Issue 19 of 2017-2018: 12 November 2017 
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Dates to plan for or keep open 
  • 11 November 2017 -  Rotary Day at the UN
  • 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
(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
Good News - The Leeuwin Concert will be held on 24 March 2018 so there will not be a clash with District 9465 Conference. Accomodation should still be sought early by those intending to attend Conference as Margaret River is a very popular place for those wanting to escape the big smoke. 
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

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 Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.


A short history of The Rotary Foundation

In 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5,000, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International. Five Trustees, including Klumph, were appointed to “hold, invest, manage, and administer all of its property . . . as a single trust, for the furtherance of the purposes of RI.” Two years later, the Foundation made its first grant of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into the Easter Seals.

The Great Depression and World War II both impeded the Foundation’s growth, but the need for lasting world peace generated great postwar interest in its development. After Rotary’s founder, Paul P. Harris, died in 1947, contributions began pouring into Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.

That year, the first Foundation program – the forerunner of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships – was established. In 1965-66, three new 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.

The Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants program was launched in 1978, and Rotary Volunteers was created as a part of that program in 1980. PolioPlus was announced in 1984-85, and the next year brought Rotary Grants for University Teachers. The first peace forums were held in 1987-88, leading to the Foundation's peace and conflict studies programs.

Throughout this time, support of the Foundation grew tremendously. Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, it has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion. More than $70 million was donated in 2003-04 alone. To date, more than one million individuals have been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows – people who have given US$1,000 to the Annual Programs Fund or have had that amount contributed in their name.

Such strong support, along with Rotarian involvement worldwide, ensures a secure future for The Rotary Foundation as it continues its vital work for international understanding and world peace.


Get to know The Rotary Foundation’s Goals

  • Eradicate polio, our top priority
  • Build a sense of ownership of our Foundation among Rotarians through their contributions to the Annual Programs Fund, the Permanent Fund, and our Rotary Peace Centres

  • Continue our progress on the Future Vision plan and align our service projects with the six areas of focus
    •   Peace and conflict prevention/ resolution
    •   Disease prevention and treatment
    •   Water and sanitation
    •   Maternal and child health
    •   Basic education and literacy
    •   Economic and community development
From the District and Clubs, District 9465:
END POLIO MOVIE NIGHT - Murder on the Orient Express
Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 7pm - see the flyer here
Hoyts Carousel Cinemas
1382 Albany Highway Cannington
$20 per ticket (All proceeds go to Rotary’s effort towards the global eradication of Polio)
Seats are limited - tickets available online 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.
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 19 of 2017-2018: 12 November 2017