Sunday, July 23, 2017


President Ian Riseley challenged Rotarians to plant trees before Earth Day

from the Rotary Club of Armadale newsletter

Did you read the article on page 9  July 17
Fabulous story offering hope from stem cell transfers for people with cerebral palsy.
Through Rotary's Cord Blood Bank we support this treatment

from the Rotary Club of Mindarie newsletter

from the Rotary Club of Scarborough newsletter

Rotary Club of Mill Point

These kids in an orphanage hostel from the northern Thailand mountains 
had never slept on sheets before. 
Especially Rio Tinto or Fortescue Metal ones!


District 9455 and  D9465 stats
The first 12 clubs chartered in Western Australia


Rotary Clubs            48
Rotaract Clubs             5
Interact Clubs                3

Rotary Clubs           47
Provisional                1
Rotaract Clubs            5
Interact Clubs              2

Since 1927 there has been 125 District Governors
 in Western Australia
From when it was one District
up to three Districts

Clubs with most District Governors
[original club]
Perth                 13
Mount Lawley   8
Scarborough       7
West Perth          6
Fremantle           4
Ascot                  4

Father and son
District Governor Ted Ledger [Subiaco]     1959//60
   Ross Ledger     [Floreat ]                             1997/98 
                                      Phil Ledger     [Karrinyup]                           1991/92                                      

                        Cliff Smart      [Northam]                 1963/64  
                                                       Bruce Smart      [Northam]                 1982/83                                     

Ben Buttsworth   [Swan Districts]           1951/52
            Boyd Buttsworth    [Belmont]                1966/67  

Husband and Wife
John Kevan     [Applecross]             2006/07
Melodie Kevan            [Applecross]        2015/16   

David Barton           [Melville]            2002/03
            Marilyn Barton    [Booragoon]      2010/11      

First Female District Governor
Una Hobday     [Derby]        1999/2000       

ed...let me know if this is not correct


New Members

Rotary Club of Heirisson

Welcome back Rob Holloway as a club member again. 

Re-inducton of Chris Marsh back into the club.

Rotary Club of Bridgetown

Bridgetown Rotary's 
first Police Sergeant for ages! 
New Rotarian Sgt Phil Nation with Secretary Stephanie De Vaney
 and President Jacqui Jones

Rotary Club of Boulder

Tuesdays meeting also saw us welcome back Chris White into the club, 
Chris is based in Perth but visits Boulder regularly
. Great to have you back Chris.

Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary Club of Mill Point

Jim Walker for his continued support of the Rotary Foundation

Regina Lau
was awarded it for her efforts with supplying reading glasses
 for Global Hands in Sri-Lanka

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne

A very special night! Congratulations to Bill and Norma,
 our latest Paul Harris Fellows - 
thanks for looking after us for 39 years,

Rotary Club of Welshpool

Past President Terry Rush presenting the 2016/17 Paul Harris Fellow 
medallion to Ms Sally Gutman -
 well deserved.

New Promotions


Rotary Club of Mill Point

Rotary Club of Collie

Assistant Governor Ben Andrew, President Eric Parsonage, District Governor Elect Robyn Yates

Rotary Club of Geraldton

Our new theme for this Rotary year is Rotary:Making a Difference.
 Past President Ross Baietta officially inducted new President Kaylla Broad 
for Rotary Club of Geraldton 2017/18.

Rotary Club of Welshpool

Handover from President Rush to President Marinich

Other news

some of the Western Australian Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Scholars
 at last night Function at Shenton House UWA..
.. l-r Naomi Lloyd.. Corey Dalton.. Phoebe Strickland.. Patricia Johnston.. Veronica Dolman
Cheryl Deguara [program coordinator].. Shauna Hill.
 front.Marilyn Strother Director of Student Service Shenton House UWA.

Rotary Club of Mount Lawley

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

Bev and John Lowe who started their amazing work with Manna 21 years ago
 feeding breakfasts to children in schools, school uniform packs,
 lunches for seniors and street people etc. etc.
 were our speakers at the RCFB on Wednesday.

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne

Past President Geoff Horsley Presenting the banner from the Rotary Club of Forfar 


Hooray!! Our newest inbound exchange student has officially arrived in Geraldton!!
 Welcome Margrete Saeter, our club is looking forward to meeting 

The new exchange students are coming thick and fast now, three more today
! First to arrive was Lindford from Belgium,
 welcomed by the Rotary Club of Hillarys.

Next was Beatrice from Italy, welcomed by the Rotary Club of Ellenbrook.
 Her host family the Wards brought along a surprise guest Alissa
, the club's 2015/16 Inbound student from Switzerland
 who is back in WA for a university exchange semester.

The final arrival for today was Pierre from.. France!
 Pierre was greeted by the Rotary Club of Nedlands and the Lehmanns, 
whose daughter Chiara is currently on exchange in France.

Two arrivals from Switzerland!
 This evening we say G'day to Flynn, who was greeted by members 
of the Rotary Club of Scarborough;
 and also G'day to Claudine, met by host parents Janine and Geoff
,and the Rotary Club of West Perth. 
Welcome, Flynn and Claudine


Yesterday afternoon our Club's new inbound Exchange Student Matyas Pospisil
 arrived from the Cezech Republic.
 Matyas will spend 12 months on exchange in Bunbury. 
Fiona, Hayley and Casey Gulberti, Shani Kaitaini and Heather Reid
 met Matyas after a long trip. 
Welcome and have a great year Matyas.

A WA welcome for Eva Closset from Belgium 
who was met by her fellow inbound Sophie Rietbrock 
and host Counsellor Thomas Popp.
 Off to nice Narrogin and their Rotary members to settle in

A very warm welcome to Sophie Rietbrock from Germany
 and Ana bua de Andrés from Spain.
 Rotary Club of Narrogin and Rotary Clubs of Kojonup and Rossmoyne
 will be fortunate to host these students for the next 12 months.

Youth exchange student Dave from Brazil has just arrived
 and started school at MCC. 
We hope he enjoys his year in WA just like his predecessors

"Picture of the Week"

 a very happy Regina Lau

Club and District Promotions






British Airways safety video 
 director's cut

Dutch championship walking bikes: To finish first ... or 

it's not all about winning!!

  Western Australia

Fern Pool ......  Karajini

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