District 9455 Info Update
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Book TODAY for the Perth Metro Assembly 2nd April or you might miss out on brunch
Click on the link or the flyer above to register for the location/date that suits you best.
Registrations essential
Rotary Means Business WA presents PRE-EASTER NETWORKING & FELLOWSHIP
Get your free ticket here:
Join your friends and colleagues for a relaxing evening of business networking and fellowship as we prepare to ease into the Easter break!
There is a cash bar and delicious cash food menu available from the dedicated Duxton team, so you can enjoy a drink and meal over great conversation.   Rotary Means Business WA is a Fellowship of Rotary International. It is a vibrant, valuable and productive business Fellowship that enhances B2B and B2C commerce between and for Rotarians in business, and also provides an avenue to help strategically scale up members' good works at their Rotary Club. Its ethos is based on the principles of the Rotary Four Way Test which is grounded in honesty, fairness, friendship and benefit to all concerned.

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!
We have just completed another successful RLI training session. Although it featured the same great content, there were highly interactive sessions with outstanding discussion between the participants from both districts, bringing in fresh and innovative ideas.
This is what some of participants remarked:
“All sessions were very informative and will be of benefit to me going forward.”
“Brilliant course content, amazingly informative facilitators-thank you to all involved in setting up the course!”
RLI is a great place for newly inducted Rotarians as well as established Rotarians. Club Officers and members can build on their Rotary knowledge to enhance their club experience. Long time Rotarians can re-kindle the old Rotary flame, and at the same time share their experiences with the other participants.
Our next RLI training session will be held on the 8th and the 22nd of October 2023. Please spread the word and continue to do good.
Margaret Martin from Transplant Australia wants to draw your attention to this article, 'One man’s driving adventure for the Gift of Life', in the Transplant World Journal
It would be wonderful if Anil had a lot of opportunities to talk to groups while he is in WA.
Here's an email from Anil:
Dear Fellow Rotarian,
I am the Charter President of the world’s first cause based Rotary club of Organ Donation RID 3232, inaugurated by RI President Shekhar Mehta. I Founded and chartered a total of 3 still active Rotary clubs. I request an invite to be a speaker at your club. I will be in the area March 21-April 25, on my drive to the next Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia via Argentina. A mission to unite Rotary for Organ Donation so NO ONE DIES WAITING FOR AN ORGAN.
Mission was kicked off at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston by IPRI President Shekhar Mehta and the Next RI President Gordon. Driving about 40000 miles, my drive started in Bangalore, India. The Goal was to speak to 100 Rotary Clubs before I reach the next convention in May, 2023 and compete for India in the World Transplant games in Perth, Australia April 2023.
This mission is on for the past 8 year since my kidney donation. To reach a million potential donors with my story along with pertinent information about organ donation. IMAGINE WE ALL COME TOGETHER? IMAGINE THIS ROTARY. We did it for Polio. We can do it again.
I have reached about 250000 people so far with over 800 talks and on the road for over 800 days Driving across 57 countries. Spoken in over 530 Rotary clubs so far
My lecture covers
•How I dealt with all the fears associated with organ donation
•How I became a world record holding athlete after donating
•Navigating the legal and procedural issues that plagues Organ Donation around the world •About concerns that only first-hand interactions with a donor can help address.
•What happens after you sign up.
•I deal with religious and superstitious myths that surround Organ Donation that comes in the way to help save lives.
In All I speak about Ideas on what your club can do locally to make organ donation awareness part of your club's agenda. WATCH VIDEO: https://youtu.be/XTYS3p6sA-w - Kickoff
Additional resources available here
Is there a club interested in organising a welcoming party for Anil for his arrival in Perth and to coordinate his visit.
Please contact Margaret Martin for further details by email
martin.margie@gmail.com or telephone 

0415 926 907


Transplant Australia are looking for volunteers to assist with the World Transplant Games to be held in Perth 

What’s required to be a volunteer?

There are some basic eligibility requirements you must meet to be a volunteer. Preference will be given to volunteers who are able to commit to at least three shifts.
Applicants must:
  • Be available between 15-21 April 2023 as a minimum.
  • Be aged 18 or over at the commencement of the Games. Children aged 14-18 can be involved with parental supervision.
  • Have valid and acceptable photo identification documents.
Volunteers at the World Transplant Games should register here https://worldtransplantgames.rosterfy.com.au/register
World Immunization Week 2023
World Immunization Week: Vaccines Save Lives
During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, join us in advocating for polio eradication and the importance of vaccines. As one of the greatest advances of modern medicine, vaccines are safe, effective, and save millions of lives each year. Our progress in the fight to end polio is proof that vaccines work. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative estimates that the polio vaccine has saved more than 20 million children around the world from paralysis. However, approximately 12.5 million children are totally unvaccinated. They are known as zero-dose children, and vaccinating them is critical to stopping polio for good. We need to continue vaccinating the world’s children against polio, because polio anywhere is a threat everywhere. Here’s how you can support Rotary’s efforts during World Immunization Week:  
§  Use the World Immunization Week Toolkit for graphics and sample posts to share on social media with the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork.
§  Download and share our video, “Zero-Dose Children.”
§  Donate to PolioPlus to help Rotary and our partners deliver polio vaccines to vulnerable children. Or start an online fundraiser to help us end polio using Raise for Rotary and share it with your network. Contributions will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rotary districts can give District Designated Funds (DDF) to PolioPlus to help meet our goal of raising US$50 million each year to eradicate polio.  
Join us during World Immunization Week and remind the world that together, we end polio.

World Immunization Week messages are sent to a broad range of polio eradication advocates, including: • The RI Board of Directors and directors-elect • The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees and incoming trustees • Past RI presidents • District governors, assistant governors, and governors-elect • Rotary and Rotaract club presidents • Regional leaders (RRFCs, RCs, RPICs, E/MGAs, and End Polio Now coordinators) • District Rotary Foundation chairs • The Communications Committee • End Polio Now newsletter subscribers • PolioPlus committees (the International PolioPlus Committee, End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign Committee, Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Forces, PolioPlus national advocacy advisers, national PolioPlus chairs, district PolioPlus subcommittee chairs)

Special RAWCS Presentation Bedia Gucum - Turkey Earthquake
Early in February this year, catastrophic earthquakes struck the Turkey/Syrian border areas leaving tens of thousands of people displaced and sadly killing more than 50,000 people. Our national RAWCS organisation established the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief Fund (RARF) in response to the disaster. It has raised $81,363 to date. The Rotary Club of Darwin North has accessed $10,000 of this funding for its own RAOAF Turkey Earthquake Emergency Relief (Project 62-2022-23). The club was able to do this as it has links with a former GSE team member who lives in the city of Adana. The club has partnered with RC Seyhan-Adana to support the refugees.
The Darwin North funding is assisting Bedia Gucum to run a field kitchen feeding 5,000 people per day in Adana and surrounds. Bedia has achieved this with no help from the Turkish authorities. Rather, she relies of the goodwill of private enterprises and local farmers. On Monday 3 April, there is a wonderful opportunity for you to experience a presentation by Bedia Gucum to RC Darwin North. It is hoped that you can disseminate the information you learn to clubs in your district and encourage them to establish their own projects to access the national disaster funding. The details of Bedia’s presentation can be found at the bottom of this email.
Bedia Gucum
Born and raised in Adana in a farming community, Bedia is an interior architect, environmental designer, restaurant owner, citrus farmer and a mother to a 12 year old boy and 11 year old girl. In her own words:
I have been helping at natural disasters for the last 25 years. From earthquakes, forest fires to landslides. I have worked with international groups, local agencies and private companies for fund raising, search and rescue and humanitarian relief. I have also worked hard on an education package for schools on urban disasters and survival.
Presentation Details
Two hours has been set aside for the presentation; however, it is unknown whether all this time will be needed. The Rotary Club of Darwin North warmly invites you to participate in the Bedia Gucum presentation. The meeting details are:
Meeting Part 1
Date: Monday 3 April 2023
Time: 7.00 pm (ACST)/7.30 pm (AEST)/5.30 pm (AWST)
Tap on the link or paste it in a browser to join.
Meeting Part 2 (if required)
Date: Monday, 3 April 2023
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (ACST)
Tap on the link or paste it in a browser to join.
Hi Perth and surrounds volunteers, we have the weekend of 1st and 2nd April locked in for ShelterBox to sell raffle tickets at the picturesque Hillary's Boat Harbour.
We would love to see all of our local volunteers down there across the weekend for a couple of hours to help sell tickets - the more tickets sold - the more money that ShelterBox receives!
We would welcome you to bring along family, friends or Rotary Club members to help sell tickets.  They don't need to know all about ShelterBox but just be able to sell, sell, sell (and if the public asks a ShelterBox question they can refer them to you!).
We are looking for volunteers to fill the following shifts - 
Saturday 1st April
Set up and Shift 1 - 10am - 2pm
Shift 2 - 2pm - 5pm
Sunday 2nd April
Set up and shift 1 - 10am - 2pm
Shift 2 - 2pm - 5pm
If you are able to be there all day - yay!  Or if you can only come for part of a shift, no worries.  We need as many of our volunteers there as possible. 
If you are available, please nominate a shift and day and I'll start to fill out the roster.
Thanks, and I'm looking to hearing from you.