Sunday, February 23, 2020


the following article was taken from the Rotary Club of Karrinyup newsletter

A celebratory start to the new year for Rotary of Crawley
 with three new members inducted this morning 😊
 Welcome to Rotary Brad, Nicola and Shane -
 we look forward to seeing your future in ROC and Rotary! 🥳👏

Induction of new member Colin Levett

Anthony was inducted as a new member at our last meeting.

International Women's Day Business Luncheon & Panel
Perth Rotary and the Path of Hope Foundation are delighted to
 host a luncheon event and panel presentation in celebration 
of International Women's Day
. Chris Dawson, Police Commissioner of Western Australia, 
Nicholas Van Hattem, President of the Western Australian Law Society
 and Linda Black, Criminal Barrister will discuss Learnings and Future plans 
around Family Domestic Violence.
Date: Friday 6th March 2020

Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Cost: $55/pp (includes 2 course lunch)
Venue: The Westin Hotel, 480 Hay Street.

 Parking in CPP Fireman’s Car Park and
/or Valet Parking at the hotel

Bookings close 9am Thursday 5th March


March 26th

The most common disorder is ADHD, followed by anxiety,
 depression and conduct disorder.

We need more research to cater to young people with mental health problems.

Support mental health research today:

On behalf of the Rotaract in WA team,

 We would like to congratulate our current DRR Eeshwar Rajagopalan 
for being re-elected as the DRR for 9455 and 9465 for 2020-21!

Having been an outstanding Rotaractor in both Australia and India,
 Eeshwar has always shown a willingness to take on extra roles 
and his effective networking has further helped promote
 the great work we do here at Rotaract.

Awards dinner of the 16th RSM Timber Towns wine show

This week's meeting was a Partners Night with a (now) 
well practiced guest speaker Sian
, who recently returned from a year-long
 Rotary Youth Exchange in Finland 🇫🇮
 and made a very interesting presentation for us
 about her wonderful year away
. Sian has grown into a beautifully confident, worldly 
and self assured young woman
 ready to launch herself into university studies.

Guests present included Sian's father Alan; DGN Dee Buckland;
 Jill Hanna (Sian's Placement Officer 
on the District 9455 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee)
and soon-to-be new member Karen and husband Jim

A great combined Peel Rotary group catch up tonight.
 Lovely to see so many members from the 3 clubs along 
with many guests, including Rotaractors and youth exchange students.

Rotary Club of Karrinyup has supported Camp Quality for many years,
 so it was great to have WA State Manager Nadine Magill,
 seen here with our member Ross, along to our meeting this week
 to give us an update on recent activities
Camp Quality gives kids facing cancer the chance to be kids again,
 providing a support network and a range of non-medical support services
 for children living with cancer and their families.

Several club members shared a lovely social evening
 with the Karrinyup Inner Wheel
 and extended Rotary family members 
at a recent International Fundraising Barbeque.
 Karrinyup Inner Wheel President Diane Brennan,
 seen here with RC Karrinyup President Richard Prunster, 
was delighted when it was announced that $500 
from the International Service budget
 had beeen allocated to support the
 Karrinyup Inner Wheel's International project 
 This non profit organisation seeks to achieve safe motherhood 
for women 
in Papua New Guinea and to provide birthing kits.

Among a number of guests at our meeting this week
 we welcomed visiting Rotarians 
Lindsay Francis and Lois Van Baalen 
 RC Karrinyup Honorary Member Ray Richards
 and first time visitors Mick Rogers and Jen. 
Our long standing member Vic Dennis is seen here sharing 
a quiet drink and a good catch up with Ray and getting to know Mick,
 who was a guest of Heather Leaney.
 Members were delighted that Ray came along especially
 to hear our guest speaker give an update on Camp Quality.

On Monday, Mellie recounted her week at the RYLA
 (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
. Key focuses were 'living above the line',
 learning to accept responsibility
 and trying not to blame other people for your actions. 
There were lots of challenges and fun opportunities
 such as Salsa dance classes, getting up early to meditate
 and exercise, hiking for a day with a very old map,
 learning to be part of a team, climbing crates then taking a leap of faith,
 mind games and public speaking.

Como Rotary Club is a proud supporter of the
 ARH Indigenous Health Scholarship
 commencing in 2019
. Our sponsored medical student Tahnee Carter 
has now completed her third year 
of studies and we are looking forward to seeing Tahnee
 back at our Club to provide an update on her last 6 months.
 We have recently renewed our sponsorship for 2020,
 as part of our Community Services support.

 farewell to Rotarian Ralf who heads back to Germany 

Foreshore fun with Como Rotarian's

 PP Rajah Senathirajah and wife Jes visited South India last November
 for the opening of a Dialysis project which the RCFB had an involvement with.
 He also took the time whist there to visit a primary school where a toilet block
 was built as part of a WASH project, 
gifts to students provided by Rajah and Jes,
 a Womens Empowerment project - training in tailoring in 15 centres
 in low socio economic area, supported by the RC Madurai West.

David Brockway with member Richard Harper.

David Brockway.
 D. 9455 ShelterBox area Coordinator was speaker
 at the RCFB meeting last Wednesday.
 David made an excellent presentation on this great project which 

originated in Cornwall 20 years ago.

He not only told of the beginnings of the project,
 but also provided updates on shelter kits, solar lights and so on

Despite the rain last night, we had a very enjoyable social evening.
 Our guest speaker spoke eloquently about primary school education
 and building resilience in our young students
. Once again the salads prepared by Foodworks were yummy
 and meat from Purser’s and cooked by us was also yummy.

Great news this week!

Rotary Club of West Perth, under the guidance of our amazing Tina Arthur
 International Services Director, were able to provide the use
 of a storage container to transport some generously donated medical supplies.
 They are on their way to the Nokor Tep Women's Hospital in Cambodia.

These supplies included consumables as well as operating theatre lights
 and machines to dispense medical gases during the operations they perform.

Pictured: Volunteer Bob Page Tabitha Foundation Australia 
and the Nokor Tep Hospital and helpers Ken, Bill and John.

Thank you to all who donated.
 Your contributions will make a world of difference and we are so grateful
 for your generosity and support of our ongoing commitment to projects like this.

at the Multicultural festival 

Thanks to Pip from Bunbury Machinery
 and Doug for hosting our meeting on Monday.

We were even fortunate enough
 to watch the International Space Station fly overhead.

"Picture of the Week"

Liz trying on the presidents hat for size


"Do You Ever Worry That You're Getting Thicker?"

Best Pets Of The Week
 The Pet Collective

“Silent Night” 
on Piano for Blind Elephant

Western Australia

Emu Point  Albany