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Treemission : addressing climate change
West Perth Rotary joined the Rotary E-Club of Western Australia (E-WA) for a tree planting event at Adenia Park, Riverton on Saturday 25 July 2020.   Approximately 2,000 trees were planted by  20 community members and Rotarians.  It was also a great opportunity to meet other Rotarians over morning tea and a BBQ lunch.
Thank you Tina and Colin Arthur for organising the event with Alan Briggs, founder of treemission and member of the E-WA.  Thanks to everyone including our West Perth members Elizabeth Gorey, Tim Dawe and David Arrowsmith for their excellent tree planting efforts on the day!
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Medical Equipment Recycling Committee (MERC)

MERC is a sub-committee of the West Perth Rotary Club that collects and transports superseded medical equipment in good working order for use in developing countries, diverting these away from landfill. We help supply health clinics and hospitals predominately based in Asia/Pacific and Africa which provide health care to some of the poorest people in world.

Medical Equipment Recycling Committee (MERC) Colin 2020-06-09 16:00:00Z 0 MERC,medical equipment recycling
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Bowel screening for cancer


“I would never have known, I had no symptoms”

Cancer Council WA is calling for more Western Australians to complete the free life-saving bowel screening test, with new figures showing only four in 10 eligible Australians are participating in Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.


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Water Well in Vietnam

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The aim was to construct a well including a 2000 litre water storage tank with reverse osmosis filter system in the village of Plei Klau in Central Highlands Vietnam.  The well is now complete.
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New Mens Shed in Claremont Colin Arthur 2019-03-22 16:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2019  Colin Arthur 2019-03-13 16:00:00Z 0

Club Officers

President                                      Geoffrey Simpson
President Elect                            Stephen Lee
Immediate Past President         Geoff Woods
Secretary                                       David Arrowsmith
Treasurer                                      Guy Mattioli
Vocational Service                      Arthur Blaquiere
Community Service                    Arthur Blaquiere
Club Service                                Stephen Lee
Youth Service                              Arthur Blaquiere
International Service                 Tina Arthur
Rotary Foundation                      Geoffrey Simpson
Executive Secretary/Director    David Arrowsmith
Bulletin Editor                              Hayley Lethlean
Fundraising                                   Sandy Gray
Protection Officer                        Geoff Woods
Public Relations                          Tim Dawe
Website Administrator               Colin Arthur
Membership Development         Hayley Lethlean
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Life Education

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Life Education WA relies heavily on our partners like the Rotary Club of West Perth to ensure our young people in Primary Schools get the best opportunity to build their resilience and knowledge so they can deal with unsafe situations both on and off line. Relate Respect Connect is an anti-bullying program teaching children how to develop healthy relationships with their peers.

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Other supported projects Colin 2018-03-18 16:00:00Z 0

Education materials project

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 Education Materials Project: Aboriginal History, Culture and Issues
 After intensive negotiations with two aboriginal groups over a period of three years funded by four Rotary clubs including West Perth Rotary, a successful pilot study was carried out in 2015 at thirteen Year 9 Humanities and Social Sciences classes in four northern Perth government high schools, with evaluation as a formal academic study by Researchers from Murdoch University.

Education materials project Colin 2018-03-18 16:00:00Z 0

Spectacle recycling

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Spectacle recycling and the See-Long award

The Rotary Club of West Perth has an ongoing club project to collect and re-distribute unwanted spectacles.

Spectacle recycling Colin 2018-03-17 16:00:00Z 0

Allied Health

The Rotary Clubs of Mt Lawley and West Perth again are working together to present the 2018 Rotary Allied Health Team Excellence Awards, supported by the Chief Health Professions Office (CHPO) and sponsored by Slater and Gordon.
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Les village school Bali Colin 2018-03-17 16:00:00Z 0

Bali Eye Clinic

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West Perth Rotary Club (WPRC) used a Rotary Foundation Grant in 1990 to set up the Bali Eye Clinic. A mobile eye clinic operating theatre was fitted out in Perth and delivered by Hercules aeroplane to Bali courtesy of the Royal Australian Air Force. In the next four years, cataract operations were performed to restore sight to over 4000 people.

The program was so successful that it incorporated in 2002 in the name of “The John Fawcett Foundation Inc” thus having the ability to raise funds and offer tax deductibility in its own right.
Bali Eye Clinic Colin 2018-03-17 16:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange

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Rotary is looking for bright, well-adjusted students between the ages of 15 and 18 as of January 2016. Their principal purpose will be to act as Youth Ambassadors for Australia.


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Alzheimers Research Colin 2018-03-17 16:00:00Z 0

Big Pram Walk

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Rotary West Perth is proud to be associated with The Big Pram Walk again in 2018, providing assistance with planning and providing marshals for the walk itself.
Big Pram Walk Colin 2018-03-17 16:00:00Z 0

Muscular Dystrophy Research

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West Perth Sponsored Muscular Dystrophy Research

The Muscular Dystrophy Rotary Appeal spearheaded by the West Perth Club was held  in 1969 in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of WA .The success of the appeal  lead to the establishment of the Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute ( ANRI ) in 1982, now known as the Perron Institute for Neuroscience and Translational Research.
Muscular Dystrophy Research Colin 2018-03-15 16:00:00Z 0

The All Abilities Play Space

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The Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play space (AAPS)
A low key “after party” at the AAPS on 13 September 2019 to mark practical completion of the last major item – the accessible toilet block -  had many of the key players, with Rotary project champions Angus Buchanan from West Perth Rotary and Cheryl Jennings from Subiaco Rotary, plus representatives from Nedlands Council, Inclusion WA, Australia’s Bridge, Matilda Bay Rotary and the local community. All played key roles in the project, which took several years from inception to completion. Nedlands donated “The best  Playground site in Australia”  - Beaton Park on the Dalkeith foreshore  - and paid for the design by renowned landscape architect Fiona Robbe plus committed to ongoing maintenance. Rotary was responsible for fundraising approximately $4m, which included significant pro bono donations of design drawings and materials.
The All Abilities Play Space Colin 2017-11-19 16:00:00Z 0

The Magic Show

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The Rotary Club of West Perth MAGIC SHOW  at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre

 Three performances of the Magic Show on Monday 2 December 2019 were very well attended!
The World Festival of Magic is our major fundraising project with proceeds donated to Muscular Dystrophy WA,  Life Education WA, and other community projects which Rotary supports.
More information is available on the World Festival of Magic website at
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Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Joseph Casella 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome to Rotary West Perth!

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Rotary International (RI) is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.The Rotary Club of West Perth (Inc.) is one of approximately 50 clubs in RI District 9455 – the largest in Australia – that encompasses most of Western Australia. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

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