Monday, March 7, 2011


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March is Literacy Month



Rotary Club of Hannans


Alison O’Toole with James and Kristen Morris with Damien
being presented with Mem Fox’s book Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
by President Lorraine Horsley.
These books were presented to babies born on 23 February 2010

(Rotary Internationals 106th birthday).
There were a total of 4 babies born in Kalgoorlie hospital on that date

from the club newsletter

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Rotary Club of Applecross
from the club newsletter

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Early literacy counts
BY SALLY LEE
01 Mar, 2011
THE gift of life is very precious and to celebrate this,

the Rotary Club of Cabramatta had a special present
for the newborn babies at Fairfield hospital.
Babies who were born last Wednesday,

sharing the same birth date as the Rotary Club,
were given a children's book
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
by the Rotary Club last Thursday.
Community service director Geoff Lumley

said the book was chosen because it was "very relevant" to mothers and babies today.
"The book deals with children from different cultures and nationalities," he said.
"It has that multicultural aspect."
The new program encourages literacy as the Rotary Club

believes it is an important part of every child's future.
Ms Fox, an Australian author, said she was "thrilled" to endorse the program.
"Reading and sharing the magical world of books brings great joy,

laughter and peace to everyone," she said.

from the Fairfield Times NSW



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Lowest-ever polio cases recorded in 2010
Press Trust Of IndiaKolkata, March 01, 2011

India has moved closer to eradication of polio,
recording only 42 cases in 2010 compared to 741 in the previous year.
Till February this year, only a single case has been reported
from Howrah district in West Bengal,
according to the India National Polioplus Committee of Rotary International.
A special polio immunisation campaign was launched recently
in Howrah, Kolkata, Murshidabad and adjoining areas
by administering oral polio vaccine to the children there.
Sources said that more immunisation campaigns were lined up
in these polio high-risk areas as part of rapid response
and an aggressive strategy to arrest polio incidence in the state.
"Multiple polio vaccination rounds are needed to rapidly boost immunity
of children against polio, interrupt polio virus transmission in West Bengal," they said.
Committee chairman Deepak Kapur said that Rotary International
along with partners, including the West Bengal government,
is employing best resources and manpower available to eradicate polio from the state.
Quoting UNICEF (India)'s chief of polio eradication programme Lieven Desomer,
the sources said the UNICEF had expanded partnership
with NGO networks in the state to bolster community participation
for polio eradication efforts.
"Protecting children against polio and eradicating
the crippling disease is a top priority," he said.
Nearly 1,62,500 vaccinators are expected to immunise 93 lakh children
of up to age five during the week-long polio campaign

Linda McLerie Rotary Club of Hannans




Greg McLerie lending a Hand

Exchanging Club banners with with President M. Venkateswara Rao
of the Rotary Club of Vizianagaram


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NZ earthquake


Hand- made gifts, sent from the Assistant Governor Debra Bell
on behalf of the Rotorua Sunrise Rotary Club,
brightened up the lives of several Christchurch Hospital
patients seriously injured in the February 22 earthquake.
Christchurch Hospital customer services manager Joy Sixtus
says 10 beautiful quilts and some bunnies - "made with love" since the quake -
were given to patients yesterday;
recipients included two young Japanese women who were all smiles
despite both suffering from a number of different injuries.
The Rotary Club's wishes were for the foreign nationals
caught up in the quake to receive the gifts but many of those victims
have already returned to their own country.
"One quilt in particular was made especially for a young Japanese man
who lost a limb and although he has been discharged,
I will endeavour to have the Japanese Embassy team get this to him," Mrs Sixtus says.
Although most of the children hurt in the quake are no longer in hospital,
or have been transferred to Starship Hospital,
other sick children in the paediatric ward will still take great comfort from these bunnies.
Mrs Sixtus says the gifts were a lovely gesture
and the Rotary Club needs to be acknowledged.
The other gifts have been distributed to:
Two young women in ICU who lost limbs
A Canadian couple who were both seriously injured
Two Japanese girls
A women seriously injured who lost her daughter in the quake
Another seriously injured women with spinal injuries
A baby quilt for a young mother with a spinal injury

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thanks Kasun W
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The new STIG seen in Kalgorrlie this weekend


Don't know who it is?
idenity revealed at bottom of post

thanks Linda

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Rotary Club of Swan Valley
from the club newsletter


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NEW MEMBER

The Latest member to be inducted into The Rotary Club of Cockburn
is Donna McDonald the school principal at Hamilton Senior High.
RC of Cockburn has had a great working relationship
with Hamilton High over the years and it is fantastic to welcome Donna
to the Team.


thanks President Larry


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Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

from the club newsletter


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World Rotaract Week
7-13 March 2011
Every year, World Rotaract Week honors the chartering of the first club in 1968.
World Rotaract Week is a time for Rotaractors and Rotarians
around the world to come together to celebrate the success
and importance of the Rotaract program.
This event is also an excellent opportunity to inform members
of your community about the amazing work that Rotaract clubs do,
and give them an opportunity to get involved.
Rotaract clubs and their sponsor Rotary clubs
have the freedom to explore a variety of methods
of participating in World Rotaract Week.
Rotaractors can decide the best way for their club
to celebrate the Rotaract program – completing one,
two or an entire week’s worth of activities.
After the club has completed its World Rotaract Week commemorative events,
the sponsor Rotary club or district Rotaract chair
can download a certificate of recognition
for presentation to the Rotaract club.









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Rotary Clubs of Mandurah


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Rotary Club of Swan Valley



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Rotary Club of Manjimup



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Rotary Club of Cambridge


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Storm the Stage is a Youth inspired project,
established by and inaugurated by the Rotary Club of Cannington in 2003.
The project has provided an avenue for young people (aged 16 to 19 years)
to showcase their talent in front of a large audience,
after performing in heats, finals and be on stage in a National Grand Final.
Each person who enters can perform a Monologue Drama piece
and or a song from a recognized musical.
Many hundreds have enjoyed this opportunity since the first event in 2004
to the 7th in 2010.
Claire Lovering; a National Grand Final winner in the Drama section,
went on to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
and is now performing with our premier WA theatre company;
The Black Swan Theatre.
There has been many other successful outcomes for winners and Finalists.
Patrons and supporters of Storm the Stage
are Hugh Jackman and Jill Perryman.
The National Committee for Storm the Stage resides in Perth
and relies on contacts with Rotary Club representatives in each of the other States.
The committee is primarily made up of Rotarians from
the Rotary Clubs of Cannington and Melville.
Members from other Clubs and from the performing arts community,
are encouraged to be part of this exciting project.
Learn more by inviting a member of the committee
to come to your Club as a guest speaker.
for more information visit the Storm the Stage
website in the Rotary links of this blog



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Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin


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Rotary Club of Boulder



from the club newsletter



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Rotary Club of Heirisson






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Rotary Club of Ascot



from the club newsletter


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Rotary Club of Kwinana

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Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay



from the club newsletter


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Rotary Club of Hillarys


The Carine Community Fair will be held again on Sunday 20 March 2011,
and we are now calling for expressions of interest
from stallholders who wish to participate.
Now in 3rd decade, the Fair has grown to become one
of the major annual events in the northern suburbs.
It is designed to give community groups with limited resources
an opportunity to raise their own funds which otherwise
may not have been possible.
Organisations which have benefited in the past by using the Fair
as a means of supplementing their own fund raising efforts include
scouting groups,
Silver Chain,
Motor Neurone Disease Association,
Red Cross,
school P&C’s,
junior sporting clubs and the like.
In addition, the event provides participants with an opportunity to engage
with a large number of visitors from the surrounding area
who are drawn to the Fair to see a variety of fun
and interesting attractions in a safe and friendly atmosphere.

Stall holders wishing to participate can obtain an application form
with the terms and conditions attached, by e-mail at
russell.hodson@stillcon.com.au



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Rotary Club of Southern Districts





Note that he is in hospital wearing the RPH garb -
Secretary Doug will now be wondering how we got this photo


from the club newsletter

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Rotary Club of Corrigin



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Rotary Club of Victoria Park

President Roger Meakes with Terry Dwyer
the school chaplain at Kent Street Senonior High School

from the club newsletter


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Rotary Club of Willetton



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Rotary Club of Manjimup


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Dear President,
MONDAY 21st MARCH, 6.00pm,
South of Perth Yacht Club,
$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,
PRESIDENT
MELVILLE ROTARY CLUB
FELLOWSHIP FUNCTION,
South of Perth Yacht Club, 6.00pm,
Monday 21st March
I will be coming and enclose payment of $25.00.
NAME:……………………………………………………………
ROTARY CLUB…………………………………..
Please return to PO BOX, 117,
APPLECROSS, WA 6953



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Rotary Club of Ascot


Licensed Rotary Business Cards
The Rotary Club of Ascot is proud to provide Rotary International
approved business cards for all levels of rotary membership.
All proceeds from the sale of these business cards go to the Rotary Foundation.
Your card is customizable with your name, contact details, photograph,
club affiliation and the position you hold in Rotary.
You are in control of what you want to display.
We have provided full instructions for using the system.
the file is a PDF so you will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Our online ordering system is fully automated,
enabling you to order business cards at your convenience.
Simply browse to our online ordering system,
create an account and order your cards!

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sample card

thanks Janet H


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Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie


as seen in the Goldfields Exprees
Sue Morley is the President of the Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie


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APPLICATIONS CLOSE
March 31st 2011


District Contacts
D9455
Peter Durrant 9388 9775 peterdurrant@westnet.com.au
D9465
Peter Hodgson 9494 1250 hodgo4@optusnet.net.au



Miro Parissinen............ [Finland]
Giulia Alaro ................... [Switzerland]
Vicky Fischer.................... [Norway]
pictured at the joint meeting at Matilda Bay on February 23rd


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Rotary Club of Willetton welcomes Mariana Ferraz



Allie Fetsch and Mariana Ferraz



Allie Fetsch and Mie


pictures of exchange students from club newsletters, websites
and Doug Worthington D9455



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CLUB SNIPPETS
Rotary Clubs of Fremantle and Attadale
Golf Day
March 4th 2011
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Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Bassendean Markets
Next Markets
March 27th
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Rotary Club of Cannington
Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings March 20th
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Rotary Club of Willetton
Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings April 7th
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Innerwheel of MandurahCharter night
May 28th
Meadow Springs
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The Rotary Clubs of Harvey, Collie and Pinjarra
are helping out people who were not fully covered
by insurance in the recent bushfires


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ROTARY CLUB BIRTHDAYS



March 9th
Rotary Club of Kenwick [1982]
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March 10th
Rotary Club of Pinjarra [1967]
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March 11th
Rotary Club of Mill Point [1987]
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March 14th
Rotary Club of Darling Range [1983]
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March 17th
Rotary Club of Mosman Park [1972]
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March 24th
Rotary Club of Fremantle Port [1980]
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April 10th
Rotary Club of Bridgetown [1954
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April 11th
Rotary Club of Hillarys [ 1986]
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April 11th
Rotary Club of Mandurah Districts [1986]
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April 12th
Rotary Club of Attadale [1982]
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April 12th
Rotary Club of Palm Beach [1982]
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April 15th
Rotary Club of Perth [1927]
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April 15th
Rotary Club of Colie [1954]
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April 15th
Rotary Club of Carnarvon [1963]


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DISTRICTS CALENDAR
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 14th........Saturday........Rotary Club of Balajura/Malaga 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


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Club Changeovers
Rotary Club ofApplecross..............Friday June 3rd
Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin ...... Monday June 20th
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay........ Thursday June30th
Rotary Club of Ascot .......................Friday July 1st



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Don't Know who the new STIG is ?
District Governor Elect Jodie Sparks
thanks Linda
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Disclaimer
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
philco@iinet.net.au




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"Quote of the Week"






A physician presented his bill to the attorney representing a deceased person's estate.
Each ofthem knew the other, having tangled quite a few times in court,
where the doctor was often calledas an "expert witness."
The doctor asked the lawyer if he wanted the bill sworn to
."No," replied the lawyer,
"the death of Mr.Abernathy is sufficient evidence that you attended him professionally."
"Be that as it may," countered the doctor,
"thefact that you handled his affairs is probably
why he couldn't afford to pay this bill in the firstplace."







A golfer who was known for his bad temper
walked into the pro shop one day and plunked
down big bucks for a new set of woods.
The staff all watched to see what would happen
after he used them for the first time --
more than half expecting he'd come in and demand his money back.
But the next time he came in, he was all smiles.
"They're the best clubs I've ever had," he said.
"In fact, I've discovered I can throw them at least forty yards
farther than I could my last ones."















































































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