The Rotary Club of
West Perth

Message from the President 
We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Quite a challenge for each of us I suspect but with excellence as our habit, imagine all that we are capable of accomplishing.
Back to Leederville Sports Club this week where we have the privilege to hear Stephen Scourfield, Travel Editor for The West – no doubt lots of stories to share with travel starved Rotarians!!!  Perhaps you might like to invite a potential future member to join you at the meeting?
See you Thursday.
Yours in Rotary Service,
President 2020-21
Breakfast Overview - Thursday 25 February 2021 
Attendees: 18 WPRC Members 
Guests: Margaret Simpson
Apologies: Neville Clare, Bernie Foley, Elizabeth Gorey, John Holman, Solomon Mbusa, Jill Smith
We enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast and fellowship overlooking Gloucestor Park racetrack and the Matagarup bridge with Rotary Club of Heirisson. It was delightful to be a room with more than 45 Rotarians, hearing all about their wonderful programs in both community services and fundraising. 
It was a wonderful opportunities to share stories and learn from them about the work they do. The fines session delivered more than $300 given they have a very generous donor who weekly matches the funds raised on the day. 
Breakfast Meeting Thursday 4th March 2021  
Reminder that our breakfast in the morning will be back at the Leederville Sporting Cub and we will hear from Travel Editor of the West, Stephen Scourfield. Am sure Stephen will thrill us with many a story from his recent travels in WA.
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. 
Stephen Scourfield

NEXT WEEK: EXTRA MEETING: Online meeting with RI Director Stephanie Urchick
West Perth and District 6600 E Club Ohio Pathways, will be hosting an online meeting with Current RI Director Stephanie Urchick on Tuesday March 9th at 0800 Perth time.  Stephanie will be sharing some of her thoughts around engaging Rotarians and the challenges we face in connecting with potential members and our communities.
Stephanie A. Urchick is partner and chief operating officer of Doctors at Work LLC, a consulting and training company. She holds a doctorate in leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is active on numerous community boards and committees, and has been honoured by organizations including Zonta International and the Sons of the American Revolution.
A Rotarian since 1991, Urchick first joined the club of Past RI President Chuck Keller, who served as her mentor. Her service to Rotary has taken her to Vietnam to help build an elementary school and to the Dominican Republic to install water filters. A student of several Slavic languages, she has mentored new Rotarians in Ukraine and coordinated a Rotary Foundation grant project in Poland.
Urchick has served Rotary in many roles, including as a Foundation trustee and as chair of the RI Strategic Planning Committee and the Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Committee. She is a Major Donor and a member of the Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation
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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
President of Perth Rotary Club Jill Dawson extends an invitation to all Rotarians in District 9455 to join them at the Parmelia Hilton to celebrate not only International Women's Day, but Women In Rotary, Friday 12 March 2021.  
We are excited to announce that our very own District Governor Elect, Dee Buckland will open the meeting by sharing her vision of what it is to be a Rotarian.  We have the first female President of the Perth Rotary Club, Ms Maureen McDaniel as our guest speaker as well as Dr Jessie Harman, the first female Rotary International Director to be appointed for Zone 8 zooming in to the meeting. 
All three women have demonstrated a passion for Rotary, their communities and leadership.  All three are trail blazers in their own way and have so much to share with us.  
I invite you to go on line and purchase your ticket to this event celebrating Women, celebrating Rotary and celebrating how fortunate we are, here in Western Australia. 
Tickets are on line -
$50 includes a two course meal, tea and coffee.  
Thursday 4 March 2021 
Host:             John Holman
Welcome:       Ian Hutton
Toast:            Hayley Lethlean
Thanks:         Garry Leighton
Bulletin:         Guy Mattioli
Duty:             Tony Pepper 
Thursday 11 March 2021 
Host:           Ian Hutton
Welcome:     Hayley Lethlean 
Toast:          Garry Leighton
Thanks:       Guy Mattioli  
Bulletin:      Tony Pepper  
Duty:          Mally Rall 
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.
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. 
The order form is available here so complete and send through to 
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