Dear Rotarians and Friends,
Another week.  Another fabulous meeting.  Last Thursday evening a sizable group of Rotarians and guests came along for an inspirational presentation by Tanya Brown on the Special Olympics.  Tanya is the National Director of the Special Olympics Committee.  The support and encouragement this Committee gives to aspiring young athletes is beyond remarkable, and the funds they raise enable a wide participation in these very special Games. 
We assured Tanya of our support and the Board will consider an appropriate response to this wonderful enterprise.
This week we return to our Friday time-slot. Do come.  Remember, we are the less without you.  Yes, we are all busy and time-poor, but our weekly meetings are invaluable opportunities to get together and find out how we’re all doing. 
We also enjoy top-class entertainment and I’m thinking of Larry, who has just completed a course in comic delivery. He never fails to amuse.  His off-grid moments are pure genius.  You need to be there. 
And, of course, we get to hear top-class speakers, many of whom make us aware of needs in the community, both close to home and further abroad, where our support, physical and financial, can make a difference.
As a taster, can I say that our speakers this week are the world-renowned sculptors, Smith and Smith.  Intrigued?  Keen to know more?  Then scroll down, across, or whatever, and your curiosity will be satisfied.
And having read it, check in on-line. 
See you there, 12.30pm Parmelia Hilton, Friday 30 July 2021. 

The relevance of this project is the fact that it was a huge undertaking by a very small West Australian Regional Rotary Club, in Geraldton.  Of special note is the inspiration and vision demonstrated by this small group, the end result of which, was the creation of an Australian National Memorial that has been voted, by Trip Advisor with 350 million members, in the top 10 of Public Icons to visit in Australia and number 12 out of 25 in the Pacific region.   Their talk will focus on the narrative of this amazing journey based upon the chapter they were invited to write by the editors of the book: 

“The Search for HMAS Sydney – An Australian Story.” Their chapter is Chapter 12: "The Rest is Silence…a Moving Memorial to Sydney’s Lost Souls.”

SIR WALLACE KYLE ORATION | Wednesday 25 August 2021 - a FREE Public event, registration is essential. 


We have two opportunities to get out into the country and enjoy some clean country air.  
  1. The Quairading Tree Planting Weekend - Friday 30 July/Saturday 31 July
  2. Perth Rotary Family Bonfire - Saturday 7 August
If you would like to attend the Quairading Tree Planting weekend, please do the following: 
  1. Ring or email Greenhills Inn and book your own accommodation for the Friday night, 30 July 2021.  Alternatively, you may wish to free camp - just bring your own camper van/caravan, but please let them know.
  2. Please RSVP to (Jill Dawson) and let her know that you are attending.   
    • We will enjoy a roast dinner by the fire on Friday Night, 
    • Travel to Quairading Saturday morning, enjoy a picnic lunch in the paddock and plant trees (Quairading Rotary will provide everything you need for this day including morning tea and lunch)
    • Return to Perth Metro by 5pm. 
If you would like to attend the Perth Rotary Family Bonfire, Saturday 7 August please RSVP to so we know that you will be on the road.  Please BYO everything you need for the evening.  Please slow down and be aware of Kangaroos - they'll make a dent if you hit one. 
Membership Fees are now due - please pay direct to the Perth Rotary Bank at your earliest convenience.   Any queries - please email or 
We are delighted to announce that we will induct two new members to the Perth Rotary Club at the Meeting this week.  We look forward to Kevin and Sarah coming on board with the Cub.  
Htet (Kevin) Nyi - has worked in the trading industry for chemicals, raw materials and machinery for 25 years.  He is passionate about helping the poor and needy families, and was involved in contributing the medical equipment, medicines, school buildings, furniture, educational materials, tube wells, water supplies and treatment, both in the context of rotary and personal means.  He was the president of Rotary Club of Central Yangon in Rotary Year 2019-2020. During this period, he applied for and succeeded in receiving 6 global grants for medical equipment, water supply and treatment, with collaboration of districts and clubs from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, totaling US$355,128.00. He received District 3350’s Best President for Myanmar award and Governor’s Salute for service rendered. He also led Rotary Club of Central Yangon for Platinum Award for Membership from District 3350 and Platinum Citation from Rotary International. He is also charter member of Rotary International’s inaugural Membership Society.   He is also Honorary Consul for Norway and Finland in Myanmar.
Sarah Fishleigh - was a member of the Perth Rotaract Club and enjoyed her time as a Rotaract Club Member.  Sarah is passionate about the Environment and would like the opportunity to have a positive impact.  Education is the key to a more sustainable future.   Sarah is an Early Childhood Teacher, a business owner and director of three pre-schools.  Sarah has a degree in Communication Studies; Anthropology and Early Childhood Education, specialising in Montessori Education.   Sarah plays the violin with the West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, which is part of the West Australian Charity Orchestra Group.  Sarah loves gardening in her spare time.  
PERTH ROTARY 2021/22 BOARD EMAIL - Our Next Board Meeting – Monday 2 August 2021
President:   Rev Dr John Shepherd AM ;
Past President:         Jill Dawson     
President Elect:        Maree Gooch  
Treasurer:                  Joseph Wambua
Secretary:                  Jacques Phillips
Rotary Foundation   Emma Cork    
Club Service:           Darren Perera 
Fellowship Chair:    Jo Morris             
Media Chair              Barry Thornton
Speaker Program     Nicola Johnston
Membership             Jill Dawson    
Vocational                 Jonas Edner   
Community               David Wee      
International             Wesley Sim     
Youth                        Manu Gupta