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 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 Please provide flyers in either jpg or jpeg format.
New items in this week's issue include:
  • Planning a satellite club?
  • RC Willetton Spring into Spring Artisan Market 10 September
  • Perth Rotary Luncheon - good-sport’ guest speakers Basil Zempalis & John Longley 15 September
  • The Long Run, Perth Rotary for Prostate Cancer 17 September
  • City Rotary Homeless? You are likely to die at 50 20 September
  • Combined clubs A Tree We Grew - Concert for Ukraine 5 October
  • RC Northbridge Quiz Night 6 October
  • Mind the Walk for Mental Health 22 October
  • TRF - Want to start a fundraiser for basic education and literacy?
  • September is Prostate Cancer Month. Looking for a speaker?
The newsletter is published each Friday except in unforeseen circumstances. 
We need some members to assist in planning and running an event scheduled for
1 December 2023. The date is to align with other Rotary DV Awareness events across Rotary Zone 8, including Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. 
If you can contribute some time and skills, please join us at a planning meeting on:
Friday 8th September 11am - 12noon
John McGrath Pavillion
97 Hensman St, South Perth
Contact Kay Durrant if you have any questions or to register your interest in attending and/or assisting.
durrant@wn.com.au or 0419 931 899
2023 BulldustNBack Trial 14 – 17 September 2023 Perth-Kojonup-Mt Barker-Pemberton-Collie-Perth www.bulldustnback.com.au
Australian Rotary Health, Australia’s leading  non-government funder of mental health research,  is looking for vehicles and teams to fundraise  for pre-teen mental health research.
Contact Jerry Pilcher or Warwick Smith:
We are looking for other teams and vehicles to promote Australian Rotary Health in Mill Point Rotary's coming BulldustNBack Trial over 14-17 September 2023. We are hoping to identify ARH teams as soon as possible, and well before the end of August. 
Do you want to know more about the Rotary Leadership Institute? Watch the video at the link for more information.
Scan the QR code above, click on the flyer or the link to register 
Entries close at the end of September
To read more about the competition:
Would you like to help families of sick children in the Goldfields?  
Scan the QR code above or click on the link to purchase a raffle ticket and win your share of $25,000
Raffle runs 6th August 2023 – 7th November 2023.
Spring Into Spring Artisan Market on Sunday September 10th
This event will feature a bonus one-day raffle of garden goodies donated by Bunnings and an Agility Dog Display.
And is supported by over 40 Stalls, including an expanded Food Court, entertainment, and activities.
Scan the QR code above or click here to purchase your tickets to Wine Tasting Sunday Arvo?
Perth Rotary Luncheon | Basil Zempilas & John Longley
Friday 15th Sept 2023
Our first ‘good-sport’ guest speakers for the Perth Rotary Sporting Season
September is a month of sporting celebration, and Perth Rotary’s good sports include the winning America’s Cup crewman John Longley, reminiscing on forty years since a West Australian Yacht bonded a nation.
At the same luncheon, Lord Mayor Bazil Zempilas, will momentarily discard his Chains of Office, to talk on the AFL Grand Final. As an ex-player for West Perth, plus, how much the America’s Cup win means for WA.
An early commencement of 11.30, 15th September, Parmelia Hilton, as the Mayor will speak at midday, before leaving for City business.”
Perth Parmelia Hilton 14 Mill Street Perth
Friday 15th September 2023
12:00 Noon START! 
$50.00 per person
(Bookings close Wednesday 13th Sept @ 5pm)
You must book via trybooking link, as it is essential we have exact attendance numbers in advance for the Hilton
Email here to order your tickets to the Wine Show
“The Long Walk – for Prostate Cancer.  Come and Join us!”
Perth Rotary Club invites all Rotarians to join with us in walking around the Bridges, Sunday 17 September to raise awareness and funds for the Prostrate Cancer Foundation. 
Donations can be made by clicking on the following link – https://bit.ly/PerthRotaryLongRun23 . 
We are meeting 9am adjacent to the Boat Shed Café Carpark.  We’ll set off around the bridges with a rest and revive stop at Elizabeth Quay. 
Bring your children; grandchildren; pets; friends – just come along and enjoy a beautiful Sunday morning walk.  Please wear your Rotary Colours/Shirts or blue & Yellow if possible. 
The average age of death for people who are homeless is 50 years, contrasting with the general Australian population median age of 81.7 years: a 30 year gap in the median age of death.
Why? Locally, nationally, and internationally there is a strong evidence-base confirming that health issues are a cause of homelessness and that deteriorating health is a major factor which keeps people trapped in long-term homelessness. This can become a revolving hospital door experienced by many people who are homeless and reducing their life expectancy. People who are homeless are also likely to have multiple morbidities at once – that is multiple symptoms or conditions of disease or illness.
Homeless Healthcare is the largest specialist homelessness primary care service in Australia, providing mobile street services, a drop-in clinic, services to people recently housed and a respite centre for people who have recently been discharged from hospital.
Dr Andrew Davies is at the coalface of caring for people who are homeless and sees first-hand the reasons for such a low life expectancy amongst people who are homeless.
He will shed light on this shocking problem in our community and how we can do better in helping people live longer.
20th September 7:00 - 8:30am
Freshwater Bay Room at the Hyatt
99 Adelaide Terrace
Click here to book your tickets
Profits from the Narrogin Flaming BBQ Festival will go primarily to assist with Mental Health.
Display car entry, click here or on the flyer above.
One Night Only! Don't miss A Tree We Grew - Concert for Ukraine on Thursday, 5 October at Hale School Theatre. This exceptional concert is a tribute to unity - a symphonic celebration of love and the heartfelt resilience of the human spirit. 
All funds raised in support of the Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
A showcase of some of WA's finest dancers, classical musicians, and performing artists, this event will feature renowned ballerina Claire Voss; the polished and powerful Roztiazhka Ukrainian Cossack Dancers; and the world premiere of an original 25-minute ballet "A Tree We Grew" choreographed by international guest artist and principal dancer Ivan Tarakanov.
"A Tree We Grew" the ballet, composed by Valery Niazov, tells a story of love, growth, resilience, and the interconnectedness of humanity. Audiences will transported by this original artistic work where classical arrangements blend seamlessly with the tapestry of folk traditions, as choir harmonies weave emotions, and dance becomes the movement of your imagination.
Join us as the Perth community unites for an event that will uplifts hearts and nurture hope.
When: 7:30pm ~ Thursday, 5th October 2023. Doors open 7:00 pm
Where: Hale School Theatre - Unwin Ave, Wembley Downs WA 6019
Tickets: $49.50 Standard, $39.00 Concession
Thank you to the generous collective support of: 
Hale School in allowing the use of their theatre; the WA and Ukrainian community; the WA Classical Ballet Teachers' Association; 
WA Classical Ballet; WA Ballet former dancers; Roztiazhka Ukrainian Cossack Dancers; WAAPA dance students;  Perth's dance community; and other skilled artists, dedicated musicians, sound and video engineers who have donated their time and expertise.
All proceeds raised from this concert are in support of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations' Ukraine Crisis Appeal. 
We gratefully welcome any donations to the appeal, donations over $2 are tax deductible.
If you want to exhibit your Lego creations – applications close at the end of this month for the adults. Applications for junior builders (younger than 16) will open in August.  The application link for adult builders is here. Then you need to get building.
Tickets are on sale, so if you want to pick your preferred time slot to attend – get in quick.  Here's the link
Tables of 8
Click here to buy your tickets to the Northbridge Quiz Night
Support Tony's fundraising for Cancer Research......click here to donate
RSVP by clicking here or on the flyer above by
10 October 23
Click on the QR code above to register for Mind the Walk
Click here to book or scan the QR code above
Click here to book or scan the QR code above
For more information about the Italian Car Day click here www.italiancarday.com.au
Together, we can empower communities and help support basic education and literacy and reduce gender disparity in education.
The Rotary Foundation supports education through scholarships, donations, and service projects around the world such as:
  • Opening schools: In Afghanistan, Rotary members opened a girls’ school to break the cycle of poverty and social imbalance.
  • Teaching adults to read: Rotary members in the United States partnered with ProLiteracy Detroit to recruit and train tutors. 
  • New teaching methods: The SOUNS program in South Africa, Puerto Rico and the United States supports educators to improve children's literacy.
  • Making schools healthy: Rotarians are providing clean, fresh water to every public school in Lebanon so students can focus on education
Death count climbs while survival improves
New data has revealed a 25 per cent increase in the number of deaths from prostate cancer in Australia since 2007, prompting calls for greater awareness of the disease. Data just released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates 25,487 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, an increase of around five per cent in just 12 months.......
Read more here and here.
Jeff Leach from Perth Rotary is available to speak on Prostate Cancer on 9385-3522 or jeff@jjleachgroup.com.au
Maui Wildfire Disaster 
D9685 has pulled together an appeal for the Maui Wildfires Disaster to provide funds for humanitarian programs to assist the people and communities affected by the catastrophic wildfires on Maui, Hawaii. They have done so by creating a RAWCS Project with the Rotary Club of Maui and it is open for donations now. It is quite a desperate situation. 
The worst wildfires in the US in more than a century have caused loss of life, left thousands in need of emergency shelter, and reduced towns to ash. 
Your donation to the Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund will support immediate wildfire relief and long-term recovery efforts in affected communities.
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will be working with Rotary Clubs within the regions to provide assistance to affected communities.
RAWCS has registered a Rotary Australia Relief Fund project to seek financial assistance, donations are tax deductible.
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