Sunday, March 7, 2010


News and information for D9450, D9460, D9470


Rotary Bowelscan 2010 started on 1 March.
Your chances of early detection

– and simple, effective treatment
– improve the more regularly you screen yourself.
That’s why Rotary Bowelscan happens every March

– so that West Australians like you get into
the healthy habit of screening every year.
Of last year’s positive Bowelscan tests, 17 led to the

discovery of potentially pre-cancerous polyps in the bowel,
which could be easily and successfully removed.
This March, $8 Rotary Bowelscan test kits will be available

at even more pharmacies around WA,
making it that much easier for people to take part.
Please, do get yourself another kit,

and make sure you use it and return it to your pharmacy by April 14.
If you have any questions, visit the website at, or call 9496 1923.


Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program, was founded in 1947.
Since then, nearly 38,000 men and women from about 100 nations
have studied abroad under its auspices
Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program.
"The Rotary Foundation does some terrific things,
not the least of which is the Ambassadorial Scholarships program."
— Michael R. Whiteman, international programs director, University of Idaho
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program
is to further international understanding
and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas.
The program sponsors several types of scholarships
for undergraduate and graduate students
as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies.
While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors
to the host country and give presentations about their homelands
to Rotary clubs and other groups.
Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians
and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.
District 9470 is hosting Claire Litton from D7300
Meet Claire


Donation Gift Cards
If you are looking for a unique gift for someone special,
a donation made on their behalf to Australian Rotary Health,
to make a significant contribution to the health
and well being of future Australians.
Simply make your selection from the designs below.
You can pay conveniently by credit card (on our donation link)
or mail your cheque to us and the beautiful gift card of your choice
will be posted directly to you or the recipients.
You can add the personal touch of the message you would like in the card
to let them know of your thoughtful gesture.
Minimum donation - $20

visit the Australian Rotary Health website in the Rotary links
Here you will find how to order your cards


Rotarians against Malaria

Malaria kills a child every 30 seconds.
Malaria is a disease of the blood that is caused by a parasite transmitted
from person to person by certain types of mosquitoes.
Worldwide, it causes around 350 to 500 million illnesses
and more than one million deaths annually;
in Africa alone it kills a child every 30 seconds.
Children who survive may suffer from learning impairments or brain damage.
Pregnant women and their unborn children
are also particularly vulnerable to malaria,
which, during pregnancy, is a major cause of mortality, low birth weight
and maternal anemia.
And while we know malaria is preventable, the lack of resources,
coupled with a climate very hospitable to the deadliest strain of malaria,
has made the disease a leading cause of death in
areas such as the Pacific Region, Asia and Africa.
In addition to the human toll malaria exacts,
Moreover, malaria disproportionately affects the rural poor
who can neither afford a bed net for prevention,
nor access appropriate treatment when they fall sick.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises 25 April (Anzac Day)
as World Malaria Day.
RAM believes that we should also develop this concept
as an opportunity to promote what Rotary in Australia
is doing about this devastating disease.
We have selected 30 April as the date on which due recognition should occur.
We have named this day in Australia, Malaria Awareness Day.
However, we intend that the awareness campaign will
occur mostly during the whole of the week commencing 26 April.
To ensure success we encourage clubs to get involved
in whatever manner they choose.
Please check our website
for ideas as to how your club may be involved in Malaria Awareness Day.
The key element is public awareness of this dreadful disease
PDG Bill Dethlefs, National RAM Chairman

No doubt many Rotarians read the 'West Australian'
over the Christmas holiday break and saw the three articles
over three separate days about what Western Australian Rotarians
are doing in Cambodia.
The Rotary Club of Rossmoyne has asked the WA Rotary Team
who visited Cambodia and were the subject of these articles
to meet together and give a presentation about their involvement
and experiences during the trip in December last year.
A special power point presentation has been prepared.
The presentation will take place on the 17th March at the RAAF function centre
Bull Creek Drive in Bull Creek. 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.
The President, Directors and the members of the Rotary Club of Rossmoyne
cordially invites your club or individual members of your club
to come along and enjoy what will be a unique experience.
The cost is $30 per head.
The meeting qualifies for a make up.
Please contact PP Phil Hince on 9386 9051
to make your bookings and so that we can give appropriate advice
concerning numbers to the catering staff.
RSVP 12th March
Many thanks
PDG Allan Lewins (D9470 Secretary - Sustainable Cambodia ( Aust).


Club Presidents and Rotarians

Information to all Swap Meet/ Market Stall Convenors

It has been brought to our attention that medical equipment
has been sold through car boot sales in the metropolitan area.
The items are clearly marked for single use only
and in some cases it is obvious they have been previously used.
As it is not possible to determine whether sterilisation of the items has occurred,
the risk to the public is unknown, on sale of these items is clearly not appropriate.
No indication of the source of these has been established
and the vendors would not give details.

The WA Health Clinical and Related Waste Policy (C&RW Policy)
requires facilities to be aware of and responsible for the management
of wastes such as these until their final appropriate disposal .

Please forward this to others, including organisers of such sale events,
who may need to be made aware that practices such as this are not acceptable.
For further inquiries please contact Ms Dianne Katscherian
Manager Health Impact Assessment on 9388 4948.
Department of Health
Grace Vaughan House:
227 Stubbs Tce, Shenton Park
PO Box 8172 Perth Business Centre WA 6849
P: (08) 9388 4964
F: (08) 9388 4905

Rotary Club of Geraldton

To the Geraldton Rotary club,
I’m terribly sorry that I could not be here in person to talk to you
about the amazing experience of RYLA 2010
but I’m now a country girl living in the city!
Your club sponsored both myself and Chris,
who I had already known for some time which gave me a little bit of relief,
although when I got to Kings Park he was in the restaurant
having breakfast while I stood outside by myself!
We began by meeting each other and doing “ice breakers”
allowing the group to know one another.
We were separated into 3 groups for the week, with about 7 people in each.
The ages ranged from 18 (me being the youngest) to 24.
Throughout the week we did orienteering, raft building,
high and low ropes courses, hiking, abseiling
and recreation each morning at 7am!-just to name a few activities.
We also had lectures about public speaking, leadership skills,
cultural awareness and people talking to us about their amazing achievements in life;
David Dix spoke about being the youngest person to sail solo around the world.
Each activity and speech allowed us to push ourselves in
different ways to obtain new skills, experiences and overcome fears.
A few of the twenty of us had a fear of heights, some of water,
public speaking, etc and by the end of the week we helped
each other overcome our fears through different strategies
that we were taught over the week.
We each had different ways and reasons for being at the camp
and together we all got along so, so well,
and we all have beautiful friendships to take away from it.
For me, personally, I especially took away being
open and expressive about my feelings and not being afraid to say “I’m scared”
as I am about living away from home.
The people in my group were so supportive and encouraging
I don’t have a fear of heights or public speaking or any other activities,
but I wanted to make myself overcome a fear-
so I decided I’d stand on a horizontal log ten metres high and do a handstand!
It was only after that that I decided I really am crazy!
It took me a few minutes but I finally did do it thanks
to the encouragement of all my peers,
they truly are amazing, and I can’t imagine my life now without having gone on the camp.
I feel very reassured that Rotary clubs
like yourselves are encouraging youths like me to go on
these camps because they’re so worthwhile.
We all spent the week saying how great each moment was,
as we all got closer and learnt about ourselves as well as each other.
I really do hope that you continue to support young people,
we have all learnt so much from this experience.
Finally I’d like to say thank you for sending me to RYLA
, I can’t describe my experience there in words
, it’s just in the confidence I have gained
and the smile on my face as I am writing this to you.
Thanks for your support;
I’ll never forget the opportunity and your kindness.
In thanks,
Hannah Clarke xx

L’Attitude 28
Last week was an out of venue meeting for partners
and guests at L’Attitude 28 on Chapman Road, Bluff Point
The night began with finger food in the main reception area
before wandering down to an amazing cellar,
one which you would only dream about.

Charles and Joan Smith, sculptors of the HMAS Sydney Memorial
joined us once again and it is always a pleasure to have their company.
Charles gave the club an update of the 5th Element
and what we would expect once we received
enough funding and proceed with the project.
Many thanks to our Cellar Master & host Andrew from L’Attitude 28
who spoke about the various types of wine available
and the best way how to serve and decant.
Wandering though the cellar afterwards was more than tempting,
especially the amazing Grange Hermitage one very decadent drop!

President Bob and Guest

Charles Smith

Thanks to Di Gilleland


Dont forget next Sunday

The Carine Community Fair will be held again on Sunday March 14th 2010,
Fair Co-ordinator Bill Holman
PO Box 156 North Beach WA 6920
or Bill can be reached


Rotary Club of Midland's movie night
Tuesday March 16th

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March 14th ………Sunday………..Carine Fair [Rotary Club of Hillarys]
March 16th......Tuesday ............Rotary Club of Midland Movie Night
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
May 8th..........Saturday........................Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtin Bush Band Concert
May 14th.......Friday.........................Rotary Club of Belmont 50th Birthday
June 20th-23rd………………………………. Rotary International Convention Montreal
June 26th..........Saturday..............Rotary Club of Canningtons Ladies Seminar
July 3rd…………….Saturday……………District Changeover [D94555 and D9645]
October 31st.......Sunday...............Rotary Club of Matilda Bay
Subiaco Craft and Community Fair
December 3rd -5th.....................Rotary Institute [Perth]


Benny worked at the Museum of Unlikely Artifacts,
and his job was to keep all of the exhibits clean and polished.
One day he happened to be dusting around the Arabian exhibit,
and he noticed an ancient urn that needed some cleaning.
He got out his dust rag and began polishing.
Lo and behold, an enormous genie appeared before him.
“Master,” the genie began,
“I am the genie of the urn. I can grant you three wishes,
but there is one condition I will put on you
— you must never shave again for the rest of your life,
or you will be forced to live inside the urn forever.”
Benny thought about it for a bit,
and decided it was a fair condition for three wishes.
So Benny wished for a billion dollars in a Swiss bank account,
which was promptly granted.
Later he wished for the woman of his dreams, and he was married to her.
Finally, he wished for fame and fortune, which came to him,
and he was regarded as a worldwide celebrity.
In the meantime, Benny’s beard became longer and longer,
and it started to itch.
He tried to ignore it, but with every passing year the itch got worse.
Finally he decided he had to get rid of the beard once and for all.
Having shaved it off, he lost everything he wished for,
and instantly he was, himself,
trapped in the urn to stay there forever.
The moral of the story:
A Benny shaved is a Benny urned.

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