8 May 2022
24 June 2020 (Friday)
  • District 9465 Changeover Dinner, Clipper Inn Rockingham
27 - 31 May 2023
  • RI International Conference Melbourne Victoria
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for the Rotary International Convention to be held in Melbourne in May 2023.
Rotary District 9465 is seeking a proactive person to take over the position of Chair of the Four Way Test Committee.
You will be overseeing the co-ordination of the upcoming heats and finals whilst working with an enthusiastic team. The preparatory work has been completed with 2022 Guides and Procedures finalised and distributed.
For more information please email the Four Way Test committee at or contact Projects Director Michelle at
(not to the District Secretary or District Digest)


National Flood Relief Appeal

Australian charity, Rotary Australia World Community Service, today announced the creation of a national Flood Relief Appeal for people impacted by the current floods in Queensland and Northern NSW.
Australians impacted by the recent floods will be the beneficiaries of money raised by Flood Appeal and will be able to liaise with their local Rotary Club to advise of their needs.
The fundraising campaign was launched today to support the communities in need after yet another disaster impacting Australians.
“The money raised from the Appeal will go directly and quickly to support those impacted, providing essential items and financial support where Disaster relief and Insurance claims won’t stretch,” said Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd CEO Andrew Woodward.
“The number of disasters Australians have endured in the last few years in addition to the pandemic have been significant and left a lot of people in very difficult financial positions,” Mr Woodward said.
Rotary Australia World Community Service has previously raised money for Bushfire and Drought affected areas and sees this disaster as just another where the network of Rotarians can step in to assist.
Mr Woodward said that he expects the money to help people with the things that insurance or disaster relief funds cannot replace. Whether it be helping farmers build new fences or providing food and clothing to those that have lost everything, the money raised will be crucial in helping families get back on their feet as soon as possible.
Rotary Australia World Community Service is a not-for-profit charity that aims to be the leading Australian charitable organization for people’s wellbeing, supporting Rotarians and Rotary Clubs undertaking humanitarian projects in Australia and overseas.
Tax Deductible Donations to the appeal can be made on the Rotary Australia World Community Service website at
Andrew Woodward is available for interviews and photographs.
Media Contact: Andrew Woodward 0411 075 107,
We are delighted to announce we’ve established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Australian Rotary Health WA (ARH WA) and IGA WA, as a major initiative to support family and community health across Western Australia.

This will provide opportunities for local Rotary clubs to partner with their local IGA stores, particularly in country and regional areas of WA, where IGA stores play an important role in the local community, along with Rotary clubs where represented.

We are aware that positive community relationships already exist in a number of country and regional towns, and therefore under the cooperation of this new partnership these can be expanded to further grow the community relationship.

Where Rotary clubs and IGA stores may not have progressed a community partnership, this represents an ideal opportunity for this step to now be taken, for mental health education and awareness and related projects to support the local community.

The ARH sponsored mental health campaign, Lift the Lid on Mental Health, can provide a range of opportunities to promote community awareness, including a community based Lift the Lid Walk event.

We seek your support for this important community initiative. Together we can make a positive difference with mental health education and awareness in our local communities across WA.

Please consider the positive opportunities this partnership can deliver to your local community.
We encourage contacting your local IGA store to discuss ways to jointly support your local community.
Should you not be aware of your local IGA store contact details, please go to the below web page and input the location

For further information and assistance please contact your ARH WA representatives:
Warwick Smith M. 0419 967 628 E: 
John Dodman M: 0414 478 289 E: 

March 2022
This is an urgent request from Foodbank for your help to pack food hampers 
9am-2pm over the next 2-3 weeks. 
Even if you can do one or two days it will make a huge difference. A flyer with further details appears above. Contact 
From Foodbank:
"Due to the increase in COVID cases, most of our corporate partners have cancelled or postponed their booked days for reasons we understand. To add to this the demand for food assistance has increased and we are in need of volunteers to assist us with packing food hampers.  The hampers will be distributed throughout the state to our branches, mobile Foodbank service and also to remote communities. 
A normal day of volunteering at Foodbank Perth consists of an arrival to our Airport branch at 8:45 where we welcome the person/group and proceed with an induction about Foodbank and a safety brief.  From 9 to 2pm are the hours designated to packing the hampers with a morning tea break around 10:30am and a lunch break around 12:00pm.  We need as many people to perform the packing as possible.  It is an excellent team building activity or a good activity to perform among friends to support our WA communities. 
We have a production line with all the food to be included into the hampers and also people to assist.  We practice social distancing and wear masks the whole time, the warehouse is a spacious location and highly ventilated. "
Any questions to Foodbank at 
For further information email
Michelle Piotrowski
Projects Officer
Rotary District 9465
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March 2022
Celebrating our partnership with ShelterBox
This year, Rotary and ShelterBox are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our official partnership — and more than 20 years of working together to support families whose lives have been devastated by disaster and conflict. We’ve combined our resources and provided emergency temporary housing and other vital equipment to help families immediately after a disaster — and to put them on a path to long-term recovery. To learn more about how your club or district can get involved or to request assistance, visit the Rotary-ShelterBox partnership page.
Tools for incoming club leaders
Club presidents-elect, are you already thinking about how you’ll help your club succeed? You can get advice on planning for the coming year, creating an engaging club experience, and working with your leadership team to ensure your club runs smoothly by taking the Club President Basics courses in Rotary’s Learning Center.

Creating a club culture that’s welcoming to everyone starts with having conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussing these topics isn’t always easy, but the Creating an Inclusive Club Culture course in the Learning Center will help your club hold discussions, assess policies and practices, and make changes to create a more inclusive culture.
A message from Rotary’s chief strategy officer
Rotary’s Action Plan is our guide to achieving our vision of bringing even more people together to create lasting and positive change in an evolving world. As Rotary continues to make progress in the third year of our Action Plan, Tom Thorfinnson, Rotary’s chief strategy officer, updates members on the work we’re doing to achieve our four strategic priorities.
Updated brand guidelines and custom templates.
We’ve made it easy to learn about Rotary’s brand and to customize materials that will help you promote Rotary in your community. Visit the new Our Brand page in the Brand Center to learn about the importance of strengthening our global brand and to find guidance on using Rotary logos, colors, and fonts. Use Brand Center templates to create official club and district logos and custom ads, social media graphics, and brochures. The Brand Center also offers materials such as images, videos, virtual backgrounds, and presentations to help you effectively tell our story as people of action.
Discover New Horizons in Houston
There is no experience quite like attending a Rotary International Convention. It’s an opportunity for members to connect personally with people from around the world, celebrate our service, and work together to find solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges. 

The 2022 Rotary International Convention will be held in Houston, Texas, USA. Those who can’t make the trip in early June can still experience the convention virtually. Share the promotional video with your fellow club members and encourage them to register today.

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Shelterbox Trek for Shelter 2021-2022
We are excited to announce Trek for Shelter and our goal to raise $250,000
Trek the legendary Larapinta Trail in the Australian Outback, the dense rainforest of Cradle Mountain, the spectacular coastlines in Western Australia or challenge yourself with the Kokoda trail. Join one of these epic adventures and raise funds for ShelterBox Australia to assist families in crisis.
Our goal is to raise a quarter of a million dollars across our five adventures. This amount of money will provide 1,000 families with a ShelterKit (including tarps, tools and fixings) plus solar lights, a water filter and mosquito nets. Life-changing, life-saving aid, essential for disaster-affected communities to start their own recovery. We’re asking you to help us continue our efforts by joining one of our Trek for Shelter adventures today!
When you sign up, you’ll join a team of other passionate ShelterBox supporters who will trek with you and we’ll give you all the guidance you’ll need to start your fundraising journey!
Shelterbox Larapinta 2022
Journey to the heart of Australia to ensure no family goes without shelter following a disaster.
Join ShelterBox Larapinta 2022, and with every step you take through Australia’s Red Centre, you’ll help build a world where no family goes without shelter following a disaster or crisis.
As you follow the Larapinta Trail across the West MacDonnell Ranges, you’ll raise vital funds to provide emergency shelter, tools and utensils to families who have lost their homes to disaster or conflict. Your fundraising and physical efforts will empower them to rebuild their lives and give them hope for the future.
Early bird savings: Sign up before 6 March 2022 and save $100! 
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