District 9455 Info Update
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The Rotary Clubs of Karrinyup and Scarborough support Mens Talk Ltd 
Rotarians have been offered the opportunity to attend an Award-winning Documentary Happy Sad Man.
Men's Talk are hosting the Award-winning Documentary called Happy Sad Man on Sunday 26 Feb 3pm at Palace Cinemas in Perth.
Tickets are $20 each.
All bookings are made through Trybooking link  https://www.trybooking.com/CFVJG
Would love you to attend if free and please can you promote this to your networks and respective Rotary Clubs.
City Rotary 
  • Imagine being pregnant and homeless.
  • Imagine having a baby and trying to find somewhere safe to sleep at night.
  • Imagine living with the fear of child removal because you have nowhere to live.
Women in our community are having to confront these realities every day.
“How can this be happening in this day and age?” you might ask. “Why isn’t this tragedy more widely known by us all?”  “How can our resource-rich state allow this to happen?” “It’s Dickensian”. Unbelievable as it seems, it is occurring on our doorstep.
So, what can be done?
Professor Lisa Wood is a tireless advocate of research being relevant and useful to the real world. She is recognised nationally and internationally, for her leadership in homelessness and public health. Reducing health and social inequalities lies at the heart of all her research.
Underlying her academic and research career is dedicated hands-on involvement in helping people who are homeless and collaborating closely with health and homelessness services. In 2017, Lisa founded the Home2Health research team (based now at the University of Notre Dame), and leads its growing program of innovative multidisciplinary research and evaluation.
When Lisa became aware of the acute but often hidden vulnerability of pregnant women who are homeless in WA, she couldn’t ignore it.
Come and hear more about this injustice, and what needs to be done and how.
Add the event to your calendar.
Date:March 1
Time:7:00 am - 8:30 am
Cost:Free – $49.00
Freshwater Bay Room at the Hyatt
99 Adelaide Tce
Perth, WA 6000 Australia + Google Map
Rotary Club of North Perth
Invitations for Rotary and partner participation will be issued shortly or 
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Penny and Jim Morgan from RC of Mundaring recently opened their garden in Gidgegannup to participate in the WA Open Garden Scheme. They thought Open Gardens could be a good fundraiser for other clubs.
Here's a precis of their event.
Entrance fee of $8.00 per person was charged by WA Open Gardens.
Half the funds collected are retained by Open Gardens, the remaining half was donated to our choice of charities, ours being the Rotary Club of Mundaring .
The club food van was on site and also members serving / selling coffee and cakes. (Purchased from Costco.)
The event raised around $3,500.00 for the club which we felt was a good outcome.
Open Gardens people did a presentation to the club. In discussion it was mentioned that they were looking for a local garden related project they could sponsor, I believe to the sum of $4 to $5.000.00. I mentioned the Fremantle My Home project which they appeared to like.
Open Gardens have come back and asked if there are other Rotary Clubs that may be interested in opening members or other gardens and fund raising for a garden themed part of the Fremantle project or elsewhere.
The contact for WA Open gardens is Joy Ross.... 
Supporting Our Mates Across the Ditch
Earlier this week RAWCS commenced fundraising activities to support the impacted communities resulting from the New Zealand Floods. Unfortunately, in recent days the floods have worsened due to the impact of cyclone Gabrielle.
RAWCS is calling on Rotarians to support our New Zealand neighbours by donating to the New Zealand appeal (details below). By contributing to the RAWCS appeal Australian Rotarians can receive a tax deduction and support our neighbours who have been an amazing support in recent years when Australians were in need with floods, fire and drought.
“The money raised from the Appeals will go directly and quickly to support those impacted, providing essential items and financial support to supplement the funds that are being provided by World Governments,” said Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd CEO Andrew Woodward. Rotary Australia World Community Service is a not-for-profit charity that aims to be the 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 appeals can be made on the Rotary Australia World Community Service website at https://rawcs.org.au or directly to the appeals using the links below: New Zealand Flood Appeal https://donations.rawcs.com.au/60-2022-23
Another large earthquake hit Türkiye
and Syria 22 February
Once again, people are trapped under rubble as homes that were weakened by the earlier earthquakes came tumbling down. For those that survived the first earthquakes, last night’s tremors would have been traumatising, awakening a fresh round of fear.
Our emergency teams on the ground in Türkiye are safe and we are determined to keep doing everything we can to make sure people get the aid they need.
Watch the latest update from Dave Ray, who is in Gaziantep with the team.
We are getting aid into Türkiye and Syria as quickly as we can, working with local agencies and partners including Rotary.
Tents have already arrived in Türkiye, thermal blankets have arrived in Syria, and we’re expecting more aid – including mattresses and tents – to arrive in Syria soon. 
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The donation form does not have to be completed and sent but Shelterbox do ask that clubs email Virginia Pieper details of the donation so it is credited to the correct club and district.  If your Clubs or individuals wants the donation to go specifically to the Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Emergency Appeal please advise Virginia.   Virginia.Pieper@shelterbox.org.au.   If not, it will go into the general ShelterBox account to assist disasters anywhere in the world.