The Rotary Club of
West Perth

Message from President Stephen Lee 
6am on a Sunday morning……. sometimes you just have to take the plunge and trust it will be ok.
Happy plunging everyone.
Yours in Rotary Service,
President 2020-21
Showgrounds Community Men's Shed Open Days
In case you're interested and looking for some Christmas gifts, go and visit the Men's Shed Claremont on their open days over the coming weeks. Lots of choice and even an opportunity for some tea/coffee and bickies or a brekkie roll.
Saturday 14th November and Saturday 5th December from 9am to 1pm. 
Or alternately..... 
October New Update from the John Fawcett Foundation  
Want to know more about what's happening at the John Fawcett Foundation, head over to their website for their latest news. You'll find out about the progress with their outreach clinics in Lombok and East Java, and their site restoration project.
Click on the link HERE
Breakfast meeting overview - Thursday 3rd November 2020 
Attendees present: 24 attendees 
Zoom Attendees: None  
Guests: Janice Early, Grace Kelly and Andrew Faragher
Apologies: Steve Wilton, Ralph Martins, Sandy Gray, Elizabeth Gorey, Angus Buchanan, Neville Clare, Nigel Blacklock 
  • Stephen Lee Noted that a meeting will be organised with Heirrisson Rotary Club in February 2021. 
  • Noted that Angus Buchanan is looking for a small working group to assist with the Sensory Garden playground. 
  • Those attending the Men's She breakfast next week should not park at gate 8 but drive in. 
  • School gardening opening will go ahead as planned on 15th November. 
  • Make ups - Tony Pepper, John van Vliet, Pat Emery, Ian Hutton, Mally Rall 
  • Geoff Hick for a make up of playing golf
  • Guy Mattioli for losing his phone
  • Byron Kakulas and Garry Leighton for their age. 
  • Geoff Simpson for having a telephone directory
  • Tony Delich for real estate sales on bill boards 
  • Peter Blockley and Garry Leighton for virtual wine tax
  • John Holman for having a telephone directory 
Speaker: Janice Early from Comfort Keepers 
We were privileged to share the company of Janice Early and Grace Kelly from Comfort Keepers WA, an organisation that provides a range of tailored home support services, designed to keep West Australians independent in their own homes and connected to family, friends and the wider community.
They provide a variety of private or funded programs designed to an individual the support they needed. With over 30 years experience in the age care industry you can feel that Janice is emotionally investment in her job and the community she serves.
Janice confirmed the importance of our aged Australian community remaining independent, safe and comfortable living in their own home, and still supported to live their best lives. 
Janice highlighted that following the findings from the Royal Commission into Aged Care there are many areas that require focus and attention for improvement in the sector, however there is still lots of examples of excellent care within the sector that should be shared and celebrated. 
Two minutes from Solomon Mbusa: 
It was wonderful to receive a short and sharp update from Solomon on the outcome of the MERC equipment that has been distributed in the Congo. Solomon provided an overview of the charity that he works for - The Murimo Centre which is seeking to address poverty and hunger by educating the local community in sustainable intergrated agriculture that will create job sustainability and food sources for the locals. 
Solomon highlighted the importance of food and security in the happiness of all humanity and this is a driving force of their work! 
We look forward to hearing more from Solomon following his return from the Congo in a few months. 
Medical equipment donated as part of MERC through West Perth Rotary Club with those who need it most in Pinga Walikale in the Congo. 
November Birthday Celebrations 
Wishing our members a very happy birthday for the following dates: 
Name:                    Birthday: 
David Arrowsmith     3rd November 
Dennis Hartley          13th November 
Elizabeth Gorey        15th November 
Garry Leighton         27th November 
Duties for the following two breakfast meetings: 
Thursday 12 October: 
Men's Shed Visit  
Thursday 19 November: Club Projects meeting 
Welcome:     Geoff Woods 
Toast:          Arthur Blaquiere 
Bulletin:       All presenters of content on the day  - email Hayley directly 
Duty:           Peter Blockley 
The meeting on Thursday this week is at the Men's Shed at the Claremont Showgrounds. Access is from Gate 8 on Ashton Avenue and the route is signposted. Timings are the same as normal, i.e., 7.00 for 7.20.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Stephen's email with details and a map as to how best to get there. 
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