Sunday, January 28, 2018


Rotary gives $53.5 million to help eradicate polio

Published on 25 Jan 2018
EVANSTON, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2018) —
 With 22 confirmed cases in 2017 to date, and just one case in 2018,
 the world is on the brink of eradicating polio,
 a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands
 of children each year.
Rotary is giving $53.5 million in grants to support immunization
 and surveillance activities led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
More than half of the funds will support efforts to end polio in
 two of the three countries where polio remains endemic:
·         Afghanistan: $12.03 million
·         Pakistan: $19.31 million

Further funding will support efforts to keep 
10 vulnerable countries polio-free:
·         Cameroon: $1.61 million
·         Central African Republic: $428,000
·         Chad: $2.33 million
·         The Democratic Republic of Congo: $6.48 million
·         Ethiopia: $1.82 million
·         Iraq: $2 million
·         Niger: $1.71 million
·         Somalia: $3.29 million
·         South Sudan: $835,300
·         Syria: $428,000
An additional $731,338 will fund research to be conducted 
by the World Health Organization (WHO),
 and another $518,000 will go toward technical assistance
 in West and Central Africa.
While significant strides have been made against the disease,
 polio remains a threat in hard-to-reach and underserved areas
 and conflict zones.
 Despite a historically low case count, as long as a single child has polio, 
all children are at risk,
 which underscores the need for continued funding
 and political commitment to eradication. 
Rotary has committed to raising $150 million over the next three years,
 which will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
 yielding $450 million for polio eradication activities, 
including immunization and surveillance. 
Rotary started its polio eradication program PolioPlus in 1985, and in 1988 
became a partner in the GPEI, along with WHO, UNICEF,
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation later became a partner.
 Since the initiative launched, the incidence of polio
 has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, 
from about 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 22 confirmed cases
 in 2017 (as of 25 January).
 Rotary has contributed a total of more than $1.7 billion —
 including matching funds from the Gates Foundation —
 and countless volunteer hours to protect more than
 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from polio. 

Rotary Club of Perth

Subiaco woman visits Cambodia 
on Rotary trip to help build houses for residents

January 23rd, 2018, 02:30PM   Written by Denise S. Cahill 


Mount Lawley  Rotaractors

First day of Camp with a visit from our awesome Distirct governor Lindsay Dry!

Thank you to Fred Morrell from the Rotary Club of Ballajura-Malaga
 for the barbecue lunch on the fore shore at Pt Walter 
for the participants at D9455 Camp Opportunity

Rotary Club of Ascot

Rotary Club of Attadale

The Rotary Club of Attadale have used their Project Robin Hood funding
 to build and supply 150 microbat roosting boxes 
to minimize the mozzie menace in Melville.
 The roosting boxes, built by the Bicton Men’s Shed,
 are now available at the subsidized cost of $20 a box
 for City of Melville residents. 
Find out more at

Every night, our tiny native Australian microbats 
eat 40% to 50% of their own bodyweight in insect pests
 including mosquitoes,
 which is up to 1,000 mozzies a night!
Because removal of trees, microbats now have fewer places
 in which are suitable for them to live and breed.
 By providing roosting boxes for microbats 
we can increase their numbers and have more of them
 working for us every night, 
eating mosquitoes and other insect pests.
Built by the Bicton Men's Shed,
 the roosting boxes are now available for purchase 
at a subsidised rate of $20 per box
 for City of Melville residents.

For more information on how you can request
 a roosting box, please visit

New Flyers


Rotary Club of Osborne Park

Rotary Clubs of

Rotary Clubs of Mandurah

Rotary Club of Rockingham

Peter Philipps for WINNING the 
Australian of the Year Community Award senior division. 
His leadership in putting on the Rockingham Rotary Market

 is now acknowledged and awarded 

Rotary Club of Gosnells

Congratulations to Mavis Clarke, one of our partners of Rotary,
 on her award as Community Citizen of the Year!
 Well done and very deserving for all the hard work
 you do in the community with the Salvation Army.

Rotary Club of Kwinana

Past President Max Bird
Senior Citizen of the year

Rotary Club of Karrinyup

Congratulations to our club’s Youth Director, Wayne,
 and his wife Barbara who were naturalised as Australians
 t at City of Joondalup’s Australia Day celebrations!

Around the Clubs

Australia Day
Rotary Club of Como

Rotary Club of Geraldton

Members, exchange students and friends sizzled sausages
 for the Broadwater Bay Surf Life Saving Club 

Rotary Club of Gosnells

Annual Australia Day Breakfast at Pioneer Park

Rotary Club of Byford and Districts

Rotary Club of Kununurra

Getting ready to serve the Shire Breakfast at the

João got into the spirit of Australia Day with his morph suit

He even won the best dressed award

Rotary Club of Kwinana

 It was a busy but very satisfying day
 with members and partners serving breakfast to community members
 at the City of Kwinana's annual Australia Day ceremony.
 This year the event was held at the Kwinana Adventure Park,
 which made for a very pleasant occasion for everyone

Rotary Club of  Busselton Geographe Bay

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne

Rotary Clubs of
Hannans Kalgoorlie

Other news

Rotary Club of Cambridge

 President Jeremy attending a breakfast meeting at the Osborne Park Club
 to hear author Linda Bettany relating anecdotes from her various books.
 Here Jeremy is seen with Linda Bettany
 and President Alan Cockram from Osborne Park Club

Rotary Club of Mundaring

The Rotary Club of Albany Port were very welcoming to Júlia and Júlia
 as guests with Jim and Penny
. Pictured here with acting President Phil Bailey
, they even rolled out a Brazilian flag in their honour.
 Used for their last exchange student 8 years ago.

 The girls also met guest speaker Dr Robert Isaacs 
who spoke of the positive impact Rotary had on his early life
 and his thoughts on the Australia Day debate.

Rotary Club of West Perth

Tony Delich was host this morning to Prof Byron Kakulas and did his usual sterling job

. Club member Prof Byron Kakulas was our guest speaker
 and he brought us up to date with his MD research 
at the new Perron Neuroscience Research Institute
 and the great milestones that have been made
 since West Perth RC sponsored the initial research.

Three wise men. Professor Byron Kakulas with John Hollingshead 
(who was instrumental in getting the research centre up and running)
 and Tony Delich as host for the day

Treemission planning for 2018 planting season and development of the program.
  Colin Arthur and Alan Briggs of West Perth Rotary Club met 
 with District Governor 9455 Lyndsay Dry
 to set out a strategy to make treemission
 a universal Rotary program for tree planting.

Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault

Past President Doug Green modelling, with extreme excitement,
 the Perth Glory shirt signed by the whole team 
who came down to play Canberra United at the weekend -
 including, of course, Sam Kerr
, who scored three goals in the 4-all draw.

The shirt will be auctioned at the
. on 25 February.

Rotary Club of Manjimup

Rotary Club of Batavia Coast

Starting off 2018 with an exciting visit from Magdalena,
 Rotary Club Liechtenstein Eschnerberg. 
She came all the way from Liechtenstein
 and found us on FB!

Rotary Club of Karrinyup

Rotarians on duty at yesterday's Stirling Farmers Market 
were delighted to receive a visit from visiting Rotarian Orlando,
 Past President of the Rotary Club São Bernardo do Campo
 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Orlando is in Perth visiting his daughter Adriana 
and was pleased to catch up with some local Rotarians 
as he is very proud of being part of Rotary's philanthropic projects
 such as Childhood Education, Youth Exchange 
and the End Polio Now project

Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay

Street Fair

Rotary Club of Armadale

Rotary Club of Mount Lawley

Club and District Flyers








Western Australia

Emma Gorge in the Kimberleys