Sunday, February 8, 2015


February is World Undestanding Month


Your Club could APPLY FOR the Innovative
 and Flexible Club pilot
Dear club officers,
 from 200 to 1,000 clubs beginning 1 July 2015 through 30 June 2017.
Feedback from Rotary surveys and focus groups
 has shown that prospective and current members wish for flexibility
 to become or stay involved with a Rotary club.\
   The Board would like more supporting data on how allowing clubs
 flexibility affects membership and club operations.
 will evaluate the impact of various changes to meeting format,
 leadership structure, membership qualifications
 and requirements on a club’s ability to sustain 
and increase membership, implement successful programs
 and service projects, and support The Rotary Foundation.

The deadline for submitting a pilot application form
is 31 March 2015. Club and district officers 
will be notified of clubs selected to participate in June 2015.
To participate in this pilot,
 your club must:
Have chartered before 30 June 2010
Be in good financial standing
Have at least 20 members
Not be participating in other RI membership pilots
Print or save the Innovative and Flexible Club pilot guidelines
.Use the Word document 
 to gather the information for the online application
 Rotary International will not accept paper applications.
After you have gathered the information and signatures
 on the Word document, complete the online application form
. Don’t forget to attach the voting certificate 
and signature page to your online application form.
with any questions.

John Hewko
General Secretary


 From the Rotary Club of Canning Bridge

The possible benefits for our club if participating include:
The opportunity to publicise your Rotary Club
The opportunity to raise funds for our projects
The opportunity to get involved with other clubs

February 23 is Rotary’s official birth/anniversary date.
Largely, the date passes without much notice or fanfare 
nd, there-fore, without much awareness from the general public.
The Rotary Club of Canning Bridge have developed
an absolutely no-obligation opportunity for all Rotary Clubs in Western Australia 
to engage their local communities in
raising awareness of Rotary Projects
raising funds for their own club
raising funds for The Rotary Foundatio

They have secured a street collection/tin rattling license 
from the Department of Commerce 
(the Not-For-Profit gov-erning body for fundraising)
 for Rotary Clubs throughout Western Australia for Friday 20th February
. They have contacted and secured approval from 138
 of the 141 local government Shires/Councils throughout the State.

This is how it works.
Engage your members, friends, family,
 Corporate Supporters, etc on a roster system to collect money/coins
 from passers-by as approved by your local Shire.

Collectors must be over 16years of age.
Hours of collection allowed 7am – 9pm,
 not necessarily the whole time.
Keep 50% of funds raised for your club;
 make out a cheque to The Rotary Foundation for the other 50%
Complete a reconciliation form and send 
it to the Rotary Club of Canning Bridge who will forward 
all cheques to The Rotary Foundation on your behalf 
when they acquit the funds to the Department of Commerce.
There is no obligation to participate.
There is no fee taken by the Rotary Club of Canning Bridge.
It is expected that this will become an annual event.
There is no obligation to earn funds for your club and foundation,
 however, it is expected the publicity
 and the income to increase every year.
A win for your club, a win for Foundation,
 and a win for Rotary’s profile.

If your club wishes to participate this year 
contact the Rotary Club of Canning Bridge
(Robyn Coleman (PDG)
P: 0418 95 95 95)
 and you will be sent the appropriate permits,
templates and information pertaining to your particular club.

The following outlines general requirements.
Initial Guidelines:
1. Date is 20th February,
 then the closest Friday to the 23rd February each year
2. Permitted collection times 7am – 9pm.
 Great to collect from people going to and from work.
3. Identification Badge template will be provided 
and must be work by all collectors.
4. If you want to collect within the grounds of a local Shopping Centre,
 you must first obtain permission from
 the Centre management of the Shopping Centre.
5. Collection vessels must be sealed – 
cannot use open-top containers.
 Re-usable containers can be purchased for $3.50each + freight.
6. Reconciliation for will be provided for your completion 
and return with Rotary Foundation Cheque.
7. Rotary Foundation contributions are contributed to your club.
8. Rotary Wheel self-adhesive Lapel stickers 
for donors can be supplied at cost.
9. The theme for this year is ROTARY YOUTH. 
You are encouraged to talk about your clubs involvement
 with youth, locally, nationally and internationally.
 Cheat sheets can be provided.
10. Flyers/papers/pamphlets cannot be distributed by collectors on the day
 – this contravenes our permit.

11. If members are involved,
 wear Rotary identification - Shirts / Caps
12. Target high foot-traffic areas within your permitted areas.
 Think of what other charities do.
13. Put collection pots into your business /
 your Corporate’s businesses / etc for that day.
14. Ask your friends and colleagues to take up a collection 
at their work place on that day for you.
15. Pamphlets about Youth CAN be left within businesses
 that agree to take up a collection for you.
16. Don’t let this become labour-intensive for your club.
 Start small this year, and let it grow over successive years.




Rotary Club of Osborne Park
May 2nd
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The Rotary Club of Kwinana
 is participating in the 2015 Rotary Global Swimarathon.
  However, as our local pool is unavailable
 due to ongoing maintenance works,
 we have arranged a variation from previous events.

This year we are encouraging as many Rotarians 
and friends as possible to swim together
 at a venue of their own choice on Sunday 22 February, 
and then make a donation to End Polio Now.

Some suggestions include:
  • swimming in a home pool with family and friends
  •  (pool parties are always good fun!)
  • a swim at the local beach
  • swimming at a local public pool
  • soaking in a spa!!!
The aim of the activity is to have fun 
whilst raising awareness and funds
for Rotary International’s End Polio Campaign.

Enquiries and donations can be made either
 by contacting Bob Thompson (0457 272 536) 
or Genevieve Carr (0448 170 601)
 or online via

Kind regards,

Genevieve Carr
Rotary Club of Kwinana Inc


E-WA Rotary, local residents & friends
 will be swimming in Bruce Rock to fund Imagination Library places
 for Bruce Rock kids.
 Our Community Director Alison is based in Bruce Rock
 and we're swimming to support Alison
 and help her serve her community. 

The Imagination Library provides literacy development for young children. 
You can find out more here: 

The swim will take place at the Bruce Rock aquatic centre
 on Sunday 22 February, with gates opening at 9am.
 Participation, which includes a sausage sizzle brunch 
will cost only $10 for adults and $2 for kids under 18. 

Participating in the swim isn't going to be onerous,
 either. Swim as much or as little as you like!




The Rotary Club of Ellenbrook

The Inaugural President Norm de Grussa 
is handed the Charter by District Governor Angus Buchanan

Some of the new Members

Assistant Govrnor Greg Thurston .District Governor Angus Buchanan, 
President Norm de Grussa Past District Governor Hank de Smit 
and Special District Governor's rep Past President Noel Allen 

Past District Governor Geoff Simpson.
 Past District Governor Phil Cordery
 and District Governor Elect Jerry Pilcher 


Rotary Club of Belmont
Congratulations to Past Presints Jack and  Petro Recchia
 for their Global Hands award.
 Well deserved for all their hard work on the Loas Leavers Project


More Australia Day pictures from the Clubs

Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay


Rotary Club of Como


Rotary Club of Canning Bridge


Rotary Club of Broome
at the Town Beach


Rotary Club of Esperance Bay

other news

Rotary Club of Cockburn
Dean from CCIWA came to give us an interesting talk 
about the VTEC program. 
This is an Australia wide program looking
 to employ 5000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 
Getting people to work who want to work 
but may not know how to access jobs


Rotary Club of West Perth


Rotary Club of Armadale
A scholarship fund set up years ago by a former
 President of the Rotary Club of Ar-madale, Phil Phillips, 
continues to assist students from our local high schools.
Rotarians Eileen Alford and Joe Kalajzich, 
with the assistance of the year 10 coordina-tor,
 conduct a 30 minute interview to select the winner.
 Each of our winners portrayed to us 100% participation
 at school and an understanding of what an education
 will mean to their future and the future of their community.


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

Pres. Rajah welcomed visitors:
 Rtn. Christine and husband Francois Fay from 
the Rotary Club of Estoi Palace in Portugal,
 PP Ian Thow (Malaysia),
 Marceau Pinto from Brazil,

Speakers Esteban Escobar and Nikole Forero
Our new, young (23/24 year old) members
 from Colombia spoke of their experience
 over the past six
years in providing assistance to the homeless poor, 
including children,
 living in dire circumstances in the slums of Bogota.
Esteban and Nikole were Rotaractors in Colombia, 
so they come  with a sound Rotary knowledge.



Rotary Club of Hannans


Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay
and Australia Day  [see above]


Rotary Club of Como

Rotaractors from South Perth Rotaract Club 
joined our meeting on 2nd February to hear from Headspace.
 Pictured here with President Lindsay. 


Rotary Club of Karrinyup

 Stirling Farmers Market volunteers.
 Helping out this morning were three wonderful students from
 Warwick Senior High School, the link school to the
 Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455),

April, Taylah and Jasmin were nominated by the club 

to attend the Conoco Phillips Science Experience,
 a 3 day university program for Year 9 and 10 
students interested in science, 
which took place over the school holidays

Trish and Robyn, from the club's youth committee, 
headed out to Bickley last night
 to join our club's RYLA participant, 
David (right), for the program's social event with sponsoring clubs.
 Imagine their surprise when they also caught up with Harlan,
 a Rotary Club of Karrinyup nominee to RYLA a few years back,
 who had returned as a facilitator.


Rotary Club of Wanneroo


District 9465 January camp


 D9455 Youth Exchange  debrief
Had a fabulous time this afternoon at our debrief for the recently
 returned 2014 Outbounds and their parents
. Always fantastic to hear their amazing exchange tales! 


Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough

Geraldton was well represented at the Rotary Young Leadership Award this week. 
Daniel Brown, Georgia Raven, Nikki Hislop, Aimee Wedgewood 
and Cody Demeur were representing the three local Rotary Clubs. 
The camp is a week long camp for young people 
who are keen to exercise their leadership potential.



Rotary Club of Fremantle
Our visit to Woodman Point Quarantine Station
 was very insightful and informative
 on this important part of West Australian history.


 Rotaract Club of Rockingham/Kwinana

Best wishes to President Michael Nella
 and members of the Rockingham/Kwinana Rotaract Club
 as they travel to Indonesia to visit and work at the school
 that they have been supporting for many months


Picture of the Week
seen at Frasers Restuarant Kings Park

Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie President Esther Roadnight
is presented with her "baggy green"
from Max "Tangles" Walker

Club and District Promotions





Orana Cinemas Kalgoorlie












2015 Mandurah Rotary Duck Race

Easter Saturday 4 April 2015
10am to 4pm
Mandurah Eastern and Western Foreshore

Raising Funds for Peel Youth and local and international Rotary projects.

Online Sales of all Duck race tickets are now open on this website.

To buy the $5 Duck Race tickets
 Click Here

To buy Corporate Duck race $50 tickets
 Click Here

See Special Opportunity for Sporting Clubs to participate in Ticket Sales.  
Click Here

Join us again on Easter Saturday, 4 April 2015 for a 
Family Fun Day  from 10:00 am, including kids rides, face painting, food, craft, dancing, bands, magician, sausage sizzle, fairy floss, Motor vehicle displays and much much more.

Buy a ticket in the Duck Race and watch up to 10,000 plastic ducks race for your chance to win a Hyundai i20 car, A diamond and setting or a Good Guys $1000 gift voucher
Ducks are put in the water to race at the Mandurah Eastern Foreshore at around 3:00 pm subject to tide and weather.

You may buy your Duck Race tickets online
 from this website from January 2015.

For Businesses there is the Corporate Duck Race.
Click Here for more information and online sales.




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