Sunday, August 8, 2010


Presidential visit
It’s not often we get a chance to meet the current global
Rotary International leader in person,
but it has been confirmed that RI President Ray Klinginsmith
will be in Perth late this year.
President Ray is coming to Western Australia
to attend the Rotary Zone 8 Institute,
the regular conference held for past
officers of Rotary International.
The institute meeting will begin on Friday, 3 December,
and preceded by training for incoming and current officers of RI –
including the District Governors, DG Elects and DG Nominees.
It is traditional on these occasions that the RI President
will attend a meeting hosted by a localRotary club.
So on Thursday, 2 December, RC Melville
will hold an evening meeting at the South of Perth Yacht Club
at which RI President Ray will be the guest speaker.
There will be places for only 250 people,
so start planning if you want to attend the meeting.

picture and atricle taken from Rotary Club of Booragoon newsletter
August is
Membership and Extension Month
The club is the cornerstone of Rotary,
where the most meaningful work is carried out.
All effective Rotary clubs are responsible for four key elements:
sustaining or increasing their membership base ,
participating in service projects that benefit their own community
and those in other countries,
supporting The Rotary Foundation of RI financially and through program participation,
and developing leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level.
What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it.
Many membership requirements are designed to help members
become and remain active participants in their clubs
and enjoy their Rotary experience.
All Rotary clubs share a key mission: to serve their community
and those in need throughout the world.
By participating in club service projects ,
members learn about their club's involvement in local
and international projects and can volunteer their time and talents
where they are most needed.
Membership recruitment and retention
To keep clubs strong, every Rotarian must share the responsibility
of bringing new people into Rotary.
Even new members can bring guests to meetings
or invite them to participate in a service project.
The value of Rotary speaks for itself,
and the best way to spark the interest of potential members
is by letting them experience fellowship and service first hand.
Keeping members interested in Rotary is another responsibility
Good club fellowship, early involvement in service projects
and involvement in club operations are some of the best ways
to sustain the club's membership.
The ideal composition of a Rotary club reflects the community's demographics
including professions, gender, age, and ethnicity.
Such diversity enriches every aspect
of the club's fellowship and service.
Attending club meetings allows members to enjoy their club's fellowship,
enrich their professional and personal knowledge,
and meet other business leaders in their community.
Club meeting times vary to accommodate members' family
and professional commitments.
Some clubs meet at lunchtime, while others meet in the early morning,
after work, or in the evening.
Rotary policy requires members to attend at least 50 percent
of club meetings in each half of the year.
If members miss their own club's meeting,
they're encouraged to expand their Rotary horizons
by attending make-up meetings at any Rotary club in the world —
a practice that guarantees Rotarians a warm welcome in communities around the globe.
Find meeting places and times in the Official Directory
or through the online Club Locator .
Rotarians can also
make up meetings
by participating in a club service project
or by attending a club board meeting,
a Rotaract or Interact club meeting,
or an online meeting at one of several Rotary e-clubs
taken from the Rotary International website




Rotary Club of Boulder

PP Steve Genovese hands over to new President Frank Andinach


Rotary Club of Kwinana
PP Genevieve Carr pins new President Eddie Samut

President Eddie with his team


Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary Club of Wyalkatchem
A very proud and humble Rev John Martin


Rotary Club of Northam
Ruth Monk and Wendy Verlinden
for their tireless work with the Youth Exchange NW Safari


Around the Clubs

Rotary Clubs of Bunbury, Bunbury Central.Bunbury Leschenault

2010 Radio Auction Update
Charity Ball a sellout!
Response to the 2010 Rotary Charity Ball has been overwhelming,
with all 240 seats sold.
The ‘Black Tie – Black Truffle’ Ball on Saturday August 14
at the Quality Hotel Lord Forrest will be a glittering
and memorable affair with a 5-course degustation
showcasing South West produce and wines from:
· The Wine & Truffle Co
· Vasse Felix
· Moody Cow Brewery
· Plantagenet Pork
· Ferguson Valley Chicken
· Lamonts
4 regional executive chefs will whip up a storm in the Lord Forrest kitchens
exclusively for Ball attendees.
The menus by Jim Mailes (Lamonts Margaret River),
Russel Blaikie (Must Margaret River),
Ian Frost (the Lord Forrest)
and John Dudley (the Singing Chef) will be unforgettable.
A highlight of the evening will surely be the auction
of the magnificent 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML300CDI AGM car
proudly donated by Coastal Automotive Centre.
Take a look at this sensational vehicle
on Coastal’s website:

The Auction and the Election
Due to the federal election, the Rotary Auction has been moved back a week.
It will kick off on Wednesday, August 18
and run through to Monday, August 30.
Hundreds of items donated by local businesses
will be up on the website (
to be updated this week) and published in the Bunbury Mail.
Item donations close off on Wednesday, August 11 –
if you can help identifying businesses who may
be able to donate items to auction,
please contact Geoff Webb –

Help needed
Can you lend a hand with the Auction?
Help is needed:
Website admin: entering items on the auction website.
Contact Geoff Webb –
Item donations: do you know of businesses who could donate items for the auction?
Contact Ian Telfer -
Admin: Assisting with payment collection after the auction closes.
Geoff Webb –
Dinner: tba
Sponsors: Help with typing thank you letters to sponsors.
Contact Doug Green –

About the Bunbury Rotary Auction
The Australind Pre-Mix Rotary Auction has raised nearly $430,000
for the community in the last 19 years
and is one of Bunbury’s biggest annual fund-raising events.
Beneficiaries have included the In Town Centre,
the Val Lishman Health Research Foundation
and Children’s Leukaemia Research Fund.
This year’s beneficiaries will include Bunbury Youth Care,
Milligan House and Men’s Shed Projects.


Severals clubs from District 9455 and 9465
have combined to fill aea container with goods for East Timor
The container is situated in the gounds of Kent Street High school
Pictured below are some of the Kent Street Interactors
applying kill rust to donated goods

The container is a big step closer to being full
after a large donation of new school desks from Sebel Furniture
of over 50 double desks and 35 single desks delivered on Friday.
With the help of our Timor univercity student friends
we were able to dismantle and pack everything into the container.
Many schools have more supplies to pick up
which will have to go into the next container.
Perkins Shipping in Darwin are working on getting
their best freight price to help

contact Peter Snell 0417 940 836 for more info


Rotary Club of Southern Districts


Rotary Clubs of Kwinana and Kenwick

President Eddie Samut [Kwinana and President Sam Youseff
at recent joint meeting of the two clubs


Rotary Club of Cockburn
PP Kaye Southern presents a cheque to Shelterbox Tom Henderson
at the Shelterbox update on August 4th


Rotary Club of Mandurah City

Water Is Life in Malaysia – a Rotary Project Update

In the 2009-2010 Rotary year, the Rotary Club of Mandurah City,
in partnership with District 9460 and the Kota Kinabalu club,
funded and supervised the provision of fresh water
to 3 villages in the Sabah Province of Malaysia.
Vernon Stanford of the Mandurah City Club
has recently returned from the finalisation of this water project.
At his own expense, Vernon has travelled to Malaysia ten times
in the last two years to work on health, education and water projects.
In Mandurah, Vernon has his own water reticulation business,
and he has used his skills in Sabah to supervise the
installation of clean water supplies to villages.
The water projects gravity-feed fresh spring water from inland hills
to tanks and communal standpipes and taps in villages.
Local villagers work under Vernon’s supervision to construct the water systems,
and the villagers then maintain their own supply.
The water is used for drinking and food preparation, washing and bathing.
This year, our club is contributing $2000 to a $6000 project
to construct a Learning Centre in the village of Teringai Laut in Sabah.
The centre will be utilised by approximately 330 people
throughout the day for English classes, sewing
and textile classes and adult computer classes.
The project funding is for materials only,
and the centre will be built between December and March
by local volunteer labour in conjunction
with the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu.

If your club is interested in learning more about these projects
or (better still) contributing,
please contact Vernon Stanford (0418 906 655)
or Ian Bond (0404 800 072).


Rotary Club of Corrigin


Rotary Club of Manjimup
Mike Jenkins – GSE Committee was the speaker.
Jason Dearle, District Bio Security Officer for Dept of Agriculture
attended as an outgoing applicant for GSE


Rotary Club of Sothern Districts
some of the crowd at the recent Quiz night


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay


Rotary Club of Manjimup

Julianne Springer, our Exchange student was introduced
by Shane Porter (host family) and a large welcome was extended.


Rotary Clubs of Northam and Corrigin

Marine ("Mah-rinn") Simonis from Moresnet in Belgium
arrived Northam on Thurs 29 July, (green top)
with Cara Hillenbrand of Kraichtal, D1930 Germany,
who is with Corrigin Club,
at Northam on Monday 2/8.


Marine with President Ian Gibbs and Ruth Monk


Rotary Club of Hannans
Arthur has arrived from Germany


Rotary Club of Bunbury
Mie Vraengmoseis
Exchange Student from Denmark


Rotary Club of Narrogin
On September 18 the Rotary Club of Narrogin
in conjunction with the Narrogin Golf Club
holds its Charity Open Mixed Ambrose with teams of 4,
which is one of its major Fundraising events
. Hit off is between 11:30 and 13:00,
sausage sizzle and afternoon tea are included in the cost of $ 15.
Visitors are welcome.

Thomas Popp
Secretary RC Narrogin
9884 5240
Rotary Club of Manjimup
Daffodil Day
August 21st at Timber Park
Rotary Club of Batavia
The Rotary Club of Batavia 100 Club
Its all systems go for joint Batavia and Geraldton Rotary Clubs
fund raising venture in the form of a 100 Club
(sell 150 tickets for $100 each).
Tickets will be distributed as soon as the raffle licence is obtained.
The prize is a returntrip for two to Sydney with accommodation
to see the arena enactment of Ben Hur
with chariot races etc
a show not to be missed.
Rotary Club of Fremantle Port
inducting two new members
Rhonda Williams and Lysbeth Shepherd
Rotary Club of Pinjarra
Working on project where young people fromFairbridge Farm
will exchange with East Timor
Rotary Club of Ascot
Australian Golfing Fellowship of Golfing Rotarians32nd annual Tournament
at the Western Australian Golf Club
October 3rd -8th
Rotary Club of Bunbury / Leschenault
Rotary Club of Bunbury
Rotary Club of Bunbury Central
Rotary Auction Charity Ball
August 14th
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
The Rotary Club of Boulder
has donated $8,ooo to Southern Cross Care
[formerly Little Sisters of the Poor]
for a new Shower Trolley
Rotary Club of Pinjarra
hosted a joint meeting with the
Rotary Club of Armadale
Rotary Club of Neerigen Brook
Rotary Club of Byford and Districts on August 5th
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
Sausage Sizzle outside Bunnings on August 28th



August 24th
Rotary Club of Melville [1959]
Rotary Club of Bunbury Central [1978]
August 30th
Rotary Club of Northam [1946]
September 12th
Rotary Club of Joondalup
September 14th
Rotary Club of Narrogin [1948]
September 25th
Rotary Club of Cannington [1965]
September 26th
Rotary Club of Fremantle [1928]
Rotary Club of Katanning [1957]
Rotary Club of Moora [1957]
Rotary Club of Kununurra [1986]


August 14th...............Saturday...............Rotary Clubs of Bunbury Charity Auction Ball
August 21st........Saturday....Rotary Club of Byford Mix and Mingle
August 21st.........Saturday........Rotary Club of Manjimup Daffodil Day
August 22nd.....Sunday.....Rotary Club of Ballajura/Malaga Community Fair
September 18th........Saturday.........Rotary Club of Narrogin Golf Classic
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
November 29th...........Monday.......Annual Dr Ken Collins address @ Gloucester Park
December 3rd -5th.....................Rotary Institute [Perth]
January 31st - February 6th ......D9465 RYLA Seminar





Senior Moment

A kilted Scotsman was walking down a country path
after finishing off a considerable amount of whisky at a local pub.
As he staggered down the road,
he felt quite sleepy and decided to take a nap,
with his back against a tree.
As he slept,
Grace and her girl friend walked down the road
on the way home from the hospital
and heard the Scotsman snoring loudly.
They saw him, and one said,
"I've always wondered what a Scotsman wears under his kilt."
So Grace always up for a dare boldly walked over to the sleeping man,
raised his kilt, and saw what nature had
provided him at his birth.
Her friend said,
"Well, he has solved a great mystery for us, now!
He must be rewarded!"
So, she took a blue ribbon from her hair,
and gently tied it around what nature had provided the Scotsman,
and thetwo walked away.
Sometime later, the Scotsman was awakened by the call of nature
and walked around to the other side of the tree to
relieve himself.
He raised his kilt..
.and saw where the blue ribbon was tied.
After several moments of bewilderment,
the Scotsman said...
"I donna know where y' been laddie but it's nice tae 'know y' won first prize!"

stolen from the Rotary club of Geraldton newsletter

Gas Company
Two gas company servicemen,
a senior training supervisor and a young trainee,
were out checking meters in a suburban neighborhood.
They parked their truck at the end of the alley
and worked their way to the other end.
At the last house a woman looking out her kitchen window
watched the two men as they checked her gas meter.
Finishing the meter check,
the senior supervisor challenged his younger co-worker to a foot race
down the alley back to the truck to prove
that an older guy could outrun a younger one
.As they came running up to the truck,
they realized the lady from that last house was huffing
and puffing right behind them.
They stopped and asked her what was wrong.
Gasping for breath, she replied,
"When I see two gas men running as hard as you two were,
I figured I'd better run too!"


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