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ROTARY CLUB OF MORLEY
CELEBRATES
50th ANNIVERSARY....PP DAVID DARTNALL
 
Morley Rotarians, David’s family and guests celebrated Past President and Paul Harris Fellow David Dartnall’s 50th anniversary as a member of The Rotary Club of Morley.
A BBQ evening was held at his daughter’s residence on Saturday evening 23rd April 2022.
 
David was Club President 1977-78 and PHF recipient 1990. He has carried out most Director roles within the Club and more particularly he has been Club Secretary for 13 separate years.
 
Prior to joining Rotary in 1972, David was a member of Apex. These years in Apex together with 50 years in Rotary exemplifies his dedication and commitment to “Service above Self”.
He was also a member of the Mount Lawley Golf Club for over 60 years being Captain 1976 and President of the Golf Club in 1982.
 
In recognition of reaching this major 50 year milestone Club President Neil Chivers presented David with a Paul Harris Sapphire recognition for the many years of service to our Club and Rotary in general.
 
Rotarians, family and friends stood, raised glasses and toasted David’s tremendous achievement followed by singing “for he’s a jolly good fellow”
 
It was a wonderful celebration on a still and balmy night.
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My Home’ Project Update
 
Providing housing for homeless women fifty five (55) and over, the fastest growing cohort of homeless people in WA is our mission.
 
As you are aware our journey commenced in January 2020, fabulously supported by many Clubs, individual members, community groups and schools. 
 
In September 2021, the State Government made land available in Congdon Street North Freemantle - home for 18 single female tenants.  Once construction is complete, the houses will be managed by St. Pats, an experienced Community Housing Provider who will collect the rent (set at an affordable proportion of the tenant’s income), maintain the houses, and provide the umbrella support to the tenants.  Other tasks under way:
 
  • Highbury Homes - awarded the Building Contract,
  • DM Civil - awarded the Sewer Main Extension Contract, and
  • The City of Fremantle provision of the Building Permit.
 
Rotary will “make these houses into homes” by providing furniture and household items.
 
Our RAWCS fund is still available to enable Rotary Districts and Rotary Clubs and Rotarians assisting this disadvantaged community with tax deductibility options.  https://directory.rawcs.com.au/7-2020-21
 
In this current building climate, there have been both avoidable, and unavoidable delays – fortunately significant progress is being made. 
 
The asbestos problem is being remediated and the $200,000 cost of remediation is being covered by PTA (Public Transport Authority).  Western Power have agreed to waive the cost of the connection fee for the site, the City of Fremantle have waived their costs for the Building Permit.
 
Building industry delays with the contingent labour and material shortages may still extend construction; but Rotary is paused ready to spring into action once the site works start.
 
Rotary is on track to supply furniture and fit outs as promised.  The Kitchen and lounge room furniture have been ordered and should it arrive before the homes are built Freedom will store it until required.
 
Sponsors are waiting in the wings to donate Crockery and Linen, Quilters to donate bedding and our Facebook page is keeping all interested parties up to date with the latest happenings. 
 
When we near building completion we shall organise a Stall at the Stirling Farmers Market (Karrinyup Club) to introduce the Community to the Housing First project.  https://myhomehousing.org.au
 
If you want to be connected and wish to help with furnishing theses homes, please contact:
 
Kay Durrant
Inventory Officer
0419931899
durrant@wn.com.au
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BEAUFORT BAKE OFF
It is a traditional bake sale, with home baked treats - but better!! Bid on your favourite treats, and if you are the lucky winner, the Beaufort Baker will make your goodies for you at a mutually agreed time. That can only mean one thing one thing, you can stagger the timing and have more treats.
At the close of the auction, if you are the lucky winner, we will pass on our bakers details so that you can make arrangements direct with them for collection of your goodies.
Bid generously, the bakers are all donating the ingredients and their time so that 100% of funds raised will go towards Club projects.
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PERTH OBSERVATORY VISIT
RC OF KALAMUNDA
 
Following up on the conference we offer a visit to the Perth Observatory. This is a great opportunity to visit both Historical Telescopes and the Worl Wangkiny exhibit where Aboriginal artists and students have painted stories of the sky and where you can hear stories of the galaxies from an Aboriginal Elder.
 
Tuesday 31 May 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+08)

Perth Observatory
337 Walnut Rd, Bickley WA 6076

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Rotary Means Business Presents AN EVENING WITH INVESTMENT AND TRADE COMMISSIONER NASHID CHOWDHURY
 
This is your last chance to grab your tickets to next Tuesday's RMB business insight event with Nashid Chowdhury, WA's Investment and Trade Commissioner for the India-Gulf region.
Get your tickets here: https://events.humanitix.com/rmbnc
 
With two decades of economic development, investment and trade experience, Nashid has extensive expertise in managing offshore networks, supporting business growth, leveraging state and Commonwealth government programs, attracting investment across international markets and has developed strong networks throughout South Asia and the Middle East.
Nashid has worked across a wide range of sectors, including energy; tourism, events and creative industries; international education; mining; primary industries; and health and medical life sciences. She also has experience working with tech startups and businesses focused on cybersecurity, financial services, transport, construction, science and innovation.
 
Nashid has previously worked for Austrade in the United Arab Emirates and resided there. Being of Bangladeshi and Indian background, she is fluent in Hindi, Bengali and Urdu, and has an excellent understanding of business and culture in South Asia.
 
With the recently signed Australia – India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement earlier this month, this is a must attend event. Grab your tickets here: https://events.humanitix.com/rmbnc
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Pedal power across the Nullarbor for Polio
 
Tasmanian Rotarians Phil and Joyce Ogden will soon tackle an epic tandem bicycle trip across the Nullarbor to raise funds for Rotary’s END POLIO NOW campaign. They are leaving Perth in mid May to ride the 2,750 km to Adelaide.
 
Rotarians for over ten years they have witnessed first hand the terrible legacy of the Polio epidemic of the fifties and the ongoing threat to children of the world until the Rotary inspired campaign worked its magic over the last 30 plus years. The couple said “We feel that the enormous effort which has gone into turning the tide of the disease will be lost if pressure and fund raising are not maintained until the disease is totally eradicated.
 
Logistics for the ride will be challenging with camping and motels (where available) the only accommodation options on the Nullarbor. A tandem cycle carries two riders but only has the luggage capacity of a single bike so the volume of extra provisions will be difficult to accommodate. However, weight is less of an issue as Google Maps describes the entire route as ‘mainly flat’.
 
Every dollar donated to End Polio Now will be matched with $2 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Contributions are at https://raise.rotary.org/phil-ogden/fundraiser - and please give generously. 
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LAST CALL FOR TICKETS
Australian Rotary Health WA Mental Health PhD Awards Ceremony 2021
Bookings for the inaugural award ceremony for our 2021 Australian Rotary Health WA Mental Health PhD awards close soon. We have five finalists, all of whom have who have completed an excellent PhD thesis in a mental health field.
 
Interested Rotarians, Rotaractors, colleagues and friends interested in mental well-being are encouraged to attend.
This is an opportunity to hear about the latest ground-breaking local WA research into mental health, and of recent Australian Rotary Health developments in WA, and to celebrate some fantastic achievements from emerging leaders in this field. 
    Thursday 5 May 2022, 5.30-7.00pm
    Southcare Central 
    (53 Bickley Crescent, Manning)
These awards recognise local researchers, from universities in Western Australia. The selection panel considers the awardee's research makes an outstanding contribution to the understanding and promotion of mental health, or understanding, prevention or treatment of mental illness.  (Read more ...)
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This is an urgent request from Foodbank for your help to pack food hampers 
9am-2pm over the next 2-3 weeks. 
 
Even if you can do one or two days it will make a huge difference. A flyer with further details appears above. Contact volunteering@foodbankwa.org.au 
 
From Foodbank:
"Due to the increase in COVID cases, most of our corporate partners have cancelled or postponed their booked days for reasons we understand. To add to this the demand for food assistance has increased and we are in need of volunteers to assist us with packing food hampers.  The hampers will be distributed throughout the state to our branches, mobile Foodbank service and also to remote communities. 
 
A normal day of volunteering at Foodbank Perth consists of an arrival to our Airport branch at 8:45 where we welcome the person/group and proceed with an induction about Foodbank and a safety brief.  From 9 to 2pm are the hours designated to packing the hampers with a morning tea break around 10:30am and a lunch break around 12:00pm.  We need as many people to perform the packing as possible.  It is an excellent team building activity or a good activity to perform among friends to support our WA communities. 
 
We have a production line with all the food to be included into the hampers and also people to assist.  We practice social distancing and wear masks the whole time, the warehouse is a spacious location and highly ventilated. "
 
Any questions to Bill Richardson, Rotary Club of Matilda Bay 
Mob:0429373788 mim.bill3@bigpond.com
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PDG John Glassford from the Rotary Coolamon Club is asking clubs to get involved in their Sunflowers For Ukraine project.
 
The club has sourced seeds, artwork and cello bags for distribution. Clubs just need to bag them up and sell them.
 
Looking for artwork...click here
Looking for quick print labels...click here
Looking for logistics...click here
 
Email John at jacksflat@gmail.com if your club is interested in being part of this fundraiser or click here
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Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Rotary Peace Fellowship - Apply Now!
 
Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s main causes. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
 
Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a post-graduate diploma in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world.
 
Over 1,500 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, education and research, law enforcement, media and the arts, and international organizations such as the United Nations.
 
▪ 15-24 month program, small-group classroom learning, in fields related to peace and development ▪ Intended for leaders near the start of their careers
▪ 50 fellows selected annually to study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers at partner universities, which offer interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching
▪ 2-3 month field study experience to develop practical skills
▪ Fellows connect with an international cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians
 
▪ Yearlong program for working professionals that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda
▪ Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
▪ 80 fellows selected annually to earn a post-graduate diploma in peace and development studies
▪ Interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions), and an on-site capstone seminar
 
Eligibility: Take the eligibility quiz.
 
Qualified candidates must:
▪ Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program
•      Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
▪ Be proficient in English
▪ Have a bachelor’s degree
▪ Demonstrate leadership skills
▪ Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace
 
Candidates must have at least three years between the completion of their most recent academic degree program (undergraduate or graduate degree) and their intended start date for the fellowship. Candidates currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program are not eligible to apply.
 
Applications for the 2023-24 academic term need to be submitted by 15 May 2022. Please write to rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org with questions.
 
If you know someone who might be a good candidate for this fellowship, please submit a referral form with their name and email address. We’ll contact them with information on how to apply. Thank you for supporting our program.
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THE ROTARY FOUNDATION SHOWCASE
Sunday 1st May 2022.
9:00 am start and finishing no later than 11.30am.
 
The Rotary Foundation is our “Charity” with the single purpose of assisting with project funding for all the work done by Rotary. Since 1917 it has provided over US$4b for life changing projects and it is the financial heart of Rotary.
 
Our Showcase event will provide information for accessing large and small scale Grants for your Club projects, explain Scholarships for Post Graduate studies and future peace makers and show you how to organise Vocational Training Teams. Also get the latest on the eradication of Polio.
 
Attendance at the Showcase is a pre-requisite for your Club to participate in Grants programs in 2022/23.
 
Please register your attendance by email greg.thurston@outlook.com.au
 
DISTRICT GRANTS
Applications are now invited for the new round of District Grants for 2022/23. We extend a warm welcome to Rotaract Clubs which are also now eligible to apply.
Applications close 31 May.
 
Clubs are urged to consider the use of District Grants to address ways in which Rotary can assist those in our communities impacted by a range of current issues. Against a backdrop of a worldwide pandemic, inglorious international events and local natural disasters. There are many in need of the type of support Rotary can provide.
 
Grants are provided on a matching dollar for dollar basis up to $5,000 per grant with a maximum three projects per Club. Full details of terms and conditions and the relevant forms can be found on the D9455 website. And don’t forget to attend the Foundation Showcase which is a pre-requisite for Grant applications.
 
Any questions on accessing the grants can be directed to District Grants Chair – PP George Etrelezis - george.et@bigpond.com or 0419900566.
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