Sunday, September 5, 2010


September is "New Generations Month"



Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar
World President 2005/2006

September 2010
Youth programs help enhance Rotary’s public image

Rotary has many youth programs.
The programs for younger participants, such as Interact and Rotary Youth Exchange,
are not funded by The Rotary Foundation,
but they all give Rotary a very positive public image,
which The Rotary Foundation benefits from.
They are also very important to The Rotary Foundation,
as the participants get their first contact with Rotary,
which can lead to future membership in a Rotary club and,
hopefully, becoming a contributor to The Rotary Foundation.
The programs for older participants,
such as Ambassadorial Scholarships, Group Study Exchange,
and Rotary Peace Fellowships, are funded by The Rotary Foundation
. Of special interest to me is the Rotary Centers for International Studies
in peace and conflict resolution –
a program that one day might become the jewel in the Rotary programs crown.
We have a fundraising effort running for this program –
the USD95 million campaign –
which must not be forgotten in our ambition
to increase contributions to the Annual Programs Fund and Permanent Fund
and to meet Rotary’s USD200 Million Challenge.
All our youth programs are peace programs.
In particular, our Youth Exchange participants act as ambassadors of peace
when going to a totally new environment.
We ask a lot from them, and we can be very proud of them.
All our students – younger or somewhat older, at home or abroad –
participate in local projects,
thus Building Communities – Bridging Continents
through Service Above Self.
Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar Foundation Trustee Chair



Rotary Club of Kenwick
DG Marilyn Barton, President Sam Youseff
welcome Mo Tabbalo and John Kenny

thanks Joe B

PP Robin Arndt inducted Robyn Penny
wife of President Mike and
became the first husband and wife in the clubs history

from the Rotary Club of East Perth website

Rotary Club of West Perth
Outbound student Amy Woods in Zermatt
with the Matterhorn in the background

from the Rotary Club of West Perth website

World President Ray Klinginsmith

President Maurice Nathan of the Rotary Club of Melville
welcomes Western Australian Rotarians along with past, present
and future officers of Rotary International to its meeting on
Thursday 2nd December 2010 to be held in the South of Perth Yacht Club.
The Rotary Club meeting address has been
a highlight of every Rotary Institute
The purpose of the Address is to provide a venue for Institute participants
and Rotarians in the area to enjoy fellowship
and listen to an International speaker in the relaxed,
friendly environment of a Rotary Club meeting
prior to the start of the Zone institute .
The Address has always attracted a very high profile
speaker from either The Rotary Foundation or Rotary International.
This year, 2010, is no exception,
as Rotary International President (RIP) Ray Klinginsmith
will be the keynote speaker for the Pre Institute Rotary meeting
Address on Thursday , 2nd December 2010.
Ray Klinginsmith, an attorney, served as general counsel,
professor of business administration,
and dean of administration for Truman State University
(formerly Northeast Missouri State University) for more than 20 years.
The President of the Chariton Valley Association for
Handicapped Citizens since its inception in 1982,
Ray received the 1988 Parent/Caretaker Award from the
Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities.
Ray is an alumnus of The Rotary Foundation's Ambassadorial Scholarships program,
which took him to South Africa in 1961.
He has served as RI Director, RI Board Executive Committee Chair,
Foundation Trustee and Vice Chair, Future Vision Committee Member,
Council on Legislation Chair, and 2008 Los Angeles Convention Committee Chair.
A Major Donor, he is a recipient of the Foundation's Distinguished Service Award.
Ray and his wife, Judie, live in
Kirksville, USA.
Ray Klinginsmith
RI Presi2010 - 2011
All Rotarians and their partners / guests are invited to attend
The 2010 Rotary Zone 8 Pre Institute Rotary meeting
hosted by the Rotary Club of Melville to meet
and hear Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith and his wife Judie,,
at the South of Perth yacht Club Coffee Point Applecross
5.00pm on Thursday , 2nd December 2010

Please RSVP, with cheques, no later than 30th October 2010,
PDG David Barton, PO Box 1099, Canning Bridge Applecross
WA 6153
Rotary Club of Melville
Zone 8 Pre Institute Meeting
Please reserve ____ places in the
names of:

Rotary Club of : ____________________

Cheque attached for $_________________ ($35.00 per person)
(Cheques to be made
payable to “Rotary Club of Melville”)
Special Dietary Requirements:
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Rotary Club of Gnowangerup
President...............Richard Garnett
President elect.......Ross Richardson
Club chartered October 8th 1970
Meets Tuesday evenings 6 .30pm for 7.00pm
Has 14 members, no Honoary Rotarians but 7 Friends of Rotary
and 3 potential members
The club is involved with the Gnowangerup Christmas Street Fair
and Christmas stocking Raffle.
The new 1600 metre airstrip will open in Mid October
and the club will be on hand to help out.
Had a social gathering with the Rotary Clubs of Mount Barker
and Albany Port recently at Gilberts Winery


Fellow Rotarians,
The Attadale Club has elected to support
the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Western Australia (MSWA)
as its major project this year through the sponsorship
of a 12 hour “Swim for MS” event which will be held at
the Melville Aquatic Centre in Booragoon on Sunday 19th September from 8am to 8pm.
The event details can be viewed on the
Those who don’t know much about MS can find out from the above website
about this terrible disease and its effects on young people particularly.
The Rotary Club of Attadale is seeking your club’s support for MS sufferers
throughout Western Australia through our project in one of three ways.
Firstly and most importantly, you can identify someone in your club
or associated with a member (s) of your club who would be willing
and able to register a team for the event.
They would then find up to 12 other people who would
form a team under that person’s captaincy.
All would register on line and then add photos,
messages etc to encourage other people to support them in the event.
There is a registration fee of $30 per registrant which goes to MS but in return,
each swimmer receives food and drinks after their swim
and a participant’s pack which includes an event ‘t’ shirt, a swimming cap
and a number of other benefit items.
The communication possibilities are numerous and are explained on the website.
Your club and its members can support the team by donating on line.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible and the donor
will be automatically issued with an emailed receipt by MSWA.
It is a particularly easy and user-friendly system.
You can even provide your team member with a message of support
and your donation will be displayed if you are happy to be acknowledged publicly.
All contributions, no matter how small or large, will assist greatly.
Some donation options are shown on the website
but there are facilities to donate any amount.
Secondly, if you cannot form a team you can help by going on line
and donating to a person or a team which is registered.
The Rotary Club of Attadale’s “Yvonne’s Angels” would love to have your support
Both your club and individual members can donate in this way.
Finally, you can share details of this event (via the link above)
with people in your personal communities
(sporting clubs, churches, social groups, work environments, family and friends).
The RCA looks forward to your support.

Rod Rate
10/12 Doepel St North Fremantle
WA 6159


Rotary Clubs of Hillarys and Wanneroo

the Mayor Troy Pickard cuts the ribbon

the first donation

some of the crowd at the official opening

The mayor Troy Pickard, Robin Russell and Hon Rob Johnson MLA

from the Rotary Dolphins project Facebook page


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

Last week's meeting had a strong focus on the Ambassadorial Scholarships
funded by the Rotary Foundation.
The outbound scholar for our district, Lisa Guppy,
will shortly be heading to University College London
to spend a year of her PhD studying hospital disaster relief measures
that can be applied to addressing the issue of water poverty.
She explained that there is a lot more involved than simply digging wells or laying pipes,
as many well-meaning NGOs go in and do –
the water must also be tested and c o l l e c t i o n methods
considered to avoid contamination with poisons such as arsenic.
Word has come in that her visa has finally be approved, so shewill be heading off to District
1140 this week.
We also met our applicant for the next round of scholarships,
Justin Hewett.
Justin is a law student
and he hopes to spend a year studying a Masters in Beijing
We wish him all the best for his interview on September 11th.
We also received news from an inbound Ambassadorial Scholar,
Melpo Economou, who is still here in Perth.
She brought us the Burundi Peace Choir project when shewas working at ASETTS.
She is now working at Curtin Volunteers.
Collecting Toys for the Cambodia Care project
from the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay newsletter


Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
DG Ian Hutton and Jan with President Tom Thuijs and Linda
at the official visit

from the Rotary Club of Batavia Coast website

Rotary Club of Victoria Park
Acting President Stan Bessen accepts a theme banner from DG Marilyn Barton
during her visit to the club

from the Rotary Club of Victoria Park newsletter


Rotary Club of Applecross
according to the club newsletter Lorri Brazier loves squid


Rotary Club of Manjimup

Hon Terry Redman MLA pictured with John Peos and Richard Doust

from the Rotary Club of Manjimup newsletter

PO Box 338, Manjimup, WA, 6258
President: . Phil Gravett
m 0427 472 421 ....
Secretary: ... Don Faulks
h 9771 1446 ....

Re: Books to Papua and New Guinea
Clubs in our former district 9460 sent six shipping containers
full of books to Africa in recent years –
a fantastic international project.
Rotarians in Manjimup are now supporting a similar project
to a village in Papua and New Guinea
and will appreciate whatever help you can give.
Our project is in partnership with local Adventists
and will run for three months.
The container has been acquired
and is located in Perth and we are asking interested Rotarians
to assist in three ways:
To provide surplus books that are in good condition.
Books should suit children and suit adult reading
(semi literate but keen to learn);
technical books have very limited application;
To sound out local primary school principals about surplus books;
To provide a Club contact to coordinate member’s efforts;
Delivery of books to the “sorting and packing” venue
will be appreciated but arrangements to pick-up can also be made.
Contacts and addresses will be supplied by me to your Club coordinator
if your Club is willing to help.
My contact details for reply and ongoing liaison are:
Alan Lush (preferred)
h 9771 1733
A shipping container will take 1000 cartons of books
(equiv. to wine carton in size); a lot of books.
The certified container has been purchased outright
and will also be donated to the village for other storage purposes.
Freight costs are substantial and local members
and busily making and selling apple juice to fund the project.
Our challenge is to meet the project’s “sunset clause” of three months
to ensure it does not drag on.
Thank you for considering this project.
Alan Lush
Books to PNG Project
18 August 2010 "


Rotary Club of Mill Point

Rotary Club of Subiaco
from the Rotary Club of Subiaco website


Rotary Club of Cannington


click image to enlarge

from the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay website


Rotary Club of Kenwick

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Rotary Club of Bunbury

from the Rotary Club of Bunbury newsletter

Australian Rotary Festival of Cricket
at Lilac Hill 24-29 October.
We have some overseas cricketers
as well as Australian cricket lovers coming to play.
Assistance from Rotary clubs will be eagerly sought—
players and workers.
Any successful cricket carnival requires willing hands
to provide food and drink and convivi-ality!
You don‘t need to be a cricket tragic to be in-volved.
Contact David Horsley at PO Box 1124 Northam
or ‘ph 9574 0412 or 0408 934 585
or email


Rotary Down Under

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

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.
ContactThomas Popp
Secretary RC Narrogin 9884 5240
Rotary Club of Bunbury
Ross Smith from the Rotary Club of Plymouth NZ
presented President John with a banner from his Club
and was presented with our banner to take back with him to his Club.
Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
The Rotary Club of Batavia Coast 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 accommodationto
see the arena enactment of Ben Hur with chariot races etc
a show not to be missed.

Rotary Clubs of Bridgetown and Manjimup
hoping to hold an "Up Close and Clasical" concert
on Friday October 15th
Rotary Club of Pinjarra
is planning a Vocational trip to Parliament House
Rotary Club of Belmont
set to make a substantial donation to the Pakistan Flood relief via Shelterbox

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 Bentley Curtin
in conjunction with the Town of Victoria Park
will have a Chocolate Wheel at the Street Parade on November 28th
Rotary Club of Harvey
Carols by Candlelight
on December12th
Rotary Model United Nations Assembly
Thursday November 11th

Rotary Club of Southern Districts
Bali Water tanks to continue from previous involvement
with Thornlie, Armadale Neerigen Brook and Mandurah clubs.
The old Maddington club’s involvement with Cleft Palates
$1500 put aside for shelter boxes
and there will be follow up on the new Aquaboxes.
Zambia items of clothing are sent across every three months.

Rotary Club of Attadale
Sausage Sizzles at Bunnings on
September 11th and 12th
and October 2nd and 3rd
Rotary Clubs of Fremantle and Attadale
Golf Day March 2011
Rotary Club of Swan Valley
First Bassendean Markets great success with 77 stall holders
and 54 already paid up for the September market
Rotary Club of Applecross
to support both Shelterboxes and Aquaboxes
Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
Wildflower tour set for September 11th



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]
October 1st
Rotary Club of Ballajura/Malaga [2007]
October 2nd
Rotary Club of Geraldton [1950]
October 8th
Rotary Club of Gnowangerup [1950]
October 17th
Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough [1986]
October 18th
Rotary Club of Broome [2000]


September 18th........Saturday.........Rotary Club of Narrogin Golf Classic
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
October 30th ..... Saturday ........Kent Street Interactors Sausage Sizzle
November 11th.........Thursday............Rotary Club of Harvey [MUNA]
November 29th...........Monday.......Annual Dr Ken Collins address @ Gloucester Park
December 2nd.....Thursday...Rotary Club of Melville per Institute meeting
December 3rd -5th.....................Rotary Institute [Perth]
December 12th......Sunday....Rotary Club of Harvey Carols by Candlelight
January 31st - February 6th ......D9465 RYLA Seminar
March .........Rotary Clubs of Fremantle and Attadale Golf Day
March 25-27th......Districts 9455 and 9465 Conference @Burswood


All items appearing in Rotary out West are considered to be in the public domain.
Should you own copyright to any of these items or require recognition,
or have your copyright item removed please contact

Phil at


Quote of the Week


on the lighter side
Go on try... Smile ...[you can do it]

A Professor walked into a bar and said,
“Bring me a martinus.”
The bartender smiled and said,
“You mean martini?”
“If I want more than one”, snapped the Professor,
“I’ll order them.”
A businesswoman is sitting at a bar.
A man ap-proaches her.
“Hi, honey,” he says.
“Want a little company?”
“Why?” asks the woman.
“Do you have one to sell?”

from the Rotary Club of Victoria Park newsletter



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