Sunday, October 27, 2019


Rotary members and heroes in the fight to eradicate polio,
 from left, Tayyaba Gul, Dr. Hemendra Verma, and Sergil Zavadskyi.

A special historic announcement on World Polio Day:

World Health Organization’s declaration of the eradication of WPVtype3.

Now on to eradicating WPV type 1 which means we would eradicate polio world wide!


New Members

 we had the pleasure of inducting our newest member John Szkirpan.
 Welcome to ROC John! 😊

Thrilled to have Dianne and Richard Harper Inducted into the RCFB
 and a huge welcome to you both.
Dianne holds the classification of Teaching Special Needs
 (she was Principal of the Special Needs Unit at Canning Vale Primary).
 She will start out on the Youth Committee.
Richard's classification is Academia.
 He is a Faculty Dean at Murdoch University 
and will start out on the Voc/Community Committee

Tonight we inducted our newest members, 
Sara Abbott and Kirsten Junge, into our club.
 It was great to see their families at the meeting
 to be part of the induction process.

Paul Harris Fellow

At Swan Valley Rotary a Paul Harris Fellow is awarded to individuals 
who go above and beyond by serving the community
 and providing vocational excellence in their chosen field.
 On Monday 21st October it was our pleasure to recognise
 the achievements of Clinical Associate Professor Dr Tim Bates
Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.
 Congratulations Tim!

🍾50yrs ago on Monday 21 October
 our club celebrated its first ever Monday night meeting🥂
 Next year we will have a big bash!
 But in the meantime, it’s always a good excuse to have cake 🍰

The famous Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie 
$100 raffle is now in full swing.

Tickets are for sale from Rotarians
 and our great supporters at 
City News Kalgoorlie -Lotto -Newsagent 
who have some of the tickets.

What a great morning we had gathering with Rotary Club of Nedlands
 and District Governer Graham Peden for a special End Polio Now 
Breakfast for Rotary's World Polio Day.
 It was an insightful and jamp-packed breakfast 
hearing an update on Rotary Club of Nedland's community projects
 and to share what ROC has been up to in our project space.

DG Graham shared an encouraging word unpacking this year's theme
 of Connecting Rotary to the World and we live-streamed
 over to the Rotary Team out in the City
 with Rotary of Elizabeth Quay to check-in on their
 End Polio Fundraising this morning.

Brendan Punch (Bridgetown President)
 DG Wayne Milnes,
 Alex Alban – Past President Manjimup Club

Judy Brockman and Jan Ryan – Rotary Club of Manjimup

DG Wayne accepting a small token of thanks
 from Rotary Club of Manjimup

Students selected from WA schools who will be attending the
 National Youth Science Forum in January 2020
 were hosted at Government House
 by the Lieut. Governor Wayne Martin AC.

A wonderful night at the Balga Senior High School
 class of 2019 graduation last night.
 Our club was proud to present one of the 
10 Inaugural Stan Perron Awards to Bolton Yangi.
 Bolton has performed to a high standard academically
 and in her sporting achievements. 
She has demonstrated a commitment to community
 and to the school values of respect, responsibility, safety and learning.
 This commitment aligns well with the Rotary 4 Way Test
 and the Stan Perron Award requirements. 
Congratulations Bolton from all of us at Rotary Western Endeavour.

Paige Littlefair runner up and winner Siu Kwang.
 Both will go to State Final.

Thank you Perth for supporting the fight to
 #EndPolioNow this #WorldPolioDay, October 24th!
Our club members hit the streets yesterday morning 
to raise money for Rotary's End Polio Now campaign,
 and were joined by members from the
as well as staff from the WA Tuberculosis Control Program
 and the Humanitarian Entrant Health Service! 
We're still counting all the donations,
 but with all donations being matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
 we know the impact will be huge!

If you'd like to learn more about the ongoing fight
 to eradicate polio or to make a donation visit

Promoting World Polio Day on the Joondalup Rail Line
 and collecting at Perth Underground.
 Selfie looks a bit glum!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Kimberley Dental Team  [KDT]
 who celebrated their 10th anniversary at the Royal Perth Yacht Club last week!
 To mark the occasion guests came together to honour the work 
of the amazing KDT volunteers and their achievements over the past decade.
 Special mentions to City Rotarians Jan Owen and hubby John, 
who have worked tirelessly in support of KDT. 
We also want to give a shout out to JILEN PATEL,
 a paediatric dentist with KDT. 
He's played an instrumental role with their work

Kelleberrin Men’s Shed hosted members 
of the Mill Point Rotary Club 
as they passed through town with their Rally Cars.
 Tomorrow morning they will be at 
the local High School for Breakfast
. A great night

Kieryn Deutrom Volunteer Program Manager

ShelterBox Australia and June Wade 
ShelterBox Area Coordinator D 9465 promoted ShelterBox
 in the Rotary Speakers section. 
David Brockway D9455 ShelterBox coordinator
 had a show and tell ShelterBox promotion.  

Some of the Como Rotary team 
who supported Como Secondary College today
 with their 50 Year Anniversary Gala Day
. We organised and parked many visitors cars
 amongst the shady trees 
at the College grounds. 
We are delighted to support Como SC,
 being a valued Community Partner 
with Como Rotary Club over many years.

Wonderful day at the Kojonup Show and thoroughly enjoyed
 by our youth exchange student Paul from Germany.
 Well done to the hard working P&A Committee.
Great to see so many Kojonup Rotary members out in force.

 President Linda and Heather with Hans Peter Brandt from Switzerland.
Hans is the Youth Exchange Officer for Switzerland.
Hans and his wife are in Western Australia
 for a six weeks camping holiday.
Hans is the Club’s contact in Switzerland
 for our outbound exchange student Charlie Hickey.

Charlie leaves for Switzerland in January 2020.

George Booth and Don Bodlovich in this weeks Fremantle Herald.
 Talking about the history of Fremantle Rotary 
and our 90th Birthday celebrations in aid of The Freo St Doctor.

Great evening of fun to raise funds for Polio eradication. 
Thanks to Ron and Glenys Geary for organising and sponsoring the event 
and Belmont Rotary for their support.
 Also a big thanks to Midland Rotarian Linda for coming along.

Winners are grinners! 
PDG Ron sorted a nearest the pin fundraiser.
 Good fun! 

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Batavia Coast for a fun night.
 Bare Foot Bowls fund raising for Ngala.

Thursday 17 October saw the official opening of the Edible Garden 
at City Beach Primary School
. It was a splendid community affair of which 
Rotary Cambridge is proud to have been a part through facilitation of work
 to build a Mud Bench by the Cambridge Community (Men's) Shed.

Our RYPEN sponsored students, Samendra, Anton, James and Aneesha,
 from Willetton Senior High School, attended the club last evening
 and were interviewed by Josephine Santoso,
 herself a former student of the school and a NYSF, RYLA, RYLEAP returnee. 
They spoke of the benefits of attending the program,
 in assisting the development of their leadership, problem solving 
and self confidence skills.

Being a Rotarian isn’t all work.
 Sometimes they let their hair down and have some fun.
Thank you to Corsaire Aviation for the fabulously smooth ride.
 And to Millbrook Winery and staff 
for a scrumptious meal and social afternoon.

A big congratulations to WA Isports Inc
 and fellow Rotarians Franco Harkins and Rick Wells
 for their community award.
 A great achievement for worthy recipients!! 
And thank you to Alison Burnett for her inspiring and engaging talk
 given to the club a few weeks back.
 Well done.

Applecross Rotary's BIG day out
. Departed Melville at 8:15am with coach captain Chris Whelan
 at the wheel heading for our destination to 
join Bunbury Leschenault Rotary
 for their weekly lunchtime meeting
 at the Dolphin Discovery Centre (DDC).
 On the way we stopped at the Crooked Carrot 
for morning tea 
which is well worth the stop.
 Arriving at DDC we were met by their CEO
 and Rotarian David Kerr 
who gave our group a very special tour of this magnificent,
 world class attraction.
 We were privileged to be able to see the huge effort
 and skills that happen behind the scene to provide 
the special experiences
 for visitors to the centre.
 A huge thanks to David 
and the President of Bunbury Leschenault, Bridget Green
, for hosting our members for this very enjoyable 
and memorable day out.

Wishing our lovely 2019 - 2020 Rotary Youth Exchange student from Belgium 
- Elise a very happy significant birthday today. 
Youth Director Trish presented Elise with a card
 and we all celebrated with a fabulous birthday cake at our meeting this week.

The Kununurra Rotary Club helped out today at the Big Float.
 We made yummy bacon & egg burgers
. We also had several members participate in the water.
We just have to wait for confirmation
 that we achieved the longest continuous line
 of people holding hands floating in the water on or in a floatie!!!
 Was a great day!!

A fantastic night yesterday at the Harvey Norman VIP Night.
 Thanks to Harvey Norman Midland for sponsoring the free sausage sizzle
 and thanks to members of the Swan Rotaract Club 
(pictured) for giving us a hand.

Up early to volunteer at the Paw-some Day Out at Yokine Reserve.
  — with Chris GagginAmir MansurLarry Manno and Mel Pilky.

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Funny Irish girl

Robin Williams

Western Australia

a beach near Denmark