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Last Week's Guest Speaker:

Robert Taylor,"Aboriginal Tourism in Western Australia"

Guest Speaker Robert with Justin who introduced the speaker.
Picture Doug Worthington

Justin's introduction of Robert

Robert is Nhanda, Yamaji heritage. He has been in the Hospitality industry for over 25 years. In this time, he has owned run and managed businesses in the hospitality tourism, mining and construction industries. Having an entrepreneurial spirit, he has proved his capability of diversification utilising his skills and knowledge to cross over industries in order to develop diverse income streams. Robert became CEO of WAITOC in 2015. In this time, with the support of the Board and his team he has successfully delivered the Aboriginal Tourism Development Program. Growing over 40 Aboriginal Businesses across WA. These businesses have created 104 full time equivalent jobs for urban, regional and remote communities and has seen success for a National Aboriginal tourism award with Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and experiences who are a part of the funding programs. He has increased funding to enhance member business outcomes by over 300 % and has the drive to create opportunities for Aboriginal people at a state national and international level. Under his direction WAITOC has been successful in securing the World Indigenous Tourism Summit for 2020 and continues to create new partnerships with prospective stakeholders in order to improve Cultural understanding, Respect and positive social outcomes for the Australian Aboriginal People.
Robert's Presentation on Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC)
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This is WAITOC’s current board who are made up of 8 Aboriginal tourism businesses elected by the members and 2 Directors that are experts elected by the board.

There is one elected board member from each of the tourism regions and three elected board members that can be from anywhere in the state.

WAITOC’s chair is Doc Reynolds from Esperance in Australia’s Golden Outback, Vice Chair is Clinton Walker from Australia’s North West and our treasurer is Rosanna Angus who is a state representative but is also from Australia’s North West. The other board members are Tahn Donovan from Destination Perth, Dale Tilbrook a WA state rep, Darren Capewell from Australia’s Coral Coast, Neville Poelina a WA state rep, Joshua Whiteland Australia’s South West rep. Then there are the 2 Co-Opted board members Marie Redman and Dr Sandy Chong.


Rotary NYSF

Exciting that last Saturday 38 students took part in a process of selection for 24 places from WA.
Thank you to all the volunteers.
What is this National Youth Science Forum?

The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.  At the NYSF Year 12 Program run in January each year, participants will:

  • visit science and technology related laboratories and facilities,
  • go on site tours,
  • listen to lectures,
  • take part in workshops,
  • go to social events, and
  • participate in group activities that improve communication and presentation skills.

Herman Cartoon

Next Club Meeting:
Thursday 8 August 7am for 7.30am start at
Terrace Photographers Pty Ltd
21 Wittenoom St East Perth 6004
Meeting cost is $12.00 per person (Cash only) and includes a light breakfast of a selection of Danish Pastries, assorted muffins, party pies and mini quiches, plus tea and coffee making facilities.
It is appreciated if you could bring a camp or picnic chair or two.
The Next Bulletin will be for the 29 August as the Editor will be away.
Aug 08, 2019
District Governor's Rotary Vision for the Year Ahead
Aug 15, 2019
12 Buckets
Aug 22, 2019
Members' Survey
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RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney's theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.

Month of August Theme

Membership and New Club Development

August - Membership & Extension Month

Membership and New Club Development Month, a time to focus on Rotary's continuing need for growth, to seek new members and form new clubs.

  • Update your classifications list and circulate amongst members and accordingly fill up the Vacancies
  • Educate members about membership Procedure
  • Induct New Members
  • Invite Retractors to join Rotary
  • Consider inviting Local Personalities to be Inducted as Honorary Members
  • Organise Seminar on Club level & a Public meeting inviting non rotary friends and Rotary Alumni to emphasis Advantages of Joining Rotary

[Source: http://rotary3000.org/2018-19/rotary/designatedmonths.php ]

Lauren Wolters shared a memory.
Photo: Lauren with 
Cadu and Giovana - inbound students from Brazil (June 2018)
One year ago today I began preparing for a year abroad. No amount of research, talking to Brazilians, talking with Rotary or listening to presentations could have prepared me the absolutely insane journey I have been on in the last six months on exchange. I have met some of the most amazing people, both exchange students and Brazilians who I will be life long friends and family with. I have experienced some of the most amazing travel, visiting one of the seven wonders of the world and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. I have learnt about how to live with different people and how to adjust to different routines and ways of living. I have learnt Portuguese and hope I will become fluent soon. I have cried, laughed, smiled, felt ridiculously homesick, felt the happiest I’ve ever been, and even felt like a failure. Exchange is not easy and exchange is not always fun but I am so happy I took this opportunity because the memories I’ve made and the things I’ve learnt make it all worth it. 
Allan McLean - I will bring projector and computer. tea & coffee makings and milk, plastic plates and napkins.
Don Burnsite - Please bring screen, lectern, registration box and PA system from your shed.
Greg Hunter - Please bring an urn.
Meeting Responsibilities
Roster for 8 August 2019
Set up / pack away
Webb, Sheridan
Dawson, Janelle
Roster for 15 August 2019
Set up / pack away
Smith, Warwick
Burnside, Don
Roster for 22 August 2019
Set up / pack away
Fletcher, Rick
Pierazzoli, Claudia
Roster for 29 August 2019
Set up / pack away
McCappin, Chris
Fletcher, Debbie
Roster for 5 September 2019
Set up / pack away
Walker, Justin
Worthington, Doug
Roster for 12 September 2019
Set up / pack away
Mullin, Ken
Hickey, Glenda
Roster for 19 September 2019
Set up / pack away
Hunter, Greg
Crossland, Jim
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Allan McLean
August 5
Ken Mullin
August 14
Warwick Smith
September 18
Rod Slater
September 20
Sandra Brown
September 27
Bronwyn Denman
September 29
Spouse Birthdays
Karen Hill
September 6
Join Date
Robin Arndt
August 1, 1969
50 years
Claudia Pierazzoli
August 17, 2017
2 years

Rotary Basics

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.
There is a committee whose task it is to promote the Foundation to all Clubs and Greg is on that Committee.
There are District Grants available to Clubs each year to fund small-scale, short term activities that address the local community and communities abroad. The amounts of funds available depends on the level of the Annual Giving.

Global Grants assist Rotary Clubs and districts in carrying out humanitarian service projects in cooperation with a Rotary Club or district in another country. Grants are for amounts between $15,000 (US) up to $200,000 (US).


Immunisation of a child in Lao against the polio virus

Polio Eradication
Rotarians have contributed more than $1 billion US toward riding the world of this horrific disease. A small decrease in immunizations could lead to 200,000 paralytic polio cases per year among low income countries. Rotarians are on the verge of ridding the world of Polio.
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  Committee Meetings    
Board Every 3rd Tuesday Board Member homes in Mount Lawley 6.30pm
Club Service To be announced To be advised 6pm
Community (Homelessness) Every 1st Wednesday 21 Wittenoom St., East Perth 6pm