In this issue, you'll find 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 

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:
  • Good News item - RC Northbridge celebrates 40 years
  • Congraulations to our Community Group Leaders
  • Save the Date Changeover 14 June - Perth Rotary
      New in the RI section of the newsletter:
  • World Immunisation Week - Promote polio donations
The newsletter is published each Friday except in unforeseen circumstances.
The Rotary Club of Northbridge Celebrates 40th Birthday
After some weeks of planning current members and partners, past members and partners, and special guests gathered at Pappagallo Restaurant in Leederville to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the club. Nearly 60 people attended. The club was chartered on 17th April 1984.
We are delighted to announce that we now have appointed all our Rotary Community Leaders and congratulate and thank them for their service.  There are exciting new opportunities for all clubs as we move into the next phase of the Regionalisation Pilot Project, the important part is for clubs and members to engage with those opportunities.  
Please keep yourself informed by regularly visiting creatingtomorrowrotary.org 
Click the button below for the list of Rotary Community Groups and Rotary Community Leaders.
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!


An Invitation to a Domestic and Family Violence Webinar from DG Christine Owen D9685
I invite you and Rotarians in your District to join me for an Educational Webinar at 6pm-7.30pm AEST, Wednesday 1 May 2024 – the start of Domestic Violence month. The webinar, titled “Practical Ways to Stop Domestic + Family Violence in Your Community” is designed to assist clubs and Rotarians who are still wondering what they can realistically do during this Say NO to Domestic and Family Violence and YES to Respectful Relationships campaign and offer additional ideas to those who are well down the track.
The webinar is free and open to all Rotarians and Rotary Clubs across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Organised specifically for Rotary Clubs in conjunction with DV NSW, this event will be hosted by Rotarian, Sallianne McClelland. 
As D9685 District Governor I will be joined in a panel discussion by
  • Annabelle Daniel OAM (Founding CEO Women's Community Shelters, Chair DV NSW, Chair Coercive Control Implementation Taskforce)
  • Jess Hill (NSW Premier’s Woman of Excellence 2024, Journalist, Author and Educator on Coercive Control)
  • Dannielle Miller OAM (Educator, Freelance Writer, Best Selling Parenting Author and Director of Walk The Talk with Women's Community Shelters).
Extension for Registrations of the Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest
Registrations accepted until Close of Business Friday 26th April.
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.
Come along to the Mothers Day Fun Quiz
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.
This World Immunization Week, we’re grateful to Rotary Foundation supporters who help keep communities healthy. We know that vaccines work. Rotary members around the world use them to fight vaccine-preventable diseases such as malaria, COVID-19, HPV, and hepatitis. And we have been using them successfully for decades in our work to end polio.

Rotary and our partners have reduced the number of polio cases worldwide by more than 99.9% since 1988, with Rotary clubs and members everywhere amplifying their efforts to create a polio-free world, one initiative at a time. The future of polio eradication is surveillance to detect the virus, and wastewater-based epidemiology will be a key tool in those monitoring efforts. Before we can celebrate the end of polio, we must remain vigilant and continue our work to immunize up to 400 million children each year.

The success Rotary members have achieved in preventing and treating disease would not be possible without our partners — or without donors like you, Judy. During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, you can support these efforts by:
With your support, we can continue to keep communities healthy and strong by preventing and treating diseases. Together, let’s continue the fight against disease this World Immunization Week.
Working in tandem: Launceston couple bike riding for 'End Polio Now' campaign
As a follow up to their successful 3000km ride across the Nullarbor in 2022, Rotarians Joyce and Phil Ogden from the Rotary Club of South Launceston are about to ride a tandem bicycle from Adelaide to Sydney via Melbourne.
Joyce and Phil are in their seventies and hope that this 3000km ride will raise even more than the $38,000 they raised during their 2022 ride. They will leave Adelaide on Wednesday 3 April and arrive in Penrith NSW on Wednesday 29 May.

Here is a link to a video about the ride.
Read an article from the Launceston Examiner here
See Joyce and Phil's route here
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