DG Newsletter & District 9455 Info Update
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Greetings to all Rotarians and friends in District 9455,
Thank you everyone for your warm welcome as I visit your clubs and commence this role as District Governor. It has been a fabulous two years leading up to this time and I am grateful for the support from my predecessors and the District Leadership Team. My husband Geoff, my children and grandchildren, friends and the wider Rotary community are all part of my support team, which in turn, is the support team for all of you.
‘District’ with its committees, Board and leadership team is here to support all members and clubs. We are here to help you continue to do the fabulous work you already do, and to help remove obstacles and inspire you to go on to new initiatives. We ask that you reach out for help if you need it, and we will work at keeping you informed along the way. Your first point of contact might be your club’s Assistant Governor. Our AGs are a team of people keen to offer assistance and if they don’t have the answers to your questions, they will find seek them out for you.
Do we want to talk about change? It’s hard to avoid it right now, with Club Changeover events almost every day over a period of almost two months, and then there are these upcoming zoom sessions on something called ‘Transition’ and ‘Regionalisation’.
Well, believe it or not, change is necessary. We need to keep on evolving as the world around us evolves or we will remain stagnant and gradually die away. Of course, change needs to be researched, considered, tested and we all want to seek to understand and to have our say. That’s exactly what is being offered to you in these zoom sessions, please do attend and do let us have your thoughts and suggestions.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it ……
Each month, I intend to challenge you with a task. This year we are going to talk a lot about public image and one of the aspects of this is physical objects we see with the Rotary symbol.
As you drive around our state, and come into a new area, you might see a pole with a Rotary wheel on it and perhaps with a Club name and details.
I’m sure you would agree with me that some of these are faded and worn …. Is this the image we want to project in the public about Rotary? Signs and symbols in our community are terrific, but they need to be clean, clear and attractive, otherwise, they convey the wrong message.
Your challenge is to check out your club’s sign, if there is one. If not, consider having a symbol somewhere in the public arena but make sure it is the right logo and this can be checked with the Brand Centre at www.rotary.org
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Yours in Rotary service,
Watch the 2022-23 District Changeover here or click on the picture above
Click here to register
Out of the Wooroloo Bushfire came a group of Gentlemen who decided to create the Gidgegannup Men's Shed and today; while we were at the Wooroloo Muster continuing to innovate out of Recovery to Resilience – I also popped in to see them at their 1st birthday!
The Gidgegannup Men’s Shed is a community-based Men’s Shed that provides opportunities for members to work on projects of their own, join in Shed activities and tasks, or just share time, recreation and fellowship with other members. 
They have opened up the Shed to all comers and quite a number of Ladies have joined – just today, 11 new members joined for their first birthday nearly up to 50 members and they hope to hit 100 to the end of the year.
An small investment of $17K over a year has provided the impetus for this dynamic Community Group to thrive out of adversity producing a serious social dividend for their Community.
Heirisson's 2022 Rotary team on the Great Bike Ryde to Kalgoorlie left Fremantle early Saturday morning, riding to support the worthy work of Bicycles for Humanity (WA).
To support your Rotary ryders:  https://www.givenow.com.au/cr/greatrydetokalgoorlie
Rotarians and staff and friends from Ebikers Fremantle and Media Junction/Interact Digital are riding almost 200km per day to raise as much money as they can to help send a container of bikes to Africa. This helps mobilise impoverished people, allowing access to health care, education, economic opportunity and widening communities.
To date this ride has raised around $15,000.  Donations are still welcomed. 
Travelling via Glen Forrest, then Beverley, Quairading, Bruce Rock, Merredin, Southern Cross, Coolgardie and points east, they hope to be in Kalgoorlie by Thursday evening.
Please look out for them on the road, and in the towns they are travelling through.
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 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
Have you and your Rotary Club thought about what events/activities to participate in this NAIDOC week?
NAIDOC(National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week always takes place from the first Sunday in July to the following Sunday (schools may choose to celebrate NAIDOC Week at some other time suited to their school calendar). It has its roots in the 1938 Day of Mourning and became a week-long event in 1975.
This year’s theme is Get up! Stand up! Show up!
Your local government area will have a raft of NAIDOC Week events and activities. If you cannot find these events/activities online try your local library. It is sure to have a flyer for you. The City of Perth has a an opening ceremony and festival on Sunday July 3rd  from 1-5pm (see https://visitperth.com/events/naidoc-week-2022-opening-ceremony for details) and there are all sorts things happening at Boola Bardip during NAIDOC Week.
If you cannot attend a NAIDOC Week event somewhere, why not do a bit of reading to expand your knowledge of all things Indigenous. Perhaps you could read a novel written by an Indigenous author. Have a look at the following URL for ideas:  https://www.readings.com.au/collection/australian-first-nations-fictionor. Those of you who love travelling will be delighted by Marcia Langton’s beautiful Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia. And if you are feeling like you really want to know more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart, get yourself a copy of Everything you need to know about the Uluru Statement by Megan Davis and George Williams. This very accessible book will help you understand the Australian Constitution, how it affects Indigenous Australians and how the Uluru Statement from the Heart came about, without putting you to sleep. Its available for Kindle and you may be able to access it on Audible.
You may even like to browse the Rotary D9455 Aboriginal Reference Group webpages at https://www.rotaryarg.org.au
Rosslyn Marshall
Chair - Rotary D9455 Aboriginal Reference Group
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.