Issue 9 of 2017-2018: 27 August 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
  • 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)
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


Impact starts with our members — people like you who want to be part of making the world a better place. At club meetings in communities across the globe, our members come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.

Who can join?

We’re looking for people who want to give back to their communities.

Rotary clubs also welcome Rotaractors, Rotary Peace Fellows, and other members of the family of Rotary who qualify for membership.

How can I become a member?

Clubs accept new members by invitation. To help us find the right club for you, we’ll ask you a few questions about yourself and your interests. Then we’ll share your answers with Rotary leaders in your community who will match you with a club. Click on the Rotry logo below!

What are the benefits?

Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through regular meetings and events, you’ll:

  • Discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them
  • Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
  • Expand your leadership and professional skills
  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones

Other benefits of membership include:

Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefits program, which offers discounts on products and services. It’s Rotary’s way of helping our members spend less so they can do more.

The Rotary International Convention is our biggest event of the year. Rotary members from more than 130 countries meet at the convention each year to celebrate our successes and make plans for the future.

Rotary Fellowships give members the chance to join a group of people who share similar interests, hobbies, or vocations. Some groups use their fellowship to make a positive difference.

Rotarian Action Groups unite Rotary members, family members, program participants and alumni who share their expertise in particular fields by collaborating with clubs and districts on projects.

What’s expected of me?

As a club member, you will be asked to:

  • Pay club dues
  • Attend meetings and events
  • Use your professional skills and talents to make a difference

Rotaract and Interact clubs

If you’re between the ages of 12 and 30, you may be interested in joining one of our service clubs for young professionals and youth. Like Rotary clubs, Rotaract and Interact clubs give their members the chance to make friends, develop leadership skills, and create positive change. Learn more about Rotaract and Interact clubs.

The Rotary Club of Perth will be holding the:
Vienna Pops 30th Anniversary Launch Event
At their Friday evening meeting on Friday 1 September 2017 Friday at 5:30 PM
Guest Speaker, Music Director Mark Coughlan and Performer Tenor Paul O'Neil will be in attendance to provide a pre-view of the line-up of artists and music for the 2018 Vienna Pops New Year's Concert.
When: On Friday 1 September 2017 at 5:30pm
Location: Parmelia Hilton Hotel 14 Mill Street, Perth, WA 6000
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $30.00 per person - includes canapés and a glass of Champagne on arrival. Then a cash bar is available.
Bookings essential:
Contact Details: Marco Camer-Pesci - 
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
Screenings for Secrets at Sunrise
Secrets At Sunrise is an emotionally gripping story of the dramatic fight to save one of the world’s rarest birds, the Western Ground Parrot, from extinction. The documentary from Riggs Australia, supported by Friends of the Western Ground Parrot, follows the recovery team of wildlife specialists and volunteers from the remote Cape Arid National Park, where it is estimated less than 150 individuals of this critically endangered bird survive, to Perth Zoo where attempts are underway to breed the bird in captivity.
The documentary has received wide acclaim at all screenings to-date. Upcoming screenings will be held at:
  • Margaret River Cultural Centre on 7 September 2017 at 2 PM hosted by Arts Margaret River. Tickets from
  • Geraldton at the Queens Park Theatre on 8 September at 6 PM. This is a free community screening as part of the WA Threatened Species Forum hosted by NRM WA and WA’s seven regional NRM groups, together with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
  • Perth Zoo will host its second screening of Secrets At Sunrise on Saturday 16 September 2017 at 3 PM. This screening will be accompanied by the launch of a mural of Western Ground Parrots at the Zoo by artist Brenton See.
Half the profits from the documentary and all donations go to Friends of the Western Ground Parrot and their support for the Western Ground Parrot recovery project (
View the official trailer and teaser for Secrets At Sunrise at and
"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”
The Rotary Club of Como is holding its  6th Annual Car Show on Sunday 1 October 2017 at Wesley College, South Perth commencing 10am.
On display will be around 200 classic, vintage, exotic and luxury cars and over 2000 people are expected to attend.
Admission is $10 adults, $8 concession and gold coin for children under 18. All proceeds from the car show will benefit Rotary and Wesley  community charities.
Click here for the Flyer.                                                                        Click here  for the website.

11 October 2017 Business in Mandurah – Networking Host: Rotary Club of Mandurah Our hosts for the first BiG Event of the year is our local Rotary Club. Click here for the Flyer.
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 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
The White Lakes Brewing Rockingham Beach Cup 
Friday 10 November, Saturday 11 November and Sunday 12 November 2017 
ROCKINGHAM’S second Beach Cup horse racing carnival, run by the Rotary Club of Palm Beach, will be bigger and better this year. The White Lakes Brewing Rockingham Beach Cup will grow from two days to three, running across 10, 11 and 12 November 2017 and will start with a golfing tournament on the Friday at Secret Harbour’s Scottish links-style course.
Saturday will be packed with the City of Rockingham Community Arts Festival on the waterfront, an elite invitation-only foot race, two criterium bike races (one male, one female) and climax with a lavish gala dinner and auction at night. Carnival attractions will include kids’ rides, performances on the stage, street performers, buskers, pop-up restaurants, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, a black smith pottery and glass displays.
Six horse races on Rockingham’s main beach on Sunday will climax the big weekend. Fashions on the Sand will be another Sunday drawcard, alongside the continuing community carnival. 
Two ticket-entry marquees will be erected near the finishing post this year. Pre-release ticket sales (for sponsors, Rotarians and other special interest groups) will start on 30 August 2017.  Tickets sales to the general public will commence 5 September 2017.
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?? 
Applications for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
for 2018 are open now!
RYLA is an intensive eight-day program designed for 18-28 year olds with leadership potential and a commitment to community service. The program is a unique opportunity aimed to bring participants out of their comfort zone and challenge them to think outside the square while actively using and building on their existing skills and knowledge.
RYLA includes seminars, workshops, physical activities and team games relating to areas including Communication and Public Speaking, Leadership, Team Work and Group Dynamics, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Goal Setting, Time Management and Self Awareness and Emotional Intelligence.
Applicants are interviewed prior to acceptance onto RYLA.  Successful applicants will have the energy, commitment and motivation to develop their leadership potential and be willing to challenge themselves physically and mentally over the course of the program.
RYLA is held at the Serpentine Camping Centre from Saturday 13th January – Saturday 20th January 2018.
Rotary Club Sponsorship for a RYLA participant is $800, and the participant contribution is $250.  This includes all activities, accommodation and meals for the week.
See the RYLA flyer here.
The application form is available online - click here
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Issue 9 of 2017-2018: 27 August 2017