Posted on Oct 20, 2020
Members & Friends of the Perth Rotary Club,
I am very excited to announce that the R100 Liquid Gold Polio Dinner Fundraiser is a SELL OUT!!  I sincerely thank Rotarians for their support of this event and I am looking forward to sharing with you the ‘Living Stories’ of polio survivors.  We wanted to share a message of hope, determination, grit and resilience, character traits that are vital to overcoming challenges in life – big and small.  
In the event that you are not able to join us at The Westin Hotel, Thursday 22 October, we would be grateful of your donation –  All donations in lieu of attending will be processed via the try booking site as a donation to the Sir Norman Brearley Trust (SNBT) which has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.  All donors will receive a tax receipt from SNBT.   We thank you in advance for your kind donations towards eradicating Polio from the last two endemic countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We are THIS CLOSE!
Perth Rotary congratulates our honorary corporate member, United Nations Association of Australia (WA Div) on their 75th Birthday Celebrations.  Members and Friends of Perth Rotary are invited to join the UNAAWA members at the Duxton Hotel, Friday 23 October to blow the candles out. Please remember to pre-purchase your tickets on line Looking forward to celebrating this significant milestone and Perth Rotary partner. 
Thank you to all of the members who were able to attend our AGM last Friday and who also participated in our interactive and very amusing Sergeants Session which raised funds for the Australian Rotary Health (ARH) Lift the Lid on Mental Health campaign.  A cheque for $550 will be forwarded to ARH with our very best wishes and hope that the funds raised are able to be used to assist our researches find answers to this debilitating condition which affects so many.  A special thank you to PP Wes Sim who can always be relied upon to bring his camera, Darren Perera who manages the key board and a camera and PP Larry Hirsch who is the master of extracting $$'s from unsuspecting Rotarians.  
The Path of Hope Foundation, a Perth Rotary Project has a vision to break the intergenerational cycle of family and domestic violence.  It is a great pleasure for the Board of the Path of Hope Foundation along with the Board and Members of the Perth Rotary Club to congratulate Mrs Rhinehart, Chair of Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill on being the first woman to be awarded “the GJ Stokes Memorial Award” at the 2020 Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie last week. 
The GJ Stokes Memorial Award is named after Geoffrey Stokes and is awarded to a person who has made an exceptional lifetime contribution to the Australian mining industry.  Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill have been the major sponsors of the Path of Hope Gala Ball since its inception.  Mrs Rhinehart through her support of the Path of Hope Foundation enables our most vulnerable members of society, women and children suffering from family and domestic violence, know that we as a community care for them and can help them.  We thank Mrs Rhinehart and congratulate Mrs Rhinehart.  Please visit and read a little more about this historical achievement.
The Board of the Path of Hope Foundation have released their Annual Report this past week.  The Path of Hope Foundation continues to meet the challenges of creating a positive and lasting understanding of family and domestic violence.  With all that is challenging us in our changed world, the work and awareness raising carried out by the foundation is more important, more relevant and needed than ever before.  The Path of Hope Foundation donated $282,323 to the Salvation Army in the last financial year.  Funding that has enabled the Salvation Army to continue their support and life-saving work in the area of family and domestic violence.  In Rotary Australia’s centennial year, the Path of Hope Foundation was recognized by the R100 Committee and as such has been added to the Rotary Australia R100 Honor Board.  The full report can be viewed by visiting .  It is with pride that the Board and members of Perth Rotary recognizes the work carried out by the Path of Hope Foundation, a project which began with Perth Rotary member Rebecca Tolstoy AM’s passion and determination to help women and children affected by family and domestic violence.  We particularly wish to acknowledge and thank the Path of Hope Board for their diligence and commitment to ensuring that the project is an example of Rotary working at it’s best.  We are also very grateful for the support and partnership of the Salvation Army who work alongside Rotary and the Path of Hope Foundation for a better world and brighter future for so many. 
THE PERTH ROTARY BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE are looking forward to hosting our newest Rotarians at an information evening Monday 2 November at our CBD Office (5.30 - 6.30/7pm).  A REMINDER to RSVP to Membership Committee Member Don Mazzucchelli -  The evening will be an informal look at Perth Rotary Committees, Projects, Club Runner and Fellowship Events.  In short, it is an opportunity to better get to know each other and your Club.   Should you have any queries in relation to this event, please don't hesitate to contact Don Mazzucchelli, Membership Director Ashley Whitworth ( or my self,  ( 
You may have already heard the good news announced yesterday by Premier Mark McGowan, but just in case you missed it….  it is with a great deal of excitement that we are able to let you know:
From Saturday, October 24 (or 11.59pm, Friday, October 23) selected venues that predominantly hold seated events are exempt from the 2 square metre rule.  Effectively, the State Government has moved the Phase 4 COVID capacity to a 60% capacity in all theatres, concert halls, cinemas etc… This means… the Perth Concert Hall have been able to release more seats for the Afternoon Matinee and Evening Gala Concert,
These venues are deemed ‘low risk’ as they are seated and ticketed.  
We have three Concert options available for you:
Thank you once again for your interest in Perth Rotary and our efforts to raise funds in support of our community charitable events.  More information on the Perth Rotary Club can be found by visiting
All stops are being pulled out to make this event bigger and better than ever.  Steeltoes & Stilettos mission is to bring the risk of asbestos to the BIG STAGE when tradies are dobbed in and sponsored to walk the catwalk with a model.  Funds raised will support the work of Reflections to reduce the impact of asbestos on the community.   Dont miss out on this unique event and opportunity to raise funds to educate and support those in our community who may be affected by Asbestos related products. 
Early bird tickets are on sale for a limited time.
Other Events you may be interested in: 
PERTH ROTARY 2020/21 BOARD EMAIL - Our Next Board Meeting - Monday 2 November 2020
President:                  Jill Dawson     
Past President:         Vangelis Katsaitis
President Elect:        Rev Dr John Shepherd AM
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              Ashley Whitworth
Vocational                 Jonas Edner   
Community               David Wee      
International             Wesley Sim     
Youth                         Kelly Gibson