District 9455 Info Update
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Greetings to all Rotarians and friends in District 9455,
I am sure you will all join with me in sending our sincere condolences to the family of  PRID Ken Collins and to his Club’s members – the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay.  Ken was a dedicated Rotarian with a long history of unique achievements.  He will be missed a great deal by his family and by Rotary.  Details about his funeral appear below.
Have you seen the August edition of Rotary Down Under?  Our District is the main feature and it looks terrific.  Thank you so much to all who provided articles, there were just too many to include this time. 
If you would like to have your club or project featured in Rotary Down Under, please feel free to contact them directly, they are keen to hear from you.  If you don’t feel confident in writing the text, they will do that for you, just give them the basic information and photos and the editor will do the rest. We would love to see more of Western Australia in our monthly magazine. 
Covid is still playing havoc with some of our events, sadly RYLA had to be abandoned last month halfway through the camp due to Covid insisting on being a guest at the camp.  However, the participants did manage to have a few days of their program.  It was terrific to sit in on one of their sessions; what a vibrant, enthusiastic group of people and leaders.
Geoff and I were delighted to be invited to attend the inauguration of WA Governor Chris Dawson at Government House.  You may recall Past Governor Kim Beazley was our Patron for Rotary.  We have requested for Governor Chris Dawson to be our Patron also, and will keep you informed of progress. As expected, it was quite a grand event and great to see quite a few Rotarians there also, both as VIPs and invited guests.
Regionalisation information zoom meetings have been held by RI Director Jessie Harman over the past couple of weeks and we have our own, for Western Australia, coming up on Sunday.  It is very important that you all know what this is about, as your club will be voting on this very important pilot project next month.  If you can’t get to a meeting, please do take the time to look at www.creatingtomorrowrotary.org when you get the chance. 
On a more personal note, thank you for your wishes and condolences for the death of my brother.  As I write this, I am in NSW and will return to Perth early next week.   My thanks and appreciation to all those who have taken on extra roles in my absence, I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it ……
Did you take up the challenge last month – regarding Rotary signs in your area? 
This month, I challenge you to check out your club’s website, specifically in one particular area … is there a club calendar?  Is it up to date?  If someone is interested in coming to your club, either a current Rotarian or someone from the general public, they will want to see when you are meeting and what is happening.  If it is out of date, they probably won’t visit your site again anytime soon ….
If you need help in setting up a calendar or maintaining it, please don’t hesitate to ask your club’s Assistant Governor who will help you find the help you need.
Yours in Rotary service,
All members will have received an email marking the sad passing of PRID Ken Collins, humanitarian, Rotarian and family man.
Ken was a great Rotarian who devoted much of his life to Rotary. His role in Rotary spanned over 5 decades and he was known to clubs all over Western Australia and across the globe. 
His passion for making a difference took him to many countries around the world, leading Polio immunisation and other health related project teams.  
Ken served as a Director on the Rotary International Board in 2000-2002, was mentor/friend to many and impacted the lives of thousands. His attached CV outlines his extraordinary lifetime achievements. 
Click the link to read Ken's full CV.
Now that you've heard about transition to one district, have you registered to hear about REGIONALISATION?
Register here
Zoom meeting link here
Did you know that the majority of Rotarians join Rotary because a Rotarian invited them? 
Join DG Ineke and her team as we explore how you can share your unique Rotary story without getting tongue-tied or leaving out the invitation bit!
This will be an enjoyable afternoon where we will learn from each other as well as from others who do this very well. Come along if you have something to learn, something to share or a mix of the two!
It is all on Zoom, to ensure you can attend in the comfort of your own home and be ‘covid-safe’.  You are also welcome to get together with others and join in as a group. We will be finishing with a BYO sundowner. 
This is the first of our Adventure series this year. We are very excited to get started! See you there!
3:00pm - 6:00pm Sunday 28 August 2022
Here is the link for the session, copy it to your calendar once you have registered:
Come and see what the Rotaract Club of Subiaco has achieved
and it's aspirations for the current Rotary year.
Click on the link to  book your tickets
Membership Voice  Wednesday 17 August 2022 at 5pm

Rotaract to Rotary: Building Pathways (David Mayne)

How PDG David's district develops partnering between Rotaract and Rotary to build relationships and improve long term participation in both movements.   Register here: https://bit.ly/MV_Rotaract_to_Rotary
The Western Australian FASD project is mentioned in this article,
 Now is the time to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the US Rotary magazine.
Rotarians are bringing awareness to causes of FASD and providing support to those already affected,


When Tami Eller was 6 months old, the grandparents raising her began noticing troubling signs: Her head seemed unusually small, and she wasn’t hitting growth milestones, though other aspects of her development seemed on track. Read more here.......
The Rotary Club of Metropolitan WA (provisional) would love to welcome you to our inaugural Accomplished Women's Dinner - a safe and supportive space for women to share with each other inspirational stories, challenges, and tips and tricks for navigating everyday life, particularly when juggling parenting, work, and life.
The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at the University of Western Australia, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Perth, invite you to attend the 2022 Sir Wallace Kyle Oration.
Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2022
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AWST)
Location: University Club Auditorium, Hackett Drive, Crawley
The Sir Wallace Kyle Oration is given by distinguished citizens and leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the community. The theme of the Oration is "Service Above Self", the motto of Rotary.
This year, the Oration will be delivered by June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.
June Oscar AO is a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. She is a strong advocate for Indigenous Australian languages, social justice, women’s issues, and has worked tirelessly to reduce Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
This is a free public event. Registration is required.
Please advise if you have any access or support requirements when registering. Please note, the venue is wheelchair accessible.
We look forward to you attending this Oration.

Comedy for Charity. DON’T MISS OUT on this comedy event. Bookings now open http://www.attadalerotary.com/comedy-for-charity.html

Year 10 District Final 13 August - Click here
Year 6 District Final 29 August - Click here
Year 10 State Final 8 September - Click here
Help us to raise funds to provide clean, potable drinking water for over
100 orphaned school children in Ndola, Zambia.

We have 30 tables of 8 available for $160 per table.
Join us for your chance to win a great collection of prizes including exclusive jewellery from Matusik Diamond Jewellers in Mt Lawley, a 3-night stay in Dunsborough, and a Deep Buttoned Velvet Ottoman. 8 rounds that will test your knowledge of all sorts of subjects, plus table quizzes and other fun games throughout the night. Book your table today to avoid disappointment at https://tinyurl.com/yvps55b.
We are also looking for prize donations, so if you have something you can offer, please contact Chetan Hegde at chetan@mckenzieschemist.com.au.
The Rotary Club of Ballajura-Malaga is holding its
Annual Ballajura Community Fair on Sunday 14th August 2022.
The Fair is designed to give enjoyment to the whole family with multicultural displays, dancing, clowns, fair ground activities, craft, food and novelty stalls,
and more.
Admission to the fair is by gold coin donation, and proceeds made by the Rotary Club though entry and the sale of bays will go towards community projects.
Non-stop entertainment including local school bands, choirs, dance troupes, gymnasts, martial art displays, a talent show and much more plus a large number of craft and food stalls are expected to attract a large crowd on the day.
Venue: Ballajura Community College Oval
Corner of Illawarra Cres & Cassowary Drv
Ballajura W.A.
Times: 10am to 3.30pm
Contact: Robert 0417 988 125