Sunday, March 14, 2010

News and information for Districts 9450, 9460,9470

March is Literacy Month

Country music legend and philanthropist Dolly Parton
will be a keynote speaker during the 2010 RI Convention
in Montréal, Québec, Canada, 20-23 June.
Parton will speak at the morning plenary session on 23 June
to promote reading among preschool children
. She and the Dollywood Foundation's Imagination Library teamed
up with Rotary International in March to help provide age-appropriate books
each month to children from birth until age five. Read more.
Parton will speak to Rotarians about the importanc
e of early childhood reading
and how the collaboration with Rotary International
has augmented the success of the Imagination Library.
The singer developed a personal love of books
while growing up in rural Tennessee, USA,
where she saw firsthand the toll that illiteracy can take on families.
"I am thrilled about our partnership with Rotary International,"
she said in March.
"Rotarians love kids as much as I do,
so I truly believe we can do something extraordinary together
to help even more children love to read and succeed."
Since its launch in 1996, the Imagination Library
has provided more than 23 million books to preschoolers.

Club and District Literacy Awards from Rotary International
-Dateline 15th April 2010
Dear Club President & Secretary
,Many of you are busy with your varied responsibilities
. At present, you may also involved in your respective District Conferences
and other commitments
.May I encourage you to CONSIDER the Club and District Literacy Awards
and help us to encourage/motivate
as many of your Rotary clubs who may be eligible to apply.
Apllications for Literacy Awards for Rotary Clubs,
Rotary Districts andalso Zone are welcome to e submitted to:
Danny LowLiteracy Resource Co-ordinator-Zone 8
,Rotary InternationalMialing address:
36 Raglan Street, Mosman, NSW Australia 2088
or email me the PDF copy to
For more information, please refer
and check the literacy project award guide as per weblinkbelow
The dateline is 15th April 2010
and these applications needed to be forwarded to RI
.Thank you
Danny Low


March 6-14th is
World Rotaract Week

District Governor 9470 Ian Jones presents the charter
to City of Gosnells Rotaract Charter President Aaron Hueppauf

The club which had it’s first meeting on 2 July 2009,
has received great support from AG Ken Cockman and the
Rotary Club of Gosnells – after RYLArians were introduced to
Rotaract at the 9470 RYLA Camp in 2009.
Surrounding Rotary Clubs helped with the start of the club, with
donations including the Collar of Office from Victoria Park
Rotary Club; a lectern from the Rotary Club of Kenwick;
Maddington Rotary Club presenting the gong and Sergeant’s
sash; Gosnells donating an Australian Flag; and the Gavel and
$1000 to kick off their club funds being generously donated by
the Rotary Club of Thornlie.
Since they first met, the City of Gosnells Rotaract members
have been active donating blood to the Red Cross and
assisting at Rotary BBQs, and also three of their members
attended RYLA and three went to Handicamp in 2010.

Goldfields Rotaract President Sharon Burgham
speaks to the Rotary Club of Hannans about her RYLA experience

Aurora Borealis Rotaract

Number of Rotaract Clubs worldwide as of 30 September 7,838
Year the the first Rotaract Club was chartered 1968
Number of rotaract Clubs in Sri Lanka 48
Year the rotaract Club of Colombo was chartered 1969

(The Rotarian March 2010)


District 9460 2010 Conference -
19 March 2010 to 21 March 2010
Don Faulks
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Event Times
Friday, 19 Mar 2010
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Dear Secretary
In compliance with the MOP [RI Manual of Procedure], D9460 D9465 By-laws
and the request of D9465 DGE Marilyn Barton
to act as the Chair of the District Governor Nominee Nomination Committee 2010,
this letter is sent to all clubs in District 9465
as an official call for nominations for District Governor 2012-2013,
as per section 13.020.2 of the MOP.
All nominations must be made in writing
and signed by the President and Secretary of the Club.
A club may suggest only one of its own members
as a candidate for the position.
The official nomination form is attached and completed forms
should be received by me at the address listed below
no later than 5pm Saturday 17th April 2010.
Postal Address 51 Roberts Road, Leschenault WA 6233
Email Address
Where several eligible nominations are received prior
to the 5pm Saturday 17th April 2010,
a selection interview will be conducted on May 15th 2010.
(A short biography by the candidate (no more than 200 words)
can be sent along with the official nomination form.)

A Rotarian qualifies for nomination as District Governor Nominee
if he/she fulfils the following criteria
(refer to sections 15.070 and 15.080 for full description):

· Be a Rotarian in Good Standing
· Rotarian maintaining full qualifications of Membership
· Must have served as president of a club for a full term.
· Able to fulfil duties of Governor.
· At the time of taking office as Governor (1 July 2012)
must have been a member of one or more
Rotary Clubs for at least seven years.

Your urgent attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated,
and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours in Rotary service
Keith Hopkins
District Governor 2009 -10
Rotary International District 9460

Rotary Clubs of
Mandurah City
Mandurah Districts

Mandurah Rotary Duck Race and Family Fun Day

April 3rd – Easter Saturday
will see Mandurah’s first Rotary Duck Race and Family Fun Day
take place on the Eastern Foreshore from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
. The organisers of the event are the three Rotary Clubs in Mandurah
, and the beneficiaries will be the Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank
and local Mandurah Charities.
Follow the link to the Cord Blood Bank website
There will be two main Duck Race events
. In the first, at the firing of the MOFSC cannon,
the organisers will drop 5000 numbered yellow plastic ducks into the estuary
off the Eastern Foreshore,
near the two jetties north of the old Mandurah Bridge.
These ducks will then “race” down a course with the
owner of the winning duck collecting a prize of a
3.7m Quintrex Dart boat plus 15HP outboard motor, trailer
and inshore safety equipment.
Tickets for these ducks are now on sale at $5 each.
The second Duck Event is for “Corporate Ducks”.
Companies are invited to buy larger ducks at $100 each
. These ducks can be decorated in any way the owners’ choose
and the “Best Dressed Duck”
will be judged by a panel consisting of
David Templeman, Don Randall
and Jane Tillson (Mandurah Council Arts & Cultural Development Officer).
First prize of $1000 to the winner’s Social, Christmas or Me Club.
There will also be a (optional) race for these ducks,
over the same course as the smaller yellow ducks.
The Duck Races will be supported by side shows
and family oriented activities, all taking place on the Eastern Foreshore,
including Children’s Rides, Bands, Dancers, Rosie O’s Magic Show,
Market Stalls, Sausage Sizzle, Arts and Crafts stalls and much more.
It is sure to be a great day out for the family
and is to become an annual event.
Members are invited to buy their own
“Racing Ducks” or “Corporate Ducks”.
Follow the link to view the Mandurah Rotary Duck Race website
or call 0405 807 082.
The organisers can be contacted under “About Us” on their website.

Best Dressed Duck Comp
Best Dressed Duck Competition

Buy a duck for $100
Take the duck home or to work
and have some fun dressing it up to become
Daddy Duck, Ducky Duck, Danger Duck, Lemon Duck
Dippy Duck, Dazzle Duck, Departmental Duck, Roger Duck,
Ugly Duck, Constable Duck, Dozer Duck, Dreadlock Duck
Ranger Duck, Astro Duck, Lame Duck, Pizza Duck
Create your Company Mascot Duck
or what ever your imagination can create.

Win the following cash for your Christmas Club,
Social Club or Me Club
1st Prize $1000
2nd Prize $500
3rd Prize $250
Ugly Duckling Prize $100
And don’t forget to enter in the Dressed Duck Dash
after judging to win a case of wine
Order Your Ducks
Order your Dress Up Ducks using the order form
The fine print !!!!
1) Creativity and imagination will win the day (and the cash)
2) Any number of ducks can be combined for one entry
3) Appropriate attachments can be added to the ducks
but ducks must remain whole
4) Ducks can be painted
5) Ducks can be displayed at your work place
home etc until judgement day.
6) Ducks must be appropriately dressed
and present in the display tent on the Mandurah Foreshore
by 1pm on April 3rd to be eligible for judging
7) The MRDR Committee will appoint a pannel of judges
and their decision will be final
.8) A non refundable contribution over $500
will be accepted as a challenge fee.
9) You must be present to enter your duck
in the Dressed Duck Dash
10) An invoice will be provided on request
Content copyright 2010.
MRDR Committee. All rights reserved.
A Project of the Combined Rotary Clubs of Mandurah Raising Funds
for Local and International Charities

Buy Your Tickets online
Purchase your duck race tickets using your credit card on PayPal.
Fill in the details below and click on "Buy Now".
Use the credit card option in the lower left on the PayPal site.
Online sales will close on 31st March 2010
to allow processing before the race on 3rd April
Race Conditions
Each raffle ticket purchases one duck in the Duck Race
Each duck costs $5 each
The MRDR Committee will appoint a judge to pluck the winners
of the race from the finish line
. The judge’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
In the event of inclement weather
or other unforseen circumstances that prevent the running of the race ,
the MRDR Committee will appoint a judge
to randomly select the winners from the tagged ducks
.You do not have to be present on race day to win one of the prizes
.All winners will be advertised in the West Australian on Saturday 9th April 2010.
The 2010 Manadurah Rotary Duck Race is conducted
by the Mandurah Rotary Duck race Committee
which is a sub committee of the combined Rotary Clubs of Mandurah.
The raffle is conducted under Standard Lottery Permit # LS038464
held by Michael Kirke of the Mandurah City Rotary Club Inc

Rotary Club of Cambridge

Starlight Rock
Waldron Drive, City Beach Western Australia
The Rotary Club of Cambridge
More Info:
The Quarry Ampitheatre
The Rotary Club of Cambridge invites you to come
and spend the night dancing or just listen to one of the iconic bands
from the 50s and 60s rock era,
Fossil Rock. It consists of members from the bands
- The Troubadores, Trinity, Mark 1V, Ray Hoffman and the Offbeats -
and they will play all the old favourites
which will be sure to have you on your feet
and dancing to their lively selection of rock and roll numbers from the 60s.
This is the 13th year Fossil Rock has been performing
in the Starlight Rock Concert
which is the major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Cambridge.
All proceeds from the concerts are used for charity projects,
locally and overseas.
As always this will be a great night out so come along
and enjoy a night of musical memories under the stars.
The concerts are at the Quarry Amphitheatre on Friday 19 March
and Saturday 20 March
and tickets are $25 adults, $20 pensioners
and $80 families (2 adults + 2 children under 12)
and can be purchased from Rotarian Mike Mullin
on 9204 1324 or
Gates open at 6pm for a 7:15pm start

Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough

Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough Club Red Hill Concert
For the past 4 year the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough
has held a concert at Red Hill.
The event was initially put together by Past President Glenn O’Brien
and PP Cyril MacKenzie to create an icon event for the community
as well as being the club’s major fundraiser event for the year.
Additionally it is an event where the community can see Rotary in action.
The event is aimed at the young at heart
who want to let their hair down a bit in friendly hassle free environment.
This year the event is being held on Saturday 27 March
and the headline acts are
Wendy Mathews and Daryl Braithwaite.
The event will be sign posted and is on the Chapman Valley Road north.
The gates open at 3:30pm.
There is a bus service for those who don’t want to drink and drive
or don’t have a designated driver.
You can drive yourself and additionally you can camp for the night.
There is catering and beverages available at the venue.
For those people interested there are corporate tables available in groups of 10.
Tickets are available either online at Ticketmasters,
the Queens Park Theatre in Geraldton
or they can be purchased for cash at the gate.
From the proceeds last year we are donating $20,000
to the West Australian Cord Blood Bank.
We encourage Rotarians to come
and for any local questions you can contact
John Gourley on 0409375704
who will be happy to assist.

Rotary Youth Projects

March 16th......Tuesday ............Rotary Club of Midland Movie Night
March 19th-21st.............................. D9460 Conference Manjimup
March 19th -20th..............................................Rotary Club of Cambridge Starlight Rock
March 27th..........Saturday..........Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough Red Hill Concert
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]



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