Posted on Mar 02, 2022
This week our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Ukraine – with those who have fled their homes; with those who have nowhere to turn for security; with those who have remained and are facing destruction and possible death; with those who are determined to resist the invasion of their homeland by force of arms.
We remember, too, those Russians for whom this act of terrorism is against their wishes and contrary to their desire for a time of peace and prosperity, and are distressed to see their country being led into violent and unjustifiable warfare.
We remember the leaders of the Western alliances, who must now decide how and when to commit the resources of their respective countries in support of the beleaguered Ukraine. 
And we pray for peace.   
There’s an old prayer that ‘s worth remembering: 
Kindle in the hearts of all people the true love of peace so that nation shall no longer lift up sword against nation, neither learn war any more.  Guide those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that all may live in tranquillity and prosperity, without fear of persecution or destruction. 
All this, we pray.
John Shepherd.



Perth Rotary Business Lunch | Friday 4 March 2022 

Breaking news from Vienna Pops.  A crucial announcement will be made at our 4 March lunch, already made vibrant because of our guest speaker, former Governor Kerry Sanderson AC, as well as coinciding with our solemn observance of International Women’s Day.  Be sure to be at it.  Then you’ll be the first to hear the news.  Men also welcome.  Booking link for this event is:

District 9455 On-Line 2022 Conference | Saturday 12 March 2022. 

District Governor Dee Buckland is delighted to invite you to the 2022 Rotary Conference (D9455).
Join us on Zoom on Sat the 12th March 9am – 2.30pm on a journey of discovery to explore how as Australians, we are one and together we can progress our Reconciliation journey.
Click here to book your ticket or why not buy a club ticket and enjoy the conference together with others? 
During the conference you will be: 
  • Be inspired by Danny Ford and Time Muirhead, recognised leaders in Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and hear what is happening with Reconciliation across Australia.
  • Hear from Jody Nunn about her journey from a Rotary Youth Exchange Student to CEO Reconciliation WA.
  • Discuss how Rotary can make a lasting change with Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in Australia.
  • Listen to our panel on areas including: Education, Business ownership,  Child protection, Youth
  •  Engage with other Rotarians to discuss your thoughts and experience in Reconciliation.
I look forward to seeing you online. 
Please share this information, your family and friends all are welcome. 
If you have any questions 
email our Conference chair Fransiska Forrer
Keep cool and stay safe
kindest regards
Dee Buckland
District Governor 2021-22
Western Australia District 9455 

Passages Race Day | Saturday 12 March 2022

Passages Race Day is all but upon us.  Saturday 12 March.  Please give this important event in our Rotary calendar your utmost support.
Proceeds from the day will go towards the alleviation of youth homelessness in Perth and Peel.  Passages provides safe, friendly and positive places for vulnerable young people in the 12 to 25 age bracket to come for support – food, care, clothing, shelter and advice, including referrals to essential services and preparation for job interviews.
Passages has been a major Perth Rotary project for many years, and we are committed to keeping it flourishing - Floreat: let it flourish.
Book now, and if you want inside tips on likely winners on the track, speak to Ashley Ladner.  He is Our Man In The Know.  Email to secure your booking for this event.