Sunday, October 20, 2013




Rotary’s new visual identity has everyone talking.
 Some Rotarians like it and are already using it, 
as you can see in the examples below
. Others aren’t so sure. Even RI President Ron Burton admits
 to being skeptical during the early stages of the Strengthening Rotary initiative.
 But after asking many tough questions, he’s become a believer.
“At the end of the day, we’re going to be way ahead on our public image
 and what people think and know about Rotary,” says Burton.
As you begin incorporating the new guidelines into your communications, 
keep the following in mind:
·         Clubs do not need to discard any unused materials.
We encourage you to follow the new guidelines on materials you create in the future.
·         Clubs can use the free fonts recommended in the guidelines 
as an alternative to the two recommended fonts that require licensing fees. It’s your choice.
·         Your Rotary pin will not change.
It remains the blue-and-gold metal logo that identifies Rotarians worldwide.
·         The Strengthening Rotary initiative extends far beyond our visual identity.
It offers a new way to tell our Rotary story.
Updated guidelines highlighting the flexibility of the voice
 and visual identity recommendations will be available in the coming weeks
 with more tools and templates to follow.
“You’ve got to capture their eye,” says Burton of the new look.
 “If you capture their eye, you can capture their heart.”


Today was "Rotary Ramble" Day in the City


 Rotary wheelchair presentation 
Rotary Australia presents 166 wheelchairs
to disabled Vietnamese children

Australian Ambassador Hugh Borrowman 
and Rotary International Extension Representative
 for Vietnam Mr Danny Low presented 166 wheelchairs for children
 to the Red Cross Societies and funds for children of Ha Nam,
 Nam Dinh, Nghe An and Lao Cai provinces and Hanoi City today.
 The event is part of the Australian Government’s celebrations
 to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations 
between Australia and Vietnam.

The wheelchairs, valued at around AUD 21,580 
were donated by Wheelchairs for Kids,
 a project of the Rotary Club of Scarborough in Western Australia.
 These wheelchairs will be given to underprivileged handicapped children. 
 The Wheelchairs for Kids project is supported by Rotarians and volunteers
. Rotary has expressed particular thanks
 to the Vietnamese Consul General Mr Duyen Le Viet in Perth, 
Western Australia for his support.

At the presentation ceremony in Binh Luc District,
Ha Nam Province, the Ambassador said: 
 “These wheelchairs will enhance the children’s mobility,
 ease their families’ burden and improve their quality of life.
 I am very happy to join Wheelchairs for Kids in this meaningful activity 
and really hope that the children who receive these wheelchairs 
will be able to go to school and participate more fully in community life
. The donation reflects the warm and long-lasting relationship
 between Australia and Vietnam,
 and highlights the benefits of the people-to-people links
 between our two countries”.

Mr Nguyen Minh Toan, Chairman of the Hanoi Red Cross Society said: 
“On behalf of the recipients,
 I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Australian people 
and the Rotarians for this significant gift.
 Given the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam, 
I believe this special gift will further enhance the understanding 
and friendship between the people of our two countries”

Wheelchairs for Kids is based in Wangara, Western Australia.
 Rotary is a worldwide organisation providing humanitarian services 
and helping to build goodwill and peace in the world.
 Rotary’s global membership is approximately 1.2 million men and women 
who belong to more than 34,000 Rotary clubs
 in more than 200 countries and geographical areas
. Australia’s Rotary Clubs undertake various charity
 and humanitarian activities in Vietnam.
 Since 2004, the Rotary Clubs have presented 1414 wheelchairs 
worth $105,000 to disabled people and hospitals in Vietnam.
For further information and photos of the handover please see:

or contact Ms. Vu Binh Chau, Media Officer, 
Australian Embassy in Hanoi (phone: 04 3774 0216,
 mobile: 0166 561 0149, email:



Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie
Quiz Night
 First Place team. Apparently this team has just won their fourth quiz night in a row


Rotary Club of Armadale
Members of the Rotary Club of Armadale were "Mad Hatters" 
at tonight's meeting as they participated in "Wear a Hat Day" 
which draws attention to mental health issues - 
a very important topic that is being addressed by Australian Rotary Health


Rotary Club of East Perth

2012 Winner

who will win this year??


Rotary Club of Kwinana
 This is it!!! Our award from the Rotary Club of Grantham 
for raising the most money for End Polio Now through 2013 Rotary Global Swimarathon. 
Good to see that Grantham have given acknowledgement
 to the Rotary Clubs of Canning Bridge, Victoria Park,
 Willeton, Booragoon and Rockingham


Rotary Club of West Perth

John S baby sat a friendly joey while Dean Huxley
 from Native Arc talked to us about their wonderful service to animals in need


Rotary Club of Armadale
 A dream comes to fruition. 
 supported by Rotary Club of Armadale
is officially open for business. 
Well done President Graham Sampson and team.


Rotary Club of Bunbury
Golf Day



Rotary Club of Karrinyup

 Great to have Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455) Community Director, Klaus,
 present a cheque on behalf of the Club to Foodbank WA Fundraising Officer, Ann,
 at tonight's meeting.
 With our Charter President, Graeme, an early supporter
 and our current Secretary, Barry on the Finance Committee, 
our Club has for a long time enjoyed a great relationship with this wonderful Charity.


Rotary Club of Southern Districts

The remarkable Grace Hoes talked to the club tonight
 about organ donation rates in Australia. 

An intelligent young lady, Grace presented a well argued 
and extremely persuasive case for organ donation


Rotary Club of Cockburn

Mike presenting Mike Kemp and Ruth with a donation 
from the Rotary Club of Cockburn 
after the vocational visit last week. 

 Donna presenting Mike Kemp and Ruth with a wheelchair, 
a walker and a frame from the Rotary Club of Cockburn. 
All items greatly appreciated by the Salvation Army in Hamilton Hill


Rotary, Scouts, parents, teachers and kids ... 
working together on one awesome project


 Australian Rotaract Conference
Farewell in Kings Park


Rotaract Club of City of Gosnells

Rotaract Club of the City of Gosnells Community Sleep-out

The Rotaract Club of the City of Gosnells 
welcomes you to their already hugely popular Community Sleep-out. 
The Community Sleep-out is a fun filled night of guest speakers, 
social awareness and discussion of the escalating amount
 of problems afflicting homeless people in and around Perth
. The night is to be held on the 2nd of November 
(until the 3rd of November) with an entry/donation cost of $10pp. 
There will be a food stall available on the night 
for patrons to purchase dinner and snacks 
ran by the Rotary Club of Gosnells

Scavengers for a Cause held by the Rotaract Club of the City of Gosnells
 on the 29th of September saw nine teams compete
 for the glory of victory on the South Perth foreshore. 
Of the nine teams competing all teams completed at least 24 of the potential 30 tasks
 with only one team managing to complete all 30.
 Unfortunately for that team the final task that they had to complete
 in order to achieve their momentous victory was to retrieve
 a deceased blowfish from the briny shores of our fair city. 
Tasks included getting photos with boab trees at Kings Park,
 reenacting scenes from the Notebook
 and even the occasional high five with a police officer (bonus points if there were two…)
. Fun was had by all and all proceeds were awarded
 to the purchase of birthing kits for distribution in third world countries,
 over 100 kits were covered by the proceeds raised from the event. 
Thank you very much all whom attended
 and for those of you whom did not make it
 we look forward to seeing you next year for the next hunt.

 Josh D’Souza and Mary Sands from the Rotaract Club of the City of Gosnells 
pose with exchange students and an innocent victim
 of the challenge to take a photo of someone with blonde hair wearing glasses.
 Team Perth high fiving a single police officer for a whopping 20 points!

 Team Rockana charging up Jacobs Ladder in Kings Park



Rotary Club of Scarborough

Rotary Club of Subiaco
 Celia from Belgium is helping the Rotary Club of Subiaco
on their Bacon and Egg Stall at the Stirling Farmers Market.


Climb for a Smile
 Some of our wonderful Inbound Exchange Students at the start of the
 Also Climbing with their Clubs were Sarah (Swan Valley Rotary), 
Judith (Rotary Club of Heirisson) and Sara (Nedlands). 
Well done to all of you!


Rotary Club of Mosman Park
Inbound student from Brazil, Vitor, join The Rotaract Club of Subiaco 
at Statham's Quarry yesterday. 
The Rotaractors were helping make dreams come true 
with Flying Fox and Abseiling activities for Dreamfit Foundation clients.

Once again our Inbound District 9455 Rotary Youth Exchange students
 are volunteering for the Rotary Club of Wanneroo
 Pictured with organiser, Phil,
 are Lorenzo, Vitor and Jacob who are helping with the parking..

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 Rotary Birthdays


Louis Armstrong and Danny Kaye perform
 “When The Saints Go Marching In”
 in this entertaining clip from the 1959 film 
“The Five Pennies”.

A caveman named Ted left his wife and children in their cave
 and went on the day’s hunt with Ned.
 They hadn’t gotten ten steps when a giant boulder came crashing down,
 sealing the entrance, trapping his family.
 He was in a near state of panic,
 but Ned, the analytical of the two,
proposed to find a long branch or stout log to pry the rock away,
 using the branch as a lever.
After many attempts, many broken branches,
 Ted was in a state of near panic.
 Along comes Nate, the stoutest and strongest of the caveman tribe.
 After explaining the dilemma to Nate, 
Ned and Ted stepped away while Nate pushed the boulder away with brute force.
 Astonished, relieved, and filled with gratitude,
 Ted proclaimed to Ned,
“Better Nate than Lever!!!!!”


 Find the Cat

Security Camera's pick up Acts of Kindness

Western Australia

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