March is Literacy Month
Foundation sets up fund to help earthquake, tsunami victims in Japan
In response to the massive earthquake and tsunami
that struck Japan on 11 March,
The Rotary Foundation established the Rotary Japan
and Pacific Islands Disaster Recovery Fund,
which will support recovery projects in the affected areas.
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake, Japan's largest in the last century,
caused a devastating tsunami that swept over northern coastal towns.
More than 200 people are confirmed dead,
but government officials say the death toll will rise.
Rotarians, clubs, and districts can contribute cash
and District Designated Fund (DDF) allocations to the fund.
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March 15, 2011 at 11:08pm Subject:
RI Satellite Club Pilot Project--------------March 2011
Greetings from Rotary International.
I am writing to all Rotary clubs that currently sponsor a Rotaract club
to share a significant opportunity to participate in a pilot program
running from 1 July, 2011 to 30 June, 2014 –
the Satellite Club Pilot Program.
For Rotary clubs sponsoring Rotaract clubs,
particularly community-based Rotaract clubs,
this is an excellent opportunity to consider strengthening the relationship
between your two clubs.
By establishing the community-based Rotaract club
as a satellite Rotary club, your club can assist Rotary International
in developing a new model for Rotary clubs with a club
for younger member affiliates.
Rotaractors conduct many hours of service
and enjoy fellowship through meetings and activities.
Many of these are young professionals who wish to continue the fellowship
and service after they age out of Rotaract at thirty.
For some, joining a Rotary club is a natural step,
for others, there are barriers to Rotary club membership.
We hope that some clubs will consider participation in this pilot,
to increase our potential with the New Generations.
I strongly encourage you to consider establishing Rotaract clubs
as satellite clubs with this pilot program.
Your existing Rotaract club could seamlessly be established as a satellite club,
by participating in the 2011-14 Satellite Club Pilot.
For more information, please review the documents ( http://www.facebook.com/l/70d44jLbnXn9TtWfq0q3Bsn3xhA/bit.ly/htjrZl)
that outline the pilot program:
1) Satellite Club Pilot Program Fact Sheet: http://www.facebook.com/l/70d445Gd_clIoRXKVQfu88EdPxw/bit.ly/egf1af
2) Selection and Terms of Participation: http://www.facebook.com/l/70d44_LmXfto3cXxZYhtmlxnQrg/bit.ly/hLhvZv
3) Implementation Plan
4) Club Application Form: http://www.facebook.com/l/70d44rhvXy9D2z0HVXlB9XephNA/bit.ly/hW5DZ9
You may also wish to review recent news on the pilots on the RI website: http://www.facebook.com/l/70d44Et6aVgxIC8MyetKwLjQkcg/bit.ly/gXOqx0
Please consider submitting an application to support efforts
in club recruitment and retention,
evaluating measures in flexibility and innovation,
club outreach, successful service projects and helping to establish
a possible roadmap of transition from Rotaract to Rotary.
Your club’s participation could facilitate Rotary membership
for a group of young people already inculcated with the ideals of Rotary
where the established Rotary club in the community
may not be suitable to their work and life situations.
Please note the application deadline of 1 April 2011.
Should you have any questions,
please direct them to ripilotprograms@ http://www.facebook.com/l/70d44sDbiPhXnspNmnTYzx18RxA/rotary.org
or contact your Club and District Support representative.
------- Rotary Club of Perth
- Dear Friends, Colleagues & Fellow Rotarians.
Please find below the Final 'Live' Flyer for the forthcoming
Clara Helms Kelmscott-Roleystone Fire Relief 'WoW' Concert,
which is now for 'Public Release'
Here are some key points where you can assist this very worthy cause.
Please forward to YOUR Social networks ASAP,
with your personal note seeking support for the Concert attendance.
Please reproduce some copies to leave on your front counter
and to display in local shop windows.
If you have contacts within the Media
(Main Stream Media, Local Press, Community Radio, etc, etc)
please inform them and seek their support.
We are seeking donations of Goods (new) or Services,
which we can use in Live & Silent Auctions, on the night,
to raise more funds for the Fire Victims.
If you have 'suppliers' with whom you do business,
please ask them to donate some goods or services
and 'if' they say no, think about changing your supplier!
All ticket sales are being managed by the
Staff of the Australian Technical College (ATC)
Tickets may be ordered by calling the ATC on 1300 303 677
and paid for via Credit Car
Please promote ticket sales within your own Club and Community
and then email names/numbers to Samantha O'Neill (Sam)
at the ATC on email@example.com
for seat allocations.
10 x Rotary Volunteers are required to assist on the day
(Saturday 2nd April)
if YOU can help please email
to volunteer your services
100% of revenue raised from Ticket Sales and Auctions
will go to the Lord Mayors Disaster Relief Fund to directly aid
the victims of the recent Kelmscott/Roleystone Bush Fire Victims.
Please support our sponsors who will cover ALL
operational costs associated with this event.
Come-Along... On 2nd April 2011
and enjoy a Wonderful Evening of Song and a Complimentary Supper.
See you all there...
Many thanks for your kind and generous support
Regards Rod Slater
Concert Event Manager
Perth Rotary Club
0418 958 735
Rossmoyne Rotarian and former Victoia Park Rotarian
for twenty years has been appointed to the Board of Management
of Probus Centre-South Pacific for a period of three years.
Bill is a past President, Secretary
and a Life Member of the Probus Club of Victoria Park.
He is a Foundation member of the Probus Club of Byford and District
and has served on the WA Probus Association.
He was a former,Rotary Probus District Chairman
for former Rotary District 9470.
He was dual President and Paul Harris Fellow
with the Victoria Park Rotary Club.
Bill transferred to Rossmoyne 12 months ago
and is enjoying Rotary.
Bill will be inducted onto the Board of Probus South Pacific
at their Headquarters in Parramatta NSW
on the 17th May, 2011.
PROBUS - Tomorrow's Vision for Active Retirees.
Rotary Club of Busselton-Geographe Bay
16 Mar, 2011 03:27 PM
THE Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay
has teamed with celebrated children’s author Mem Fox
to provide a very special gift to newborn babies who share their birthday
with the global Rotary organisation.
To mark the 106th anniversary of Rotary’s founding on February 23, 1905,
each baby born at the Busselton Hospital near that date was presented
with a copy of Mem Fox’s hugely popular book
“Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes”.
The Books for Babies program is a national Rotary program
to promote literacy by encouraging parents to read
to their children from their earliest days.
Mem Fox says she is thrilled to endorse the excellent work of Rotary on literacy.
“Reading and sharing the magical world of books
brings great joy, laughter and peace to everyone involved,” she says.
“And literacy follows ... as night does day.
“Well done Rotary for knowing what’s important in the lives of children.”
Rotary Club president Benjamin Bridgham
says the men and women of the Busselton club
are proud to be working with the hospital to bring
these special gifts to our youngest residents.
Literacy is among the dozens of local, national and international programs
run by Australia’s Rotary clubs.
Other areas of focus are health, water supply, humanitarian aid,
education and a range of youth projects.
Western Australia has approximately 100 Rotary clubs
with more than 3000 members drawn from business, the professions
and the general community who share a commitment
to voluntary community service.
One of the lucky babies to receive a book is Luke James Hodgkinson,
born at the Busselton Hospital on February 21
to Fiona and Joel Hodgkinson.
Books have also been presented to
Leah Sladden and Banjo Book’s daughter,
Arayah, born on February 22
and Natalie and Morgan Bendall on behalf of their daughter Abbey
who was born in Busselton on February 27.
For more information, contact the Busselton Geographe Bay
Rotary Club’s New Generations director
Anne Faithfull on 0419 744 440.
Rotary Club of Crawley
For a new kid on the block Rotary Crawley has big aspirations.
Within a year it has already achieved the status
of the largest membership in the Perth metropolitan area.
It also has the most diverse range of ages;
its youngest member is 20 years old.
Now it has another ambitious target:
to raise over $120,000 in their first charter year.
The club is focusing on a mix of local and international projects
that have realistic and achievable outcomes.
The club’s motto, 'Giving has never been this much fun',
is wonderfully attuned to a structure
where the majority of members are new to Rotary,
working, and aged under 50.
In fact, one-third of the club’s almost 100 strong membership are under the age of 30. Understanding the financial and time constrains of a young membership
who are establishing careers and starting families,
Rotary Crawley has established strong mentor
and youth development programs to support
and encourage the younger members to take an active role as project leaders,
leadership team members and club ambassadors.
Although Crawley has shed some of the 'traditional' elements of Rotary,
such as presidential chains and formal proceedings,
the core Rotary values are not just alive
and well but flourishing with new vitality.
Rotary Crawley could not have embarked on the range of projects
past and present without support from District funds,
partner clubs and corporate sponsors.
This collaborative approach spreads the fundraising workload,
increases the amount of funding worthy projects receive,
and increases fellowship between clubs.
One of the current projects is to fund the installation
of toilet blocks in an East Balinese village,
as part of the fabulous health development that is happening in this area.
RCC Project Team Leader, Debra Royle,
would like to invite clubs in the District to get involved.
The goal is to fund 100 toilets, at a cost of $250 each,
which will be constructed by local villagers
under the supervision of East Bali Poverty Project staff.
“Sanitation is something we in Australia take for granted,
but it is something that is inaccessible in many remote villages” explained Debra.
"Many West Australians travel to Bali,
unaware of the poverty in rural areas.
By individuals or clubs donating funds for one or more toilet blocks,
our goal will rapidly become a reality.”
Tax deductible donations can be made by sending a cheque payable
to RAWCS (WA),
to The Rotary Club of Crawley,
PO Box 3448 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009.
Please include name and address so that a receipt can be forwarded.
For information on the RCC collaborative fundraising initiative
and current projects, visit
Altough this Video is in Portuguese it is well presented and worth a look
Rotary Club of Ascot
Duggan Anderson was a founder member of the club
Rotary Clubs of Mandurah
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
‘Wapenamanda Centre for Primary Health Care’
has been registered with RAWCS as project number WR005-2011.
For those not at the address I met Maryanne in 1986
when she, as a nursing aide,
was responsible for the health care of 10,000 refugees
in eight separate camps along the West Irian border.
I was extremely impressed by her dedication
and professionalism despite her meagre training
and was pleased to be able to assist her in obtaining
a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to undertake
a Bachelor of Nursing Degree in Adelaide.
She completed the three year course in one year, passing with honours.
She later returned to Adelaide with an AUSAID Scholarship
tocomplete her masters.
She is now establishing a medical centre in her remote village
some distance from Mt Hagen.
Any financial assistance you can provide through RAWCS
would be greatly appreciated.
C o n t r i b u t i o n s f rom individuals or businesses are tax deductible
from the club newsletter
Rotary Club of Karrinyup
Rotary Club of Corrigin
Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough
Rotary Club of West Perth
on National Security and Strategy at the School of Social Sciences
and Asian Studies at Curtin University.
Dr Muraviev is also an expert on international relations.
from the club newsletter
Rotary Club of Southern Districts
from the club newsletter ------
Fish n chips Night
A great night was had by all at last weeks
Fish n Chips night at Lakes Electrical.
As per usual, the battered fish was exceptional,
with a tasty golden brown batter.
There was also a fantastic selection of salads
all washed down by a couple of ales and assorted soft drinks.
Many thanks go to our cooks: Bill, Ray and Jeff,
the salad makers and Jim Fleming
all for putting on such a great night.
Rotary Club of Osborne Park
Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin
and bought two other Rylarians to the meeting
L-R Janet Moore Rotary Club of Rossmoyne
Caitlin Els, Patrick Hake and Selma Irkhawy Caitlin was sponsored by Bentley Curtin
Patrick by Busselton Geographe Bay
and Selma by the Rossmoyne Club
from the club newsletter
March 31st....... 2011
for both Districts
Peter Durrant 9388 9775 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Hodgson 9494 1250 email@example.com
Rotary Club of Applecross
Rotary Club of Subiaco
Rotary Club of West Perth
Rotary Club of Rossmoyne
pictures of Rotary Exchange students taken from club newsletters and websites
and Phil Cordery
Rotary Clubs of Bridgetown and Manjimup
have a combined Meeting with the inbound GSE Team
Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Next Markets March 27th
Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
Progressive Dinner April 16th
Rotary Club of Cannington
Sausage Sizzle Bunnings March 20th
Rotary Club of Attadale
Sausage Sizzle March 20th
Rotary Club of Willetton
Sausage Sizzle Bunnings April 7th
Innerwheel of Mandurah Charter night
The Rotary Clubs of Harvey, Collie and Pinjarra
are helping out people who were not fully covered
by insurance in the recent bushfires
Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
Mid West Muster
Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
Relay for Life breakfast
April 3rd -
There are literally hundreds of Rotary clubs and Districts
on Facebook ,Websites and Blogs
Below are a couple of District icons that caught my eye
ROTARY CLUB BIRTHDAYS
Rotary Club of Fremantle Port 
Rotary Club of Bridgetown 
Rotary Club of Hillarys [ 1986]
Rotary Club of Mandurah Districts 
Rotary Club of Attadale 
Rotary Club of Palm Beach 
Rotary Club of Perth 
Rotary Club of Collie 
Rotary Club of Carnarvon 
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 2nd.......Saturday.......Rotary Club of Perth Bushfire Concert
April 3rd........Sunday...Rotary Club of Karrinyup Community Fair
April 8th.........Friday.... Rotary Club of Crawley .. A Night to Remember
April 9th.......Saturday...Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough Red Hill Concert
April 9th..........Saturday........Rotary Club of Corrigin Motor Show
April 23rd........Saturday... Rotary Clubs of Mandurah "Duck Race"
April 24th... Sunday......Rotary Club of Batavia Coast Mid West Muster
April 30th........Saturday......Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin Quiz Night
May 7th...Saturday.....Rotary Club of Western Endeavour Quiz Nite
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
Rotary Club ofApplecross..............Friday June 3rd
Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin ...... Monday June 20th
Rotary Club of Attadale.........Monday June 27th
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay........ Thursday June30th
Rotary Club of Ascot .......................Friday July 1st
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
stolen from the Rotary Club of Manjimup newsletter ---
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat plain food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
thanks Brigette from Victoria Park