Posted on Aug 16, 2022
On behalf of the Board and Members we all congratulate Isabella Marchesani on winning First Place in the District 4 Way Speaking Competition - last weekend.    Isabella will now represent our Club and District 9455 in the State Finals to be held Thursday 8 September and hosted by the Crawley Rotary Club at the UWA  Club.  All Perth Rotary Members are encouraged to come along and support Isabella.  Tickets can be purchased on line -  Please purchase asap.   Congratulations once again Isabella and also Perth Rotary Members Manu Gupta and Rebecca Tolstoy who gave of their time to support the students.  

This Week:

We look forward to hearing from 

Mike Waine | Psychologist, Elevate Wellbeing, "How to not say the wrong thing" - Tips on supporting each other in the workplace

With RU OK Day coming up on 8th September, it is timely to join us and hear from Mike Waine. His “How to not say the wrong thing” has been developed to assist businesses with mental health conversations within their organisation. We aim to arm employers and employees with the tools they need to best support each other.

Many people want to be able to offer a supportive ear or shoulder if someone is struggling but feels underprepared and worried they will say the wrong thing. Being a mental health support person is about being available to listen and then helping the other person find professional support when needed.  The aim of this Check-in is to allow people to feel comfortable and confident to have conversations in the workplace about mental health while maintaining their own boundaries. Empowering leaders and co-workers to support each other.

Mike is a qualified registered psychologist with experience in running therapeutic groups and one on one therapy. He is trained in Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Strengths-based approaches, and has experience in EMDR.  He considers his style integrative, melding multiple traditional approaches with metaphor and analogies, and a touch of irreverence.  Mike believes in breaking stereotypes as much as possible. He is a father, husband, son, and grandson; is a member of a social motorcycle group dedicated to putting a smile on children’s faces; and is a self-described “geek”. This geekery has been applied to psychological principles, his environment, and makes up a large proportion of his downtime.

Qualifications: BSocSc ,BSocSc (Hons), BA (Hons) in Psychology.  Tickets via Trybooking:


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.
Please check the attached stories for details of events coming up. 
Upcoming dates for your Diary
  •  Friday 19 August - Rotary Business Lunch | Mike Waine, Psychologist, Elevate Wellbeing
  • Wednesday 24 August - Sir Wallace Kyle Oration.
  • Thursday 8 September - State Finals | 4 Way Speaking Competition  
  • Thursday 27 October - Liquid Gold Polio joint meeting with Crawley Rotary Club. 
  • Tuesday 6 December - Rotary Means Business Xmas Breakfast.
  • Friday 16 December - Perth Rotary Xmas Breakfast.
Dr Ken Collins AM CStj CitWA - Memorial Service, Saturday 3 September 2022.  
Yours in Rotary
Maree Gooch
President | Perth Rotary 2022/23