Sunday, August 7, 2011



August is Membership and Retention Month


World President Kaylan and Binota Banerjee  with PRID Ken Collins in Perth 2001




Rotary Club of Nedlands
 President Doris Strathan and her team for 2011/2012


 Arriving in Esperance

Friday 5th August

Polio I and Polio II today departed Esperance
for the epic crossing of the Great Australian Bight, from Esperance to Eucla,
a distance of approx 680km.
 This is the longest leg of the journey and is expected to take 3 days.
 The crew are planning to arrive in Eucla on Sunday.7th



reprinted with permission from the Rotary Club of Midland website


South Perth based Mill Point Rotary Club are embarking on a really big fundraising project.
 They are attempting to reignite some spark into the heart of Perth
and have ambitiously planned the first annual BHP Billiton Ramble for October 9th.
 Described as a cross between the ‘Amazing Race’ and a treasure hunt,
 the Ramble is expecting to see thousands of competitors
 hit the streets of Perth in the name of fun and charity.
More about brains than brawn, teams will use foot power
 and public transport to uncover hidden checkpoints at iconic landmarks
and quirky locations across the city where they’ll solve puzzles and challenges.
The event is accessible to everyone and will have a wheel chair-friendly course.
 Designed to attract families, friends, university students and corporations,
 it’s going to be a big day. Funds raised will benefit Australian Rotary Health and Telethon.
The BHP Billiton Ramble will begin from Forrest Place in the centre of Perth on October 9th.
 Rotary Clubs of Western Australia are encouraged to help spread the word
about this terrific event as well as to join in the fun
and enter a team at


Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Applecross


Rotary Club of Corrigin

Lots of Fun and Felowship at the Xmas in July


Rotary Club of Manjimup

Welcome back to Verrell after 6months in South Africa


Rotary Club of Gosnells
Some time ago a very generous Greyhound trainer and his wife, Barry and Val McPherson,
donated a young unnamed greyhound to the Rotary Club of Gosnells
 and the Amanda Young Foundation.
The young dog was named “Black Lightning”,
 after a competition was run in local Primary Schools.
Unfortunately, “Monty” as he was affectionately known in the kennels,
 didnt want to be a racing Greyhound he just wanted to run about having lots of fun.
He was retired.
True to their word, the McPhersons donated another dog -
 this time a girl dog named Mighty Helpful.
Well she's done us proud in winning her first race at only her second attempt
 in Mandurah on Tuesday August 2.
She did finish fourth at her first race start after receiving quite a few bumps during the race
 and we all thought that she could improve on that run.
Let's hope that Mighty Helpful can be mighty helpful in winning
some stake monies for both the Rotary Club and the Amanda Young Foundation.
Whatever she does we will all enjoy many more thrills seeing her run
 and we will be eternally grateful to Barry and Val.

Val McPherson [trainer's wife] Barry and Lorraine Young and PP Brian Vale
with "Coco"  Mighty Helpful


Rotary Club of Wyalkatchem

Are you visiting Dowerin for annual field day??
The RC of Wyalkatchem would like to make you welcome to visit us on Tuesday evening the 23rd.
We will be having previous Australian and World Champion Log Chopper
David Foster as our Guest Speaker.
We would love you AND your friends to join us to swell our small Club’s numbers.
BUT we need your response ASAP
 so we can choose a suitable venue and for catering purposes.
Contact Brian Jones 9681 5034
Ross Crute 9681 1046


Rotary Club of Attadale


Rotary Club of West Perth
The Rotary Club of West Perth should be very proud of being responsible
 for the Bali Eye Clinic which began in 1988.
 John Hollingshead began the clinic when he discovered
there was a real need for this as approximately
 out of the 4 million Balinese population 5-10% have eye problems.
 John Hollingshead after coming back from Bali approached Rotary International.
 It was going to cost $8,000 to send medical equipment over to Bali however,

Pat Emery, President Neville Clare and John Hollingshead


Rotary Allied Health Professional of the Year Award nominations open

The Rotary Clubs of Mount Lawley and West Perth
 invite nominations for the 2011 Allied Health Professional of the Year Award.
The professions included in the Award in 2011 are Clinical Psychology,
Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy,
 Podiatry, Social Work and Speech Pathology.
An Award will be made to an individual from each professional group.
From this group an individual will be selected to be named
 the Rotary Allied Health Professional of the Year 2011.
Allied heath professionals employed by the Government of Western Australia
will be eligible to be nominated,
with the expectation that this will be expanded to other sectors in future years.
 Cash prizes to be utilised in professional development
will be made to the overall winner and discipline winners.
A distinctive plaque will be awarded to the overall winner
and a celebratory event will be held in November 2011.
Completed Nominations are to be received by 26th September 2011.
Nominations can be made using the electronic form online
 or by downloading a hard copy from the Rotary Club of West Perth
Completed nomination forms can be submitted either by email
or by post to Rotary Club of West Perth, PO Box 59, West Perth 6872;


Rotary Club of Mosman Park

Rotary Club of Bunbury

Here are some of the first photos of the development of the Leschenault Mens Shed.
The construction work is being carried out by John Hovey from S&J Excavations
 and a lot of the work is being donated by John and his company.
 It would be nice if John and his company could be acknowledged for their generosity


 Guess who's 60 this week????
It's Alan McLean   [Rotary Club of Heirisson]


 Rotary Club of Esperance

ROTARY LOOKOUT over the Bay of Isles


Rotaract Club of South Perth

 Goldfields Rotaract

Tree Planting
 Tim Cudini and Erin Wood
Tim Cudini


 Rotaract Club of Subiaco

Tree Planting


 Rotaract Club of Perth

 City of Gosnells Rotaract Club
Simone Joyce. Laura Cheetham, Tom Hunter,Tenille Fricker and Claire Tiede


 Rotary Club of West Perth


Rotary Club of Heirisson

Rotary Club of Northam


Rotary Club of Geraldton
Outbound Student


Rotary Club of Crawley
Bia Spalding from Brazil with the Rotary Club of Crawley




Rotary Club of Hannans

Rotary Club of Geraldton

Rotary Club of Boulder


other Snippets of information

Rotary Club of Cunderdin Annual Arts andCraft and Kuringal Concert
November 12th
Rotary Club of Corrigin Variety Night
September 3rd
Rotary Club of Narrogin Golf Day
September 10th

Rotary Club of Mt Lawley
Sausage Sizzle @ Bunnings
October 8th
Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Next Bassendean Markets
August 28th
Rotary Club of Victoria Park
Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings Belmont
October 15th
Rotary Club of Subiaco
Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings Subiaco
September 10th and 11th

Rotary Club of Heirisson
Sausage Sizzle
Bunnings Subiaco
September 3rd

Rotary Club of Fremantle Port
Sausage Sizzle
September 24th






August 5th
Rotary Club of Victoria Park [1948]
August 5th
Rotary Club of Byford and Districts [1998
August 24th
Rotary Club of Melville [1959]
August 24th
Rotary Club of Bunbury Central [1978]
August 30th
Rotary Club of Northam [1946]
Rotary Club of Joondalup [1986]



On a Lighter note 

A bit of culture for you this week


I dreamed I was drafted into the army, which at age forty, was something of a surprise.
 My drill sergeant at basic training was a big, mean tough career Army woman named Tina.
 While climbing ropes I fell and broke my leg, but -- due to army regulations
-- I was required to report to the infirmary without assistance.
As I was painfully limping away dragging a broken leg,
 my Drill Sergeant became upset at the situation and nearly broke down.
 I turned back towards her and said, "Don't cry for me, Sergeant Tina!"

Three men, Mr. White, Mr. Brown and Mr. Green,
were in the habit of meeting in a local doughnut shop every morning for coffee and doughnuts.
One morning as they were sitting at their usual table, Mr. White remarked
, "Hey, will you look at that. We're each wearing a colored baseball cap today."
One white cap, one brown cap, and one green cap.
 But interestingly, no one was wearing a cap of the color that matches his name.
At this, the guy wearing the green cap says,
 "Oh you stup', that doesn't mean anything, it's just coincidence.
 Shut up and eat your doughnut."
The question is:
 What color cap is each man wearing?
At first it doesn't seem like it,
 but you have all the information you need to solve the puzzler

if you can't work it out email me, and I will give you the answer


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