Sunday, December 1, 2013



The latest Shelter box video


 An amazing story about the health workers courageously fighting polio in Afghanistan
open the link to read the whole story with pictures.
The photos are breathtaking




Polio eradication in Egypt with the
D 2451

Successful Rotary Contributions to Keep Polio Out of Egypt

Dr. Ahmes Ghabriel, Rotary’s National PolioPlus Chair for Egypt,
 asked the District 2451 Disaster Relief Team
 to help out with the coordination of participation for Rotary Clubs of Egypt.
 The team was so enthusiastic to work to keep Egypt free of Polio.
 Understanding the threats, the team prepared
 and printed Polio awareness fliers, posters 
and banners for different clubs who showed interest in participation.

 On the National Immunization day campaign (November 17-20, 2013)
, Rotarians from different clubs were assigned different health units
 were vaccination of children was taking place. 
Rotarians posted Rotary banners with a message to inform people of the Campaign
 and distributed fliers containing awareness on the Poliomyelitis virus 
and the importance of immunizing children under 5 years of age.
 The fliers also showed the world-wide role of Rotary
 in eradicating Polio as a strategic partner with CDC, WHO and UNICEF
 Rotarians helped with the vaccination of children,
 encouraging the vaccination team.
 Some Rotarians offered meals to the nursing team
 who were vaccinating children and some brought them light snacks
 and/or water bottles.
 Rotarians also brought candy and sweets to offer to children
 after taking the polio vaccine. 
The presence of Rotarians was much appreciated by medical zone directors
 and health units supervisors


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Rotary Club of Booragoon

Meet our newest member Danne Reynolds. 
Classification Social Work. Danne found out about Rotary 
through the John Curtin Leadership Academy


Around the Districts
 On Thursday November 28th a farewell dinner for 2013 Indigenous students
 was held at the Rydges Hotel in the city

 Cheryl Deguara Program Co-ordinator [left] and Board Director Phil Cordery [right] 
with the 2013 students and Woodside corporate sponsors

President Dave Taylor Rotary Club of Scarborough
  ARH D9465 Representative Diane Wright 
and Jackie Ormsby President of the Rotary Club of Melville
 with Phil Cordery


Rotary Club of Fremantle
President Jan Mason with some of the recipients

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

Past Rotary International Director Ken Collins 
with Richard Symons


Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie


Rotary Club of Midland
Rotary Club of Belmont


Rotary Club of Mount Barker

 Thanks to all you beautiful people who came to buy an ice cream,
at the rotary van.and said hello.
We had a great day,


Rotary Club of South Perth Burswood
 Some of the South Perth-Burswood Rotary ladies selling Christmas cakes
 and puddings at the Vic Park Christmas St Mall


Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Carer's Day


Rotary Club of Mill Point

 Putting them in the spotlight and keen to acknowledge their
presence, the three stooges Owen Ferguson, Reg Willis
and Vic Stoyanoff,
resplendent in the Fullness of their Mature Masculinity,
were given a special a FMM for 
"Functional Misdemeanours by Members".award –
 their own personal physical activity planner
donated by the Heart


Rotary Club of Perth

 The three Amigo's  !!!!


Rotary Club of Southern Districts

Steven Dutt, Geoff Wiltshire, Llyod Dungey and John Simpson.with Kerry O'Shea


Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough

 Sausage sizzle at Bunnings today Jo, Di and Jos 
doing their bit to raise some awareness 
and some funds to put back into the community. 


Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault
 Club planning day at Wellington forest cottages.
 Thanks to Wendy for her awesome mediating. 
Some great ideas about member engagement -
 it's up to us as members now! Looking forward to 2014


Rotary Club of East Perth

Our guest speaker this morning was Lee Tate, 
the Communications Manager for Arafmi,
 the peak body which represents carer's for people with mental illness. 
Lee left a number of pamphlets for members. 
The pamphlet lists services provided by Arafmi 
to carer's, including; advocacy, counselling, respite and a many more.



Rotary Club of Rossmoyne

The Rossmoyne Interact Club
held a
"Rossmoyne's got Talent" night
at the local performing Arts Centre
with 150 people attending

 All went to schedule and plan,
the only small glitch was
that Mike Nahan was unable to make it 
(due toParliamentary commitments)
 A little ceremony was
arranged at Rossmoyne Senior High School 
with Mikeon the following Friday, the new Principal Paul Leech
and Kuda (Interact President) along with the winner
Hannah Razak were present

 I have no idea what talent this pair have??


Rotary Club of Midland

Hay stacking with awesome Rotarians and friends.


Exchange Students in the Goldfields and Esperance



Club Promotions






Rotary Club of Osborne Park





Police stop my car

There are two French Legionnaires in the desert,
 and they’ve been separated from their unit and are lost.
They’ve been wandering for several days without food and water, 
and are nearly resigned to the fact that they will soon die from dehydration,
 when as they reach the top of a sand dune,
 they see a big, bustling market laid out before them.
 Naturally, they can’t believe their eyes and think it’s a mirage,
 but as they draw closer, they can hear the stallholders’ cries, 
and they eventually reach the market and realise that it’s really there.
So the legionnaires rush up to the first stall they can and cry to the stallholder
, “Stallholder, we have been travelling in the desert for many days, 
and have had no food or water. 
We shall surely die soon unless you have some you can sell us. 
Tell us, do you have any sustenance for us?”
The stallholder shook his head and replied,
 “I’m sorry, French legionnaire type people,
 but all I have to sell is a load of bowls full of jelly, topped with custard 
and cream, and lovingly sprinkled with hundreds
 and thousands of pieces of fruit and cake.”
The legionnaires look at each other, mildly surprised,
 and move on to the next stall, where they ask the stallholder,
 “Mr purveyor of fine foodstuffs and the like,
 we have been travelling through the desert for days,
 deprived of the necessary beverages and foodstuffs
 which are required for survival.
 We shall surely die soon, unless you can sell us some skins of water.”
The stallholder looked at them embaressed, and confessed
 “Gentlemen, tragic as I admit it is,
 I have none of the ingredients necessary to life for which you ask me.
 All I have to sell is this large bowl of jelly topped with custard 
and cream and sprinkled with hundreds
 and thousands of pieces of fruit and cake, 
with a little cocktail cherry in the middle at the top, there,”
 he said, pointing out the glace cherry
. “I cannot help you.”
The legionnaires look at each other in desperation,
 and run on to the next stall, where they demand of the stallholder,
 “Look, mate, we need water or we’ll die. 
We’ve been travelling without water for days and need some now. 
Do you have any you can sell us?”
The stallholder looked at his curl-ended shoes in shame as he confessed, 
“Sorry, fellas, all I have to sell you is a bowl of jelly, with custard, cream
 and hundreds and thousands of pieces of fruit and cake.
 I can’t help you.
 I’ll have to condemn you to a long and lingering death through dehydration.”
The legionnaires were really worried by this point,
 and they went through the market, stall by stall, asking each stallholder 
whether they had any water they could sell them, 
and thus save their lives, but each stallholder gave the same reply,
 all they had to sell was a bowl of jelly with cream, custard 
and hundreds and thousands of pieces of fruit and cake.
Dejected and resigned to their grim fate,
 the legionnaires left the desert market and walked off into the setting sun.
 As they did so, one turned to the other and said,
 “That was really odd, a big market in the middle of nowhere, 
and all they sold was bowls of jelly with custard, cream
 and hundreds and thousands of pieces of fruit and cake.”
The other turned to face his companion and replied,
“Yes, it was a trifle bazaar

Voice of China     ....amazing singers


Western Australia
On the banks of the Pentacost River 
with the Cockburn Ranges in the background

1 comment:

  1. Great work Phil. Now I am trying to work out how I play the police song in public!