Sunday, September 19, 2010


Multi-District Public Relations Seminar
Sunday 17 October 2010

Mt Lawley Senior High School
in Woodsome Street, Mt Lawley.

Registration is at 8.30 am, with a 9.00 am start,
and the seminar ends at 1.00 pm to make it more accessible
for Rotarians from regional areas.
See you there !


Whenever we get a group of Rotarians talking about public relations,
someone will complain that one of the biggest problems
is the refusal of the media to report on Rotary’s good works.
Certainly that is how it seems from our side of the fence ...
it is often difficult to get our message across.

However, we may be able to do much better if we could
understand how the media operates.
That’s the underlying theme of a special multi-district seminar,
Promotion and Marketing of Rotary,
being held in Perth on Sunday, 17 October.

This seminar, coordinated by the District 9455 and 9465
public relations committees will take a fresh look
at how the media can be used to inform the public –
and prospective new members.
A keynote speaker and people who work in media will make presentations.

The central feature of the seminar will be an interactive workshop
moderated by professional journalists that will demonstrate
to Rotarians how and why the media makes its decisions
on what is and what is not news.

Understanding how the media operates is the key
to getting our news in print or on the air.
Rotary Down Under, our own magazine, will be there too,
and there will be presentations on advertising, merchandise
and promotional aids as well as club public relations success stories.
Don’t be put off by the public relations tag –
it’s just what Rotary calls it.

This seminar is not just for PR officers,
but all Club officers and members who are keen to develop
and enhance the Promotion and Marketing of Rotary.
After all, every Rotarian is responsible for Rotary’s public relations.
Further details on directions,
parking etc will be sent directly to all Clubs.

Please respond to:--
· your District PR Chair 9455 PDG Ian Murray
9465 PP John Feary
· or your Assistant Governor
Please let us know if you will be coming
Multi District PR Seminar 17 October 2010

Government of Western Australia
Department of Health
Media Information
King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road
Subiaco WA
08 9340 2222
19 September, 2010
Donation increases health-giving milk for premature babies
Premature babies at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH)
will soon benefit from an increased supply of donor human milk
following a $35,000 donation to the Hospital’s
Perron Rotary Express Milk Bank.

The Rotary Club of Ascot,
in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Panaji Mid-Town in India,
Rotary International through The Rotary Foundation and BHP Billiton Iron Ore,
have generously donated the funds that will be used to purchase
three important pieces of equipment to significantly improve efficiency
and productivity in the Milk Bank.

Manager of the PREM Bank,
Dr Ben Hartmann said the money will be used to buy a new orbital incubator,
freezer and donor milk tracking software.

“The purchase of the orbital incubator will double the Milk Bank’s capacity
to rapidly and safely thaw donations prior to processing
and the freezer will ease the burden of storage
of large volumes of donor milk,” he said.

“The tracking software program will increase the productivity
of the PREM Bank and allow us to transfer our current paper-based donor
records to a much more efficient computer database”.

Past president and current member of the Rotary Club of Ascot,
Mike Bermann said the club was moved to help fundraise
after hearing of the important work being done at the Milk Bank.

“We were extremely impressed by the PREM Bank
and the vital role it is playing in the treatment
of WA’s smallest and sickest babies,” he said.
“We really wanted to help out in any way we could
and so were delighted to have the opportunity
to join with the Rotary Club of Panaji Mid-Town in India
and BHP Billiton Iron Ore to raise these funds for equipment
that will help see the Milk Bank continue to grow.”

BHP Billiton Iron Ore President,
Mr Ian Ashby explained that the Rotary Club of Ascot
had applied under the company’s
Community Development Grant scheme.

“Our Community Development Grant scheme is an effective way
for programs like this to seek funding.
The donation to KEMH is one example of BHP Billiton Iron Ore
working with the community to fund initiatives that are of great need
and can make a big difference,” he said.

Photo opportunity at KEMH, Thursday at 11.00am:
Twin premature babies from the Neonatal Unit who receive donor milk.
Rotary club member Mike Bermann presents donation to Dr Ben Hartmann.

from the Rotary Club of Ascot Newsletter

Rotary Club of Belmont


Rotary Club of Cockburn

Noelene and Ray Barrett

Last weekend Cockburn Rotarian Ray Barrett and his wife Noelene
a keen supporter of The Prostate Cancer Foundation,
Held a sausage sizzle in their front yard.
The response they received from the local community was overwhelming,
with donations of prizes for raffles from many of the business's in the area.
By Midday their Spearwood front yard looked like a fair ground
with parking in the street almost impossible.
The hard work they put in paid off and at the days end
they had raised $4688.90 for The Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Cockburn Rotary also donated $500
and many members found the day a great opportunity for fellowship.
A fantastic effort by a fantastic couple.

thanks to President Larry Wale


Rotary Club of Corrigin
It's Barry and Larry

Clubs display at agricultural Show

from the Rotary Club of Corrigin newsletter

Rotary Club of Melville

President Maurice Nathan of Melville Rotary Club (left)
awarding 20th Birthday certificate to Probus President Ray Strahan.
Probus Club of Booragoon's 20th Birthday was celebrated
on Wednesday 15th September with President Ray Strahan
receiving a congratulatory certificate from Maurice Nathan,
President of Melville Rotary Club.
Melville Rotary Club sponsored this Probus club 20 years ago
and 16 Foundation members also received recognition.

Probus is a Community service project of Rotary
and is often called a Rotary club for retirees who meet regularly
for interesting guest speakers, social interaction
and the opportunity to meet with like minded retirees.

thanks to Winston Marsh


Rotary Club of Geraldton

Youth Exchange Student Anna Morton is in Germany
and sent the club a picture taken at a local club she visited

Not too sure about this picture in the clubs newsletter
but suspect it maybe the subject of a fine

from the Rotary Club of Geraldton newsletter


Rotary Clubs of Kenwick and Southern Districts

Rotary Club of Kenwick President Sam Youseff
at the joint meeting

from the Rotary Club of Southern Districts newsletter


Rotary Club of Hannans
Former Rotarian Geraldine Ennis has joined the Rotary Club of Hannans
Pictured here presenting President Lorraine Horsley with an Esperance banner

from the Rotary Club of Hannans newsletter


Rotary Club of Bunbury

from the Rotary Club of Bunbury newsletter


Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
from the Rotary Club of Batavia Coast website

Rotary Club of Moora
President ................... Bill Lullfitz
Secretary ..................Peter Van Ende
23 Members
2 Honorary Rotarians
2 Friends of Rotary
On October 23rd will hold it Annual Auction
at the Arts Centre and seat 150 people in for dinner and auction
Held at Sausage Sizzle on September 17th
Organises breakfast for Australia Day and ANZAC Day
Has an open night every year in late February or early March
for all newcomers to the town so they can meet the locals
Has joint meetings with the local Lions Club
and the Rotary Club of Wongan Hills at least twice a year
Rotary Club of Corrigin
having a Progressive dinner on October 12th
Rotary Club of Hannans
GWN Belzano Barrow Race
Saturday October24th
Rotary Club of Bunbury
Ladies Morning Tea
Wednesday September 22nd
at Mangrove Cafe 10.00am
Rotary Club of Boulder
Social cricket Match
October 8th or 9th
Rotary Club of Boulder
Guest Speaker September 21st
Cobber Rogers
talking about his Ted Whitten experience
All members invited to wear a sporting clubs colours
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 accommodation
to 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 September 22nd
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 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 Candlelighton 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 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 71 already paid up for the September market
Rotary Club of Applecross
to support both Shelterboxes and Aquaboxes
Rotary Club of Fremantle Port
will have a joint meeting with
the Rotary Club of Mosman Park
on September 20th
New members Betty Shepherd and Rhonda Williams
will be inducted on this night
Rotary Club of East Perth
Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings
on September 25th



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]
Rotary Club of Albany East [1968]
October 18th
Rotary Club of Broome [2000]
October 24th
Rotary Club of Wagin [1958]
October 28th
Rotary Club of Morley [1964]
October 30th
Rotary Club of Boulder [1961]


October 24th-29th..............International Fellowship of Cricketing RotariansFestival@ Lillac Hill
October 24th............Saturday...Rotary Club of Hannans Belzano Race
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 24th-February 4th.........D9455 RYLA Seminar
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

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Quote of the week

from the Rotary Club of Pinjarra newsletter

A mechanic who worked out of his home had a dog named Mace.
Mace had a bad habit of eating all the grass on the mechanic's lawn,
so the mechanic had to keep Mace inside.
The grass eventually became overgrown.
One day the mechanic was working on a car in the backyard
and dropped his wrench, losing it in the tall grass.
He couldn't find it for the life of him,
so he decided to call it a day.
That night, Mace escaped from the house
and ate all the grass in the backyard.
The next morning the mechanic went outside
and saw his wrench glinting in the sunlight.
Realizing what had happened he looked toward the heavens and proclaimed,
"A grazing Mace, how sweet the hound, that saved a wrench for me!"


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