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 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:
  • Rotary Action Day 13 April - Lift the Lid Walk registrations now open
  • EOI for Rotary 4-Way Speech contest Adjudicators
  • Trivia for Tales Quiz Night 11 May - Swan Rotaract
  • RYPEN is coming up
      In the RI section of the newsletter:
  • Rotary Youth Exchange: key to global citizenship
The newsletter is published each Friday except in unforeseen circumstances.
13 APRIL 2024
Click on the flyer above or the link to find out more and register.
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
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!
Find out more by clicking on the flyer above or here
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
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
Path of Hope is helping people break the cycle of Family and Domestic Violence.
Rotary Clubs are supporting The Salvation Army’s services that provide safety and empowerment to people escaping Family and Domestic Violence (FDV).
Our Path of Hope Fashion Show raises awareness in our local communities. Please help us by adding the Hyde Park Festival to your Rotary Club’s calendar, too! We would love to have your support.
Our Rotary organisers are also looking for Rotarians to model. Get in touch with us (contact details in the Read More Here! section) if you can help or are attending in the audience!
Over the past 35 years The Rotary Club of North Perth has organised and run the Hyde Park Festival. This is a family event with activities and entertainment provided to be enjoyed by all age groups. Entry is free to the Park. The festival covers the whole park and runs over the Sunday and the Monday of the Labour Day Weekend.
At our next Festival there has been an area set aside for our Rotary District to display the projects that Rotary does in our district and around the world. The area set aside is between the two lakes and will be signposted as “Discover Rotary”.  The public will be able to see first-hand at what Rotary does in Western Australia and around the world. The Rotary projects on display will be manned by Rotarians throughout the two days of the festival.
The following Rotary Projects will be at the Festival. These are Wheel Chairs for Kids, Rotary WA, Shelter Box, Australian Rotary Health, RAWCS (Includes My Homes), Path of Hope, Rotary WA Youth Projects, Rotary Homeless Projects.
The Festival will be a good opportunity to highlight to the public of what Rotary does.
Get your Rotary Means Business tickets here: https://events.humanitix.com/rmbwaah
Our Theatre Night Fundraiser for 2024
is happening soon!
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three local ladies, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.
'Exit Laughing' is the Old Mill Theatre's first comedy season for 2024.  Written by Paul Elliott and directed by seasoned local director Dale James, the Rotary Club of Northbridge will be holding one special fundraiser night for club members, friends, family and club friends. Come along and enjoy a local live performance in this historic heritage listed theatre in South Perth on Wednesday 6th March 2024.  Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased through this link, which will take you directly to our RCON page:  
The proceeds of this event will benefit charitable causes supported by the Rotary Club of Northbridge in our local area.
Please direct any queries to Joy Northover (0411 424 666)
We hold the Rotary Club of Cockburn FUN QUIZ on the first  Thursday of each month. Arrive at 6pm to have a meal, register for the Quiz. The Quiz starts at 7 and it is all wrapped up by 9pm. Great prizes and raffles, but most importantly great fun is had by all. 
It is held at the Cockburn Bowling and Recreational Centre, 
40 Birchley Rd, Yangebup, WA 6164.
Register via SMS 0407 689 131
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
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.
To book, scan the QR code, click on the flyer or this 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 24th 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.
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.
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
Rotary Youth Exchange:
key to global citizenship
By Marie Tornquist, former Rotary Youth Exchange student from Minnesota, USA, to Brazil
On the first day of my Rotary Youth Exchange orientation in a Minneapolis suburb, I remember being confused about the nationality of my country officer. She kept referring to herself as Brazilian, saying things like, “In Brazil we eat a lot of rice and beans,” and, “We (Brazilians) are very open people.” She also referred to her Brazilian host families as “my brother, Eduardo,” “my nieces and nephews,” etc. I wondered if she had somehow been placed with a host family that was a distant relative.
After a while I realized that ever since her exchange, she has continued to identify with the Brazilian culture while at the same time living in the U.S. and maintaining her identity as an American.
Rotary International Convention 2024
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