This email has been generated just for you as a Rotary member or someone who has an interest in Rotary in Western Australia.
In this issue, you'll find the District Governor's February newsletter, news and information about what's going on in the District, our Clubs and Rotary International.  
If your Club has an event, function or project you wish to advertise throughout Rotary Western Australia, forward your article and photos to the editor, Judy Dinnison at dgexecassist@rotarywa.au 

Please provide flyers in either png, jpg or jpeg format.  Flyers sent as PDF's unfortunately lose resolution when converted for inclusion in the newsletter.
New flyers/events are at the start of the newsletter and are listed below.
New items in this week's issue include:
  • Has your club registered for the Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar?
  • Order your Spring bulbs - RC of Western Endeavour
  • World Rotary Day on South Perth foreshore 23 Feb - RC Perth
  • Fun Quiz 7th March - Cockburn Rotary Club
  • 59th Anniversary celebration 1st May - RC Karrinyup
      In the RI section of the newsletter:
  • February - Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
  • Rotary Promoting Peace
The newsletter is published each Friday except in unforeseen circumstances.
Click here to register
Learn how Rotary Foundation Grants can help you Create Hope in the World.
2024-25 District Grants Management Seminar
Please note - clubs need to have at least one representative attend the seminar to qualify and be able to apply for Rotary Foundation Grants in 2024-25.

Sunday 25 February 2024
9am—12 noon
Leederville Function Centre/East Perth Football Club Rooms
Registration and Tea/Coffee available from 8.30am
Click here to register
Add some colour to your Spring garden and support the
RAWCS Wanneroo Bushfire Project
Tulips with a Difference catalogue here
How to order here
Order form here
Orders close 24th March 2024
Any queries phone Judy Dinnison on 0403 173 040 or email judyrotary9455@gmail.com
You are invited to join
Rotarian's across the World
as we celebrate
"World Rotary Day, Friday 23 February 2024"
When:     Friday 23 February 2024
Where:    South Perth Foreshore - 'X' marks the spot on the map here below.  (Coode Street Car Park 14)
Time:       6pm - stay as long or as little as you would like. 
Dress:      Wear your Rotary Shirt/hat or blue/yellow
Cost:        $0 
Bring a Picnic or buy dinner from the food trucks; Bring the Family; Bring your Friends; Bring the family pets (on a lead)......come and celebrate Rotary in our Community.   Everyone is welcome.  
Should you have any queries in relation to the above, please don't hesitate to contact me by return email (jill@quairadingearthmoving.com.au) or phone - 0429 451077. 
We hold the Rotary Club of Cockburn FUN QUIZ on the first  Thursday of each month. Arrive at 6pm to have a meal, register for the Quiz. The Quiz starts at 7 and it is all wrapped up by 9pm. Great prizes and raffles, but most importantly great fun is had by all. 
It is held at the Cockburn Bowling and Recreational Centre, 
40 Birchley Rd, Yangebup, WA 6164.
Register via SMS 0407 689 131
On 1 May, Karrinyup Rotary will celebrate 50 years since the signing of our club charter.  While numbers are limited, our club is keen to share this historic occasion with Rotarians, who have been part of our journey.
If you would like to be part of the celebration and can attend an evening function on 1 May, please register with our secretary by email to karrinyuprotary@gmail.com by 24 February.


When registering for District Assemblies, select the venue you wish
to attend in TryBooking
  • Metro - 25th February

    Presidents Elect Training Seminar

  • Metro - 16th and 17th March

    District Assemblies

  • Geraldton      24th March
  • Katanning      27th April
  • Bunbury        28th April
  • Esperance     4th & 5th May
  • Quairading    11th May
  • Metro           19th May
  • Kununurra    TBA
RAWCS has started a new appeal to provide funds for disasters affecting the Australian   community for example the recent Wanneroo bush fires in Northern Perth suburbs.
Our aim is to distribute funds to projects that meet the needs identified in the RARF appeals (calls for funding) and that meet RAWCS project criteria as soon as possible in the aftermath of a disaster. RAWCS works with Rotarians on the ground to see that effective programs which meet the identified needs, are commenced and completed in timeframes that support recovery and build long term resilience.
If your club would like to make a   donation to this appeal, please go to:

Bushfire Disaster Appeal Fund - Australia (RARF)

To raise funds for relief projects to support those impacted by bushfire disasters within Australia.
Sponsored by:    
RAWCS National

Other details

Project number:
32 of 2023-24
PDG Merv Williams
0439 534 791
Email: national.projects@rawcs.org.au
Deputy manager:  
PDG Heather Chong
0408 604 509
Email: deputy.chairman@rawcs.org.au
Rotary Supporting My Home- Needs you.
The Nth Fremantle My Home project has 18 ladies in their new homes.
Some of our members are placing their energy into other things in Rotary.
Under the guidance of Kay Durrant - Project Manager and Wilma McBain the project continues. But we have vacancies in the following jobs.
Treasurer                     - Handles the money. Keeps us within Budget (position filled)
Communities Manager  - Requesting and co-ordinates the community groups
                                    and their donations in kind or money, but keeps a tight
                                    communication with them.
Fit Out Manager           - Co-ordinates and gains prices for the inventory or
                                    or donations in kind.
Media guru                  - handles the fun stuff.
Please contact Kay Durrant by phone on 0419 931 899 or email durrant@wn.com.au
The Manning Laneway Festival event is a free local community event in Welwyn Avenue, Manning, for families and children to come together for some fun and participate in community activities. There will be live music, food stalls and stalls offering children's games and activities to participate, including fun activities on James Miller Oval.
Perth is OK Link for bookings
Como Rotary is a joint sponsor along with other local groups and the City of South Perth.  We will be providing a classic Rotary sausage sizzle, and along with Como Rotarians, will have a group of young students providing information about Rotary Youth Leadership programs to increase awareness of these programs and may consider the available opportunities for 2024-25.
At our February, the 11th event we will feature Old McDonald's Petting Farm for all the young city people to experience farm animals.
Click here or on the flyer to book your tickets.
To buy your tickets, scan the QR code in the flyer or click HERE
Rotary Anniversary & 
ARH WA Mental Health PhD Awards
Thursday 22 February 2024 (5.30-7.00pm)
Marlee Pavilion, Place of Reflection, Kings Park
Celebrating Rotary’s global anniversary (119 and counting!), Creating Hope, and RI President McInally’s focus on mental health.
Join us in recognising the best new WA researchers in the mental health field, and the great work you, our clubs and Australian Rotary Health do, particularly in family and community health awareness.  
RSVP’s here by Monday 19 February please - numbers are limited ($15/head. Donations toward ARH WA projects open to midnight 25 February.)
This is a Rotary WA Health initiative.
Over the past 35 years The Rotary Club of North Perth has organised and run the Hyde Park Festival. This is a family event with activities and entertainment provided to be enjoyed by all age groups. Entry is free to the Park. The festival covers the whole park and runs over the Sunday and the Monday of the Labour Day Weekend.
At our next Festival there has been an area set aside for our Rotary District to display the projects that Rotary does in our district and around the world. The area set aside is between the two lakes and will be signposted as “Discover Rotary”.  The public will be able to see first-hand at what Rotary does in Western Australia and around the world. The Rotary projects on display will be manned by Rotarians throughout the two days of the festival.
The following Rotary Projects will be at the Festival. These are Wheel Chairs for Kids, Rotary WA, Shelter Box, Australian Rotary Health, RAWCS (Includes My Homes), Path of Hope, Rotary WA Youth Projects, Rotary Homeless Projects.
The Festival will be a good opportunity to highlight to the public of what Rotary does.
Our Theatre Night Fundraiser for 2024
is happening soon!
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three local ladies, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.
'Exit Laughing' is the Old Mill Theatre's first comedy season for 2024.  Written by Paul Elliott and directed by seasoned local director Dale James, the Rotary Club of Northbridge will be holding one special fundraiser night for club members, friends, family and club friends. Come along and enjoy a local live performance in this historic heritage listed theatre in South Perth on Wednesday 6th March 2024.  Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased through this link, which will take you directly to our RCON page:  
The proceeds of this event will benefit charitable causes supported by the Rotary Club of Northbridge in our local area.
Please direct any queries to Joy Northover (0411 424 666)
All proceeds from this ride are donated to support mental health in the Blackwood region. The main beneficiaries are  Blackwood Youth Action and The Bridgetown Greenbushes Suicide Prevention Network
Rotary Canning River proudly announces the launch of early bird registrations for our Rotary Walk for Lifeline and Rotary Projects for 10 March 2024 from McCallum Park Victoria Park, this event is our rallying point for championing mental health awareness.
Secure your spot early and be part of this impactful movement. Early Bird Registrations close on 31 January, so don’t miss the opportunity to walk at a discounted rate.  Visit our website www.rotarywalk.org.au to register or use the QR code on the flyer.
For more information or to book, visit agfr.org
To book, scan the QR code, click on the flyer or this link.
Book Now for the Rotary Club of
Mt Lawley Quiz Night 2024…
The Rotary Club of Mt Lawley's Annual Quiz Night is back on Friday 19th April! Come and help us raise funds to support the RSPCA and other community projects. Tables of 8 are available for $160 per table. Join us for your chance to win a great collection of prizes, including exclusive jewellery from Matusik Diamond Jewellers in Mt Lawley.
There will be 8 rounds that test your knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, table quizzes and other fun games. Bring gold coins on the night for a range of fun games and there are some terrific prizes to win!
Book today here
We are also looking for prize donations, so if you have something you can offer, please contact Chetan Hegde at chetan@mckenzieschemist.com.au.
Men's Talk are supported by the Rotary Clubs of Karrinyup and Scarborough.
WA Men's Wellgbeing Award nominations close ??????
Awards night 13 June 2024
Read more here
WA Men's Wellbeing Conference
14th June 2024
Read more here
The Rotary OpShop Collective is run by members from four Rotary Clubs- West Perth, Western Endeavour, Matilda Bay and Subiaco.
** We are putting the call out for Volunteers to help us.
The volunteers do not necessarily have to be a Rotarian.
We need help with sorting through the many donations of books and clothing and bric-a-brac and also .. if willing..take a turn on the Roster.
The OpShop Is in the basement carpark at Broadway Shopping Centre - Nedlands… Sunday mornings 07:30 - 12:00.
We are also looking for Stall holders.. come and sell your wares.. only $5 Bay.
Any further information can be obtained by phoning:
Wilma McBain. 0412 754 579



Rotary’s Four Roles in Promoting Peace 

Rotary and its members are:
  • Practitioners: Our work fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, improving the health of mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies directly builds the optimal conditions for peaceful societies.
  • Educators: Our Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,700 peace fellows to become effective catalysts for peace through careers in government, education, and international organizations. 
  • Mediators: Our members have negotiated humanitarian ceasefires in areas of conflict to allow polio vaccinators to reach children who are at risk. 
  • Advocates: Our members have an integral role as respected, impartial participants during peace processes and in post-conflict reconstruction. We focus on creating communities and convening groups that are connected, inclusive, and resilient.
To read more about lunch with Gordon and Heather, click here
To book for lunch with Gordon and Heather, click here
To read more about Let's Talk about Elephants, click here 
To book for the one-day mental health and well-being symposium, click here
To access special accommodation rates:
  1. Visit www.rydges.com / www.qthotelsandresorts.co
  2. Select Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown / QT Queenstown, enter your required dates* and number of guests staying and click ‘GO’
  3. Click ‘I have a code’
  4. In the ‘Corporate ID’ field enter your booking code: ROTARY24
  5. Click ‘UPDATE’
  6. Your special rates will appear on the rates screen
These rates are available for stays between 31 October 2024 and 03 November 2024 (inclusive).
For those in Australia, Air NZ will be offering a 13% discounted rate for travelling from Oz to NZ. More details on this to come shortly. 
Rotary International Convention 2024
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