Sunday, November 22, 2009


News and Information for Districts 9450, 9460, 9470


November is Rotary Foundation Month

“Our” Rotary Foundation brings hope and opportunity

to many millions of people world-wide.
It is only funded through the personal contributions
of Rotarians and Rotary clubs.
Rotarians’ subscriptions do not fund the Rotary Foundation.

It should be the preferred charity of every Rotarian.
Ask yourself how can you support “OUR” Rotary Foundation
and extend the hope and opportunities
to millions more of our fellow men and women.
For more details check the RI website:


From the "West Australian" Friday Novenber 20th

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Burns victim Dhani has struggled to eat, talk and smile
since being sprayed with petrol in a motor cycle crash near his home in Bali
when he aged just 5, two years ago.
But the heavily scarred youngster is on the way to leaving behind
the pain and regaining full movement,
thanks to a team of Perth specialists who will perform skin grafts on Dhani today
to relax his face and release his lower lip to help him eat.
Dhani suffered burns to his face,arms and legs in the crash in May 2007.
He was taken to hospital but in the following months
got infections and the bandages applied to his wounds welded to his body.
His family sold their possessions to pay for his treatment,
but they soon ran out of money.
That's when British expat Mark Savage
stepped in after hearing of Dhani's plight
"Dhani was a mess"
Mr Savage, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak said.
"His lip was welded to his face and his skin was cracking and bleeding""
Using funds raised by the club,
Dhani had surgery last year that removed scar and fatty tissues from his lower lip.
A month later after the surgery Dhani was able to smile.
New burns specialist Professor Fiona Wood, of the McComb Foundation,
and a team of medical professionals are donating
their sevices for todays surgery.
The Rotary Club is paying the$10,000
needed for Dhani's five day hospital stay, theatre charges, anaethesist,
medication and dressings.
To donate to Dhani's cause,


Rotarian Bio

Jim Fleming....Rotary Club of Boulder
Joined Rotary............1998
Place of Birth..............Edinburgh, Scotland
Married to..................Clare
Children......................Steven, Stewart, Emma, Louise
Classification..............Electrical Distrubution
Favourite Drink.........Scottish Beer
Favourite holiday destination...........Coral Bay
Famous person or celebrity Iwould like to have dinner with.......Pele [Soccer player]
If I could change one thing about Rotary....more fun


RYDA at Lathlain Park

From the "Canning Times"
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Clontarf students Courtney Tinker, Darren Cox, Juan Jefferies and Savannah Skeen with New town Toyota's Rod Hunter and Community Service Director Jennifer Mott
The Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtin has partnered with the
Waterford Clontark Aboriginal College and Newtown Toyota
to deliver a road safety program aimed at
reducing death and injury among young people.
On November 16th, 40 students studying the Keys for Life program listened
to road safety experts, driving instructors, police
and survivors of road crashes in a bid to learn better driving practices..
The event took place over 6 education sessions,
which taught students the impact of differing speeds,
reaction,braking and stopping times using real life demonstrations.
Spokesman Peter Fry said "the program targets 16-17 year olds
who are at a stage of their life where they start to drive or ride in a vehicle
driven by their peers"


Rotary Club of Kenwick

Rotary Helps out

The Rotary Club of Kenwick is helping to improve Literacy students for new arrivals to Australia at a school in Lynwood and a school in northern Bali.

The Rotary Club of Kenwicks International Service Director Ron Mildenhall said the club tried to a balance betweeen assisting the local community and the larger world community.

Last week the club handed over a $2000 cheque to the Parkwood Primary School Intensive English Centre to help buy books.

The centre is a focal point for primary school students in the southern corridor who come from a large range of countries and need intensive english leesons. Many of them are refugees from Burma, the middle East and Africa, who have lost their homes and often have witnessed traumatic events.

The Rotary Clubs New Generations Director Rob Potter said the school helped students with english and adjust to Australian culture. "We are donating $2000 which will be used to purchase a book for each student. For some it will be the first book they have owned"

The Club has also linked with the Rotary Club of Bali Taman to supply $2250 worth of books and other educational equpiment to a school in the poorer part of Bali.

Mr Mildenhall said many Australians had aspecial relationship with Bali, but did not realise how poor some of the areas away from the tourists spots were. "The books and equipment will be distrubuted to children in the village of Banjarasem" he said


Jenni Heenan, of ShelterBox Australia, reports that 1075 ShelterBoxes
have now been delivered into Samoa, Sumatra and the Philippines.
The supply of Boxes in the Melbourne store is exhausted
but 224 were packed by Rotary volunteers
at the Helston headquarters in England
and dispatched in the first week of October.
ShelterBoxes have been pulled from Dubai, UK and Auckland to meet the need.
ShelterBox Response Teams, including Rotary volunteers from
New Zealand and Australia were on the ground
almost immediately in all disaster areas assessing needs.
In just seven days, $1.3 million worth of ShelterBox resources
were landed in all disaster areas.
For the record,
in September, ShelterBox delivered over $2.6 million
worth of resources in just five weeks –
including 100 tents to China –
and funds are urgently needed to replace depleted stock all over the world.
Remember, every ShelterBox (at a cost of $A1200 or $NZ$1500) provides shelter,
comfort and basic survival equipment for at least 10 people.
The substantial 10-person tents are divided into rooms
and come with a gas cooker, sundry cooking utensils and hand tools,
blankets and sleeping bags, and sundry other items of vital equipment.
Jenni Heenan’s contact details for donations are: –
phone 1300 881 913 or 0419 135 635 (mobile).

From the November issue of Rotary Down Under


Kids Matter
Primary Schools - Mental Health Awareness

Australian Rotary Health is joining with the Australian Government -
Department of Health and Ageing, beyondblue: the depression initiative,
The Australian Psychological Society
and the Australian Principal's Association Professional Development Council
to deliver the Australian Primary Schools Mental Health Initiative -
KidsMatter (Web
.KidsMatter aims to:
1. Improve the mental health and well-being of primary school students
2. Reduce mental health problems

- eg anxiety, depression and behavioural problems
3. Increase support and assistance for students at risk

or experiencing mental health problems

Meet the Presidents

Martin Houchin....Rotary Club of Attadale

Chris Ford...Rotary Club of Western Endeavour

David Rowell....Rotary Club of Mill Point

Want to see your President here
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Tri District Calendar
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


by Rotary International Past President Richard King
The following points were developed by then President-Elect Richard King
when he served as membership chair for Rotary International several years ago.
Use them often and freely to assist others in understanding
the depth and breadth of Rotary's mission.
In an increasingly complex world,
Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs:
the need for friends and fellowship.
It is one of the two reasons why; Rotary began in 1905.
The second original reason for Rotary's beginning.
Everyone needs to network.
Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community.
Its members come from all walks of life.
Rotarians help one another and collectively help others.
Membership in Rotary continues one's growth
and education in human relations and personal development.
Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people.
Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education in Leadership:
learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.
Membership in: a Rotary club makes one a 'better community citizen.
The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens in any community.
Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed
as to what is going on in the community, nation, and world.
Different speakers, different topics.
7. FUN.
Rotary is fun.
A lot of fun.
Each meeting is fun.
The club projects are fun.
Social activities are fun.
And the service is fun.
Many an individual who joined Rotary was afraid to speak in public.
Rotary develops confidence and?
skill in public communication,
and plenty of opportunities to speak!
Every Rotarian wears a pin that says: "Rotary International".
And every Rotarian is welcome--
even encouraged to attend-
at over 29,000 clubs in 163 nations and other geographical regions.
There are few places on the globe that ` do not? have a Rotary club.
Instant friends in both one's community, and in the world community.
Because there are Rotary clubs everywhere,
many a Rotarian who has needed a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice, etc.,
while traveling has found it quickly-
through Rotary.
Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities
that provide diversion in one's business life.
Rotary has conferences, conventions, assemblies,
and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to
Rotary information, education, and service.
Every week and at various events and functions,
Rotary develops one's personality, social, and people skills.
Rotary is for people who like people, or who want to.
Rotary provides one of the world's largest youth exchange programs;
high school and college clubs for future Rotarians;
partner's clubs and programs,
and a host of activities designed to assist family members in growth
and the development of family values.
Every Rotarian is expected to take a part in the growth
and development of his or her own profession or vocation;
to serve on committees and to teach youth about one's job or vocation.
Rotary helps make one a better doctor, lawyer, teacher,
or whatever one does for a living.
Rotarians practice a 4-Way Test that governs one's ethical standards.
Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business
and personal relationships.
Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race,
creed, political persuasion, language, color,
and ethnic identity is found in Rotary.
It is a cross section of the world's most prominent citizens from every background.
Rotarians become aware of other cultures
and learn to love and work with people everywhere.
They become better citizens of their countries in the process.
Rotary members are prominent people: leaders of business,
the professions, art, government, sports, military, religion, and all disciplines.
Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world.
Its ranks are filled with executives, managers, and professionals,
people who make decisions and influence policy.
Not everyone is invited to join Rotary.
Rotarians above all are nice people;
the nicest people on the face of the earth.
They are important people who adhere to the policy
that while it is nice to be important,
it is more important to be nice.
.Rotary has no secret handshake,
no secret policy,
no official creed,
no secret meetings or rituals.
It is an open society-of men and women
who simply believe in helping others.
Rotary is a service club.
Its business is mankind;
its product is service.
Rotarians provide community service-to both local and international communities.
This is the best reason perhaps for becoming a Rotarian:
the chance to do something for somebody else.
And to sense the self-fulfillment which comes in the process.
And the return to one's own life.
Rotarians believe in service above self, it is richly rewarding.
"he profits most who serves the best".



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