The Rotary Club of
West Perth


Breakfast Meeting update - Thursday 21st November  -  Peg Davies, Waste Education Officer, Mindarie Regional Council 

Peg Davies sure knows a thing or two about waste management and recycling! She gave us all a quick rundown on the best way to recycling and get rid of our waste correctly. But more to the point, we should all consider how much waste we are creating!
Peg works with the Mindarie Regional Council, WA's largest waste management authority to make sure Perth's northern metro community, minimise the impact of waste on the environment.  
Peg spoke about the three waste facilities - Neerabup Resource Recovery centre for composting, Tamala Park Landfill and the Recycling Centre at Balcatta. 
Each year, the Resource Recovery Facility in Neerabup converts some 100,000 tonnes of organic household waste into about 30,000 tonnes of market-quality soil compost to boost the quality of our nutrient-deficient soils.But to get our compost right, we really need to make sure we put our waste in the correct bins. 
Here are a few Steps You Can Take: 
  • Think about what you can do to minimise waste
  • Make sure your recycling waste is clean and in the correct bin - NO DIRTY COFFEE CUPS IN RECYCLING
  • Take your soft and noisy plastics to the Coles and Woollies drop off bins 
  • Only put household waste into your green-lidded household wheelie bin
  • Keep all household hazardous waste (HHW) products out of your wheelie bin and dispose of them appropriately - collection points around Perth
  • Keep recycle waste out of landfill 
  • Contact your local council to find out what to do with any other products.
If you are keen to know more, Earth Carers offer a 5 week course with practical ways to manage waste. Follow this link for more info: 
And here is the guide of how to dispose of your waste 

An update  - the Claremont Men's Shed  

John Holman provided a good little update on the status of the Men's Shed at breakfast last Thursday morning. John noted that the official opening of the Shed will be undertaken by the Premier on the 27th February 2020. Currently membership is sitting at 140 and The Shed has been approved for Lotterywest funding. It is hoped the venue will be fully functional by Christmas.
John was awarded a certificate of thanks by the Men's Shed at a recent meeting. Congratulations John, we are all super proud of the work you are doing with this group. 
We look forward to seeing a number of fellow Rotarians attend the official on the day. John will provide details closer to the time. 
Please touch base with President Elect Stephen Lee if you are interested in being the next Treasurer for 2020/2021. 
Quick, get your wine before Christmas 
As Christmas is not to far away you might be thinking about wine. If so, please do not forget that for every 6 pack of wine ordered from Ferngrove you will be helping the club raise $20 to order simply complete the form and email to: 
E-mail your completed order form to  
All payments are processed by Ferngrove Wines
Note you can either collect your order from  the club or have it delivered to your home (note home delivery charge applies) 
Please feel free to share the offer with your friends and family and where possible let myself know if you place an order.  
VoiceorksPLUS Carols in the Park
“Carols in the park” is from 6 to 7 PM on Wednesday December 4 at Shenton Park lake. All West Perth Rotary members/family/friends are invited to this free event - come and enjoy the music and sing along with all.
There will also be dumplings and other food available for purchase, courtesy of Jacqui Chan of Miss Chow’s restaurants.  
The trailer our Club donated last year will be used to take the gear to the park so it will be on show for all to see. 
West Perth Rotary annual Magic Show - Monday 2 December 2019  - Volunteers needed! 
One week to go to the Magic Show! 
We are asking for volunteers from members to show our presence at this event. Key roles being greeting patrons on arrival and departure.
It's our major fund raising event to support our programs so its important we all try and help.

Shows are at 10 am -12.30pm and 6pm. Volunteers must be there 20-30min before show start times.
As usual bring family and as many friends/guests as you don't need a ticket.
Let Tony know if you can help!
SwapMart Takings from the last few Sundays:
Sunday 10th November: 9 stallholders $231.20
Sunday 17th November: 14 stallholders $235
Sunday 24th November: 17 stallholders  - $399.70 
 Happiest of birthdays to those members celebrating their birthday in November! 
  • David Arrowsmith: 3rd November 
  • Elizabeth Gorey: 15th November  
  • Dennis Hartley: 13th November 

Thursday 27th November guest speaker - Bruce Dufty 

We look forward hearing from Bruce Dufty, chairman of the Rotary Aboriginal Reference Group on Thursday. We look forward to hearing from Bruce as he fills us in on the "Make FASD History"  program they are running within with Goldfields. 
Weekly duties roster
See below duties list for the next two weeks meetings.
Thursday 27th November 
Host: Dennis Hartley
Welcome: Geoff Hick
Toast: Garry Leighton
Thanks: John Holman
Duty: Stephen Lee
Thursday 5th December  
Host: Geoff Hick 
Welcome: Garry Leighton 
Toast: John Holman 
Thanks: Stephen Lee 
Duty: Hayley Lethlean  
Reminder, if you can't do your roster duty, please find someone to replace you. 
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