District 9455 Info Update
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The Bunbury and Quairading District Assemblies were well received. Four more opportunities for you to attend. Are you booked in yet?
Click on the link or the flyer above to register for the location/date that suits you best.
Registrations essential
The Rotary Club of Karrinyup cordially invites the 
Rotary Foundation Alumni of Western Australia, 
together with Family and Friends, to reconnect over dinner and drinks (cash bar)
18:00 for 18:30 start in the Blue Water Function Room at
Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club, 67 West Coast Drive, Marmion
The main meal will be served as an alternate drop of:
  • Sirloin steak chargrilled, madeira jus, broccolini, potato gratin (GF) OR
  • Roasted barramundi, romesco sauce, sauteed zucchini, blistered cherry tomatoes, sherry dressing (GF, DF)
         Followed by dessert - an alternate drop of:
  • Lemon tart, Italian meringue, crème fraiche GFO
  • Warm chocolate brownie, salted caramel ice cream
  • Tea and coffee.
       Please advise details of any special dietary requirements on the booking form. 
Cost per person is $55.
Guest Speaker, Retired Justice Ralph Simmonds, will share 'From Law School to Supreme Court:What Rotary has meant to me'. Hon Emeritus Professor Simmonds was Foundation Dean (1992–95, 1997-2003) and Foundation Professor of Law at Murdoch University in Perth. He has also served on the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia and as National Convenor of the Committee of Australian Law Deans (1994–95). He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in February 2004.
Pre booking/payment online is essential. Click here
Bookings close 6:00 pm Tuesday 28th March.

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!

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


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.