Sunday, September 3, 2017


8,000 Kilometers to Peace

Rotary members in a small town of Nova Scotia, Canada,
 took action to bring two families
 from war-torn Syria to their country,
 where the refugees are starting a new life.

President Ian Riseley in Brazil meets two Youth Exchange students
One from Tasmania
And one from Western Australia

World Polio Day is once again upon us,
 and it’s time to start thinking about the many ways
 we can get the story across to our supportive communities
. Last year there were something like 1,400 events
 organised by clubs in support of World Polio Day
 and more than 30 of those were in our region.
 It’s a good opportunity to sell the Polio message
 and maybe generate a few dollars to keep the
 end result squarely in the public’s eye.
 There’s a link to register your event on the End Polio 
Now website at this address


It’s the 9th annual Interact Video Awards! 
Encourage your Interact club to make a video,
 tell their story, and inspire the world
. Best video receives $1000 towards their next service project

from the Rotary Club of Mindarie newsletter

Convention Minute video

New Member

Rotary Club of Bridgeown

Secretary Stephanie De Vaney, new member Jacqui Giblett 
and President Jacqui Jones

New Club Promotions


Rotary Club of Dalkeith

Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay


High Tea for Humanity
High Tea for Humanity Hat Day for Rotary Health
Raising funds for:Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Scholarships,
 Rural Medical Scholarships, Rural Nursing Scholarships
 and other Rotary projects
Sunday 15th October, 2- 5.30pm
The Langley Room RAAFA Bull Creek
Door prize, balloon raffle, table raffle, best hat prize, live music.
Tickets $60

Around the clubs

Rotary Club of Bridgetown

President Jacqui Jones signs a cheque for a $100,000 donation
 to the Geegeelup Village Retirement Complex. 
The Club's  earlier commitment had shown Community support 
for the  application by Geegeelup Village Inc
 for funds to build an additional 16 units on the  existing Hostel.
 Government funding of $M 7.4 has been approved.
 The funds had been raised over many years
 by the Club's Blackwood Marathon Relay Committee 
and put aside to make possible such a major commitment.

Seen at the Rotary Institute in Darwin

Rotary Club of Attadale

 Rotary Club of Attadale President Colin McCulloch
 welcomed the Guest Speaker for the evening Grant Donald
 and many guests including Grant's Father Alex.
 Club member Rodney Rate had great pleasure in being Chairman
 for the evening and introducing Grant 
and speaking of all his accomplishments.
 Grant's topic was 'Actively Ageing'.
Grant provided everyone with a wonderful presentation
 of some of the work he has done in China providing Architectural Designs
 for Active Living for Ageing.
 Grant showed how the population in China is exploding.
 By 2050 there will be more than 330 million people aged over 65
 and 100 million aged over 80.
 Quite a challenge.
 Grant took us through the plans for Wanshou Park in Beijing.
 To say it is amazing is an understatement.
Grant's company Silk Tree International has created a beautiful park 
that caters for the physical and mental health for the elderly.
 They use the philosophy 
"We want the elderly to reclaim their lives and not be sedentary
 and dependent on others"
. In this way they want to reclaim parks for people 
who will most benefit from it.

Rotary Club of Elizabeth Quay

Great work at Ronald McDonald children's house 

Rotary Club of Mundaring

Prospective member Eddie  Wesolowski [centre] with Past President David Brockway
 and Past District Governor Phil Cordery

Michelle Ford with Exchange students from Italy and Brazil

Rotary Club of Mill Point

Millpoint Rotary members pitch in for a 'backyard blitz' 
for the Perth Inner City Youth Services

Rotary Club of Karrinyup

Always a fabulous meeting when we hear from our
 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student about who they are,
 where they're from and why they are here.
 Ona, our lovely young lady from Spain,
 did a wonderful job on Wednesday with her Introductory Presentation 
- allowing our members and the many guests
 to get to know her a little better!

Alicia  Ona and Alsia

Ona wth the Horsnells family

Kate and Neil Morrish with Ona

Wayne and Ona

Rotary Club of Moora
pictures from last week's meeting

Rotary Club of Baldivis
Rotary Club of Rockingham
Rotary Club of Palm Beach

A great night for the three local Rotary clubs with each club "owning"
 a winner at the Chamber of Commerce Business Award.

Rotary Club of Kwinana

Learning about other cultures as a means of promoting peace
 and goodwill has always been an important feature of Rotary.
 This week we welcomed as guest speakers
 Prabhpreet Singh and Balli Singh from the Beetram Punjabi Club.
 These gentlemen are extending a warm invitation to ourselves
 and all other community members to attend 
the Punjabi Sports and Multicultural Event, 
to be held on Sunday 24 September at the Calista Oval

Rotary Club of Wanneroo

 Kim Turner from Specsavers Wanneroo with Debbie Singh
 and Neil Cook from Rotary Club of Wanneroo. 
Picture: Martin Kennealey 

GLASSES collected in Wanneroo are changing the lives
 of underprivileged people in Myanmar.
Sinagra resident and Rotary Club of Wanneroo member Debbie Singh
 travels to Thailand a couple of times a year to deliver spectacles
 to those in need through a partnership with the Burma Children Medical Fund.
Glasses are donated via Specsavers Wanneroo
 and the club also distributes wheelchairs
 made by Wangara-based Wheelchairs for Kids.
“It’s just changing so many lives. 
There’s never enough,” she said.
Ms Singh travels to the fund’s clinic in the Mae Sot district, Thailand,
 which provides free health services for Burmese refugees,
 then crosses the border to Myanmar and visits remote villages 
with fellow volunteers to deliver the glasses and wheelchairs.

“It is a life changing moment for a person
 to receive the spectacles enabling them
 to read, write and work just to mention a few things,” she said.

Rotary Club of Heirisson

A couple of Club stalwarts sighted helping out 

Rotary Club of Booragoon

This week we were joined by Marissa Verma 
. Marissa is always a highly entertaining guest and a fantastic speaker 
- if you haven't yet heard her speak we highly encourage you
 to check out her page and see what she's up to!
Marissa talked about the importance of Aboriginal language,
 some of the history and significance of languages
 and then taught us a number of names for people, animals and body parts,
 as well as greetings, in Noongar.
She even got the whole room up singing in Noongar

Rotary Club of Cockburn

Barbara Freeman from the City of Cockburn spoke on reconciliation
 and how this has been established at Cockburn since 2011.
 Bringing cultural awareness to the community and developing partnerships
 between all in the community.
 The council has developed some literature that
 showcases places meaningful to Aboriginal people. 
Working towards having an Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Rotary Club of Perth

Fabulous launch of this year's Vienna Pops

Vienna Pops video

Another classic piece from Paul O'Neill.
 Vienna Pops is going to be an amazing event this year - 
so book early!

Rotary Club of South Bunbury
Sausage Sizzle video

Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie

Canadian Group Exchange Student Maddison Greenough from Canada
 presenting a Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie Banner
 to Rotary club of St Catharine's President
 on her return from Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Get your $100 ticket for the Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie's raffle..
 First Prize $10,000. Second Prize $2000 Third Prize $1000 
plus consolation of $100

Rotary Club of Ascot

Rotary Club of Armadale

Rotary Club of Southern Districts

Members enjoying Ellis Brook, the Perth Foothills
 and Jadran Winery last weekend

"Picture of the Week"

 this Armadale Rotarian was spotted fishing in the Kimberley's
[G'day Mike!!]

Club and District Promotions





Rotary Club of Joondalup
September 12   1986 [31]

Rotary Club of Fremantle
September 26    1928 [79]

Rotary Club of Katanning
September 26 1956 [61]

Rotary Club of Moora
September 26 1957 [60]

Rotary Club of Kununurra
September 26   1986 [31]

Rotary Club of Geraldton
October 2 1950 [67]

Rotary Club of Wyalkatchem
October 7 1969 [48]

Rotary Club of Gnowangerup
October 8 1970 [47]

Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough
October 17 1986 [31]

Rotary Club of Broome
October 18 2000 [17]

Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
October 21   1969 [48]

Rotary Club of Wagin
October 24 1958 [59]

Rotary Club of Morley
October 28 1964 [53]

Rotary Club of Narrogin
October 29 1948 [69]

Rotary Club of Boulder
October 30 1961 [56]


Italian Spelling Bee

Funny Orchestra

Western Australia


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