Sunday, October 18, 2009


News and Information for Districts 9450, 9460, 9470


Marilyn Barton .....DG D9465.... 2010/2011
Joined the Rotary club of Booragoon in 2001.
Rotary Classification ‘School Psychological Services’
Married to David, a Past District Governor (2002-3) and Rotarian since 1986
Sally; Full time Business owner and proprietor of Beauty Therapy,
and mother of two girls,
James, Naval architect,
Wendy: Manager of Street Lighting in WA
Steven: Construction Estimator.
Grandchildren – Kiara (8 yrs) and Ruby (7 yrs).
Occupation: Working part time for the Education Department as a School Psychologist
and part time in my own practice as a Clinical Psychologist.
Hobbies – Rotary, boating, ski-ing, reading and travel.
"I have always enjoyed my involvement in Rotary
and looking forward to the challenge of successfully developing the new District 9465”.


Rotarian Bio

Geoff Smith...Rotary Club of Subiaco

Joined Rotary....1986
Children..............Bronwyn. Joanna, Nicholas
Favourite holiday destination.......Europe
Favourite drink....................Gin and Tonic
If I could change one thing about Rotary....Increase its public profile
Famous person or celebrity I would/have like to have dinner with....Paul Harris


The Rotary Clubs of Bentley/Curtin and Byford and Districts
have combined to install windmills and hand pumps to villagers in Lautem ,East Timor
President Peter Snell. President Tom Hoyer and Past President Alf Allison
have just returned from the latest trip where one windmill and two handpumps have made much improvement to the locals
Following are some photos from that trip

This is an ongoing project and if you wish to help contact the above mentioned clubs

News from Africa
inadequate water hampers school feeding programme
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 01:31 AM PDT
A recent research conducted by SEND-Ghana indicates that 45% of schools
in sample districts under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP)
do not have access to water.
The Chairperson of the working group of Civil Society Platform
on Ghana and Education Advisor for SNV, Ms Adama Jehanfo
stated that although 85% of schools had been supplied with water by the programme,
87% of them are not in use due to operational challenges.
“The report reveals that 26% of the schools have no access to toilet facilities,
while almost 87% of the schools lack hand washing facilities”.
[An audit commissioned by the Dutch government and undertaken in 2008
by the international accountancy firm PriceWaterHouseCoopers,
found that after two years of implementation of the GFSP there was
“widespread corruption” at the programme secretariat
- IRIN, 12 Jun 2008. The National Coordinator of the GSFP, Mr Michael Nsowah,
has since been dismissed as the head of the programme,
according to a report on Joy FM radio on 22 September 2009.]
She noted that often times when Ghana school feeding is mentioned
a picture of children eating is what immediately comes to mind.
However, she said a lot of activities take place before the food is cooked.
“How the food is purchased and produced, the energy source used in cooking,
the type of water used to cook and drink,
hygienic nature of the kitchen , and the environment,
are all important complementary service play in the success of the GSFP, she outlined.
Ms Jehanfo was speaking at Water and Sanitation workshop under the theme,
“Chattering the Way Forward in Addressing the Water and Sanitation Issues Affecting the GSFP” in Tamale.
It was organized by SEND-Ghana and sponsored by SNV, IBIS, ActionAid Ghana,
Ms Jehanfo noted that water is critical to the GSFP
as no cooking can be done without water.
“Cooking with no availability of potable water has diverse negative impact
on health and quality of education,
especially for the girls as they are often the ones selected to go searching for water”.
Source: Mahama Zakaria-Tamale, Public Agenda /, 02 Oct 2009


Some more pictures from the Climb for a Smile

Many thanks to Wilf Hendriks for these photo's

Late News!!!!!
It is with disappointment that I advise that I have just been informed
by RI President John Kenny that he will not be delivering
the Dr Ken Collins Address this year.
He recently suffered a bout of pneumonia
and was hospitalized for two weeks from 16th September.
He only returned to work on the 13th October
and is due to undergo further medical tests
at the time he was due to come to Perth.
HOWEVER, I have managed to obtain the services of Past RI VicePresident
and current Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Rotary Foundation
John Germ from the USA.
John is a prominent Rotarian and a fine speaker.
Kind regards,
Dr Ken Collins

Rotary Quiz

This weeks question
What is the total number of Rotary clubs in all three Districts in Western Australia?
Send your answer to and the first correct email received will win

Last weeks answer
After Perth and Fremantle the next Rotary Club chartered in Western Australia was
The Rotary Club of Bunbury [19th June 1939]
I guess that was too hard as although there were plenty of answers ,not one was correct
Therefore we have a jackpot of scratchies this week
If you have won in the past 4 weeks please allow others to enter


Tri District Calendar
October 21st..... Wednesday ........Rotary Club of Swan Districts Fashion Parade
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 31st .....Saturday............ Rotary Club of Bridgetown Annual Marathon
November 1st.... Sunday .............Rotary Club of Geraldton Radio Auction
November 6th....Friday................Kwinana Golf Club Charity Match
November 8th ....Sunday...........Rotary Club of Mosman Park BIG WALK
November 9th-15th .....................Rotary Institute [Newcastle]
November 14th... Saturday....... Rotary Club of Cunderdin Craft Day and Kuringal Concert
November 16th .... Monday............. 12th Annual Ken Collins address
November 22nd.....Sunday..........Rotary Club of Perth Great Bike Ride
March 19th-21st.............................. D9460 Conference Manjimup
April 16th-18th ................................D9450 Conference

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