Sunday, May 22, 2011



May is Australian Rotary Health Month

New Orleans radio station to stream Polio Unmasked concert online

Rotary International News -- 19 May 2011
If you can't make it to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, for the 2011 RI Convention, 21-25 May,
you can still join in the fun from the Crescent City.
The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Unmasked concert -
- headlined by New Orleans music legends Kermit Ruffins and Irma Thomas --
will be streamed live 23 May at
from Mardi Gras World, on the banks of the Mississippi River.
The event, celebrating Rotary’s progress toward eradicating polio,
will be broadcast by New Orleans radio station WWOZ.
Ruffins is a charismatic trumpeter and singer who embodies the deep jazz traditions of New Orleans,
often evoking comparisons to the late Louis Armstrong.
Thomas, a Grammy Award winner, is known as the “soul queen of New Orleans”
 for her powerful and expressive approach to soul and rhythm and blues.
The broadcast will include interviews with Rotarians
 who will explain the significance of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Polio Unmasked is a one-time merger of three annual donor-recognition events:
 the Bequest Society Reception,
Major Donor Dinner,
 and Arch C. Klumph Society Dinner.
 It will bring together the Foundation’s staunchest supporters in appreciation
 of the tremendous progress that has been made
 toward meeting Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge,
 the organization’s response to $355 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mardi Gras World is home to Blaine Kern Studios,
 the world’s leading maker of floats, sculptures, and entertainment props,
and the creative force that brings New Orleans’ most colorful Mardi Gras
parades and celebrations to life each year



Rotary Club of Gosnells
Brian Vale, Daryll Vale and President Neil Hewer 
Making history.
Daryll Vale(42 years old) was inducted into the Rotary Club of Gosnells on Monday 4th April.
Daryll was inducted by his Father,
 South of the River Mobile Veterinarian, Dr Brian Vale,
 who is the longest serving active Rotarian in the Gosnells Club and the oldest member.
It was Brian’s first induction and it is the first time
 a son of a Rotary Club of Gosnells Rotarian has joined the Club.
And more history was made as Daryll’s Son and Brians’ Grandson,
 Sam (18 years old) recently joined the City of Gosnells Rotaract Club-
 an offshoot of the Rotary Club of Gosnells-
which attracts numerous young community minded people.


Rotary Club of Cambridge

Guest Speaker The Hon Julie Bishop



Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough

Rotary Club of East Perth


Rotary Club of Ascot



Rotary Club of Corrigin

The club celebrated its 47th birthday with the Lions Club of Hyden with a Hat Day as well



Rotary Club of Ascot

Rotary Club of Ascot combined their breakfast meeting with the Ursula Frayne Interact Club


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

The Interact Club of Freshwater met last Thursday after the school holiday break.
Hamish Mackie presented the RI Certificate to President Truman,
 along with the jarrah lectern and gavel handcrafted by PDG Bill Benbow and a Rotary gong.
The President’s collar and name bar have beenengraved
 and those too were handed back over to Truman.
All of the official items are now in the hands of the Interactors
 and Christ Church Grammar are allowing them the use of a cupboard in the room in
which they meet to store their property.


Mount Lawley Senior High School interactors recent Sausage Sizzle


Rotary Clubs of Victoria Park Bentley Curtin and Attadale

[in conjunction with the Senses Foundation]

In May 2010 Senses Foundation opened its first deaf blind
 specific accommodation facility in Success.
The house was specifically designed to accommodate
of the needs of the three young male residents,
 addressing their unique environmental,
visual, cognitive and mobility needs.
 Originally the outdoor area was undeveloped and from our research to ascertain
the most stimulating environment for the residents
we decided to source funding and assistance to build a sensory garden.
 Through careful and imaginative design it is possible to create landscapes
that offer a wide range of sensory experiences to people who are deaf blind.
 In sensory gardens, plants and other design elements are selected
 with the intention to provide experiences for seeing,
 smelling, hearing, touching, movement and tasting.
 Our vision was for an outdoor area that incorporated a sensory garden,
 tactile and functional along with an appropriate recreational area
 that would accommodate our clients’ capabilities.
We initially approached the Rotary Club of Victoria Park,
 as this was a large project eventually The Rotary Clubs of Victoria Park, Bentley-Curtin, Attadale,
 Rotaract in Gosnells and Kent Street High School Interactors
all contributed to making our dream a reality.


Rotary Club of Cockburn
Challenge TAFE Awards
President Larry Wale with Trefor Atkinson [community Service ]
Daniel Hendon [Engineering] and Vocationa Service Director Michael Beaver



Rotary Club of Mandurah City


Rotary Club of Belmont


Rotary Club of Manjimup

Deputy Principal Emma Cooke and 4 students, Nick, Jeremy, Lucy and Jonti,
 were lucky enough to gain sponsorship from Rotary
 and a variety of other businesses in the area to attend the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure.
They joined about 31 other people from a variety of areas including Boyup Brook
 and a number of different ages up to the mid 20’s

some members enjoyed a weekend at Windy Harbour
 Robert, Cathy, Margaret and Phil

Phil, Kay, Cathy, Robert and Rowena


Rotary Club of Mundaring


Rotary Club of Pinjarra


Rotary Club of Mt Lawley



Rotary Club of Hannans


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay


Rotary Club of Southern Districts


 More pictures of D9465 exchangees in D5870
 June Wade, Steve and Diane Mulvaney and Suzanne Robson in Austin

Steve and Diane Mulvaney [ Kalgoorle R/C ] at the Alamo




 Rotary Club of Manjimup
 Lisa Hercock along with another exchange student lay wreaths on ANZAC Day in Belguim
Extract from letter Lisa sent to her club

"The 25th of April, for ANZAC day, was truly a moving for me. Myself and other Australian and New Zealand exchange students were invited by the Australian embassy to atten to official ceremonies for Anzac day in Ypres. To be at the site where our soldiers lost their lives, to see the unmarked graves, to be included in the ceremonies by laying a wreath and crosses… Words can’t explain how this day affected me. I listened to letters from one fallen soldier to his lover, read by Brendan Nelson, and was reminded of how much these Australians lost. My Australian spirit and pride for my country and people was never as strong as it was in this moment. My experience at ANZAC day in Belgium was something I really wanted to share with the club. This, I feel, was a key moment in my exchange… I saw how the people of the Flanders region in Belgium payed respect to our people, how they honoured the memories of our ANZACs"


Rotary Club of Hannans


Gemma Bendotti ........Rotary Club of Cannington
Rebecca McLarty  [Rotary Club of Pinjarra]
in Denmark


Students at East Perth Terminal about to depart on NW Safari




May 26th
Rotary Club of Osborne Park [ 1978]
May 28th
Rotary Club of Hannans Kalgorlie [1994]
May 29th
Rotary Club of Albany Port [1979]
June 3rd
Rotary Club of Applecross [1971]
June 9th
Rotary Club of East Perth [1969]
June 9th
Rotary Club of Swan Valley [1993]
June 12th
Rotary Club of Esperance [1962]

June 14th
Rotary Club of Midland [1985]
June 15th
Rotary Club of Wongan Hills [1965]
June 18th
Rotary Club of Cockburn [1969]
June 19th
Rotary Club of Bunbury [1939]


Club Changeovers

Rotary Club of Applecross..............Friday June 3rd ...[40th Birthday]
Rotary Club of Subiaco……………..…….Saturday June 11th
Rotary Club of Mt Barker……………….……Sunday June 12th
Rotary Club of Corrigin ………..Saturday June 18th [Luncheon]
Rotary Club of Boulder……………..…..Saturday June 18th
Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin…….……..Monday June 20th
Rotary Club of Southern Districts……….Wednesday June 22nd
Rotary Club of West Perth............Friday June 24th
Rotary Club of Southern Districts………Friday June 24th
Rotary Club of Cambridge………….Friday June 24th
Rotary Club of Cockburn……….Thursday June 23rd
Rotary Club of Hannans…….Saturday June 25th
Rotary Club of Heirisson......Saturday June 25th
Rotary Club of Quairading……….Saturday June 25th
Rotary Club of Booragoon …..Saturday June 25th
Rotary Club of Mundaring…….…Saturday June 25th
Rotary Club of Belmont...............Saturday June 25th
Rotary Club of Manjimup…….Monday June 27th
Rotary Club of Fremantle Port……….Monday June 27th
Rotary Club of Attadale.........Monday June 27th
Rotary Club of Northam……….…Monday June 27th
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay........ Thursday June30th
Rotary Club of Osborne Park…….Friday July 9th
Rotary Club of Ascot .....................Friday July 1st
District 9455 Changeover………. Saturday July 2nd
District 9465 Changeover……..Saturday July 2nd
Rotary Club of Swan Valley……Friday July 1st
Rotary Club of Cunderdin….Saturday July 2nd [Luncheon]
Rotary Club of Mt Lawley……………....Monday July 4th
Rotary Club of Gosnells............................Monday July 4th
Rotary Club of Matilda Bay…….Wednesday July 6th [Breakfast]
Rotary Club of Victoria Park………..Saturday July 9th
Rotary Club of East Perth………..Saturday July 9th
Rotary Club of Bunbury….Monday July 25th



On the lighter side

"Quote of the Week"


stolen from the Rotary Club of Bunbury newsletter


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