Sunday, October 24, 2010


October 24th 2010

Archbishop Desmond Tutu


Rotary Club of Geraldton
awarded two recipients at their recent 60th Birthday party
Past President Neil Hirt for service to the club

Susan Shaw former Rotarian and Principal of Geraldton Grammar School and
long time supporter of the Clubs Youth Exchange program

from the Rotary Club of Geraldton newsletter


New member Jenny Gill being inducted into the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
by President Simone Carot Collins

from the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay newsletter

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Club Promotional Flyers

The Rotary Clubs of Hillarys and Wanneroo
are hosting a Dolphin Rotatathon
which will keep the Rotary Dolphin Wishing Well
dolphins turning for 24 hours over the Telethon weekend.
All proceeds of the event will go to the Telethon appeal.
Gold coins are desperately needed.
If anyone can help with this worthy cause,
please phone Greg Hopson on 0420 214 587.

Kind Regards
Greg Fitch
Rotary Club of Hillarys










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, to:
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:


Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan




D9465 Outbound to D5870 TEXAS USA
For two weeks in 2011
Up to six couples [or equivalent singles]
will compromise the team.
Paying for their travel but living with Texan Rotarians
during the two week exchange
Interested in participating??

All outbound team members must be physically capable of two weeks
of intensive touring and travel while always representing
your Rotary Club, District 9465 and Rotary International
Team members must be comfortable and considerate
in sharing a fellow Rotarian’s home and hospitality
and hosting a reciprocal return from D5870

To express your interest or further information contact
PDG Phil Cordery
9 Spelhurst Terrace
Thornlie 6108
0419 047 075


Rotary Club of Port Hedland
needs your help
The Rotary Club of Port Hedland
are celebrating our 40th birthday
on 20th November 2010
and we need your help.
Please ask your club associates if they know
of any past members or people who have
previously been affiliated with our club.
If so, could they please contact either
Brad Anderson
or Donna Lewis
with the information.
If you have a phone number
or email address for the person, even better!
You might have even been a past member of
our club yourself ‐
if so, don't forget to let us
know that too!
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Karen Enright
Rotary Club of Port Hedland
Rotary Club of Subiaco

Thanks for the Tree Planting...
At the weekend of October 16th,
Rotarians visited Tambellup for the last time to see how 20 years of tree planting
had changed the landscape for the better,
and to wish the local 'crew' all the best for the future.
During the visit, the Club was presented
with a Thank You letter from the Gillamii Centre

from the Rotary Club of Subiaco website


Rotary Club of Ascot
this week in Ascot Rotary
Our guest Speaker this week was Sue Alexander,
who has just returned from her second trip
to TimorL 'Este at the Bakhita Community Centre & Clinic.
The Community Centre and Clinic have been built
with financial aid, support & local training by various organizations
including the Rotary Clubs of Darwin and Applecross.
Applecross specifically funded outfitting of the Dental Clinic
and still maintains the Generator
and support of visiting dentists periodically,
and has also helped with purchase of vehicles.
Bakhita is now largely supported by a charity in Darwin
called Sunrise East Timor who run an opshop
to generate money and receive donations of goods
to send in containers to East Timor with the distribution
of these goods undertaken by the Bakhita Centre.

from the Rotary Club of Ascot newsletter


Jack Nickalaus


Rotary Club of Wanneroo
DG Ian and Jan Hutton on their official visit to the Rotary Club of Wanneroo

from D9455 District newsletter


Rotary Club of WestPerth

from the Rotary Club of West Perth newsletter


Rotary Club of Applecross


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
DG Ian Hutton on his official visit to the club is pictured with
From left to right are:
Rob Rohrlach (Vocational Service Director),
Ali Warne & Chris Masure (Award recipients)
and President Simone Carot Collins

from the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay newsletter

Rotary Club of Pinjarra

Guest Speaker:
Dr Peter Dallas was introduced by David Nabbs and John Smith.
He has been doing research into the molecular biology
of primitive neuroectodermal tumours of the Central Nervous System in children,
at the Telethon Institute of Child Health Research (ICHR), since 1999.
The Director, Fiona Stanley, is passionate for child health issues,
also including asthma and allergies.
The Leukaemia and Cancer research unit is headed by Prof Ursula Kees
with team leaders Peter, Dr Alex Beesley and Dr Nick Gottardo.
The age group they work with is 14 y.o.
and under. 12% of childhood mortality is due to cancer, mainly leukaemia (32%)
and brain tumours (13%).
The molecular biology of cancers in children is very different to that of adults.
The survival rate, 5 years post-diagnosis, is 85% for leukaemia (following treatment)
but 50 to 80% for Medulloblastoma (MB),
the most common form of brain tumour.
Complications abound following the treatment of MB.
The challenge for treatment is to eliminate the cancer stem cells –
many of the cells in the tumour will not produce more cancers,
but a handful do of cancer stem cells do,
and targeting these presents the challenge.
Peter invited club members to visit ICHR (near Subiaco oval)
and see what they do
. Just contact Peter at

PP Don thanked Peter and, on behalf of our club,
President Hedley presented Peter with a cheque for $1000 for ICHR work.

from the Rotary Club of Pinjarra newsletter


Rotary Club of Corrigin
enjoying some fellowship

from the Rotary Club of Corrigin newsletter


Rotary Club of Geraldton
Some more pictures from their 60th birthday party


Dr Jane Goddall


some members of the Kent Street High School Interactors
attended a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Victoria Park


Rotary Club of Victoria Park

busy at work at last weekends Sausage Sizzle

from the Rotary Club of Victoria Park newsletter

Rotary Club of Southern Districts

from the Rotary Club of Southern Districts newsletter

Youth Exchange Students enjoying recent School holidays

from the Rotary Club of Corrigin newsletter


from the Rotary Club of Hannans newsletter


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 Clubs of Corrigin and Quairading
Joint meetingMonday November 1st
Annual Melbourne Cup fun night
at Wamenusking Tennis Club
Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Victoria Welsh Choir fundraiser
November 14th
Rotary Club of Bunbury
Thursday 28th October -
Critical Horizons Address & Networking Meeting
Rotary Club of Applecross
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Friday November 20th

Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
from Clubs website


Rotary Club of Boulder

from the Rotary Club of Boulder newsletter





October 21st
Rotary Club of Batavia Coast [1969]
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 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 20th..........Saturday............Rotary Club of Port Hedland 40th Birthday
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


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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"

Take a couple of minutes out of your busy life and watch this


The Brick - Anonymous
Variations of this story have been around a long time.
As a young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street,
going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar,
a brick smashed into the Jag's side door.
The angry driver slammed on the brakes and backed
the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.
He jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid
and pushed him up against a parked car shouting,
"What was that all about and who are you?
Just what the heck are you doing?
That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money.
Why did you do it?"
The young boy was apologetic.
"Please, mister ... please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do.
I threw the brick because no one else would stop..."
With tears dripping down his face and off his chin,
the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car.
"It's my brother,' he said.
"He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive,
"Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair?
He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat.
He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair,
then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts.
A quick look told him everything was going to be okay.
"Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger.
Too shook up for words,
the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother
down the sidewalk toward their home.
Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention.


A couple of blondes are on a large cruise ship
. “It’s awfully quiet on deck tonight,” the first blonde says.
“Everyone must be watching the band,” the second blonde replies.
“There isn’t a band playing tonight,” the first blonde says.
“Yes there is,” the second blonde says.
“I just heard someone shout, ‘A band on ship!’”


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