Sunday, April 20, 2014


 The first issue was published in January 1911
 as The National Rotarian. 
The named changed in September 1912 after clubs
 were chartered in Canada and England.

 born 146 years ago

In Tamil Nadu, India, two doctors, both members of the Rotary Club of Srirangam,
 discovered an alarming trend in the remote city outskirts of Trichy,
 women dying of breast cancer.
Drs. K. Govindaraj and K.N. Srinivasan knew that much of the
 death and suffering could be avoided,
 and both were motivated by their personal experiences with the disease.
 Govindaraj watched his mother die of breast cancer a decade earlier,
 and helped found the Dr. K. Shantha Breast Cancer Foundation in her memory. 
 Srinivasan, an oncologist, witnessed unprecedented growth 
in the number of younger patients coming to his clinic 
with advanced stages of the disease.
According to the National Cancer Registry of India,
 20 to 40 women per 100,000 are suffering from breast cancer. 
 And because many women lack the resources to travel to the city, 
or the$50 fee for proper screening , the doctors needed a unique approach.
 During a trip to South Korea, Govindaraj saw a large van outfitted
 with X-ray equipment parked outside a mall, 
and thought a moving doctor’s office and lab -- or “mammobus” 
-- could overcome the challenges they faced.

Through a Rotary global grant, the men were able to buy
 and outfit their own bus. Since April 2012 t
he Shantha Foundation’s mammobus, 
supported by local Rotarians 
and the Rotary Club of Rockville, Maryland, USA,
 has administered 2,500 free breast cancer screenings.
 Early stage cancer has been detected and treated in six women,
 and thousands have been taught how to conduct regular self-exams,
 an important means of early detection.


Rotary Club of Southern Districts
President John Rechichi with Sharon Hill
Sharon has transferred from a club in New South Wales


Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Bunbury
Our club proudly gave over $40,000 to the following recipients:
 Red Cross and Crisis relief for Syria and Cyprus presented to Maria Fitzgerald.
 Lisa Blakeney for assistance in a life preserving operation presented to Alan Blakeney.
 Sail into Life presented to Sharon Kavanagh.
 Leschenault Men's Shed presented to Laurie Seaton.
 Val Lishman Health Research Foundation presented to Lal Lishman.

 This is what Rotary is all about: to give to those in need.


Rotary Club of Hillarys
Pictures from the recent
Carine Community Fair
for their support of the Carine Community Fair


Joint Meeting
Rotary Clubs of Heirisson Morley and Perth

Community Health Forum
April 14th
Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of
Applecross, Attadale
Melville and Booragoon
 Past District Governor John Kevan

 District Governor Elect Melodie Kevan 
with Past District Governor Phil Cordery 

President Murray Mckay [Rotary Club of Applecross]
 Chris Richardson and others

 With the Speakers

Past District Governors
Ed McKinnon Phil Cordery and John Kevan


Rotary Club of West Perth

 Food Rescue Manager Julie Broad with Rotarian Alan Briggs 
after having a tour of the operations centre


Rotary Club of Geraldton
 CONGRATULATIONS to our winning Rotarians !!

2014 Australian Small Business Champion Winners
HOT Cleaning Services was named the winner in the Services category
 during the Australian Small Business Champion Awards for 2014
, held on Saturday 5th April at The Westin Sydney.

Club Bowls night  April 15th

 The winners


Rotary Club of Southern Districts
Presidents Cocktail Party

President Elect Robert  De Prato and President John Rechichi


Rotaract Club of Subiaco

Hard at work at the Rotary Team Challenge for MS on Saturday. — with Melissa Pilkington.

 Carine craft fair BBQ — with Jarrad Powell.


District 9455 Youth Exchange Students
at Rottnest Island

with Rob Thompson, Bob Phelps and other exchange students on Bob’s boat.


Rotary Club of Scarborough

Sue Duggan, Guest Speaker Jegasothy Gnanaletchumy and Pres Dave Taylor

Des Cousins and Dave Taggart attacking a defenceless Woody!

 Hugh Frost and Rod McCagh


Ride to other Side

ARH Bronze pins in recognition for their great work. 
Ian Furey Craig Alford and Ian Jones


Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay


                                   Combined Rotary & Rotaract Clubs
                              of Mandurah & Districts 

Saturday the 19th the combined Rotary & Rotaract Clubs of Mandurah & Districts 
collaborated in yet another very successful Duck Race. 
Serving their community.


Club Promotions












Rotary Club of Kwinana
April 22   [1971]

Rotary Club of Dalkeith
April  24th   [1984]

Rotary Club of Karrinyup
May 1st     [1974]

Rotary Club of Belmont
May 13th  [1960]

Rotary Club of South Perth /Burswood
May 17th   [1962]

Rotary Club of Corrigin
May 18th  [1964]

Rotary Club of Osborne Park
May 26th    [1978]

Rotary Club of Hannans Kalgoorlie
May 28th    [1994]

Rotary Club of Albany Port

May 29th   [1979]


Nico Calabria, born with one leg, has defied expectations
 on the pitch and exemplifies what it means to power through

An elderly man had a massive stroke 
and the family drove him to the emergency room.
After a while the ER doctor appeared wearing a long face.
  “I’m afraid Grandpa is brain-dead,
 but his heart is still beating.”

“Oh, Dear God,” cried his wife,
 “We’ve never had a liberal Party Member in the family before!”

Spectacular Salsa - Paddy & Nico 


Something to think about

Western Australia
crossing the Pentecost River
 in the El Questro Wilderness Park

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