Sunday, November 24, 2013


November is Rotary Foundation Month

Shelterbox in the Philippines

Please help us provide Shelter, Warmth & Dignity to those affected in The Philippines
click on this link to donate


Egypt Fights Back Against Syria Polio Outbreak
Published November 18, 2013
Egypt this week joins other countries in the Middle East
 in ramping up vaccinations against polio. 
The move comes after an outbreak of the disease in Syria.

Engage Rotary at the Rotary International Convention in Sydney, 1-4 June 2014

Why attend?
Because you are interested in helping others in fellowship
 with Rotarians around the world. 

Attending the annual convention is a perfect way
 to experience Rotary’s internationality, 
 meet Rotarians from around the world, 
exchange ideas, plan projects, learn new skills, and be inspired,
 all in a setting considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

What else can I expect?

  • A first-class venue (Sydney Olympic Park) with nature walks,
  •  bike rental and trails, classes, sports facilities,
  •  and other family-friendly activities. 
  • Read more.
  • Plenary speakers chosen to inspire and a mix of Australian 
  • and international entertainment.
  • Breakout sessions where you'll learn new skills and information.
  • Luncheons where you'll join incoming 
  • and current club and district leaders.
  • Host events such as an Aussie football match,
  •  a concert at the Sydney Opera House,
  • a sausage sizzle with local Rotarians, 
  • and much more.
  • A beautiful host city featuring spectacular evening lightshows,
  •  restaurants, and nightlife in Sydney Harbour.

What travel discounts and opportunities are available? 
The New South Wales Government is offering 
registered delegates free public transport on trains, ferries, buses, 
and light rail valid from Thursday, 29 May,
 through Thursday, 5 June 2014. 
Pick up your delegate badge at the registration hall
 in Sydney Olympic Park to receive the free travel.
 This pass will take you to the Blue Mountains, 
Hunter Valley, Kiama Beach.

Through an historic agreement between two carriers, 
Emirates Airlines and Qantas Airways,
 you will be eligible to receive a discount on your travel 
to Sydney upon registering for the convention
, and also a discount (through Qantas) 
for domestic travel within Australia

Read more about travel offered through the
and the early booking discounts.

How can I save money on registration and housing?
Register before 15 December 2013 on 
and book your hotel through Experient
You will need a visa to travel to Australia,
 so plan early.

How else can I participate?
Contribute to the book drive (more information to come),
 volunteer as a sergeant-at-arms during the registration process,
request a booth for your project,

How do I find out more?
where you can sign up for the RI Convention Update e-newsletter

Register now and prepare for a life-changing experience!

 G'day from Sydney!


Now here is a great idea
I received this information and video 
from a Rotarian Friend in D 4815 Argentina


Annual event organized by Rotary La Cañada (District 4815)
 since 2001.
Purpose: To give musicians with disabilities the opportunity to show their work,
 and to share the stage with other well known artists.
The proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund for
 the study of dance and music of people with disabilities.
The 13th edition took place on October 2 and 3
 in Córdoba, Argentina.
The  project originates  when we realized that these musicians
 did not have a space to exhibit?
 Show?  their work  and the community was unaware of their existence and efforts.
 so we thought it was possible to offer  artists 
with special needs a chance to integrate
 into the community through their art.

This Festival has been organized annually since 2001
 and all editions attracted considerable participation
 of previously selected disabled artists from around the country
 who joined special guest artists and established artists in our society. 
There have been artists from other countries,
 Brazil and Colombia.

The success was reflected in the massive crowd that filled Libertador 
Theatre facilities, in the widespread media coverage
 (print, radio and television) of the festival,
 in the important projection that several of the artists had 
 and the good proceeds that constitute a fund for scholarships
 especially for  disabled artists.
Previous editions of our festival, since 2001,
 have been successively declared of Cultural, Legislative
 and  Provincial Interest by the Superior Government
of the Province of Córdoba .

For more information about this important program,
 you can write to

Covering the areas of Cordoba, La Rioja and Catamarca,
 During the 2006-2007 Rotary year, Rotary clubs in District 4870
 covered the the provinces of Córdoba (Alcira Gigena, Bell Ville,
 Bell Ville Ideas United, Coronel Moldes, Cruz Alta, 
Hernando, Laboulaye, Marcos Juarez, Rio Cuarto , 
General Paz, Rio Cuarto, Rio Cuarto West, Rio Cuarto South,
 Rio Cuarto Villa Concepción, Río Tercero, Villa Maria, Villa Maria East, 
Villa Maria Vila New Generations and New Vila).

Rotary International resolution E-2-K of the Board gave effect 
to Article 15 010 of the IRR that authorised the changes in the district boundaries
 and, as of July 1 2008, the clubs of District 4810 at the time,
 and Rotary clubs in the area of Córdoba province
 which had been located within the boundaries of District 4870
, then all were then encompassed within the newly formed District 4815.


Rotary Club of Karrinyup
 The Rotary Club of Karrinyup has just inducted Scott Elsley
 as a member of our club. 
Welcome Scott!


Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie
 President Esther, Stephen Harper and PP Ross Collins
Stephen was inducted on 7 October 2013

 President Esther, Gloria Moyle, PP Lloyd Morley and PP Sue Morley
Gloria was inducted on 11 November 2013

 President Esther, Lin MacQueen-Henderson, Cherie Wallace 
and Angelo Sbizzirri
Lin was inducted on 18 November 2013


Rotary Club of Perth
 Welcome to the club Vangelis! A valued member already!





Youth Exchange students on Tour

 Our touring Inbounds really enjoyed the Vocational Visit
 to the newly refurbished Esperance Primary School
 yesterday as part of their time with the

Fourteen of our Inbound students had a fantastic time tonight
at the Rotary Club of Quairading meeting,
 Host Club of Manon, from France. 
The club members have looked after us fabulously since Sunday afternoon,
 with more adventures on the agenda tomorrow,
 before we head off to Corrigin 
on the next leg of our annual Goldfields Tour.

 At last night's Rotary Club of Esperance Bay meeting, 
four of our Traveling Inbounds agreed to shave their heads
 in order to raise funds for Shelterbox.
. this is them before their 'haircuts'...

This is the boys 'after' their shave for charity last night
. Between them they raised $525 towards a Shelterbox 
for the sacrifice of their locks.


Rotary Club of Scarborough

Scarborough Rotary's inbound exchange student Adele Chretien
 with her guest Akin from Turkey. 
Akin Kilic is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Wanneroo


Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Perth

 President George and The Minister at the start of The Santos Great Bike Ride


Rotary Club of Applecross

 was a happy host today as the club celebrated another
 Pres Rene of Rotary Club of Mill Point enjoyed the festival 
in on a near perfect day and Applecross Rotary facebook page
 manager Chris had a busy, but enjoyable day.

had some great news to share today.
 Rossmoyne Rotaract have a date for their charter!

And the Rotary Club of Rossmoyne was there

It was a tough day at the Rotary Club of Rossmoyne bookstall. 
PP Phil Hince had to cope with listening to the cricket, 
while PDG Graham kept things under control.


Rotary Club of Hillarys

 The Rotary Club of Hillarys had a wonderful cultural evening 
with the Consul General and staff of the Vietnamese Consulate
 to raise funds for the Swim Vietnam Project


Rotary Club of Geraldton

PP Rotarian Don Rolston


Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay

visited St John’s at Bunbury Regional Health Campus
 and were given a most comprehensive tour of the cancer 
and coronary facilities.

Rotary Club of Scarborough
 Anne Graydon from Foodbank WA
 gave a great presentation to Scarborough Rotarians at their regular Thursday breakfast meeting. 
Director of Community Service, Mike Sultanowsky
 then presented Anne with a donation of $3000.


Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough
 In today's meeting we had quite a few announcements
 plus cheque presentations from our Friends of Rotary committee.
Rotarian Ray explaining to the club the Shelter Boxes 
our club is purchasing to send to the Phillippines Disaster Relief.


Rotary Club of Karatha
Salt Bagging


Joint Meeting
Rotary Club of Southern Districts
Rotary Club of Booragoon

Terrific club night tonight with our friends from the 
Rotary Club of Booragoon. 

PP Mike Raspa organised a terrific presentation

 to three amazing students from Hillside Farm.


Rotary Club of Cockburn
 At Bunnings Bibra Lake


Rotary Club of Mundaring

Rotary Club of Batavia Coast

Rotary Club of East Perth


Club Promotions









Rotary Club of Osborne Park





Union is Strength


I enjoy a glass of wine each night for its health benefits.

The other glasses are for my witty comebacks and flawless dance moves.

Something to think about

The driver of a huge tractor trailer lost control of his rig, 
he plowed into an empty tollbooth and smashed it to pieces.
He climbed down from his truck and looked at the wreckage, 
not quite sure what to do.
 Within a matter of minutes, another truck pulled up
 and unloaded a crew of workers.
The men picked up each broken piece of the former tollbooth 
and spread some kind of creamy substance on it.
 Then they began fitting the pieces together.
 In less than a half hour,
 they had the entire tollbooth reconstructed 
and good as new.
"Astonishing!" the truck driver said to the crew chief.
 "What was that white stuff you used to get all of the pieces together?"
The crew chief said, 
"Oh, that was tollgate booth paste."

Western Australia
Stirling Ranges