Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Western Endeavour - Issue No.: 847 Issue Date: 24 Feb, 2019

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What keeps us together!

Fellow Rotarians, Time for a new message!  It certainly pays to reflect on what we’ve done, as its generally more than one appreciates.

We have now conducted 2 of the 4 Speedway collections this season.  The Club (and its predecessor club in Speedway terms) have now collected a grand total of $201,285.37.  That is a mighty tribute to the Speedway fans, to Con & Gavin Migro who have made it possible, and to all our collectors over the years.  This contribution to cancer research/care deserves to be recognised.  Well done all.

The Christmas brunch and Kris Kringle was the usual great success.  Thanks Wendy & Michael for again hosting us, and to all those who contributed.  I’m just getting into the plum pudding.  I hope whoever finished up with the torch is enjoying it!

As mentioned at the Club meeting, we have submitted our suggestion for a “Rotary in Australia Centenary 2020/21” Project in WA.  Our suggestion is an Instrument Repository and associated facilities to support the “Don’t Stop the Music” Program initiated by the BeKids organisation.  Julia Hayes from BeKids helped me with the Submission, which is on the Club website.

Our speaker program continues to be excellent, and I want to thank Marcus Harris who has done a great job, including covering the Club Service Director position during Vicky’s extended absence.

The key event just coming over the horizon is our Club Information Night on Tuesday 7 May.  It is already in the Meetings & Roster section of the Newsletter so you can RSVP now.  Please start thinking of any possible candidate/s for membership to invite.  More to follow.  Of course you don’t have to wait until the Information Night to invite a guest to a Club meeting.

Requiring more immediate action is our fundraiser at the Hyde Park Fair on 3 & 4 March. Jane has organised a stall selling 100 square raffle tickets and to promote our Club.  Please respond to Jane’s email to advise when you can attend on roster.  You can also respond to the Event entry in the Newsletter. This will be a replacement for our regular 5 March meeting.

I think that’s enough- I’ll need some material for my next (last??) message.  I think it is clear from the above that all Club members deserve thanks for the great spirit they bring to our Club!


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District 9455 Conference 2019

You asked for a shorter Conference……………We’ve done that

You asked for a more economical conference……We’ve done that

And you asked for fewer long speeches…………and we’ve done that too!

And more targeted presentations ………………………………and that too!

Conference 2019 will be at Scotch College, Swanbourne on

Friday evening 5th & Saturday 6th April 2019.

The program will be based around the five Avenues of Service with an appropriate keynote speaker and several short presentations by clubs or committees on each Avenue.

Friday evening (from 6) will be informal (with finger food) showcasing our wonderful Youth programs – and is designed for you to invite friends or potential Rotarians. Perhaps parents of your outbound or rebound Exchange students, or past recipients of Rotary awards or recognitions who would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about Rotary. Only $49

Saturday will feature keynote speakers Richard Goyder (past RYE), Mike Greenslade (CEO of Shelterbox Australia), Prof. Carol Bower (Head of the Centre for Excellence for FASD studies) Amanda Wendt (keynote speaker at Rotary International Assembly & Convention) Past RI Director Stuart Heal and others, along with supporting projects and programs from around the district. And just $50.

And Saturday evening - a 3 course dinner with wine and some great entertainment. $80.

Total $179

Your committee is working hard to make this conference truly INSPIRATIONAL, following the RI President’s theme “Be the Inspiration”

Conference website (on District website) is live and has a link to the Trybooking site.


Special Days
Wed, 27 Feb - Julie Ford's Birthday

Thu, 28 Feb - Donna Thornton's Birthday

Wed, 6 Mar - Harry Nesbitt's Birthday

Tue, 19 Feb - Geraldine Aubrey just joined our Club

Meeting Rosters
Thanks & Cleanup
3 minute bio
26 Feb, 19
Harry Nesbitt
Geoff Ross
Judy Dinnison
Harry Nesbitt
Bruce Dufty
05 Mar, 19
12 Mar, 19
Marcus Harris
Donna Thornton
David Fisher
Jane O'Leary
Judy Dinnison
19 Mar, 19
Judy Dinnison
Rohan Nagappa
Harry Nesbitt
Marcus Harris
Jane O'Leary
26 Mar, 19
Peter Batskos
Geoff Ross
John Boxall
Rohan Nagappa
Vicky Rowe
07 May, 19
Tony Parker
Harry Nesbitt
Michael Lee
Geoff Ross
Upcoming Events
Event Name
Reg. By
Hyde Park
Sun, 3 Mar, 19
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