Issue 21 of 2017-2018: 26 November 2017 
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Dates to plan for or keep open 
  • 31 December 2017 Last day for 'early bird' 9465 Conference registrations
  • 14-20 January 2018 International Assembly, San Diego, California, USA
  • 23 February 2018 The inaugural Wear a Rotary Shirt Day (see full details below.) NEW
  • 16 March 2018 district officers training
  • 16-18 March 2018 District 9465 Conference at Margaret River. 
  • 14-15 April 2018 president elect training seminar
  • 28-29 April 2018 club officer training (Goldfields) - includes Foundation grants management and governance seminars
  • 6 May 2018 club officer training (Metropolitan) - includes Foundation grants management and governance seminars
  • 20 May 2018 club officer training (Collie) - includes Foundation grants management and governance seminars
  • 24-27 June 2018 Rotary International Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
District 9465 2018 Conference - Margaret River 16 - 18 March 2018
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The Margaret River 2018 District Conference Committee has opened My Booking Manager for ‘Early Bird’ registrations which incorporates are small financial saving if payment occurs prior to 31 December 2017. Bookings are available now at: 
Any other enquiries should be sent to
One of our Friends of Rotary, a former Club member has offered Conference bookings at a discount; a flyer is attached.
For those interested in making a mini holiday of conference and the Leeuwin, the Leeuwin Concert this year will feature Jackson Brown.
November 2017 is Rotary Foundation Month
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International turns 100.
 In 2017, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating. Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. The Foundation is also a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Rotary Foundation helps fund Rotary’s humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Rotary Clubs and Districts can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotary Clubs, Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions.
History of the Foundation
It started at the 1917 Rotary convention, (then called the International Association of Rotary clubs), when outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” This was twelve years after the founding of Rotary in 1905. In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International. Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world” planted the seed of The Rotary Foundation in 1917. Thanks to his vision and staunch advocacy, and the extraordinary generosity of Rotary members worldwide, that fund has become one of the world’s leading humanitarian foundations.
” We should not live for ourselves alone, but for the joy in doing good for others.”
– Arch Klumph, founder of The Rotary Foundation
 “The Rotary Foundation is the most visible expression of Rotarian generosity – a generosity that not only brings benefits but also brings help and cooperation to solve the problems that affect mankind.”
– Paulo V. Costa, 1995-96 Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair in a speech to the 1996 convention
From its first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Foundation has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion. In 1929, the Foundation made its first gift of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.
When Rotary founder Paul Harris died in 1947, contributions began pouring in to Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.
Evolution of Foundation Programs
1947         The Foundation established its first program, Fellowships for Advance  Study, later known as Ambassadorial Scholarships.
1965-66:  Three programs were launched: Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants.
1978:        Rotary introduced the Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants. The first 3-H Grant funded a project to immunize 6 million Philippine children against polio.
1985:        The PolioPlus program was launched to eradicate polio worldwide.
1987-88:  The first peace forums were held, leading to Rotary Peace Fellowships.
2013:        New district, global, and packaged grants enable Rotarians around the world to respond to the world’s greatest needs.
Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.
The Foundation is managed by  The Board of Trustees  which manages the business of the Foundation, led by the trustee chair. The Rotary International president-elect nominates the trustees, who are elected by the Rotary International Board of Directors. The trustee chair serves for one year and trustees serve for four years.
The centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record with the world. 
Some notable legacies
“In 1944, Paul Harris created a charitable trust, which stipulated that the income would accrue to him during his lifetime and to his wife, Jean, after he died. Upon her death, the balance of the trust would go to The Rotary Foundation. Jean died in 1964, and the Trustees accepted the bequest and honoured Harris' request that the money be used to educate underprivileged children.”
Others have designated that their gift be used to support a favourite Rotary Foundation program in the name of a loved one. Sir Angus Mitchell, the first Australian to become president of Rotary (1948-49), helped launch this tradition in 1949, when he established a scholarship for an Australian student in honour of his wife, to be known as the Teenie Robertson Mitchell Memorial Fellowship. Thus began a long tradition that continues to this day “.  There are many others through the world that have made similar gifts.  Reference Chapter 11, "It's Not Just About the Money": "Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation's First 100 Years."
World Charity Ranking
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation. Note all top three charities were awarded 100 points each, but as they were listed in alphabetical order the Foundation was listed as third.
The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention, water and sanitation, and maternal and child health. The ranking also recognized Rotary’s role in the effort to eradicate polio. 
The Foundation ranked No. 5 on CNBC’s list in 2015.
The award honours organisations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honourees.


From the District and Clubs, District 9465:
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UWA Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Library Open Day
Saturday 9th December 1pm-4pm

UWA invites Rotary members from D9465 and D9455 to the UWA Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Open Day, celebrating the refurbishment of our Library on the UWA Health Campus next to the Oral Health Centre and QEII precinct.

This is an event for the whole Faculty (not just the Medical School). UWA understands that Rotary members have a wide interest in health, so they hope that everyone will enjoy discovering the new facility and chatting with the students and staff about health education and research today.



Rotary Jacaranda Festival
Applecross Rotary’s flagship event, the Rotary Jacaranda Festival, is returning on Saturday 25 November 2017. This major community event is bigger than ever in 2017, with more than 145 stalls, two stages jam packed with entertainment, kids’ activities and a gourmet food zone. It’s the perfect way to kick start your Christmas shopping while supporting both local businesses AND the good work Rotary does in the community. For more information click here.
The Inaugural Cystic Fibrosis Fun Golf Day
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Friday 1 December 2017. See the Flyer here.
The Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay would like to invite all golfers in the south west area to our inaugural FUNDS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS golf day
This is open to both men and woman and is Ambrose event, played in teams of four. It promises to be a fun event, with the emphasis on raising funds for this debilitating disease which effects one in twenty five and severely limits the sufferer’s life span.
There will be a number of fun opportunities on course -
  • Beat the pro
  • Borrow the pro
  • Chip the ball into a circle
  • Buy a ‘Mulligan’ (free shot)
  • Lob a grenade (throw the ball – nearest to the pin)
  • Longest putt
  • Longest drive
  • Team prize
  • Hole in One
  • Piece of string (buy a 2 meter piece of string and move the ball to a better lie; cut that length off the string and use what’s left.)
All of the above can be purchased for $2 each on the day of the game.
Team Prizes for the event are
1st prize -  $400 worth of golf equipment from the pro shop for the team.
2nd prize - $200 dinner voucher at the Equinox for the team.
3rd prize - wine to the value of $120 for the team.
Many other prizes on the day
Included in the day - lunch delivered to you on course and a sausage sizzle at the presentation.
Numbers limited to 120, so pre-registration is essential. You can register ‘on-line’ at the Busselton Golf Club. Payments to the Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe
BSB 306005 account 4184842.
Cost $50 per player or $200 per team of four and can be paid on the day
Registration is essential. If you don’t have a team you can register as an individual and we will allocate you to a team.
Rotaract WA Star Wars The Last Jedi Movie Fundraiser
When: Saturday 16 December 2017, 6:15pm
Where: Reading Cinemas, Belmont, Knutsford Ave & Fulham St Belmont
Cost: $15 per ticket
What for: to raise funds to support Rotaract District 9210's 50/50 project. To celebrate Rotaract's 50th anniversary they have chosen 50 local communities to be positively impacted by water and sanitation programs.
Handicamp: A week full of fun and challenges and a lifetime of experiences.
14 - 20 January 2018
Handicamp is a week long live in camp for 18 to 35 year old people with disability, who are teamed with a “buddy” for a week of fun and adventure. The camp is based on double participation and reward, run by a volunteer Rotary committee and nursing support. 
Handicamp’s purpose is for growth through new experiences and to develop greater understanding of others needs and challenges.
The week is full of activities designed to foster camaraderies and also challenge. Some of the activities include archery, abseiling, water sports, bingo, karaoke, ten-pin bowling and visits to the Zoo and Adventure World.
All participants are sponsored by a Rotary club for their accommodation, meals and activities.
For more information email: or call Jodie on 0412 329 859
The inaugural Wear a Rotary Shirt Day will be held on 23 February 2018.  The purpose of the day is a no cost marketing activity to create more awareness of Rotary. Each Rotarian is asked to wear a Rotary shirt all day to create conversation and get people to ask What is Rotary?
This is an initiative from our District that is now Australia wide and possibly world wide in the future.
1.2 million trees before Earth Day on 22 April 2018
Our very own RI President Ian Riseley and partner Juliet, have asked all clubs to assist their goal of planting one tree for every Rotarian - 1.2 million before Earth Day on April 22, 2018. See the brochure here for further details.
Can this be your club's way to show the world you're Making a Difference?? 
NEPAL TREK Annapurna 2018
Join ShelterBox Nepal Trek between 3-16 September 2018 and help ensure no family goes without shelter following a disaster or humanitarian crisis. See the flyer here! 
  • Help ShelterBox rebuild communities after disaster strikes
  • Experience the majesty and mysticism of the Himalayas
  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of Nepal’s Annapurna region
  • Discover bustling Kathmandu, the beating heart of Nepal
Get more information and register:
Tel: 1300 905 188
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Issue 21 of 2017-2018: 26 November 2017