District 9455 Info Update
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Help for Homeless in Perth
What started out as simply collecting socks for the homeless this winter grew into something much more, due to the wonderful contributions and generous donations of our amazing local residents, as well as support from the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. Working closely with the Perth City Homeless Group, the club’s Homeless Working Group was able to provide, not only over 300 pairs of socks for distribution but also managed to put together 32 backpacks for men and women for donation to the needy. Each backpack carried a tag identifying that it was a donation from the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. Recently these were delivered for distribution by the Perth City Homeless Support Group.
According to the Zero Project, in December 2021 there were 1,001 people known to be living homeless in Perth and Fremantle. We know that number to be increasing at an alarming rate.
Read more here about the Backpack project.
Read more here about Help for Homeless.
For further information contact Sandra McGuire Rotary Club of Karrinyup sandra.mcguire@outlook.com Tel: 040414 424 650
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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:
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 Subiaco invites you to celebrate Bill Benbow’s 50th year in Rotary with us!
Bill Benbow’s 50th Rotary Anniversary  Aug 02, 2022 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM  
Subiaco Hotel 465 Hay Street Subiaco, WA 6008 
Do you know anyone from Bill’s era who might not be in this email? Please give them call and let them know about the event for us. We would love to get in touch with them and have them join us. 
We are also looking for history to share on the evening. Please contact shauna@smk-writer.com if you have memories or photos to share from 2005-06 Rotary District Governor, the 2005-06 District Conference in Geraldton, chartering the  Rotary Club of Mindarie or past Rotary events with Bill.
We would love to have you, too! Celebrate a half century of service to Rotary! Tickets are available through next week. $50 per person for a two-course dinner. https://events.humanitix.com/bill-benbow-50th-anniversary-celebration
Our Rotary history is pictured below: (left) Bill Benbow and Don McManus. (right) Past District Governor Axel Handevitt-Haar (2004-05) and Bill Benbow.
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
For one night only, travel to the ENCHANTED FOREST for a night full of magic. 
✨🍄✨🍄✨🍄 Join the Rotaract Club of Perth in our efforts to raise money for the Centre for Asylum seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD). Tickets include a main meal, dessert, and bottomless beer, wine and soft drinks! 🍻🥂
DETAILS: When: Saturday, 19th November 2022 Where: Parmelia Hilton Perth, 14 Mill St, Perth WA 6000 Time: 6:30PM – 11:30PM TICKETS: Early bird: $135 Regular: $160 Table of 10: $1250 ($125 each) Tickets are NOW ON SALE, get in quick for access to the special early bird price. Don’t delay as tickets may just disappear right before your very eyes. https://events.humanitix.com/rotaract-perth-charity-ball
**This is a strictly 18+ event, please remember to drink responsibly. Valid ID will be required to enter the venue**
US $2.0m Grant applications now open  -  “Programs of Scale”
The Rotary Foundation is once again providing an opportunity for Rotary members to access longer-term resources to implement large-scale, high-impact programs in our Areas of Focus.
Programs of Scale support a competitive grant process resulting in one award of US$2 million from The Rotary Foundation that is distributed over a three- to five-year period to a club- or district-sponsored program showing success and readiness to expand to help more people in more places.
Concept notes in relation to an application for this Grant must be provided by
1 August 2022.