Sunday, November 24, 2019


 A child receives free polio vaccine during a government
-led mass vaccination program in Quezon City,
 Metro Manila, Philippines, October 14, 2019.
 REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

Lawyer-Barrister Catherine Cousins, a former member of Geraldton Rotary
, inducted tonight into the Rotary Club of Northam

President Be Westbrook inducting Nathan Atkinson 
while his very proud mother Pauline Sweeney looks on.
Nathan is the son of Past President Rod Atkinson (deceased).

We welcome Nathan & his wife Yasmin to our Club. 

We welcomed our District Govenor Graham Peden 
who inducted Glenys Geary 

The Rotary Club of Byford & Districts welcomes 3 new members
 into this great organisation.
 Kristi, Ramone and Trevor are our 3 new NRG inductees. 
Congratulations and thankyou to Rotarian Ashley
 and the Byford Accountants for hosting the event.

Paul Harris Fellows

Brian Webb, recipient of PHF+3, recognising valuable work
 in 20 yrs (at least 20 Bulletin Editor) Secretary for ten years, 
Assist Gov x 3.  plus contributions 
to the Foundation through the Centurion program

LOIS NEWSOME the first female member in 1997
 and second female Club President.
who is also recognised by the Club for her contributing meritorious service.

Our newest Paul Harris fellow recipients. 
This is a special Rotary award
Congratulations to you both.

Bill Lullitsz

Cindi Bassington

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President Brian opened the meeting, by welcoming Rotarians 
and visiting District Governor, Wayne Milne

Last Saturday was our visit from the District GovernorπŸŽ–
All three Rotary Clubs had a small get together for fellowship πŸ½

One year ago today..
. our official Club charter night!
 What a fantastic celebration we had, surrounded by family and friends,
 as well as Rotary members from other clubs along to support us. 
(And the after-party at Hula Bula bar was pretty memorable too!)

Katanning Police and Rotary Club met with SJA and KREAC today
 to formally hand over cash raised at the 2019 Charity Golf Day.
 Each beneficiary received $9,200 that will be injected straight back 
into the Katanning Community through assorted projects
. What an absolutely tremendous effort and thanks again 
to everyone that made this day special, especially our favourite
 AFL stars Nic Naitanui & Michael Walters 
who spent the whole day and night with us.

 and Mark Irwin Mayor,
 Lotterywest and Rotary Club of Karrinyup representatives
 at the opening of the fabulous new undercover arena (great work Rosco!)
 — at RDA Carine.

Rotary Club of Karrinyup members were proud to attend the opening 
of this fantastic new undercover arena
 at RDA Carine this morning.
Led by our resident Builder Ross and one of our many Engineers Stu
, the club was integral in providing the leadership, advice, consultancy
 and technical expertise to convert RDA's need into a proposal
 that could be submitted for both approval and funding.
and the dream today became a reality.

The big event was the opening of the new all-weather arena
 for Riding for the Disabled at Carine,
 a project which has taken many years with many setbacks.

Be sure to watch the video 
where they actually give credit to Rotary for once.


Pictures from last weekend's Beach Races

Cambridge Rotary where our shared exchange student

 Keika Fukuyama from Japan gave her presentation.

The breakfast meeting was held at our new venue,

 the Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club's function room
 located on the Scarborough beach front.

Peel week in Mandurah. Our youth exchange students
 enjoying the first day surfing..

First morning exploring Sydney with all our inbound students.
 Cloudy and cool, a bit smoky 
and everyone enjoying time for photo stops.

Outbound students with District Governor Wayne Milne

seen at the Jacaranda Festival on Saturday promoting Shelter Box

What a successful start to Rotary's Cans for Christmas Project
 this weekend with a great morning and some friendly competition
 as we packed our 2000 flyers ready for distribution.
 A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend! 
Over 20 ROC Stars, including some of our newest members,
 made for light work in record time! πŸ‘πŸ₯«πŸŽ„

Past President Lois Newsome receiving a Meritorious Service Award

Steven Bordas a former member recently undergoing his
 second knee replacement surgery this year,
with his wife now a Friend of Rotary..

Guest speaker Matthew Lance, with Pres Ian,
 who spoke about the School Chaplaincy, not religious, 
but mentoring students who might be in risk of Mental health Issues

The Kununurra Rotary Club are a proud supporter 
of the new multi-sport shed that was officially opened this afternoon.
 The shed is named Matt’s Shed- in thanks to the organiser Matt Fletcher 
who had a vision and made the shed happen. 
This shed allows 5 large sporting groups to keep all their equipment
 in one easily accessible place.
 No more lugging equipment in and out of cars
 and storing equipment in club members’ garages, it is all in one spot!!

Sausage Sizzle Colin reported on our first sausage sizzle for the year.
  We sold 790 sausage sizzles and 207 drinks
 and made a profit of $1402.05 including $94 from donations.

THANKS to everyone who turned up for our working bee 
at Foodbank WA headquarters this morning!
 As a change of pace to our usual breakfast club events, 
we decided to roll up our sleeves and help Foodbank pack food packages
 for those in need. It was a great way to give something back,
 with lots of fun had by all.

What a fantastic meeting last night.
We had a presentation from Dakota Manley, Youth Council Mayor 
about her appointment and role.
 Dakota was accompanied by her dad, Bodean Buckingham
 and Kalgoorlie Rotarian Esther Roadnight.
The club also presented the Youth Council with a cheque for $1000
 for projects this year and we look forward to hearing
 updates throughout the year.
 $540 of these funds were donated to the Club by the Goldfields Oasis Open Day
 a few weeks ago thanks to Gold Coin donations on the door,
 once again, money going back into the community.

We also had a visit from Past President Bill Cavazzi 
and Past President Brian Henneker. 
Great to see you both last night.

Como Car Show 2019 sponsors visited us last week
 to hear about one of the projects we support Carson Street School.

Peel Manor House for the monthly wellness fair at the Baldivis Rotary Stall πŸŒΈπŸ˜Š

Rotary District 9455 ShelterBox Chair David Brockway,
 seen here with partner Claire 
and International Director Ken, 
attended our meeting to share updates on what is new with ShelterBox
 and how our recent donation is helping. 

Robyn Cleaver introduced Caleb McKenna,
 whom our club sponsored to attend the 2018 
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
. Caleb last spoke to us on his return from that event.
 This week, he related how this experience was a beginning 
and indeed a catalyst for a whole series of opportunities,
 which continue to come his way.
 He repeatedly expressed his gratitude to the club for the enabling him
 this initial opportunity which has had so many long term effects

Priceline Pharmacy Byford are celebrating their third birthday!
 The Byford Rotarians (1st roster, Mel and Sheila, Kyle, PP Tom and Sharlene)
 are helping celebrate by doing the BBQ at Coles. 
Thanks to the customers and coles staff for your help and support

♻️Great “ Open Night” with the Rotary Club of Collie.
 Really nice to do a show and tell session with people interested in how
/ why we do what we do. 
Thanks Terry , Judi and Jono for help with the organisation

The club conducted its annual Willetton Senior High School Awards Night
 last evening, for years 10 and 11 students in the categories 
of Academic, Arts, Sport and Community.
 Additionally, there was an award for Teacher of the Year.
 The details of the achievements by the students were presented
 by the Year Coordinators and the Associate Principal presented
 the same information for the teacher nominee. 
The Rotarians and the parents and family of the award winning students
 in attendance, heard uplifting resumes of the levels of excellence 
that the students and teacher had attained and the club offers
 its heartiest congratulations to the awardees.

That was one of our best meetings indeed...
 The Family Buffet at the Hilton by Perth Rotary
. We laughed, we danced, we learned and we had so much food.
 High energy and passion by our incoming and outgoing 
Youth Exchange students Laura and Caitlin.
...and also Bruce who danced the Samba

 and we all followed on stage dancing with him!
Definitely a meeting to be remembered by a Club to be joined!

During a Vocational Visit to the Foster Share Shed
 in Mandurah last week, Club members inspected
 the site of the new facility supporting Foster Care children in the region. 
RC Mandurah Districts has been a great supporter
 of the vital Foster Care Shed Project.

Short Term Exchange co ordinator Phil Cordery
 with long Term Exchange students from Switzerland, Sweden and Belguim
who were in Mandurah for Peel Week

Opera in the Park


Fawlty Towers
 The best of Manuel

Badly Behaved Children 
 Only Fools and Horses 

Western Australia 

Hellfire Beach  Esperance