Sunday, June 21, 2015


 to Shine a Light on Mental Health
Help Raise Funds to Prevent Mental Illness in the Workplace

Dr Happy, Chief Happiness Officer at the Happiness Institute 
and clinical psychologist Tim Sharp, said, he is thrilled to be part of this unique 
and exciting initiative to help prevent mental illness, 
with a focus in the workplace.

“Positive organisational cultures are associated
 with higher levels of engagement and also,
 better performance and productivity.
 In simple terms, happy workers are better workers,” said Dr Happy 
who has written many books about happiness
 and is about to publish his next book with a 30-day challenge 
- Happiness in the Workplace.

The annual cost of mental illness in Australia
 has been estimated at $20 billion, which includes 
the cost of lost productivity and labour force participation. 
Mental illness is the leading cause of sickness absence 
and long-term work incapacity.

CEO Australian Rotary Health, Joy Gillett said that National Hat Day
 will shine a light on mental health for everyone in our community,
 and with Dr Happy, there will be a special focus
 on good mental health in the workplace.

Dr Happy says a workplace that promotes real mental health 
will be a better workplace in so many ways.

2015 Hat Day Video Promo


Rotary Club of Northam


Congratulations Marie,
 Scarborough Rotary's Inbound Student from Germany,
 who won this year’s Inbound of the Year Award.

Marie has been a very popular visitor at her Rotary Club

 where all members have enjoyed her ready smile and helpful attitude
 and where she has been a regular helper on the early morning rosters 
at their Karrinyup SwapMart.
 In addition, Marie was always one of the first to volunteer
 for additional community service opportunities 
and throughout the year
 has helped out several other Rotary Clubs,
 including the Wanneroo Club on their Drinks Van
 and with the Parking for the International Golf Competition,
 and has also been a regular supporter 
(often also encouraging other Students to join her)
 for the Cancer Foundation via Relay for Life Activities and Daffodil Day.

During the summer, Marie also gained Surf Life Saving Qualifications 
which enabled her to participate in Surf Patrols
 for the Sorrento Lifesaving Club,
 and she has also made many great friends
 and been a wonderful Ambassador for Rotary Youth Exchange 
at her school, Churchlands SHS.

Marie, who was still only 15 years old when she arrived in Australia

 for her Youth Exchange year, goes home a very accomplished
 and community minded young lady and, while there were many students 
who could easily receive this Award,
 there is no doubt that Marie is certainly a very worthy winner



Charter of the
Rotaract Club of Rossmoyne

 Belinda Baker, with her Certificate of Membership

Congratulations Jan Moore!
 Without your leadership and perseverance,
 the rebirth of Rossmoyne Rotaract would never have happened.


Rotary Club of Heirisson
Rachel Sheffield of the Global Hand Charity advises
 of a 2015 fundraiser evening at the Central Institute of Technology (TAFE)

 Aberdeen Street, Perth on Friday 10 July from 6-8 pm.

Award winning Laos photos to peruse and buy

. Be entertained with live music from talented young musicians
 and an exciting night market where you can barter for bargains 
whilst drinking lemongrass tea or local WA wines

 and munching on fantastic finger food.

Funds from this event help the building of a girls dormitory in Pou Luang (Northern Laos),

 and send two of deaf mute boys to art school.


You can now register for your tickets to the Rotary Op Shop Ball. 

Simply email your name, email address and phone number to
 or call Ray on 0491 953 983, and let us know how many tickets you would like to reserve. 

 Tickets numbers are limited and there are no door sales.



Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay


Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary Club of Karrinyup
At last weekend's annual Changeover Board Meeting, 
which was held at the home of PP Peter,Durrant
 Peter's wife and longstanding Rotary Club of Karrinyup (District 9455) supporter, Kay,
was presented with a long overdue Paul Harris Fellow 
in recognition of her huge commitment to Rotary Youth Exchange.


Rotary Club of Perth

Stephen Inouye

Emma Cook and Tristian Campbell

Welcome to the Paul Harris Fellowship for your contribution to Literacy

Rotary Club of Perth


Rotary Club of Belmont
New Club President David Bennett and Family


Rotary Club of Cockburn

New President Natalie Bledynden being presented with her certificate
 and Rotary President chain from Donna McDonald the out going president 

Rotaract Club of South Perth

Rotary Club of  Como members attended the Rotaract Club of South Perth's
 Changeover Dinner at the DUX Restaurant in South Perth.

Around the clubs

Rotary Club of Northam

Northam Rotary Club fulfills pledges.
 At the meeting 15 June we presented a cheque to support 
an initiative providing support for families of rural children 
who have to spend some time min Princess Margaret Hospital. 
"Gi'me five for Kids", to RadioWest announcer Bryan French,
who has undertaken this charity tasking with his wife.

Bryan "Frenchy" supports our Rotary radio Auction,
 with his time and facilities each year.

  Norm Richard Anderson tgives our donation to Salvation Army Officer Raymond Reeves,
 for the Red Shield Appeal.


Rotary Club of Applecross
Community and Business Awards
 Dean Nalder c John Kevan and Business Award Winners

 Dean Nalder John Kevan and Community Award Winners

Ian Lander  Dean Nalder and John Kevan

John Kevan  Micelle Ferrari  Melodie Kevan  Gabi Pasqualson 
 Leslie Coombes and Dean Nalder

Rotarians Alex Parks and Kenn Williams

Rotary Club of Swan Valley

Rotary Club of Wanneroo

The Rotary Clubs of Hillarys and Wanneroo
 supported Purple Bra Day at the 

Dolphin Wishing Well . 
The Dolphins are into their 6 year of operation ,

 and in the first 5 years a massive 

$125,000 has been collected .

 Many projects in the area have been the recipients

of funds collected from the Well.

 $2.00 in the slot rotates Rajah , Mila and Echo.

The Rotary "icon" was inspired all because of these three Dolphins 

who died mysteriously at 

Hillary's Boat Harbour in December 1999.
Please support this project by visiting the Dophin Wishing Well

 and make a wish.

Clive Bain 
Rotary Dolphin Wishing Well Project


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

 PP Ian Thow and Speaker PP Michael Reeves
PP Michael Reeves from the RC of Balcatta, a Rotarian of 31 years,
 took on the responsibility of looking after the ShelterBox project
 when it first came to West Australia 11 years ago.

This project was conceived by Tom Henderson,
 a Rotarian from Cornwall, in 2000.
 It has grown to what is possibly Rotary International’s 
second most significant project after PolioPlus,


Rotary Club of Victoria Park

Rotary Club of Perth
Past President Jeff Leach, doing the Club Proud
, by once again participating in Vinnes CEO Sleepout,
 supporting the  Project Passages!

You can support Jeff by donating on his page


Rotary Club of Byford and Districts

 Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar School were presented 30 microscopes
 at their Junior assembly.
 Thanks to Katie Parkins, the Science Coordinator
 whose drive and initiative created the opportunity. 
The Rotary Club of Byford and Districts is pleased to continue 
to roll out these science based tools to all of the schools in our district. 
The Rotary WA Magnifying Microscope Project
 is an initiative of the Chief Scientist of WA Professor Lyn Beazley,
 the Water Corporation, the Science Teachers Association of WA
 and and the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay.
Pictured are President Elect Tom Hoyer, Senior Student Jake Cook

 with the microscopes and Katie Parkins.


Rotary Clubs of Geraldton
A couple of more pictures from their International Night

Rotary Club of Southern Districts
Arrival of Short Term Exchange Student Vincenza Di Nuzzo [right] 
from D2050 Italy
Pictured here with her Host sister Elena Roberts [left]
 and host Mum [middle]

District and Club Promotions








You can now register for your tickets to the Rotary Op Shop Ball. 

Simply email your name, email address and phone number to 
or call Ray on 0491 953 983, and let us know how many tickets you would like to reserve. 

Tickets numbers are limited and there are no door sales.





The Secret Life Of Pets

Official Teaser Trailer

Annoying horse
but very funny


Make Way - stupid man

Western Australia
Aerial view taken in the Kimberleys

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