Monday, May 18, 2015






Prof Jane Pirkis preventing suicide 

Professor Jane Pirkis received Australian Rotary Health Research 
funding crucial to the development of guidelines in preventing ‘copycat’ suicides, 
among other suicide prevention initiatives. 
Now a leading expert in suicide prevention research
 and the Director for the Centre of Mental Health in Melbourne, 
Jane’s research is just one of many funding success stories


Rotary Club of Fremantle

Passages Resource Centre


New Flyers

Rotary Club of Narrogin


Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie


Rotary Club of Perth
A big welcome to HHG Legal 
our newest Corporate Member


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
 President . Rajah with Ian Passmore & PRID Ken

Director Youth Liz  Hollingworth with Kath Elliott & President Rajah


Rotary Club of Como

Rotary World President 2014-2015 Gary C. Huang
 sent Rotary Club of Como Member Graeme Carter
 a letter informing him he was invited to the World Conference
 to receive his special award. 
Graeme has reached Gold Level Sponsorship
 of 7 new Club Members and his name 
will be read out at this years Conference...


Rotary Club of Karrinyup

At our Club Birthday celebrations, District Governor Angus Buchanan visited
 for the presentation to our Past President Peter (pictured here with his lovely wife, Kay)
 of the prestigious "Avenues of Service" citation. 
Presented on only twelve occasions in our District,
 this Award provides a means for Rotary clubs to personally
 recognize a member of the club for outstanding efforts
 in all of the five Avenues of Service

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup's Michael Chin Humanitarian Award 
was presented as part of our birthday celebrations
. This year's recipient is Jenny Gartrell. 
Jenny established SCKATE (Southern Cross Kenya Aid to Educate),
 which supports the Southern Cross Kenya Infant
 and Primary School in Kenya. 
The 2015 year saw the school operating 
10 classes with a student population of 160 children

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup Nurse of the Year Award
 was created some 26 years ago to honour outstanding nurses 
working at the Osborne Park Hospital. 
 This annual perpetual Award recognises a nurse (or midwife)
 whose daily dedication and care epitomises 
the highest standard of quality and personal commitment. 
 Osborne Park Hospital has a number of wards catering for surgical, rehabilitation,
 midwifery and aged care and there are approximately 270 nurses 
and midwives working at the hospital.
 Nominations for the Award may be made by nurses, patients, doctors
 and hospital management staff. 
 This Award, which is displayed proudly on the wall at Osborne Park Hospital, 
is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital.
The 2015 Winner of the Nurse of the Year Award 
is Clinical Nurse Manager Patricia Morgan.
  Patricia trained in the UK qualifying in 1998.
  She worked at a Tertiary Neuroscience Centre in the UK 
as a staff nurse and then a Sister gaining experienced 
in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Neuro ICU.
 Patricia migrated to Australia in 2004 with her family 
and was sponsored by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 
working in both Neurology and Neurosurgery


Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Fremantle

This week is Heritage Week in Fremantle 
and Fremantle Rotary Club have a display at the Library
 celebrating the club's proud 88 years of serving their community. 
Pictured are Maisie and Bob setting up the display
 and part of the minutes of a 1929 meeting.


Rotary Club of West Perth


Rotary Club of Kununurra

On hand to cook your dinner at the Rodeo tonight!


Rotary Club of Karrinyup
seen at the Clubs 41st birthday bash


Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault

Huge thanks to LGM Industries for their support of our 
Give a Damn, Give a Can project.
 We appreciate the support of our local businesses 
and look forward to working with you all next year



Rotary Club of Wanneroo

On 21st February our 30,000 WFK wheelchair was loaded
 and dispatched for Mae Sot on the Thai / Myanmar border ,
it has now been delivered to BCMF in the border township.
Thanks to Wanneroo Rotary Club who funded freight to Bangkok
 and Allied Pickfords,Bangkok who trucked the container
 the1000km to Mae Sot.


Rotary Club of Bunbury

FAREWELL FUNCTION for Susan Frontino....

Our members enjoyed a gathering to send off our special member 
Susan Frontino who will be missed by all! 
'Suzie's' bubbly busy company has been a bonus at our meetings. 
President Peter O'Loughlin presented Sue with a certificate of appreciation
 for all her hard work as a club member. 

Rotary Club of Kenwick

The club has reinvigorated its Gosnells Senior of the Year Awards 
to acknowledge seniors in the area who were still volunteering 
and making a difference.
 Congratulations to Karl Jenal and Dianne Gallop both long term volunteers 
with the Gosnells Community Support Service 


Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
Rotary Club of Wongan Hills
President Rotary Club of  Wongan Hills Paul Follett 
– presenting microscopes to Principal Wongan Hills District High School Pam Boase


Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay
at the Geographe bay Yacht Club


Rotary Club of Scarborough
Vocational visit to Foodbank


Rotary Club of Southern Districts

 My Rotary Club (Tempe Rio Salado) here in Tempe, Arizona
 has established a “Sister Club” relationship with the
 Rotary Club of Southern Districts in Western Australia.
 To commemorate this international collaboration, 
we had a banner made and presented it to Southern Districts. 
The first picture shows members of Tempe Rio Saldo
 getting ready to ship the banner to Australia. 
The second picture shows PDG Phil Cordery 
and President Robert De Prato 
showing the banner to the membership
 of the Southern Districts Club in Australia. 
Tempe Rio Salado now has four Sister Clubs around the world –
 two in Australia, one in Italy, and one in Pakistan.


D9465 RYLA Attendees


Rotary Club of Applecross
Rotary Club of Melville

Chief  co coordinators at the Annual Rotary Art Show at Garden City.

John Hosking from Rotary Club of Applecross 
and Pam Porter from the Rotary Club of  Melville.

They co ordinated teams from both Clubs 
to set up and provide coverage and sell paintings during the week of the show.


Rotary Club of Mundaring

Raising The Roof

The Rotary Club of Mundaring recently gave new meaning
 to the expression ‘Raising The Roof’. 
The photo depicts members of the club in the process
 of erecting one of two gazebos built to commemorate the efforts of local
 and more distant fire brigades that fought the disastrous bushfires
 in Parkerville, Stoneville and Mt Helena on 12 January 2014,
 which destroyed 57 homes and damaged many more.

The magnificent efforts of the brigades involved,
 over three hot and windy days, prevented even more devastation.

The shelters were erected using funds from the Rotary Club of Mundaring,
 the Rotary Club of Swan Districts along with a District Grant
 from Rotary District 9455,
 a Natural Disaster Recovery Fund Grant from the Westpac Bank 
and with invaluable support from the Shire of Mundaring.

The shelters are positioned on the path that the fire
 took on that awful day and will stand as a reminder 
that we should be ever vigilant,
 as it could all too easily happen again if we become complacent.

Note: The Kelpie is there to nip the heels of anyone slacking off!


"Picture of the week"

Rotary Club of Kununurra

We were ready to cook your dinner at the Rodeo tonight!,
 But Andrea was eating all those hot chips!!


District and Club Promotions







Double Life

Psycho Siri

Western Australia

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