District 9455 - Info Update
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As a community service organisation, Rotary has a long history of providing practical help for communities in times of crisis. WA Rotary Relief, a combined Rotary project, exists precisely for that purpose, and is ready to provide disaster relief in the aftermath of bushfire, flood, cyclone, earthquake and more......Click here to read more of the article: ROTARY WA: FORGING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS ONE TOOL LIBRARY AT A TIME on Page 2.
Have you and your Rotary Club thought about what events/activities to participate in this NAIDOC week?
NAIDOC(National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week always takes place from the first Sunday in July to the following Sunday (schools may choose to celebrate NAIDOC Week at some other time suited to their school calendar). It has its roots in the 1938 Day of Mourning and became a week-long event in 1975.
This year’s theme is Get up! Stand up! Show up!
Your local government area will have a raft of NAIDOC Week events and activities. If you cannot find these events/activities online try your local library. It is sure to have a flyer for you. The City of Perth has a an opening ceremony and festival on Sunday July 3rd  from 1-5pm (see https://visitperth.com/events/naidoc-week-2022-opening-ceremony for details) and there are all sorts things happening at Boola Bardip during NAIDOC Week.
If you cannot attend a NAIDOC Week event somewhere, why not do a bit of reading to expand your knowledge of all things Indigenous. Perhaps you could read a novel written by an Indigenous author. Have a look at the following URL for ideas:  https://www.readings.com.au/collection/australian-first-nations-fictionor. Those of you who love travelling will be delighted by Marcia Langton’s beautiful Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia. And if you are feeling like you really want to know more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart, get yourself a copy of Everything you need to know about the Uluru Statement by Megan Davis and George Williams. This very accessible book will help you understand the Australian Constitution, how it affects Indigenous Australians and how the Uluru Statement from the Heart came about, without putting you to sleep. Its available for Kindle and you may be able to access it on Audible.
You may even like to browse the Rotary D9455 Aboriginal Reference Group webpages at https://www.rotaryarg.org.au
Rosslyn Marshall
Chair - Rotary D9455 Aboriginal Reference Group
Rotary Means Business Presents
Join us on July 5 for an Evening with Michael Smith. Michael is one of Australia’s premier company directors, with extensive experience in developing effective strategies, managing performance and identifying critical success factors for outstanding executive team function.
Michael is the present Chair of 7-Eleven Stores PL, Starbucks Australia, and Pioneer Credit. Michael was recently appointed as a director of the newly formed AusCycling board, and chairs the High Performance Committee providing advice to the Olympic Cycling Team. Michael’s previously held Chair roles include the Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group, iiNet, Synergy, Verve, the Perth International Arts Festival, the West Coast Eagles, National Chair of the Australia Institute of Company Directors, Deputy Chair of Automotive Holdings Group and a director of Creative Partnerships Australia and HOME Building Society. His other past positions include Chair of the Pearling Industry Advisory Committee, State President of the Australian Marketing Institute and a member of the national board.
With a long track record of successes in the corporate world, Michael will be sharing some of his key insights in building enduring company cultures.
Book your tickets here: https://events.humanitix.com/rmbms
For one night only, travel to the ENCHANTED FOREST for a night full of magic. 
✨🍄✨🍄✨🍄 Join the Rotaract Club of Perth in our efforts to raise money for the Centre for Asylum seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD). Tickets include a main meal, dessert, and bottomless beer, wine and soft drinks! 🍻🥂
DETAILS: When: Saturday, 19th November 2022 Where: Parmelia Hilton Perth, 14 Mill St, Perth WA 6000 Time: 6:30PM – 11:30PM TICKETS: Early bird: $135 Regular: $160 Table of 10: $1250 ($125 each) Tickets are NOW ON SALE, get in quick for access to the special early bird price. Don’t delay as tickets may just disappear right before your very eyes. https://events.humanitix.com/rotaract-perth-charity-ball
**This is a strictly 18+ event, please remember to drink responsibly. Valid ID will be required to enter the venue**
US $2.0m Grant applications now open  -  “Programs of Scale”
The Rotary Foundation is once again providing an opportunity for Rotary members to access longer-term resources to implement large-scale, high-impact programs in our Areas of Focus.
Programs of Scale support a competitive grant process resulting in one award of US$2 million from The Rotary Foundation that is distributed over a three- to five-year period to a club- or district-sponsored program showing success and readiness to expand to help more people in more places.
Concept notes in relation to an application for this Grant must be provided by
1 August 2022.