This email has been generated just for you as a Rotary member or someone who has an interest in Rotary in Western Australia.
In this issue, you'll find news and information about what's going on in the District, our Clubs and Rotary International.
If you and members of your club would like to share in 12 bottles of fabulous international wine to share at the Rotary Action Day International Dinner, register before the end of March and/or be the club with the most members attending.
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 

Please provide flyers in either png, jpg or jpeg format.  Flyers sent as PDFs unfortunately lose resolution when converted for inclusion in the newsletter.
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 - Register NOW! Register NOW to win 12 bottles of wine
  • Good News item - RWADE - RC Greater Geraldton & Batavia Coast
  • Catalpa Adventure Festival 31 March & 1 April - RC Rockingham
  • Fun Quiz 4 April - RC Cockburn
  • Rotary Means Business - The Business of Philanthropy 9 April
  • 4 Way Test Speech Contest Year 6 & Year 10 information
  • Backpacks & Socks for the Homeless - winter drive - RC Karrinyup
      In the RI section of the newsletter:
  • Two great Water & Sanitation RAWCS projects supported by local clubs - Cambodia Family Support and Timor Leste (East)
  • Singapore International Convention - book now before the next price rise on 31 March
The newsletter is published each Friday except in unforeseen circumstances.
Click the link or the flyer above to secure your place at any of the events.

The RISE - Function Suite
28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands WA 

How good would it be to have some fabulous International Wines like these to accompany your scrumptious International Dinner at Rotary WA Action Day!!
12 fabulous wines are on offer:
1. Book in before the end of March and be in the draw for 4 bottles of wine.
2. Rotary Club with most bookings at the Dinner will have 8 bottles of wine to share.
In the event of a draw, the winner will be drawn from a hat by DG Ineke.
Wine winners will be announced early at the International Dinner.
Click here to register for the International Dinner
RWADE Geraldton 2024
An enormous “THANK YOU” for your involvement, help and enthusiastic support on Thursday 7th & Friday 8th March for our 18th Rotary WA Driver Education program attended by nine Midwest Schools, Years 10 – 11.
RWADE has certainly been a rewarding program for so many of us having had the pleasure of being involved.  We have witnessed many changes over the years and I would hope that we have saved lives and made a difference to those young people who attended this program.
A big welcome to our new friends of Rotary, Renette Ashworth Preece, Gloria Thompson, Chris & Celia Lee, Liam Doig and Jennifer Wedgwood thank you, your involvement makes an enormous difference and certainly adds to the smooth running of the day.
To our wonderful team you are all amazing!!  WA Police/ George Tilbury & Lyndsay Daw, Hazards and Risks, Tony Keeping  / DFES Geraldton Fire Station along with his team assisting us with the  setup of the Marquee etc. with Russell McKinnon. Fiona Galvin/St John WA,  Crash Survivor Danny Harrison and his carer Ghariba Lummert,   My Wheels, Khianah Forth for stepping in last minute with the help of Grant Woodhams and day two Rachael Gardener from Drennan O’Malley Motors, Stopping Distances -  Noelene Ainslie/Desert to Coast Training & Assessing, Zane, Annie and Shane from QUBE Bulk Midwest and our Road Train. To Margaret Pike, Dee & Merrilyn / Inner Wheel for spoiling us with morning teas each day.
On Thursday we were joined by our generous Geraldton Community Bank sponsors Kate York and Murilo Suzuki and on Friday Mayor Jerry Clune from the City of Greater Geraldton joining us for morning tea in the celebration of Bob Symington’s Birthday, we thank them immensely for their generous ongoing support and community funding enabling our work to continue.
On behalf of the Rotary Clubs of Batavia Coast and Greater Geraldton
Click here and here to read more on Facebook
The Catalpa Adventure Festival returns in 2024!
Join us for a two-day festival in Rockingham
Extraordinary fun had at every quiz with prizes, raffles and enjoyment
being the vibe.
Get your tickets here:  https://events.humanitix.com/rmbwach    
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.
If you have any queries or would like to lodge an expression of interest, contact Rui Fernandes at 4wtsc@rotarywa.au or phone on 0419 096 812
Find out more by clicking on the flyer above or here
Find the application form here
Michael Sheldrick
How to accelerate real-world, social impact by driving systemic policy change
International social justice campaigner, Michael Sheldrick influenced world leaders and won the support of Bill Gates and the Australian Government to raise over $120 million for Global Poverty Project's campaign to fight the disease Polio.
He has social impact campaigns that have helped secure more than US$40 billion for local and regional organizations providing access to lifesaving medical treatment, sanitation, education, equity and empowerment, and climate residency efforts. Amongst other awards, One World received the Guinness World Record for most money raised for charity by a remote music festival.
He was named a finalist for 2017 Young Commonwealth Person of the Year and is also a board member of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, and is on the Leadership Council of aable, a financial technology company that connects compassionate investors to underbanked people across the world.
Join Rotary of Elizabeth Quay and Rotary of Crawley for an evening of inspiration and social networking with like-minded socially conscious individuals. Finger food included, with drinks available for purchase at the bar.
25th March 2024 5:30 - 7:30pm
Shoe Bar, Yagan Square
Book using the QR code above or click the link 
Featuring Musical Group NAK (Nick Melidonis, Anne Rowe, Keith McDonald)
All proceeds to support Rotary’s ‘End Polio’ campaign.

Sunday afternoon March 24th, 2024, 2 - 4.30 pm
Midland Performing Arts Centre,
276 Great Eastern Hwy, (entrance off Cale Street)

Doors open 1.30 pm, concert starts promptly at 2.00 pm, limited seating.
Concert tickets $25, Afternoon tea provided.
A soulful Sunday session of great love and good times with songs from when lyrics and music captured your heart.
Songs featured will include compositions by Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson, Mamas and the Papas, Peter, Paul and Mary, Etta James, Richard Thompson, and many others.
Nick, Anne, and Keith have been making music for over 5 decades and performed numerous fund- raising concerts for many worthy organisations over the years including Royal Flying Doctor Service, St John’s Ambulance, Fremantle Street Doctors, Alisama Orphanage and Franciscans of the Cross.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL has raised millions of dollars with its ‘END POLIO’ campaign to help eradicate polio for ever, and the work is ongoing. Our singer, Anne Rowe has lived with polio from the age of two so please come along and help Swan Rotary and NAK in their quest to make a meaningful contribution in the battle against polio. As seating is limited in the theatre, please book through EVENTBRITE to secure your seat.
Click here to buy your tickets.
Add some colour to your Spring garden and support the
RAWCS Wanneroo Bushfire Project
Tulips with a Difference catalogue here
How to order here
Order form here
Orders close 29th March 2024
Any queries phone Judy Dinnison on 0403 173 040 or email judyrotary9455@gmail.com
For more information or to book, visit agfr.org
Book Now for the Rotary Club of
Mt Lawley Quiz Night 2024…
The Rotary Club of Mt Lawley's Annual Quiz Night is back on Friday 19th April! Come and help us raise funds to support the RSPCA and other community projects. Tables of 8 are available for $160 per table. Join us for your chance to win a great collection of prizes, including exclusive jewellery from Matusik Diamond Jewellers in Mt Lawley.
There will be 8 rounds that test your knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, table quizzes and other fun games. Bring gold coins on the night for a range of fun games and there are some terrific prizes to win!
Book today here
We are also looking for prize donations, so if you have something you can offer, please contact Chetan Hegde at chetan@mckenzieschemist.com.au.
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!
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
Donate to assist Cambodia Family Support by clicking here or contacting Helen Keane at RC of Perth - vandhkeane@gmail.com
Read more about CFS here
October project report here
RAWCS Project Details - click here
Rotary International Convention 2024
1st April, the registration fee will go up another $100US, so time to register by the 31st March)
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