Posted on Sep 22, 2020
Members & Friends of the Perth Rotary Club,
Another epic week at Perth Rotary – Last Friday was an outstanding meeting attended by 82 members and guests of the club.  The 2021 Path of Hope Gala Ball was launched by Hon Judi Moylan MP.  Mrs Moylan AO GAICD was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1993 and served as the Member for Pearce for twenty years until her retirement in 2013.  Mrs Moylan held senior positions in the Federal Parliament for most of those years, including as Minister for Family Services and Minister for the Status of Women. 
As Minister for Women in 1997, Mrs Moylan with the Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP, launched Partnerships Against Domestic Violence.  The aim was to prevent domestic violence in the first place; to educate the community about breaking the cycle of violence.
Mrs Moylan was eminently suitable to represent the Perth Rotary Club and the Path of Hope Foundation in launching the Gala Ball.  We are so excited to be a part of this event and we thank our major sponsors Mrs Rhinehart, Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill for their continued support in ‘Raising Awareness’ and ‘Breaking the Cycle of Family and Domestic Violence’.  We were so pleased that representatives of Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill could join us at lunch on Friday.  Please save the date – Saturday 22 May 2021, consider purchasing a ticket (or two) and coming along to ‘A Magical Night of Hope, Celebrating Survivors’.  Tickets available at
Path of Hope Foundation Chair, Rebecca Tolstoy AM also took the opportunity to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers who work selflessly each year to ensure that the work of the Foundation is carried out and those who are most vulnerable in our community are cared for.  Please see the link below for further details.
Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army, Western Australia, Major Brad Potter was the guest speaker.  Major Potter provided an overview of the Salvation Army’s work in Australia and then more specifically their work in the area of Family & Domestic Violence.  Funds raised by the Path of Hope Foundation have enabled the Salvation Army to renovate and refurbish a women’s refuge in the North West of WA as well as provide outreach workers with in the metropolitan area over a number of years.  This is a vital and important step to enable women and children in remote regional WA access the help they need to escape the violence and a privilege for Perth Rotary and the Path of Hope Foundation to be a part of.  Past President Stephen Inouye reminded Rotarians that during WWI, The Salvation Army were in the trenches with our soldiers providing them with material and spiritual comfort at a time when it was most needed whilst expecting nothing in return from the soldiers.  PP Stephen challenged all Rotarians to donate to the Salvation Army in memoriam of past service and acknowledging their generosity towards humanity.
To finish the afternoon, we welcomed Robyn Scotney and Seb Tarrent as the World Newest Rotarians.  Please see the link below for further information on our newest members.  Both Robyn and Seb have already been fabulous supporters of Perth Rotary over many years through their volunteer work with the Path of Hope Foundation, we are excited to welcome them on board and look forward to their continued support of our many projects.   
Monday 21 September is the International Day of Peace, celebrated each year since 1981. It is a United Nations sanctioned day and dedicated to world peace without war & violence. Whilst our current world pandemic conditions pose some challenges as to how we might celebrate this day, Peace and Conflict Resolution is a focus area of Rotary International and our club. 
The following are suggested guidelines as to how one might acknowledge and celebrate a day of World Peace not only on September 21 each year, but each and every day:
  1. Light a candle on this day and spend some time in silence.
  2. Think about your personal life and daily challenges.  Is it possible to resolve some of the conflicts and simplify your challenges?
  3. Reach out to those around you who are marginalised.  Give them courage and encouragement.
  4. Acknowledge those who have served to keep peace in the World.
  5. Go on line with family and friends to promote peace.
  6. Celebrate the day by having fun.  Be happy.
  7. Participate in a non-violent activity.
  8. Organise or attend a promotional activity in your community which focuses on Peace.
We are very excited to launch the 2020 Vienna Pops New Years Eve Concert at the Cottesloe Central Shopping Mall this Thursday 24 September.  Please note, this launch is in place of our usual Thursday Evening Cocktail Meeting.  There is no lunch meeting Friday 25 September 2020. 
Be the first to experience the celebrations and access presale tickets as Musical Director, Mark Coughlan launches this year's event.  Enjoy short performances from talented musicians including the star of last year's concert, Perth's own Amy Manford, recent star of London's West End Phantom of the Opera.
This is a FREE EVENT, however we request that you please go on line to reserve your spot as numbers are limited.  Your confirmed online booking will help us manage numbers for this Free Event for COVID requirements at our sponsors venue.  Following the Launch, Perth Rotarians are invited to adjourn across the highway at the Albion Hotel for a causal dinner.  Please let Nan Walker know by COB today if you will be joining us so we can make a table booking.  Nan's email:

Please RSVP your attendance for the actual Launch Event 
at [] and dinner at The Albion to Nan's email.  
Perth Rotary | Vienna Pops | Launch Event:   
Thursday, September 24, 2020  
  • 5.30pm- 6:30pm, Cottesloe Central Shopping Centre 
  • 460 Stirling Hwy, Peppermint Grove WA 6011
  • Free parking available
  • For any enquiries, please contact
  • Launch Event Sponsored by Primewest Cottesloe Central
Other Events you may be interested in: 
  • The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) | Training Dates Available
  • The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) provides a great opportunity for Rotarians to update and expand their knowledge of Rotary and for new Rotarians the greatest benefit you are likely to get from this course is a knowledge about Rotary, how it is structured, how it works and its wide breadth of programs.   Please contact Rotarian and PDG Hank de Smit at his email address for further details and/or to register. 
  • Joondalup Rotary Club - Italian Car Day - 1 November 2020
PERTH ROTARY 2020/21 BOARD EMAIL - Our Next Board Meeting - Monday 5 October 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