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Rotary Focus for the month of May 2019

Youth Service Month


Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills and learn about the world through service projects and activities.

Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

RYLA is a leadership development program for young people who want to learn new skills, build their confidence, and have fun. Events range from one-day seminars to weeklong camps.
Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.
New Generations Service Exchange is a short-term, customizable program for university students and professionals up to age 30. Participants can design exchanges that combine their professional goals with a humanitarian project.

Thanks to Last Week's Member's Talk

Rick Fletcher, "My Life and Interests"

Photograph by Doug Worthington

‘Rick Fletcher did a very entertaining and informative presentation on his life in fisheries research and what it had taught him about leadership.  After graduating with a degree in marine science in Victoria, Rick and his wife Debbie moved to Vanuatu where he researched the biology of the coconut crab, which was/is an important economic resource for the local people.  At the time, the crab population was declining due to over-fishing.  After many adventures in the water and the jungle, the biology was better understood to the point where Rick was able to develop a management plan for the coconut crab, resulting in the recovery of the crab stocks.  From there, Rick and Debbie and their young family moved to Sydney where Rick headed up fisheries research in NSW.  It was during this period he earned his PhD.  However, some (implied) differences of opinion with the Minister and the Director-General resulted in Rick deciding to move on.  However,  what comes around goes around and now the Minister is in gaol and Rick ended up employing the ex-Director-General.  Rick then came across to Western Australia where he had a leadership position in fisheries research, management and regulation in the Department of Fisheries.  That department, along with agriculture and regional development was incorporated into the new Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Rick is now responsible for the state’s management of the pastoral leasehold estate.  At all stages along this interesting and varied journey, Rick developed 10 excellent rules about leadership, which have stood him in good stead!  (Written by Don Burnside, and apologies to Rick for any sins of omission or commission)
Saturday 8 June "Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner," for information on being a host or guest please contact Allan (almac1@iinet.net.au).
We have two members who have volunteered to be hosts for the evening, and who will no doubt put on slap up feasts!
We now just need people who are keen to come along to whichever venue they are allocated to.
Can you please advise Allan or Don (in person, email or phone) if you are keen to participate
Help Our Heroes Charity Ball – held by the RSL of WA – Saturday 15 June 2019


As discussed at recent weekly meeting, nominations are sought for a number of Board and Office Bearer roles for the club for the 201,9-2020 Rotary Year.
Attached is a summary of current and sought positions, obviously the blank spots are the positions we seek to fill.
These are briefly summarized below;
Role Level Description Secretary Board Prepares agenda for Board Meetings Takes minutes of Board meetings Handles club communications and mail distribution Updates membership records Other at direction of the board.
Director Youth Board Organise Youth Directorate meetings Manage Youth programs Liaise with Girrawheen Senior High School in conjunction with Allan Mclean, [school Board Chair)
Social Office Bearer Plan and implement a social program for club members
Speaker Program Office Bearer Organise the Guest Speaker program. Seek input from members, contact and liaise with Guest Speakers to ensure a diverse and interesting Guest Speaker Program.
Web Master Office Bearer Manage the clubs website and social media.
Public Relations Office Bearer
A new role. Manage the club's Publlc Relations;- liaise with webmaster for web and Facebook content; prepare press releases; other Public Relations initiatives.
Taking on one of the above roles is a great way to get to know and gain an understanding of the club's operations.
All Office Bearers will be members of the Club Services Directorate but will also be free to join other directorates of interest.
To discuss any role of interest to you, please contact Allan Mclean or the current incumbent to get further information.
Allan Mclean President Elect.
Friday 5 July Changeover Dinner for members and their partners with a three piece band.
Greg Hunter
Allan McLean
President Elect
Allan McLean
Don Burnside
Don Burnside
Bronwyn Denman
Bronwyn Denman
Director Club Services
Allan McLean
Don Burnside
Director – Community
Ken Mullin
Ken Mullin
Director – Youth
Claudia Pierazzoli
Director International
Rod Slater
Rod Slater
Don Burnside
Bulletin Editor
Ross Jones
Ross Jones
Membership Committee
Greg Hunter; Allan McLean; Don Burnside; Ken Mullin; Sheridan Webb; Justin Walker
Greg Hunter; Allan McLean; Don Burnside; Ken Mullin; Sheridan Webb; Justin Walker
Club Services
Club Services
Rod Slater
Rod Slater
Don Burnside/Allan McLean
Speaker Program
Robin Arndt
Web Master
Warwick Smith
Volunteers interested in taking on any of the above positions are welcome to contact Allan McLean on 0411 721 851 to discuss the expectations of the respective roles.
Thank You.
Allan McLean.
President Elect
Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 30 May 7am for 7.30am start at
Antico Caffe 
3/81 Royal St,
East Perth
May 30, 2019
My North West Safari
View entire list
Meeting Responsibilities
Roster for 30 May 2019
Set up / pack away
Smith, Warwick
Burnside, Don
Roster for 6 June 2019
Setup / pack away
Jessy, Narinder
Nolan, Richard
Roster with 13 June 2019
Set up / pack away
Crossland, Jim
Hickey, Glenda
Roster for 20 June 2019
Set up / pack away
Webb, Sheridan
Mullin, Ken
Roster for 27 June 2019
Set up / pack away
Walker, Justin
Worthington, Doug
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Chris McCappin
June 12
Sheridan Webb
June 30
Spouse Birthdays
Jaki Crossland
June 21
Join Date
Allan McLean
May 13, 2004
15 years
Sandra Brown
May 27, 2010
9 years
Don Burnside
June 12, 2017
2 years
Bronwyn Denman
June 30, 2014
5 years

Rotary Quotes

1997-98 Glen W. Kinross (furniture manufacturing), Rotary Club of Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Rotary vision: For each Rotarian to Show Rotary Cares: for your community, for our world, for its people.
“Rotary’s greatest strength will always be the individual Rotarian. No other organization has such powerful human resources.”
— President’s Message, THE ROTARIAN, July 1997
The Returned League and Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated (RSLWA) 


is Western Australia’s primary provider of well-being, welfare and advocacy for veterans, serving and ex-service members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their family. We are an innovative and agile organisation that continually looks to improve ways of serving its members and in particular ‘contemporary’ veterans who have recently transitioned from the ADF to civilian life.

As part of our ongoing support of our veterans and their families, RSLWA is now embarking on its next major fundraising opportunity. And we need your help.
The assistance that the RSLWA receives from our  community supporters is what makes our goals achievable. Without community organisations like you, we would be at a loss.
Together with Pindan and Infiniti Air & Solar we are hosting our Help Our Heroes Charity Ball on Saturday 15th June 2019. This ball aims to raise significant funds for RSLWA, amongst other things, provide welfare and advocacy support to those in need.
How can you help?
1. Join us at the Ball or becoming a sponsor
The Help Our Heroes Charity Ball will include three-course fine dining, 5-hour drink package, silent & live auction and live entertainment from the Australian Army Band. The event will take place at the prestigious Crown Towers Perth Ballroom with some of Perth’s most leading corporate organisations attending.
Date:                Saturday, 15th June 2019
Time:               6.30pm arrival with 7.00pm start
Price:               Early Bird - $1,800 per table of 10 or $185 each person, standard - $1900 per table or $195 each. Tickets can be purchased through here.
Please find the link to our sponsorship package.
2. Sell Help Our Heroes Charity Ball raffle tickets.
Courtesy of great sponsors, we have fabulous prizes up for grabs:
First prize: Aircon and solar package valued at $11,500. It includes a 12kW aircon with eight outlets and four zones; and a solar system with 3kW inverters and panels*
Second prize: Aircon package valued at $8,500, which is a 12kW covering eight outlets and four zones*
Third prize: Overnight stay for two at Crown Towers in a Deluxe King Room, with breakfast for two at Epicurean Restaurant. Valued at $600
*conditions apply for those living outside of the metro area.
Best of all, the funds raised will go directly to veteran support - meaning:
  •          $20 provides crisis accommodation for 1 night
  •          $25 provides a food hamper to feed a veteran and his/her family
  •          $100 provides petrol/ transportation for a  veteran to get around to seek help
  •          $200 provides 6 month car rego
  •          $500 provides 10 hours of advocacy & transition support .
For every ONE TICKET SOLD you will have provided much need welfare and advocacy support to veterans and their families in need.
How good does that feel to know you are making a difference for those who have sacrificed so much for us.
Raffle tickets are $20 each and come in a book of 10.
If you wish to participate, please email marketing@rslwa.org.au to arrange collection of your raffle ticket books.


ClubRunner Mobile
  Committee Meetings    
Board Every 3rd Tuesday Board Room level 2
St Bartholomew’s House
7 Lime Street East Perth
Club Service To be announced To be advised 6pm
Community (Homelessness) Every 1st Wednesday 21 Wittenoom St., East Perth 6pm