Sunday, May 25, 2014


More than 18,000 Rotary members from over 150 countries 
will be in Sydney, Australia, 1-4 June 
for the 2014 Rotary International Convention. 
The convention is bringing together some of the world's leading experts
 on water, polio, and social media. 
Follow all of the action by signing into My Rotary, 
and through the following:


Nancy Hughes, a widow who might have been expected to enjoy
 a quiet retirement with an occasional cruise on a calendar, 
has instead joined the effort to address 
one of the world’s single biggest problems:
 poor people in the developing world are killing themselves
 and their children cooking over open fires 
while deforesting the planet in the bargain.

 Working with her Rotary club, 
Nancy has established a nonprofit organization called
 Stove Team International that built seven factories in five countries
 to manufacture clean burning wood stoves that require less 
than half as much wood and produce no visible smoke,
 68% less particulate matter 
and 85% less carbon emission.
 Because the stoves are locally produced,
 they create quality jobs in communities that desperately need them. 
Almost 45,000 stoves have been produced so far, 
but that is a drop in the bucket compared with the
 estimated need of six million stoves in Guatemala alone.

 Stove Team TISI -0.87% International was recognized for its work
 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
 Stove Team notes that, 
“The most dangerous activity a woman can undertake in the developing world 
is cooking for her family.”
 The indoor air pollution is believed to cause 4 million deaths per year.
 Not only is the indoor air pollution resulting from the stoves devastating
 to the health of mother and children,
 but the some estimates suggest that 4 million burns
 occur each year associated with cooking fires. 
The scale of indoor cooking fires generates 
one billion tons of greenhouse gases each year
 and contributes dramatically to deforestation.

Rotary Club of Southern Districts


Rotary Club of Fresh water Bay


Rotary Club of Pinjarra
Debbie McLarty with President Andrew


Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Karrinyup


Rotary Clubs of

Neighbours helping Neighbours

Once again the Rotary Give a Damn Give a Can 
collection in the Fremantle area has been an outstanding success. 
  Our pink carpet in the park grew even larger. 
  This year the combined collections from Fremantle Rotary; 
Attadale Rotary and Cockburn Rotary came to a huge total
 of approximately 15,000 items from the areas targeted.  
And those bags collected were full – and I mean really full –
 we averaged at least 5 items per bag.  
And they are still coming in.

People have been very generous and have allowed
 us to provide large donations of food to help our four main beneficiaries;
 St Pats; The Salvos; Anglicare and Uniting Care West provide meals
 and care packages for needy families. 
  The recipients were all delighted with their share but with bags 
coming in after the event we have also been able to assist
 the Woman’s Refuge; Communicare and the Graham Maybury Appeal. 

Rotarians, families and friends from the three Clubs
 plus student assistance from several schools
 and the local Scout Troop helped with feet on the street 
for the collection; the rain stayed away at the vital time 
and we were able to enjoy a sausage sizzle and cold drink afterwards.
   Many thanks to every one involved and to our collection depots
 so generously provided by :  
Shacks Holden Fremantle; Pharmacist Advice Silas Street; 
Gerald Burns Pharmacy Melville Plaza; Banovich Pharmacy South Fremantle
 and Hilton 777 Pharmacy on South Street.

If you would like to be involved next year 
or would like further information about Rotary 
please check the web site of the Club in your area
 or call 0409201300 for more information.

Fremantle Rotarian Stuart

Happy Recipients

Rotary Club of Cockburn


Craig Alford making a presentation at the RC of Sunbury 
who gave us a donation of $500. 

Day 9 Oatlands (Tas) - Hobart (Tas)


Rotary Club of Mundaring
 At a recent club meeting Cathy O’Brien, 
who is an Administrative Officer Health Services at the Shire of Mundaring, 
was presented with a Pride of Workmanship plaque 
by our venerable Sunday Markets Manager, David Brockway.
 Cathy earned the award for the efficient and friendly service
 she provides to the public and the way she has of solving small problems 
before they cause trouble.
Cathy is pictured with her family. Husband Michael, 
daughter Jasmine, son Daven and her manager from the Shire, 
Adrian Dyson  (Manager of Health & Community Safety Services


Rotary Club of Pinjarra

 Two presentations were made,  via the Harley Raffle:
 Palliative Care: received donations of Matrasses, wheel chairs, 
toilet frames and other accessories appropriate to their needs. 
 Gill with Richard and Murray

Elizabeth with Richard and Murray

 The Cancer Council:  Elizabeth responded with thanks
 to the club and a review of where the funds will be used.



Rotary Club of Kununurra
 And we're now at the Moon Fair Kununurra Ag Show


Rotary Club of Manjimup


Rotarian Barbara Hunter delivered a passionate 
and informative presentation with quality pictures
 that show the reality of a country in immediate need
 of international aid and support to improve the health
 and day to day living of newborn children through to parents.


Rotary Club of Narrogin

From last meeting: Amber Dehnel and Jessica Coppock , 
year 7 students from East Narrogin Primary School,
 talking about the Leadership Conference in Perth, 
which year 6 and 7 students took part 
and thanked the Rotary Club of Narrogin  for the sponsorship.


Rotary Club of Victoria Park
 Rotary District 9465 W.A members at the 2014
 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards ceremony held on the 19th May 2014.
 Well over 100 people attended the morning tea
 which was held at Burswood on Swan. 
Anthony Vuleta - Acting CEO of the Town of Victoria Park
 presented the awards to a packed house.
 Clockwise from top left we have: 
President Wilf Hendrickson, Secretary Roger Meakes, Peter Fry,
 Cr Vin Nairn, Acting CEO Anthony Vuleta, Chareon Teo
 and John Colley.


Rotary Club of Geraldton

This morning President Colin Wise presented Owen Bell, 
Principal of Yuna Primary School, Principal Justin Tuohy 
of St Mary's Primary School Northampton and Teacher Lorraine Jones 
and the Geraldton Primary School with a special gift of microscopes.

Students can now take a closer look at the world
 around them thank to this wonderful project.

Rotary Club of Fresh Water Bay

The Club was privileged to have PDG Charlie and Rtn Mary Rogers, 
from the RC Celebration, Florida as our program last Wednesday.
 Charlie and Mary live in Celebration,
 which is a suburb which sprang out of land owned by Disney


Rotary Club of Byford and Districts
Quiz Night


Rotary Club of Hillarys


Rotary Club of Corrigin 
50th Birthday

Jack Wilson from the Rotary Club of Quairading 
is pictured here with Past President David Bolt


 Rotary Club of Perth

US Consul General sharing her journey today.


D9455 students on NW Safari













It's on again in 2014! The 14th Collie Adventure Race
 will be held on Saturday 11 October 
and this years event is expected to be better and bigger than ever!

The courses and format for the events are the same as 2013
 and details for registration will be available shortly for 2014


Rotary Club of Osborne Park
May 26th  [1978]

Rotary Club of Hannans Kalgoorlie
May 28th  [1994]

Rotary Club of Albany Port
May 29th  [1979]

Rotary Club of Applecross
June 3rd  [1971]

Rotary Club of Swan Valley
June  9th  [1993]

Rotary Club of East Perth
June 9th  [1969]

Rotary Club of Esperance
June 12th  [1962]

Rotary Club of York/Canning Bridge
June 14th  [1954]

Rotary Club of Wongan Hills
June 15th  [1965]

Rotary Club of Cockburn
June 18th  [1969]

Rotary Club of Bunbury
June 19th   1939]

Rotary Club of Booragoon
June 21st  [1983]

Rotary Club of South Bunbury
June 23rd  [1967]

Rotary Club of Willetton
June 25th  [1982]

Rotary Club of Kalamunda
June 27th  [1962]

Rotary Club of Mount Lawley
June 28th  [1949]

Rotary Club of Subiaco
June 28th  [1949]

Rotary Club of West Perth
June 28th  [1954]

Rotary Club of Quairading
June 30th  [1963]

Rotary Club of Cambridge
June 30th  [1969]

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne
June 30th  [1972]



The Genius that is Charlie Chaplin

A lady opened her refrigerator and saw a rabbit sitting on one of the shelves.
“What are you doing in there?” She asked.

The rabbit replied: “This is a Westinghouse, isn’t it?”
To which the lady replied “Yes.”
“Well,” the rabbit said,

“I’m westing.”

Workers Fail


Western Australia
View from Brancos Lookout at El Questro Station,
 East Kimberley Western Australia