Sunday, August 15, 2010


Membership and Retention Month

New approach vital to membership growth
By Ryan Hyland Rotary International News

Past RI President Cliff Dochterman is author
of The ABCs of Rotary. Rotary Images
Rotary International
Potential club members are everywhere.
But to get them to join Rotary, clubs must use creativity and imagination,
says Past RI President Cliff Dochterman.
"Rotary International leaders keep emphasizing membership growth
and extension because Rotary's very survival depends on it," says Dochterman,
a member of the Rotary Club of Moraga, California, USA,
and author of The ABCs of Rotary, a resource for new members.
"If Rotary is to grow, we all must take action."
Dochterman believes clubs can thrive by seeking new members,
retaining current ones, and sponsoring new clubs in the community.
He offers the following tips:
Seeking new members
Clubs must have a specific plan in place, says Dochterman.
Use a team approach.
Teams should have several members who meet with qualified business
and professional leaders to discuss the benefits of joining Rotary.
Set aside one club meeting per month to be a "visitor day,"
to which all club members would invite a friend or prospective member.
Seek out natural prospects, including Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars,
Rotaractors, and Group Study Exchange (GSE) team members.
Retaining current members
"Keeping current club members is just as important as bringing in new ones.
The key is to adapt and change," says Dochterman.
Make sure club meetings, service activities
, and social events are interesting, fun, and worthwhile.
Initiate more hands-on projects so club members will feel
that they're making a difference.
Eliminate 100 percent attendance requirements.
Be alert to the symptoms that lead to resignation.
Club leaders should be considerate to members' personal problems.

Club Changeover

Rotary Club of Fremantle Port
Nikki Bellmore Thomas, Rob Thomas, President Judy Smyth
Marie Wilson, Bruce Wilson

Brian Vernon, Richard Reid jnr, Ted and Cath Mayne

Howard andLysbeth Shepherd, Rhonda Williams and Val Pyman


New Members

Rotary Club of Geraldton
Former member Robert Dainton is welcomed back
by President Di Gilleland


Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin
President Arthur Andony welcomes new member
Prosper Baeni [left] and former member Della Wood



PDG Ian Wallace Murray Rotary Club of Mt Lawley
and Reverend Douglas Harry Murray Rotary Club of Esperance
who were awarded the
OAM [Order of Australia Medal]
in the recent Queens Birthday Honours list
[full details on page 55 of the latest [August] RDU Magazine]


Further details
PDG David Horsley
9574 0412


Storm the Stage

Storm the Stage 2010
WA Final
Subiaco Arts Centre
Main Auditorium
180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco
Wednesday 13 October, 7:00pm



You are all cordially invited to Storm the Stage with WA 'stormers'
as they perform for selection into the National Final of Storm the Stage 2010.
To enjoy a unique experience of solo performances
by youth 16 to 19 years in drama and musical theatre
as they perform with courage, passion and feeling in the intimate surrounds
of the main auditorium of the Subiaco Arts Centre.
So prepare yourself for a kaleidoscope of solo performances
as they portray characters that will take your emotions on a journey of joy
, sadness, anger, despair, laughter, courage, bewilderment,
inspiration,confrontation and much more.
It is what makes Storm the Stage a special event.
Come along and cheer for your stormer and all stormers.


Rotary Club of Balajura/ Malaga

Rotary Club of Ballajura-Malaga Annual Fair is on again!
The Rotary Club of Ballajura-Malaga is holding its Annual Fair
on Sunday 22rd August 2010.
The Fair is designed to give enjoyment to the whole family
with multicultural displays,dancing, clowns, fair ground activities,
craft, food & novelty stalls & more.
Admission to the fair is by gold coin donation
and proceeds made by the Rotary Club though entry
& the sale of bayswill go towards community projects
.Non-stop entertainment including local school bands,
choirs, dance troupes, gymnasts, martial art displays
.Nitro-powered remote control car competitionand much more
plus a large number of craft and food stalls are expected
to attract a large crowd on the day.
Venue: Ballajura Community College Oval
Corner of Illawarra Cres & Cassowary Drv
Ballajura W.A.
Times: 10am to 3.30pm
Contact: Dale Chaplin 0417 945 419
or Gary Faas 08 9342 5822


Rotary Club of Byford and Districts
click on flyer to enlarge


Rotary Club of Swan Valley




Rotary Youth Drivers Awareness

Rod Styles at the Rotary Club of Geraldton promoting the program
Pictured here with




Rotary Club of Belmont
DG Ian Hutton, DGE Liz Westoby and AG John Hutchison
meet with the Board


Rotary Clubs of Quairading and Belmont

The two clubs Annual tree planting event recently in Quairading

Rotary Club of Byford and Districts

WHEN fire consumed the ByfordTavern on July 5,
it took the possessions of the Byford & Districts Rotary Club with it.
After eleven years of service to the Byford community,
the Byford & Districts Rotary Club
had already built up a strong sense of history
and meaning for itself.
While the club initially feared that all its possessions had been
lost in the fire, one item that was able to be recovered
was the its brass bell,
The bell that was sent from [US Rotary club] Slippery Rock,
so the bell has a little bit of history attached to it.
“Somebody in Byford, actually wrapped up some gifts for some
people in America, relations of theirs,
and they wrapped it up in a local newspaper stating that
the Rotary club was about to form in Byford.
“They got on to the District Governor here in WA
and found out all about it and then the next thing is we got this bell,
it was donated to us from the Rotary Club of Slippery Rock
because they’d seen our local newspaper
ed...The Rotary Club of Slippery Rock is in D7280 USA
The club meets for lunch on Mondays
Slippery Rock is in the Butler county of Pittsburgh metro area
picture of salvaged bell


Rotary Club of Victoria Park
recently had as its guest speaker inspirational sportsman,
coach and radi journalist Bill Mather-Brown.
Bill gave a comprehensive overview of sport for the disabled
with a particular emphasis on wheelchair sports


Rotary Club of Bentley/Curtin

Last Saturday August 7th Ambassadorial Scholar Claire Litton and friends
gave of their time to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation
A combination of Belly Dancers, circus acts, comedians
and others helped raise a substantial sum of money.
Great night.... Well done Claire and friends
Thanks to Wilf Hendriks Rotary Club of Victoria Park for the photo's


Rotary Club of Attadale
AG Ray McKinnon introduces guest speaker
Chrissy Halton from City of Melville

A Message from Nancy Bray
Tine again to prepare our Shoe Box and reach' out to children in Third World
and War Torn Countries who are suffering, hurting and needing LOVE
Here is an opportunity to bring some light and cheer
into their young lives at Christmas tine.
A few details to be aware of. •
1) A $ 9 donation is also appreciated with the Shoe Box
to assist with overseas Shipping & 'Transporting costs
2)Boxes to be standard A4 size where possible
3)Lids to be wrapped separately from box
4)New Gear only (not expensive)
5)No lollies (melt) or toothpaste (eat) war toys or war clothes
6) Freight Cost instructions on separate Brochure
Thanking you in anticipation
Phyl 9330 1145 Nancy 93301145
Note-- Shoe Box closing date for Rotary Monday 11th October 2010~
A Combined Project with Bicton Uniting Church
Also note that standard size boxes are available on Rotary nights
Family of Rotary


Margaret River High School

As reported last week several clubs from D9455 and D9465
have combined to get together a sea container full of school items
and clothing for East timor
Pictured above are Margaret River Senior High School Cadets working on donated desks
Thanks Emma Campbell for photo's


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
Professor John spoke at the club on DNA profiling


Rotary Club of Crawley

The youngest member of the new Rotary Club of Crawley
Katherine Hazelwood with her father
and Rotarian Richard at the clubs charter night
[inset] Katherine Hazelwood escorts the oldest member
of the Rotary Club of Crawley,
David Goldstone into the club charter night

taken from RDU Magazine


Rotary Club of Southern Districts
ed..I think the club Bulletin editor is having a shot at John S


Rotary Club of Geraldton
Had Rotarian Geoff Clark from the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough
as a guest speaker
Geoff's topic was
"the funny thing about Depression"




Sanne Knudsen [Denmark]

Breno from Brazil




Rotary Club of Corrigin
welcomes Brian Robinson as a
"Friend of Rotary"
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.Contact
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 return trip 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 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
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 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





Several travellers travelling through the countryside
found themselves in the small town of Mercy.
Feeling in need of a drink they went to the Mercy Café.
When they asked for something to drink the waitress
said that they only had tea available
“ and I should tell you that we only have Koala Tea.”
“What do you mean?” the customers asked.
“It’s tea made out of koalas” she replied.
Although some what doubtful, they agreed to have it,
thinking that Mercy seemed an odd town.
When it arrived, they looked into their cups
to see that there were small pieces of koala – fur, ears, etc -
floating in the brew.
“What’s all this?” they asked.
The waitress replied
“The koala tea of Mercy is not strained!”

taken from the Rotary Club of Pinjarra newsletter

Since his wife is eight months into her pregnancy,
the husband decides to sleep on the floor to avoid any
regrettable 'mistake'which might happen,
for he has been desperate for sex for quite awhile now..
Just before lying down on the bed,
she glances at him and sees the poor guy curled up on the floor,
eyes staring widely into the empty air, filled with hopeless desire..
.Feeling sorry for her husband,
she opens the top drawer of the cabinet, takes out a fifty dollar bill,
and gives it to him.
She says..."Awww, honey you're so depressed...
Here, take this and go to the woman next door,
and she will let you sleep with her tonight...
But remember that this happens only once... Ok?...
Don't ever talk about it or ask me to do this again."
The husband rolls his eyes in disbelief,
but afraid that she may change her mind,
he grabs the money and leaves quickly.
A few minutes later, he returns,
hands the bill back to the wife and says with much disappointment,
"She said this isn't enough,she wants sixty dollars..."
The wife's face slowly turns red with anger:
"Damn that so and so..
When she was pregnant and her husband came over here...
I only charged him fifty..."

here is a video that I posted on my other blog
Phils Phun
It is very clever and you might enjoy it

these are the words highlighted in the video
0:06 - 0:19 Play
0:20 - 0:40 Blow
0:41 - 0:48 Brake
0:49 - 1:14 Split
1:15 - 1:28 Running
1:29 - 1:44 Fly
1:45 - 2:07 Fall
2:08 - 2:37 Light
2:38 - 2:45 Space


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