Sunday, November 15, 2009


News and Information for Districts 9450, 9460, 9470

November is Rotary Foundation Month
The Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace & Conflict Resolution

are located in six selected university centres world-wide.
The 2 year program provides these exceptional students
with a Masters program in conflict resolution, peace studies,
international relations and related topics.
A three month program aimed at middle management is also available in Bangkok.
Graduates are already making their mark in internationals agencies world-wide.
The program is now seeking major donations
and endowments in order to become self-supporting.
For more details check the RI website:


Rotarian Bio

Rob Ockerby...Rotary Club of Matilda Bay

Joined Rotary......1978 [charter member]
Place of Birth.........Cottesloe
Married to............Beverly
Children................Rebecca, Douglas, Peter
Classification........Real Estate Service
Favourite drink...Crown Lager
Favourite Holiday destination.....South Yunderup
Famous person or celebrity I would like to have dinner with....Rod Laver
If I could change one thing about can never do too much to help the needy, disabled, under privleged and youth
Would you like to be featured here or perhaps a member of your club.
Send photo and answers to


Rotary Club of Boulder

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The Rotary Club of Boulders 24th Annual Radio Auction
was held last weekend and raised $67,300
that will be donated to local beneficaries.
The Goldfields Toy Libary, The Goldfields Disabled Sports,
Kalgoorlie Hospital and the Goldfields Loopline Association will benefit from the Auction.
Attacting attention at the auction was a 2001/2002 signed Socceroos jumper,
a framed "Barts Dozen" picture and gold nuggets
thanks to Jim Fleming
The Rotary Club of Geraldton's Big Red BBQ


Our Meeting Fundraising & Auction for Kidney Health Australia
was a huge success.
Held 11th November at the home of Bob & Julie Urquhart,
a sincere thanks to those who
attended, supplied auction items, and food.
Kidney Health Australia is the lead organisation promoting kidney
and urinary tract health through research, consumer participation, education.
All funds raised from the BIG RED BBQ will go to funding
the many programs and services we offer the Australian Community.
Programs include:
Kidney Kids Camp – our Kids Camp is a five-day camp run especially for 'Kidney Kids'
- young people aged between 7 and 17 years
- who are affected by kidney disease
and caters for approximately 50 to 60 children,
with an equal numbers of carers.
Kidney Health Information Service (1800 4 KIDNEY) –
our information service is free to the Australian community
and provides information to those people who wish to know more about kidney disease
and urinary tract health.
Kidney Kid Capers -
is a three day, daytime activity program for school-aged children
with kidney disease and their siblings.
F.A.I.T.H Housing (Family Accommodation Initiative Transplant Housing)
- provides fully furnished accommodation for Western Australian families
who need to travel to Perth for living kidney transplants.
Auctioneer Bob Symington was assisted by Shaun McKeating
who made the Auction one of the best with Shaun’s great sense of humour.
A Bottle of Moet & Chandon was the most bid for item
with thanks to Rob Hamilton at Rapiscan
and won by Colin & Tamsin Wise , a special Anniversary present,
Happy Anniversary to you both!
All up the final tally of $1306 was raised for Kidney Health Australia –
A great result once again
Special thanks to Ray & Glenys Cooper, Sue Herbert, Bob & Julie Urquhart
for making this another success.

thanks to Di Gilleland


Rotary Clubs of Mount Barker,Kojunup and Manjimup
members and partners at the annual shared meeting at Alkoomi winery at Frankland.
This has been going on for some 30 years.
Elder statesmen have regaled us with tales of how the combined meeting
used to take place at the Rocky Gully pub
and it would often take the Manji boys the whole night to get home
with a stop over at Lake Muir.
No fancy tourist layovers in those days…
The last event on Thursday the 29th was a much more restrained event.

Rotary Icecream van (Mt Barker) selling stawberries and icecream
like they were going out of fashion (like this similie)
at the Jolly Frog Australian Open Garden extravaganza in Mt Barker last weekend.

thanks Susan Plewright


The Rotary Club of Attadale
at their recent Sundowner

Members and Partners of the Rotary Club of Attadale
recently enjoyed a weekend away touring
wineries and breweries in the South West

taken from the Rotary Club of Attadale website


The Rotary Club of Thornlie
is proud to announce its sponsorship to Dementia Care Australia
of the production of an educational package
on the Spark of Life Approach.
Details about the package are:-

The new educational package on the Spark of Life Approach
will be a 6 DVD set with a handbook
providing education on the Spark of Life Approach.
The Spark of Life is a unique, systematic approach
to dementia that re-ignites the ‘spark’
creating overall well-being and improvement.

Who it is for
The educational package is designed for use by leaders
of health care organisations to support their inservice education for their staff.
Although the approach was initially developed for people with dementia,
the approach has universal appeal
and can also be used in aged care, community care, acute care,
mental health and for people with intellectual disabilities.
The material will be developed in such a way that it is simple
to read and easy to understand for staff members
whose first language is not English yet interesting enough for everyone to read.

Importance of the educational package
This package will enable organisations to educate their teams
on this internationally award winning approach,
which will assist in raising the standard of care
and quality of life for residents/clients,
provide support to families and lead to enhanced staff satisfaction.

Background to Spark of Life
This approach has universal application in that it enables everyone to think,
be and act in a way that will enrich the lives of other people.
Created by Jane Verity, the Spark of Life Approach
has been in operation since 1995.
The Club Program is a practical implementation of this approach
and was researched by Hilary Lee over a period of 7 years.
The insights and findings from this research enabled Jane and Hilary
to further develop the approach and led to the co-creation
of the culture enrichment program which involves everyone
from management and board members to all health care professionals,
personal carers, volunteers and family members.

Cost of production of package

Based on the cost of the last educational DVD,
which had the same structure,
we estimate that the total cost of production of this educational package
will be approximately $15,000.
This includes:
· · Filming
· · Editing
· · Writing, editing and layout of handbook
· · Graphic design for package and DVDs
The printing of the package will be an additional cost
and separate funding for this will be sought
or pre selling of copies to raise the funds needed.

Rotary Logo
Dementia Care Australia will be proud to add the Rotary logo
and acknowledge the Rotary Club of Thornlie on the educational package.

thanks Doug Parker


Thank you to all sponsors and supporters

The Kwinana Golf Club 50th Anniversary Charity Match
held recently was a resounding success with charity being the major winner.
Twenty Eight teams from north of Perth to Bunbury
competed in a game where the $20,000 prize money
donated by sponsors BP refinery Kwinana, BGC Group, Plan B Financial Services,
Town of Kwinana, CSBP, Landcorp and Madco
was presented to the Charity nominated by the winning teams.

First prize was won by Kerro’s Crusaders,
friends of the late Kerry Coates who passed away in 2007
after suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.
Team members were delighted to donate the prize money
towards the Motor Neurone Disease Assn.
Second prize fittingly went to the Kwinana Golf Club 50th Anniversary Committee
and third to the team from Abbottsolutely Timber of Kwinana.
Both of these teams chose the Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank Project as their charity.
The team representing the Town of Kwinana won the coveted NAGA award

The Rockingham Kwinana branch of Inner Wheel
provided the catering and golf club members
Murray Putland representing Ferngrove Wines
and Lou Rigo of Bibra Lake Food and Liquor assisted with providing drinks on the day.
All in all the match raised $14,000 for Motor Neurone Disease Assn
and about $15,000 for the Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank
adding to the $5.5 million it has raised to build,
equip and operate Western Australia’s first public Cord blood Bank.

On behalf of the Rotary WA Cord Blood bank Trust
I would like to thank the committee
and staff members of the golf club for their assistance
and all sponsors you for your support.

Thank you to the Rotary Clubs of Scarborough, South Bunbury,
Palm Beach, Melville and Mandurah City for your support

John Iriks
Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank Trust
PO Box 85, Kwinana WA 6966
Phone 08 94191077 Fax 08 94191721
Mobile: 0417 904 419


Rotary Club of Cannington

Hello Everyone:
We can now tell you that things are well in hand for the 2010 Ladies Seminar,
and we can promise you another stimulating and interesting
and entertaining programme.
The date next year is Saturday, 26th June,
and the venue again the Hyatt Regency in Perth.
Please be sure to make a note of the date in your diaries.
STORM THE STAGE, another initiative of the Rotary Club of Cannington.
This gives 16 – 19 year olds an opportunity to display their talents
in drama and music on the big stage.
I can assure you that you will have a very enjoyable evening,
and urge you to support these young people.
Geoff Saw
Ladies Seminar Committee
Phone 9354 1562.

Tri District Calendar
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 28th.....Saturday.......Rotary Club of Applecross Jacaranda Festival
November 22nd.....Sunday..........Rotary Club of Perth Great Bike Ride
December 4th......Friday...............Storm the Stage @ the Burswood
February 24th...Wednesday......Australian Rotary Health Tri District Seminar
March 19th-21st.............................. D9460 Conference Manjimup
April 16th-18th ................................D9450 Conference
June 26th...........Saturday..............Rotary Club of Canningtons Ladies Seminar

Time to Smile


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