Sunday, June 27, 2010



Dolly Parton, Cirque du Soleil Close Rotary International Convention from Rotary International on Vimeo.


Kalyan Banerjee speaks to attendees
after being elected president of Rotary International in 2011-12
during the fourth plenary session at the 2010 RI Convention
in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Photo by Monika Lozinska-Lee/Rotary Images

Country music legend Dolly Parton and Boys Scouts of America
Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca inspired Rotarians
at the fourth plenary session on 23 June
to keep serving their communities and underscored
the common bond their organizations share with Rotary,
in philosophy and in practice.
After greeting the audience by singing her hit song "9 to 5,"
Parton recited The Four-Way Test,
saying she also sought a "short, simple, and powerful"
statement to guide the Dollywood Foundation:
Dream more, learn more, care more, be more.
The philanthropist and literacy advocate went on to explain
her foundation’s Imagination Library ,
which promotes reading among preschool children
by providing them with a free book each month from birth until age five.
The program, which has received support from more than 115 Rotary clubs,
has grown from its base in Parton’s home state of Tennessee, USA,
to other communities in the United States, Canada,
and the United Kingdom.
Parton said she was inspired by her father,
who was illiterate but "one of the smartest people" she knew.
"He knew it was a crippling thing not to be able to read and to write,
so he was proud when people would call me the 'book lady.'
And he lived long enough to see my dream come true
with the Imagination Library.
He was with me all the way."
Rotary Foundation Trustee Vice Chair John F. Germ,
also from Tennessee, joined Parton on stage to present
her with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.
"This is a wonderful friendship, us working together,
and I hope to continue doing my part," Parton said.
"Thank you for accepting me and believing in the program."
Mazzuca told attendees that the Rotary and Scout movements
are similar in their ability to develop leaders, citing a shared history.
"Rotary founder Paul Harris and James E. West,
our first chief scout executive, were dear friends," said Mazzuca.
"They traveled the country together, establishing local Boy Scout councils.
And our relationship continues to be strong today, with Rotary clubs in the U.S. sponsoring more than 1,400 Scout units serving 45,000 young people."
The similarities also extend to The Four-Way Test
and the Boy Scout Oath and Law, Mazzuca said
. "Each offers words to live by that have served us,
and the communities we serve, extremely well over the decades."
He encouraged both organizations to extend a hand to children
and younger generations,
especially those at risk of disease.


Rotary Club of Esperance

Retiring president John Hart hands over to president elect Rigo Tidow
at the club’s recent changeover night.

thanks Paul Goldie
Rotary Club of Corrigin
Immediate Past Prersident Jackie Bowles with President Jackie Jones

President Jackie Jones with her new Board of Directors


Rotary Club of Quairading

New President Helen Crowley with Immediate Past President Dana O'Hare



Around the Clubs

President Bob Urquhart Rotary Club of Geraldton
presened PHF's to PP Peter Watt and PP Geoff Crothers
at the recent Presidents Dinner




July 30th

French Student Magali Turlan feedingKangaroo in Corrigin

Belgian exchange student, Justine Pinckers,
reviewed her past 12 months in Esperance and in Australia
with a series of projected pictures at the recent
Rotary Club of Esperance changover night.
thanks Paul Goldie


Rotary Club of Manjimup

JOHN PEOS, left, with Dr John Davies – a fellow local wine grower.
John had observed and experienced the highs
and lows of the wine industry.
John’s family has been involved in the local wine industry
for almost 100 years.
In the early days the growers were getting $2000 a ton.
Now growers – like Peos – are considered fortunate if they have their own label.
Peos’s had survived because they have a couple of distributors.
At present the industry happens to be in a trough.
John told Rotarians ‘prices were disastrous’.
John made an extensive list of local vineyards
that have been abandoned on the spot.
According to outgoing president Richard Doust,
this will not impact negatively on the Rotary held Timber Towns Wine Show.
On a recent trip John found out that the world had 3 times
as much supply of wine (bottles and the alike)
than it could deal with annually.
John did make the statement that the sooner MIS (schemes)
disappear the better because extensive damage
to the industry has been done by these.

taken from the club newsletter

Do you know an outstanding police officer?
If you know of any police officers who have excelled at their job,
let them know by nominating them for this prestigious award
.Selection criteria:
Outstanding service by a police officer
over and above what is required as part of that
officer’s normal duties and functions.
Consideration of the following factors should be taken into account:
To what extent has the service positively influenced the public’s perception
or confidence in the profession of policing?
To what extent has the service involved acts of compassion,
humanity or support for individuals?
To what extent has the service demonstrated exceptional devotion
to a particular policing duty, or cause?
To what extent has the officer demonstrated excellence
in a particular policing discipline, role or task?
Nominations close on 1 August
Any nominations received after this date will be held
for judging in the following year.
How to nominate
Nominations for the award are accepted from any member of the community
including members of the WA Police and officers' families
.send it to:
The PresidentRotary Club of East Perth
Attn: Police Officer of the Year Award
PO Box 6235
East Perth WA 6892-
About the WA Police Officer of the Year Award
The WA Police Officer of the Year Award was launched in 1973
by the Rotary Club of East Perth.
It is proudly sponsored by the Burswood Entertainment Complex,
Police and Nurses Credit Society, 6PR and 96FM.
The award recognises the hard work all police officerscontribute to our society.
The officers nominated highlight that police work is both varied
and challenging and greatly affects people from all walks of life.
Policing is not only a job, it is a way of life.
Recognising a police officer with a nomination reinforces
that members of the police are not simply uniforms,
but also community members who share the same concerns as others.


Project Plaque to go to Manna Kids Health in Eating Facility
at Maddington Primary School



Rotary Club of Pinjarra
Inducted new member
Tim Birmingham
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 Tournamentat the Western Australian Golf Club
October 3rd -8th
Rotary Club of Attadale
Sausage Sizzles at Bunnings
July 10th and 11th
Rotary Club of Northam
Planning a Membership Forum to attract new members
Rotary Club of Bunbury / Leschenault
Rotary Auction Charity Ball
August 14th
Rotary Club of Southern Districts
Quiz Night
July 30th
Rotary Club of Geraldton
Radio Auction...
October 31st

May 30th

Rotary Club of Gosnells
June 19th
Rotary Club of Hannans/Kalgoorlie
Rotary Club of Esperance
June 21st
Rotary Club of Quairading
June 24th
Rotary Club of Pinjarra
June 25th
Rotary Club of Albany Port
Rotary Club of West Perth
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
Rotar Club of Manjimup

June 29th
Rotary Club of Armadale
June 30th
Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault
Rotary Club of East Perth

Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe-Bay
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
Districts 9455 and 9465
July 5th
Rotary Club of Ballajura Malaga
July 6th
Rotary Club of Booragoon
July 10th
Rotary Club of Kwinana
July 13th
Rotary Club of Balcatta
July 17th
Rotary Club of Wyalkatchem
July 24th
Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie
send details of your clubs changeover to
Rotary Club Birthdays
June 27th
Rotary Club of Mandurah [1961]
Rotary Club of Kalamunda [1962]
June 28th
Rotary Club of Mount Lawley [1949]
Rotary Club of Subiaco [1949]
Rotary Club of West Perth[1954]
Rotary Club of Armadale/Neerigen Brook [1982]
June 30th
Rotary Club of Quairading [1963]
Rotary Club of Cambridge [1969]
Rotary Club of Rossmoyne [1972]
July 4th
Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie
July 14th
Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtin
July 23rd
Rotary Club of Wanneroo
August 1st
Rotary Club of Scarborough[1956]
August 4th
Rotary Club of Swan Districts [1949]
August 5th
Rotary Club of Vivtoria Park [1948]
August 7th
Rotary Club of Thornlie [1982]


June 23rd
Nancy Day
Gerry McGann
June 24th
Craig Jenner
June 25th
Lorraine Perkiss
June 30th
Keith Tinne
Robyn Hodson
July 3rd
John Clarke


July 3rd…………….Saturday……………District Changeover [D94555 and D9645]
July 21st..........Wednesday........Rotary Club of Gosnells Xmas in July
July 23rd...........Friday.........Rotary Club of Geraldton Fawlty Towers Theatre Night
July 30th.........Friday...............Rotary Club of Southern Districts Quiz Nite
August 7th....Saturday ...Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtain belly dancers fund raiser
August 14th...............Saturday...............Rotary Club of Bunbury/Leschenault Charity Auction Ball
August 21st........Saturday....Rotary Club of Byford Mix and Mingle
October 3rd-8th............Rotary Club of Ascot Golfing Rotarians Tournament
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
October 31st.............Sunday.............Rotary Club of Geraldton Radio Auction
December 3rd -5th.....................Rotary Institute [Perth]





Two old women lived way out in the country,
only going into town on Sundays for church.
One Sunday, there was a strange pastor,
a very handsome man, in the pulpit,
preaching away quite merrily.
One of the women, quite deaf,
had to turn her hearing aid up fully.
As the old women were returning home,
the pros and cons of the new pastor was their main subject of conversation.
"I thought he was lovely," said one.
"He was, rather, wasn't he?" said the other
."He was very loud, wasn't he?"
"Eh?" said the other,
"what cloud?"
"I said he was very loud.
"I said, he was very loud," shouted the other.
"Bawls like a bull."
"Has he?" said the first.
"I never noticed. The pulpit was in the way."


Awesome pictures


The 2010 World Submarine Racing Championships
held in Newfoundland Canada


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