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:
  • Good News - Clubs in different Districts in Zone 8 working together
  • RI News - Learn more about Polio
The newsletter is published each Friday except in unforeseen circumstances. 
Over the past twelve months the Rotary Club of North Perth and the Rotary Club of Wyndham Harbour in Victoria have been collaborating in providing a suitable charity outlet for clothing, for donation, that is new but have some slight blemishes to them.
The clothing comes from a Fashion company called Fashion Biz. Fashion Biz have offices and warehouses throughout Australia and also in New Zealand, Canada and USA. They donate these clothes as they are unsaleable to retail outlets.
Our club was contacted from a Rotarian at the Wyndham Harbour Club in Victoria to see if we could assist. We found a charity that would accept these clothes which was The Margaret Court Community Outreach Centre in Osborne Park.
Since we started our association with Wyndham Harbour Rotary Club some twelve months ago, we have collected 10 pallets worth of clothing. We arranged for pickup of three more pallets of these clothes by the Margaret Court Community Outreach Centre last week. 
They were very grateful for these and will be put to good use for the people that the Outreach Centre supports. A great result for two clubs working together in providing assistance to those in need in the community.

Zone 8 Rotary
Regionalisation Pilot Project

Did you receive your email from the
Regionalisation team last week?
Has your president organised a meeting so you can have a say in what clubs you will join in your Community Group?
Get ready to have your say and get involved!
All members, look out for information from your club president so you have a say in the pilot project.
Get your tickets here
42 women across Australia have been murdered in just 32 weeks of the year. Two WA women in the last week alone.
Let's walk to show others that we support victims of domestic violence, to create hope in their lives.  Walks have been organised which we can join:
Mandurah Silent Walk: Friday 24th November
Midland March that Matters: Thursday 30th November
Perth Silent Walk: Tuesday 5th December
We will soon email clubs with a link to register for the walk. 
Here is the link if you want to get in early to purchase your specially designed t-shirt (see pictures below).  These t-shirts will not be compulsory; wearing any Rotary shirt will show your support.  
We are people of action, let's do it!
Read more here about the ABC's story about the
WA family and domestic violence crisis.
Abuse and violence between intimate partners, and between family members, has profound impacts upon the victims, those who witness it, and also those who perpetrate it. 
There is a concerted effort at all levels in the Western Australian community to respond to this issue and many Rotary Clubs and individual Rotarians in Western Australia are contributing through projects that support service providers, and initiatives that directly support survivors. 
Many Clubs have expressed a desire to be more engaged.  The FDV Collective’s aim is to promote and strengthen Rotary’s responses through:
  • Raising awareness and promoting understanding within Rotary of FDV.
  • Linking like-minded Rotarians to improve synergies between projects and initiatives.
  • Advocating for and promoting new initiatives.
  • Collaborating with other Rotary initiatives in District 9423 that have an impact on FDV.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with the service sector to ensure that Rotary’s actions are appropriate and targeted to where they are needed most.
Join us at our interest meeting on 30th August from 7:00 - 8:30pm to strategise the way forward for Rotary Western Australia's Family and Domestic Violence Collective.
Contact:   Kay Durrant (Chair) 0419931899
No to Family & Domestic Violence t-shirt modelled by DG Ineke
Click here for Final Flyer and to book
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. 
Applications for the RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp in September are closing soon!
The RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp in September is fast approaching!
If you know someone who is 14-17 years of age who is
  • Wanting an opportunity to develop and challenge themselves
  • Looking to develop their self-esteem and confidence
  • Interested in developing skills including leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting and problem solving
  • Wanting to build a network of young people and to make new friends
  • Excited for a weekend of fun
Then we'd love to have them attend the RYPEN camp from 15th - 17th September 2023.
RYPEN depends on Rotary Clubs to sponsor participants, and the more participants we get the better the camp will be. We would love to welcome your applicant to the camp.
RYPEN is at its best when we have a balance of genders, ages, country and city participants, so please do consider who in your community can benefit from a RYPEN experience.  If your club sponsors an Interact club, this can be a great source of participants.
We've got an exciting and challenging program lined up for the weekend, so if you know of someone who would like to attend please get your applications as soon as possible.  
An application form is attached to this email.  Please send applications to rypen@rotarywa.au The camp costs $340 per attendee and your club will be invoiced later for the camp.
Applications close 23rd August 2023.  All applications MUST be received by the closing date.  There are a maximum of 45 places available on RYPEN, and they are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please don't hesitate to let us know.  You can email program chair Roy Philbin at rypen@rotarywa.au or call 0418 948 847.
Click here for the application form
Entries close at the end of September
To read more about the competition:
Link to the website
Link to the FB page
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.
Scan the QR code above or click here to purchase your tickets to Wine Tasting Sunday Arvo?
Profits from the Narrogin Flaming BBQ Festival will go primarily to assist with Mental Health.
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
Support Tony's fundraising for Cancer Research......click here to donate
Click here to book or scan the QR code above
Click here to book or scan the QR code above

What is polio?

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.

Our goal

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
By the numbers
  • $3 average cost to fully protect a child against polio
  • 430 million children in total vaccinated in 39 countries in 2017
  • $100  million cost to conduct polio surveillance worldwide
Register here if you are interested in helping out at Daffodil Day 2023.
Friday 25th August and Saturday 26th August 2023.
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