Sunday, April 11, 2010

News and information for Districts 9450,9460,9470

Next Weekend is D9450 Conference

Rotary International District 9450Conference 2010
When: 16th - 18th April 2010

Where: Karrinyup, Western Australia

Venue: St Mary's Anglican Girls School, Lady Wardle Performing Arts Centre

Organised by: District Governor Geoff Simpson,
Rotary Club of West Perth

Theme: The Future of Rotary is in your Hands

Tip: Print the PDF form and fill it in first to familiarise yourself with the document!
Tip: On-line registration requests the same information.


: PDF / MS Word as at 2010-Feb-21


Mesaage from District Governor Keith Hopkins D9460

Thank you to all the presenters and Keynote Speakers
for your willingness to help us through your entertaining
and informative presentations to
"Discover Ourselves, Discover Manjimup and Discover Rotary International".
I am sure that your efforts have helped us to have a better idea
of what our hands could do as we look toward building the future.
Thank you to all the attendees, especially the "first timers"
as without an infusion of new delegates events and organizations die.
While there is little point in presenting with out an audience,
your active participation and full attendance at each session
helped to lift us all to greater heights.
Thank you to my Conference Committee and all the Manjimup Rotarians
and their partners who did all the ground work to make their
and my visions of what a District Conference could be like in to a reality.
In my view they provided an excellant Rotary model
of how our hands can build the future into something positive
that personally resonates with all concerned.
Thank you to my Conference MC, Alan,
the up front guide who ably filled gaps, kept us informed and on task.
Lastly thank you to Libby for her support through the whole journey
from DGN, but especially for her endurance
and assistance with a Conference focussed DG
.DG Keith Hopkins and Libby Keith Hopkins
D9460 District Governor 2009-10


ASAP with payment to ensure and secure seat:
Robyn 0429815013 / 94346308

When direct debiting please Email
with details & include your club name & your name.
Rotary District 9470
Bsb: 036062
Acc no: 420451

OR Mail cheques to: Robyn Jones,
8 Soric Rise, Coogee. W.A. 6166


Please provide us with details of Food Allergies

Please list Club Tables you wish to sit at.
(We will endeavour to accommodate preferences as best we can!)

I would like to extend an invitation to attend theRotary Club of Crawley
"Charter Breakfast"
“What is our Charter Breakfast and why is it such a special occasion?
Only once in its lifetime does a Rotary Club
receive its Charter from Rotary International.
This document and its presentation is the official recognition
that The Rotary Club of Crawley has met all the requirements for a new club
and has been accepted into the vast international family
that now comprises more than 32000 clubs and 1.2 million of members.
There is no more successful service organisation in the world than Rotary,
there is no bigger network of professional and personal contacts
that you can freely enter when travelling or solving problems
for communities all over the world.
At our Charter Breakfast on April 15th the Rotary Club of Crawley
will be presented with its Charter by The District Governor
and recognised by The Governor of Western Australia.
It will be a wonderful celebration
and a significant step in uniting our 70+ members
in a bond of service, fellowship and friendship,
one that only those present at the birth of a new club will ever experience.
Send your booking by email to
Celine at
Just a list of the names and she’ll do the rest.

A Rotary Club Charter
Charter Breakfast Rotary Club of Crawley
Special Guests - His Excellency Dr Ken Michael AC and Mrs Julie Michael
at the University Club of WA on
Thursday 15 April 2010 at 7am for 7.30am for 8.45am
Cost: $40pp - $400 per table of 10
Dress: Business



Joolleen Hicks
A ROEBOURNE lawyer has taken out the
Women Lawyers of WA's top prize.
Jolleen Hicks was named as the WA
Young Woman Lawyer of the Year recently
and her brother Gerrard, who still lives in Roebourne,
couldn't be more proud.
"It's not too often that a girl from Roebourne
wins the WA Young Woman Lawyer of theYear," he said.
He said his sister was an inspiration to
not only his family but to the Roebourne community.
"Hopefully she can change someone
else's life when they read her story and
they can see what someone from Roebourne can do."
Attending Roebourne Primary Schoo land Wickham
and Karratha High Schools,
Ms Hicks said she first got a taste for the profession
while she was part of Gumula Mirnuwarni,
an education program, which supported local
indigenous students in secondary school.
" I liked the idea or-a career in iaw
and iwanted to work in an area that affected
the rights of our indigenous people," she said.
After receiving the UWA Leadership
Award at Karratha Senior High School,
Ms Hicks was given entry into UWA's law program,
where she studied for five years.
She lived in Perth for nine years,
but always made time to come back to Roebourne
as she believed it was important to stay connected to her community,
and she was often home sick.
After working for Rio Tinto,
and law firm Allens Arthur Robinson, Ms Hicks
jumped at the chance to work for the Kimberley Land Council in Broome.
She said working as a native title claims lawyer was incredibly rewarding
because it gave her the opportunity to help Kimberley Aboriginal people get
recognition of their native title rights and interests.
Ms Hicks also enjoyed her role as aboard member of the
Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation,
which manages education programs for indigenous students
across WA - including Gumula Minuwarni - the Northern Territory, SA
and more recently in NSW.
"I'd like to see more Aboriginal men
and women working in areas that affect
them and their communities," Ms Hicks said.
Joolleen Hicks was a member of D9470's GSE [Group Study Exchange]
indigenous team that visited D5050 Canada/USA last year


"Programs of Rotarians Down Under" and "Good Manners in Rotary"
relaunchedRDU Merchandising and Promotions
has just taken delivery of revised editions of two of the most popular publications,
"Programs of Rotarians Down Under"
and John Thorne's "Good Manners in Rotary"
."Programs of Rotarians Down Under" is a must have guide for all Rotarians,
with up to date contacts for and description of all the programs
that Rotarians support in this part of the world
John Thorne's "Good Manners in Rotary"
will settle all those discussions about Rotary protocol
and manners that invariably clog meeting schedules from time to time.
Want to know how to propose a toast?
How to display the national flag?
How to properly conduct yourself as a Governor's Aide?
It's all in "Good Manners in Rotary"
.Both publications are now available through
Rotary Down Under Merchandise and Supplies
.Contact RDU Merchandising and Promotions
on 61 2 9897 3118
or NZ callers can dial 0800 738 695.
Orders can be taken by email:
or visit the website at
Click here to visit the shop online

taken from Rotary Down Under


Rotary Clubs of Hillarys and Wanneroo

The newly installed Rotary Dolphin Wishing Well.
It has been a joint venture between the Rotary Clubs of Wanneroo
and Hillarys and has been 10 years in the making.
The official opening will be in due course (possibly the end of May)
but it is up and running now and starting to generate income.

thanks Greg Fitch



UWA Oak Lawn
Saturday 30 October
Sunday 31 October




Some ladies have been asking about the 2010 Ladies Seminar
so I am attaching a copy of the programme
and registration form so that you will have plenty of time to organise your party.
As you can see, the group of speakers promises to be as interesting
and stimulating as ever,
and we shall look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, 26th June.

Regards Geoff Saw
Ladies Seminar Committee

41st Annual Ladies Seminar and Luncheon
Saturday June 26th 2010,
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Adelaide Terrace Perth

Display and sales in the foyer.
Complimentary coffee on arrival
Registrations open
Welcome – Chairman Rotarian Carolyn Fennelle
Roll Call – Rotarian Donna Sharples
Official opening –
District Governor Nominee Jodie Sparks
Prof. Klaus Regenauer
-Lieb Director WA Geothermal Centre of Excellence UWA
Question time
Leanne Wesche Entrepreneur & Australian Telstra Business
Woman of the Year 2008
Question Time
Drawing of the Raffle
Assoc. Professor Robert Somerville AM
Director Aboriginal Education Western Australia
Question Time
Ellie Wilkie An Artist and a Writer
Question Time
Close Robyn Jones
Wife of District Governor, District 9470

Registration form
Closing date for registrations Wednesday 23rd June 2010.
Please post cheque and
Registration Form to:-
Parking; ample parking available at $10 for the day.

Pay at the desk when registering.
Ladies Seminar Committee
Rotary Club of Cannington
PO Box 31, Cannington 6987

Any queries: ring Geoff 9354 1562
or email


The Biblioburro is, literally, a “travelling library”
powered by two donkeys named, Alfa and Beto
and created by Luis Soriano.
SeƱor Soriano created a “travelling library”
to distribute books to the most confined areas in Colombia
that had been affected by guerrilla conflicts.
His project started with only 70 books,
but, now, has expanded to 4,800 volumes
thanks to donations.
Now, children have found hope
and joy in literature that first had been restricted to them.

April 15th............Thursday.......Rotary Club of Crawley Charter
April 17th...........Saturday...........Rotary Club of Gosnells Rock and Roll night
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 12th................Saturday............Rotary Foundation Fund raiser
featuring belly dancers and oter performers
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 24th-29th..............International Fellowship of Cricketing RotariansFestival@ Lillac Hill
October 31st........Sunday................Rotary Club of Matilda Bay
Subiaco Craft and Community Fair
December 3rd -5th.....................Rotary Institute [Perth]



The banker saw his old friend Tom, an eighty-year-old rancher, in town.
Tom had lost his wife a year or so before
and rumour had it that he was marrying a mail order bride.
Being a good friend, the banker asked Tom if the rumour was true.
Tom assured him that it was.
The banker then asked Tom the age of his new bride to be.
Tom proudly said, "She'll be twenty-one in November."
Now the banker, being the wise man that he was could see
that the sexual appetite of a young woman could not
be satisfied by an eighty-year-old man.
Wanting his old friend's remaining years to be happy,
the banker tactfully suggested that Tom should
consider getting a hired hand to help him out on the ranch,
knowing nature would take its own course.
Tom thought this was a good idea
and said he would look for one that afternoon
. About four months later, the banker ran into Tom in town again.
"How's the new wife?" asked the banker.
Tom proudly said, "Good - she's pregnant."
The banker, happy that his sage advice had worked out, continued,
"And how's the hired hand?"
Without hesitating,
Tom said, "She's pregnant, too."


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    Rural Physically Handicapped Center for Rehabilitation Non- Profit Organization. There are so many poor Handicapped and Disable persons in our Chittoor District . They are facing so many troubles . lack of finance, food, clothing and shelter. They con not do cooli, they con not do business. Either the Govt or banks or public are not lending money to them with or with out interest to start any kind of task to stand on their own legs. They are leading miserable lives.
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    Thanking you sir,

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