If your Club has an event, function or project you wish to advertise throughout Rotary Western Australia, forward your article and photos to the editor, Judy Dinnison at dgexecassist@rotarywa.au 

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New flyers/events are at the start of the newsletter and are listed below.
New items in this week's issue include:
  • Rotary Action Day - Thank You 
  • Good News item - Rotary Nomads (Romads)
  • Save the Date Changeover 25 June - RC Karrinyup
  • Flying Doctor Day 15 May - RC West Perth
      New in the RI section of the newsletter:
  • Climate Change - is there hope for indigenous Alaskans?
The newsletter is published each Friday except in unforeseen circumstances.
Rotary Melville has started a plan to reintroduce Rotary into the Community of Broome.
Broome Rotary declined to the point of handing in its charter. Whilst membership of Rotary has declined there is still a need for Rotary support in the community.
Rotary Melville has investigated a number of areas in which it can assist and has identified a partner opportunity with the Broome CIRCLE. (Rotary Melville, Report on Assisting Rotary in Broome, November 2023.) The Broome CIRCLE is a local community group supported by several Grants and can coordinate all local volunteering groups and activities.
The Board of Rotary Melville resolved to initiate the following:
Form a partnership with the Broome CIRCLE; offer the Rotary youth programmes and Leeuwin Sail Training; find local champions to act as liaison members; support a local community activity and to promote Australia wide the Rotary Nomads concept of volunteering in Broome.
Tuesday 25th June 6:00 - 9:30pm
Marmion Angling & Aquatic Club
67West Coast Drive
It is on again How to turn $1 into $4
Royal Flying Doctors Service fundraising partnership with the
Rotary Club of West Perth and the RCWP Trust
Dear Rotarians and Supporters,
The Rotary Club of West Perth and the RCWP Trust have been appointed an "RFDS Champion" with Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to support RFDS Flying Doctor Day appeal on 15th May 2024.
From 15th April until the 15th May your tax-deductible donations to the Royal Flying Doctor Service made through the RCWP Trust Account will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $8,000. The RCWP Trust will donate the total contribution to the RFDS Flying Doctor Day Appeal.
Donations made to this appeal will be similarly matched dollar-for-dollar by RFDS Matched Giving Partners (CBH Group, IGO Ltd and Westgold) further doubling the contribution!
Once again, we are working together to turn $1 into $4
Please donate today!
Your donation will go towards the acquisition and upgrading of vital medical equipment for RFDS.
Donations are to be made to the RCWP Trust
BSB:            036011
Account No: 405139
Please include the following reference: [Your Surname RFDS]
A receipt for your tax-deductible donation will be issued by the RCWP Trust as part of this appeal.
Please provide the following contact details to our secretary:
your email or postal address via secretaryrotarywestperth@gmail.com to ensure you receive your receipt.
For further information contact:
Geoffrey Hick 0438 946 927 or Peter Blockley 0419 900 942
An Invitation to a Domestic and Family Violence Webinar from DG Christine Owen D9685
I invite you and Rotarians in your District to join me for an Educational Webinar at 6pm-7.30pm AEST, Wednesday 1 May 2024 – the start of Domestic Violence month. The webinar, titled “Practical Ways to Stop Domestic + Family Violence in Your Community” is designed to assist clubs and Rotarians who are still wondering what they can realistically do during this Say NO to Domestic and Family Violence and YES to Respectful Relationships campaign and offer additional ideas to those who are well down the track.
The webinar is free and open to all Rotarians and Rotary Clubs across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Organised specifically for Rotary Clubs in conjunction with DV NSW, this event will be hosted by Rotarian, Sallianne McClelland. 
As D9685 District Governor I will be joined in a panel discussion by
  • Annabelle Daniel OAM (Founding CEO Women's Community Shelters, Chair DV NSW, Chair Coercive Control Implementation Taskforce)
  • Jess Hill (NSW Premier’s Woman of Excellence 2024, Journalist, Author and Educator on Coercive Control)
  • Dannielle Miller OAM (Educator, Freelance Writer, Best Selling Parenting Author and Director of Walk The Talk with Women's Community Shelters).
Extension for Registrations of the Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest
Registrations accepted until Close of Business Friday 26th April.
Support for Families in the Fires
Rotarians you have an amazing State Wide project team called WA Rotary Relief assisting those in need since the Wooroloo fires.  Please have a read of the information at the link on our District website.
Nanga fires are another reminder this issue will be with us forever.  Please also see WA disaster issues that may still need assistance https://www.disasterassist.gov.au/find-a-disaster/australian-disasters?state=wa
May I please request two things:
  1. Clubs, please consider donating to WA Rotary Relief now as we have several activities needing assistance.
  1. In anticipation of the new Rotary Year budgets, please also consider an annual contribution to WA Rotary Relief to help the current and inevitable new disaster relief support.
Funds can be deposited into our own District account for West Australians in difficulty, District Emergency Response - 036-046 247652
Please contact me at any time with ideas for support or questions on process – always looking for new volunteer Rotarians.
Peter Durrant
Chair WA Rotary Relief
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0419 931 451
Book using the QR code above or click the link 
The RC of Freshwater Bay has invited Prof. Ralph Martins, Chair of the Alzheimer's Research Australia, to give a presentation at our meeting on 24 April 2024.  In view of the wide interest on the subject in the community, we wish to invite fellow Rotarians in other Clubs, as well as their friends, to the meeting.  
To manage the logistics, we require all attendees to pre-register through TryBooking by scanning the QR code in the flyer or here
Winter is fast approaching and Karrinyup Rotary is once again running two projects to assist the homeless.
Backpacks for distribution via the Perth Homeless Support Group containing items, which will provide some comfort and warmth during the cold winter evenings.
Socks for the Homeless Winter Collection. These will be collected at the Stirling Farmer’s Market each week.
Come along to the Mothers Day Fun Quiz
Join the Swan Rotaract Club for an unforgettable quiz night fundraiser on behalf of the Animal Protection Society of WA! After a hugely successful event in 2023, we're back to test your trivia knowledge, offer a fun night out, and support a noble cause. Get ready for an evening filled with challenges, laughter, and friendly competition. Expect prizes for top teams, engaging table quizzes, and a lively 'Ears or Tails' round among other activities. Assemble your squad of up to 8 for $130 per table, with all proceeds directly benefiting animals in need, providing essential care and love. 
Date:  Saturday 11th May 2024 
Time: 6pm to 9pm 
Location:  Bassendean Bowling Club, 10 Whitfield St, Bassendean WA 6054
Tickets - Table of 8 for $130 + booking fee, available from here   
Games - there will be a variety of gold coin games throughout the night, so bring your spare change along! 
BYO Food - We encourage tables to BYO food if they'd like a more substantial meal. There will be no food available for purchase at Bassendean Bowling Club, however there are plenty of dinner options at the nearby shops! 
No BYO alcohol or drinks. Bar will be available (at bowling club prices!) all evening long! 
If you have any questions or queries, contact the Swan Rotaract Club at swan@rotaract.wa.org.au 
For inquiries, contact Swan Rotaract Club at swan@rotaract.wa.org.au. Don't miss this fun opportunity to support both your local community and the Animal Protection Society of WA!
200 Km bike ride, 12 & 13 October 2024, in support of Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
Our aim is to unite and celebrate to conquer cancer. Riders, friends, family and donors will all be welcome to join or support team “Rotary Riders”. Last year the event raised M$8.6

You can log in here to join or donate https://www.cancer200.org.au/fundraisers/rotaryriders 
Team Rotary Riders is managed by Booragoon Rotary, small but mighty.
The Rotary OpShop Collective is run by members from four Rotary Clubs- West Perth, Western Endeavour, Matilda Bay and Subiaco.
** We are putting the call out for Volunteers to help us.
The volunteers do not necessarily have to be a Rotarian.
We need help with sorting through the many donations of books and clothing and bric-a-brac and also .. if willing..take a turn on the Roster.
The OpShop Is in the basement carpark at Broadway Shopping Centre - Nedlands… Sunday mornings 07:30 - 12:00.
We are also looking for Stall holders.. come and sell your wares.. only $5 Bay.
Any further information can be obtained by phoning:
Wilma McBain. 0412 754 579


Is there hope for indigenous Alaskans?

For more than 2,000 years, the Yupik people have hunted and fished in the icy wilds of Alaska’s western coast, digging holes through the frozen sea to catch salmon and stickleback and communicating to one another in an ancient lexicon that includes dozens of ways to describe ice. Passed down from generation to generation, this linguistic adaptation has helped the Yupik to navigate safely as hunters, using specific terminology to describe the ice’s thickness and reliability. But with the advance of climate change, common Yupik words such as tagneghneq — used to describe dark, dense ice — are becoming obsolete as Alaska’s melting permafrost turns the once solid landscape into a mushy, sodden waste.
Working in tandem: Launceston couple bike riding for 'End Polio Now' campaign
As a follow up to their successful 3000km ride across the Nullarbor in 2022, Rotarians Joyce and Phil Ogden from the Rotary Club of South Launceston are about to ride a tandem bicycle from Adelaide to Sydney via Melbourne.
Joyce and Phil are in their seventies and hope that this 3000km ride will raise even more than the $38,000 they raised during their 2022 ride. They will leave Adelaide on Wednesday 3 April and arrive in Penrith NSW on Wednesday 29 May.

Here is a link to a video about the ride.
Read an article from the Launceston Examiner here
See Joyce and Phil's route here
The following request has been made for Rotary WA to pass this on to all Rotarians.  Please do not feel obliged to participate, it is absolutely up to you to participate if you would like to.
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