Sunday, March 25, 2018


Rotary Club of Perth
Rotary Club of Swan Districts
Rotary Club of Crawley

We need help from everyone in Rotary in Western Australia!
 Please consider donating online to this joint initiative

As you might have noticed, a number of clubs are supporting initiatives
 to address HOMELESSNESS in our local community
. Last weekend it was great to see support the
 Rotaract Club of Perth's Masquerade Ball 
which supported @perthhomelesssupportgroup.
 Next week we we partner with Rotary of Crawley 
for their annual Rotary One In A Million event 
recognising local champions working to address homelessness in our city.

The link below supports our club's Sleeping Bag initiative
 We are in "Stage 2" of the project where we are fund raising 
for the sale of 500 sleeping bags @$50 each. 
All sleeping bags will be donated to local charities
 who will soon be distributing these to those in need.

The sleeping bags will arrive in Freo in mid-April.
 There will be plenty of opportunities to help us distribute them.
 In the meantime, if you can support us with a gift of $50
 or more, we'd greatly appreciate it!

Every year a group of students goes to Japan as part of the
 AJYCE (Australia Japan Youth Cultural Exchange) programme.
 After the Australians visit, the Japanese arrive
 and here is a welcome dinner photo of the Japanese group.
The programme has been going for 42 years.

Next Weekend

Coming soon!!

New Members

Rotary Club of Harvey

A very big welcome to our newest Rotarian 
 Vicki Anderson and Vicki's hubby, Paul, are two very community minded
 Harvey citizens and we're proud to have them with us.
 Seen here with President Jim Turner 

Rotary Club of Cockburn

Inducted a new member 
. PP Diane is the mentor who was present to also welcome John.

Paul Harris Fellow

Rotary Club of Margaret River

Congratulations Marilyn Hopkins

New Flyers

Rotary Club of Welshpool

Rotary Club of Bridgetown

 Our Club’s upcoming Tour of the Blackwood 
  It will be run on 22 April, and people can register as riders
 or simply donate to our benefactors (youth mental health
) via the MyCause website.  
We are very proud of the event,
 which has Professor Fiona Stanley as the patron,
 and who is coming for the ride.
website is listed on the third flyer

Rotary Club of Palm Beach

Rotary Club of Swan Districts


Rotary Club of  Geraldton

Rotary Club of Geraldton fundraising raffle could take you
 on a journey of a lifetime with a $6000.00 flight centre travel voucher.
Help us, help out Orkeeswa School in Tanzania to raise money
 for a new school bus. Orkeeswa School is a community-based secondary school
 located in Orkeeswa Village, an under-served Maasai community in rural Tanzania.
By providing free education within the village, in a country 
where less than a quarter of the population has access to secondary school,
 Orkeeswa offers the only opportunity for most of their students
 to continue their education past the primary level.
In 2012 our club helped raise money to build a computer room/library for the school.
 A growing student body has put a strain on the schools transportation resources.
 Without sufficient transportation some students have to walk over 30kms home
. Due to safety reasons this means they can’t participate in extra curricular activities
 because they need to get home before dark.
You can show your support in a few ways:
By purchasing a ticket in our wonderful raffle for 
your own chance to win the $6000.00 travel voucher.
And/or by sharing our raffle within your community
By purchasing a ticket in you can help us support free education at Orkeeswa school
. See pictures below for further information on how to obtain a ticke
t and the full terms and conditions for the raffle.

We really do appreciate your help to get us across
 the line and reach our fundraising goal

Rotary Club of Boulder


Rotary Club of Western Endeavour

A Thermomix T5 for $20!!! OK, you get a ticket
 and a 1 in 250 chance to win.
 Perfect gift for Mothers Day.

Around the Clubs

D9455 President Elects Training Seminar
 is this weekend in York

Rotary Club of Geraldton
Rotary Club of Batavia Coast
Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough

The next generation of Rotary leaders attending President Elect Training in York
. Ian Creed from Rotary Club of Geraldton,
 Jason McCarthy from Rotary Club of Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough
and Sue Svensson from Rotary Club of Batavia Coast.
 They will be Presidents of their respective clubs from July 2018-June 2019

Rotary Club of Boulder

Rotary Club of Ascot
49th birthday

Rotary Club of Karrinyup

Rotary Banner exchange between President-Elect Emily
 of Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley, North Carolina
 and our President Phil

Rotary Club of Perth

Banner exchange with Dave McCleary of Roswell Rotary Club.

Rotary Club of Armadale

Rotary Club of Mindarie


We had Kaisla, Margaret, Fiona, Myrtle, Jessica, David,

 Nigel, Darren and Karina working to assemble 30 easter baskets
 which the club will donate to the Patricia Giles Centre,
 Mercycare Merriwa and 8 nominated disadvantaged families in our local community. 
Well done people!

Margaret and Ralph delivering Easter baskets to Emma
, the new coordinator at the Mercycare, Merriwa hub
 for distribution to the less fortunate.
 Part of the Club's effort to make a difference in our local community

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne

Rotary Club of Swan Valley

It was lovely to have a couple of our RYLA attendees
 come to our last meeting to share with us all that they
 experienced and learnt from the recent RYLA camp.
 A big thank you to Dane Begovich and Jared Skinner
 for a very informative and inspiring chat.

Rotary Club of Southern Districts

Handicamp Buddy and RYLA attendee reporting back to the club.

Rotary Club of Karrinyup

Caleb and James, who described the incredible week they spent 
 which has given them direction for their futures.

Rotary Club of Cockburn

 Youth exchange student Sophie was presented with a Rottnest Swim shirt
 for her assistance on the day by Rotarian Bevan,
 a swimmer in the race

Rotary Club of Attadale

One of the most exciting Youth Programs for Rotary in Australia
 is the National Youth Science Forum that inspires Australia's leading young scientists
. In all the years of Attadale Rotary selecting and helping financially
 to get successful student applicants to Canberra for this project, 
we have never yet been disappointed. 
Approximately 200 students from all around Australia 
meet not only with leading science professionals,
 they have the opportunity to mix with like-minded students.
 Sam Wende is a typical example of a returned student from this project.
 The fact that he had a session with a Nobel Prize winner for science
 simply overwhelmed him.
 In fact he had stars in his eyes as his hero studies the solar systems.
 Meeting with other leading scientists, Sam has decided to major in Psychology
 as he wants to work on the science of the mind.
 His presentation to the Attadale Rotary Club last Monday
 evening included teaching members a song and dance routine
 the students were shown by group leaders on the bus
. It was a lot of fun and showed what a remarkable young man
 he is and one that will go far in his future endeavours.
 The National Youth Science Forum is a project that must continue
 as it helps students along the path to successful careers. 
This was another great meeting at the Rotary Club if Attadale.
Sam Wende is pictured with Attadale Rotary member Patricia Robertson.

 Also pictured are Rotarian Robin Hamilton
 with his Guest on the evening, Peter Madden

Rotary Club of Manjimup

Combined meeting with Bridgetown Rotary
 at Chris Shedley’s Winery, Dalmore Road

Rotary Club of Cambridge
Rotary Club of Mount Lawley

On 19 March 2018, two teachers of deaf children from 
the Karya Mulia School in Surabaya were entertained
 at the Mount Lawley Rotary Club meeting.
 They were introduced to the two WA teachers 
who will be travelling to Surabaya in April.
 Here the group is seen with Marie Kormendy,
 long time champion of this project.
 Pics by Graham McHarrie.

Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay

The 100th anniversary of the Busselton Historical Society's
 Butter Factory Museum was held on March 11
. A large crowd attended the official ceremony on the Saturday
 and the public visited this outstanding facility in large numbers on Sunday
 when our Club operated a food stall.
 Over 200 meals were served on the day so well done 
and thanks to the many Rotarians involved.

Rotary Club of Perth

What a great meeting today!
 International recognition from our friends in Roswell Rotary Club
 for our project Path Of Hope Foundation

The Rotary Club of Perth was privileged to be represented
 at the Rotary International Peace Conference in Sydney by Rebecca Tolstoy.
 Among the attendees showing the power of Rotary
 through peace was the Rotary International President
Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus,
 World Vice Chair for Rotary Action Group Against Slavery Dave McCleary,
 and many others.

Rotary Club of Elizabeth Quay

 #HarmonyDay our REQ Projects Team members attended
 the At Work Career Pathways Pilot Launch.
 This government funded initiative provides
 support to eligible Humanitarian Visa Entrants
 in their job seeking journey.

Since last year, REQ has been partnering with atWork Australia 
to provide employment information to clients of the 
St Vincent De Paul Migrant Learning Centre.
 We will be holding another workshop on 14 April 2018
, where we will provide job seeker's resources
 and practice mock interviews with the Learning Centre clients

Rotary Club of Margaret River

updated their Facebook page

Rotary Club of Mandurah

out and about selling Duck Day Raffle tickets

Rotary Club of Moora

A few pics from the clubs BBQ 
 The weather is changing,most of us put a cardi on.
 Duncan Peter was the guest speaker. 
He gave a slide show of his wonderful trip to Canada and Newfoundland.
 Thank you to Dave & Cindi for their hospitality

Rotary Club of Swan Districts

Our Rotary Club is out & about
! President Kay,
Her husband John and Matthew are attending 
 One in a Million fundraiser to help end homelessness.

Club and District Flyers



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Best Pets of the Week
 March 2018


50 Mums  50 Kids

 1 Extra Chromosome

A carpool karaoke lip sync video in support of World Down Syndrome Day
 features 50 mums and their children singing along
 to Christina Perri's multi-platinum selling track
, "A Thousand Years".

Western Australia

Collie Blue Pool