Posted on Nov 19, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 19th November 2019
 
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
 
What a special meeting was the one we had last Friday!
 
At the After-Business Drinks at the Hilton we had a long list of important guests:  Peter Aspinall AM, Chairman and State President of RSLWA who presented about RSLWA and the mission of “putting the veterans and the families first”.  John McCourt, CEO RSLWA, Bill Munro Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Foundation WA and Robert and Anne Couch from RC Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Traveling With Us!  2019-11-18 16:00:00Z 0
The Health of The Swan River Estuary and The State of Water in Australia  2019-11-18 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 12, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 12th November 2019
 
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
 
Last Friday our Club organised a unique, interactive Cultural breakfast meeting which left an unforgettable experience to all our members and guests.
We were introduced to the cultural keystones of our country through an experiential visit to the Australian history by seeing the variety of artefacts and by exploring the civilization and the cultural treasures in them.
In Remembrance…   2019-11-11 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 05, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 05th November 2019
 
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
 
It is one of the very few times that I’m starting the weekly bulletin letter with next Friday’s meeting…
 
This Friday our Club will have for the first time in its history an interactive Cultural breakfast meeting which will give an unforgettable experience to all our members and guests.
The future of a nation lies in its history  2019-11-04 16:00:00Z 0
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Win a double pass to each event at the RAC Arena for the whole of 2020... tennis, basketball, musicals, concerts and more!
 
Perth Rotary is running the Golden Ticket Raffle to support the work of The Salvation Army in Western Australia.
 
Together we can provide life-changing support to vulnerable Australians.
Golden Ticket Raffle
Read more
Golden Ticket Raffle to Support the Salvos Wesley Sim 2019-10-30 16:00:00Z 0 Golden Ticket Raffle
Posted on Oct 29, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 29th October 2019
 
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
 
You may have noticed that I use the word “life-changing” quite often whenever I refer to our Club and our projects. Some may see this as an exaggeration or as a rhetoric expression of enthusiasm.
 
Life-changing refers to an event, a fact or an experience having an effect that is strong enough to change someone's life.
 
Last week we had a demonstration of this life-changing experience in all its magnitude through a series of events.
See your life changing!  2019-10-28 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 22, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 22nd October 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
 
“Diamond is a solid form of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a crystal structure called diamond cubic. At room temperature and pressure, another solid form of carbon known as graphite is the chemically stable form, but diamond almost never converts to it. Diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any natural material, properties that are utilised in major industrial applications such as cutting and polishing tools. They are also the reason that diamond anvil cells can subject materials to pressures found deep in the Earth. Diamond also has relatively high optical dispersion (ability to disperse light of different colours). Most natural diamonds have ages between 1 billion and 3.5 billion years. Most were formed at depths between 150 and 250 kilometres (93 and 155 mi) in the Earth's mantle, although a few have come from as deep as 800 kilometres (500 mi). Under high pressure and temperature, carbon-containing fluids dissolved minerals and replaced them with diamonds.“  - Wikipedia
 
 
A Diamond is Forever!  2019-10-21 16:00:00Z 0
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Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

This December, support women and children who are displaced by family & domestic violence by donating a gift this Christmas.

·         Unopened Items only

·         Gift cards acceptable

·         Gifts for women and children of all ages

·         Gift wrapping not required

Perth Rotary  |  Path of Hope |  In support of Salvation Army.

Co-ordinator: Helen Leach E: helenleach@yahoo.com M: 0419173692

Perth Rotary | Path of Hope | 2019 Christmas Present Donations 2019-10-20 16:00:00Z 0
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Homeless Connect is in desperate need of donations for their Homeless Connect Day on the 13th of November.
 
During these economically difficult times, most of us can still manage to have a few niceties in life. Would you consider fresh new underwear or the availability of sanitary products niceties? Well there is a very large group of Western Australians who unfortunately do consider such items as luxury in their daily struggles.
Homeless Connect Perth 2019-10-20 16:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Blessing of the Fleet 2019-10-14 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 15th October 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
 
Perth Rotary (The Perth Rotary Club) held its inaugural meeting on 25 August 1926 at the Palace Hotel in St George’s Terrace. The meeting was convened by Sir William Lathlain (later Mayor of Perth). Prominent personalities attending included Archbishop Riley, Sir Talbot Hobbs and Major (later Sir) Norman Brearley.
 
Since then our Club has been writing history, changing the lives of people in our city, in our country and even around the world.
 
 
 
A Club’s Power lies in its Members  2019-10-14 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 08, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 8th October 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
As we all know very well, Rotary sits above and beyond any political or religious dogma and unites people under the 4 Way Test and the Rotary culture of providing service to those in need. Rotary believes in inclusion, diversion and equality among the people and Perth Rotary demonstrates these principles through its members and their actions.
Under this spectrum, last Friday our Club exemplified its title of the Leading Club by organising a meeting that will be remembered for its impact to the community.
 
 
 
A meeting of Power at Perth Rotary  2019-10-07 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 01, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 1st October 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
Last Thursday at the Family Buffet at the Hilton, we officially welcomed back to the Club our Very Reverend Dr. John Shepherd AM who had been at the Vatican as the Interim Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See.
 
 
United Under the 4-Way Test  2019-09-30 16:00:00Z 0
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The Very Reverend John Shepherd taking us on a visual tour of Rome and telling us of his experience as the Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. Entertaining as always.
Great to have you back John! 2019-09-30 16:00:00Z 0
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If you want to be part of the worldwide movement to end Polio then join us on the Train Ride to End Polio this October 24. Rotary In WA seeks;
1. Volunteers to join Rotarians onboard Perth trains to engage commuters & promote the cause (7-9am)
2. Donors to help Rotary reach it’s $50 million goal this year
3. Champions- so please share this post & spread the word!
 
Train Ride to End Polio this October 24 2019-09-30 16:00:00Z 0
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Jurgen Baumhoff who is a member of Perth Rotary and a member of the Executive Committee of the United Nations Association WA Division (UNAAWA) was joined by his wife Barbara at the recent UNAAWA Peace Day celebration at the Fremantle Town Hall.
Rotary Path To Peace Promotion at UNAAWA 2019-09-30 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 24, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 24th Sept 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
On 31/12/2019 at the Perth Concert Hall, Perth Rotary and musical director Mark Coughlan will present the soprano who In 2016 she was one of a select few to perform as a soloist for Prince Charles and guests at Buckingham Palace and in 2017, she sang the national anthem at the Anzac Day Dawn Service, at the invitation of the Australian High Commission in London and her performance drew tears from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who were in attendance.
 
 
Have you made your plans for New Year's Eve? 2019-09-23 16:00:00Z 0
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 Not every day you have the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Emissary to the Pope giving you the inside story 
Not to be missed this Thursday 26th Sept, the Family Buffet at the Hilton, by Perth Rotary, with The Very Reverend Dr John Shepherd AM - "My time in Rome at the Vatican" 
Not to be missed this Thursday 26th Sept! 2019-09-23 16:00:00Z 0
Perth Rotary AGM 2019-09-23 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 17, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 17th Sept 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
The power of a Club is in its Members!
Perth Rotary is privileged of having members who lead the way in business, in science, in politics and in charity.
 
 
When Vienna Pops and Perth Rotary Rocks! 2019-09-16 16:00:00Z 0
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International Day of Peace Celebration
Hosted by United Nations Association of Australia WA Inc
Sunday 22nd Sept 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Fremantle Town Hall, King's Square, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160
Free Event
 
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Posted on Sep 17, 2019
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The Balconi Smart-Torch at Perth Rotary - Western Australia:

Thanks to Western Australian innovation... providing robust, low cost video-conferencing on existing infrastructure, requiring only 128kbps, to remote locations. Improving services to the furthest reaches of our state stretching from first responders in disasters through to reducing the costs & trauma of juvenile justice.

The Business Breakfast Club at the Hilton by Perth Rotary and Con Michael presenting his Smart Torch 2019-09-16 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 13, 2019
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Australian Rotary Health in Western Australia and Rotary of Crawley proudly announce a very special address for Rotarians, Rotaractors, friends of Rotary and our wider business, community and professional networks during Mental Health Week 2019, in recognition of World Mental Health Day.
Breakfast with the WA Auditor General 2019-09-12 16:00:00Z 0
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Minister Paul Papalia To Honour UN Day Gala Evening – Perth, Western Australia

The United Nations Association of Australia’s WA Division (UNAAWA) is excited to celebrate its annual UN Day Gala evening on Friday 25th October at the Duxton Hotel Perth.

The evening will commemorate the International Labour Organizations (ILO) Centenary.

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Perth Rotary supporting the development of eloquence in our city's future leaders.
Last Friday, it was time for our annual 4 Way Speaking Test Competition again! 
Emilia, Alana and Grace from Mercedes College unfolded their speeches in front of our judges on topics inspired by the 4 Way Test. 

 
4 Way Test Speaking Competition 2019-09-09 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 10, 2019
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Richard Field & Manu Gupta  
Welcome to ‘Perth Rotary’ Richard Field & Manu Gupta, the worlds newest Rotarians. Looking forward to you getting involved with our club projects and making a difference!
Welcome to Perth Rotary 2019-09-09 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 10, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 10th Sept 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
The history of the human race is filled with great speakers who had tremendous impact on the world.
 
 
Ethos – Pathos - Logos 2019-09-09 16:00:00Z 0
What a wonderful Perth Rotary - Family Movie night event. 2019-09-08 16:00:00Z 0
Leadership speakers coming up at Perth Rotary 2019-09-08 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 03, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 03rd Sept 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
"A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world" –
Louis Pasteur.
Throughout the history of wine, strongly linked to the history of human beings, there are numerous times we find wine as a source of inspiration. In Perth Rotary we never needed wine to get inspired but last Friday at the Meet the Winemaker evening, it was the exceptional wines of  Michael Kerrigan that brought more than 45 members and friends together at the Adelphi Bar & Grill at the Hilton.
 
You Have to Taste This Wine! 2019-09-02 16:00:00Z 0
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What are Rotarians’ and Rotaractors’ interests and opportunities in environmental sustainability across metropolitan Perth and WA?

A special event is being held this Saturday 7th September 10am - 1pm, to explore interest in an Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) within Western Australia, and address several other pressing opportunities that members and their clubs may find interesting (and potentially lucrative) but have looming deadlines.

Hear  on ESRAG and how to get involved, look forward to seeing you at Greenbatch 4 Brooklands Way Mount Claremont WA

CALL TO ACTION: ESRAG Interest Group Event @ Greenbatch 2019-09-02 16:00:00Z 0
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New Dates!
 
Do you want to learn more about Rotary and or Leadership in Rotary come and join us at - The Rotary Leadership Institute
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary.
 
Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business and professional persons who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and club and more knowledgeable Rotarians.
Want to Learn More about ROTARY and Leadership 2019-09-01 16:00:00Z 0
Meet the Winemaker at the Hilton by Perth Rotary 2019-09-01 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 27, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 27th AUG 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
In this changing world nothing stays the same in every aspect of life. Starting from business, there are so many new and more efficient ways to reach the markets. Schools have passed from the stage of learning from the books to the experiential learning in a high degree and “Gnosis” (knowledge) can be accessed through a plethora of media on 24/7 basis.
 
When values are leading the way 2019-08-26 16:00:00Z 0
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Come join us and raise a glass with Perth Rotary's "Meet the Wine Maker” Friday, 30 August 2019 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Michael Kerrigan, Hay Shed Hill Wines
Situated on a picturesque property that was established as a group settlement farm for returned soldiers from WW1. Vines were first planted in the early 1970’s. Michael Kerrigan and partners bought back the farm in late 2006 and returned the vineyard to the original concept of producing wine with integrity that expresses the quality of the site.

Rotary Connects the World
RSVP – www.trybooking.com/BEART Cost: $35/pp – wine tasting

Raise your Glass this Friday!! 2019-08-26 16:00:00Z 0
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Family Buffet Night at Perth Rotary, lovely to see so many Rotarians with their families coming together to listen to DG Graham deliver a message on behalf of Rotary International.
Family Buffet Night at Perth Rotary 2019-08-25 16:00:00Z 0
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It's been a long time coming. Our newest Paul Harris Fellows. Thanks to Helen & Vin Keane for 10 years of making a difference to the poorest communities in Cambodia through Rotary & Cambodia Family Support.
Our newest Paul Harris Fellows 2019-08-25 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 20, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 20th AUG 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
We are only in the second month of the financial year and our Rotary weeks become busier and busier while our Fridays become more and more exciting.
 
At Perth Rotary, Family Comes First! 2019-08-19 16:00:00Z 0
Rotary Means Business Fellowship  September Business Networking Event 2019-08-15 16:00:00Z 0
Perth Rotary now Connects by Paperless Post – Don’t miss your invite Register now!  2019-08-12 16:00:00Z 0
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 13th AUG 2019
 
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
 
August started with a volatile trend for the stock exchange and with a lot of uncertainty about the global economy. In Perth Rotary we see exactly the opposite trend though. We see the value of our Club rising under a steady and solid momentum thanks to your confidence and your trust. Everything that this Club achieves is thanks to you and at the same time your personal achievements grow the capital value of Perth Rotary as a whole.
 
 
ASX in volatility but Perth Rotary in exponential growth and action! 2019-08-12 16:00:00Z 0
Perth Rotary Weekly Meeting Schedule 2019-08-11 16:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Perth Rotary 2019-08-11 16:00:00Z 0
Can't make lunch on Friday? Why not join us for our inaugural  "After Business Cocktails at the Hilton" by Perth Rotary Evening Event this Friday! 2019-08-11 16:00:00Z 0
Annual Family Bonfire Night - Sat 3rd August 2019-08-11 16:00:00Z 0
The Perth Rotary Business Breakfast Club - 9th Aug 2019 2019-08-11 16:00:00Z 0
Veritas - AFR Boss Innovation Awards 2019-08-11 16:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student 2019-08-11 16:00:00Z 0
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 06th AUG 2019
 
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
The week of 29/7 will be a week to remember for our Club, after the loss of our Past President and friend Dick Cook AO.
We honoured Dick’s memory in a very emotional meeting where Dick’s wife Lyn and their two daughters kindly joined us in that informal tribute to Dick’s life and achievements, through the words of Past District Governor and Past President Phillip Skelton.
What Makes Us Great 2019-08-05 16:00:00Z 0
Perth Rotary – David Martinich – helping to lift the lid on mental illness  2019-08-05 16:00:00Z 0
Stamps for Charity  2019-08-05 16:00:00Z 0
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 30th  JULY 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
We have all been saddened by the loss of our Past President and tireless Perth Rotary member Dick Cook who left this world last night.
Dick joined our Club in September 1979 and since then he spent his life serving with a plethora of responsibilities in different offices.
Dick Cook 3/7/1945 – 29/7/2019 2019-07-29 16:00:00Z 0
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Rotary and Cahoots have partnered to run an experiential learning event, focused on connecting with other members, inclusion and fun!    
ROTARY AMAZING RACE EVENT 2019-07-29 16:00:00Z 0
Thank you Donald Mazzucchelli! 2019-07-23 16:00:00Z 0
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Recycle with GreenBatch
If you put your bottle in the recycling bin it will end up baled up, put on a ship and sent overseas to a very uncertain future.
Send it to us, and it will be reprocessed in WA.
GREENBATCH - What can you Recycle 2019-07-22 16:00:00Z 0
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 23rd  JULY 2019
Fellow Members and friends.
We had an unforgettable Christmas in July meeting last Friday which filled us with a rich variety of emotions. The rainy weather, the Christmas carols the decoration and the number of special guests that we had, kept us in the room in a warm and “homely” atmosphere of fellowship even after the end of the meeting and for more than half an hour!
The best is yet to come… 2019-07-22 16:00:00Z 0
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Malaria Vaccine Project “PlasProtecT” is in progress with the malaria vaccine being currently clinically tested. The further trial in malaria endemic countries requires funding though and while Rotary has been a great supporter and contributor of this endeavour, more funds are needed. Project details for your donations can be found at malariavaccineproject.com.
Malaria Vaccine Project 2019-07-22 16:00:00Z 0
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Hello everyone,
It feels so weird to write you all my first email since I got back! It's weird because I haven't realised yet I'm not coming to my second home for a while and it's a crazy thought.
But, to be honest, it hasn't been too bad to be back.
Chiara is home 2019-07-21 16:00:00Z 0
Cambodian Family Support - Update July 2019 2019-07-21 16:00:00Z 0
David Reed story in "The Races WA Magazine" - July 2019 2019-07-21 16:00:00Z 0
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 16th JULY 2019
Fellow Members and friends.
Through the lines of our Bulletin I want to thank you for the support that you have showed to our Club and especially the more senior members for their long and much appreciated trust and contribution through the years.
Last Friday’s meeting was dedicated to the planning for the new Rotary Year and I was delighted to see that most of our Past Presidents – including our District Governor- where there, along with other senior members who have all established our Club’s name and history.
 
 
Something new and fresh is happening in Perth Rotary! 2019-07-14 16:00:00Z 0
How we can all make Perth Rotary the "wheel deal" 2019-07-14 16:00:00Z 0
Perth Rotary Projects and Committees 2019-07-14 16:00:00Z 0
CLUB RUNNER APP for MEMBERS ACCESS to PERTH ROTARY  2019-07-08 16:00:00Z 0
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 9th JULY 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends of Perth Rotary,
We had a very busy meeting last Friday with a great variety of information coming from our members and of course from our guest speaker: Robert Taylor, CEO of Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Council.
 
Learn about our projects - Join a project team! 2019-07-07 16:00:00Z 0
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Rotary's Homeless Hub invites all clubs, Rotarians or Rotaractors who have an interest related to any Homelessness issues to send a representative to a strategy meeting at Uniting Care West, Unit 10, 5 Aberdeen Street, Perth at 5:30 for 6:00 pm on Wednesday 7th August 2019. 
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Chiara - Rotary Youth Exchange 2019-07-01 16:00:00Z 0
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Dear Rotarians and Friends
I would like to personally thank you all for helping me raise $5054.20 towards the St Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
105 CEO's braved the weather on a sheet of cardboard; a sleeping bag; with a cup of soup and a bun to raise a total of $861,000 on the night.
THANK YOU FROM JEFF LEACH - CEO SLEEPOUT THURSDAY 27/6/19 2019-07-01 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 02, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 02nd JULY 2019
A week full of excitement and action!
Fellow Rotarians and friends,
Who would ever expect that our Club  would be full of activities, news, events and excitement even from the first week of the new Rotary year! 
A week full of excitement and action! Vangelis Katsaitis 2019-07-01 16:00:00Z 0
Subscribe to our eBulletin 2019-06-30 16:00:00Z 0
DG Graham & ADG Wes! 2019-06-30 16:00:00Z 0
Will you support marginalised and at risk young people today? 2019-06-30 16:00:00Z 0
District 9455 - Rotary Youth Exchange Farewell 2019-06-30 2019-06-30 16:00:00Z 0
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We have just completed a very busy and enjoyable 3-week KDT Kimberley trip and are now preparing for a return to the region on the 12th August for two weeks. The first of these two weeks will include the original August 2009 team returning to Halls Creek – there will be some celebrating happening.

 
KDT Update May 2019 2019-06-30 16:00:00Z 0
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We would love for our members to have a unified look that is identifiable as a Perth Rotary Email Signature whilst still promoting your own business.  If you consider it to be appropriate, please feel free to adopt the format below (or similar) that promotes the club and this year’s international theme, “Rotary Connects the World”.
Promoting Perth Rotary with your email 2019-06-25 16:00:00Z 0
Reports & Bulletin Information 2019-06-24 16:00:00Z 0
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Please see link below for the wonderful changeover photos from Michael Port.
 
Does anyone have a video from the Zorba dance? We would really to share it with members.
Changeover Photos 2019-06-24 16:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Means Business Fellowship
Western Australia
                                                                                                                                      
Christmas in July Business Networking Event
Rotary Means Business Christmas in July 2019-06-24 16:00:00Z 0
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50 Years of Service Above Self.  Don Mazzucchelli, PHF.

I first met Don Mazzucchelli at a lunch meeting.  It was to be my induction into the Rotary Club of Perth. Don got me up in front of over 100 members in attendance and proceeded to recite the Induction Charge staring me straight in the eye.   I did say recite, not read.  In his almost 2 minutes of unbroken stare straight into my eyes while reciting the Induction Charge, Don made me realise how serious he was in the words he rendered.  Because of that conviction, I still live by that promise I made all those years ago for Service Above Self to my community.

Perth Rotary: Don's 50 Years 2019-06-24 16:00:00Z 0
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Dear Rotarians and friends,
 
Congratulations President Vangelis on taking up the mantle of President of the Perth Rotary Club and gratitude to Past President Wesley who was always so kind and considered in his approach to any and every task or request made of him during his presidency.  It was a pleasure to organise your Changeover Dinner and it certainly was a great night, full of surprises, celebration, recognition, music, fine wine and dancing. 
Congratulations President Vangelis 2019-06-24 16:00:00Z 0
UNAAWA - UN Day Gala Event 2019 - 25th October 2019 2019-06-23 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2019
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 25TH JUNE 2019
Fellow Rotarians and friends,
A new Perth Rotary Year lies ahead, leading to a new chapter for our historic Club and its valuable members. 2019-2020 will be the year of thinking Big, welcoming the change and embracing all the community.
 
This new journey for our Club started with “the most successful Presidents’ Changeover night we ever had” according to some of our more senior members and it signified the way of things to come in this year. It was a night full of emotion, laugh and good entertainment (“Sergeant Phantom’s” strip tease on stage was unexpected for me too!), a unique combination that someone can find only in Perth Rotary. 
Welcome to an exciting New Rotary Year! Vangelis Katsaitis 2019-06-23 16:00:00Z 0
2019/20 Changeover - Phantom of the Parmelia 2019-06-23 16:00:00Z 0
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CEO SLEEPOUT THURSDAY 27 JUNE 2019 - PLEASE DONATE!!!

Jeff Leach is again doing the CEO Sleepout - Challenging night in Perth 27 June 2019

Business and community leaders in Western Australia are breaking out of their comfort zone to help end homelessness in our community. The generosity of Western Australians can overcome even the toughest of circumstances. Support a CEO today to provide much-needed services to people experiencing homelessness.
 
Jeff's Night out in the cold Kay Reed 2019-06-17 16:00:00Z 0
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 11TH JUNE 2019


Listening to Chiara on Friday, watching the reaction of members and friends present, reminded me again of the impact Rotary Youth Exchange can have in promoting peace. What an emotional Friday it turned out to be, and what a crowd we had. I believe the Rotary Youth Exchange program is one of the most important programs of Rotary. It builds for the future. It brings young people on the path to becoming future leaders of industries, commerce and communities around the world into close proximity for an extended period of time over which lasting friendships are formed. It promotes friendships that break barriers across race, language, religion, cultures and nationalities. The number of Chiara’s friends (international & interstate) who turned up to support her on Friday was testament to that. What better way to ensure a lasting period of peace way into the future while we work to address other issues that currently plague our world.
Wesley's Blog - 11th June Wesley Sim 2019-06-10 16:00:00Z 0
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 28TH MAY 2019
I was surprised how quickly members were able to come to the fore with updates on their respective projects when time was made available. Jacques, with the help of Kirstin, was very quick to organise an alternative program with a line-up of speakers ready to stand in for the guest speaker who was unfortunately unable to present at the last minute. While initially concerned that there may be insufficient content, we found ourselves very quickly running out of time. Many members expressed a wish to see more meetings run in this format. So we shall look into that.
A couple of updates on members…
Wesley's Blog - 28th May Wesley Sim 2019-05-27 16:00:00Z 0
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PERTH ROTARY - PRESIDENTS UPDATE - 14TH MAY 2019
We had fun on Friday. If there was a laugh-o-meter, I believe it would have registered the loudest, longest laughs at any lunch meeting since I joined Rotary. It was a good result too. As you would expect, Past-President Larry Hirsch put up an excellent performance that very much contributed to that. At the same time, Past-President Stephen Inouye displayed his exceptional lateral thinking skills that pulled an additional $1000 just as Stephanie from Shape Hairdressing flicked on the switch to her clippers as Graham and Phillip clamoured to audition as hairdressers and everyone else turned into amateur movie-makers. It was great too to have Past-President Stephen Kobelke on stage for moral support!
Wesley's Blog - 14th May Wesley Sim 2019-05-13 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wesley Sim
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 9TH APRIL 2019
It was good to catchup with Rotarians from all over WA over the weekend, starting with lunch at Cottesloe Golf Club on Friday and finishing off a series of very encouraging seminars and discussion in the Rotary Office on Sunday morning.
Regrettably, perhaps I did not do a good job promoting the District Conference to our members as it would have been beneficial for our entire membership. I believe it would probably have seen our club grow strongly over the next couple of years had the information from the weekend been more widely shared. This will be my job next year!
Wesley's Blog - 9th April Wesley Sim 2019-04-09 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wesley Sim on Feb 26, 2019
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 26TH FEBRUARY 2019
Back to Basics

A couple of weeks ago, I listened with interest, on ABC Radio, to a discussion on how a rural town is bucking the trend of declining population, an issue that has been troubling roughly 70% of Australia’s rural communities for many decades. What were they doing different? Apparently, it was as simple as going back to the basics of being what a country town is supposed to be. Is there a lesson there for us as Rotarians?
 
Back to Basics Wesley Sim 2019-02-25 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wesley Sim on Feb 12, 2019
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 12TH FEBRUARY 2019

Our first 2 events of the year have set us up for a great start to the year, close to 100 attending at each. Evident from my last couple of emails to all members, January can hardly be called a quiet month despite us not meeting for lunch each week.
If you chanced upon a post in Facebook in the past week that made you think I have taken up ballet, don’t be too concerned. Quite clearly I failed the auditions. So the show will be spectacular without me at the Rotary Path of Hope Gala Ball on May 18th 2019.
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Posted by Wesley Sim on Feb 08, 2019
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Gong Xi Fa Cai (Translated: Congratulations and Wishing you prosperity)
Often used as a greeting (amongst other phrases) by Chinese in the Lunar New Year, this probably doesn't mean much to most, but I thought I should get the meaning (and correct phonetic spelling) straight into the title for future reference.  This is the Mandarin version.
Wesley's Blog - 8th February Wesley Sim 2019-02-07 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wesley Sim on Jan 26, 2019
Happy Australia Day!
 
I shall be representing Rotary at the Citizenship Ceremony in the City of Perth. But in case you think I'm the only Rotarian who's doing anything this week, I thought I should update you all on all the other things that our members have been getting up to in the quiet month of January.  There's actually so much being done by so many that I just can't keep up... and my last email was getting too long.
Wesley's Blog - Australia Day Wesley Sim 2019-01-25 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 11, 2018
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT'S UPDATE - 11TH DECEMBER 2018
I was amazed by how eloquently our Rotary Exchange Student, Chiara, presented the vote of thanks to our guest speaker, Italian Consul David Balloni. One of the aims of the Rotary Youth Exchange program is the promotion of peace through cultural understanding between future leaders of nations around the world. Chiara intends to pursue a career in international diplomacy when she gets home. With such eloquence and pleasant personality I can see that she is off to a great start! Our world is a better place with people like Chiara.
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT'S UPDATE - 13TH NOVEMBER 2018
In her usual unassuming way, Emma told the crowd present on Thursday evening the reasons for her motivation to help the people in rural Cambodia. It was great to see how she had managed to assemble a group of energetic Rotarians, family, friends and colleagues around the project and made the evening both fun yet mission focused. I enjoyed a very pleasant evening of fellowship with friends old and new. I’m glad to report that the efforts of everyone involved that night resulted in $50,000 raised towards Cambodia Family Support. Thanks must go also to Emma’s employer, Macquarie, for their generous matching donation.

Following up on the ripple effect that an evening like this might create, our next guest speaker on Friday, Jane' Alam Sheikh, is a good example of how a child sharing 1 tap and 2 toilets in a forgotten community of 10,000 people had his life changed for the better by strangers who cared.
Wesley's Blog - 13th November Wesley Sim 2018-11-12 16:00:00Z 0
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 30TH OCTOBER 2018
It has been a very busy week. We started the week off in a crowded room of about 300 to publicly recognise an exemplary Rotarian, Stan Perron, for his contribution to the community. That same evening, our club was represented by several members supporting our student from Mercedes College, Ellen van Beek, in the 4-Way Speaking Competition. On Thursday evening, we were privileged to hear an update from Katie Liew on The Image may contain: 1 person, indoorUnderground Collaborative and join with Rotary of Crawley to present her the $10,000 grant to continue in her project to help break the cycle of homelessness. On Friday evening, several Rotarians celebrated with our corporate member HHG at their fund-raiser which handed over $23,000 for Fresh Start to continue in their efforts to help people break free from their addictions. Ironically, this is the first event I’ve attended that addresses the issue of addition (including alcohol abuse) that did not provide free alcohol! I believe everyone responsible for that evening at HHG should get a pat on their backs for showing congruence in their intentions and actions.
Wesley's Blog - 30th October Wesley Sim 2018-10-29 16:00:00Z 0
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 16TH OCTOBER 2018
Friday’s lunch with West Coast Eagles’ Ross Glendinning was probably one of the most entertaining presentations we’ve had. Ross introduced us to the thinking and values behind the team that brought home the flag in the most relaxed and entertaining manner that brought out plenty of laughter in a packed room of over 80 Rotarians and friends. With a combination of the “friends, family, flags” theme and “head, heart and gut” mantra, the message I received from the Eagles win was that while motivation must come from the inside of each one of us, working for something greater than self makes it sustainable.
Wesley's Blog - 16th October Wesley Sim 2018-10-15 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wesley Sim on Oct 02, 2018
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 02ND OCTOBER 2018

We got to hear from Tristan Campbell, David Reed, Rebecca Tolstoy, and Jo Morrison on the areas of service that they are currently engaged in, projects supported by the Rotary Club of Perth. We shall be learning about a couple more projects this week after the AGM.
Wesley's Blog - 2nd October Wesley Sim 2018-10-01 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wesley Sim on Sep 18, 2018
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 18TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Welcome back Alta and congratulations for your newest grandchild. It was great to see George back on his feet. We are also hoping Nigel is back on his foot soon and we are awaiting updates. It was reassuring to hear from Jill that Maree has been discharged from hospital and is now recovering at home. Welcome back Rebecca and thanks for making Perth known to the rest of the world. Welcome back also to Emma and Jacques from their site-visit of various Cambodia Family Support projects. It is indeed a privilege to be a member of a Rotary Club that sees so much action not only locally in Perth but around the world as well
Wesley's Blog -18th September Wesley Sim 2018-09-17 16:00:00Z 0
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Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standing and suitI believe it was appropriate that we had PDG Jerry Pilcher tell us about Australian Rotary Health (ARH) and their focus on funding mental health research as we presented a cheque of $5,500 to Bluebird last Friday. Bluebird is a grassroots organisation that is working in the area of early intervention, suicide prevention and recovery support specifically for adults over 25. Suicide remains the leading cause of death for all Australians between 15 and 44 years of age. Bluebird’s program of psychologist facilitated support groups, well-being events and networking activities builds the confidence and skills for individuals to manage their own anxiety and depression, reaching people in need before they become a sad statistic.
 
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Posted by Wesley Sim on Aug 21, 2018
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 21ST AUGUST 2018
Some thoughts from my recent visit to another Rotary Club...
While visiting Singapore for a family event (mum-in-law’s 80th), I took the opportunity to visit the Rotary Club of Singapore to renew old friendships and build new ones. During the lunch meeting, we reaffirmed our Sister Club status. What does that mean? Very simply, we’re saying that we will look for opportunities to build greater friendship between members of both clubs and to support each other in projects where possible.
(From left: RCS President Mark, ROP President Wesley & RCS ISC Director Dr Chan Siew Luen) 
Wesley's Blog - 21st August Wesley Sim 2018-08-20 16:00:00Z 0
 
We have just completed our second KDT Kimberley trip for 2018.
 
The July trip started from beautiful Broome on Sunday the 15th July
 
July 2018 Teams: 
Week 1. The team arrived in the Kimberley on Saturday and overnighted in Broome. On Sunday all packed and keen we travelled the 7.5 hours across to Halls Creek where we were based for most of the week. The clinic at Halls Creek hospital was busy with patients on all our clinical days until our departure to Fitzroy on Thursday lunch time. On Tuesday and Wednesday small teams visited Red Hill school and also the Clontarf boys at Halls Creek District High School to provide dental health education and to screen the children. Once in Fitzroy on Thursday evening we set up camp and enjoyed the lovely balmy weather and wallabies bouncing around the camp site. 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 24TH JULY 2018
Dr Anna Nowak had one of the most gentle and soothing presenter’s voice I’ve ever heard for a presentation on medical research. I congratulate Dr Nowak on the advances she had achieved to make this world a better place and thank her for sharing that with us. However, I not going to summarise or repeat what she said. If you were not there, you missed out!

In the first 2 weeks as president of our club, I’ve had the opportunity to deliver the sleeping bags from Stitches of Hope to Passages and to Street Friends with other members of Rotary, including the young Campbells.
Wesley's Blog - 24th July Wesley Sim 2018-07-23 16:00:00Z 0
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 10TH JULY 2018

I had an enjoyable time catching up with everyone who came to the new Rotary Office on Friday. I agree with many members who feel that despite weekly meetings, we do not seem to have enough time to actually sit and talk to one another. I shall keep that in mind for all our meetings from here on.

It was even more special to also hear from a couple of members who have been away for a while. You have been missed not just by me but by many others in this Club. Several members expressed that they don't really belong anywhere within the system. So we need to fix that. I was recently reminded of one of Mother Theresa’s quotes, “if you want to fix the world, go home and love your family”.  Who is my family? Some may consider it a strange thing to say, but I believe, where I can, I have attended every funeral involving past members (and family) of our Club. I suppose who my “family” is depends not so much on who you make me out to be but who I make you out to be.

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Posted on Jul 03, 2018
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My first blog as President of the Rotary Club of Perth... perhaps I should just reflect on the changeover we've just had. While wandering around the room that evening, these were my thoughts...

Wesley's Blog - 3rd July 2018 Wesley Sim 2018-07-02 16:00:00Z 0
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Singaporean-born businessman, Wesley Sim, has taken over as the 92nd President of the Rotary Club of Perth.
 
Mr Sim, who moved to Perth 30 years ago, lives in Mt Claremont with his wife and two children and has been involved in real estate, IT consulting, computer software development and childcare services.
PERTH ROTARY PRESIDENT TO ENCOURAGE MORE ASIAN MEMBERS Barry Thornton 2018-06-28 16:00:00Z 0

Project imageTHE SLEEPING BAG PROJECT - 2018   DONATE NOW


The Rotary Clubs of Perth and Swan Districts together with Stitches of Hope, have combined forces to provide 500 sleeping bags to Perth’s homeless for the winter of 2018.
The 500 sleeping bags are being manufactured at a Cambodian sewing centre and will be shipped to Perth and distributed to the homeless before the winter of 2018.
The project is about creating employment opportunities for Cambodians and to keep our homeless population much warmer during the cold winter months.

 
THE SLEEPING BAG PROJECT - 2018 Ashley Whitworth 2018-06-23 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Inouye on May 29, 2018
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 29TH MAY 2018
We’re in the final stretch of the FY! But which President is counting?! Last week we were privileged to have Darren Lomman, Founder of Greenbatch, present his concept of reducing environmental waste (plastics) to make the world more sustainable. But I hope you caught one of the underlying messages that he presented as well: an opportunity to engage the next generation of community minded leaders! Through Darren’s engagement with primary schools, this environmentally focussed project presents an excellent opportunity for Rotary to jointly engage (via Greenbatch) with this sector of the population. Imaging if we were to establish Interact Clubs in these schools with the proceeds from plastic recycling serving as funds for the students to run their projects! This model of engagement could prove beneficial to the future of Rotary and is worth exploring!
Stephen's Blog - 29th May Stephen Inouye 2018-05-28 16:00:00Z 0
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 15TH MAY 2018
As we head towards the end of the Rotary Year, we are as busy as ever!
Last Saturday’s Passages Race Day proved again to be a great day of fun and celebration. In all the David Reed, Ashley Ladner, and the team at Vinnies raised nearly $70,000 to support the work impacting homeless youth in our city. A great round of applause for all the hard work! Thanks to our club Rotarians for purchasing tables and bringing along friends and family to celebrate the day.
 
Stephen's Blog - 15th May Stephen Inouye 2018-05-14 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 01ST MAY 2018
You might have noticed there have been a few things changes taking place within our club? Or maybe not? Either way, here is a quick update on some of the many things happening ‘behind the scenes’ of our club by so many of our dedicated members:
Firstly, you might have noticed that we’ve moved to producing a slightly changed format for the club bulletin. Our bulletin is put together by Kirstin from our office and is the “source of truth” for what is happening within the club; particularly for events. But given the rise of other communications platforms even within our club for FaceBook, email, SMS and even Instant Messenger, there are a number of ways to get the word out. And the reality is that if we’re looking to be progressively minded club that we have always been known to be, then we need to consider how we move forward with the times!
Since Easter, we’ve been running our formal bulletins fortnightly which include the President’s now fortnightly update. We’ve dropped some of the items which members have told us don’t get looked at in an effort to streamline the production of the document and to also purge some of the less relevant matters. And did you know, that in addition to getting emailed, these appear via a link on our website: http://www.rotaryperth.org.au/Stories/ 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 10TH APRIL 2018
This week’s Leadership Series presentation with Mike Utsler, Woodside COO, is shaping up to be a cracker of an evening and I hope that all members can attend. To have a world renown industry leader willing to share some of his insights and learnings from no doubt some of his most professionally challenging days will be a privilege. The fact that he works on “on the Terrace” and understands the environment that many of us work in and can therefore tailor his lessons learned to relevant guidance has immense value. Please make sure that you BOOK NOW to attend: www.trybooking.com.au/UVVG  
 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 27TH MARCH 2018

I believe I say this every week, but Wow! What an amazing week for the Rotary Club of Perth! And Wow again for this week as well! It is humbling to see all the activities that our club members are contributing their time, energy, and finances to every day of the week. From Sydney to Canberra, Atlanta, Georgia to Perth, the Rotary Club of Perth is selflessly serving its local and global communities.

Stephen's Blog - 27th March Stephen Inouye 2018-03-29 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT'S UPDATE - 20TH MARCH 2018

If you joined us last week to hear from Simon Creek, MD of HHG Legal Group (and a Rotary Club of Perth Corporate Member), you would have been impressed to hear of HHGs approach to “giving back’ to the community. What struck me in particular was Simon’s comments, “When you give, make sure it doesn’t get spread too thin!” This is the harsh reality of the current environment that we as a club and no doubt the businesses we work in operate. The demands for support are great, but the finances and even pro bono work we can do is thin.

Be sure to check out our club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RotaryofPerth/) to find the links to the three not-for-profits that HHG supports:

• Fresh Start Recovery Program

• Hagar Australia

• Path of Hope Foundation

 

This week, we have our club “Strategy Session” and I need for all of our members to attend! We are fortunate to have our very own club member, Rod Evans, who will be leading us in this effort
Stephen's Blog - 20th March Stephen Inouye 2018-03-19 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 13TH MARCH 2018
If you haven’t noticed the recurring theme of our projects, I’d encourage you read through this week’s bulletin and more importantly, to RSVP to attend one or more events! Last weekend the Rotaract Club of Perth put on a fantastic masquerade ball where over 185+ people enjoyed a fantastic gathering celebrating the work of the Perth Homeless Support Group, a grass roots movement aimed at providing basic essentials and services to some of our city’s most needing persons. Just on ticket sales alone, over $10,000 was raised to support this group…the numbers are still coming in for the auction items. Well done to Renu Pantula, the Rotaract President and her team for putting together such a great fund raising event.
Stephen's Blog - 13th March Stephen Inouye 2018-03-12 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 6TH MARCH 2018
This is a busy month for our club and I hope that all of our members can continue to support the various projects we have in motion.
The key event for this week is the ROTARACT MASQUERADE CHARITY BALL on Saturday, 10 March 2018. This has been a huge effort organised by our Rotaract Club and judging from the TryBooking site, it is nearly sold out. With our club band the Rotars performing, it should no doubt be a great Saturday evening out. The beneficiary of the proceeds from the ball is the Perth Homeless Support Group (http://perthhomeless.org.au/ ) who no doubt support some of the most needing persons in our community. If you haven’t already, Book Now and support the future leaders of our club and the community…the Rotaract Club of Perth!
Stephen's Blog - 6th March Stephen Inouye 2018-03-05 16:00:00Z 0
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 MEDIA RELEASE   27/2/18                                          
                                                

ONE IN A MILLION !      

Rotary recognises outstanding community service to those most in need

Each night an army of volunteers take to the streets of Perth offering help to those most in need. In many cases the need is for shelter, food, clothing , medical attention – or simply someone prepared to sit down and listen to their story. Often it’s an individual or organisation offering a lifeline to these desperate people, but rarely do they get acknowledged for their humanitarian efforts.
 
Next month the Rotary Clubs of Crawley and Perth will launch One In A Million, a major fund raising event which aims to give these unsung heroes of the night the recognition they deserve.
 
 
ONE IN A MILLION !      Rotary recognises outstanding community service to those most in need   Barry Thornton 2018-02-28 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT ELECT UPDATE - 12TH FEB 2018
Thanks to Georgia Comerford, Zarah D'Costa and Jemma Middleton, contestants of our 4-Way Test Speaking Competition, for a kicking off our first luncheon of the year. Their chosen topics were all very much close to our hearts. Georgia's topic "The benefits of cultural immersion exchange programs" was very much in line with what we aim to achieve with our Rotary Youth Exchange Program. The personal story she shared went on to demonstrate a first-hand experience of building goodwill better friendships. Zarah's comments on "Stemming the Mental Health Epidemic", relating it to the current pervasiveness of social media brought to mind recent issues covered in the media involving youth suicides as well as the many projects to that Rotary in WA are trying to get off the ground to address homelessness.
Wes' Blog - 12th Feb Wesley Sim 2018-02-13 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT'S UPDATE - 06TH FEB 2018

I have to say it…Happy New Year! I hope you had a great Christmas and holiday break! The second half of the Rotary year is now on! And given we’re well into February with many of us having been back to work for a month now, the kids or maybe even the grand kids are all back in school, etc. its time to move on!

While we haven’t been meeting each week, there has been a tremendous amount of work keeping the wheels of the club and our projects running by so many people. Here is a quick update on a few areas to get you back up to date:

Stephen's Blog 6th February Stephen Inouye 2018-02-05 16:00:00Z 0
More great coverage in Rotary Down Under Barry Thornton 2018-01-30 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PAST PRESIDENT UPDATE - 12TH DECEMBER 2017
 
Rotary Club of Perth – Guest Speakers (Adam Levin and Fadzi Whande)
8th December 2017
I am not sure if it was planned that way but the subject matter presented by today’s speakers just seemed so appropriate with it being so close to Christmas and how closely aligned the story behind the birth of Christ and the message at that time which was about peace and tolerance etc., vs the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance WA which is about social change now and a need for a deeper understanding in our community and society generally to be free from and intolerant to racial and religious prejudice and discrimination.
Graham's Blog 12th December Graham Peden 2017-12-11 16:00:00Z 0
 
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT-ELECT UPDATE - 21ST NOVEMBER 2017
Neurogastronomy. A new word for me. What were we to expect for lunch this week? A science teacher speaking at lunch? (Alright... not a science teacher but a science communicator... but my teacher from decades ago would have considered himself a communicator too!) Will I have to do any homework after this? ..............
 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 21ST NOVEMBER 2017
It looks like I’ve missed out on a great guest speaker! I was unfortunately away on travels for work but am back this week! And what a busy week it will be!
 
This week at lunch we’ll be formally welcoming back a former member of our Club who has been overseas for
the past five years: Jurgen Baumhoff and also inducting a new member: Minh Dang, a dynamic young professional and leader and former Rotaract Club of Perth member!
 
Stephen & Wes' Blog - 21st November Stephen Inouye 2017-11-21 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 14TH NOVEMBER 2017
 
It was great to hear from the “CEO side” of Jess Karlsson at our lunch meeting last week. Jess provided us with some great insight into who she is (energetic and aspiring), where she’s been (taking on challenging roles across Australia) and what she is passionate about (leadership particularly in the not-for-profit space). Jess’ keen insight and understanding of the challenges facing the disabilities sector has no doubt made her a success at Cahoots (formerly Kids Camps). The Rotary Club of Perth is fortunate to have enthusiastic members like Jess in our club and in particular leading our Youth portfolio as its Director.
 
Over the next six months we aim to include more of our members as our keynote lunch speakers. By doing so, I hope this will be an opportunity to get to know some of our members better and to also highlight some of the unique and diverse skills that make up our club. As our mission states:
 
Rotary’s mission is for professional people to join together to use their skills and passion to make a difference in their communities and to undertake activities that foster pride in Rotarian’s worldwide.
 
By getting to know who we are and what we bring, we can aim to create an even better community.
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 7TH NOVEMBER 2017
As we start to head into the holiday period, our lives no doubt become ‘busier’ as we look to tidy up loose ends at both work and home to enable many of us to relax and enjoy the holiday season. I trust that this will be a great time for our members to enjoy with families and friends, but am also cognisant that this may not necessarily be the case for some. In the spirit of Rotary and fellowship, I would encourage all of our members to think about how we might be able to make this a festive season for not only other members of our club, but also for our community.
Stephen's Blog - 7th November Stephen Inouye 2017-11-07 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 31ST OCTOBER 2017

If you were one of the many members, guests, skippers, and/or hosts who joined us for our annual Blessing of the Fleet on Monday evening, I think you will agree that once again, fellowship team along with our gang of inspired boating enthusiasts did a superb job. The numbers of attendees and the diversity of backgrounds from which they came added to the comradery on the night. From having the Rotary Club of Heirisson join in with a boatful of their members, to our young Rotaractors with guests in attendance, to members we haven’t seen for some time, to having some of our newest members join in, it was great to take the opportunity to spend some time outside of our busy routines. A huge vote of thanks to our skippers who donated their time and their pleasure craft for the event.

Stephen's Blog - 31st October Stephen Inouye 2017-10-30 16:00:00Z 0
 ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 24TH OCTOBER 2017
Congratulations are in order for Emma Cork, Vincent and Helen Keane, and all those who organised and supported the very successful running of the Cambodia Family Support “Helping Hand Auction” Fundraiser. We must also thank the generous support of the Macquarie Foundation who matched funding and also the huge number of Macquarie staff who hosted the event, helped out on the evening, and who also made many of the financial contributions. While the official count is still being confirmed, Emma reported at lunch last week that over $38,000 was raised on the night. This is a fantastic result for the CFS project and reflects the great community spirit that our club and its local community has for others.
Stephen's Blog - 24th October Stephen Inouye 2017-10-23 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 17TH OCTOBER 2017
 
How amazing it has been to see Rotary Club of Perth members “In Action”! This past week we saw tremendous support for our Eye Contact Photo Exhibition which is still on display in Cloisters Square. This photo exhibition sheds a light on a few of the faces who are directly impacted by the work that organisations such as Homeless Healthcare (http://homelesshealthcare.org.au/) are providing to assist those fallen to less fortunate circumstances. Speaking to some of those people whose photographs appear in the exhibit, it is amazing how what might seem like simple acts of kindness by others can be the turning point to change in one’s life. I hope that the show of support from our Rotary Club members on the exhibition opening night was as much an encouragement to those present as it was for those of us who attended.
Stephen's Blog - 17th October Stephen Inouye 2017-10-16 16:00:00Z 0
Perth photographer Phil England to open Eye Contact exhibition confronting WA’s homelessness Barry Thornton 2017-10-09 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 10TH OCTOBER 2017
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made (1905) by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization, Movement and Service work in action." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 03RD OCTOBER 2017

October is traditionally a busy month for our club and this year is no exception! There are a number of events happening where we need your attendance and support. In addition to our normal weekly meetings, here are a few other important events to support:

Stephen's Blog - 3rd October 2017-10-03 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT ELECT’S UPDATE - 19TH SEPTEMBER 2017

I'm thankful for the opportunity to live in a country where I'm free to express an opinion and live. Despite that level of safety, I believe it is still against the nature of most who value privacy to speak out in public. Perhaps this is due simply to a self-belief in their lack of eloquence on a public stage or maybe it's the fear of embarrassment that is ever present.

Wes' Blog - 19th September Wesley Sim 2017-09-18 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Thornton

As featured in the The West Australian

Tennis legend Margaret Court has returned serve to a Perth tennis club that turfed her out as a patron this week, saying she is being silenced for her views on same-sex marriage.

Despite being dumped by Cottesloe Tennis Club, Mrs Court remained defiant yesterday, accusing the LGBTQI community of wanting to “destroy marriage”.

Mrs Court said she was disappointed the tennis club had dumped her as vice-patron, saying the move was “politically motivated”.

“I think it’s sad. You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself,” she said.

“It’s a sad day for our nation when it comes to that.

Same-sex marriage critic Margaret Court hits back over Cottesloe Tennis Club dumping Barry Thornton 2017-09-14 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT ELECT’S UPDATE - 12TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Last Friday, we were treated to very frank presentation of "A Tumultuous Life" by the past premier of Western Australia, Brian Burke. In his own words, he was a very "special person", having had an audience with the Queen and not too long after that, enjoying free board and lodgings at one of Her Majesty’s exclusive facilities. It may be that most members were somewhat taken aback by the frankness that when it came question time, we didn’t really know what to ask. .........

Wes' Blog - 12th Sept Wesley Sim 2017-09-12 16:00:00Z 0
Stephen's Blog - 5th September Stephen Inouye 2017-09-06 16:00:00Z 0
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This week like most weeks is yet another busy one for the club as we have a number of great events on the cards!
 
Rotoract + Rotary of Perth Joint Social: 30 August at 6.30pm, at The Emerson Bar (356 Murray Street, Perth)
 
 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT’S UPDATE - 15TH AUG 2017

Last week was a very busy week for the Rotary Club of Perth on a number of fronts. Please allow me to share a few insights!

 

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Posted on Jul 25, 2017

- Passages info session

- RYPEN recap

- Whitegoods for Graceville

- Path of Hope Gala Ball

- Past President of RoP to become District Governor 2019-20

- Next Week: Toastmasters!

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Special Event luncheon
Perth Rotary Club - The Faith Healers
Q&A Panel Discussion Thursday 10th August 2017
 
A frank, thought provoking QUESTION & ANSWER conversation with a panel of clergy representing the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Faiths. Please join us for a highly interactive and engaging Q&A lunch at the Rotary Club of Perth. The panel members will speak frankly and willingly about concerns regarding GOD, religion and faith - not only in our community but throughout the world.
 
WHEN: THURSDAY, 10th August TIME: 12.15pm – 2.00pm
WHERE: Argyle Ballroom, Parmelia Hilton, Mill Street, Perth
COST: $45/pp (Includes Main/Dessert, Tea/Coffee)
(Kosher Meals available. Please indicate if a kosher meal is required at the time of booking. All meals are Halal Certified)
To avoid disappointment, please book on line www.trybooking.com/RAJM  . At the time of booking there is provision for you to register a question for the clergy

 
 
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Big congratulations to our very own Reverend John who was recently awarded an AM in the Australia Day Honours for significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia through senior liturgical roles and to the community.

A reminder of how blessed we are as a club to have members that truly make a difference on many levels.

Service Includes:

  • Dean, Anglican Diocese of Perth, 1990-2014
  • Priest, St Georges Cathedral, 1990 - 2014
  • Chair, Cathedral Restoration Task Force, 2000-2014
  • Chair, St Georges Cathedral Council for the Arts, 1996-2014
  • Founder, Centre for Spirituality, 2003
  • Founder, St Georges Cathedral Education Centre, 2001
  • Chaplain & Music Lecturer, UWA, 1988 - 1990
  • Chaplain and Music & Theology Tutor, Christ Church Oxford, 1980 - 1988
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Perth since 1992

 

(Photo courtesy of The West Australian)

Reverend John awarded AM in Australia Day Honour Ashley Whitworth 2017-02-04 16:00:00Z 0
Results of 2016 Central Park Plunge in Rotary Down Under Barry Thornton 2016-11-12 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Thornton

As featured in the Guardian Express
 
FOUR Rotary Club of Perth members will become superheroes for a day plunging 220m from one of Perth’s tallest buildings to raise money for charity.

Beatrice Cervi, David Wee, Michele Roget and Jacques Phillips will abseil from the top of Central Park on Sunday, September 4 with money raised going to Kids’ Camp.

Club president Larry Hirsch said the team aimed to raise $8000 for the non-profit group that provides camps for children and young people with a disability.

Rotary Club of Perth members to take the plunge down Central Park for Kids’ Camps Barry Thornton 2016-08-18 16:00:00Z 0
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