Sunday, May 9, 2010


May is Australian Rotary Health Month


Meet Elizabeth, a resident of Nueva Esperanza,
Honduras, a sustainable community created for families
devastated by Hurricane Mitch.
Rotarians in districts 4250 (Honduras) and 5220 (California, USA)
established the community with the help of a
US$445,000 Rotary Foundation grant.
The project provided eye and dental care, medicines, medical equipment,
books, computers, and other benefits to the community.
The effort enabled Elizabeth’s mother to receive
a microcredit loan to help start a handmade paper business,
doubling her family’s income
and enabling them to pay off their new home.
In addition, Elizabeth and other students received school supplies.
As of 31 March 2010,
there were 1,215,495 Paul Harris Fellows in the world.
Each Paul Harris Fellow plays a key role in helping
Rotary reach more people in need.
A Us$1,000 contribution provides:
· Mosquito nets for 500 children in Tanzania
· Two borewells providing clean water to
130 people in a village in India
· Stoves for 10 needy families in Guatemala
· Microcredit loans to help 23 women in
the Philippines support their families
· Reading books for 300 elementary school students in south Africa
How far will your contribution go?
Source..Every Rotarian Every Year newsletter

13th Annual Ken Collins address
Click image to enlarge

Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

With the economic downturn
and no shortage of under-privileged children desperately
needing life saving operations, right now more than ever ROMAC really,
really needs your support.
Thanks to caring people like you ROMAC,
Fortunately, ROMAC is run entirely by Rotarian volunteers just like you,
community spirited hospitals reduce costs
and compassionate surgeons donate their time and expertise,
often gaining valuable experiences they normally
couldn’t access that benefits our children.
This generosity dramatically increases the value
of every dollar you donate,
and whilst ROMAC brings the children from overseas
the money you donate stays right here in our country.
When your Rotary club donates $1,000 -
more if they can -
you could win up to three luxury ’Peppers’ holidays plus $3,000,
and we Rotarian volunteers can continue changing
and saving children’s lives.
Your donation will make a difference to our often ‘forgotten’ children.
Thank you.
Six things you need to know about ROMAC’s Win three luxury holidays*
1. Is this open to all Rotary Clubs?
Yes, every club that donates $1,000 or more
will be entered into up to 3 lucky draws to win up
to 3 luxury holidays for 2 plus $1,000 towards transport for each holiday.
2. Who goes on holiday when my club wins?
That’s up to your club; hold a members only raffle,
use it as a fund raiser or?
No matter how the club disposes each holiday they also receive $1,000
for each one that they can use any way they want.
3. Do we have to donate 3 times to win 3 prizes?
No. However, if you donate and we receive your donation by 5 Aug 2010
you’ll be in all 3 lucky draws (1 holiday per draw)
and could win them all including $3,000.
Donate after this and before 5 Feb 2011 in time
for the 2nd and 3rd draws and you could win 2 holidays plus $2,000.
Donate after this and before 5 Aug 2011
and you could win the 3rd and final holiday plus $1,000.
4. What if we donate more than $1,000?
You’ll greatly increase your chances of winning,
plus the earlier you donate the more times you could win!
Each $1,000 unit donation is entered into every remaining lucky draw.
If, for example, you donate $5,000 before 5 Aug 2010
you’ll have five separate entries in all 3 lucky draws
to win all 3 holidays plus $3,000 cash!
5. Who chooses which luxury Peppers Resort we stay at?
If you donate by 5 Aug 2010 you’ll be in the 1st draw
and can choose from any of the 3 Peppers Resorts,
the winner of the 2nd draw chooses from the 2 remaining ones
and the 3rd winner enjoys a holiday at the 3rd one.
6 Triple your chances of winning by donating 3 times,
once from your 2009/10 budget,
and twice from your 2010/11 budget.

Thanks to caring people like you ROMAC,
an Australia/New Zealand Rotary program,
arranged dignity restoring treatment on Ishraq, above left,
who suffered 40% burns to his legs, arms and lower body.
We are grateful to Interplast for alerting us to Ishraq.
Rocelyn, below left, had a two kilo tumour that doctors advised
would have killed her within a matter of weeks
had ROMAC not brought her to Australia for an urgent,
life saving operation
.Whilst both children are grateful that they can now live normal lives,
there are more underprivileged and deserving children
who urgently need your help to enable ROMAC to continue


Iwas reading the latest newsletter from RGHF
[Rotary Global History Fellowship]
and they were featuring Bob Aitken
from Rotary Down Under

I am a Rotarian because a dear old primary school headmaster
sought me out as a young country newspaper editor
and invited me to join the Rotary Club of Parkes,
NSW, Australia, many years ago.
I have remained a Rotarian for 35 years because
it did not take me long to realize that this unique vocationally based
service organization provided the opportunity for ONE person
to be part of an amazing humanitarian army doing special things in our world.
We heal the sick, care for the poor, provide basic literacy and numeracy skills,
provide food and fresh water for the hungry,
and - in recent times -
provide educational resources for a new breed of 'peace fighters'
playing a major role in conflict resolution around our world.
I have great pride in Rotary's ongoing mentoring of young people
and dedication to lifting ethics in business,
and I draw daily inspiration from the knowledge that Rotary International
impacts 33,000 communities throughout our world EVERY DAY!
PDG Bob Aitken AM, Managing Editor
Rotary Down Under Inc
Level 343 Hunter StreetParramatta NSW 2150
Phone 61 2 9633 4888
DG 96/97 Bob Aitken is an RGHF member from Australia,


You are invited to attend
The Tri District Final
(9450; 9460 & 9470) of the
Rotary 4 Way Test
Speaking Competition.
to book your place for the last Tri District Final
of this grea tRotary Youth Program.
Witness 6 magnificent student speeches as they address the
concepts ofRotary’s Four Way Test to a topic of their choice.
Hear the fantastic achievements of enjoyed by last year’s winner!!
This is an event not to be missed!!
Date: Wednesday 19th May, 2010
Venue: Mt. Lawley Golf Club 15 Walter Rd, (South.)
Time: 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.
Cost: $40.00 per head
(Includes a two course dinner, tea & coffee.)
R.S.V.P. By Friday 14th May 2010.
Your payment is preferred with your R.S.V.P.
As we have to commit to numbers and pay for the number com mitted,
we will have to bill anyone who books but does not attend.
To book your place, please forward your names,
and ideally money,
to your District Coordinator.
District 9450;
Allan McLean
13 Woodsome St
Mt Lawley WA 6050
Ph: 9481 4855 (w)
9271 3585 (h)\ Mob: 0411 721 851 Email: (h) allan@mintsettlements.
District 9460
Peter Hodgson
Ph: 9494 1250 (h)
9329 2412 (w) Mob: 0438 901 317
District 9470
Laurence Money
Phone: 9457 1962
Mob: o428 928 893

Rotary Club of Osborne Park

click image to enlarge
Presidents, Secretaries & Directors of Community Services


Rotary Club of Osborne Park
and the District 9450 Aboriginal Reference Group
5.30pm for a 6.00pm Start,
Concluding 10.00pm
10 June 2010
Venue: The Gallery, Kurongkurl Katitjin,
Centre for Indigenous Australian Studies (Building 15)
Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.
Each Club will have received a notice regarding
the forthcoming seminar aimed at assisting Clubs
having an interest in undertaking projects with Aboriginal Communities.
Registrations to attend are already being received by myself (on 08 9447 8605]
or by leaving a message or by E-mail
One session in the program was related to
“District 9450’s experiences on types of strategies
that lead to successful outcomes for Clubs”.
I am concerned that this section is too ‘District 9450-centric’.
I would like to broaden it to a Rotary International WA
perspective by including examples from other Districts
to better fit the likely audience.
Hence, I would appreciate it if your Club
has undertaken projects in the past or currently,
that one of your members contacts me by telephone (08 9447 8605)
or by E-mail (
I would like to know about your project so that
I can incorporate your initiative on the night.
Yours sincerely
Bruce J Dufty
Rotary International District 9450
thanks to Marie Wilson
Rotary Club of Crawley


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

Inbound GSE Team from Normandy visit RC Freshwater Bay.
(L-R) Claire Forsdyke, Daniel Forsdyke, Adnan Zahouani,
Patrick Lebailly, Michael Wood, Vanessa Lakdar,
Sebastien Brognard, Sarah Barbey, Warren Milner

Taken from Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay newsletter
thanks Di Collins


Rotary Clubs of Hillarys and Joondalup

The Joondalup Swap-Mart is a joint venture of
the Rotary Club of Joondalup and the Rotary Club of Hillarys.
Sunday 23 May
Sellers admitted from 6:30am,
Buyers admitted from 7:30am
Finishing: 11:00am
Where: Joondalup Library undercover parking
102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup, WA
Cost: Sellers - $8.00 per bay,
Buyers - $2.00 entry
Contact: Gary Bennett ph 9249 2569 or email

Greg Fitch
Public Relations Director
Rotary Club of Hillarys

Rotary Club of Swan Districts

Swan Districts Rotary Ladies Group
invite you to their annual
Winter Warmer Luncheon
Rosehill Lodge, Lot 200 West Pde, South Guildford
June 2, 2010 at 10.30am (coffee/tea on arrival)

Guest Speaker: Dr Peter Dingle
Associate Professor & Leading Researcher in
Health & the Environment at Murdoch University

Cost on entry: $20.00 pp

Great raffle prizes - Delicious homemade Soups and Slices
Recipe booklets of both available for a small cost
Profits from this event will go to Dr Dingle's new Cancer Prevention Society
RSVP by May 21, 2010 to Lorna Duffy on 9250 3835
or email
Lorna Duffy
3 Parkview Gardens
Helena Valley WA 6056
(Ph) 61 8 9250 3835
(M) 0410 639 471


Kenwick's Dynamic Duo
Roy Philbin and Ron Mildenhall

Taken from the Rotary Club of Kenwicks website


Rotary Club of MillPoint

Rotarian Rick Sneeuwijght with the raffle prize

Jim Walker informed the members the keys
for mini­bus donated by the club to the Grace Drug Academy
will be officially handed over in Esperance on the 25th May.

from the Rotary Club of Mill Point newsletter
thanks Ken Pittman

Want more information???
Contact Phil


May 14th.......Friday.........................Rotary Club of Belmont 50th Birthday
May 19th........................Tri District 4 way Test Final
May 23rd.........Sunday.......Rotary Clubs of Hillarys and Joondalup Swapmart
May 29th..........Saturday.........Rotary Club of Mandurah Quiz Night
June 2nd...........Wednesday.......Rotary Club of Swan Districts Winter Warmer Luncheon
June 10th ..........Thursday.........Rotary Club of Osborne Park Aboriginal Seminar
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]

June 19th
Rotary Club of Hannans/Kalgoorlie
June 21st
Rotary Club of Quairading
June 24th
Rotary Club of Pinjarra
June 26th
Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin
Rotary Club of Geraldton
Rotary Club of Boulder
July 1st
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
July 3rd
Rotary Club of Victoria Park
July 10th
Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie

send details of your clubs changeover to



Quote of the Week



A mechanic who worked out of his home had a dog named Mace.
Mace had a bad habit of eating all the grass on the mechanic's lawn,
so the mechanic had to keep Mace inside.
The grass eventually became overgrown.
One day the mechanic was working on a car in the backyard
and dropped his wrench, losing it in the tall grass.
He couldn't find it for the life of him,
so he decided to call it a day.
That night, Mace escaped from the house
and ate all the grass in the backyard.
The next morning the mechanic went outside
and saw his wrench glinting in the sunlight.
Realizing what had happened
he looked toward the heavens and proclaimed,
"A grazing Mace, how sweet the hound, that saved a wrench for me!"



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