Sunday, October 29, 2017


Rotary and the Gates Foundation
 host fifth annual World Polio Day
 to highlight progress in the fight 
to eradicate the disease
By Ryan Hyland 

After another year of dwindling polio cases,
 Rotary leaders, top health experts, and celebrities
 said on 24 October — World Polio Day —
 that the paralyzing disease has never been closer
 to being eradicated globally.
A special livestreamed presentation —
 End Polio Now: Countdown to History —
 featured the people who work tirelessly 
to end the disease and reviewed the progress that the
Co-hosted by Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
 the 45-minute program took place before
 a live audience at the Gates Foundation
 headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA,
 and was streamed online to viewers worldwide. 
Mark Wright, news host for the local NBC television station
 and president of the Rotary Club of Seattle,
 and CNN news host Fredricka Whitfield led the event. 
Wright updated the audience on the latest figures 
of polio cases saying that the total number of cases 
caused by the wild poliovirus so far this year is 12,
 with seven cases in Afghanistan and five in Pakistan.
 This is a 70 percent reduction from 2016 
and is the lowest count of polio cases in history.
“The scale of the effort is staggering,” he said. 
“Every year 2.2 billion vaccine doses 
are delivered to 430 million children, 
through a sophisticated vaccine supply
 and logistics network.”

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, 
the Gates Foundation’s chief executive officer,
 began the event by praising Rotary members 
and front-line health workers for their dedication 
to ending the disease. 
Desmond-Hellman said, 
"Nothing would be possible without the efforts 
of thousands of volunteers across the world
 who, sometimes in perilous situations, 
deliver and adminster polio vaccines to protect children.
 That's worth celebrating."

She added, 
"Those unsung heroes are also in the company of Rotarians. 
Everywhere around the world, Rotarians show us
, with their quiet but inspiring determination, 
how you can make it possible 
for 16 million children to be alive and walking."

World President Ian Riseley

New Members

Rotary Club of  Batavia Coast

 we welcomed our newest members, Shain Forth and his partner Alise,
 into the Rotary family!! 

Paul Harris Fellow

Rotary Club of Balajura Malaga

Past District Governor Patricia Canning was honored
 by District Governor Lindsay Dry and President Clint Fricker

Rotary Club of Scarborough

New Club Flyers

Rotaract WA

Rotaract Club of South Perth


Rotary Club of Mundaring

Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Mindarie

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne

Congratulations to our 4 Way Speech contestants!
 Well done to our winner Sam and our runner up Akshita 
a very tough job for our judges. 

Rotary Club of Geraldton

 two very special guest speakers tonight, two Yr 10 students
 from Geraldton Grammar School,
 Anna Nguyen and Ciedele Mezger. 
They proved to be talented speakers who will compete in the 
Midwest's Four Way Test Speech Competition, 
from which two competitors will be selected 
to go to Perth for District 9455 finals.
 The topics they will speak to are:
 That Our Education Systems are Outdated,
 and The Differences Between First and Third World Problems, respectively.
 Assistant District Governor Clark Scarff gave the speakers
 constructive feedback afterwards.
 The fresh insights from these articulate young thinkers
 were welcomed by  members and guests.

more Hat Day pictures

Rotary Club of Como

Rotary Club of Kalamunda

The Geraldton Grammar School Interact Club 
is one year old

Rotary Club of Batavia Coast President Lee Corrigan
 inducting new members

District Governor Bruce Lynch at the
Rotary Club of Esperance

 with President Ken Jenkyn and Assistant Governor Wes Graham

Rotary Club of Karrinyup

President Phil was pleased to exchange banners with Santiago, 
visiting Rotarian and President of the
 Rotary Club of Ramos Mejia in Argentina...

VIsiting Exchange student Guillermina (Rotary Club of Matilda Bay),
 visiting Rotarian, Santiago with his cousin, Sorrento local Gino,
 and our very own Ona from Spain.

Also from Argentina, Guillermina assisted Santiago 
with translations as he made a short presentation to the club.

Rotary Club of Kwinana

Rotary Club of Southern Districts

Community Director Andy and President Tony
 at the opening of the Cyrenian House,
 Serenity Withdrawal Unit Garden in Rockingham 


 Funded by Southern Districts Rotary Club.

Rotary Club of Mundaring

A great fun day was had by all at the Sacred Heart School Market in Mundaring today

Well done & thanks to club members LyleNicky & Dee as well as
 our clubs international exchange student Julia from Brazil,
 who staffed our club stall for the day.
 They did a great job connecting with the community
, promoting Rotary & all the great stuff we are involved with 

Club Youth Director, NIcky Scrivener just this week presented
 a cheque to the principal of Treetops Montessori school in Darlington

The donation will fund a history project for the primary students
 & a new school seating project ,
which will be a joint project to be undertaken
 by both the primary & secondary students

Rotary Club of Perth

Rotary Club of Western Endeavour
High Tea to raise funds for
Australian Rotary Health

Rotary Club of Attadale

On Monday 23rd October Attadale Rotary President Colin McCulloch
welcomed Guest Speakers Dr Alice Domenichini and Fabienne Vonarburg
 as well as Associate Professor Debbie Trinder who were all respresenting
 the Spinnaker Health Foundation. 
The annual Rotary Charity Golf Day run by the Attadale and Fremantle Clubs
 supports two major beneficiaries, Motor Neurone Disease Association 
and Spinnaker Health Research Foundation

Rotary Club of Palm Beach

 featured in Sound-Southern Telegraph this week

Rotary Club of Kojunup

Working hard at the Kojunup Show!!

Rotary Club of Applecross

displaying the new Jacaranda Festival shirts

Rotary Club of Cambridge

On Saturday 21 October 2017 the Rotary Club of Cambridge 
conducted a fund raising sausage sizzle at Bunnings Homebase Store in Subiaco.
 Seen are club members comprising the sizzlers from two of the shifts.

Rotary Club of Cockburn

Kero O'Shea visits the club

Rotary Club of Kenwick

We had a wonderful evening at the Wallcliffe Bushfire Brigade
 presenting two Paul Harris Fellows to John Alferink and Gordon Temby.
 These gentlemen were acknowledged for their long term commitment
 to both the brigade and their whole community.
 We presented the awards in recognition of our past members Fred and Joy Morrison 
whose bequest to Rotary Foundation made this possible.
 Fred and Joy were also active in the bushfire brigade
 and the Margaret River community.

Rotary Club of Mount Lawley

Rotarians at our recent Allied Health Awards cohosted with the Rotary Club of West Perth
 and sponsored by Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Rotary Club of Gosnells

Three generations of Wesley College students helping out at the
 Amanda Young Garden Fete last weekend.

Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay

Great effort by the Rotary Club last Friday night when
 we held a fund-raising event for Mental Health research.
 At last count, we raised ................. wait for it! .............. $4,697.70!!!!!
 What a fantastic result for the Club and for CF,
 with everyone thoroughly enjoying what can only be described
 as a very different quiz night. 
Thanks to everyone who helped on the night and who attended the quiz

Rotary Club of Boulder

The coffee is brewed and so Dave and Bill are ready to sell some tickets. 

"Picture of the Week"

Who is this?
seen at a recent fundraiser 
the badge might be a clue!!
and his partner

Club and District Flyers










Pink Panther


Western Australia

The fishing, snorkelling and diving are out of this world 
at the remote and pristine Rowley Shoals Islands,
 which sit on the edge of one of the widest continental shelves
 in the world.