Sunday, November 22, 2020


Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses

 this week (AFP cases and ES positives]





                      More information and the release of early bird tickets are available at:


Whilst we have an amazing Conference Program being developed

 and some truly inspirational speakers lined up -

 we need your support to make this event a big success. 

Get your tickets early and make sure you pass this opportunity 

on to friends and family

 (this year’s Conference has been designed to appeal to all).


The opportunity to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia

 in 'the world's most beautiful stadium'

 and enjoying the unique experiences the Stadium has to offer, 

is definitely an opportunity not to be missed.

 Make sure you get your tickets asap at the Early Bird rate.

We are beyond excited for our charter party event on December 12, 2020.

 We have an amazing lineup of awesome entertainment and inspirational speakers

 who will be joining us for this event!

It is a tremendous honor that 

Rotary International

 President Nominee Jennifer Jones will be joining us live for this event.

 RIPN Jennifer has been a huge supporter of the club since its inception

 and we are so grateful she is taking the time to join us for this celebration!

Don't miss out on the fun!

 This event is free and open to everyone but you must pre-register.

 Sign up today:


Exciting News!!!

The Rotary Club of Broome has teamed up with Cobham and Bluesky Travel,

 flying you for an unbeatable airfare from Broome to Perth 

for the WA long Weekend end of February 2021 🙂!!

This is your exclusive chance to get hold of 110 Tickets

, so be fast and follow the link.

We are so grateful to have the generous support of the amazing 

Spinifex Brewing Co

 🍻 They jumped “on board” 😉 with our long weekend flight fundraiser

 without hesitation, so our lucky charter guests will get to enjoy

 a taste of Western Australia while travelling in style with 


 and Cobham ✈️ Thank You Spinifex Brewing Co, you legends 🌟

It was with great delight that last night our club presented
 Ursula Dixon with a Paul Harris Award.
 Ursula demonstrates ‘service above self’ in her work
 and commitment to Dreambuilders in Midland
 and their support for those in need
. Greg Thurston, the District Foundation Chair presented the award,
 accompanied by President David Uhe and Past President Rachel Ivic.

Get your tickets for our 2020 Give a Feed Feast now. 

Have a laugh and do good too!


Our funded researchers work hard to find ways to prevent mental illnesses by intervening early.

You can support their important work by donating to research today:


Recognising the significant impact of burns injury in Fiji

, and the need to continually improve local capacity to treat burns,

 Interplast is pleased to be able to continue to support our Fijian partners

 to deliver training to local medical personnel, even when we aren’t able to be there in-person.

This week our colleagues at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva

 are hosting a Burns Nursing Seminar,

 which Interplast is pleased to be able to support, as part of our 

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 ANCP activities. Interplast Nurse Educator Jan Rice will present,

 remotely, on wound management for burns.

 This seminar includes nurses from across the Fiji Islands.

Supporting our local partners to deliver training and professional development initiatives

 like this demonstrates huge progress towards sustainability of specialised clinical care in Fiji,

 and we couldn’t be prouder to play a small role in this.

Foundation night in the Rotary calendar is an important event. 

We had a smaller than usual crowd but we still had fun. Jon Bilson DG

 gave an interactive and interesting presentation. 

I went away “thinking”.on how we can make Rotary more relevant in Moora.

Thanks to the Moora Bowling club for a fantastic meal.


Colin presented a Bronze Award Certificate to Brian.

 This is an award for Rotary Clubs donating over 

$100,000 to Rotary Foundation. 

MR Rotary has donated $144,543.75.

 He also gave a certificate for donations to END POLIO.

Trish and PDG Fred Marsh

. It was great to hear from PDG Fred Marsh with a first-hand ‘war story’

. He is still going strong at 92!


$31,000 what an amazing night.

Thankyou to everyone who attended, bidded, won items

 or just came along and enjoyed the night.

Steve Mills as always, did a brilliant job as our Auctioneer

 and Glenn Wilson as our MC really made the night.

Sporting Memorabillia, Adult Toys, Bottles of Wine and Champagne, 

statues, portraits and even a pair of thongs were auctioned off last night.

Thanks again to our sponsors and donors for their support.

Our attention turns to our online items now,

 which are available for viewing at the

 Kalgoorlie Country Club until 4pm today.

Then our Northern Star Community Carnival on Sunday.

We are now 24 hours away from possible!

 A massive thank you to everyone that has shared our event

, pulled strings, called up mates, collected from the burbs & gone shopping

 for tomorrow’s food drive. 

We want food in bellies & warm hearts for all this Christmas.

 Help us make this possible by donating tomorrow ❤️


Working with other Rotary Clubs is fantastic and it’s no exception helping 

out our good friends over at 

Rotary of Elizabeth Quay

Tomorrow they are organising a food drive for 

Vinnies WA

 and needed some extra non perishables to pack Christmas hampers.
What better person to ask than President Matthew who on behalf to 

Midland Supa IGA

 donated a trolley full of goodies.

 With Christmas just around the corner it’s a reminder to be generous

 to those in need and less fortunate than us

Heeding the call to support the

Festive Food Drive for Vinnies

conducted by the

Rotary of Elizabeth Quay


Rotary Club of Karrinyup

members responded with a fabulous collection. Member Kay 

will deliver all the goodies in bags from our

Stirling Farmers Market

Tonight we are very proud to give out our Mal Robbie Award for Community Service 

to Denise Ladhams and her team at the

Bunbury SOUP VAN

for the amazing work helpling the poor and homeless.

It was wonderful to receive an update from Solomon Mbusa

 on the outcome of the MERC 

(Medical Equipment Recycling Committee) equipment

 that has been distributed in the Congo.

Solomon provided an overview of the charity that he works for

 called The Murimo Centre, which is seeks to address 

poverty and hunger by educating the local community

 in sustainable integrated agriculture that will create job sustainability

 and food sources for local communities.

Below you can see an example of medical equipment donated

 as part of MERC through West Perth Rotary Club 

being used by those who need it most in Pinga Walikale in the Congo.

We look forward to hearing more from Solomon 

following his return from the Congo in a few months.

Damian Orlando spoke about STEM at the meeting of the RCFB on 11th November.

 Mum and member Ronniet Orlando introduced Damian 

. VP PP Jeremy Foster Chaired the meeting in the absence of Pres. Di Collins.


Fellowship at the Koorliny Mia Whadjuk Boodja

 (Carrolup Artworks Back Home)

 Exhibition at John Curtin Gallery.

 Thank you Director Chris Malcolm for your

 passionate explanation of the artwork

 and Ross Sweeney for organising the afternoon....

.needs a repeat visit I think


Today we helped spread the message behind

White Ribbon Day - WRD

Well done to our members for support at the breakfast 

for NAIDOC week at the Langford Aboriginal Association.

2020 RYPEN attendees

LEAP 2020 Awards night. 

Congratulations to our Legend Jim Reagan and to all the award winners

It’s all happening down here at Koombana Bay Sailing Club Open Day

. Come on down and have a sail or join the outriggers for a paddle.

 Sail into Life is not sailing today- just spreading the word!


Our first Tech Talk was held at the Library this morning 

and we shared a LOT of information!

 Elisabeth, Jinny and Marion talked Android 

while Yvonne, Wendy, Tik and Marion talked Apple ..

. Our next session is set for just before Christmas on the 11th December

! Don't miss out if you have any Christmas tech wish lists

 but want to know what you're getting into ...

 come along and have the change to talk tech before jumping in! 🙂

Thanks to the

Kununurra School & Community Library

for hosting us!! 

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Cans for Christmas appeal on Sunday

. We just received the results from Foodbank and Mosman Park

 collected the second highest amount - over one tonne of food,

 which was 53% higher than our previous record!

 Thanks to the local families who volunteered and had a great time with their kids,

 distributing flyers and hunting for donations.

 If you would like to get involved next year please message us via Facebook.


After a very successful AGM - the future of our vibrant

 #Rotary Club of Palm Beach Inc WA

 is assured with a new Board ' in waiting' elected to take over in June 2021.


Our guest speaker tonight was Jane Davies,

 the Business Development Manager at Bridging the Gap

. Jane explained that Bridging the Gap has been part of our local community

 for many years providing a range of Federal and State funded programs

 that deliver employment, career development and training services

 through its partnerships with local community based organisations 

across the Perth to Peel region.
Jane went on to outline their latest project which is Containers for Change.

 The Rockingham Rotary Market is now a community partner

 in this project which seeks to increase recycling and reduce the number

 of drink containers that litter our environment in Western Australia.

 Jane stated that this new project has provided Bridging the Gap 

with a secure funding stream that also helps the protect 

the environment at the same time

Melbourne Cup celebration

 Frank Paolino with the overall winner of Peoples’ Choice -
 a Fiat Multipla!

It was a privilege for 4 of our members to serve the sausage sizzle 

 for the Armadale March Against Family Violence

. Graham S, Greg W, Peter C and Peter W had fun serving the hungry crowd

 that turned out in Memorial Park for this important event.


Rotary Joondalup was happy to do a sausage sizzle last night for the LADDs

 (Loving and Devoted Dads) Currambine Primary School.

 This is the second year that we have been invited to support LADDs

 at the camp out on school grounds.

The evening included movies, fire appliances, marshmallow roasts, 

sausage sizzle dinner and tasty breakfast in the morning.

A quality night was spent with fathers and kids in tents

 on the school ground despite the sometime inclement weather.


Late news !!!


Green Pool   William Bay