Posted on Aug 23, 2022
I would like to offer my special thanks to the many Perth Rotary Club members who have offered support to the board and I over the past couple of months.
A few notable notes will follow:
  • We have been transitioning to a new Rotary Year and things are settling down. We are looking ahead for the coming year with many of our regular events and fundraising activities coming up.
  • We will have a few decisions to make at the Club Assembly on September 30th – please come along. The Friday lunch meeting will take a different format and will be a facilitated planning session. 
  • District Governor, Ineke Oliver will be attending and has been a huge support to us all – for several months.
  • We will continue to hold our regular Friday meetings at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel. On behalf of the board, I would like to offer sincere acknowledgement to the Hawaiian Group for their support
Some dates for your calendar:
  • 27th October for the Polio Dinner to be held in conjunction with Crawley Rotary Club. More details will be sent out in advance.
  • Christmas Breakfast will be held on 16th December
  • International Women’s Day celebration will be held on 10th March with Maria Kailis as our Guest Speaker\
Yours in Rotary
Maree Gooch
President | Perth Rotary 2022/23
Family Bonfire Night, Saturday 27 August - Cancelled.  It is with regret that the Family Bonfire has had to be cancelled for 2022.  Please keep an eye out for a replacement Family Fellowship event for all Rotarians.    
This Week:

Please note - there is no club meeting the week ending Friday 26 August as we are co-hosting the 2022 Sir Wallace Kyle Oration in conjunction with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at the University of Western Australia.    

 2022 Sir Wallace Kyle Oration – June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.
  • Day: Wednesday 24 August 2022
  • Time: Doors open 5:30pm, please arrive by 5:45pm. The event will commence at 6:00pm sharp and concludes at 7:00pm.
  • Venue: The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley, WA 6009
Please note this event is now at capacity and we have opened a waitlist.  If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to this email or calling 6488 7873.   We are pleased to advise we will be offering a livestream of the event for those who are unable to attend in person. The livestream can be accessed at the link here.
As this is an indoor event, UWA strongly encourages students and visitors to wear a face mask.  We look forward to welcoming you to this event.
Carrick Robinson | Chief Executive Officer - Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation |  Presentation
 Friday 2 September 2022 - 
Right now, WA does not have a dedicated children’s hospice facility, but PCHF are about to turn the vision they have into a reality with this once in a lifetime facility for WA’s sickest children and their families. PCHF are so excited to take you on this journey in proud partnership with Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) and provide a safe space for these children and their families.
In a career spanning over 25 years, Carrick has held senior leadership roles in the not for profit and corporate sectors as a Director, CEO and senior executive. Carrick has extensive marketing, communications, fundraising, business management and governance experience.
Carrick is an Alumni of Leadership WA, the Cranlana Program and has advised a range of philanthropic organisations as well as mentored a number of young executives in the not for profit sector.

Please book on line to attend this club meeting


Rotarians are requested to support the RCs of Mt Lawley & Karrinyup in the quest to raise much needed funds for their Zambia Project.  

Need Quiz Night aficionados.
  • This is in support of our Zambia Project and the Global Grant will be ensuring Water Security for our project.
  • It is for the provision of clean, potable drinking water for over 100 orphaned school children in Ndola, Zambia.
  • There are to be 30 tables of 8 available for $160 per table – please get this out to your fanatical quiz night friends.
  • There is a chance to win a great collection of prizes including exclusive jewellery from Matusik Diamond Jewellers in Mt Lawley, a 3 night stay in Dunsborough, and a Deep Buttoned Velvet Ottoman.
  • 8 rounds that will test your knowledge of all sorts of subjects, plus table quizzes and other fun games throughout the night.
  • Anyone can book a table today to avoid disappointment at
  • We are also looking for prize donations, so if you have something you can offer, please contact Chetan Hegde at


Rotary Means Business - Tuesday 6 September, an Evening with Dr Ken Michael AC, Former Governor of Western Australia Tickets to this event are limited and must be booked on line.  Please click on the link


Please check the attached stories for details of events coming up. 
Upcoming dates for your Diary
Dr Ken Collins AM CStj CitWA - Memorial Service, Saturday 3 September 2022.