The Rotary Club of
West Perth

Breakfast Overview - Thursday 4 February 2021 
Attendees: 27 in total with 24 WPRC Members 
Guests: AG Jeremy Wood, Tina Arthur, guest speaker Stephen Scourfield
Apologies: Sandy Gray, Dennis Hartley, Solomon Mbusa, Jill Smith, John Tick 
Club Announcements
  • Thanks to those who attended Heirisson Club meeting last week and we look forward to hosting them again in the future. 

  • Reminder for the Zoom meeting on Tuesday 8th March with Rotary Club of Ohio Pathways. 

  • Tony Pepper spoke to the proposal to host social evenings with focus on ethnic dinners at various restaurants around Perth and encouraged members to send ideas for good restaurants.

  • Noted difficulties with receiving the Bulletin - Alex, Peter, Elizabeth  - Hayley to follow up

  • Tony Delich noted that currently the SwapMeet takings were slow

  • Tony noted the final takings from the Magic Show about $54k 

  • Hayley noted attendance at the president elect training on the weekend and a great opportunity for introduction to all PE's in preparation for 21/22 year. 

  • Elizabeth noted that there was to be a team meeting next week, forms for funding to be taken to board next week, MERC project may need some funding for transport.  Elizabeth also noted that Nigel’s container was to be relocated and the  project completed. Will notify the Club of the presentation of art awards.

  • Geoff Simpson spoke to the Safety recognition it ion did we for Rotary - Year 10 and 11 students - need volunteers - program introduced - need 7 volunteers on May 11th.  Perth College Students - getting kids streetwise 2009

  • Geoff Woods noted the Albany visit on the weekend of the 21 - 23 May and that we have 11 families attending at this stage. 

  • Tina presented the coach tour program for the visit to Wongan Hills Rotary Club  on the 30th October weekend. All by bus, food and accommodation organized and charged at $320 per couple


Presentation by Stephen Scourfield, Travel Editor at the West Australian 
What an utter delight to hear the rich and memorable stories of Stephens travels and the friendships he's made over the many years. Stephen shared with us his friendships span the globe from Somalia to Ethiopia, and right across to regional WA., noting this all began back on the 11th September in 1997 with his inspiration from his passion for travel and landscapes. 
Stephen spoke of recent visit to the Kimberly region and travelling with his friend Sam who himself is 83 and has run numerous tours on the Fitzroy River and across the local region. He reflected on many of Sam's stories being of gratitude to those who care for, and supported him over the many year.  
Stephen spoke of the rich Indigenous history of WA, and the spectacular stories of the Gogo fish and the Stromalites, the phenomenal weather patterns of late  - the rains and floods - and exited us all in advance of what a magnificent wild flower season we may experience later this year. 
Stephen has written a book, Isolation which is aimed at busy people and written from the perspective of WA's isolation and how particularly during this year and the impact of Covid, how our isolation has enabled us to continue with life near normal and how our isolation been our biggest asset of all. 
Thank you Stephen for sharing just a few of your wonderful travel stories with us.
If you want to read more, keep your eyes peeled for the next edition of the West Travel section or if you'd like to listen to some of Stephen's stories, downloading them on your preferred podcast app and enjoy podcast, The Pod Well Travelled. 
To buy Stephen's book, call  1800 429 000 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.
Geoff Simpson, Tony Delich, Guy Mattioli and a Member of Heirisson Rotary Club 
The happy faces of President Stephen Lee and Margaret Simpson
Tim Dawe enjoying the fellowship of Heirrison... or perhaps just having a good giggle at something? 
Breakfast Meeting Thursday 18 March 2021
Reminder that our breakfast next week will see a great speaker in Adrian Arundell from Azure Capital. 
Club Members please pay as usual into the club account, however if you have any guests, send them to the bookings link below to book their seats. 
BSB 036011
Account 427207   - please put surname in Description Box
Please ensure all apologies are submitted to the Secretary David Arrowsmith. 


As shared by Tina Arthur last week, in October this year there will be a guided tour on a coach to the Rotary Club of Wongan Hills. The trip will depart from Royal Perth Yacht Club in South Perth on the morning of Friday 29th October and visit a number of great venues along the way, staying in Dalwallinu overnight and returning to Perth on Saturday evening the 30th October. 
The Cost is $320 per person double share or $400 for a single. 
For bookings please contact Bill Boekeman on 0427 771 884 or via email 
A copy of the full itinerary is available HERE
Joint District Conference hosted at Optus Stadium provided a great overview of the history of Rotary in Australia. Many of the projects hosted by local Club in the Districts were showcased.
Rotary Club of Hillarys
Lifeline, a project supported by a number of local Clubs 
Rotary Club of Como supported Carson Street School 
Bicycles for Humanity supported by the Rotary Cub of Crawley
Shelter Boxes a project supported by a number of Rotary Clubs across Australia  
A snapshot of some of the many Rotarians participating in one of the presentations. 
Rotary in Australia timeline 
Rotary in Australia  timeline 
Rotary in Australia timeline 
March Birthdays & Club Anniversary Celebrations 
Name:                    Birthday: 
Geoff Simpson         1 March
Jill Smith                 3 March 
Guy Mattioli             6 March
Byron Kakulas          29 March
Joined the Club: 
Name:                    Date:
Jill Smith                18 March 2004
Nathan Blockley      30 March 2017
Thursday 11 March 2021 
Host:           Ian Hutton
Welcome:     Hayley Lethlean 
Toast:          Garry Leighton
Thanks:       Guy Mattioli  
Bulletin:      Tony Pepper  
Duty:          Mally Rall 
Thursday 18 March 2021 
Host:             Hayley Lethlean
Welcome:       Garry Leighton
Toast:            Guy Mattioli
Thanks:         Tony Pepper
Bulletin:         Mally Rall
Duty:             Alex Rorrison
Geoff Woods noted a show on interest for 30 adults and 4 children last week and with a few away last Thursday we could get 40 people.
Geoff has looked at a few places to stay in Albany and the closest Caravan Park to town is “Albany Gardens”, its prices are below and it is good for location and availability is good at the moment but that won’t last.
This has:
  • 6 x 2 bedroom deluxe cabins ($225 per night),
  • 4 x 1br studio’s ($120 per night) and
  • 3 x 1 br chalets ($140 per night) all available right now.
It is only 15 min walk or 3 min drive to CBD, the initial plan is to have a BBQ on the Friday night at the Caravan Park and to have a meal out on the Saturday night. Saturday will be free for members to do as they please and can include the ANZAC Museum, Whale Station Museum, a Winery visit, Gap visit, Pub/Brewery lunch etc, etc.
There are 10 cabins available all on the foreground of the attached photo being 6 x 2 bedroom deluxe (new) cabins and 4 x 1 bedroom cabins. This will sleep 32 people and will be first come first served. They have more cabins on the other side of the park so if we have more than 32 people they can be accommodated.
Please book now or you might miss out, if you book online you receive a 5% discount (the discount/promotion code is ALBANY5) or it is the prices above if you phone 9841 4616.
They will take one nights accommodation as the deposit per Cabin.
Showgrounds Community Men's Shed February Newsletter
Enjoy the latest update from the Mike Wiggin, President of the Men's Shed. There is certainly lots going on and always great to keep up to date with their projects and progress. 
If you love a good drop of red of white wine, do your bit by ordering some of the Killerby Win options and at the same time make a  few dollars for the Club. 
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