Submissions for the Weekly Update must be
received by 12 noon the day before publication or they may not be included.
Please provide flyers in jpeg or png format
 
Email address for submissions: secretary@rotarywa9455.org
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There will be no virtual event to tune into this year.
The Changeover will be pre-recorded and distributed to clubs.
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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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Membership Voice Webinar - 12 April 2022: Whatever You Do, Don't Let Anyone Join Your Rotary Club! (Terry Daley) 

PDG Terry Daley is a successful club builder.  The Rotary Club of Rockhampton - Fitzroy was almost defunct when Terry kicked off a club modernisation project that grew the club to 37 members and made it inclusive to people from all walks of life by reducing barriers to entry, while developing an attractive and relevant program of projects.
 
Join us at 5pm WST on Tuesday 12 April to find out more.  Register here!
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National Flood Relief Appeal Distribution Australian charity, Rotary Australia World Community Service, today announced that funds raised via their national Flood Relief Appeal for people impacted by the current floods in Queensland and NSW are now open for applications.
 
Local Rotary Clubs will be active in impacted areas starting this week seeking applications from families displaced due to the Floods.
 
“When we launched the appeal one month ago we said the money raised will go directly and quickly to support those impacted, and we are pleased to be in a position to act on that commitment today,” said Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd CEO Andrew Woodward.
 
“The fact that some of the impacted areas are having to deal with a second flood in a month is devastating, and we hope that providing some quick financial support will provide some short term relief and reduce the mental health trauma being experienced,” Mr Woodward said.
 
Rotary Australia World Community Service has previously raised money for Bushfire and Drought affected areas and sees this disaster as just another where the network of Rotarians can step in to assist.
 
Families that have been displaced should make contact with their local Rotary Club to obtain the application form for a $500 debit card (voucher).
 
Mr Woodward said that the voucher system being used will provide support for not only the recipient, but also the local community as the funds are used within the community, thus creating a multiplier effect for the families and local businesses impacted by the floods.
 
Rotary Australia World Community Service is a not-for-profit charity that aims to be a leading Australian charitable organization for people’s wellbeing, supporting Rotarians and Rotary Clubs undertaking humanitarian projects in Australia and overseas.
 
Tax Deductible Donations to the appeal can still be made on the Rotary Australia World Community Service website at https://rawcs.org.au
 
 
 
To acknowledge the sacrifices made by our ANZACs and their families, we're calling for Volunteers to help serve at the Gunfire Breakfast for the members of our defence force and their families on the lawns of Government House this ANZAC Day.
 
Date: Monday, April 25th, 2022, 6:00am - 9:30am Venue: Government House, 13 St George's Terrace, Perth
 
Will you sacrifice a few hours on your day off to acknowledge the people who sacrificed a lot more than that?  Please use this link to volunteer:
 
Contact:  Wesley Sim, 0411-603-936, volunteer@rotaryperth.org.au
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
Email John at jacksflat@gmail.com if your club is interested in being part of this fundraiser or click here
 
 
Rotary Foundation Australia + Bendigo Bank Flood Appeal
In recognition of The Rotary Foundation’s strong stewardship of donations through its global grant process, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, through its charitable arm, Community Enterprise Foundation, has launched a flood appeal in conjunction with Rotary Foundation Australia to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of the recent East Coast Floods. Their flood appeal is now live on all Bendigo Bank branches nationwide and on the following link to their website  https://www.communityenterprisefoundation.com.au/rotaryfloodappeal. This donation platform is particularly aimed at the general public and Corporates. Donations of A$2 or more are tax deductible. Donors will be provided with a tax receipt through the Community Enterprise Foundation (ABN 69 694 230 518). Rotary members donating through this channel will not be eligible for any recognition points. Once the appeal is closed, the Bank will then transfer funds to Rotary Foundation Australia PBI Limited as a Directed Gift. As an Associate Foundation of The Rotary Foundation, these funds are accessible to clubs in Australia through global grant applications. We would like to ask for your support in circulating this to your Clubs and their external, non-Rotary network. With Disaster Response Grants prioritised for Ukraine until 30 April, this is one way we can fundraise specifically for projects to help Australian communities get back on their feet and potentially help prevent such severe devastation in future. 
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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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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 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.
 
All Clubs are encouraged to embrace District Grants as a way to source funds to support local projects. The use of District Grants is there to amplify the effort. 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. As a pre-requisite to be eligible for a grant, Clubs will need to participate in the Foundation Showcase (by Zoom) on 1 May 2022 at 9.00am where you will be provided with all details for Grant participation.
 
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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