Sunday, June 30, 2013



Delegates voted to accept the nomination of Gary C.K. Huang,
of the Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan, as the 2014-15 RI president

 RI President Tanaka recognized 50 years of Interact service

In the New Generations Committee booth,
you can place a colored dot on a map to show the extent of New Generations 
and youth projects around the Rotary world.



To: 2012-13 and 2013-14 district governors, assistant governors,
strict committee chairs and district executive secretaries; 
club presidents, secretaries, executive secretaries, treasurers,
 foundation chairs, and membership chairs
June 2013

Dear Rotary Leader,

I am pleased to announce the final launch of Rotary Club Central!
 In this phase we have developed several key features
 that will further help you plan throughout the Rotary year.
 While the 2012-13 year is coming to a close, 
club and district leaders can update goals in Rotary Club Central
 for one year after your term ends.
 The new features in Rotary Club Central include:

·         A Global View that shows a summary of the goals
 and achievements of clubs worldwide.
·         Age & Gender Trends are now available in the Your Club tab.
 These trends can help your club work on specific membership initiatives.
·         Import service projects from Rotary Showcase
 and Rotary Grants to help your club plan for the year.
 This feature will save you time and prevent duplicate records.
·         New reports will help you utilize the information stored in Rotary Club Central.
·         Performance improvements have been made to speed up the site’s loading time.

Visit the Learning Center in the coming months to download reference 
guides to help you use this new resource.

I also encourage you to watch the Rotary Club Central: What’s in it for you
webinar which took place on 12 June.
 We were joined by Rotarian panelists who shared their experiences
 with Rotary Club Central and talked about why it is important
 for clubs to track their goals and progress.
 At this time, the webinar is only available in English.
 We will schedule additional webinars based on interest. 
If you would like to see this webinar in your language,
 please let us know.

I’m also happy to announce that new enhancements
 have been added to Rotary Showcase.
 These improvements will make it easier for your club 
to share its successful projects with the Rotary world.   

Please contact your CDS representative or the Contact Center 
with any questions about these online resources.

Best regards,

John Hewko
CC: 2012-13 and 2013-14 RI Board of Directors,
 Trustees, Rotary Coordinators, Rotary Public Image Coordinators,
 and Rotary Regional Foundation Coordinators, 
Strategic Planning Committee, End Polio Now Zone Coordinators, 
 Endowment/ Major Gift Advisers 

Rotary Club of Northbridge


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay


Rotary Club of Kwinana
 Past President Ed Samut [Ann]  welcomes President James Sharkey [Cathy]



Rotary Club of Rossmoyne
President David Hackett with his Board for 2013/2014

Rotary is timeless. Just ask 92 year old PDG Geoff Wyatt,
 enthusiastic as always, as he toasts Rotary International
 at  RC #Rossmoyne changeover


Rotaract Club of Rossmoyne


Rotary Club of Canning Bridge

Canning Bridge Rotary welcomed Owen Hutchinson as president 2013-14 today.


Rotary Club of Mundaring
Outgoing President Rod Warnock and Incoming President Sue Reid


Rotary Club of Kununurra
 President Colin Kuiper with his new board

more pictures from Rotary Club of Kununurra's changeover night

 Christen Dinesen at his last Rotary Kununurra meeting, 
with both of his Kununurra host Mums ...
 he's going to be missed!


Rotary Club of Kununurra

Newest members (and current rebound) Daniel Clarke
 and Rob Voysey with outgoing President Banjo 
and our 'inductor' Grant Lodge


Rotary Club of Northbridge
Outgoing President Luke Zambotti and Past President Rod Hewson 
welcome Anne Korsmaa as the newest member 
of the Rotary Club of Northbridge.


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay



Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay


Rotary Club of Karrinyup
President Bob receives the Presidential Citation for the 2012/13 year
 from DGE HAnk — at Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club.

 Rotary Club of Kununurra
 Congratulations John on your Kununurra Rotarian of the Year award


Rotary Club of Northbridge


Rotary Club of Rossmoyne
2012/2013 President Graham Brown congratulates Charlotte O'Shea


Rotary Club of Kwinana
 Outgoing President Ed Samut with his certificate

 Rotarian Harry Tebbutt receives a sapphire pin from District Governor Bob Cooper


Rotary Club of Willetton
 Kay Barton was awarded a sapphire PHF and our newest PHF is Stuart Diggins.


Rotary Club of Belmont
Bryan Martin  recieives his award from Past President Bruce Hall

Australian Rotary Health Shield for District 9455 
was accepted by Bryan Marin at the D9455 Change over night




Rotary Club of West Perth

Bill Young recipient of the Marketing Award for distribution of Entertainment Books.
..well done Bill. — at Kings Park pavilion.

 Steve Dixon discussing Interplast with Jill Smith — at Kings Park pavilion.

Great opportunity to meet with Bernie Foley CEO of Life Education 
on site at Thornlie High School with his van 
to present a contribution to his cause.
 They do good in the world! — with Alan Briggs.

 Tina couldn't help herself...nope, she did, with Tim at the bbq.

 Lauren (DEC officer) keeping the plant supply up to Tina 


Rotary Clubs of Applecross and Melville


Rotary Club of Osborne Park

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Innaloo


Rotary Clubs in the Fremantle Area


Rotary Club of Cannington
44th Annual Ladies Seminar
at the Hyatt Regency


Club Flyers and Promotions

Rotary Club of Victoria Park

Earlier on this year our club had the privilege of listening to Richard Keeler 
speak at one of our Rotary Meetings.

Richard is the author of a book called The “Going the Extra Mile”
 which features the stories of thee West Australian Companies
 on our Southern Coast, an Art Gallery, an Organic Food Grower
 and a Winery, who have built up successful businesses 
on the concept  of making every engagement between their business and their customer, 
a satisfying, loyalty generating experience.

Going the Extra Mile is suitable for a wide readership
 including school leavers embarking upon careers involving customer liaison.
 Every small and medium business owner should also read this book
 and as an added bonus the book is designed 
so that it would great on a coffee table or reception area.

After Richard’s presentation the Rotary Club of Victoria Park 
committed itself to help promote this book for Richard
 and to that end we have arranged a dinner function in conjunction 
with The Local Chambers and WA Business News to do that.
 This is a great event for Rotarians who have businesses to attend.

The Function is to be held on Wednesday Evening 24th July 
at the Old Cathay Restaurant , 
59 Albany Hwy (Monodelphous Building).


Rotary Club of Kenwick







Rotary Club of Quairading
June 30th  [1963]

Rotary Club of Cambridge
June 30th  [1969]

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne
June 30th   [1972]

Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie
July 4th  [1946]

Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin
July 14th   [1982]

Rotary Club of Wanneroo
July 23rd  1971]


Jelly beans

An Australian Bushland farmer decided one day that he would sell his cattle
 as a cash protection against a predicted drought.
 He called a cattle buyer who examined the bovines and set a price. 

Deciding it was far too low,
 the farmer decided he might do better by offering
 them for auction at the district fair. 

There, the cows broke loose and trampled down a gate leading to a tent 
where the district band was playing "Waltzing Matilda."
 They milled around the uniformed musicians
 and fortunately hurt no one. 

The crowd from the cattle auction followed the animals
 into the tent and cheered them on. 
When the auction resumed later,
 the cattle had gained so much attention
 they sold for twice as much as the original offer. 

This surely proves that a herd in the band is worth two in the bush. 
(By Himie Koshevoy)

A teenage band from a Japanese school playing Benny Goodman.  
If you are old enough you will smile, if you are young,   you will love it.

Be sure to watch the band kid's expressions when the performance is over

With the weather sunny and warm,
 a driver was cruising down the interstate highway 
when a huge truck crashed into the side of his car,
 severing his arm at the shoulder. 
Two teenagers, observing the accident,
 volunteered to rush the severed arm to the local hospital
 for considered restructuring to the driver's shoulder
. Several hours later, with the driver at the hospital
 and no sign of the young teenagers or the man's arm,
 the police put out an APB for the teenage drivers saying,
 "This is the worse case of arm robbery in police history."

after winter rains near Yalgoo