Sunday, February 7, 2010


News and information for Districts 9450, 9460, 9470

Rotary Club of Booragoon

On behalf of President Kasun, the International Committee and Club members,
I wish to extend an invitation to you to attend a
Fellowship and Fundraising BBQ on Tuesday, 23rd February, 2010.
It will be held at the South of Perth Yacht Club
in Archie’s Bar starting at 6:00pm.
Other guests are being invited from Groups 1 and 2, District 9460

and the clubs that will make up Group 1 in District 9465 next Rotary year.
Di Roberts PHF, a member of the RC of Boorgoon,

has worked tirelessly for various projects in Ethiopia for the last seven years.
In the early days she was greatly supported by RC of Melville
and the Inner Wheel Club of Melville.
To raise funds she held many fundraising events
that included sausage sizzles, quiz nights, morning teas
and donating guest speaker donations to her cause.

It was soon realized that education held the key to a better future.

A school that provided a free but high standard of education became her focus
. This is no easy project, but with support from Jaquie Gilmour
who founded the Hope For Children School,
her dream has become a reality.
The school of St Yared opened its doors on 16th September 2009.
The school’s motto is ‘Fighting Poverty Through Education’.
Di is so passionate about her project that her eldest granddaughter Jana

and family have based themselves in Ethiopia for the foreseeable future
. Second granddaughter Georgia,
accompanied Di on her most recent trip last December.
One project leads on to the next and The School of St Yared is no exception.

Many of the young students live more than an hour’s travel
from the school and although there is one school bus,
there is an urgent need for another.
A Toyota HIACE can be purchased for AUD$22 000 or 220 000 Ethiopian Birr.
This will carry 16 children.
There are enough funds to run and maintain the bus.
Di is willing to speak to any club at any time about the project.

The RC of Booragoon is endeavouring to make contact
with the DG and clubs in District 9200 in order to have a matching grant.
So come to the Fellowship and BBQ fundraiser on 23rd February.

RC of Booragoon is looking forward to seeing you there.
Jean McKinnon
International Committee Chair

thanks to Georgia for the photo's



To Rotarians and Partners of Rotary Clubs
You are cordially invited to attend the Charter Dinner
On Saturday 20th February 2010.
To be held at the
Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club.
pre-dinner drinks Marina Bar
dinner Dolphin View Room
Chaired by WA Area Commodore Reg Willis,
Presentations by International IYFR Commodore Terry Stretton
Cost per person is $45.00
which includes a 3 course dinner Tea Coffee
Drinks are available at MOFSC club prices.
Please RSVP by 29/01/10
to Sect’y/ VCE Roger at
Enquiries 9537 8000 or 0419 944 627
Payment is required by Friday 05/02/2010.
Dress code – Semi Formal (Jacket/Dress)
While Secretary Roger has been co-ordinating attendance
and arrangements for catering with
Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club staff,
Marlies and Glenda have been working on decorations for the night.
Protocol is in the hands of IRC Reg Willis who will chair the night.
Officiating on the night will be IYFR International Commodore Terry Stretton.
Terry and Meryl will be spending a week in Western Australia
being Hosted by IRC Reg and Joyce Willis in their penthouse in South Perth
overlooking Perth Water.
On the weekend of the charter Terry and Meryl will be hosted by
Murray and Marlies in Admiralty Crescent, Halls Head.
At least twenty two Iyforians from the WA Fleet
will be in residence at the “Quest Apartments”
Mandurah on the weekend or staying on their boats moored
on the collector jetty at MOFSC.
The Charter is on Saturday evening at MOFSC.
There will be another function at the club so the night will be quite busy.
For Sunday, Alan and Pamela with the assistance of others
are arranging a brunch 11.30am at their home on the canals,
40 Fairbridge Road, Port Mandurah,
walking distance from the Quest apartments.
One may also arrive via the canals.
All members and guests are invited.
Following will be a CANAL TOUR
Early Monday morning, WA Fleet FC Kerran Campbell and Carol
will take IC Terry and Meryl back to Perth on their cruiser up the coast
, through Cockburn Sound and via Fremantle.
Terry and Meryl will then move onto Japan visiting fleets
and to the Phillipines to charter another new IYFR fleet

A Raft up on January 31st attracted 8/9 boats loaded
with South West WA Fleet members, mates, family and friends.
Held at what is becoming known as “Champagne Bay”
in Mandjar Bay on the Peel Estuary entrance waters.
It was a beautiful setting with parklands ashore,
adjacent to Port Mandurah canals entrance and between “Little Venice”
and the walkways of Mandurah Township (est. 1834)
with all its waterside restaurants, entertainment centres, parks and gardens.

Mates Murray and Mal
For more information on the IYFR [International Yachting fellowship for Rotarians]
check out their website in the Rotary Links


Rotary Club of Applecross
President KENN WILLIAMS President of Applecross
Rotary Jacaranda Festival Committee - JOHN KELLY
The Applecross Rotary Club received the City of Melville Event of the Year Award
at the recent Australia Day ceremony.
John Kelly, Chairman of the Applecross Rotary Club Jacaranda Committee,
accepted the award for the Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival,
from Russell Aubrey, the Mayor of the City of Melville.
The Festival is an annual event run on the last Saturday
of November at the Applecross Village Shopping Centre.
The Festival has around 90 stalls and a wide variety of entertainment,
from bands, fairy queen, stilt walker and a host more over the day.

President of the Applecross Rotary Club, Kenn Williams, said -
“I was ecstatic at winning the award.
This is a whole club effort which brings joy
and entertainment to around 10,000 people who turn up to the event.”
“The Jacaranda Festival has been held for eight years
and is going from strength to strength.”
“I congratulate the committee, members and sponsors
for the great success of the Applecross Rotary Jacaranda Festival.”


Rotary Club of Mount Barker

The Rotary Mount Barker is a small club with just 14 members.
We do, however, put on some brilliant events during the year.
To kick off 2010 we hosted the Australia Day
celebrations for the town of Mount Barker.
This involves the club serving breakfast to the community,
with the help of other volunteers and the ladies of Inner Wheel,
before the official ceremonies get underway.
We also present a community service award annually.
Usually the event is held outside in the grounds of Plantagenet Winery
but this year the weather was inclement
and we opted for an inside venue.
Susan Plewright

thanks Susan


Rotary Club of Northam

Welcome to visiting Rotarian PP Carl and Kirsten:
Carl outlined his position;
that hosting an exchange student from NSW a few years ago,
whetted his appetite to visit Australia.
He and Kirsten have visited NSW previously
and having now retired he wanted to visit the world famous wheatbelt.
They arrived Friday having departed Copenhagen on Wednesday,
and found that the home airport had closed due to weather after they left.
Staying in York since Saturday they have been encouraged
by Rotarians met
and today visited the farm of David and Chris Bolt at Corrigin.


Rotary Club of Karrinyup

The annual Karrinyup Rotary Community Fair will be held on
28 March 2010 at Robinson Reserve in Royal Street,
Tuart Hill from 10am to 4pm.
The beneficiaries of the Fair include the MS Society of WA,
Royal Flying Doctor Service, Salvation Army and Asthma Foundation.
Come along to support this FREE event;
the whole family will be entertained by a host of games and attractions!
Hold on tight to the bucking bull,
have your face painted
and be dazzled by a host of multicultural dancers and shows.
Delight in side show alley, inflatable slides,
countless rides, bubble fun, and animal farm.
Pick a bargain at the silent auction or enter the raffle to win a car.
And don’t forget to visit the assortment of more than 50 stalls offering
everything from paintings to plants.
You can also enjoy a delicious meal or just coffee and cake
from the many food outlets.
For more information or to secure a stall visit
or contact Peter Cheng , Stallholder Coordinator on phone 92455157.

Check out the Rotary Club of Karrinyup website
which has been added to the Rotary links
You will find more information on the Community Fair on the website



February 15th...Monday.........Business Sundowner South Perth Yacht Club
February 20th...Saturday.....IYFR ..WA Charter night
February 23rd.....Tuesday...Rotary Club of Booragoon Sundowner
February 24th...Wednesday......Australian Rotary Health Tri District Seminar
March 14th ………Sunday………..Carine Fair [Rotary Club of Hillarys]
March 19th-21st.............................. D9460 Conference Manjimup
March 28th.........Sunday.................Claremont Lifestyle Fair
March 28th........Sunday...............Rotary Club of Karrinyup Community Fair
April 16th-18th ................................D9450 Conference
May 2nd……Sunday…………………………..District Assembly D9455
May 2nd……..Sunday……………………….District Assembly D9645
June 20th-23rd………………………………. Rotary International Convention Montreal
June 26th..........Saturday..............Rotary Club of Canningtons Ladies Seminar
July 3rd…………….Saturday……………District Changeover [D94555 and D9645
]December 3rd -5th.....................Rotary Institute [Perth]



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