District 9455 Info Update
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Congratulations to Wyalkatchem Rotarians Chris & Tzarina Loton who recently married. Their first child arrives in mid-August. A future Rotarian?
Time is running out to register for the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne in May.
Click here or on the picture above to register.
Geraldton & Kojonup still to come
If you haven't been able to attend a District Assembly, you are welcome to register for Geraldton or Kojonup 
Click on the link or the flyer above to register for the location/date that suits you best.
Registrations essential
Don’t miss hearing co-founder of award winning MKDC Design Consultants, listed as number 1 or 2 every year for past ten years in Business News Lists, Kathleen Kusinski share her advice on WORKPLACE STRATEGY FOR A POST COVID ENVIRONMENT.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Larry Hirsch
ARH WA Mental Health PhD Awards Ceremony
2023 - Invitation
Australian Rotary Health and Rotary in Western Australia invite you to the coming award ceremony for our 2022 Australian Rotary Health WA Mental Health PhD awards.
            Thursday 4 May 2023, 5.30-7.00pm
            Southcare Central, Manning 
            (53 Bickley Crescent, just off Manning Road)
Rotarians, Rotaractors, their colleagues and friends, and others interested in mental well-being (especially in pre-teen years), are also being encouraged to attend.
These awards recognise local researchers, from universities in Western Australia, who completed an excellent PhD thesis in a mental health field in 2022. The selection panel considers this research makes an outstanding contribution to the understanding and promotion of mental health, or understanding, prevention or treatment of mental illness.  (Read more ...)
Even if you are unable to attend, if you are willing to support these ‘Vocational Service’ awards, the Humanitix booking system link above enables you to make such a donation. Every contribution helps, as we want to provide awardees with support towards pursuing research career opportunities such as professional conference attendance and similar research networking.
If you know of others interested in the latest mental health research, particularly its implications for young people, and family and community health generally, please share this invitation with them.
Australian Rotary Health WA Team
It’s finally here! The “My Home” houses are nearing completion and 18 older women who are currently homeless will start moving into their new homes at the end of May.
Rotary WA has been a dedicated supporter of this “My Home” project and can proudly take credit for helping make these houses a reality. Rotary WA has provided homewares, furnishings and garden plants as well as bringing together other community groups such as Zonta, Soroptimists and Catholic Women’s League to work with us to transform the houses into very special homes.
Rotarians are invited to an Open House so they can inspect the houses on Saturday May 6 between 1 and 3pm

District Governor, Ineke Oliver, will welcome everyone and highlight the work of Rotary WA at 1.30pm.
PARKING. North Fremantle train station car park. Limited street parking in Congdon Street.
COME BY TRAIN. Direct access from North Fremantle train station.

The RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) camp in May is fast approaching!
If you know someone who is 14-17 years of age who is
· Wanting an opportunity to develop and challenge themselves
· Looking to develop their self-esteem and confidence
· Interested in developing skills including leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting and problem solving
· Wanting to build a network of young people and to make new friends
· Excited for a weekend of fun
Then we'd love to have them attend the RYPEN camp from 19th to 21st May 2023.
RYPEN depends on Rotary Clubs to sponsor participants, and the more participants we get the better the camp will be. We would love to welcome your applicant to the camp.
We've got an exciting and challenging program lined up for the weekend, so if you know of someone who would like to attend please get your applications as soon as possible.
Please send applications to rypen@rotary9465.org.au The camp costs $330 per attendee and your club will be invoiced later for the camp.
Applications close 1st May 2023.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please don't hesitate to let me know. You can email program chair Roy Philbin at rypen@rotary9465.org.au
or call 0418 948 847
Click here for an application form.
We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch event for Rotary Western Australia and invite you to Save the Date for this special occasion.
This will be a great opportunity to gather together and welcome in the new Rotary year, hear from a distinguished keynote speaker, and enjoy an evening of networking, delicious canapés, and refreshing drinks.
Keep an eye out for more info to come!
PDG/DGN and ARH Director Pat Schraven, and her friends Paula and Helen, are walking the 130km Cape to Cape Track in the South-West of WA. Patricia, Paula and Helen set off on the 7-day trek on 21 April 2023 and will be posting updates.
Along the way they will be raising awareness of mental health and encouraging donations for research undertaken by one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia, Australian Rotary Health.
All funds raised go to Australian Rotary HealthWhen it comes to mental health research, lots of little things make a big difference. Donations come in all different sizes too.  Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Australian Rotary Health – Improving life for all Australians through Mental Heath Research, Education and Awareness.
We appreciate your support.
Rotarians and friends of Rotary,
You are invited to Path of Hope Foundations annual Gala. Where we celebrate Rotary’s amazing efforts in breaking the intergenerational cycle of family violence and supporting the wonderful and hard work of The Salvation Army in Western Australia.
An evening of celebration, HOPE and free from fundraising to enjoy time with friends, good food and wonderful entertainment. 
This event is possible thanks to Rotarians passion and generous volunteering. 100% volunteer project!
For more information you are welcome to contact Rebecca Tolstoy | Perth Rotary 0408-931 456 or rebecca@tolstoyconsulting.com 
Rotary International is globally recognised and admired for its participation and passionate involvement in community development projects around the planet. As individual Rotarians we proudly participate, thorough our local chapters in supporting our local communities on a daily basis.
As a proud member of Rotary, and quite new to Rotary, I am also a proud member of The International Association for Community Development (IACD) https://www.iacdglobal.org/ . Monthly Zoom webinars are held where we discuss subjects such as poverty, homelessness, fund raising, natural disaster relief (Türkiye earthquake) and refugee aid (war in The Ukraine). Participants attend from countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Scotland, Kenya, South Africa, the UK, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. A world conference is held in a different country each year, this year the World Community Development Conference is held from June 20-22, 2023, at the Darwin Convention Centre, https://www.wcdc2023fromtheedge.org.au/
I will be attending this conference in Darwin this year as a proud member of Kwinana Rotary and Rotary WA, I encourage other Rotarians from WA to attend as it is a perfect opportunity for Rotarians to network and share ideas with other community development practitioners on an international stage.
Anthony Miller