Sunday, October 31, 2010

November is Foundation Month

R otarians walked, ran, and sold everything from hot dogs to flower bulbs
to celebrate World Polio Day, 24 October,
in support of the global effort to eradicate the disease.
Led by RI President Ray Klinginsmith,
an estimated 3,000 Rotarians and supporters walked along
San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront on World Polio Day.
The walk culminated in the illumination of the Ferry Building
with the words "End Polio Now."
In the Netherlands, Rotary clubs launched a national polio eradication
fundraising and awareness campaign,
with the goal of netting US$2.5 million for PolioPlus.
Rotarians in District 7230 (Bermuda; part of New York, USA)
sponsored World Polio Week in Bermuda with Purple Pinkie Day fundraisers
and a dinner in recognition of Past District Governor Walter Maddocks,
the first director of the PolioPlus fundraising campaign.
In Kentucky, USA, Rotary clubs partnered with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games,
held from 25 September to 10 October,
in support of Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge
and The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund .
Through an agreement with the concession company for the games,
a volunteer force of more than 2,000 Rotarians, family members,
and friends sold food and refreshments,
with a percentage of the profits going to the two causes.
Equestrian athletes from 58 countries participated in the event,
which drew more than 500,000 people.
“We were very busy the entire time, but it wasn’t a burden,” says Sara Callaway,
a member of the Rotary Club of Frankfort.
“I like to do volunteer work for things I believe in.”
An estimated 460 Rotarians and friends ran and walked
the Eurasia Marathon in Istanbul on 17 October, raising about US $8,000.
The race course included the Bosporus Bridge, which connects Europe and Asia.
On 11 November, Hong Kong Rotarians will hold their annual 10K race
for elite and recreational runners and a 3K race for children.
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has partnered
with the Eden Project in England and the International Flower Bulb Centre
in the Netherlands to sell and plant 4.6 million crocus bulbs
across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The effort is part of RIBI’s Thanks for Life project, which raises funds for polio eradication and awareness about the disease.
“The color purple is a vibrant [element], as purple dye is used to mark children’s fingers
after immunization against polio,” says Alan Wilding,
president of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.
“The bulbs we plant in October will flower in time to mark
Rotary’s birthday on 23 February,”
which will also coincide with End Polio Now
lightings and events around the world.


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The Rotary Club of Mindarie has been meeting for almost 12 months
and has a dedicated and energetic group who are keen to take the next step.
You and your partner’s involvement and participation in this event
will add both prestige and significance to this special occasion.
You will be sharing this important occasion with District 9455 Board,
Past District Governors, Club Presidents,
fellow members and local dignitaries.

Details are as follows:
Date: Friday 5th November 2010
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Venue: Harbor Room, Mindarie Marina Hotel, Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie

Numbers limited:
Regrettably, we are limited by the size of the room
and can only cater for 100 guests, so acceptances will be on a first response basis.

Payment options:
Direct payment by funds transfer:
Rotary Club of Mindarie, BSB 036233, Account No. 182153
Direct Payment by cash: Westpac Bank, Clarkson Branch,
Ocean Keys Shopping Centre
Cheque: Post to c/o Westpac Bank, Clarkson Branch,
Ocean Keys Shopping Centre, 6030

Payment will be regarded as your RSVP,
requested by Monday 25th October 2010
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you,
Karina Martin [President]

Rotary Club of Port Hedland
needs your helpThe 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 Andersonph:0439964969,
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 ofour club yourself ‐
if so, don't forget to let usknow that too!
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Karen Enright
SecretaryRotary Club of Port Hedland
Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank
Leading with passion
There are many exceptional charities
and not for profits doing remarkable work
to support the Western Australian community.
We invite you to learn more about our community partners by
go to page 26and 27 to read about the cord blood bank
and click on the audio button to hear more
thanks PDG John Iriks


Rotary Club of Bunbury

from the Rotary Club of Bunbury newsletter


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

from the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay newsletter

Rotary Club of Manjimup

some of those who attended the recent
"Up Close and Classical" Concert


Rotary Clubs of Fremantle and Fremantle Port
with the contestants for the recent heat of the 4 way speaking contest

from the Rotary Club of Fremantle Port newsletter


Rotary Club of Southern Districts



Rotary Club of Victoria Park

Sergeant Stan Bessen with Guest Speaker Bob Dey

from the Rotary Club of Victoria Park newsletter


Rotary Club of Corrigin
ADG David Bolt with President Jackie Jones
AG David Malaysia Rotary D3300 report:
Went to 2 Rotary Clubs in Maylasia..
Kuala Lumpur West and
Bukit Kiara Sunrise.
Exchanged Banners.
Business Day does not start til 10am
so The Sunrise Club has plenty of time to meet before business starts.
K L Club is in a long hall similar to Lords Cricket Pavilion in UK.
In this hall everything is dated very old world.
Like stepping back in time.
It has a full length bar along side.
No women are allowed in this bar.

from the Rotary Club of Corrigin newsletter


Rotary International has been a partner with the Scouts and Girl Guides
in serving young people since their inception.
As Rotary spread around the world,
its support of Scouting and Girl Guiding also spread.
In 1916, Rotarians in Edinburgh, Scotland, joined by 100 local Scouts,
organized a special Christmas party for children
whose fathers were serving in World War I.
In 1922, the Rotary Club of Manila, Philippines, established a local Scout council.
Rotary Clubs from Australia to Brunei built huts for Girl Guide groups.
The principles and goals of Rotary, Scouting and Guiding are closely allied.
Character-building; service to country, to others,
and to self; teaching leadership skills; and becoming aware of the world around us
“these are all incorporated into the programs and activities of each organization.
The values expressed in Rotary Internationals Motto
and the Four Way Test greatly parallel those articulated
in the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan.
Rotarians have long served as role models, demonstrating leadership, character,
and the value of selfless service to the community.
Rotary founder Paul P. Harris was himself a recipient of Scouting's
prestigious Silver Buffalo award in 1934.
His and others' efforts represent to a high degree the slogan
"Every Rotarian an Example to Youth."
One of the first interactions between Rotary and both Scouting and Guiding
were in helping provide camps.
Many early camps were called Camp Rotary and many such camps still exist.
Rotary clubs also chartered or otherwise supported Scout and Guide groups.
Today, Rotarians remain among the foremost sponsors of Scouting and Guiding,
seeing it, like Rotary, as an excellent way to serve others..
Conversely, Scouting and Guiding has proven to be a strong partner in Rotary's mission
"to help build a better world".
One example is ShelterBox which provides supplies designed to help an extended family
of up to 10 people survive a disaster for at least 6 months.
This project was started in 2000 by a Rotary Club in Cornwall, England.
It has spread to become the largest project of any Rotary club in the world.
Scout and Guide groups quickly joined in supporting ShelterBox.
In 2009, The Scout Association officially became a partner in Shelter Box.
ShelterBox has worked on every continent, responding to earthquakes,
tsunamis, floods, typhoons, hurricanes, volcanoes and conflicts.

The aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual,
social, emotional and spiritual development of young people
so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens.
Canning Bridge Rotary Club member Phill Furey is a scouter
raising funds to help Scout leaders achieve their goal of delivering a program
that reflects the aims and principals of Scouting.

Scouting in partnership with ECOtanka has done a great deal
on the 800mm Sportstanka water bottle.
ECOtankas are high quality solid 304 stainless steel drink bottles that are ultra light,
non-leaching, non-toxic and 100% BPA free.

If you would like to purchase one of these great Sportstanka deals
from Phill, send him a email at
or phone 0413 279 281.
The Sportstanka prices:
Sportstanka $25.00
Cover $10.00


thanks Stewart F


Rotary Club of Booragoon

from the Rotary Club of Booragoon newsletter

Rotary Club of Hannans

Pictures from last weekend's Belzano Race
held on a wet and damp day in Kalgoorlie

from the Rotary Club of Hannans newsletter


Rotary Club of Mundaring
Hot Rod and Car Classic at a recent Club Market Day

from the Rotary Club of Mundaring website


from the Rotary Club of Boulder newsletter

Rotary Club of Manjimup
Pictures from the recent Auction and Garage Sale

from the Rotary Club of Manjimup newsletter



Rotary Club of Applecross
pictures taken bat the clubs Sundowner


The Rotary Foundation from Nancy Barbee on Vimeo.


Some othe Students enjoying themselves

Rotary Club of Hannans
Artur and President Lorraine

Rotary Club of Western Endeavour

Vicky Fischer [Norway] and RTN Ron


Rotary Club of West Perth


Rotary Club of Belmont


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 Northam
Radio Auction
Rotary Club of Fremantle Port
Street Parade
November 14th



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]



November 11th.........Thursday............Rotary Club of Harvey [MUNA]
November 13th..........Saturday..........Rotary Club of Northam Radio Auction
November 14th...........Sunday.........Rotary Club of Fremantle Port Street Parade
November 20th..........Saturday............Rotary Club of Port Hedland 40th Birthday
November 25th.... Thursday..........Rotary Clubs of Mandurah Golf Classic
November 26th........Friday..........Rotary Club of Hillarys Quiz Night
November 27th.......Saturday..........Rotary Club of Applecross Jacaranda Festival
November 28th.....Sunday.......Rotary Clubs of Bunbury Networking Function
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
April 9th..........Saturday........Rotary Club of Corrigin Motor Show

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




A man is stopped by the police at midnight
and asked where he's going
."I'm on the way to listen to a lecture about the effects of alcohol
and drug abuse on the human body."
The policeman asks,
"Really? And who's going to give a lecture at this time of night?"
"My wife", he replied.

from the Rotary Club of Fremantle Port newsletter


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