District 9455 Info Update
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Greetings to all Rotarians and friends in District 9455,
What a great privilege it is to visit your clubs, seeing how diverse and vibrant they are reminds me that we are fortunate to have so much freedom to style our meetings as we wish and to have such a wide choice of projects and programs. If you, as a club member or leader would like to consider a change in meeting style, I encourage you to visit other clubs to see them in action, you may be inspired.
Change can be refreshing, it need not be frightening or scary. If we reflect on our lives, we have evolved through various stages and made changes along the way to suit the environment around us, both physically and socially. In the same way, we can do that with Rotary on both a personal and club basis.
This month the vote will be taken for Regionalisation. All Presidents have been sent an information email and the club vote can be cast from 15th September within a 2-week timeframe. If you would like further information on the vote, or what it is you are voting for, then please visit www.creatingtomorrowrotary.org. Basically, the vote is for our zone (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands) to pilot a project which will research, trial and test a new way of doing things in the management of Rotary which will support clubs to strengthen and grow.
We held a terrific Adventure in Storytelling last Sunday, the session was informative, with laughter, challenges and much discussion as to how we can each consider our ‘why’ we are in Rotary and how best to share that with others.
Our next Adventure is in marketing and will be on Friday 11th November, again on zoom so everyone can participate. We are liaising with experts in the field and if you would like to be part of that team, please let me know. Registration details will come out closer to the time.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it ……
The first challenge was to check out if there is one of those Rotary road signs in your area or on your way as you move around our State. Is it in good repair? If not, then please remove or fix it as it will be detrimental to the public image of Rotary if it looks old and tired.
Did you take up the challenge last month – checking your club’s website and seeing if it is up to date, particularly the calendar? This is sometimes the first place prospective Rotarians look and if the information is old, it also doesn’t give a good impression as to the current situation of the club.
This month’s challenge … when did you last talk to someone about why you are in Rotary and invite them to come with you to an event, project or a meeting? If it was more than a month ago, then I challenge you to try it again … did you know that most people join Rotary because they were invited?
Yours in Rotary service,
Clubs working together
The Rotary Clubs of North Perth and Wyndham Harbour in Victoria joined forces to help the homeless with clothing in WA.
Some weeks ago a member from The Rotary Club of Wyndham Harbour contacted one of our club members to see if we could assist with a donation of clothing that would be coming from the warehouse that is in WA from a company called Fashion Biz. Fashion Biz are in most states in Australia with offices also based in different parts of the world. They are quite a large company and had quite a large  quantity of clothing that they wished to donated specifically to the homeless. The clothing is new however had been rejected by Fashion Biz because of some minor defects.
After a few phone calls we managed to find a community organisation that could accept this amount of clothing and specifically hand it out to the homeless. The community organisation was The Margaret Court  Community Outreach Centre who are based in Osborne park. We arranged for them to collect the clothing and needless to say they were very thankful and grateful for Rotary considering them for this donation.
This is an excellent outcome of two clubs working together on different sides of the country to achieve a positive result.
Do you have a President-Elect in your Club?
Hello everyone, just a reminder … do you have a President-Elect in your Club?

Please be aware the first PETS for Rotary Western Australia will be held on 4th-5th February, in person.
We don’t want your Club to miss out! So if you don’t have one yet,
please appoint someone soon and add their name to ClubRunner
so they don’t miss important information!
DG Ineke
Have you checked out the amazing special events being arranged for members and guests? Numbers are capped so be quick.....click here to see what's on offer.
Have you been to Melbourne before? Check out the amazing tours being arranged for members and guests. Numbers are capped so be quick.....click here to see what's on offer.
At past conventions, you’ve seen what we can accomplish when we come together and share our passion for Doing Good in the World. We’re excited to keep the momentum going in 2023. Join us in the beautiful city of Melbourne, Australia, 27-31 May to connect with other people of action. We’ll hear from great speakers, enjoy fantastic entertainment, take part in inspirational breakout sessions, and so much more. 49 members from D9455 have registered...we are aiming for ~140attendees
Register today to receive the reduced rate. Don’t wait, because this rate expires on 15 December.
Register Today

Rotary Esperance, Unlimited
(Corrina Rawlinson)

This is a story with a difference. Last year Rotary Esperance voted to induct the daughter of a member as the club's first-ever
female member, and in the process created a quiet revolution, as Corrina quietly
went about modernising the club profile as chief storyteller. Want to convey a more relevant image to your stakeholders, and possibly
recruit more second-generation Rotarians? 
Rotary Means Business Presents AN EVENING WITH THE HONOURABLE DR KEN MICHAEL AC -"Building Bridges In The Community" 
Don't miss your last chance to book your tickets to An Evening with Dr Ken Michael AC; Former Governor of WA next Tuesday September 6th at the Duxton Hotel. With half a century of leadership experience under his belt, Ken will share his unique insight into cultivating long-lasting and effective relationships.
A pillar of society, Ken is known for his tireless contribution to government, business, and community activity.
Originally a bridge design engineer by profession, Ken’s ascendancy to the role of Governor was preceded by time as Commissioner of Main Roads, Chair of the East Perth Redevelopment Authority, member of the Economic Regulation Authority, and Chancellor of UWA.
Ken’s commitment to community service includes being Chairman of the WA Museum, the Australian Defence Force Assistance Trust, Chairman and President of the West Australian Cricket Association.
Ken has also been a member, Deputy Chairman of Council and ultimately President of the National Trust of WA as well as President of the Rotary Club of Perth, and Board Memberships of Hellenic Australian, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cancer Council of WA, and the Centre of Leadership and Management.
Don’t miss this privilege of hearing Ken share years of gathered insight in conversation with our own John Garland AM
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 talks about honesty, fairness, friendship and benefit to all concerned.
PS. Curious to see what an RMB event is like? Take a look at our LinkedIn and see for yourself: https://www.linkedin.com/company/74287751/
This course teaches participants how to assist people experiencing mental health problems
& aims to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses
The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course is a 12 hour course delivered over two (2) days.
Saturday 10 September 2022- 0900am - 3:00pm
Saturday 24 Sepember 2022 - 0900am - 3.00pm
Tea and coffee will be provided.
BYO lunch - kitchen onsite/Food van at lunch
This free training is funded by WAPHA in conjuction with Alliance Against Depression framework.
Click here to register
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kalamunda
A great way to connect to schools in your area. Also, at no cost to you and
a good income through your club!
For many years district 9810 in Victoria has been running “Wheelchairs for Kids” wheelathons with a donated furniture trailer and 20 wheelchairs. Incomes for the day ranging from $2,000 to a top of $16,000. Wheelchairs for Kids commenced this project in the Perth area last year, once again with a donated furniture trailer (by Coates Hire). 
All you have to do, is arrange with your school, the kids then ask the parents to donate per circuit or just donate into the school account. 
 We will turn up with the trailer and it’s up to you how you participate. One club also ran a sausage sizzle. Schools come back year after year.
See us on the website link WFKs website or go straight to a wheelathon video wheelathon video
For more information check with Gordon Hudson ghudson@wheelchairsforkids .org 0412111419 
or make a booking with volunteer John Jeffery 4120111419 johnjeffery038@gmail.com
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
Don't miss the opportunity to attend the
Year 10 Speaking Contest State Final 
(dinner and beverages included in your ticket price)
Click on the picture to register
Click here  for the nomination pack
Following on from our very enjoyable Golf Day last year, Rotary Matilda Bay invite you to join us at Mount Lawley Golf Club.
The fee includes golf for four, plus dinner and drinks for eight with an inspiring guest speaker.
A great event for corporates who want to entertain clients or have some fun with staff and partners.