Sunday, July 4, 2010


World President 2010/2011
Ray Klinginsmith

Bigger, Better, and Bolder!
Rotary is the premier service
club organization in the world,
and all Rotarians should be
proud of our achievements.
Rotary is now on the world stage
due to PolioPlus,
and our public
image is better than ever.

Yet,we should not be spoiled by
our success at the international level

because the real test of success for Rotary is
the strength and vitality of our clubs!
The Board adopted a revised RI Strategic Plan at its
November 2009 meeting that clearly recognizes the
importance of our clubs, and the first priority of the
new plan is to support and strengthen clubs. I agree
wholeheartedly, and I have appointed 41 new Rotary
coordinators to provide assistance to our clubs
and districts. Simply stated, their job is to help the
district governors to help the clubs.
Rotary lives and breathes in our 33,000 clubs,
and it is the clubs that improve lives by Building
Communities — Bridging Continents. If we succeed
in helping our clubs to become Bigger, Better, and
Bolder in the next year, then it is clear that the best
days of Rotary are still ahead. We are fortunate to
be Rotarians! Together, we can make the world a
better place!

History was created last night [July 3rd]
when two new Rotary Districts were created in Western Australia
D9455 and D9465
District Governor 9455
Ian and Jan Hutton
District Governor 9465
Maryilyn and David Barton


Convention 2010 - End Polio Now from Rotary International on Vimeo.



Rotary Club of Collie

PP Ian Mabey pins New President Mike Booth


Rotary Club of Geraldton
President Di Gilleland with her new Board


Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtin
President Arthur Andony with PP Peter Snell


Rotary Club of Southern Districts
President Geoff Wiltshire and Lorraine


Rotary Club of Ascot

PP Stephen Kendall with President Dianne Reed


Rotary Club of Manjimup
PP Richard Douset with President Phil Garrett [left]

President Phil with his new Board


Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary Club of Esperance
PP John Hart presents to Esperance Shire President Ian Mickel

Rotary Club of Corrigin
PDG Phil Cordery and Assistant Governor David Bolt [far right]
Awarded PP Jackie Jones and PP Barry Clapp


Rotary Club of Northam

PDG Ian Jones makes award to Ian Gibbs

Also receiving awards at Northam were Ruth Monk and Wendy Verlinden

Former Rotary Club of Thornlie
PP Mike Raspa with recipient Ray Smith

PP Mike Raspa with recipient Ross Evans

PP Mike Raspa with recipient Andy Hopper


D9470 RYLA

Long serving facilitators Christine George and Aaron Griffiths
were awarded by the Rotary Club of Ascot's PP Stephen Kendall


Rotary Club of Geraldton
PP Bob Urquhart with awaardee's
Di Gilleland, Dianne Green. Grace Ley, PP Peter Watt and PP Geoff Crothers




Scholar Aaron Chinyimba pictured here with the
members of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay


Scholar Michelle Jester who is from Rome Georgia was in Perth for a few days
She vistited the Rotary Club of Subiaco
She is pictured here with President Chris Andrews
Michelle is hosted by the Rotary Club of Canberra


Annabel from Rotary Club of Northam
celebrates her 18th birthday


Students Antonie Morel and Amy Ying from the Rotary Club of Geraldton
pictured above with President Di and PP Bob


Colin from British Colombia Canada exchanges banners
with PP Russell Perring of the Rotary Club of Belmont


Hanna Berg [Miss Sweden] who was hosted
by the Rotary Club of Western Endeavour


From Noel Allen of the Rotary Club of Swan Valley

Gday Phil
Thought you might be interested in this.
Geraldine and I have just returned from a trip to Helsinki
to attend the wedding of one of our Club’s
former exchange students, Kati Viherma.
Kati, was with our Club in 1997-98.
Kati is one of a set of twins,
thankfully, not an identical twin because her new husband, Timo,
has an absolutely identical twin brother.
Both brothers studied for 6 years and qualified as Engineers
as their Father is an Engineer.
However, they both decided that engineering was not for them
and each have studied a further 6 years each to qualify in other professions.
Kati’s husband is now a Medical Doctor specialising in Orthopaedics
while Kati has gone onto qualify as a Lawyer.
Part of our trip over included a river cruise on a ship
with less than 70 couples on board.
Apart from ourselves, there was another couple from Australia
travelling to visit their grandson who was on Rotary Exchange in France.
There was another two couples from America travelling to visit
former exchange students in Germany and Amsterdam.
Four out of 70 seemed a fairly high percentage.
Add to that, two of our tour guides were former exchange students
who credited the program for their excellent English.
Cheers Noel


Rotary Club of Ascot
PP Aidan Wood was named club Rotarian of the year
Aidan was also awarded with a PHF


Rotary Clubs of South Perth/Burswood, Western Endeavour,
Bentley/Curtin, Willetton, Belmont, Byford and Districts
and Victoria Park
have combined to purchase a sea container
to transfer items to Timor Leste
The container is situated in the grounds of the Kent Street High School

Container loading in progress.
The first load was from Emma Campbell from Margaret River
from several school from Margaret River , Busselton and Bunbury with more to come.
Tally so far, over 400 chairs, 100 desks,50 tables
and several blackboards and whiteboards.
Childrens clothes and shoes have also been requested
and single metal frame single beds as many children
are sleeping on the concrete floors at some schools.
PP Peter Snell Bentley Curtin

Rotary Club of Belmont
Ron Thatcher from the Rotary Club of Armadale /Neerigen Brook
accepts a cheque from PP Russell Perring and Bruce Hall
for his Bali Windows project


Visit Rotary Down Under on line and you can win
bottles of Wine and Movie passes

You can find the link in the Rotary links on the top right hand side

For all your Rotary merchandise and supplies
or call (02) 9897 3118.


Rotary Club of Pinjarra
New President for 2010/2011
Hedley Dilley
Inducted new member
Richard Hordacre
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 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
Rotary Club of Byford and Districts
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

Rotary Club Birthdays

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 Victoria Park [1948]
August 7th
Rotary Club of Thornlie [1982]
August 24th
Rotary Club of Melville [1959]
Rotary Club of Bunbury Central [1978]


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]

Called to Higher Service

The funeral for Former Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie member,
and Paul Harris Fellow,
Ric Marr will be taking place at 11am on Monday
at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Kalgoorlie.
After relocating to Perth,
Ric became a member of the Rotary Club of Midland
where he continued to be an active Rotarian
putting Service Above Self.




The chief of a poor Native American tribe,
where there were no paved roads, no electricity,
and no indoor plumbing,
scrimped and saved and finally was able to send his eldest son to college.
The lad did well, working hard for four years
and finally graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
Arriving home after graduation, the boy was treated to a welcoming party,
complete with plenty of refreshments.
Shortly after he retired to sleep, the son was awakened by a call of nature.
Exiting the hut, he proceeded down the road to the outhouse,
only to stumble and fall because of the lack of lights.
The next day, the son decided to put his education to work.
He sat down, did the calculations,
and prepared construction drawings for a lighting system for the outhouse,
complete with lights for the path leading to it.
It was constructed and was an immediate success.
This chief’s son will go down in history
as the first Indian to wire a head for a reservation.



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