Sunday, July 28, 2019


Theresa May pays tribute to

 Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign 

in final PMQs


New Members

The World’s newest Rotarians
 Warren & Charlie were inducted into the club,
 we all look forward to getting to know you 

Paul Harris Fellows

This club changeover was extra special for Gren and Jill Courtland 
as they were both presented with a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF).
 Gren received a PHF+3 and Jill a PHF+1.
 Gren is a Founding Member of the Rotary Club of Ascot 
and has been a outstanding Rotarian 
over the 50 years history of the Club

Presentation of a PHF to Greg Hunter

Past President Sak presents Paul Harris Awards to 
Les Ozsdolay and Marielle Sloss for their efforts during his Presidency.

Congratulations to Alex Karatamoglou,
 our latest Paul Harris Fellow!
 Well done on your contributions to the community.

Stephen Kendall presented by PDG Jodie Sparks

Congratulations to Past President Ross Baietta
 who for the second year in succession was presented
 with the prestigious Ken Allen Rotarian of the Year
, named after Rotarian Ken Allen, celebrating 48 years
 as a member of the Rotary Club of Geraldton.

Our friends Beaufort Rotary Club
 have invited us to join them on the 1st August for a Joint REQ | Beaufort 
meeting filled with wine, food, music and great company.
This is a great opportunity for our clubs to get to know one another better 
and for new members to get some insight into Rotary.
This is a FREE event for REQ members -
 check Slack for the code or message us.
Non-members also welcome.

Please remember to RSVP through Eventbrite for catering.

Rotary Club of Moora

Moora Community Barn Dance, hosted by YouthCARE,
 Moora School of Music and Rotary.
 Last year was a blast, come along for a time of family fun! 🤠



Get your 
Opera at Twilight tickets now at the pre-sale price of $40

Get your friends together, grab your picnic rug and 
favorite bottle of vino and watch Opera star Paul O’Neill
 and friends entertain you under the stars 

This event is expected to sell-out - don’t miss out!

Stirk Park Kalamunda
Hyde Park Perth

Australian Rotary Health had a getting to know function in the city this week

DG 9455 Graham Peden and DGE 9465 Colin Burns with students
 L-R Norbaini Razak [PHD student]    
 Veronica Dodmam Indigenous nurse scholar 
[sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mundaring] 
and Ashlee Bence Indigenous Denistry scholar 
and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay 

PDG Phil Cordery with Barry Winmar Rotary Club of Kwinana

is a project organized by Envision (an Australian tax deductible charity) 
that utilizes recycled bottle caps and turns them into 3D printer filament.
 This filament is printed into prosthetic limbs 
& distributed to the victims of landmines in under-serviced nations.
 Helping Hands needs your help.
 Please give. DONATE:



On Saturday Night 20 July 2019 the Ascot Rotary Club
 had a joint celebration for our handover and 50the Birthday celebration
 it was a momentous night and even featured a link 
with the historic Apollo Moon Landing fifty years ago

Gren and Jill  had the pleasure of cutting the cake.

69 years has marked the Rotary Club of Geraldtons
 Annual dinner held at the Geraldton Club
 on Saturday 13th July 2019.
For incoming President Robert Mosel it is a reminder 
that the clubs 70th year is not so far away

Incoming Board Members

100% Attendance pins were awarded to
 Ken Allen, Ross Baietta, Bob Symington, Di Gilleland,
 Sue Herbert, Robert Mosel & Don Rolston.

Pictures from the recent changeover

At our recent Changeover Dinner
 we welcomed our new President Michelle Piotrowski
 and said thank you to Paul Diggins and his board
 for his work as our past President over the last year...

other news

Rotary Club of Quairading

Great day at Quairading tree planting with our colleagues from the local Rotary club.

Tree Planting at the Pony Club for National Tree Planting Day 

How amazing are these 2 artworks Phil Doncon did at Hat Day - 🙏
 Thank you Phil for donating these amazing paintings 
for a silent auction that raised $1000+
 for Rotary Health 👏👏 supporting those with mental illness 🤝

Linen saved from landfill being cleaned, stacked
 and sent to charities in need here and around the world.


The Rotary Club of Palm Beach Sundowner
 in support of Cycling Without Age 

at Mangles Bay Fishing Club.

Mary Gray a volunteer with the Urban Bushland Council of WA
 was speaker at the RCFB meeting last evening.
Mary spoke about WAs unique areas of bodiversity
 and that we have more species of flora and fauna than anywhere else
. Nor is their any other city in the world which is set in a natural landscape like Perth
 which is dominated by Banksia woodlands.
Pictured with Mary is Pres. Peter Mack from the RC Morley 

who will our speaker next week on
 The impact the sun has on our climate - the Sun's suns spot cycle.

Past President Peter Turner presents Steve & Norene 
with a banner from our Club.
 Steve is from the Rotary Club of Newcastle Harbour

Our member Pattie Walmsley has been touring around the US this month. 
She attended the Pigeon Rotary Club in Michigan to enjoy a singalong.
 We all know how Pattie enjoys singing.

Perth Club Rotarians Stephen & Amanda in Sydney attending a make-up meeting
 with the Sydney Rotary Club!
 Everywhere you go in the world, a rotary club awaits with a warm welcome.

Incoming President Ian Moss and his wife Margaret recently visited
 the Rotary Club of Nordlingen in Germany.
The meeting consisted of an educational walk to show the evidence 
of an asteroid strike and the resulting crater within which the town of Nordlingen sits
. The group photo shows the walk participants.
The other photo shows Ian with President Joachim Sigg 
receiving their banner after presenting them with one from Albany Port.

Xmas in July

Como Rotarians attended the Rotaract Forum on Saturday afternoon

Belmont Markets Sunday July 28

Henrike from Germany 🇩🇪 with Placement Officer David.

 Milan (Italy 🇮🇹) with Rotary Club of Mindarie host mother Lois.

Julien (France 🇫🇷) with Rotary Club of Ellenbrook
 host father Norm and Placement Officer David.

Elise (Belgium 🇧🇪) with Rotary Club of Karrinyup mentor and host family

Vegard from Norway🇳🇴 with his host mother and
 members of the Rotary Club of Mundaring.

 Laura (Brazil 🇧🇷) with members of the Rotary Club of Perth.

 Luzie (Germany 🇩🇪) with Placement Officer David
hosted by the Rotary Club of Kununurra

Alberte (Denmark 🇩🇰) with members of the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay
, and Maja (Poland 🇵🇱) bottom right.

Nils (Switzerland 🇨🇭) with members of the Rotary Club of Heirisson.

 A warm welcome to our Norwegian student Ingvild who
has arrived safely and will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Bunbury. 
The Kaitani family, Placement Officers Steve and Bernice
 and outbound student Sam who

will be off to Norway in January were there to greet her.

 Julia from Switzerland has safely arrived to start her exchange
 and will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Boulder.

, Welcome to Johanna from Sweden, 
 who is going to be hosted by the Rotary Club of Willetton. 
Enjoy settling into our Aussie way of life.

Gday David from Slovakia.
 Welcomed to Australia by his Host Mum and sister and District Committee reps
 in the early hours of the  morning

A delayed long flight but Beatrice from Italy
 has landed and ready to start her exchange.
 Host family and members from Rotary Club of Canning
 were there to welcome her.

Club and District Promotions



August 1

Rotary Club of Moora






"Picture of the Week"

the world's best selfie

Meaning of American Pie by Don McLean

Brace yourself for this trip ....

Although Don McClean only released the song in 1971,
 for those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s
 this is a great piece with some very poignant moments
 in the history of those times. 
 And for those of you who did not, 
it’s a taste of what you missed.
"American Pie" was the name of the plane
 in which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper 
were killed when it crashed in 1958 –
 and I knew the chorus about music dying on that day. 
 I have listened to American Pie for many years 
and I thought I understood what was being sung
 but now realize that I didn’t.
 However, when the words are put together
 with pictures and film clips the song takes on a new meaning. 
 It took a lot of thought to produce this
 and it brings back lots of memories 
and also makes the lyrics really come alive!

 PS. The lyrics are available as subtitles.

Die besten Videos 2019
 (Teil 16) 

Western Australia

Quabbo Point....Ningaloo Reef