Sunday, November 6, 2011



November is Rotary Foundation Month

Rotary clubs with the highest giving per capita

Rotary International News -- 2 November 2011

Contributions to the Annual Fund through the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative
 are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs.
From digging water wells for villages in Africa
to teaching basic literacy skills to children in Latin America,
 during any given moment,
 thousands of Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise.
 All contributions to the Annual Fund are spent wisely on quality Rotary projects.
Following are the top ten Rotary clubs per capita
 that gave to the Annual Fund, from 1 July to 30 June 2011:

• The Peak, Hong Kong -- US$4,685

• Peoria North , Arizona USA -- $4,043

• Yangmei, Taiwan -- $3,991

• Yuanlin, Taiwan -- $3,771

• San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico -- $3,187

• Senri, Osaka, Japan -- $3,054

• Panchiao, Taiwan -- $2,759

• San Pedro, Côte d'Ivoire -- $2,404

• São Paulo-Butantã, Brazil -- $2,143.12

• Gwangju-Youmju, Gwangju, Korea -- $2,015



Rotary Club of Kenwick
Young polio survivor and international advocate, Ramesh Ferris,
 will continue his work to eradicate polio, he addressed a crowd of 4,500 at The End of Polio Concert
pictured here with PP Sam Youseff



Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary Club of Ascot
PP Stephen Kendall has been waiting to present these PHF’s since his handover
 to PP Dianne Reed back in July 2010!
Fred Rae has been a member of Rotary since 1974
 and his wife Norma has always been there helping ‘behind the scenes’.
PP Stephen presented Norma with a Paul Harris Fellow for her service to the club,
members and community.
 PP Stephen also had the honour of presenting Fred with a Sapphire Pin.


District Governor Liz Westoby D9455 at the
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay



District Conference's





Untitled from Rotary Thailand on Vimeo.


Come join in us in the land of a thousand smiles
What is a Rotary Convention?
 And why should I attend:
Find out more at:

 6th to 9th May 2012
 Impact Arena Exhibition and Convention Center Bangkok, Thailand.
How Much:
Registration only from $US 160 if you get in by December 1st 2011.
 Register at:

What else will I do there


Emily Gray  ....Rotary Club of  Applecross.... in Brazil

Pride of Workmanship Award
Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay



Melbourne Cup celebrations

Rotary Club of Ascot


Rotary Club of Fremantle Port

Rob and Nikki Thomas  and  PP Judy Smyth


Rotary Club of Canning Bridge
Top meeting today in the Burswood Atrium! Welcome guests includedAG 2011-12 Linda McLerie of RC Kalgoorlie and Dr Ian Fairnie of RC Perth. Highlight of the meeting was the brilliant race call by the one and only Steven Rushforth. Best fashion winner was a tie betweeb Debra Moran and Dr Helen Fairnie. Meredith Sanders scooped the sweeps prize pool and we finished the morning's Rotary business with a very productive Board meeting.


Rotary Clubs of Quairading and Corrigin

The Annual Melbourne Cup joint meeting at Wamenusking was held with a Halloween  flavour this year


Rotary Club of Perth

The 23rd Annual Vienna Pops New Year’s Eve Concert is upon us again
 and this years concert will feature some up and coming new local talent.
So come along and support our West Australian musicians
whilst at the same time help raise money for a worthy cause.
Join other Rotarians in the Gold Reserve area, tickets are just $110 each
and this includes access to the VIP area at interval for nibbles and drinks.
Book by emailing your requirements to Ian Mickle (
.Full details are in the  flyer,[above] if you prefer to just attend the concert you are encouraged
 to book tickets via BOCS as soon as possible as public ticket sales have commenced.
Ian Mickle (Rotary Club of Perth)
 Main +61 8 9261 6666
Fax +61 8 9261 6688



Rotary Club of Hannans



Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay



Rotary Club of South Bunbury


Rotary Club of Willetton


Rotary Clubs of Hillary's and Wanneroo


Rotary Club of Kununurra








Rotary Club of Nedlands
November 2nd [1959]

Rotary Club of Esperance Bay
November 4th [1978]

Rotary Club of Southern Districts
November 7th [1973]

Rotary Club of Heirisson
November 9th [1990]

Rotary Club of Como
November24th [1982]

Rotary Club ofHarvey
December 17th [1958]

Rotary Club of FreshWater Bay
December 19th [2008]

Rotary Club of Armadale
December 21st [1955]

Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault
December 24th [1980]

Rotary Club of Welshpool
December 29th [1971]

Rotary Club of Port Hedland
December 30th [1970]



Melbourne Cup Joke

Riding the favourite in the Melbourne Cup, the jockey is well ahead of the field.
Suddenly he’s hit on the head by a turkey and a string of sausages.
He manages to keep control of his mount and pulls back into the lead,
 only to be struck by a box of Christmas crackers
 and a dozen mince pies as the round the final bend.
With great skill he manages to steer the horse to the front of the field once more when,
on the run in, he’s struck on the head by a bottle of sherry and a Christmas pudding.
Thus distracted, he succeeds in only coming second.
He immediately goes to the stewards to complain
 that he has been seriously ‘hampered?

stolen from Rotary Club of Fremantle Port newsletter

more funnies from Fremantle Port

One Liners
- The tipster said this horse would walk in. It did, but all the others galloped.
- I bet on a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him.
- The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip.
- That was the first time I saw a horse start from a kneeling position!
- My horse was so late getting home, he tiptoed into the stable.


Stewards Joke
An inflatable jockey was riding an inflatable horse
 for an inflatable trainer and an inflatable owner, for the first time.
Leading easily after the last he pulls up too early and two horse go past him.
After the race the jockey was so mad he stuck a pin in the horse,
then he stuck a pin in the trainer and then the owner.
He was called in front of the Stewards where he stuck a pin in himself.
The Stewards said to him,
 'not only did you let the horse, the trainer and the owner down,
you have let yourself down.'


A horse walked into a TAB and up to the betting window and plopped his money down.
"I want to bet fifty dollars on myself to win the fifth race," said the horse.
"I don't believe it!" said the astonished TAB Agent.
"You don't believe what?", said the horse,
"That I can talk?"
"No", replied the clerk,
 "You don't stand a chance of winning the fifth race.

Short One
A leading trainer was given an eye test and was presented with a new pair of glasses.
The optician said they would cost $500.
"That's too much!" cried the trainer.
"They're bi-focal" said the optician.
"I don't care if they're by Phar Lap. It's too much."

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