The Rotary Club of
West Perth

Message from the President 
Sometimes, we do not notice the learning opportunity when it comes up – or we don’t feel ready to deal with it, and that is of course all right.  The universe will recycle it and give us as many chances at it as we need. 
Each time it resurfaces however, it does so with more force to get our attention.  In our denial and resistance, we may experience this recycling as an attack or failure.  It is anything but.  It is our inner being, and our connection to all that is giving us every opportunity to heal.  The fact that it is making itself known is an indicator of how strong and aware we have become and that we have whatever we need to hear, see and learn. 
And if we miss it, don’t worry, it will come up again….
Yours in Rotary Service,
President 2020-21
Breakfast Overview - Thursday 1 April 2021 
Attendees: 20 WPRC Members 
Guests: Alex Mofflin, Tina Arthur
Apologies: Elizabeth Gorey, Mally Rall, Solomon Mbusa, Jill Smith, Byron Kakulas 
  • President Stephen - Reminder to invite friends to Rotary meetings AND follow up.
  • Greenbatch Foundation. It was noted that the Foundation is in receivership, but the operating arm is still working. Further information will come to hand in time. 
  • ROTEX Charter Night on 26th June. Those who have any involvement in Rotary Youth Exchange are encouraged to attend.
  • PE Hayley - changeover dinner could be 25th June or the week after 
  • Bernie Foley - noted that Clare Orange from Digitech briefed Life Education staff last week
  • Life Education - Bernie noted he has applied to the Board for funding for two Life Ed projects - first to cover extending their education program into our northern suburbs and the second to take it to the goldfields using remote delivery - both projects seeking $10,000.
  • RYPEN - nominations close 1st May. Hampton SHS not interested. ANYONE know a Year 10 child for nomination please.
  • Peter Blockley - Royal Flying Doctor Service inviting our club to be a RFDS Champion. Likely this will lead to us having a page on their website. This is for corporate matched partners for any money we raise. They will be also doing a tin rattling opportunity on 14 May.
  • Spectacles project - several "000s spectacles ready to be sent to Acacia Prison. Jill donated a number of items for Swapmeet, some of which were diverted to charity. recovering from a stay in hospital.
  • Geoff Simpson - still looking for volunteers for RWADE on 11th May
Guest Speaker overview:
Alex Mofflin was nominated to attend RYLA by his boss Stephen Lee. Alex shared with the members a recount of his experience at the RYLA course and provided an overview their daily activities in an amusing way.
These activities included:
An icebreaker exercise, Identifying personality types - 4 colour types, Meditation
Orienteering, Building rapport with people, Challenges such as a high ropes course and a cross-country hike, Leadership Activities, Public Speaking, Mental Health and Project Planning. Alex noted that for him he found the greatest personal benefits :
  • He found meditation of great value as still doing it
  • Met some great new friend
  • Leadership skills
  • 4 colour personality groups which has helped him deal with different people
  • The ability to share his aboriginal culture with others
It was wonderful to hear first hand from one of our RYLA recipients and to see the enormous benefit this program delivers across WA. Tina gave the vote of thanks.
SGT John's fine session:
  • Late - Arthur
  • Arrivals - John van Vliet, John Tick, Alex Rorrison, Geoff Woods, Tim Dawe, Angus Buchanan 
  • Birthdays - Pat (84), Nathan, Arthur
  • Wedding Anniversaries - Tim, Stephen, Sgt John
  • Football followers
  • Tony Pepper - 17 years in Rotary
  • Anyone who has been to Queensland
Breakfast Meeting Thursday 8th April 2021  
Join us in the morning for breakfast and hear from the the Leederville Sporting Club Secretary Matt Johnstone-Summers as he shares with us their proposed 5 year strategic plan. 
Our normal breakfast fee will apply so please pay directly to our Club Account:
BSB 036011
Account 427207
Please put surname in Description Box
Please ensure all apologies are submitted to the Secretary David Arrowsmith. 
April Birthdays & Club Anniversary Celebrations 
Name:                    Date: 
Peter Coombs          2 April 
Pat Emery               7 April 
Nathan Blockley      17 April 
Arthur Blaquiere     19 April 
Joined the Club: 
Name:                    Date:
Tony Pepper             18th April 2004 
The Centennial Gala Ball is a Celebratory event for all Rotarians in Western Australia.  We warmly encourage you to consider coming to this 'Once in One Hundred Year' event, represent your club and join with Rotarians from across our state in celebrating 100 years of service to the Australian Community.   
Mark Coughlan is the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  DG Jon Bilson and DG Colin Burns have overseen the judging panel for the inaugural Dr Ken Collins AM. CitWA Award for Excellence in Service to Rotary and there will be an acknowledgment of those Rotarians in both Districts who have 50+ years of service to Rotary International. 
The room will be spectacularly decorated, a photo booth has been sponsored and will create a R100 memento of the evening - all we need is YOU.  
We look forward to your company, please consider going on line at to purchase your ticket.  
Thursday 8 April 2021 
Host:             Tony Pepper
Welcome:       Mally Rall
Toast:            Alex Rorrison
Thanks:         Geoff Simpson
Bulletin:        John Tick
Duty:            John van Vliet
Thursday 15 March 2021  - Club Day
Welcome:     Alex Rorrison 
Toast:          Geoff Simpson
Bulletin:       John van Vliet 
Duty:           Geoff Woods 
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