Members & Friends of the Perth Rotary Club,

Each week I am amazed at how much is achieved by Perth Rotarians in our community.  This week, we return to The Westin for our lunch meeting and I look forward to celebrating with Past President Bryan Mickle and all Perth Rotarians, former and present members on this very special occasion. 
"Life of Bryan, 90 Years of Service". 
Past President John Garland AM on behalf of club members will be presenting an overview of PP Bryan Mickles’ contribution to Perth Rotary and Rotary International during his lifetime.  We invite you to participate in this special opportunity to honour Bryan and to inspire our current and future Rotarians in Rotary Australia’s Centennial Year of Celebration.
Perth Rotary Club is currently involved in projects spanning homelessness, family and domestic violence, mental health, public health and the environment.  Our focus this year is to raise the profile of our club within the Perth Business Community through our Corporate Membership Program.
We recognise that the scale and nature of many of the community projects undertaken by Perth Rotary provides a natural synergy for Rotary and Corporate Members.  We are so very proud of the legacy our former members have created and we are determined to continue to work for our community and to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank not only Bryan Mickle but all past members of the Perth Rotary Club for their endeavours over the past ninety years.
Please ensure you have booked on line at by close of business Wednesday 5th August to secure your seat at this celebration of 90 years of service to our club and the Western Australian community.  There is valet parking available at the hotel, Wilson car parking underneath the hotel or public transport/Red Cat Bus will drop you at the hotel. 
Please read the stories below to know more about the inaugural vocational visit for 2020/21 organised by Perth Rotary Board Member and Director of Vocational Services, Jonas Edner.  Maria McAtackney, CEO of Nyoongar Outreach Services was introduced to the club by Perth Rotarian Lachlan OttleyPast President Stephen Inouye was also instrumental in facilitating the connection between Rotary and the Perth CBD Community Service Provider.  Thank you on behalf of our members. 
Perth Rotary Members also participated in yet another community volunteer opportunity with the Quairading, Subiaco and Western Endeavour Rotary Clubs last weekend, planting trees in the eastern wheat belt to lower the water table and ensure agricultural land remained productive.  I would particularly like to thank Perth Rotarians Jurgen Baumhoff, Barbara and Alex, Michael van der Zanden & Jenny and Tristan Campbell and Blaine for joining us on the trip east.  More details of the visit below. 
This weekend we look forward to travelling out to Helen and Jeff Leach's farm for the annual Family Bonfire Night..... Any members wishing to join us for this fantastic evening of fellowship please reply to the paperless post invitation or email Fellowship Chair Jo Morris direct ( to let her know that you will be joining us.   Please drive carefully and look out for Kangaroos, they are plentiful and large in this area of our magnificent state.  
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   
At the commencement of this Rotary Year there was a request by members for more opportunities to experience a hands on volunteering opportunity with the club.  With this in mind we have partnered with the Perth Rotaract Club and our corporate members.  Wendy Campbell and Darren Perera, Club Services Director are now coordinating Perth Rotary Members volunteer opportunities. 
  1. GreenBatch volunteering ongoing
Location – 4 Brooklands Way. Mount Claremont.
Please contact Darren Perera – and him know what works for you.  Darren will organize a visit.
  1. Red Cross Soup Kitchen volunteering – with the Perth Rotaract Club– needs registration at this link:
  1. Sept 5 – Toothbrush Packing for Kimberley Dental Team
          Location – Owen Homeopathics, 443 Great Eastern Hwy. Redcliffe.
          Time – 10am to 2pm
          RSVP –   Numbers are limited.
  1. Sept 26 – Sandwich making for Perth Homeless Support Group
          Location – Perth Rotary office 110 William St.
          Time – 10am to 12pm   
          RSVP –  Numbers are limited.
  1. October 11 – Mullaloo Beach Clean up for those living North of the River in conjunction with Joondalup Rotary
Location – Mullaloo Beach near the surf club, register at the sign in desk near the carpark.
          Time – 8:30am, do as much as you can.
          RSVP –