Sunday, February 27, 2011


New Zealand Rotarians responding to Christchurch earthquake
By Joseph Derr Rotary International News -- 25 February 2011

Rotarians in New Zealand are doing what they can to assist victims
of the devastating earthquake 22 February in Christchurch,
where more than 100 people have been killed and at least 200 are still missing.
As efforts move from search-and-rescue to recovery,
responses from Rotarians offering assistance have been pouring in.
Authorities are requesting that donations in kind
or noncash items not be sent to Christchurch, as the government, local agencies,
and NGOs have sufficient emergency and second phase supplies
for the ongoing needs of the community.
Rotary New Zealand World Community Service,
a group of Rotarians dedicated to international service projects in New Zealand
and the South Pacific, has set up an earthquake appeal fund.
Learn more.
“New Zealand is a small country and everyone knows someone in Christchurch,
so this is truly a national disaster," said Past RI President William B. Boyd,
a native of New Zealand.
“I know that the six districts [there] will work together to rebuild the spirit of the city.
Best wishes from Rotarians from around the world
have reminded us once again that we are a family
and that in difficult times, families come together."
The incoming Rotary Foundation trustee-chair added:
"The Rotary Foundation has an important place in the family of Rotary,
and our Foundation will play its part as Christchurch rebuilds.”
According to a press release on the Rotary Zone 7B
(New Zealand and Pacific Islands) website,
Rotarians are offering to host traumatized residents
so that they can get away to rest before trying to rebuild their lives.
The effort is being coordinated within Rotary and through welfare agencies.
"We are OK but very stirred and shaken.
Aftershocks are still continuing," assistant Rotary coordinator Ross Skinner
wrote in a post on the site.
"We have power and water (it seems) but no waste water or flushing of toilets."
Leanne Jaggs, past governor for District 9920 who lives in Auckland,
posted on Tuesday that she was in Christchurch on business when the earthquake hit.
"I was just about to jump out of my rental car for a meeting,
when it felt like the car was moving," she wrote.
"Our hope is that everyone we know is safe."
Find more news updates on the Rotary Zone 7B website.


Iconic landmarks around the world served as the backdrop
for the End Polio Now message the week of 23 February
in honor of Rotary's 106th anniversary.
They included the Trevi Fountain in Rome; a Lantern Festival gate in Taiwan;
the parliament building in The Hague;
the globe of the SM Mall of Asia in Manila, Philippines;
the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA;
Byblos Castle in Byblos, Lebanon; and the soccer stadium in Cape Town, South Africa,
among others.


Passing of PDG Tom Cook -
we have been saddened to learn that on 18th February 2011
PDG Tom Cook, Charter President of our Club,
passed away peacefully at Royal Perth Hospital.
The family has asked for no visitors for the time being.
A later message from Tom and Jo Cook’s daughter Gerry advises us
that following Tom’s wishes they will not be having a public funeral,
and that a small family celebration of his life will be held privately.

taken from the Rotary Club of Applecross newsletter
and reprinted with club permission


Joint Meeting
A joint meeting was held with the Rotary Clubs of Matilda Bay
Heirisson, Nedland and Western Endeavour
Pictured L-R are President David Cleary [ Heirisson]
President Colin Thorniley [ Matilda Bay]
District Governor D9455 Ian Hutton
President Donna Thornton [Western Endeavour]
President Peter Wickens [Nedlands]

thanks Doug Worthington


Rotary Club of Corrigin

from the club newsletter



from the club newsletter


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Rotary Club of Kwinana



Rotary Club of Heirisson


Rotary Club of Willetton
What 60 year old member of the club recently jumped out of an plane at 14,000 feet?
Peter Cullen

from Peter's Facebook page [thanks Peter]


Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie
Diane Mulvaney, President Sue Morley, Patrick Lynch andSteve Mulvaney

from the Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie Facebook page [thanks Sue]


Rotary Club of Cambridge




Feb 2011
Dear President,
South of Perth Yacht Club
,6.00pm, $25 per person
You, the members of your Club spouses, partners and friends
are cordially invited to this function.
The evening will start with a brief Melville Rotary Club meeting
followed by a gathering convened by the South of Perth Yacht Club
with an address by:-
Phil Matera on the topic “Life before and after AFL”
The bar will be open on a pay as you go basis.
The South of Perth Yacht Club has approximately 2,000 members
most of whom are not Rotarians.
Their homes and work places are spread over the whole of Perth.
The purpose of the gathering is networking and fellowship
among Rotarians and non-Rotarians.
By presenting Rotary in a positive light it is hoped that
some interest may be generated in joining Rotary.
For catering purposes it is essential that replies are received by
WED 16th MARCH with enclosed payment of $25.00.

Yours in Rotary,
Maurice Nathan,

FELLOWSHIP FUNCTION, South of Perth Yacht Club, 6.00pm,
Monday 21st March
I will be coming and enclose payment of $25.00.
ROTARY CLUB…………………………………..

Please return to PO BOX, 117, APPLECROSS, WA 6953


Rotary Club of Ballajura Malaga
recently spent the weekend in Balingup


Rotary Clubs of Mandurah



Rotary Club of Willetton


Rotary Club of Southern Districts
from the club newsletter


Rotary Club of Western Endeavour


Rotary Club of Midland
Arts and Craft Fair

Shirley Pusey

Anne Ferguson and Clare Johnston

thanks Franziska Forrer


Rotary Club of Hillarys


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

from the club newsletter


Rotary Club of Corrigin


Rotary Club of Hannans

from the club newsletter


Rotary Club of Southern Districts

from the club newsletter


Rotary Club of Palm Beach


An offer is made from the committee
to provide a person to be a guest speaker at their club
to talk about this amazing project.
The talk will take no longer that 20-25 minutes.
Projector and computer not required.

PP Don Briggs,
Secretary of the Storm the Stage Project.
Rotary Club of Cannington,
PO Box 31, Cannington WA 6987
9458 8175 or 0409 588 175


Rotary Club of Crawley


Applications for both D9455 and D9465
close at Rotary Clubs on
March 31st 2011

Peter Durrant 9388 9775
Peter Hodgson 9494 1250


D9465 Rebounds debrief

Rotary Club of Willetton

l-r... Allie Fetsch inbound USA, Shelby Damonse rebound from Finland
Mariana Ferrar inbound Brazil, Jane Lowe [International Director]
and Sanne Knudsen Rotary Club of Belmont inbound from Denmark


Rotary Club of Geraldton

Emily Jane Warr in Germany


Rotary Club of Belmont

Maureen Webster, Bryan Martin, Sanne Knudsen Denmark
Gail Martin and Kris Taylor

Rotary Club of Subiaco

Rotary Club of Mundaring

Club Secretary Lyle Favas with Kate Lloyd rebound from Germany


Rotary Club of Willetton

President Rob Webster and Elizabeth Singe
Elizabeth was on exchange to Finland in 2005 and is now a member of the club


Rotary Club of Willetton

Shelby Damonse rebound from Finland giving presentation to club

Pictures of exchange students were taken from club newletters and websites
others by Doug Worthington and Phil Cordery


Rotary Clubs of Fremantle and Attadale
Golf Day
March 4th 2011
Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Bassendean Markets
Next Markets
Rotary Club of Cannington
Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings March 20th
Rotary Club of Willetton
Sauage Sizzle
Bunnings April 7th
Innerwheel of Mandurah
Charter night
May 28th
Meadow Springs
The Rotary Clubs of Harvey, Collie and Pinjarra
are helping out people who were not fully covered
by insurance in the recent bushfires
Geoff McLarty [Rotary Club of Pinjarra] noted that the Mosman Park money
has been ear marked for fencing.
Collie Rotary is coming down (about 16 members) to do fencing
from 8 am next Saturday at 123 Thompson Cres Armstrong Hills.


the above Snippets were taken from the Rotary Club of Victoria Park newsletter



February 28th
Rotary Club of Rockingham [1967]
March 9th
Rotary Club of Kenwick [1982]
March 10th
Rotary Club of Pinjarra [1967]
March 11th
Rotary Club of Mill Point [1987]
March 14th
Rotary Club of Darling Range [1983]
March 17th
Rotary Club of Mosman Park [1972]
March 24th
Rotary Club of Fremantle Port [1980]

Club Changeovers
Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin ...... Monday June 20th
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay........ Thursday June30th


March 4th .........Rotary Clubs of Fremantle and Attadale Golf Day
March 12th.......Saturday.......Rotary Club of Cambridge Starlight Rock
March 20th....Sunday......Rotary Club of Hillarys Community Fair
March 20th.......Sunday.........Rotary Club of Heirisson Duck Derby
March 25-27th......Districts 9455 and 9465 Conference @Burswood
March 27th...........Sunday......Rotary Club of Willetton Community Fair
March 31st...Thursday..........Closing date for RotaryYouth Exchange 2012
April 8th.........Friday.... Rotary Club of Crawley .. A Night to Remember
April 9th..........Saturday........Rotary Club of Corrigin Motor Show
April 23rd........Saturday... Rotary Clubs of Mandurah "Duck Race"
April 30th........Saturday......Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin Quiz Night
May 20th...............Friday..................Australian Rotary Health Hat Day
May 28th........Saturday........Innerwheel Mandurah Charter night
June 11th...Saturday...Rotary Club of Canningtons Ladies Seminar
August 21st.......Sunday.......Rotary Club of Boulder Radio Auction
October 23rd...... Sunday........Rotary Club of Hannans Belzano Race

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"


Military Computer
World War III.
The US has succeeded in building a computer able to solve
any strategic or tactical problem.
Military leaders are assembled in front of the new machine
and instructed to feed a difficult tactical problem into it.
They describe a hypothetical situation to the computer
and then ask the pivotal question:
The computer hums away for an hour
and then comes up with the answer:
.The generals look at each other, somewhat stupefied.
Finally one of them submits a second request to the computer:
Instantly the computer responded:
Military Talk
One reason the Services have trouble operating jointly
is that they don't speak the same language.
For example, if you told Navy personnel to "secure a building,"
they would turn off the lights and lock the doors.
Army personnel would occupy the building so no one could enter.
Marines would assault the building, capture it, and
defend it with suppressive fire and close combat.
The Air Force, on the other hand,
would take out a three-year lease with an option to buy.

stolen from the Rotary Club of Fremantle Port newsletter

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