Speaker Date Topic
Perth Rotary Club Oct 29, 2021 12:30 PM
NO LUNCH MEETING TODAY

Come and join us for our Annual Blessing of the Fleet tonight instead - find out more here.

Larry Hirsch | Past Commodore, IYFR Oct 29, 2021 4:15 PM
Blessing of the Fleet 2021
Blessing of the Fleet 2021

Your Personal Invitation to this Fun Annual Event from our club's President John:

I gently remind you of the Blessing of the Fleet on Friday 29 October, now but a short two weeks and something away.  (Please remember, there will be no lunch meeting on this day)

This Event is one of the highlights of the Rotary Year.  It is renowned for its annual Plethora of Untoward Incidents.  Ulrich astonished us all with the ease with which he walked on water, thereby giving a pretty good impression of an earlier account from the First Century. Larry has driven his catamaran into a wharf, Ivan has got lost, Jeff has sailed into a canoe full of tourists and, like the true gentleman he is, rescued them all.  Sign on now by clicking on this link - https://www.trybooking.com/BUSCJ and letting us know if you would like to be picked up from the South of Perth Yacht Club at Applecross or the Flying Squadron  Yacht Club at Nedlands?  

We would hate to revert to those laudable 18th century tactics and send out a press gang to help you understand the benefits of voluntary enlistment.


Perth Waters, Swan River

Friday 29th October 2021 

4:15pm to 8:00pm 

 Please bring a plate of food to share; your drinks and $10 per head for fuel.

Trybooking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BUSCJ   

You must Book via trybooking link, as it is essential we have exact attendance numbers and where you wish to meet the fleet: the South of Perth Yacht Club at Applecross or the Flying Squadron  Yacht Club at Nedlands so that you don't miss out.

“Perth Rotary Invite List”

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Peter Kennedy | Political Reporter and Journalist Nov 05, 2021 12:30 PM
The Industry That’s Driving Australia
The Industry That’s Driving Australia

"The Industry That's Driving Australia"

Iron ore is Australia’s most valuable export. Yet 60 years ago not one tonne of ore was exported. How could this have been?

Peter's presentation explores the origins of the industry which many Australians now take for granted. Yet there was significant opposition to exporting the ore. It was only relaxed after a concerted campaign by key Western Australian leaders. 

It’s development required a unique understanding between the various consortiums and the WA Government. Yet this is neither widely known nor appreciated. Some people have become extraordinarily wealthy, thanks to either their inheritance or entrepreneurial zeal, or both.

Peter Kennedy is Perth born and educated. He began his working life as a high school teacher. When Lang Hancock and Peter Wright started their own newspaper in 1969 and recruited heavily from The West Australian, Peter successfully applied for a position on The West. He later worked for The Sydney Morning Herald in Sydney and Canberra before returning to Perth as Press Secretary to then Deputy Premier Malcolm Bryce in 1984.

He joined the ABC in 1990 presenting the Drive and Morning programs on ABC Radio, before becoming the Political Reporter on ABC TV News in 2000.

He retired in 2010, and was appointed an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia while researching his book Tales from Boom Town – Western Australian Premiers from Brand to McGowan. Peter currently writes the Political Perspective column for Business News.

 

Perth Rotary Lunch Meeting | Peter Kennedy | The Industry That's Driving Australia

The Parmelia Hilton Hotel | 14 Mill St, Perth

Friday 5th November 2021

12:15 for 12:30 pm Start

$50 per person

Tickets via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BUUHZ

You must Book via trybooking link, as it is essential we have exact attendance numbers in advance for the Hotel.

“Perth Rotary Invite List”

To ensure you get your Perth Rotary Meeting and Event Invites, send your full name and email address to: Info@rotaryperth.org.au and we will put you on the List.

Nigel Rogers | President, WA Chapter, NHSA Nov 12, 2021 12:30 PM
Naval Historical Society of Australia: A History of HMAS Sydney
Naval Historical Society of Australia: A History of HMAS Sydney

The Naval Historical Society of Australia: A History of HMAS Sydney

Nigel Rogers is President  of the Naval Historical Society of Australia - WA Chapter. He is also the 'resident' military historian on Capital Community Radio in Perth. As well as being a member of various Societies and organisations in Perth, he is a member of the Order of St John of Jerusalem - Knights Hospitaller, who are involved in supporting homeless people in Perth. 

Nigel spent his early life living in many countries around the world. Most of his career was spent working internationally for a Global US Bank, before moving and retiring to Perth in December 2012 from the UK. 

Nigel's presentation to us will cover:

  • A brief summary and introduction about the Naval Historical Society of Australia - its objectives, structure, various Chapters, meetings and resources.
  • A History of HMAS Sydney - its construction, the history of its service with the RAN and its eventual loss off the coast of Geraldton on November 19th 1941. November 19th this year, is the 80th anniversary of the loss of HMAS Sydney.


Perth Rotary Lunch Meeting | Nigel Rogers | NHSA and A History of HMAS Sydney

The Parmelia Hilton Hotel | 14 Mill St, Perth

Friday 12th November 2021

12:30 for 12:45 pm Start

$50 per person

Tickets via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BUYNG

You must Book via trybooking link, as it is essential we have exact attendance numbers in advance for the Hotel.

“Perth Rotary Invite List”

To ensure you get your Perth Rotary Meeting and Event Invites, send your full name and email address to: Info@rotaryperth.org.au and we will put you on the List.

John Inverarity | Cricketer and Educator Nov 26, 2021 12:30 PM
Cricket and Teaching

"Cricket and Teaching"

John's presentation promises to deliver his remarkable story of making a great difference to our world. He has deftly combined a university degree and full-time teaching (including the roles of principal and vice principal, headmaster and professor) for 36 years, with a semi-professional cricket career (including head coach, Chairman of Selectors for the Australian Cricket Team, playing and captaining first-class cricket for WA, SA and Australia) over a period of 23 years. 

Since retiring in 2014, he hasn't stopped, his activites continuing this "teaching plus cricket" theme, including:

Teach for Australia, a not-for-profit whose mission is to address educational disadvantage).
On My Feet, a not-for-profit that addresses homelessness through encouraging goal setting and exercise.
Balga Senior High School Board.
EdConnect, a not-for-profit where volunteers go into schools to mentor students who are struggling.
Western Australian Cricket Association.
University of Western Australia Cricket Club.
Old Haleians Association.

Come along and join fellow Rotary members and listen to this inspiring speaker.

 

Perth Rotary Lunch Meeting | John Inverarity | Cricket and Teaching

The Parmelia Hilton Hotel | 14 Mill St, Perth

Friday 26th November 2021

12:30 for 12:45 pm Start

$50 per person

Tickets via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BVABF

You must Book via trybooking link, as it is essential we have exact attendance numbers in advance for the Hotel.

“Perth Rotary Invite List”

To ensure you get your Perth Rotary Meeting and Event Invites, send your full name and email address to: Info@rotaryperth.org.au and we will put you on the List.