Sunday, December 15, 2013


 from the Rotary Club  of  Kalgoorlie newsletter


Rotary Club of Hannans Kalgoorlie


Rotary Club of Rossmoyne

 In 1996, routine polio immunizations in Nigeria
 and other African countries were anything but routine
. Competing health priorities and lack of funding hampered many governments
 from putting polio eradication high on their agenda. 
The drive for a polio-free Africa needed a playmaker.

Enter Nelson Mandela.
 Herb Brown, Rotary's president in 1995-96,
 recalls seeking the South African leader's support.
"President Mandela was so gracious and listened
 as we described the problem," Brown says.
 "I told him only he had the influence to persuade 
the countries to resume immunization."
Mandela agreed to help.
 "I'm well aware of Rotary and all the work you've done,
 and all the work you did while I was in jail," he told Brown.
 At a press conference, with Brown at his side, 
Mandela asked all the heads of state in Africa to open 
their doors to polio National Immunization Days.
Mandela helped launch the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign 
later that year with 1996-97 Rotary President Luis Giay 
and Rotary Foundation Chair Rajendra Saboo.
 Almost immediately, Africa's polio eradication effort was back on track.
 Using soccer matches and celebrity endorsements,
 the campaign raised public awareness of polio 
and helped spur more than 30 African countries
 to hold their first National Immunization Days.
In recognition of his vital work, 
Rotary presented the Rotary Award for World Understanding to Mandela in 1997, 
then Rotary's highest honor.
 "We chose President Mandela because of his significant contributions to world peace,
 human rights, and freedom," said Giay,
 adding that Rotary members especially appreciated
 "his strong support of the eradication of polio throughout Africa."
Mandela called the award "a tribute to the people of South Africa's rainbow nation." 
Rotary's work toward eradicating polio
 "has shown the power of a global network of people
 who are ready to roll up their sleeves and put their heart 
and soul into saving children from disability."
Mandela donated the award's $100,000 prize to the 
Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.
Following his death, 
Rotary members in South Africa lauded Mandela as
 "one of the 20th century's iconic symbols of freedom and equality,"
 "the father of the nation," 
and "a leader of service."
"Mandela was a man who overcame unimaginable hardships
 to emerge as one of the greatest leaders of our time 
— and one of our greatest humanitarians . . 
. . [His] legacy of courage, determination, and commitment 
will forever inspire us to move forward in our effort to achieve a better,
 more peaceful world,"

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Please make Rotary a winner of Airmiles
Last year we won over 2.5 million miles.
 How they were used is explained 
in the letter below.
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All miles earned in this program benefit humanitarian programs 
and are never used by senior leaders
 or to offset regular business travel expenditures. 
I personally oversee this program and only two RI Staff members
 including myself have access to the account. 
Each year a staff committee representing the areas of focus
 is given the responsibility to manage the use of these miles 
to maximize their impact and enhance the image of Rotary.
 Uses during this last year include free airline tickets
 for youth exchange students whose family could not afford them 
which had previously blocked their participation in the program. 
A peace theme postcard contest furnished free tickets for high school students
 and one parent to attend President Sakuji's peace conferences.
Numerous teams of doctors and surgical nurses were transported
 to perform life saving heart surgeries while teaching techniques to local doctors. 
Numerous children and their parents were transported for lifesaving treatments. 
Teams of journalists were provided with tickets to report on NIDs. 
Rotary volunteers were sent to perform NIDs. 
Tickets were also issued to support water projects 
and activities in support of the areas of focus.
 Several web stories were written during the year 
to report on the program
 and should still be available on the RI website.


   From Pakistan

President Syed Basit Gillani
Sectary Raja Sha Nawaz 
RC Jhang Saddar 

cc: DG Haji Iftikhar Ahmed 
      DGE Dr. Mansoor ul Haq 
      DGN Sajid Bhatti

Dear Fellow Rotarians

A body of International Rotarians have set up an event,
 as a part of our celebrations for our Rotary Birthday on 23rd Feb 2014,
 to raise funds for End Polio Now
 and I would very much like to have our Club involved in it 
as well as any other Club from the Dist 3272 on the whole. 

Even our Interacts and Rotaracts will be motivated for this 
and I am very sure that our Youth here will perform wonders. 

Please take part in this very simple event leading up to our Birthday.

The purpose of this is to set up "
The World's Greatest Meal to Help Polio" 
. during the week commencing 23rd February 
which is Rotary Week
we are asking Rotarians, friends of Rotarians their neighbors,
 work colleagues in fact anyone to hold a meal 
and at the same time raise funds for End Polio Now.
23rd Feb is the Birthday for Rotary. 

 It may be a frugal meal with the spend going to the cause,
 it could be a Club meal where donations could be made
 in fact just a meal where people meet and raise money
 or give money for End Polio Now. 

At the end of the day we want everyone across the world
 who take part to have fun and enjoy themselves
 and at the same time help children not get polio.

Remember that for every Rupee or any equivalent currency the
 @ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will "TRIPLE IT". 

So please put this into your diary & lets make 
this Rotary birthday celebration special
- we can all take part !

Please share with all your friends .

Thanks to our many International friends we have been able
 to pull this event together & I am sure it will be a success 
& brings a focus to our project of Polio Fund Raising, 
Which Rotarians have been enraged with.

Being Rotarians, we are bound to our promise to the children 
of the world to eliminate Polio. 

Yours in Rotary

Khalid Haider 



Shelter box video


'Aiza Rellin is a 2nd year student at the University in Baybay 
where she's working towards her BA in Agriculture. 
She comes from a family in a remote village 
and is working hard to do her family proud and help support them
. With a mother working in Manila and siblings that have moved away,
 there's a lot of pressure on her to succeed at school.

 'She's not letting anyone down. 
The 18 year old's on a full scholarship to the university
 but had her school year cut short because of the typhoon. 
Coming back after the typhoon hit, 
her family needed her most.

 'She recalled sadly that until being given a ShelterBox tent,
 when it rained, her family could do nothing
 'but sit in the rain and wait for it to pass.'
 With the seasons getting wetter and wetter
 the sheer look of relief on their faces
 when given a tent was indescribable.

 'Some of her family were up in Tacloban 
when Haiyan hit, 
and you could see the emotion welling in her story
 as she recalls that they still have not been able to get in contac
 with a sister that was working and living up there

' Richard Loat, Response Team member.
 Thank you for your support!


Some of the Presidents of D3830 in the Philipines
 who are co- ordinating relief supplies

Distrubution centre in Palawan  Philippines


 Our ‘Hat-trick of Hat Days’ was a sombrero of success
on Friday October 11 as organisations and individuals around the nation 
showed their support for mental health research in Australia!

There were morning teas, raffles, dinners, trivia nights, spot prizes, 
bake sales and more! 
We enjoyed seeing photos of people in all sorts of funny hats, 
and hearing stories of how much fun people had at their events!

So far, approximately $100,000 has been raised for mental health research, 
which we think is TOPS! 
A reminder to those who are yet to donate their funds,
 please do so via the Hat Day website.

Thank YOU for shining a light on mental illness by hosting a Hat Day event, 
donning funky headgear and donating to mental health research through
100% of your donation will be used to fund vital mental health research
 aimed at finding preventions, treatments 
and cures for mental illnesses.

See examples of how your donation will be used 
to create a mentally healthier Australia by reading some of our 

also highlights a range of health projects we fund, 
of which mental health research is our main focus.

Thank you for your participation and support for Hat Day 2013.
We hope you will be involved in Hat Day again next year – 
Friday October 10, 2014.

In the meantime, if you have any questions
 or feedback about Hat Day, 
please contact us on 02 8837 1900 

Steff Fenton
Hat Day Coordinator & Mental Health Research Enthusiast
Australian Rotary Health


Tuesday 10th at 8.30 the forty first Police Officer of the Year
 Breakfast was held at Crown Perth,in the Botanical Rooms. 
 There were over one hundred people including East Perth Rotarians and guests,
 WA Police and guests and sponsors Police and Nurses Bank,
 Crown Perth and 6PR and their respective guests.
Crown supplied the room and breakfast,
 Police and Nurses Bank, prizes for winner ($5,000) two runners up ($1,000 each)
 and 6PR free promotion of Police Officer of the Year Award. 
East Perth Rotary supplied Crown vouchers
 to the two runners-up and flower and hamper baskets to the wives of the 3 finalists
The Police Commissioner also celebrated his forty years 
with The WA Police service on the 10th,
  commencing as a seventeen year old recruit.

Steve Mills, a presenter at 6PR, was Master of Ceremonies
 did a good  job at trying to keep to the run sheet

 This was made up for with numerous photos with the winner Cameron Clifford,
 runners up Peter Price and Bob Scott, 
the Commissioner and sponsors
All in all it was a well -run event showcasing Rotary's contribution
 to vocational excellence.
Colin McClughan

Past District Governor Phil Cordery with Past President Robyn Penny
 of the East Perth Rotary Club
 with this years winner Cam Clifford and his partner

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
  welcome the  two newest members, with Pres. Mike
 is Ros and Pat Curbishley. 
Pat is a PP of the RC of Lincoln in the UK 
and has been a member of the RC of Perth.
 Ros has been involved with Inner Wheel in the UK 
and is Leader of the Flower Guild at St George's Cathedral.


Rotary Club of Bentley Curtin
District Governor Erwin Biemel with President Peter Snell
induct Joao Nascimento.. Margaret Weeks and Greg Johnstone


Seen at the recent Rotary Institute in Canberra
 Past District Governor Phillip Skelton and Leonie

Past District Governor Bob Cooper and Wendy


Ride to the other side

In only 150 days Ride to the Other Side
will depart Adelaide, South Australia on the third stage
 and one of the biggest legs to date 
2500 Km to Sydney, Australia

 Rotary Club of Armadale
Great night on Tuesday had three of the Ride to the Other Side team 
receive a Bronze Friend of the Fund pin from Australian Rotary Health 
Thank you to the team for the support — 


Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of West Perth
 40 years of support for West Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute (WANRI)
. They do a great job!

Rotary Club of Fremantle
 Pictured handing over a cheque at the 
Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation Awards night,
 is Fremantle Rotary President Bob Coventry on left, 
with Rod Rate from the Attadale Club,
 plus the awardee Uli Steinwandle in middle.


Rotary Club of Scarborough
 Scarborough Rotarian Mike Sultanowsky 
gave a rapturous presentation today on flying model aircraft.
 The aircraft are between one third & half real size


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
 PRID Ken and Di Collins at Eaton PS in Bunbury
 where teacher Teresa Collins and students
 were presented with a set of 30 microscopes 
on Friday, 6th December.


Rotary Club of Pinjarra
 Looking for the perfect present? 

Fancy riding your very own Harley Davidson?

For $50 you could be the proud owner
 of a Harley 1200 Sportster worth $18000,
 and at the same time be supporting 3 great causes
 - the Cancer Council of WA, Community Palliative Care 
and the Rotary Club of Pinjarra.
 So get in quick and contact us if you would like a ticket.

We had a great meeting tonight, with our Guest Speaker,
 Heidi Bucktin from The Department of Parks and Wildlife,
 telling us all about the restoration of Lake Mealup.
 Congratulations to Heidi, all the volunteers from the Lake Mealup Preservation Society, 
and the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council
 for the wonderful job they have done.


Rotary Club of Belmont
     Please make the effort to come along and hear the amazing difference
 that Rachel Sheffield is making to the lives of the people in Laos 
- at our last meeting of the year next Thursday Lunch time
Today at Pac Xing we achieved our three aims.
 We opened the new centre with the support of the Yang Style Integrated Tai Chi Association 
and Mill point Rotary Club and we tested the eye sight of 42 local children .


Rotary Club of Ballajura Malaga
 Presentation of the Segway to Jack Day by the Rotary Club of Ballajura Malaga 


Rotary Club of Armadale


Rotary Club of Karrinyup

Xmas Function

The day started with the Annual 'Golf Challenge'
 and President Peter presents PDG Phil with the winners shield


Rotary Club of Albany Port
Members gather for a Xmas photo


Rotary District 9465
 A surprise visitor joined the Training Team 
during the Vision Facilitation session with Rotary Club of Mill Point.
L to R.
PDG John Simmons, DGN Melodie Kevan, 
DGE Brian Eddy, PDG Liz Westoby, PDG Bob Cooper, DGN Jerry Pilcher
In front,  President Renae Poot and the welcome visitor.


Rotary Club of Applecross
 Capital Community Radio performs at the Rotary Jacaranda Festival.
President of the Rotary Club of Applecross Murray McKay 
presents John Dubber, Chairman of Capital Community Radio 
with a cheque for $1,000 as Festival Director,
 Past President Dean Lawrence looks on

Clubs  Xmas Dinner


Rotary Club of Scarborough

Here are some photos from the Wheelchairs for Kids
 morning tea this morning.

Morning teas have been provided by our WFK volunteers 
as a Christmas gesture, for our volunteers, sponsors, supporters and donors.
 Morning teas have been organised for Monday, Tuesday
 and today (Wednesday) with the last one to be conducted this coming Friday.

All have been well attended.

Photos provided with thanks to Nicole Cutler (a WFK Volunteer).


Rotary Club of Kenwick

Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Scholar Luke Davies was guest speaker
Pictured here with President Steve Weychan 
and Australian Rotary Health Board Dirctor Phil Cordery

Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie

At Hammond Park

Rotaract Club of Perth

Enjoying Volunteering Day  well done


District 9465
 Our current inbounds enjoying Peel Week. 
Thank you to the Mandurah Districts and nearby clubs for hosting and entertaining them.


Rotary Club of Scarborough

Out going RYE student Sophie HOLT at todays Scarborough Rotary meeting.

Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Eden spoke to us before about her forthcoming exchange
student trip to Germany, 


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Claire Koch Signs Christmas Carol For Her Deaf Parents During School Pageant

Try this

 Short Term Memory Test .

You'll be shown 12 photos in the first part,
You'll be shown another 12 photos in the second part,
You'll be shown 48 photos in the third part 
and asked if you saw them in the first part,
 the second part - 
or never saw them at all.
When you have finished the third part, 
your results will be given to you.
Click here to begin.

 Thanks Mike B


Blue Xmas


Western Australia


1 comment:

  1. G'Day Phil, Thanks for the effort, top stuff all the time. Have a great Christmas and I look forward to 2014.