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The spread of COVID through Western Australian communities has severely impacted the number of regular and corporate volunteers across Foodbank WA’s five regional branches and the Perth Centre for Hunger Relief.  Since April, Rotarians have stepped up to help pack pantry staple hampers along with various other bundles such as coffee and tea packs, and hygiene packs amongst others.
Matilda Bay members have done seven shifts, and Heirisson Rotarians have also done two mornings with another being scheduled - just to mention a few of the 30 groups!
Hundreds of hampers and bundles are prepared each shift meaning those most vulnerable in our communities around WA are being helped. 
The hampers are distributed across WA through Foodbank WA’s six branches, Mobile Foodbank service and into remote communities, to help people doing it tough. With winter approaching, and COVID still impacting our communities, this is unlikely to be alleviated anytime soon.
Rotarians who have participated have all enjoyed the experience. Some say that, yes, the packing line can use a few unfamiliar muscles, but all involved have found the experience rewarding.  The work is not arduous, and all reasonable precautions are taken. They say it’s a chance to catch up with others and do a bit of team building.
If Rotarians are willing to put a team together, small or large, of club members or friends, then they can contact to arrange a mutually convenient date and time. 
Rotary also assists Foodbank WA in other ways, especially around the festive season, with Give a FeedCans for Christmas and other initiatives.
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Rotary Means Business Presents
Join us on June 7th when Small Business Development Corporation CEO and Commissioner, David Eaton, will launch the SBDC/RMBWA partnership program, designed to deliver free, relevant business training modules to RMBWA members. As SBDC CEO and Commissioner, David is responsible for the broad range of services delivered by the SBDC including its dispute resolution and mediation service. The Commissioner also conducts investigations into corporate and business practices which hinder small business and economic growth; and provides advice on policy and regulatory matters impacting on the small business sector to all tiers of government and in particular, to the Western Australian Minister for Small Business.  David is the longest serving Small Business Commissioner in Australia and has extensive business management experience, both as a small business owner and in senior corporate positions in Western Australia and Victoria. 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 strategically scale up their good works.  Its ethos is based on the principles of the Rotary Four Way Test which talks about honesty, fairness, friendship and benefit to all concerned. In these fast changing times for business, RMB with David Eaton is a night not to be missed. Get your ticket here:
Rotary Elizabeth Quay invites members, guests and friends to our guest speaker events:
'Modern Day Masculinity' on Tuesday evening, 7th June.
Our world has changed dramatically in recent years and in many ways it has accelerated societal shifts. In this special event, we will be joined by John Worsfold, a 2 time Premiership Captain who has coached both Essendon Football Club and the West Coast Eagles Football Club. John will be the keynote speaker and share his personal leadership journey and insights in what it means to be a good man in a world of change. A panel discussion will follow the topics of leadership, mental health, masculinity both on and off the field. 90% of ticket proceeds will go towards MAN UP WA and their leadership team will be present on the night to participate in the informal networking activities and continue to facilitate the conversation about how these insights relate to each of us.
$20 ticket for Rotarians. Discount code required. $35 ticket for Rotarian's friends and family. Discount code required. $45 ticket for Non Member For the discount code please contact Nick at Purchase your ticket via the link: Your ticket includes entry, finger food, drinks and networking with like-minded friends! 
Membership Voice 24 May 2022 at 5pm

RYLA to Rotary (Charlotte Moore and Caitlin Davey)

The newest club in District 9650, Young Leaders Rotary Club, was founded by a group of young people aged 19 to 27 after participating in the district’s RYLA program in May 2021.
Come along to this webinar to hear the good, the bad, the exciting and the ugly from foundation Co-Presidents Caitlin Davey and Charlotte Moore as they discuss all things Young Leaders.
The Rotary Club of Southern Districts is  conducting a zoom meeting with
the Foundation President of the Rotary Club of Kyiv  Ukraine Oksana Tjupa

Tuesday June 7 - 6 for 6.30 pm
at the Gosnell’s Golf Club Warton Road Canning Vale
Click here or on the image below to book.
Announcing Stan Grant as
Reconciliation WA's
National Reconciliation Week 2022 keynote speaker!
Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man Stan Grant is the International Affairs Editor for the ABC and a multi-award winning current affairs host and author. Passionate about justice and humanity, Stan Grant links the importance of leadership and the impact of history, and above all believes in the power and resilience of people. All of which aligns perfectly with the NRW 2022 theme, 'Be Brave. Make Change'.

Reconciliation WA is inviting one million Western Australians to join our National Reconciliation Week Breakfast on
Friday 27 May. Here is your chance to hear from Stan Grant as he speaks to this year’s theme as our keynote.
NRW 2022 Virtual Breakfast Program Released
We are also excited to announce that we have finalised our NRW Virtual Breakfast Program, so check out what else we have in store, and share with your event attendees today!

Be BRAVE and Make CHANGE this
National Reconciliation Week!

Reconciliation Memoirs with Fred Chaney
The launch of Reconciliation Memoirs with Fred Chaney will be hosted in WA Museum Boola Bardip’s stunning outdoor courtyard on Tuesday May 31, with an engaging fire-side conversation with Fred Chaney and Ben Wyatt.
Walk for Reconciliation
We are inviting the community to journey through Kaarta Koomba (King’s Park) on June 3 for the Walk for Reconciliation. Live acoustic music will carry walkers through to meeting places dotted along the walk, featuring truth telling sessions, opportunities for reflection, and cultural experiences.
WA Museum Boola Bardip Hub 
We are proud to partner with WA Museum, who will become the NRW Hub for 2022. WA Museum Boola Bardip, WA Maritime Museum and WA Shipwrecks Museum will lead activations in Boorloo (Perth) and Walyalup (Fremantle), with regional museums running local programs and collections for NRW.


Following up on the conference we offer a visit to the Perth Observatory. This is a great opportunity to visit both Historical Telescopes and the Worl Wangkiny exhibit where Aboriginal artists and students have painted stories of the sky and where you can hear stories of the galaxies from an Aboriginal Elder.
Tuesday 31 May 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+08)

Perth Observatory
337 Walnut Rd, Bickley WA 6076

Applications are now invited for the new round of District Grants for 2022/23. We extend a warm welcome to Rotaract Clubs which are also 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.
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. And don’t forget to attend the Foundation Showcase which is a pre-requisite for Grant applications.
Any questions on accessing the grants can be directed to District Grants Chair – PP George Etrelezis - or 0419900566.