Bunbury Entertainment Centre on October 24
featuring more than 20 acts involving some 200 performers.
It will be a huge show and tickets are now on sale for $30 each at the centre

or online at
Events are also happening in each town as the trek passes through.
Pinjarra Rotary Club will be holding a reception for riders at Fairbridge Farm on October 26.
The Harvey Rotary and Lions Clubs will be combining for a dinner

with the riders at the Harvey Masonic Lodge on October 27.
Street and business collections will take place in Waroona on October 27

and Margaret River on October 30.
A joint Bunbury Rotary Clubs dinner will be held at the Sanctuary Golf resort on October 28.
And a big finale is being planned by the Augusta Lions Club on October 31.
More than 50 riders will join the trek at various points along the route

which starts at the Mandurah Civic Centre on October 26
and traverses during the week through Pinjarra, Waroona, Harvey, Binningup,
Bunbury, Capel, Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta.
AMP Foundation has kick-started the trek with a matching donation of $10,000
and $1,500 was raised from a street stall in Harvey recently
Thanks Ken Utting


Rotary Club of Collie

The Mainpeak Collie Adventure Race (previously known as the Mainpeak Collie Marathon)
is held on the first Saturday after the October long weekend,
against a backdrop of the the picturesque countryside,
river and bushland of the Collie River Valley.
The race is a relay which starts and finishes at the Collie Showground;
participation is invited from individuals or teams.
The stages are:
A 27km road bike race to Collie Power Station and return,
A 15km horse circuit through bushland south east of Collie (optional),
A 10 km canoe paddle along the Collie River from the Showground to Minninup Pool,
A 1km swim in the Collie River at Minninup Pool,
A 25km mountain bike circuit into jarrah forest north west of Minninup Pool,
A 10km footrace alongside the Collie Golf Course and the banks of the Collie River,

back to the Showground.
Rotary Club of Collie [website]
Click on the Rotary Club of Collie's website and go to the Mainpeak Collie Adventure Race link, and here you will find a bundle of information about the event


Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtin

Pictured L-R
Residential College manager Graeme Cooper,
Honorary Rotarian Ron Letch
Winner Amy Welsh
New Generations Director Michelle Webster
September 7th saw the 16th presentation of the Ron Letch Award
The award commenced in 1994 just after the completion
of Stage 1 of the College and in the year Ron Letch
was President of the club.
Currently there are 96 students in years 8 to 12 at the college
from all over Western Australia.
65 of these students attend Kent Street High School and
16 attend Como Secondary College with the remainder
spread around nearby high schools.

The criteria for the award are
Open to all students at the College
Attitude of candidate towards peers and Staff
Helpfulness to others
Room consistently high standard of neatness and cleanliness
Neat and Tidy personal appearance
Demonstrated care and concern for other residents
Commitment to their course inspiring to other students
Appreciation of boundaries set by the college

Amy Welsh was named as the recipient.
Amy gave a short speech thanking the staff, the club
and her fellow students.
Amy is from the Esperance Region


Rotary is full of acronymns
Here is a new one
Do you know what it is????
The first person to email me with the correct answer will win a couple of scratchies
Send answer to
sorry only for Australian readers


R.I. Convention

2010 RI Convention in Montréal, Québec, Canada, 20-23 June
Sophisticated yet friendly, Montréal offers an ideal setting
for Rotarians to gather at the 2010 RI Convention.
More than 80 nationalities and ethnic groups reside in Montréal.
In addition, it is also the largest francophone city outside of Paris,
making it the most bilingual metropolis in North America.
Register early now for “An International Experience”
and to receive the best rates and accommodations.
Go to the convention and experience the fellowship of Rotary at an international level -
please visit the RI Convention pages for links

Calendar of Events
September 18th-20th .................... RYPEN D9470
October 1st............. Thursday ...... Rotary Club of East Perth
............................................. Police Officer of the Year award
October 3rd............Saturday Rotary Club of Collie...Mainpeak Adventure Race
October 4th........... Sunday ............Climb for a Smile
October 23rd –25th ...................... District 9470 Conference
October 24th .......... Saturday........ Rotary Club of Cambridge Golf Day
October 25th .......... Sunday ......... Rotary Club of Margaret River Fun Run
October 25th ......... Sunday ......... Rotary Club of Matilda Bay Craft and Community Fair
October 25th.......... Sunday............ Rotary Club of Hannans Belzano race
October 26th-31st Rotary Club of Harvey/Lions...South West Bike Trek
October 31st.......... Saturday......... Rotary Club of Bridgetown Annual Marathon
November 1st......... Sunday............ Rotary Club of Geraldton Radio Auction
November 9th-15th ...................... Rotary Institute [Newcastle]
November 14th .... Saturday......... Rotary Club of Cunderdin Craft Day and Kuringal Concert
March 19th-21st ............................ D9460 Conference Manjimup

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