Sunday, January 15, 2012


January is Rotary Awareness Month


Rotary club members worldwide are cautiously celebrating a major milestone
in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 India, until recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus,
has gone one year without recording a new case of the crippling,
sometimes fatal, disease.
India’s last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal State on 13 January 2011.
 The country recorded 42 cases in 2010,
 and 741 in 2009.
A chief factor in India’s success has been the widespread use of the bivalent oral polio vaccine,
which is effective against both remaining types of the poliovirus.
 Another has been rigorous monitoring,
which has helped reduce the number of children missed by health workers
 during National Immunization Days to less than 1 percent,
 according to the World Health Organization (WHO).


Today marks a historic milestone in the fight against preventable diseases –
1 year without a polio case, for the first time in India’s history.
One of only four remaining polio endemic countries in the world,
India has long battled to get the upper hand in the fight against polio.
As recently as 2009, India recorded the highest number of polio cases in the world.
Many said it would never stop the spread.
But since then, an army of millions of vaccinators, religious leaders, Rotarians,
community and health workers have came together with the Indian government to prove them wrong.
Today they reach 1 year polio free: a remarkable achievement that deserves to be celebrated.
As the India v Australia Third Test Match kicks off in Perth, join Aussie fast bowler and Bollywood star Brett Lee in sending a message of support to the millions of people responsible for this historic achievement. clicking on the above blue  links you can leave your own personal message

India’s polio eradication team have visited homes, schools, brick kilns, remote communities and mobile migrant groups, to deliver 780 million vaccinations a year.
They have overcome incredible odds - and shown just what is possible with collaboration, local leadership and good governance, in the fight against both preventable diseases and extreme poverty.
But their fight isn’t over. To continue to halt the spread of polio, India must continue to roll out vaccination programs across the country, and mobilise health workers to fight this disease.
Today, as they celebrate an historic milestone – send the heroes of polio eradication a message of encouragement, and get behind them as they do the hard work required to end this disease forever
Thanks for all that you do,
Renee .... The End of Polio Team






Rotary Club of Crawley

courtesy of Rotary Club of Ascot newsletter


Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin members Della Wood and Peter Snell with some local helpers


As DIK coordinator I need some help.
I have collected 350 single desks and chairs this week
and I am hoping that if you put the call out we can get them sent off across the world in 2012.
 I have enclosed some photos [above] of the fantastic volunteers
who collected them so people can see the size of them.
I also have many other items in the warehouses both medical and educational
 that are available to any Rotary club.
A full list can be found at
I also would really appreciate some help from anyone who has some time available
to collect items and bring them to our DIK warehouse in Maddington
 and help them to be loaded the containers.
 It would only be once per fortnight perhaps,
 so it is not onerous. PLEASE HELP
Contact DIK Coordinator, Dr Rachel Sheffield


Christmas 2011
Around the clubs


Rotary Club of West Perth
Xmas show
the cast: Colin, Tina, Phil, Sarah, Carol, Andy, Helen and Steve

President Neville Clare with Guest Spaker Don Dowling

Rotary Club of Corrigin


Rotary Club of Victoria Park


Rotary Club of Ascot


Rotary Club of Northam


Rotary Club of Attadale

President Jeff Spickett presents OBE to Colin Taylor


Rotary Club of Booragoon
Annual Club Picnic


Rotary Club of Manjimup

must have been the coke!!


Rotary Club of Hannans


Rotary Club of Midland
New Years Eve??


Rotary Club of East Perth

Rotary Club of Belmont


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Rotary  Club of Southern Districts


Rotary Club of Hillarys
The Rotary Club of Hillarys was quick to donate $2000
 when we heard that the Salvation Army's Greenwood Branch was devastated by fire


Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin
Chocolate Wheel at the Town of Victoria Park Street Festival


Rotary Club of Corrigin
Sausage Sizzle fund raiser



Emily Grey in Brasil
Rotary Club of Applecross


Rotary Club of Kununurra


Rotary Club of Manjimup




Rotary Club of Mundaring
January 7th [1971]

Rotary Club of Matilda Bay
January 11th [1979]

Rotary Club of Cunderdin
January 22nd [1965]

Rotary Club of Balcatta
January 25th [1980]

Rotary Club of Karratha
February 2nd [1979]

Rotary Club of Gosnells
February 8th [1960]

Rotary Club of Manjimup
February 12th [1952]

Rotary Club of Margaret River
February 17th [1960]

Rotary Club of Kojonup
February 19th [1966]



Like Dancing???
Watch this all the way through
best viewed in full screen

thanks Glynis G

Two sea monsters were swimming around in the ocean,
looking for something to do.
They came up underneath a ship that was hauling potatoes.
 Bob, the first sea monster, swam underneath the ship, tipped it over
and ate everything on the ship.
A little while later, they came up to another ship,
 again hauling potatoes.
 Bob again capsizes the ship and eats everything onboard.
The third ship they found was also hauling potatoes.
 Bob once again capsized it and ate everything.
Finally his buddy Bill asked him,
 "Why do you keep tipping over those ships full of potatoes
 and eating everything on board?"
Bob replied, "I wish I hadn't, but I just can't help myself once I start.
 Everyone knows you can't eat just one potato ship."


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