Sunday, October 17, 2010


October is Vocational Services Month


The Rotary Club of Ascot
recently celebrated "Mr Rotary"
PDG Norm Bells 50 years in Rotary
Norm Bell was District Governor in 1970/1971

pictured here with other Charter Members of Ascot
Glen Courtland and Duggan Anderson

thanks to Janet Holding and Peter Richardson

R otarians have planted trees in the name of fellowship, friendship,
and community service since the early 20th century.
These trees, which can be found worldwide,
have grown into enduring monuments of Rotary’s ideals.
As president emeritus, Harris traveled extensively during the 1920s and 1930s,
often accompanied by his wife Jean.
During these trips, the nature-loving Harris planted trees
to symbolize goodwill and friendship.
In the fall of 1932, Harris embarked on a five-week tour
of European Rotary clubs and planted trees along the way.
“Wednesday forenoon I planted my first tree of friendship in European soil.
It seemed to me especially appropriate that it took place in Germany—
in its metropolis—Berlin.
The planting occurred in a sports platz formerly devoted to war purposes,
and a large number including Rotarians, city officials
, and others were in attendance.”
Harris also planted trees in Tallinn, Estonia,
and Göteborg, Sweden, during this trip.
Planting trees soon became a hallmark of his travels,
including in Australia, Brazil, Estonia, Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand.
In My Road to Rotary Harris recalled:
“With the cooperation of Rotarians and local governments,
I have planted friendship trees in the parks
and playgrounds on five continents of the world
and even on some of the major islands of the seas.
Our trees stood as symbols of international understanding and good-will.”
Other RI presidents also observed the tradition.
In 1931-32, then-RI president Sydney W. Pascall planted trees
at the sites of Rotary clubs he visited,
reportedly at Paul Harris’s suggestion.
Not all of the trees were planted outside the United States.
The Harrises often entertained visiting Rotarians and dignitaries in their home,
Comely Bank, and planted trees with their guests to mark the occasion.
They called the garden their Friendship Garden.
Today, Rotarians continue to plant trees to symbolize
enduring friendships and fellowship
, to beautify parks and communities,
and to contribute to a greener world.

Rotary Club of Palm Beach


Rotary Club of Manjimup


Rotary Club of Cunderdin


Rotary Club of Bunbury


Rotary Club's of Bunbury

click image to enlarge

Rotary Club of Crawley


Rotary Club of Mill Point


Rotary Club of Manjimup


Rotary Club of Hannans


Rotary Club of Byford and Districts

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne Raffle Draw 2010 from Kerotv on Vimeo.

thanks Kerry O'Shea.. Rotary Club ofCanning Bridge


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


click above images to enlarge

further information can be obtained from
Western Region coordinator Phil Cordery

taken from Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank website

Rotary Club of Geraldton

from the Rotary Club of Geraldton newsletter

Rotary Club of Southern Districts
from the Rotary Club of Southern Districts newsletter

WA contact PDG Brian Guest


Rotary Club of Corrigin

Progressive dinner report. - Glynis:
Arrival at Barry and Vida Clapps home for our main meal.
Already there, were a few Members, Partners, Friends of Rotary,
Honorary Members and Guests there with others following us in.
Great fellowship, nice meal of various casseroles, rice and garlic bread.
Approx; 8pm we moved on to Jackie and Larry Jones home
for sweets consisting of Fruit Salad, Cream, Ice cream, Pavlova roll (yum yum)
some slices and a White Chocolate and berry Cheesecake (yum yum).
At 8.45pm all moved on to Brian and Glynis home,
where in the upholstery shed the tables were spread
with white cloths and variety of cheeses, chocolates,
after dinner mints and crackers.
Plus coffee, tea and port were on offer.
Everyone there were happy and continued to enjoy the fellowship
until it was time for departure.

Fencing Oval project:
Fencing project is underway.
Volunteers needed Saturday morning for a couple of hours from 8am.
photos of Ron Williams Cara and Unknown volunteer person
busy mixing cement for poles.

from the Rotary Club of Corrigin newsletter


Rotary Club of Palm Beach
Ambassadorial Scholar Claire Litton
was guest speaker at the October13th meeting

pictured with President John Simmmons and Rotarian John Rana


Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
Awards were presented to Robyn Taylor and her Daughter
for the Pet Therapy project

from the Rotary Club of Batavia Coast website


Rotary Club of Manjimup

busy bee last Sunday at the Moonya project

from the Rotary Club of Manjimup newsletter

On Wednesday 6th October
The Rotary Club of Cockburn and The Rotary Club of Rossmoyne
Joined forces and had a combined dinner
for The District governor's official visit.
Held at The Riverton/Rossmoyne Bowling Club
both clubs enjoyed a fabulous buffet dinner
followed by thought provoking speech by Dr Marilyn Barton.
Rossmoyne President Maxine Harrison hosted the evening
and invited the DG to address the members of both clubs
and the Cockburn President Larry Wale called for questions
from the members and asked for a show of thanks.
The evening was a great success with both clubs
showing once again what great fellowship
can be had when you get a room full of Rotarians together.
Rotary Club of Hannans
GWN Belzano Barrow Race
Saturday October24th
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
to hold an "Up Close and Clasical"concert on Friday October 15th
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 Candlelight on December 12th
Rotary Model United Nations Assembly
Thursday November 11th

Rotary Clubs of Fremantle and Attadale
Golf Day March 2011
Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Bassendean Markets
Next Market October 31st
Rotary Club of Victoria Park
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "Walk to Cure"
Sunday October 17th
Club to assist with BBQ and Sausage Sizzle
Rotary Clubs of Corrigin and Quairading
Joint meeting
Monday November 1st
Annual Melbourne Cup fun night
at Wamenusking Tennis Club

Rotary Club of Boulder
excerpt from the Rotary Club of Boulder newsletter
Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Victoria Welsh Choir fundraiser
November 14th
Rotary Club of Ascot
International Night Dinner
October 23rd


Rotary Club of Bunbury

Wednesday 20th October - Joint Meeting at Eaton Scout Hall for Bike Trek
for Children's Leukaemia.
Come and enjoy good fellowship and participate in the auction
and other fund raising efforts

Thursday 28th October - Critical Horizons Address & Networking Meeting.

Rotary Club of Applecross
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Friday November 20th


October 17th
Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough [1986]
Rotary Club of Albany East [1968]
October 18th
Rotary Club of Broome [2000]
October 21st
Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
October 24th
Rotary Club of Wagin [1958]
October 28th
Rotary Club of Morley [1964]
October 30th
Rotary Club of Boulder [1961]
November 2nd
Rotary Club of Nedlands [1959]
November 4th
Rotary Club of Esperance Bay [1978]

November 9th
Rotary Club of Heirisson [1990]
November 24th
Rotary Club of Como [1982]

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
October 31st.........Sunday.....Rotary Club of Cockburn Spring Fair Manning Park
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
April 8th.........Friday.... Rotary Club of Crawley .. A Night to Remember

D9455 Lillian Flynn
D9465 Vin Nairn

or you can deliver used stamps to
All signs rear 1026 Albany Highway East Victoria Park


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"


There was a Scottish painter named Smokey MacGregor
who wasvery interested in making a penny where he could,
so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further.
As it happened, he got away with this for some time,
but eventually the Baptist Church decided to do a big restoration job
on the outside of one of their biggest buildings.
Smokey put in a bid, and, because his price was so low,
he got the job.
So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks,
and buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say,
thinning it down with water...
Well, Smokey was up on the scaffolding, painting away,
the job nearly completed,
when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder,
the sky opened, and the rain poured down washing the
thinned paint from all over the church
and knocking Smokey clear off the scaffold to land
on the lawn among the gravestones,
surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.
Smokey was no fool.
He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty,
so he got down on his knees and cried:
"Oh, God, Oh God, forgive me; what should I do?"
And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke..
"Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!"

from the Rotary Club of Bunbury newsletter


A game warden noticed how a particular fellow named Sam
consistently caught more fish than anyone else,
whereas the other guys would only catch three or four a day.
Sam would come in off the lake with a boat full.
Stringer after stringer was always packed with freshly caught trout.
The warden, curious, asked Sam his secret.
The successful fisherman invited the game warden to accompany him and observe.
So the next morning the two met at the dock and took off in Sam's boat.
When they got to the middle of the lake,
Sam stopped the boat, and the warden sat back to see how it was done.
Sam's approach was simple.
He took out a stick of dynamite, lit it, and threw it in the air.
The explosion rocked the lake with such a force
that dead fish immediately began to surface.
Sam took out a net and started scooping them up.
Well, you can imagine the reaction of the game warden.
When he recovered from the shock of it all, he began yelling at Sam.
"You can't do this! I'll put you in jail, buddy!
You will be paying every fine there is in the book!"
Sam, meanwhile, set his net down and took out another stick of dynamite.
He lit it and tossed it in the lap of the game warden with these words
, "Are you going to sit there all day complaining,
or are you going to fish?"


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