Sunday, March 18, 2018


Rotaractors are young, gifted, and well-prepared
 to help lead Rotary into the 21st century. 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Rotaract.
 For World Rotaract Week 12-18 March,

Max Bird

Rotary Club of Kwinana

Max Bird on being awarded a
 at  conference in recognition of his efforts in Timor.

New Members

Rotary Club of Byford and Districts

induction of Jadan Green and partner Rose
 at the Rotary Club of Byford and Districts with President Chris Thomas.

Paul Harris Fellow

Rotary Club of Harvey

Congratulations to Tony Parton 
on being recognised with a Paul Harris Fellow
 at Rotary's Grubs Up presentation 
. Well deserved Tony.

New Flyers

Rotary Club of MillPoint

D9455  D9465

Around the clubs

This weekend is the D9465 District Conference
in Margaret River

a selection of photos

Youth Exchange at the Conference

Other news


the Inaugural Governor’s Breakfast at Karrinyup Country Club
. Rotary District Governor Lindsay Dry introduced Peter Fitzpatrick AM JP,
 Chairman of the Bravery Trust.
 Peter spoke to attendees about the essential work done by the trust
 in offering immediate financial assistance to returned service men and women
 and exploring how Rotary can support the trust.

Rotary  of Elizabeth Quay

A few weeks ago we were able to support the
team at a one of their City Walk
 with some hands-on volunteering.

One of our members had a birthday and decided take our purpose literally.
 Nick Lim's birthday landed on a club night and instead of receiving a birthday present,
 he gave all of our members a gift to Facilitate Generosity (our core purpose)
. All of our members and attending guests received two coffee vouchers,
 proudly sponsored by Lowdown (50% - big thanks!)
 and a challenge to make a Kindness Commitment.

Rotary Club of Geraldton

Well Done to 4 way test contestant Ciedele Mezger 
on coming Runner up at the District 9455 Final of the Rotary 4 way test speaking competition!
 Ciedele is the daughter of two of our Rotarians Russell & Charity Mezger. 

This win means that Ciedele will be competing in Rotary State Final 

for the Four Way test speaking competition. 
Congratulations Ciedele, your speech was fantastic.

Rotary Club of Cambridge

Damien Martin, Wildcats captain and member of the Rotary Club of Hillarys
 was present at the final of the District 9455 4-Way Test Speech Competition.
 Here Cambridge Club's contestant Wini Taylor-Williams
 and her teacher Katie Murphy are seen with Damien [above]

Rotary Club of Mindarie

Rotary Club of Bridgetown

Bridgetown marks Treasurer Richard Wittenoom's 80th birthday

Rotary Club of Perth
Rotary of Crawley

Rotary in Action at the UWA Career Day! 
 and Rotary Club of Perth to connect with the next generation of community leaders!
 In all, over over 100+ students provided expressions of interest
 which the three clubs will be following up on!
The number one question was 
“When is the next volunteering opportunity?”

Most people heard of ‘Rotary
’ but weren’t quite sure what Rotary does..
.now they do!

Rotary Club of Applecross

The inaugural Rotary Shark Tank was a great success.
 Here are four of the finalists with four of the Rotary Sharks
 at the end of the evening 
- from left to right we have Kohen Grogan, Dylan Smith, Geraldine Maddrell,
 Stuart McLay, Ian Costley, Deborah Barker, Darren Lomman and Kirsten Shearn.
 Finalist Aden Date appeared via Skype from Sydney,
 while Rotary Shark David Reed left as soon
 as the last presentation concluded.

Rotary Club of Wyalkatchem

Our most recent meeting was held on Tuesday 13th March
 at the Wyalkatchem Men’s Shed. 
We appreciate the partnership between the two local community organisations,
 and with so much membership crossover we’re able
 to share ideas, events and resources to maximise local engagement.
 We had many guests at the meeting, including Sarah from the shire,
 Tom and Sue from the caravan park 
and Eline from the hospital
. We all enjoyed a lovely meal prepared by Sheryl,
 including, as always, delicious sweets that raise money for ROMAC.

We also celebrated a belated International Women’s Day (8th March)
. All members were invited to wear international dress
 and give a donation to Days for Girls in honour 
of the occasion and amazing work they do for girls
 and young women around the world.
 International Women’s Day is a day that Rotary International
 also celebrates and promotes through clubs around the world,
 with the current Rotary International President
 calling on all clubs to improve gender balance in their membership.
 Our club is well gender balanced,
 with 5 out of 11 members female,
 and all members valued for their input.

Rotary Club of Moora

The annual meet the newcomers  at the Moora bowling club.
 Rotarian Fran Hill welcomed everyone to the evening
. Our guest speaker Cr Ken Seymour(Shire President)
 told the gathering about the #savemooracollegerally
 held on the steps of Parliament House.
The food prepared by the catering committee 
of the Moora Bowling club was yummy

Rotary Club of Mill Point

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

Newcrest Mining Ltd. sponsored 72 microscopes to 5 schools 
in the Western Desert providing Martu children with this resource.
The schools sponsored were 
Punmu, Kunawarritji, Parnngurr, Nullagine and Warralong. 
The RC Freshwater Bay had 
previously sponsored units to Jigalong Primary.
Punmu School Principal Sarah Mortimer and an assistant teacher
 are pictured with three students with new microscopes.

Rotary Club of Ascot

The Rotary Club of Ascot ran a successful Tournament in Perth last year 
for the Australian Fellowship of Golfing Rotarians. 
Here's what "Rotary Down Under"
 had to say this month about our event's awesome results.

Warmly welcomed back to Ascot recently was Keetah McBeath
 who first came to WA in 2008 with a Group Study Exchange 
from District 5050 British Columbia, Canada and Washington, USA
. Keetah is of the Ononadago Clear Sky people of the Six Nations in Ontario 
and represented them as part of our District's first Indigenous Exchange.
 She is now back revisiting her home hosts from ten years ago
 which reflects the wonderful friendships that were formed
 through this amazing Rotary project across the world,
 across generations and across time

Rotary Club of Kenwick

Returned Short Term Exchange student Samantha Chang
 presents a banner to
 President Joe Byl from her host Club in Osaka Japan

Ranna Ako inbound Short Term student from D2460  Osaka Japan
 with Samantha Chang and Phil Cordery

Rotary Club of Western Endeavour

Members getting ready to enjoy a vocational visit
 in lieu of last week's meeting.
 You wouldn't miss this group in a crowd. Rotary
 offers members some interesting opportunities

Rotary Club of West Perth

Guest speaker and club Rotarian Stephen Lee
 being interrogated for information by Hayley .[below].

Rotary Club of Mount Lawley
Rotaract Club of Mount Lawley

A great joint club meeting  with the Rotaract Club of Mt Lawley.
 We heard from Rotaract club president Kaitlin
 and Epilepsy WA's community director Lauren
 and our very own Jim Longwood spoke to us about rapidly changing technology
 in the context of Rotary

Rotary Club of Como

President Rick from RC Mill Point presents President Graeme 
with a cheque for helping out with the “dial a Santa project “
......thank you Mill Point

Rotary Club of Batavia Coast

at Platform Markets

Club and District Flyers





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