Sunday, July 7, 2019


Hi local ShelterBox representatives and advocates
, thank you once again for your ongoing support of ShelterBox. 
We are just receipting our final donations from the financial year
 but we know that we have achieved our goal of raising $1.1 million 
which we are over the moon about.

Your support will help us reach more families and provide shelter 
and life-saving items to those robbed of their homes by disaster and conflict.  

ShelterBox Operations Update
I have attached an operational update that details all the work ShelterBox 
has been able to do over the last few months
 thanks to the ongoing work and support of you
 and your Rotary clubs around Australia.  
We are currently working in Cameroon, Paraguay, Syria, 
Nigeria, Somaliland and Ethiopa.   

It’s a great year to volunteer with ShelterBox
If you are thinking of taking on a project this year 
we would love to have you join us at ShelterBox. 
 We have lots of roles available to choose from
 and as we are about to mark our 20th anniversary, 
it’s an exciting time to be a part of ShelterBox.

For more information on our volunteer roles please visit our website
 And feel free to send this information on to someone in your club 
or community that would be a great ShelterBox volunteer.

Thanks again for your ongoing support, promotion
 and work to ensure we reach our goal of no family
 without shelter immediately following a disaster.


Perth’s newest Rotary club was launched last November 
- Rotary Club of Perth City East or,
 City Rotary as they prefer to be known.

Born out of a desire to create a more contemporary approach to rotary,
  much of the traditional Rotary meeting style 
has been revamped with emphasis being placed
 on a professional powerpoint style visual presentation
. 75% of members are new Rotarians
 from a diverse range of backgrounds.
President Elect, Greg Thurston says that it’s the blend of experience
 mixed with fresh perspective that is at the basis
 of City Rotary’s vibrant personality.

“We want our Club to be relevant, 
not just to our members but also to the broader community
 in which we live and connect with
. As a result, we deliberately target non Rotarians
 in our communications and try our best to create meetings
 which are topical, interesting and inspiring for everyone.”

Starting with 34 founding members,
 the Club has recently recruited its 47th member,
 Carmelo Arto, who is CEO of Breast Cancer Research Centre, WA.

Reflecting on the success of the Club’s recruitment drive so far
, President Ross Robertson says he believes it’s a tribute 
to the hard work and commitment of not just its leadership team,
 but also the value that its members place on their connection to the Club 
– they are motivated because they believe in what City Rotary
 is about and wants to achieve.”

Being ‘relevant’ is something that the Club doesn’t address lightly.
 Starting with their branding,
 everything from its logo to its communications
 has been strategically designed to ensure it is creating
 a very deliberate impression –
 one that is reflective of current trends and expectations.

And, it’s taking full advantage of social media,
 being active on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
 With latest statistics showing that over 60% of internet users
 access it using their smartphones,
 City Rotary is well on track to ensure their messages
 are easily accessible.

Anyone curious about the new club is welcome to attend
 its Breakfast Club meetings, held fortnightly at The Hyatt Regency
 on Adelaide Terrace.
 Featuring high profile speakers from across the Perth business community,
 it has already hosted Richard Goyder AO, 
WACA CEO Christina Matthews (who is also a member of City Rotary)
, and more recently political guru and commentator, Peter Kennedy.

Rotary Stamps has moved


On Friday 9th of August, the Interact Club of Willetton Senior High School
 are holding their major fundraiser for 2019
 which we have titled Upendo: Charity Night For Africa.
 It will be held from 7pm - 10pm 
in the Willetton Senior High School Performing Arts Theatre.

The night will consist of a program including a quiz night
, live entertainment, a silent auction, and a raffle, with canap├ęs provided.
 Soft drinks, tea and coffee will be available for purchase
. All funds raised from the event will be donated directly 
to Interact’s 2019 nominated charities,
 Water For Africa and Mercy Ships,
 both of which directly aid people around Africa.

Tickets are available for purchase at $25 per person
 through the link below,
 however if you book a full table of 10 before July 19th,
 you will receive a 10% discount:

Rotary Club of Wyalkatchem

New Members

President Chris Thomas inducts Berner Duvenage and Natalie Croswell

Special mention to Vic Hall, a 54 year veteran of West Perth Rotary,
 for receiving his second Paul Harris Fellow award with the Club.

Jean Wall with President Chris Thomas

Congratulations on being awarded his 3rd Paul Harris Fellow - Tom Thuijs,

Bob Grieg 

Keith Martin

Congratulations to Conference Chair Joe Italiano
 on receiving a Paul Harris Sapphire at tonight’s meeting

presented at changeover

Michael Powell

Rotary Club of Kojunup

Changeover night last week.
 A great night of fellowship and changing of the guard at the Commercial Hotel,
 thanks David Jackson and staff for a lovely meal.
Congratulations and thanks to outgoing President Greg Marsh 
for his stellar and committed efforts to keeping our vibrant Club moving forward.
Welcome to our new President Ron Wright and his team of dedicated directors.
 Ron was delighted to also have in attendance his sister Beth 
who will be the President of the Rotary Club of Rockingham at the same time. 
Beth and husband Peter started their Rotary journey at Kojonup 
and they enjoy coming back and seeing friends and members
 as well as brothers Ron and Eric.

Thank you to IPDG Robyn Yates for attending and being such a fun 
but focused guiding influence for the past year.
 To all the visiting neighbouring town Rotarians it is appreciated
 and important that we all support each other when we can.

Rotary Club of Wyalkatchem

Past president Jan Trenorden with newly elected President Sheryl Wood
with District Governor Graham Peden

President Sheryl Wood with Sue Peden

Welcome to our incoming President (and long time club member) for 19-20,
 Keith Hopkins!
 We look forward to your leadership and fellowship during this Rotary year!

President Chris Thomas hands over to incoming President Denise D'Agnone

Another wonderful Rotary Changeover Night 2019
 which was well supported by West Perth Rotary members.
 Thank you to outgoing Club President Geoff Woods and his Board
 for leading the Club in 2018
 and making a real change in so many people's lives.
We welcome Geoff Simpson and his Board as the 2019 Club President
 and look forward to more great achievements

Stephen Kendall

Congratulations to Sandra Emmanuel !!!
It was my great pleasure to present 
The PDRR Stephen Kendall, Rotaractor of the Year WA,
 District 9455-9465 award
 to her last night at The Rotaract Districts 9455-9465 change over.

It is fantastic for me to see the great work you and the Rotaractor's in WA
 are doing, it warms my heart to see the continuation
 of what Rotaract has done in WA since 1971
 is alive and well in the Rotaractors of today.

This week at Rotary Club of Karrinyup we heard the final presentation
 from our District 9455 Rotary Youth Exchange student Felix from Sweden, 
who is soon to return home.

Club and District Promotions








Seven Worlds, One Planet
 Extended Trailer 
(ft Sia and Hans Zimmer) 
 New David Attenborough Series

Best Pets of The Month 
 June 2019

Western Australia

James Price Point  Broome

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