Sunday, July 11, 2010


The fight against Polio

The figures being received continue to look good
although vigilance is the key word.
From a global point of view, the data provided at June 15th
indicated that there have been 349 cases reported year to date
against a figure of 552 for the same period last year.
The interesting part of the data provided is that the success
we are having in the four endemic countries
is far more optimistic (58 versus 405 last year)
while the cases in non-endemic countries has grown (291 versus 147 last year).
A few comments by country are:
Afghanistan. No new cases reported in the last week
and only 10 cases YTD June 15th
India. No new cases reported in the last week and 21 cases YTD June 15th.
Last case reported 29th April.
Nigeria. No new cases reported in the last week
and only three cases YTD June 15th.
Pakistan. Two new cases reported in the past week
and 24 cases YTD June 15th.
This is an increase over the same period last year.
Consideration is being given to bringing NIDs forward.
Clubs in our region are strong supporters of the Polio Challenge
and are playing their part in Rotary achieving
its goal of reaching $200 million.
The numbers below indicate the strength of that support,
and the determination clubs in our region have towards this challenge.


Aussie inducted into the Arch Klumph Society
The Rotary Foundation recently celebrated the induction
of several new members into the Arch C. Klumph Society,
which honours people who give at least US$250,000 to the Foundation.

Brett Mitchell joined Rotary in 1993
and was a member of the Rotary Club of Brisbane High-Rise, Queensland, Australia.
He served as club secretary and board member.
He worked as a corporate regulator for the Australian Securities
and Investments Commission and was also a chartered accountant,
certified information systems auditor, and certified practicing risk manager.
He was a member of the finance committee for the Legacy Club of Brisbane
and of the management committee for the Queensland Community Foundation.
Through his bequest, Brett and life partner, Tuan,
supported the Permanent Fund and the Annual Programs

Who is Arch Klumph?

Arch C. Klumph,1916-17 president of RotaryInternational
and founder ofThe Rotary Foundation In 1917,
Arch C. Klumph, Rotary's sixth president,
proposed to the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA,
the creation of an "endowment fund for Rotary . .
. for the purpose of doing good in the world in charitable, educational,
and other avenues of community service."
A few months later, the endowment received its first contribution
of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5,000,
the fund was renamed The Rotary Foundation,
and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.
Five Trustees, including Klumph, were appointed to "hold, invest, manage,
and administer all of its property. . . as a single trust,
for the furtherance of the purposes of RI."
Two years later, the Foundation made its first grant of US$500
to the International Society for Crippled Children.
That same year, the first Foundation program was established —
Fellowships for Advanced Study,
which was the forerunner of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships program.
Then in 1965-66, three new programs were launched —
Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training,
and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation,
which was later called Matching Grants


The Rotary Foundation from Nancy Barbee on Vimeo.


RI DUES….Semi Annual Report
July 2010 SARs for the Rotary clubs in Australia and New Zealand
are being distributed from USA RI Quarters directly to them.
Philippines SARs were dispatched in the first week of July 2010
July 2010 RI semiannual dues include following items:
· Percapita dues @ US$25.00 per member
· Council on Legislation @ US$1.00 per member
· The Rotarian magazine @ US$12.00 each
· Pro-rata dues (if any new member admitted before 1 July 2010)
The RI's SAR invoice is calculated on actual membership
data a week prior to the issuing date.
Please adjust the numbers as necessary and recalculate the invoice amount.
To ensure proper recording to your account,
please return your Semi-Annual Report with membership changes promptly.
The worksheet must indicate club name, club number, officers' names,
the number of members and number of subscriptions for The Rotarian.
This information is needed for RI to adjust club's semiannual dues
and to meet the SAR submission requirement.
Australian clubs also need to pay extra 10% GST.
Clubs have to use the RI exchange rate when they pay
RI dues by local currency
. RI exchange rate can be obtained at: (search: exchange rate).
Cheques hould be made payable to Rotary International.
Request for duplicate SAR and reporting of any change of club officers'
can be sent directly to
Current Rates for July 2010
Australia......AUD... currency per US$1.00 .......US Dollar equivalent
.............................................................................................$1.14 ...............................0.877719295
District Changeover

Some of those attending

President Steve Coady [Booragoon] home of DG 9645 Marilyn Barton


Club Changeovers

Rotary Club of Western Endeavour
PP Chris Ford with President Donna Thornton

President Donna with her Board
l-r ..John Boxall, Chris Ford, Geoff Ross,
MichaelLee, David Fisher, Rohan Nagappa


Rotary Club of Fremantle Port
President Judy Smyth


Rotary Club of Kenwick
PP Bob Phipps with President Sam Youssef


Rotary Club of Applecross
President Melodie Kevan with PP Kenn Williams


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
PP Di Collins with President Simone Carot-Collins


Rotary Club of Belmont
PP Giacomo with President Laurie Zarrop


Rotary Club of Mill Point
PP David Rowell with President Jim Walker


Rotary Club of Bunbury
PP John Thomson with President John Saunders
The Rotary Club of Bunbury had a South Pacific Cruise theme for their changeover


Rotary Club of Subiaco
PP Tom Crawley with President Chris Andrews


Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary Club of Booragoon
PP Kasun Wijayamanna with Ednamay Foster


Rotary Club of Byford and Districts
Alf Allison with President Tom Hoyer


Rotary Club of Applecross
PP Kenn Williams with Murray McKay and Barry Mendelawitz

Rotary Club of Belmont
PP Giacomo Recchia with Bruce Hall



Around the Clubs


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
PRID Ken Collins with the Premier of Western Australia Hon Colin Barnett
The Premier was inducted as an Honorary member of the club


Rotary Club of Bunbury
Rotarian of the year
Alex Karatmoglou

Alex was nominated Rotarian of the Year for theRotary Club ofBunbury
atChangeover Dinner 2010/2011.
Alex was stated as being a through and through Rotarian
in all his activities be it in Club mattersin business,
in family or in his social life
.An example to us all
Well done Alex.


Rotary Club of Mill Point
RYPEN students were welcomed at a recent meeting


Rotary Club of Booragoon

President Steve Coady was recently in South Africa for the World Cup
He is pictured here with Gordon Rechner
President of the Rotary Club of Kloof


Rotary Club of Belmont
Article appeared recently in the local Community newspaper


Rotary Club of Southern Districts
Have embraced World Presidents Ray Klingingsmith's message to heart
Pictured above are the club Heavies
[thanks Colin]


Rotary Club of Manjimup

Deborah DeWilliams arrived in Manjimup in the pathway for her
“World Record Run Around Australia – Running Pink”
- 1 solo female runner, 17,621 kilometres, 25 million steps,
50 kms a day, every day, for 365 days, A Pink Caravan Convoy,
3 world records, a 1 lap around Australia,
all for breast cancer research & support.


Rotary Club of West Perth
Russell Whitelaw, Chris, Cliff, President Tina Arthur

Youth with a Mission ...[ YWAM]
has been serving the City of Perth for 25 years.
It is a non profit international and inter denominational
christian missionary organisation.
The government hasked YWAM to become involved at Christmas Island
with the great quantity of refugees entering Australia.
YWAM help the refugees through facillitating the transition
so as to take their minds of the stress of coming to Australia
and leaving their life [often family] behind.
Rotary Clubs of West Perth and Osborne Park
Joint Meeting

Working with Aboriginal Communities
We were very fortunate to listen to Madeline Anderson
who spoke about her experience with RYLA
and how she is now able to help her extended aboriginal family achieve their goals.
Madeline gave a very moving presentation which
had us all listening intently and learning from her.
Madeline comes from a family where she has 4 brothers
and an extended family of about 50 people.
She was brought-up by her family elders
and with some mentoring by an Irish/Australian couple.
She also explained to us about the role of elders in families.
Madeline was sponsored to go to Boarding School at Perth College
in upper high school by the couple.
This was the first time she was away from her family
and she found this very challenging,
but it has now helped her to be more confident.
RYLA also provided her with the opportunity
to develop and use leadership skills.
Madeline has a strong connection to family
and is now helping her own extended family to set their goals,
communicate in a positive way and be respected by everyone.
It is now her own goal to start the process with other aboriginal families
and to have the support of the elders in each family group.
The elders have a very important role in aboriginal communities/families
and they want to improve the life of their families.
This was a very important meeting for myself
and I believe everybody who attended was also moved
by Madeline and her experience.
I am sure everyone wishes Madeline well in meeting
her new goals for aboriginal families.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Osborne Park
for inviting our Club to this wonderful meeting.
Author: Laurie Glossop


Rotary Club of Byford and Districts

Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtin


July 30th


Rotary Club of Gosnells



Rotary Club of Fremantle Port
inducting two new members
Rhonda Williams and Lysbeth Shepherd
Rotary Club of Pinjarra
Working on project where young people from
Fairbridge Farm will exchange with East Timor
Rotary Club of Manjimup
Successful Outbound Youth Exchange student Lisa Hercock
is off to Belguim early next year
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 Club of Bunbury
Rotary Club of Bunbury Central
Rotary Auction Charity Ball
August 14th
Rotary Club of Southern Districts
Quiz Night
July 30th
Rotary Club of Geraldton
Radio Auction...
October 31st
Rotary Club of West Perth
is involved with RPH in recycling medical equipment
and has sent containers off to Bangalore India
May 30th
Rotary Club of Gosnells
June 19th
Rotary Club of Hannans/Kalgoorlie
Rotary Club of Esperance
June 21st
Rotary Club of Quairading-
June 24thRotary 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


July 14th
Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtin [1982]
July 23rd
Rotary Club of Wanneroo [1971]
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 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 Clubs of Bunbury 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]






Tommy- “Can you teach me to do the splits “?
Gym Instructor- “How flexible are you “?
Tommy- “Well. I can't make Tuesday's
It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end,
someone would still be stupid enough to try and pass them.
If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished.
Stolen from the Rotary Club of Manjimup newsletter
thanks Rowena


‘Enemies in the West
A knight and his men return to their castle after a long hard day of fighting.
"How are we faring?" asks the king.
"Sire," replies the knight,
"I have been robbing and pillaging on your behalf all day,
burning the towns of your enemies in the west."
"What?!" shrieks the king.
"I don't have any enemies to the west!"
"Oh, no..." says the knight. "Well, you do now."

stolen from the Rotary club of Fremantle Port newsletter
thanks Marie


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