The Rotary Club of
West Perth

Breakfast update - Thursday 19 August 2019 - some GREAT news 
Geoff Simpson reported that he had heard from the Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee, Mike McGovern that it has officially been three years since since the last child was paralysed with polio in Nigeria.  This is a massive global win. 
Thanks to the amazing efforts of the World Health Organisation, Rotary International, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation there are now only two countries left in the world  to eradicate polio for good. (Pakistan and Afghanistan) 
Thanks Kerry, we're feeling decluttered already!
What a truly insightful presentation last Thursday morning by the super organised de-clutter queen Kerry Pond. To think that 80% of what we own we don't actually use is quite confronting. And then to hear that the average person throws away 32kgs of clothing per year... and all the while it can be harmful to our health and our relationships.
It's so true that so much of what we collect, and becomes "clutter" has personal meaning to us, but it might be easier to get rid of those things that don't truly mean something to us if we follow Kerry's rules of:
  • Choose people and relationships over things
  • Clothes are for wearing
  • Books are for reading
  • Toys are for playing 
Thanks for all your great tips and tricks Kerry, perhaps we might need to get you back in a few months to check up on us all. 
Can you help Muscular Dystrophy WA? 
Muscular Dystrophy WA are looking for approx. 30 volunteers for the Dwellingup100 and Mighty Jarrah Trail Run on Saturday 7 September. The event would just not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers.
Roles and time required are varied and this could be a fantastic day to get our Club Members together out is the glorious bush in Dwellingup, helping one of the charities we have supported since inception.  
Volunteer roles include:
  • Directing athletes on course
  • Feed station attendants
  • Handing out finisher medals
  • Post-race recovery area attendants
Volunteers will be required at various times between 7:15am and 4:30pm and shifts are 4 to 5 hours long.
If you are available to volunteer please complete the online form or please email
Muscular Dystrophy WA truly appreciate our support. 

Book tickets and make donations please

We still need donations for prizes... and if you haven't booked your tickets, please do so soon as you may miss out on a super fun night.   
We are looking for donations as prizes and auction items like:
  • Movie Voucher
  • Bunnings Vouchers
  • Coles Myer Voucher
  • Wine 
  • Chocolates
Tickets $25 each which includes wood-fired pizzas, lots of games and prizes galore.
A cash bar is available on the night. Tickets are available here:
Congratulations to our Rotary legends 
On Tuesday last week Rotarian Pat Emery and Honorary Rotarian Prof Byron Kakulas were recognised by The Perron Institute of Translational Science for their 40-plus years of service to the Neuromuscular Foundation (NMF). 
Both gentlemen have dedicated years of service to this great cause very close to the heart of the Rotary Club of West Perth. It was wonderful to see their time and efforts acknowledged and rewarded. 

Watch this movie and contribute to ending polio! 

On Friday 20th September at the screening for Ride like a Girl, for every ticket sold $9.50 will be donated on our Club's behalf to the End Polio Campaign. 
So rally your friends and family to watch this great movie about jockey and athlete extraordinaire, Michelle Payne and her dreams to ride and win the Melbourne Cup.
On Friday 20 September 2019 at 7:00pm

LOCATION: Event Cinemas
57 Liege St, Innaloo, WA 6018

Showgrounds Community Men's Shed update 

Having Sgt John Holman as an active committee member is a great way for our Club to keep up to date on the progress of this great initiative.
The Showgrounds Community Men’s Shed Inc. received seed capital from supporting Rotary Clubs. A formal lease was agreed in March 2019 for a twenty-year period at a nominal annual rental.
The Steering Committee, established in 2017 from nominees from Rotary Clubs of Dalkeith, Nedlands, Crawley, Western Endevour, West Perth and Matilda Bay have now completed their duties.
Following a meeting with 140 men in attendance, a new Committee has been formed to take over the governance and management. And Sgt John will stay on as an ongoing committee member. 
Thanks for your all your input and efforts Sgt John, you represent us proudly. 
Donations for Hayley's Dwellingup100 for MDWA
Hayley Lethlean our Membership Director and Board member is an active member of our club and enjoys participating in the club to help achieve our club goals.
As the CEO at Muscular Dystrophy WA, Hayley is once again participating in the Dwellingup100 on Saturday 7th September and is again riding for community member Reuben Cheuk.
If you would like to support her fundraising efforts for Muscular Dystrophy WA, please follow the link below. 
Breakfast Meeting 29 August  - with Ms Jennifer Merigan, the Editor of Have a Go News 
On Thursday morning we will host Ms Jennifer Merigan, Editor and Travel Editor at Have a Go News. 
Have a Go News is WA's longest running lifestyle newspaper that targets the mature demographic. They have been around 28 years and we look forward to hearing from Jennifer about their ethos of healthy ageing through activity. 
Tickets are $22 plus online fees) which includes a hearty hot and cold breakfast. Arrival 7:15am, breakfast starting at 7:30am and finished by 8:30am 
Weekly duties roster
See below duties list for the next two weeks meetings.
Thursday 29 August 
Host: John van Vliet
Welcome: Neville Wacker-Bent
Toast: Geoff Woods
Thanks: Colin Arthur
Duty: Nigel Blacklock 
Thursday 5th September
Host: Neville Wacker-Bent
Welcome: Geoff Woods 
Toast: Colin Arthur
Thanks: Nigel Blacklock 
Duty: Tina Arthur 
Reminder, if you can't do your roster duty, please find someone to replace you. 
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