Sunday, August 13, 2017


Barry Rassin selected to be 
2018-19 Rotary president

Barry Rassin
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau,
 New Providence, Bahamas,
 is the selection of the Nominating Committee
 for President of Rotary International for 2018-19.
 He will be declared the president-elect on 
1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image 
and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.
“Those who know what good Rotary clubs 
do will want to be a part of it, 
and we must find new models for membership 
that allow all interested in our mission to participate,” he says.
 “With Rotary more in the public eye,
 we will attract more individuals who want to be part of 
and support a membership organization 
that accomplishes so much good around the world.”
Rassin earned an MBA in health and hospital administration
 from the University of Florida
 and is the first fellow of the
 American College of Healthcare Executives 
in the Bahamas. 
He recently retired after 37 years as president 
of Doctors Hospital Health System, 
where he continues to serve as an adviser.
 He is a lifetime member of the American Hospital Association
 and has served on several boards,
 including the Quality Council of the Bahamas, 
Health Education Council, and Employer’s Confederation.
A Rotarian since 1980,
 Rassin has served Rotary as director 
and is vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. 
He was an RI training leader and the aide 
to 2015-16 RI President K.R. Ravindran.
Rassin received Rotary's highest honor,
 the Service Above Self Award,
 as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading 
Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there.
 He and his wife, Esther, 
are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.

Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July,
 just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect.

The members of the 2017-18
 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International are
 Anne L. Matthews (chair), Rotary Club of Columbia East, South Carolina, USA;
 Ann-Britt Åsebol, Rotary Club of Falun-Kopparvågen, Sweden; 
Örsçelik Balkan, Rotary Club of Istanbul-Karaköy, Turkey; 
James Anthony Black, Rotary Club of Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland; 
John T. Blount, Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California, USA; 
Frank N. Goldberg, Rotary Club of Omaha-Suburban, Nebraska, USA;
 Antonio Hallage, Rotary Club of Curitiba-Leste, Paraná, Brazil;
 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan;
 Holger Knaack, Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany; 
Masahiro Kuroda, Rotary Club of Hachinohe South, Aomori, Japan;
 Larry A. Lunsford, Rotary Club of Kansas City-Plaza, Missouri, USA;
 P.T. Prabhakar, Rotary Club of Madras Central, Tamil Nadu, India;
 M.K. Panduranga Setty, Rotary Club of Bangalore, Karnataka, India; 
Andy Smallwood, Rotary Club of Gulfway-Hobby Airport (Houston), Texas, USA; Norbert Turco, Rotary Club of Ajaccio, Corse, France; 
Yoshimasa Watanabe, Rotary Club of Kojima, Okayama, Japan; 
and Sangkoo Yun, Rotary Club of Sae Hanyang, Seoul, Korea.

Mark Daniel Maloney selected 
to be 2019-20 Rotary president

Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur,
 Alabama, USA,
 is the selection of the Nominating Committee
 for President of Rotary International for 2019-20.
 He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October
 if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
“The clubs are where Rotary happens,” says Maloney, an attorney.
 He aims to support and strengthen clubs at the community level,
 preserve Rotary’s culture as a service-oriented membership organization,
 and test new regional approaches for growth.
“With the eradication of polio, recognition for Rotary
 will be great and the opportunities will be many,” he says.
 “We have the potential to become the global powerhouse for doing good.”
Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, 
and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning,
 and agricultural law. 
He represents large farming operations in the 
Southeastern and Midwestern United States,
 and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee
 on Agriculture in the section of taxation.
 He is a member of the American Bar Association,
 Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.
He has been active in Decatur’s religious community,
 chairing his church’s finance council and a local Catholic school board.
 He has also served as president of the
 Community Foundation of Greater Decatur,
 chair of Morgan County Meals on Wheels,
 and director of the United Way of Morgan County
 and the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.
A Rotarian since 1980,
 Maloney has served as an RI director; trustee 
and vice chair of The Rotary Foundation; 
president’s aide; zone coordinator; and a leader on the Future Vision 
and 2014 Sydney Convention Committees.
 He serves on the Operations Review Committee
 and has served on the Rotary Peace Centers Committee.
 He has received the Rotary Foundation 
Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award.
 Maloney and his wife, Gay, are Paul Harris Fellows,
 Major Donors, and Bequest Society members.

World President Ian Riseley

Thanks to DG Bob and my aide PDG Ian for their help
 in an all-too-brief visit to Port Macquarie.
 I planted a tree at Rotary Lodge,
 a great facility for people who need accommodation next to the hospital.

Rotary International President, Ian Riseley
 signed a baseball and it will be going on auction for #PolioPlus.
Bid on this ball is up to $763.00

Winner gets a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF Recognition Points)
 PLUS PolioPlus dollars that will be tripled by the Gates Foundation!!!.

We are People of Action - Rotary

New Members

Rotary Club of Victoria Park

Rotary Club of Southern Districts

Induction Officer John Rechichi and President Tony Italiano
 with Peter and Marilyn Gregory
[former members of the Rotary Club of Heiriison]

With Youth Director Nancy Kilkenny

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

After a long association with the club , as he has temporarily relocated to Perth,
 Jotik Napit has become the newest member of our club 
Pictured in Napolise National Costume and with beautiful wife Prabha

New Promotions

Rotary WA Climb for a Smile

Rotary Club of Crawley

Rotary Club of Scarborough

Rotary Club of Perth

Guest Speaker, Music Director Mark Coughlan 
and Performer Tenor Paul O'Neil will be in attendance 
to provide a pre-view of the line up of artists and music
 for the 2018 Vienna Pops New Year's Concert.
On Friday 1 September 2017 at 5:30pm
Parmelia Hilton Hotel
Mill Street, Perth , WA 6000

Jill Dawson -
Marco Camer-Pesci -

Rotary Club of Mount Lawley

Rotary Club of Swan Valley

Swan Valley Rotary Club 
"Days for Girls" High Tea
Enjoy a delicious High Tea in the beautiful Swan Valley
 while helping to raise funds.
 These will go towards providing lasting feminine hygiene solutions
 for girls and women in countries where obtaining these supplies is difficult,
 or not possible at all.
 This increases the opportunity to go to school,
 and prevents isolation from their usual community activities.
Please note there will be a cash bar available on the day.
On Saturday 7 October 2017 at 2:30pm
Penny Garden Restaurant
4752 West Swan Road, West Swan, WA 6055

Donna Evans 0419048477
Betty Pitcher (08) 9299 6623


The Margaret River 2018 District Conference Committee 
has opened My Booking Manager for ‘Early Bird’ registrations 
which incorporates are small financial saving if payment 
occurs prior to 31 December 2017. 
Bookings are available now at: 

Any other enquiries should be sent to

Facebook Club Video's
volume on the RHS when video starts

Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay
Promotional video for Op Shop

Rotary Club of Ascot


Rotary Club of Karatha
Salt bagging Fundraiser

Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Byford and Districts

National Tree Day! 
TomDenise, Jean & Chris went down to the Scout Hall 
to plant trees for National Tree Day. 

Rotary Club of Batavia Coast

President Lee said: 
"Thanks all. We successfully planted about 250 trees at the Yuna Golf Club.
 We then tried to plant on a farm near Geraldton and got washed out!!

Rotary Club of Western Endeavour
Rotary Club of Quairading
Rotary Club of Subiaco
Rotary Club of Ellenbrook
Rotaract Club of Subiaco

The Rotary Club of Quairading organized a weekend for Rotary Club members
 to join them in a tree planting exercise to coincide with the
 Australian schools tree planting day (28 July)
 and the National tree planting day on 30 July 2017
. Members from the Rotary Clubs of Subiaco, Ellen Brook 
and Western Endeavour were in attendance along
 with two Subiaco Rotaract club members 
and school children and teachers from the Churchlands School. 

 other news

 We held our first ever District 9465 
Network '18 Membership & Club Building Seminars .
 The central event at Manning went really well with 
excellent presentations by our Rotary Coach panel,
 and Ron Gibson.
 Feedback post-event was very good and there was a real buzz about the venue.
Having members from 47 out of 54 clubs there made the day very special.
 Our special guests from D9455, including DG Lindsay Dry,
 Rotary Coach Peter DurrantLindsay McLeod 
and new DGN Graham Peden (congratulations Graham!) 
added special meaning to a great Rotary WA event.
The seminars utilised content from Manning and NSW 
shared to all locations.
 Our regional seminars experienced audio problems on the day,
 which marred the experience for our country members,
 and made things harder for our Assistant Governors
 who acted as regional facilitators. 
A big thank you to Ben AndrewRon MildenhallCarolyn Webster,
 Susan PlewrightGloria Moyle and Wes Graham 
for their efforts leading up to and on the day of Network '18.
First-time events such as our innovative synchronised seminars
 will always throw up unexpected challenges and today was no exception.
 I very much appreciated the efforts of those who helped on 
and before the day at Manning, including
 and lots of others.
DG Bruce Lynch provided lots of support along the way 
and set the challenge well while opening and closing today's event. 
Thanks Bruce.

And so Network '18 begins
Kero O'Shea

Rotary Club of Kununurra
two more pictures from last weekend's Rodeo

Rotary Club of Geraldton

Mandy Jolley was guest speaker on Wed 2nd August with Dorothy Reading.
 She heads up a truly awesome organisation making a difference to teenage girls 
who just need some support to SHINE

Getting ready for the Sleep Out

Joint Meeting

Rotary Club of Rockingham
Rotary Club of Palm Beach
and the new club
Rotary Club of Baldivis

Rotary Club of Heirisson

Past District Governor Nabil Oudeh (RI District 7040, Ottawa, Canada),
 a leader in Rotary's international work in peace and conflict resolution,
 presented with a Heirisson banner.
 Nabil joined us via Rotary's Peace Centre at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand
 while visiting his daughter Ameena,
 a big supporter of our Girrawheen SHS Interact club

Rotary Club of Booragoon

we had the pleasure of welcoming Michael Kiernan from
 to Booragoon Rotary.
Michael outlined the important work he and the foundation 
are doing to address homelessness in our community.
Homelessness is a unique problem in our society,
 in that it is very preventable.
 Preventing it is exactly what Michael 
and everyone at Catalpa are working very hard to do.

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
Interact Club of Freshwater Bay

A Buddy Bench was presented to St Thomas' Catholic Primary, Claremont
  by PRID Ken Collins

Rotary Club of Como

The annual visit from the Japanese Interactors occurred last week
 with a visit to the Perth Zoo
 and then a visit by the accompanying Rotarians to our Club.
 We look forward to your visit next year 

Thanks to Como members for helping out packing the goody bags for the
 47th Rotary Ladies Seminar on Saturday 19th August 

Rotary Club of West Perth

Pres Jill was keen to get the meeting started with guest speaker Peter McKerracher
 to speak on the Cord Blood Bank
 and Host Neville Clare in support.

Picture of the Week"

is this your club??

Club and District Promotions







66 (Old) Movie Dance Scenes Mashup 
(Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk ft.Bruno Mars

Terminal Communication
Terminal Communication is a fixed-frame work 
featuring the actions of drivers 
as they approach a badly signed junction leading
 into Rosslare Harbour ferry port, in County Wexford.
 Filmed from a vantage point overlooking the junction
 the camera captures the incidents which locals then claimed
 was an everyday occurrence. 
Since the work was made the temporary blockade has been removed.

Western Australia

Busselton Jetty

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