Welcome to Rotary District 9455 - Western Australia
Rotary's vision: together we see a world where people unite and take action to create positive, lasting change across the world. 
Are you a person who shares this vision, and wants to make positive changes in your community and the world?   Our Rotary club members are dedicated, progressive people who share a passion for community service, inclusion and friendship.   Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
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News From our Clubs & District
Effective Monday, January 31, double dose proof of vaccination for those aged 16 and older will be required state-wide for:
- Visitors to public and private hospitals, and aged care facilities;
- All hospitality venues including restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, taverns, night clubs and dine-in fast food (roadhouses, service stations and takeaway is exempt);
- Indoor entertainment venues, including play centres, gaming and gambling, theatres, concert halls, museums, cinemas and live music venues;
- Bottle shops;
- The entire Crown Perth complex;
- Major stadiums;
- Gyms, fitness centres and health studios;
- Amusement parks and the zoo; and
- Music festivals and large events with more than 500 people, unless exempt.
Community sport and school-based events, unless at one of the specific venues listed, are exempt from the proof of vaccination requirement.
For more information visit WA Government website here.

In its 30th year, the Perth Pride Parade has been an annual family friendly event celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. In 2018, WA Rotaractors marched in the parade and for the first time, in 2021 Rotary members from Western Australia marched in the Perth Pride Parade. With members from both District 9455 and District 9465, lots of Rotary merch, glow sticks, bubbles and some great banners, our members did an amazing job representing the organisation that has brought us all together to make an impact in the community.

The stands at Gloucester Park were filled and we were able to share with the crowd some information about Rotary, and that our organisation is inclusive of all members from the community. 

The sky lit up with a fireworks finale as we all headed home, thinking about outfits and dances that our Rotary and Rotaract group could do next year to again show our support for the LGBTQIA+ community. 

To know that Rotary in WA’s attendance in the parade will have a ripple effect, in our clubs, in our communities and in ourselves, is a really wonderful feeling. Rotary and Rotaract are welcoming of all community members who want to make a difference in the world. We would love for you to join us in the parade next year!

Karrinyup Rotary has been privileged to support Riding for the Disabled Carine for eighteen years. Led by builder Ross, together with engineer Stuart, the club was integral in providing the leadership, advice, consultancy and technical expertise to convert RDA's need for an all weather facility into a proposal that could be submitted for both approval and funding for the facility, which opened in 2019. At the recent renaming ceremony to Danjoo Koorliny, one family told how the arena has provided an incredibly important place within the community and especially for their family. The club subsequently received an email and photos from Fiona and Andrew, which tell a beautiful Rotary story, well worth sharing. This is why we do what we do!
Stirling Farmers Market Celebrates Ten Years
Recently the Rotary Club of Karrinyup celebrated ten fabulous years of the Stirling Farmers Market. As well as being a reliable source of income for all our many charity projects, this event has established our club as a visual presence in the local community in the City of Stirling. Market patrons continue to praise the wonderful friendly atmosphere, which prevails each Sunday morning at the market and club members on duty each week are responsible for perpetuating this.
The birthday celebration had a wonderful festive atmosphere with bunting on the stalls and lots of free entertainment for all, including pony rides for the children, face painting, eco fairies and of course cake for everyone!
Thanks go also to our wonderful stall holders but most especially to Market Manager Heather Leaney and her market team, who do so much behind the scenes, for organising a wonderful day.
We also recognise the years of hard work by inaugural Market Manager Peter Polain and his foresight in seeking to establish the market all those years ago.
Check out all the photos of this happy occasion on the link to Our Tenth Birthday album on the Stirling Farmers Market Facebook page. Happy Birthday to us! – ENDS
Photos attached:
  • Birthday Cake donated by stallholder Tammy’s Bakery
  • Ladies of the duty admin team – Friend of the Market Phoebe with RC Karrinyup members Sandra, Jenni and Trish
  • City of Stirling Councillor Karlo Perkov with Peter Polain
For further information contact Carolyn Prunster Secretary Rotary Club of Karrinyup karrinyuprotary@gmail.com Tel: 0417 979 411
“My Home” has hit a key milestone with funding announcements of $2.2m from Lotterywest, $500,000 from Minderoo and additional support from the Sisters of St John of God to construct the first 18 homes in North Fremantle.
A contingent of Rotarians gathered alongside “My Home” founder Michelle Blakeley to hear Minister Simone McGurk and St Pat’s CEO Michael Piu pay tribute to the innovation and community support this project has generated, to provide secure housing for ageing women at risk of homelessness.
Meanwhile Rotary is living up to its pledge to ‘turn a house into a home’ by co-ordinating fundraising and in-kind donations to furnish all 18 homes. If your members would like to learn more about “My Home” please contact alex.truelove@rotaryeq.org. To donate to home furnishings simply go to https://myhomehousing.org.au/rotary/ For in-kind donations please refer to our inventory https://myhomehousing.org.au/rotary/contribute-with-rotary/   before contacting Kay at durrant@wn.com.au
You can also show your support through social media. Follow us on facebook here
To commemorate NAIDOC Week on behalf of the District Shaun Williams from Rotary of Elizabeth Quay club and DG Dee Buckland attended the City of Subiaco's flag raising ceremony and were inspired by City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor’s speech. 
NAIDOC week's theme Heal Country, Heal Nation was very appropriate.
The Welcome to country was given by Whadjuk/Ballardong Elder Freda Ogilvie and her grandsons. See here for information on Noongar Welcome to Country Protocols.
We acknowledge the aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the traditional custodians of this country and its waters. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
Due to very popular demand, we are delighted to announce that the Speaker/Session videos and photos from the Conference are finally here. If you want to download/view these for yourself or your club meetings you can click on the links below:
More photos will be added in the coming few days as our partners send in their images, so please check back soon.
Lastly, to ensure you don't lose those details of someone you met at the Conference....if you want to connect please send an email through to the Conference Committee at info@rotarywa.org
Thank you again for your support of the Conference.
Nb. The Michelle Cowan Video will only be available until the 7th April to comply with her speakers contract. Also due to contractual terms there is no video available of Dinner Speaker - Mick Collis.
Cambridge Rotary
Through our website, we received an enquiry from Mount Hawthorn Primary School to install a Peace Pole at the school on World Peace day on 21 September. The idea came from the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin.
Cambridge Club has agreed to provide the Peace Pole to Mt Hawthorn Primary School. In addition, we have now contacted all the schools in the Cambridge area and so far (over the weekend) we have four additional schools wishing to have one. This looks like it could be a really good way to promote Rotary and the cost to each club is relatively modest. A collaboration with a nearby Men’s /Community Shed could also be worthwhile so that the poles can be made here in WA. A visit would be required to the schools on 21 September with a short speech to be made. If Cambridge undertakes all the schools in Cambridge this could involve all the members speaking at a school on that day.
The Rotary Club of Karrinyup is proud and excited to announce the launch of the Vocational Service Diversity Scholarship Program. This project enables young scholars the opportunity to engage with and learn from members across the Rotary family in an environment of leadership and community, where everyone can contribute and benefit.  RC Karrinyup is dedicated to ensuring that our potential leaders of tomorrow have access and opportunity for development, regardless of their financial means. For this reason the club has created and now offers the Diversity Scholarship Program.

Rotary District 9455 strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability Rotarians, spouses and partners and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people they come into contact with and protect them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Version updated 8 September 2021

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