Sunday, May 30, 2010



May is
Australian Rotary Health Month

On May 21st all Rotary Clubs were sent a letter from Joy Gillett,
the CEO of Australian Rotary Health.
Mental Health First Aid Workshops
We are pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Government
is providing funding to Australian Rotary Health
to deliver 60 Mental First Aid Workshops to members
of the general public [including Rotarians]
accross Australia from July 1st 2010.
Each Workshop is to be hosted by a Rotary Club.
Australian Rotary Health isasking the Rotary Clubs
who held Communiy Mental Health Forums
within the past two years to offer these workshops to their communities.
These forums have shown in the evaluation that programs
such as Mental First Aid will be of a great help to the communities.
The Mental Health First Aid Workshop will consist
of a 12 hour Mental Health First Aid course
that teaches adults how to provide intial support
to people who are developing a mental illness
or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Each course is to be held over two consecutive days
and have approxiametly 20 participants.
We are asking Rotary Clubs to host and promote
a Mental First Aid Workshop with no, or little cost tothe club.
Australian Rotary Health's Program Co-ordinator Cheryl Deguara
will be working with Rotary Clubs on this Community project.
If you would like to receive further information
on this project please contact Cheryl
on [02] 8837 1900


District Changeover

To Register, please contact: PDG Ed McKinnon
Email:; Phone: 9330 4480 or 0411 743 833
With Payment & Confirmation of Names By: 30 June 2010
Payments by Cheque: Payable to: RI District 9455 9465 Conference 2010-2011
Posted to: P.O. Box 1099 Canning Bridge, Applecross WA 6153
Payments by EFT: Acct Name: RI District 9455 9465 Conference 2010-2011
BSB No.: 036-031 A/C No.: 24-6200
Registrant’s Name Special Dietary Requirements Club
Places are limited so please reserve your places NOW



The tri-district final of the Rotary 4 Way Test Speaking Contest
was held on 19 May at the Mt
Lawley Golf Club – a wonderful venue.
The 60 Rotarians, partners and supporters

who included the three district governors and their
partners were treated to a very nice two-course meal

at the South of Perth Yacht Club
The six very good speakers who contested the title

were drawn from the winners and runners-up at
the three district conferences.
The winner was Simon Thuijs, from Nagle Catholic Conference in Geraldton,

who gave a veryemotional speech on his subject,
Standing Up to Society.
Simon won a plaque and $500 cash prize.
Runner-up was Anna-Rose Shack from Penrhos College in Como,

whose well-presented speech
titled Things of the Day and Online World

won her a certificate and $250.
The evening was chaired by Allan McLean of District 9450.

Dear District Governor Keith Hopkins

I would like to promote a unique opportunity for Rotarians
in the South West to participate in a local cause.

‘NationalsWA Foodbank Run’ is a charitable food drive
going from Mandurah to Albany beginning on 2nd August 2010
and concluding on the 6th August 2010 collecting food for Foodbank WA.
This is the very first year of the ‘NationalsWA Foodbank Run’.
Foodbank WA supports around 600 needy and charitable organisations
throughout Western Australia.
It does this by collecting food from participating businesses
and redistributing to charitable organisations like Anglicare.
It also runs the Foodbank WA School Breakfast Program
providing much needed nutrition to many school children
right across metropolitan, rural and remote Western Australia.
Foodbank WA has regional branches in Albany, Geraldton, Bunbury and Peel
and is supported by over 100 volunteers and employing disabled staff.
My aim is to drive from Mandurah to Albany
via a convoluted route collecting food and delivering to the regional Foodbanks.
I have arranged local ‘collection points’ in most South West towns,
where the community can make a food donation.
This will rely on the community responding to local media
and advertising that I will do in support of the ‘run’.
Perhaps herein lies an opportunity for the branches
and members of Rotary in the South West.
They can participate in this project by actively facilitating a local drive,
collecting food stuffs from their areas and depositing at the collection points,
or in the case of large donations registering direct pick up.
I am still finalising these collection points,
but if any Branches are interested in helping out,
they can register that interested and we will keep them informed.
This can be done by contacting my office:
Vicki Hicks, Electoral Officer

Mob: 0407 172 627
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter
and hope you can come on board to support this inaugural event.
I look forward to your reply and if you require any further information
regarding this event or would like to meet with me, please contact my office.
Kind regards
Hon. Colin Holt MLC
Member for the South West

Ambassadorial Scholar Claire Litton

The Rotary Club of Bentley/ Curtin
with the help of Claire and Friends
A Spectacular Evening of Entertainment
for only $15

Contact Claire 0n 0468 713 605
or Jennifer Mott on 0422 606 144
to reserve your seats
This is a Rotary Foundation fund raiser


D9470 celebration

DG Ian Jones presents his wife Robyn with a PHF

D9470 license plates were auctioned and raised $1600

thanks to Wilf Hendriks

Members of the Rotary Club of Mill Point won this years Membership award



Rotary Club of Mill Point

On the 25th of May the Rotary Club of Mill Point
handed over on behalf of Rotary International
to the Grace Academy Esperance a mini-bus worth $52,000.
The Grace Academy is a residential drug rehabilitation center
set up by the world wide "Teen Challenge" organization.
Teen Challenge Esperance is WA's largest Youth Drug
and Alcohol Rehabilitation program.
It is situated on a property of 250 acre 35 Klm out of Esperance,
having been established by Malcolm Smith in 1985,
a man who had originally worked with
drug affected youths in Sydney's Kings Cross.
The program offers a new life to 40 young people
who must de-tox ie go cold turkey for a 12 month period.
Rotary International has an internal finance system
[matching Grant from the Rotary Foundation]
where a single club, in this case Mill Point,
can by raising funds have those funds matched
by other Rotary Clubs world wide.
Teen Challenge will be the recipients of a gift of over $52,000
from the Rotary Club of Mill Point Perth WA,
Esperance WA,
BAABDA Lebanon,
ARDEN ARCADE [California] USA,
SACRAMENTO [California] also USA,

from the Rotary Club of Mill Point club bulletin


Rotary Club of Osborne Park

click image to enlarge

Rotary Club of East Perth
The Rotary Club of East Perth, Western Australia,
partnered with the Rotary Club of Negombo, Sri Lanka
recently received a Rotary Foundation “Matching Grant”
for a project to provide Computers and related equipment
for a Technical / Trade Workshop School
linked with an Orphanage in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
.This equipment will assist in the technical education
of the underprivileged children of this Country
by giving them the opportunity to learn computer skills
so that they may be able to obtain gainful employment in later life.
The Government provided education system
and teaching standards in Sri Lankan schools is greatly under resourced.
Families of children attending these Government schools,
if they can afford it, generally have to provide for
extra curriculum studies through private tuition
after school so that their children can achieve
an average grade pass in their classes.
Also the provision of Technical / Trade Workshop type schools
for those not of high academic ability but good with their hands
in practical manual work, are very few.
When the Tsunami of 2004 hit the south eastern, southern
and south western coastline of Sri Lanka,
many children of that country became orphans of the disaster.
The Salesian Order of the Vice Province of Sri Lanka,
which is dedicated to the care of young children
and youth, through generous donations from Italy, Australia and New Zealand
constructed an Orphanage in the southern area of the country
near the townsite of Ahungalla,
to house these children of tsunami victims and young boys at risk.
Included in the construction of the Orphanage
was a Technical School with trade workshops
to help those not gifted with academic minds
that they might learn a specific trade for later life employment.
The Technical School linked with the Orphanage,
although administered by a Christian Catholic Order
, is open to children of either gender
and of every race and religion in the community.
The schooling is for all children from the orphanage
and those living in the nearby countryside of Ahungalla
to assist improve their educational standards.
The mainly voluntary teaching is provided by selected teachers
through and of the Brotherhood of the Salesian Order.
At this stage the Technical School covers the trades of electrical,
metal work – cutting, forming, welding - and computers.
Today the requirement is for updated teaching
and learning materials and equipment.
The main need is in the popular choice course
of both boys and girls – computer studies.
Computers these days are a necessary part of everyday life
and these children will benefit greatly by the provision to them
of the requested items in this humanitarian need
for their future life’s working conditions.
A member from the International Partner Club (Rotary Club of East Perth)
has visited the island of Sri Lanka,
seen the Ahungalla Orphanage and linked Technical / Trade workshop School,
spoken to the Salesian Brother in charge of administering these facilities,
met and mixed with the wonderfully friendly people in the community.
Thus we hope that our efforts in Rotary may be able to assist
the lives of so many children of a less fortunate generation in this country.
It is estimated that the arranging and purchasing
of the educational equipment of 10 desktop computers,
and related materials of scanner, computer tool kit,
professional software and installation
should be completed within 6 months. -
Robin Arndt


Rotary Club of Manjimup

DONNA KING was born in New Zealand
and spent a while working for NZ tax office before coming to Australia.
Helped Aust. to get using GST.
Her comment was that she had gone from
the simplest GST to the most complex.
Seven years ago Donna was in Wongan Hills.
In Manjimup she met her husband but both were from NZ.
At Song Place about 10km from town Donna has 23 alpacas
which are natural guards for sheep.
The alpacas are shorn every year.

ADRIAN BOWDEN is a person on the move.
We managed to get a picture of him before Adrian slipped out.
He is a believer in having his say.
At the next meeting Adrian needs 10 minutes to address
A Lack of Beautification.
He says it would be good for the shire reps. to be in attendance.
Good luck Adrian !!

from the Rotary Club of Manjimup club bulletin


Rotary Club of Northam
Guest Speaker Gareth McDonald [Salvation Army]

Exchange Student Annabelle leaves Northam to return home on June 24th

from the Rotary Club of Northam club bulletin


Rotary Club of Hannans

Artur Bruns has been accepted as our Inbound Exchange Student for 2010-2011
Artur is from Bremen in Germany
Artur will be 17 on 15 November and has one sibling, a sister, Paula who is 13
Our Club is now calling for Members to host Artur during his stay with us.

current Inbound Andre

current Outbound
2010: Australia/Sweden

from the Rotary Club of Hannans club bulletin


Rotary Club of Mount Lawley and PMH
Big Quiz Wednesday June 25th
Linda Le 9266 1757
Rotary Club of Ascot
Australian Golfing Fellowship of Golfing Rotarians
32nd annual Tournament
at the Western Australian Golf Club
October 3rd -8th
Rotary Club of Pinjarra
Opening of the Peel Hospital Paediatric Ward
Wednesday June 18th
Members to attend
Rotary Club of Cannington
41st Ladies Seminar
Hyatt Regency June 26th
Rotary Club of Geraldton
As from June 16th the club
will having future meeting
at Arcadia Waters
Rotary Club of Maddington
Wine and Cheese night for all past and present members
June 21st
Rotary Club ofAttadale
Sausage Sizzles at Bunnings
June 12th and 13th
July 10th and 11th
Rotary Club of Albany Port
Quiz nite
June 2nd
Rotary Club of Northam
Planning a Membership Forum to attract new members
Rotary Club of Bunbury / Leschenault
Rotary Auction Charity Ball
August 14th

Swan Districts Rotary Ladies,
invite you to “Winter Warmer Lunch” Rosehill Golf Club
Wed 2 June start at 1030 am
Guest Speaker –
Dr Peter Dingle;
Cancer researcher Murdoch University


June 5th
Jim Calcei
June 7th
Garry Ewen
June 10th
Wendy Coggon
Richard Hogan
June 12th
Kaye Ruscoe
June 13th
Ann Field
June 14th
Delys Rogers
June 16th
Betty Bright
June 17th
Max Anderson
June 18th
Steve Paxman
June 21st
Peter Field
June 23rd
Nancy Day
June 30th
Keith Tinnel
Alison Thair
[date unknown]
is 52 on June 13th


May 29th.....Saturday.........District 9460 Presentation night
May 30th...........Sunday..........Rotary Club of Wanneroo and Hillarys Dolphin Sculpture unveiling
May 30th.........Sunday............Rotary Club of Swan Valley Drug Prevention Presentation
June 2nd...........Wednesday.......Rotary Club of Swan Districts Winter Warmer Luncheon
June 5th-8th...Long weekend......Rotary Club of Pinjarra Art Show
June 10th ..........Thursday.........Rotary Club of Osborne Park Aboriginal Seminar
June 19th..........Saturday................Rotary Club of Ballajura/Malagauiz night
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 Mosman Park John Hughes "Big Walk"
October 31st........Sunday................Rotary Club of Matilda Bay Subiaco Craft and Community Fair
December 3rd -5th.....................Rotary Institute [Perth]
May 30th
Rotary Club of Gosnells
June 19th
Rotary Club of Hannans/Kalgoorlie
June 21st
Rotary Club of Quairading
June 24th
Rotary Club of Pinjarra
June 25th
Rotary Club of Albany Port
June 26th
Rotary Club of Geraldton
Rotary Club of Boulder
Rotary Club of Mill Point
Rotary Club of Corrigin [noon]
June 28th
Rotary Club of Northam
Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtin
Rotary Club of Attadale
Rotary Club of Mosman Park
Rotary Club of Manjimup
June 30th
Rotary Club of Southern Districts [Charter night]
amalgamation of Maddington and Thornlie Clubs
Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault
Rotary Club of East Perth
July 1st
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
Rotary Club of Belmont
July 2nd
Rotary Club of Victoria Park
Rotary Club of Swan Valley
-July 3rd
Rotary Club of Kenwick
July 6th
Rotary Club of Booragoon
July 10th
Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie
July 13th
Rotary Club of Balcatta
July 17th
Rotary Club of Wyalkatchem
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