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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 the District Governor's March newsletter, news and information about what's going on in the District, our Clubs and Rotary International. Please note the information about the Rotary Action Day on 13th April and register your interest.
 
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:
  • DG Ineke's March newsletter
  • Rotary Action Day 13 April - register for the International Dinner
  • Good News - Bikers Against Child Abuse
  • Willetton Artisan Market 10 March
  • Michael Sheldrick REQ and ROC 25 March
  • International Dinner RC Katanning 20 April
      In the RI section of the newsletter:
  • Clean water
  • Singapore Internstional Convention - book now before the next price rise
The newsletter is published each Friday except in unforeseen circumstances.
 
March 2024
Hello everyone,
 
Woops, a week late, 1st March came rushing up to meet us, so I do apologise this month’s newsletter is a week after the due date.
 
Thank you to all those who have done the right thing and registered for what is relevant and of interest to you, there is lots going on – Presidents Elect Training, District Assemblies, and the Rotary Community Groups Establishment Meetings. For those who have not yet registered, please check out this newsletter, the links are all there.
 
Coming up, we have our very exciting Rotary Action Day on 13th April. It is shaping up to be a terrific day with something for everyone and for many of you, we will see you at all the main events – Lift the Lid Walk, Delivering Hope, Public Image Toolbox and the International Dinner. Look elsewhere in this newsletter for registration details.
 
Thank you to PDG Jodie Sparkes, our District Rotary Foundation Chair and the committee for another informative and inspiring Grants Seminar. Over 80 people were there, networking and catching up with members from all over the state.
 
Last weekend was absolutely terrific – ‘Discover Rotary’ at the Hyde Park Festival was a new venture with a number of Rotary stalls for Youth, RAWCS, Wheelchairs for Kids, Australian Rotary Health (lots of interest at the brains’ table!), Homeless Hub, Shelterbox, Path of Hope. It was like a Rotary showcase with hundreds of people coming through. There were an estimated 60,000 people there over the two days.
 
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of North Perth for the opportunity at the Hyde Park Festival; we hope to see the same happening at other large events around Perth. Our new Rotary Western Australia marquee, teardrop flags and tablecloths made their debut and will be put to good use again before too long. Thank you to all who attended and set up, packed up and spent time on the stalls, you are very much appreciated.
 
This past month I’ve been to Katanning to meet with the Katanning & Kojonup clubs, to Collie to hear John Worsfold speak for the Rotary Club of Collie and to Bruce Rock to see the E-WA Club’s swimming event. There is a lot going on in our regions, congratulations to all our clubs making an impact.
 
I wish you all a rewarding weekend and look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Yours in Rotary Service
DG Ineke 
DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR
FUN, FELLOWSHIP AND FOOD
 
An evening of fun, fellowship and fabulous food (and wine).

Your ticket Includes antipasto, a 2-course international buffet and a variety of entertainment. Get a table together with friends from your club or other clubs in the district.

Cash bar available.

Dress: smart casual or get into the spirit of the evening by wearing international-themed dress.

The venue is accessible by elevator from the Guildford Road entrance.
 

DATE
Saturday 13 April 2024 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+08)

TICKETS
$55 per head. Click the link to secure your seat.
 

LOCATION
The RISE - Function Suite
28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands WA 6051
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Bikers Against Child Abuse, a worldwide organization spoke to Perth Rotary of their recent conference in the USA. ‘No child should live in fear’.
 
New team members President Elect Manu Gupta, President Linken Fragomeli and past President Ken Michael with Dutch, Bam Bam, Meta, Lotus and Bootz.
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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.
Book using the QR code above or click the link 
Click on the links below to register for these events.
 
Presidents Elect Training Seminar (training for presidents-elect only)
 
District Assemblies (for all interested club members)
When registering for District Assemblies, select the venue you wish to attend by clicking the assembly date on the calendar in TryBooking
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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
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Rotary Supporting My Home- Needs you.
 
The Nth Fremantle My Home project has 18 ladies in their new homes.
Some of our members are placing their energy into other things in Rotary.
Under the guidance of Kay Durrant - Project Manager and Wilma McBain the project continues. But we have vacancies in the following jobs.
 
Treasurer                     - Handles the money. Keeps us within Budget (position filled)
Communities Manager  - Requesting and co-ordinates the community groups
                                    and their donations in kind or money, but keeps a tight
                                    communication with them.
Fit Out Manager           - Co-ordinates and gains prices for the inventory or
                                    or donations in kind.
Media guru                  - handles the fun stuff.
 
Please contact Kay Durrant by phone on 0419 931 899 or email durrant@wn.com.au
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Find out more by clicking on the flyer above or here
All proceeds from this ride are donated to support mental health in the Blackwood region. The main beneficiaries are  Blackwood Youth Action and The Bridgetown Greenbushes Suicide Prevention Network
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Rotary Canning River proudly announces the launch of early bird registrations for our Rotary Walk for Lifeline and Rotary Projects for 10 March 2024 from McCallum Park Victoria Park, this event is our rallying point for championing mental health awareness.
 
Secure your spot early and be part of this impactful movement. Early Bird Registrations close on 31 January, so don’t miss the opportunity to walk at a discounted rate.  Visit our website www.rotarywalk.org.au to register or use the QR code on the flyer.
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To book, scan the QR code, click on the flyer or this link.
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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.
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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 24th March 2024
 
Any queries phone Judy Dinnison on 0403 173 040 or email judyrotary9455@gmail.com
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For more information or to book, visit agfr.org
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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.
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MICROSCOPES IN SCHOOLS Project
 
Since the inception of this project in 2010, there are some 26,000 magnifying microscopes in over 800 schools, mainly in WA, but also in schools in all states of Australia, along with schools in a number of Asian and Pacific Island countries.
 
With the return of school for 2024, and the vast number of Clubs in D. 9423 having sponsored sets of units to schools over the past 14 years, as the co-ordinator of the project, I have just over 1,000 units in stock. The cost of $15.00 per unit has been maintained since the first year of the project due to a helpful importer, however, it is now impossible to keep the cost reasonable post Covid. Hence, this is the last shipment which the RC Freshwater Bay will import so once gone, there won’t be any future microscopes.
 
I wholeheartedly thank the sponsoring Clubs for providing this resource for in the vicinity of 300,000 students annually to develop a love of the microscopic world through the lens of the magnifying microscopes in these schools.
 
Since Covid appeared, there has been significantly less activity with this project and I encourage Clubs who have made an investment in sets of microscopes to schools to check with their schools to ensure the units are all in sound working order and being used, not languishing in the back of a cupboard due to lack of information on them being passed onto new staff members.
 
There are new schools and a huge number of established schools who do not have microscopes. Students and teachers love them, so I encourage you whilst there’s a supply, to not miss out on providing this valuable resource to as many schools and students as possible.
 
Feedback from the most recent school to receive a set of units, Kambalda West District High, December, 2023 is “The students are using them as we speak. The microscopes are amazing. Can’t thank you enough.” Thank you, RC of Boulder, for sponsoring units to this school.
 
Please see www.microscopesinschools.com and contact me, Di Collins on 0432 538 075 or collinsd@bigpond.net.au with any queries, to find out which schools do / do not have units to place an order or on any other aspect of the project.
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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. 
 
This is your chance to have a blast, win prizes, and help make a difference! Secure your table now at https://events.humanitix.com/trivia-for-tails-2-a-quiz-night-for-the-animal-protection-society-of-wa
 
11th May 2024
6:00 - 9:00pm
Bassendean Bowling Club
 
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!
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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
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