Sunday, February 12, 2012


February is World Understanding Month

Past RI President Glenn Estess Sr. dies
By Ryan Hyland
Rotary International News – 8 February 2012
Glenn E. Estess Sr., who served as 2004-05 RI president during Rotary’s centennial year, died on 7 February. He was 84. In 1993, Estess retired as chief executive officer of Glenn Estess Associates Inc., a sales and marketing personnel consulting firm, to devote himself full-time to Rotary.
“I am sure the word most often used to describe Past President Glenn is ‘gentle,’” says Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair William B. Boyd.
 “He was strong in his beliefs but always gentle in expressing them and treated all people with respect and courtesy.
He served the world through Rotary in many ways and always with a smile.
 The Rotary family will miss him. Our hearts go out to his wife, Mary.”
Estess, who joined Rotary in 1960, was a member of the Rotary Club of Shades Valley, Alabama, USA. In addition to his term as RI president, he served in numerous capacities including
Rotary Foundation trustee chair, RI vice president and director, president’s aide, PolioPlus national coordinator, RI Audit and Operations Review Committee chair,
International Assembly group discussion leader, and district governor.
He was a recipient of the RI Service Above Self Award
and The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service
 and Distinguished Service Award.
He was a Foundation Major Donor, a Paul Harris Fellow, and benefactor.
Through the RI theme Celebrate Rotary ,
 Estess encouraged clubs to implement a Rotary centennial community project,
form twin club relationships, and support the Every Rotarian, Every Year effort,
 which aims to achieve an annual US$100 per capita contribution level for the Foundation’s Annual Fund.
“Glenn Estess had an uncomplicated but effective theme for Rotary’s centennial year,”
 says RI President Kalyan Banerjee.
 “He celebrated Rotary so aptly and simply during that year.
 It was amazing. Glenn was always humble, courteous, straightforward, and always doing the right thing.”



 Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay


Rotary Club of Canning Bridge
Colin Sparks is inducted by President Geoff Hall
with District Governor Jodie Sparks



from the D9455 and D9465 Facebook Seminar at North Lake




From the Rotary Club of Booragoon newsletter

thanks Susanne Rea


Rotary Club of Applecross

Hi Phil
Could you include this poster in ROW. It is to raise funds for schools in the highlands of East Timor. Strong support from Rotary Club of Applecross.
Chris Richardson


Rotary Club of Kwinana
in training for the Global Swimathon


Swim marathon, landmark lightings to mark Rotary's anniversary
By Arnold R. Grahl
Rotary International News -- 3 February 2012

The Rotary Club of Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, will be attempting to set a world record with a global swimming event 25 February.

Thousands of participants around the world plan to swim 100 meters or more on 25 February
 in an effort to set a new Guinness World Record and to raise money for Rotary's polio eradication campaign.
It's just one of many events being planned by Rotarians the week of 23 February to celebrate Rotary's 107th anniversary.
The global event is being organized by the Rotary Club of Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, which has held an annual swim fundraiser since 1990 to support local charities. Participants swim laps in a pool to raise pledges during the "swimarathons."
This year, in addition to their local event, the Grantham Rotarians decided to spearhead a worldwide swim the week of Rotary’s anniversary. In order to set a new one-hour swimming record, they need 2,355 swimmers to complete more than 100 meters between 12:00 and 13:00 GMT.
So far, 78 clubs have registered to participate by holding their own swimming fundraisers for polio.
"The idea of setting a world record started as a bit of a joke," says Roger Graves, event chair. "But now that the reality has set in, we hope to set a new world record, raise funds toward eliminating polio, increase awareness of Rotary, and encourage more people to swim and stay fit."


Rotary drive to raise hope
Michael Philipps, Kalgoorlie MinerFebruary 7, 2012, 9:44 am

 There will be a large number of Rotarians driving their cars to Kalgoorlie-Boulder
for this year’s district conference – but one Rotarian will be making the trip in a different kind of vehicle.
Armadale Rotary Club member Craig Alford is going to ride a
 Hustler Super Z Lawn Mower from Perth to Kalgoorlie-Boulder to raise money for mental health awareness and  Wheels for Hope.
Wheels for Hope is a charity aimed at providing fully equipped commuter vehicles with wheelchair hoists to families that need assistance.
Mr Alford said he came up with the idea for the ride while he was at work.
“I own a lawnmower store and have always wanted to drive around Australia on a mower,” he said.
“We are hoping to use this drive to Kalgoorlie as a trial run to work out how we are going to do the Australia trip."


Rotary Club of Rossmoyne
Happy snap from Australia Day
but there's Kero O' Shea  feeding his face



One of the entrants in the 2011 Interact Video competition


Rotary Club of Heirisson



Rotarian Bruce Young [Rossmoyne] with Imogen Levense


Rotary Club of Hillarys

Hi Phil,

I wonder if you could put the following notice in Rotary Out West to assist in our biggest fund raiser.

·     The Rotary Club of Hillarys is looking for books to sell at the Rotary Carine Community Fair.
 If you or any of your friends can help out with books that you no longer require, then please email and we will organise pick-ups.
 Thank you and kind regards
Greg Fitch
Rotary Club of Hillarys


Rotary Club of Swan Valley

Hi Phil,

We reckon we have a terrific Newsletter editor for our club,
 particularly when relating the weekly Sergeant's session. 
 I have attached a copy of our latest epistle
 and want to put out a challenge to other clubs to see if their's is as entertaining! 

Ineke Oliver
Rotary Club of Swan Valley

In light of that challenge I have included two fines sessions from newsletters i receive
Rotary Club of Corrigin


Rotary Club of Heirisson

send your fines sessions to


Rotary Club of Nedlands


 Rotary Club of Geraldton

Emily Jayne..home from Germany









Rotary Club of Manjimup
February 12th    [1952]

Rotary Club of Margaret River
February 17th      [1960]

Rotary Club of Kojonup
February 19th      [1966]

Rotary Club of Ascot
February 21st      [1969[

Rotary Club of Rockingham
February 28th       [1967]

Rotary Club of Kenwick
March 9th           [1982]

Rotary Club of Pinjarra
March 10th         [1967]

Rotary Club of Mill Point
March 11th       [1987]



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It's harder than it seems!  
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