Sunday, February 24, 2013




Jacob Stone is a nurse, not a professional filmmaker,
 but what he captured during a recent trip to Uganda
 is the extraordinary dedication of the health workers 
who travel from house to house vaccinating children against polio.
 Follow this ordinary Aussie guy as he experiences the gruelling intensity,
 as well as the sheer satisfaction, of being involved in a polio immunization campaign

Rotary Club of Manjimup
 INDUCTIONS: President Doug had the wonderful pleasure of welcoming our two newest members
 Kerry Mather (L), Principal of MSHS
 and Michele DeSalvo (R) Manager of the Manjimup Bridgetown Times. 
 Michele and Kerry were inducted January 21 and February 18 respectively.

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
 John Duff, former GSE Team member from D. 9820 (Vic) to Brazil is the newest member to be inducted into the RCFB.






February 23rd

Ride for a Reason

           Rotary Club of Mandurah City, RC Mandurah Districts and RC Mandurah 
have teamed with the Mandurah Centrals Football Club
 to contribute $14000 to the Princess Margaret Hospital.

We had a great meeting on Wednesday 20 Feb - a combined meeting with all 3 Mandurah Rotary clubs
 and speakers from Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and the PMH Burns Unit.
 DG Bob Cooper presented a donation of $14,000 to the PMH Burns Unit
 on behalf of the Mandurah Clubs and the Mandurah Centrals Junior Football Club
 in remembrance of the Spies family who died in a tent fire in 2011.



Rotary Club of Wanneroo


Rotary Club of Hillarys
 President Heather and Rotarian Hilary Bastone
exchanging Club Banners from the
Rotary Clubs of Hillarys and Dartmouth UK


Rotary Club of Fremantle

Queensland visitors this week were John Michael ( son of proud Dad Mike Grabau)
 and his boss Frank Margiotta.  
They are over to do some work and Australian Marine Centre (Henderson)
 and Mike was thrilled to be able to bring them along to Rotary


Rotary Club of Southern Districts
Annual Ron Sloan Scholarship Awards Night


Rotary Club of South Bunbury
pictures from last weekends Childrens Fair


Joint meeting
Rotary Club of Belmont
Rotary Club of Welshpool


Rotary Club of West Perth


Rotary Club of Batavia Coast

Happy Wednesday everyone  | 
  It was great to see so many young guests on Monday night at our Son's and Daughter's meeting


Trish, Christoph and Carolyn at tonight's Parliament House Reception 
for the West Australian Inbound Exchange Students
 to celebrate World Understanding Day.


Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie

This weeks funny picture comes from the
Rotary Club of West Perth




















Rolling Safari

Many historians are unaware of a little-known aspect of American history
involving George Washington.
The Father of our Country became an almost apocryphal figure,
 and people know a lot of the stories and myths surrounding George Washington.
We remember the story of his supposedly throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac River.
 We remember other stories about young George's penchant for always telling the truth.
But few people or even historians know the story of another incident
in George's youth that helped cement his reputation for honesty;

George's father was more than a planter in Colonial Virginia.
He was also a collector of colonial artifacts
. He was famous for his collection of wooden Indians.
 In fact, his collection was famous in the Colonies.
 Young George, intent on sharpening his skills with the hatchet,
went into the large room where his father kept his collection
of valuable, hand-carved Indian figures and proceeded to chop them to pieces.

When George's father saw the damage that George had hewn with his axe,
he confronted him.

"George," he asked, "are you responsible for this?"

"I cannot tell a lie, father," he answered.
"I cut down your Cherokees."

it was just a simple job!!!

Bus Stop

In the late 1800s, not wanting to be outdone by American rodeo, an
English fellow decided to become a rodeo star. Not having a horse, or
any cattle, he cast about for some way to perform. His vocation was
building outhouses, and he had several samples behind his house. He
had also installed a couple of standing gas lamps in his yard.

As a start, he decided that lassoing these objects would be good
practice. After all, he reasoned, they may not be moving targets, but
at least he could get the hang of the rope.

Now he needed a mount. Not having a horse, he thought a bicycle would
be a good substitute, and so he grabbed a coil of rope, hopped on his
bicycle and off he went. He was phenomenally successful, and quickly
got the hang of it.

Each day a friend of his would stop by to watch and give
encouragement. Upon showing up one day, after the Englishman had been
practicing for a couple of weeks, the friend noticed that the
Englishman had taken to riding with no hands, and whirling two lassos
at the same time. The Englishman proceed to lasso an outhouse, then
immediately followed with a perfect throw over one of the lamps, all
the while singing out, . . . "Here we go loop the loo, here we go loop
the light!"