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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Australian Rotary Health WA Mental Health PhD Awards Ceremony 2021
Thursday 5 May 2022, 5.30-7.00pm, Southcare Central Manning
(53 Bickley Cres,  just off Manning Road)
An opportunity to hear of recent Australian Rotary Health developments, and the latest on groundbreaking local WA research into mental health. (Humanitix bookings here)
This event is the award ceremony for our inaugural 2021 Australian Rotary Health WA Mental Health PhD awards.
These awards recognise local researchers, from universities in Western Australia, who have completed an excellent PhD thesis in a mental health field. The selection panel considers this research makes an outstanding contribution to the understanding and promotion of mental health, or understanding, prevention or treatment of mental illness.  (Read more ...)
Interested Rotarians, Rotaractors, colleagues and friends interested in mental well-being are encouraged to attend.
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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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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.
 
Looking for artwork...click here
Looking for quick print labels...click here
Looking for logistics...click here
 
Email John at jacksflat@gmail.com if your club is interested in being part of this fundraiser or click here
 
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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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THE ROTARY FOUNDATION SHOWCASE
Sunday 1st May 2022.
9:00 am start and finishing no later than 11.30am.
 
The Rotary Foundation is our “Charity” with the single purpose of assisting with project funding for all the work done by Rotary. Since 1917 it has provided over US$4b for life changing projects and it is the financial heart of Rotary.
 
Our Showcase event will provide information for accessing large and small scale Grants for your Club projects, explain Scholarships for Post Graduate studies and future peace makers and show you how to organise Vocational Training Teams. Also get the latest on the eradication of Polio.
 
Attendance at the Showcase is a pre-requisite for your Club to participate in Grants programs in 2022/23.
 
Please register your attendance by email greg.thurston@outlook.com.au
 
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 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 - george.et@bigpond.com or 0419900566.
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