Issue 5 of 2017-2018: 30 July 2017
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Dates to plan for or keep open 
  • 6 August 2017 Network ’18 Membership and club building seminars - see under From Clubs and Committees below.  
  • 19 August 2017(Saturday) Rotary Ladies Seminar - See item under From Clubs and Committees below.
  • 31 December 2017 Last day for 'early bird' 9465 Conference registrations
  • 14-20 January 2018 International Assembly, San Diego, California, USA
  • 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
(Click on the picture for video)
Good news
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
Rotary project partner ShelterBox has responded to a request from a therapy group helping young people and adults traumatised by the Grenfell Tower fire.

It has provided all-weather cover for a range of outdoor activities and counselling sessions designed to help this damaged community recover.

Kids on the Green is a collective of trained therapists who have set up a calm space for local children, teens and families affected by the Grenfell fire.

Supported entirely by local businesses and community donations, all the facilities are provided free, including food and drink, arts and crafts, games, children’s entertainment and alternative therapies, including massage.

ShelterBox supporter Juliet Emerson asked whether the Cornish charity could help Kids on the Green with some tents or gazebos, as all their activities are out in the open at Norland Open Space, near the Edward Woods Community Centre and estate.


“Providing shelter for people who’ve suffered disaster is exactly
what we do, and it is rare we are called to respond
in our own country.”

1.2 million 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?? 
The Improved Rotary Club Central
With the new Rotary year comes the all new Rotary Club Central. The refreshed RCC is the perfect way to set club goals, motivate members and record achievements. President Ian has asked all clubs to record their service hours and contributions to allow RI to have a stronger understanding of how much we are making a difference at club, district and global level. Watch the video here and login today. 
Note: Click on underlined hyperlinks for .pdf flyer or further information
Travel with a purpose … Hop On – Hop Off and join with the Muster for Mental Health; a mental health fundraising and awareness initiative of Australian Rotary Health starting July 2017, with a drive from Perth to Adelaide from 12 October to 7 November 2017. Join our journey around Australia while on the road for mental health.
Everything you need to know can be found in the invitation and at
Network ’18 Membership and Club Building Seminars 
District Governor Bruce and District Rotaract Representative Samantha invite all Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 9465 to our premier District 9465 Network '18 membership and club building seminars on Sunday 6 August 2017.
Network '18 is being held early in the 2017-18 year to support clubs in recruitment, club building and development initiatives.
The Network '18 initiative will build a stronger club network by 2018.
Where will the Network'18 seminars be held?
The seminars will be held in seven locations to provide members with an event convenient to where they live: 
  • Bunbury
  • Busselton
  • Esperance
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Mount Barker
  • Perth
  • Wagin
To find out more and book your seat, please go to or call Membership Director Kero O’Shea on 0408 802 490
Take part in Kalgoorlie Boulders largest community car rally on Sunday 13 August 2017 and help raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Prizes will be up for grabs for teams that score the most points. There will also be prizes for best fancy dress and the best decorated car, as well as for the team that raises the most money. Scavengers will enjoy free food and entertainment when they return to the RFDS base at the end of the event. 
Further information see the flyer or visit
Rotary WA 47th Ladies Seminar and Luncheon - Saturday 19 August 2017 (NEW INFORMATION)
Plans are well in hand for the launch of our event. The Rotary theme for the next Rotary year is:
This will be our theme for the day. We conducted a survey on subjects ladies would like to hear about and following this we have invited interesting and inspirational speakers who are MAKING A DIFFERENCE in the areas of Health Research, Education, Women in Sport and Perth women who have made a difference.
There will be "Retail therapy" on hand! Perth Upmarket is Perth's premier market for original and handcrafted wares.  A hand-selected group of its most popular brands will be hosting stalls prior to the day’s proceedings and during the breaks.
Celebrated West Australian fashion Designer Liz Davenport has agreed to present a special Fashion Show, organised specifically for us.  Garments will also be available for purchase on the day and the Hyatt Hotel is organising a delicious luncheon, including wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Bring your friends, relatives, colleagues – men welcome– it promises to be a fabulous day of “Making a Difference”. Tables of ten will be available. Individual seat bookings are also welcome. 
Bookings will be through Try Booking from 1 May. If you are planning to book a table of ten, gather names as you will need them to make a table booking. Individual bookings will also be available. If you or your friends require further details please send your name and email details to and you will receive updates as they become available.
Your Rotary Club is invited to make a difference at NATIONAL STROKE WEEK 4-10 September 2017
National Stroke Week is the Stroke Foundation’s annual awareness campaign. This year with the help of Medtronic International, the Stroke Foundation is focusing on delivering a grass roots campaign in regional and rural communities.
Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. It is one of the leading causes or adult disability in Australia. More than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
Over 4.1 million Australians suffer from high blood pressure, a key risk factor for stroke. The lower your blood pressure, the lower your risk of stroke. Bringing the spotlight on stroke in September, we need your help to reach Australians with lifesaving messages on how they can identify the signs of stroke as well as reduce their own risk of stroke.
Depending on which activity you nominate, the Foundation will provide your designated contact with a detailed Coordinator Kit filled with tools, tips and ideas to assist in the planning of your clubs activity. Closer to Stroke Week a promotional kit including resources, media release, posters and merchandise will be sent to your designated contact to assist with local promotion.
Register your Rotary club online now at or email
"One-in-seven children will experience mental illness by the time they are fourteen (14). They are the State's forgotten children and Australian Rotary Health is Lifting the Lid on Mental Health and Our Kids.
If you are (or have ever been). concerned about the mental wellbeing of children, come to the University of WA on Wednesday 13 September 2017 to hear the highly-regarded Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Adelaide, Professor Michael Sawyer OAM speak assisted by a panel of some of WA’s top researchers in the field.
Please share this wonderful opportunity with everyone who would wish to attend.

Australian Rotary Health is the nation’s largest private funder of mental health research. For more about the research grants and scholarships available  at”
Useful links
Australian Rotary Health
D9465 Facebook Page
D9465 Twitter
RI Rotary News and Media
Rotary District 9455 (Northern WA)
Rotary Down Under
Rotary Out West
Shelterbox Australia
Bulletin Editor
Issue 5 of 2017-2018: 30 July 2017