In this issue, you'll find DG Ineke's May newsletter, news and information about what's going on in the District, our Clubs and Rotary International
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:
  • DG Ineke's May newsletter
  • Good News item - RYE students visiting Parliament House
  • 5 things you don't know about Shelterbox 12 June RC Attadale
  • Treemission - tree planting 20 & 21 July
  • Vale Rod Slater
      New in the RI section of the newsletter:
  • Rotary International May theme - Youth
The newsletter is published each Friday except in unforeseen circumstances.
May 2024
Hello everyone,
The dawn of our Rotary Action Day was clear and bright, the weather was perfect with blue skies, although we were worried as there was heavy rain the day before, but the sun shone for us all on 13th April.
We had over 120 people participate in the Lift the Lid Walk, including non-Rotarians and Rotarians from as far away as Kalgoorlie and Pinjarra.  The relaxed chatter and smiling faces on their return showed the Walk achieved its object, to give people the opportunity to meet new friends and give them a great start to the day both mentally and physically.
There were interactive stalls for Rotary projects for us all to see, and members of the public were also interested to see what Rotary is and what we do in the service of others.
Just over 80 people attended the Public Image Seminar where we heard from experts how to improve our ‘elevator speech’ and advice on how we can market what we do in Rotary through social media.  We gained a few new ideas on photography and how to use our smartphones more effectively and also tips on how to make our websites more attractive and efficient.
In the evening the dinner had an atmosphere of celebration and international flavour.  The 150 guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, which started with a lone piper, in a room decorated with international flags and table decorations. We were entertained by classical guitarist Federico Chianucci and later in the evening the Rotary Youth Exchange students joined me to sing ‘Light a Candle for Peace’.
In between events, participants were able to enjoy the local fare for lunch and pre-dinner drinks with discount vouchers from some of local businesses – Volare, Rifos, Seasonal Brewing Co. and Lyric Lane – sourced by members of the Maylands Rotary Club due to their positive connections with their local community.  IGA Maylands also generously provided 150 delicious muffins for our morning tea.
We are very happy to announce we raised about $4,000 for Australian Rotary Health and over $3,000 for the Rotary Foundation with the Silent Auction and Raffle.  Who knows how much we boosted everyone’s mental health that day, the atmosphere at every turn was positive and inspiring.
This day’s events took quite a bit of planning since we had to change our original plans for the Expo in Forrest Place.  Our team on the Committee are all people who have multiple roles in Rotary at their clubs, District and the Regionalisation Pilot Program.
I want to express my appreciation to the Committee on your behalf for making this day such a great success:
            Dee Buckland
            Phillip Cooper
            Alison Dalziel
            Judy Dinnison
            Veronica Lawrance
            Geoff Oliver
            Jerry Pilcher
            Warwick Smith
            Jodie Sparks
            Kenn Williams
Thank you to everyone for your generosity both in financial donations as well as the Silent Auction and Raffle prizes, and we all enjoyed Pushpa’s curry puffs., Thank you so much.
The many people who helped to set up and pack up for each event are highly appreciated. Your work and ‘can-do’ attitude helped make the day a success, thank you.
Click on the logo below to see some of our photos from the Rotary Action Day.
We are now getting closer to the end of this Rotary year, and I hope you are all making an effort to attend one of the District Assemblies where you will hear some of the new initiatives coming in for the next Rotary year to help grow Rotary and strengthen your clubs.
This month there are almost 80 of us going to the International Convention in Singapore, the highest number from a District in our Zone (including Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands).  We have arranged for WA Rotarians to meet for dinner at Lau Pa Sat on Tuesday 28th May. Everyone is welcome.  We are in for a great time in Singapore. See you there!
Yours in Rotary service,
DG Ineke Oliver
Hon. Alana Clohesy MLC, District Governor Ineke Oliver, Consuls and Rotary Youth Exchange students at the recent reception held at Parliament House.
Come along, and share in a night of Reflection, Appreciation and Celebration for the wonderful work of Mike Greenslade and his amazing team of Responders. They work tirelessly for those made homeless due to Natural Disaster and Conflict.  These events greatly impacted over 325,000 people in the past year.

Hear how Rotarians worldwide work closely with ShelterBox in disaster-affected areas to lessen the burden on their lives.

Join us at the Rotary Club of Attadale Dinner Meeting on Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Royal Fremantle Golf Club, Leach Highway, Fremantle.

The Main Course will be an alternate drop.
Please advise if you have any Medical Dietary requirements

Limited spaces, so don’t miss out.  

Further enquiries to:  helen.carwardine123@gmail.com
Treemission is a Rotary tree planting program that has goals of informing Rotarians about what is happening in the environment, what they can do about it and deliver tree planting activities.
2024 Treemission tree planting event
This is the project and location:
Exciting times ahead in 2024 for treemission as we move to support restoration work on the Wungong River near Armadale. The State government has provided significant funding to ensure the Wungong River becomes a healthy river corridor for local wildlife, and for us to enjoy into the future.

Treemission has linked again with SERCUL this time to rehabilitate the river course. Matt Barbour, with SERCUL, will lead us for two days in July (20th and 21st) to plant a target of 3,000 plants per day (at least).
Each day starts at 0900hrs with a briefing, then morning tea at 1000hrs and a sausage sizzle at 1230.

Matt will provide planting equipment and plants (but I suggest you bring your favourite gloves and trowel), and Treemission and our Rotarians will cater for morning tea and a sausage sizzle.

You will need to bring personal items such as sunscreen, hats, boots, water and any other items you might think you will need including a chair? There are toilets located nearby at the shopping centre.
Approximate location of planting is shown on the map below.
Contact: Alan Briggs (alanbriggsnhc@dodo.com.au/Mob: 0429914051) or Annabel Illingworth (annabel.illingworth@bigpond.com)
Rod Slater passed suddenly on 23 April 2024, aged 81.
Rod was a long-time member of Rotary and was renowned for his support of the ideals of Rotary service in all respects. At the time of his passing, he was a valued member of the Heirisson Rotary Club. He was an extremely generous supporter and benefactor of the Club's projects, and until recently, an active participant in the Club's meetings, which he enlivened with his unique sense of humour.
He will be greatly missed by all members. Our sympathy and thoughts are with his family and friends.
Those pesky scammers are at it again, I have been contacted a few times recently by Rotarians who have received emails requesting they purchase gift cards on my behalf and they will be reimbursed.  Don’t do it!
Any emails you receive from me will be from either dg@rotarwa.au or inekeoliver@gmail.com
If you receive any request supposedly from me to spend money, please contact me by phone to confirm.  It is highly unlikely any such request would be made but it is easy to phone me to check - 0408 772 100.  If I don’t answer the phone, please leave a message, I don’t usually answer unknown phone numbers, due to the number of scam calls, ironic isn't it?
From your real DG Ineke Oliver!
Shhhh  .... dust off your gowns and dinner suits; locate the secret entrance to our Perth Rotary Speakeasy Bar & Changeover Event
...... Get ready for an entertaining evening of cocktails; dancing and elegant dining.  Check the invitation carefully and plan accordingly as we go back in time to the "Prohibition Era" of hidden bars at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel.   
More details to come..... 
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!
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
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 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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