Sunday, May 18, 2014


May is Australian Rotary Health Month



A woman with a black apron is stirring tomatoes
 into a pan of vegetables in Bursa, Turkey. 
Visually impaired, she is being helped by an assistant, 
who is a spouse of a Turkish Rotary member.
Elsewhere in the kitchen, other cooks and Rotary spouses are preparing meatballs,
 slicing and peeling eggplants, and measuring out cookie dough.
 At a table in an adjacent dining area, a man is reading
 a recipe from a Braille cookbook.
The cookbook, "Good Smells From the Kitchen,"
has enabled many members of the Library of Turkey for the Visually Disabled
 to enter the kitchen with new confidence.
"For the first time I made lentil meatballs," says Sϋheyla Karayalçin,
 a book recipient. 
"I had never done it before. I let others taste it, it was nice. 
I am very excited to have a special recipe book for us 
[people with visual impairments]."
The activity is part of a project by Rotary members in western Turkey, 
who have partnered with the library to produce the country's first cookbook 
for the visually impaired,
 printed in Braille and recorded on audio CD. 
Several dozen copies of the book have rolled off the library's presses 
and have been recorded in the library's studio, 
and given free to library members. 
Additional copies are printed as Rotary members 
secure funding and line up new sponsors.

Günes Ertaş says fellow Rotary club members came up 
with the idea after they had helped the library purchase
 Braille machines and other equipment through Rotary grants. 


Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough
 The Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough 
were pleased to welcome new member Kory Wright
 Kory comes to us from the Rotary Club of Rotarua North in New Zealand.


Rotary Club of Cambridge

We are delighted to welcome Tracy Lee as a member of Rotary 

 Welcome to new member of Rotary - Jeremy Wood.


Rotary Club of Fremantle
Phil Twycross was inducted into Fremantle Rotary this week. 
Welcome to our club Phil, it's great to see new members joining in.
 Phil received his membership pin, club badge
 and membership certificate from Acting President Jean.


Around the Clubs


Rotary Club of Corrigin 's  
50th Birthday
May 17

 District Governor Hank de Smit with a special presentation
 to President Ron Williams from Rotary International
 and letter from World President Ron Burton

Charter Members from 1964
Keith Noack, Kevin Kent,
David Jones and Colin Larke

Jack Wilson [Rotary Club of Quairading with Past President David Bolt 
and Past District Governor Phil Cordery
nb.. Jack is still a very active member of his club
 at the age of 98 1/2 years old


Rotary Club of West Perth

 West Perth Rotary Club welcomed Marge Bradley and Gidgee
 from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

John Hollingshead was host to Marge and Gidgee
 for the breakfast meeting and did his usual superb job


Ride to the other Side


Rotary Club of Wanneroo

We held our "Claytons" Changeover meeting last night at Cafe Elixir.
 The reason for early changeover is because President Elect Bill Kell
 will be away during the normal time. 


Rotary Club of Cockburn
 Challenger Institute Award recipients
 Gemma Ansmith, Yvette Hansen and Claudia Cole
 spoke to Rotarians about their achievements, 
with President Dave Kleeman and Michael Beaver.


Rotary Club of Geraldton

Having Fun at Midwest Auto Group May 2014 


Rotary Club of Perth


Rotary Club of Hannans Kalgoorlie
 Come down to the Boulder Markets and buy a book from the
 Rotary Club of Hannans-Kalgoorlie BookSale. Books are ridiculously cheap


Rotary Club of Scarborough
Dr Elin Gray from Edith Cowan University 
gave a talk to Scarborough Rotarians today on Metastatic Melanoma research 
being undertaken by Prof Mel Ziman's team.
 Dr Gray was assisted by researchers Pauline Zaenker, Danielle Bartlett & Jacinta Sirr. 


Rotary Club of Cambridge

 Rotary has just delivered audiology equipment to East Java, Indonesia,
 for use in testing hearing impaired children.
 This is a joint project of the Rotary Clubs of Cambridge, 
Mount Lawley and Surabaya,
 which has seen equipment and support provided since 2001.




Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

Recent attendees at the RYPEN camp last weekend
were two students from PLC sponsored by the club
One is also an Interactor in the Interact Club of Freshwater Bay

 PRID Ken Collins talked on Polio Eradication 
at the Dalkeith PS Assembly last Friday morning.
It was followed by a presentation on immunisation to the Yr 6 and 7s 
and then the whole school participated in a "Paint Your Pinkie'


Rotary Club of Fremantle
 We welcomed Don Weir as a visitor to our meeting this week.
 Don is visiting his son Rob from Tampa in Florida.


Rotary Club of Kununurra
 Bushmen's Rodeo @ Kununurra Rodeo Grounds! 
We're ready to serve up some delish Rotary burgers!


Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie


Rotary Club of Mill Point
 President Renae Poot with Acting Inspector Ashley Goy from Kensington
and two times winner of Policeman of the year Paul Daly


Rotary Club of Karrinyup

Our Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students Jacob and Lorenzo,
 on a Mine tour in Newman, as part of their NW Safari! 



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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]


One day consists of 86,400 seconds. This is one of them

A sailor was caught AWOL as he tried to sneak on board his ship at about 3 am
 The chief petty officer spied him and ordered the sailor to stop. 
The officer ordered the sailor, 
"Take this broom and sweep every link on this anchor chain 
by morning or it's the brig for you!" 

The sailor picked up the broom
 and started to sweep the chain. 

Just then, a tern landed on the broom handle. 
The sailor yelled at the bird to leave, but it didn't. 
The lad picked the tern off the broom handle, 
giving the bird a toss. 

The bird left, only to return and light once again on the broom handle. 
The sailor went through the same routine all over again, 
with the same result. 

He couldn't get any cleaning done because 
he could only sweep at the chain once or twice 
before the silly bird came back. 

When morning came, so did the chief petty officer,
 to check up on his wayward sailor. 

"What on earth have you been doing all night? 
This chain is no cleaner than when you started!
 What have you to say for yourself, sailor?" 
barked the chief. 

"Honest, chief," came the reply, 
"I tossed a tern all night and couldn't sweep a link!"

Western Australia
Ivanhoe Crossing - Kununurra WA 

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