Advises on acquisition, development and retention of members and all related matters for club
and member action
Full Committee Description:
Rotary Club of West Perth
Chartered in 1954, the Rotary Club of West Perth is in Rotary District 9455, one of two Districts in
WA containing a total of 106 clubs.
Currently the club has 42 members - men and women - mainly from the professions and business.
The club meets each Thursday at 7.00 for 7.30am at the Leederville Sporting Club, 78 Cambridge St, West Leederville WA 6007 and concludes at
8:30am. Free car parking is available on the grassed area beyond the hardstand carpark.
Meetings are held over a served full breakfast for a cost of $22and members are informed of meetings and guest speakers via a weekly newsletter.
Annual subscription for 2015/2016 is $320 of which $150 is a tax deductible donation. The Rotary year runs from 1 July to 30 June.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How frequently should I attend?
As often as you can! We encourage members to attend regularly as this becomes a routine and promotes personal networking, fellowship and what Rotary is famous for: lots of fun. Many
members have work and personal commitments and cannot attend every meeting (although you can “make-up” at another club anywhere in the world) so an apology to the club secretary is required.
What is Rotary?
It’s a worldwide network of business and professional leaders, both men and women, united to provide humanitarian and community service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
What does West Perth Rotary do?
The club activities are managed by a board including directors heading service committees with each club member being allocated to one committee each year. The committees are:
Club Service – manages duties, functions and the operations of the club;
Community Service – co-ordinates local and national projects such as tree planting and support for the Australian Rotary Health Fund and The Rotary Foundation;
International Service – develops overseas projects, either as a club or in partnership, such as JFF (health services) in Bali, MERC (medical equipment recycling) in Nepal and Timor Leste. This committee also manages club involvement in the acclaimed Rotary Youth Exchange Programme;
Vocational and Youth – liaises with our partner high school, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), National Youth Science Forum and the Siemens Science Experience;
Membership – advises on acquisition, development and retention and all related matters for club and member action;
Fundraising – develops and manages events such as film nights and the money trail and our major
fundraiser, the November Magic Show all for the club’s annual charitable donation program.
How will I be welcomed into the club?
Following your induction you will be allocated a buddy to act as your personal guide and mentor. Your sponsor, committee director and all other members are available to provide information and to get you engaged in club activities as soon as practicable.
RI was formed on 23 February 1905 in Chicago by a young lawyer named Paul Harris, with three business acquaintances. They met weekly and rotated their places of meeting, hence, the organisation’s name, Rotary.
RI by numbers:
In 2013, comprises 1,228,788 members in 34,336 clubs in 530 Districts in 215 countries. It is the premier community service organisation in the world. A Rotarian is a member of a club and the club is a member of RI. There are 32,243 Rotarians in 1,136 clubs in 22 districts in Australia, and 9,331
Rotarians in 265 clubs in 6 Districts in New Zealand and the Pacific.
Other RI information:
• World headquarters is in Evanston, Ill. near Chicago USA and RI Regional Office is at
• The RI Motto is “Service Above Self” and the RI Emblem is a simple wagon wheel
representing civilisation and movement.
• The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own foundation set up to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. A major long-term is to eradicate polio from the world.
• visit www.rotary.org
We welcome your interest in Rotary and hope to see you soon at one of our meetings at West Perth
Contact - Membership Committee