Posted on Nov 10, 2021
At our Board Meeting last Monday we were pleased to report that our membership currently stands at 93, with 11 Honorary Members.  This is very encouraging.  Three new members were inducted last Friday – Michael Willett, Nicholas Gabriel and Rui Fernandes. We welcome them and assure them of a productive and enjoyable time in our Club. 
We are also thrilled that St George’s Anglican School are to become Corporate Members and will be inducted at our meeting on Friday 3 December.
On Thursday 18 November we will be holding a New Members Evening at our usual haunt – the Parmelia – 5.30pm–7.30pm.  This is an important event as it is an opportunity for new members to become familiar with and involved with the outreach of our Club to the community, both local and international.  Our areas embrace Community, International, Vocational, Club Services, Environment, Strategic Planning and more.  The Rotary Club of Perth has many areas of service available, and we encourage our members to ally themselves with one of them and become part of the contributing team. So – this is an important occasion for us to hear from the Directors of each of these departments and to decide which of them we would most like to become involved with.  Bookings for this club meeting can be made by visiting -
Do come along, and you will be very welcome.
This coming Friday 12 November is close to the 80th anniversary of the loss of HMAS Sydney off the coast of Geraldton on 19 November 1941.  Nigel Rogers, a naval expert and Secretary of the Naval Historical Society will speak of the history of the Sydney - its construction, its service with the Royal Australian Navy and its eventual loss.
Nigel will also speak of the circumstances of its loss.  The common theory is that it was lured to its death by the Kormoran, which was well-armed with guns, torpedoes and mines, and was disguised as merchant ship.  The Sydney, it is supposed, was enticed into close range and then attacked, with the complete loss of her crew but not before fighting back and sinking the Kormoran.  Both the Sydney and Kormoran were found in 2008, around 110-120 nautical miles off Steep Point, Western Australia.
Nigel will unpack this important event in Australian wartime history for us.
Once again, Ulrich and Wendy came to the fore with their unerring Shakespearean knowledge.  It is the ghost of Caesar who says to Brutus ‘You shall see me at Philippi’. One of the great threats of English literature: Julius Caesar Act IV, Scene III.
Not quite like saying ‘You shall see me on lunch on Friday’, but close.
Vienna Pops NYE Concert - 2021
Bookings Galore are in the swing for the Vienna Pops New Year’s Eve event, which unsurprisingly falls once again on 31 December. Mezzo Soprano Ashlyn, having previously sung at a Royal Command performance at Buckingham Palace will regale us with her vocal expertise, and she will be but one of a number of musicians delighting us over the course of the evening. Get tickets now for the Evening Gala Concert, or the Matinee or both. Please click on the image below for the booking site or go to the Perth Concert Hall Page -  If you would like to purchase a VIP ticket to Vienna Pops and really make a night of it, please email direct. 
Thursday 18 November is an evening for all members of the club, particularly our new members of 2020 and 2021 as we show case Perth Rotary Projects and Rotary International.  Members are invited to a casual after work Perth Rotary Networking event.  If you are yet to upload club runner to your phone; need to order a club shirt; are yet to be linked with a club project; Want to get to know your fellow members better or just want to know more about Rotary in general, this is the evening for you.  There is so much happening at our club that often flies under the radar, to truly understand and get to know all aspects of the club, please come along on THURSDAY, 18 November.   
  • Cooking Classes - Our next class is 22 November 2021 at 7 p.m.  If you are interested email Fellowship -  Last week fourteen of us enjoyed at night at Nico Morretti’s Urban Cooking School  We watched and ate delicious food including salmon rillettes, duck confit and other tasty dishes. It was a fun night enjoyed by all.
  • Anzac House Tour - The Tour set down for 28 February 2022 is full.  Another is arranged for 2 March 2022.  Let me know at Fellowship ( if you would like to participate.
I am arranging a meeting of the Fellowship committee to discuss events for 2022 including walks around the lanes of the King Street area, cocktail walk Fremantle, bowls at the Mosman Park Bowling Club in March and others.  If there is any of event you would like me to arrange please email me at Fellowship.  With thanks, Nan Walker
Path of Hope invites all members & friends of the Perth Rotary Club to a Q & A Series on Healthy Relationships to be held at Rotary House,
Lv 5/110 William Street, Perth on Thursday 18 November and Thursday 25 November respectively.  These are FREE events, however your registration via the following link is greatly appreciated.  
The first in the Q&A Series focuses on a 'life working with victims/survivors of family violence' and presented by Sargent Darrel Hagan of the Western Australian Police Force and Kristy Staples, State Manager of the FDV Unit for the Salvation Army. 
The second session in the Q&A Series is presented by the Hon Judi Moylan AO and Professor Stella Tarrant.  This session focuses on strengthening women's economic security, leadership and prosperity.