The Rotary Club of
West Perth


The Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play space - an update

A low key “after party” at the AAPS last week marked the practical completion of the last major item – the accessible toilet block. the afternoon saw many of the key players, with Rotary project champions Angus Buchanan from West Perth Rotary and Cheryl Jennings from Subiaco Rotary. Also present were representatives from Nedlands Council, Inclusion WA, Australia’s Bridge, Matilda Bay Rotary and the local community.
All played key roles in the project, which took several years from inception to completion. Nedlands donated “The best  Playground site in Australia”  - Beaton Park on the Dalkeith foreshore  - and paid for the design by renowned landscape architect Fiona Robbe plus committed to ongoing maintenance. Rotary was responsible for fundraising approximately $4m, which included significant pro bono donations of design drawings and materials.
 The AAPS has become very popular and it is wonderful to see that this park has won state and national awards since it was opened to the public in June last year.
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Long Lunch to raise funds for VoiceworksPLUS

As presented by Colin Arthur at breakfast last week, “Dare to Dream” long lunch tickets are are now available. All proceeds made will go towards supporting VoiceworksPlus, a local community choir which caters for the special needs of people living with disabilities. VoiceworksPLUS helps participants develop their musical talents, performance skills and encourages greater integration between the participants and the wider community.
You will enjoy wonderful fresh WA produce ( Red Emperor, Wagu beef, Oysters and scallops) via the suppliers to Fred Fairthorne’s Farmer Jack’s supermarkets.  The Menu design and chefs, include Celebrity chef finalist Derek Wau, via Jacqui Chan owner of Miss Chows' and Rice Baby. You will sip on delicious wine from four Margaret River wineries and Liquor Barons while you listen to professional musical entertainment and a brief number from VoiceworksPlus choir. 
Prizes including a 3 day holiday for two at Cable Beach and a number of jewellery options. 
The venue is Adam Armstrong Pavilion on the oval near Dalkeith Tennis Club. 
Tickets selling fast so get in quick!

Local media starring chefs at Long Lunch for VoiceworksPLUS

Hampton Senior High school - seeking new Board Members 
Our Link School Hampton Senior High School has asked West Perth Rotary if anyone is interested in being a Board Member of the school. Julie Thomson (past West Perth Member) is the Manager Corporate Services and has reached out to us.
They are seeking Board members who;
  • Commit to meetings,
  • Represent the school in the wider community in an ambassadorial role
  • Can suggest ways to bring in further financing for the school (e.g. scholarships or grant applications)
  • Can work well with others
  • Is enthusiastic about assisting low socio-economic schools
A background in education would be useful but not essential. If you are interested please email Bernie Foley
John Fawcett Foundation - Bali Eye Clinics - an update
Our club is steeped in history and support for the John Fawcett Foundation and in particular their mobile Bali Eye Clinics. It is great to know their work continues and goes from strength to strength.
In July and August this year, 19 village programs were held in Bali, screening 5,078 people, giving glasses to 3,294 pairs, treating 1,270 for eye infections and restoring sight to 99 cataract blind people. 
Breakfast Meeting Thursday 19 September  - Mr Paul Carter, President RASWA 
Look forward to seeing all members at breakfast on Thursday to hear all about the Royal Agricultural Society of WA president, Paul Carter.  Paul was appointed to the RASWA Council in 1994, at just 31 years of age, making him the youngest councillor in the society’s long history. 

Paul’s focus throughout his presidency has been on utilising the Perth Royal Show and the Claremont Showground as platforms for instilling an understanding and enthusiasm for agriculture and rural life in metropolitan WA – especially with young people. He has also focused on growing the Perth Royal Food Awards concept to establish a mark of excellence which celebrates the very best of WA food, drink and produce.

Paul lives in Perth with his wife Leanne with whom he has three children. His interests including hockey, boating and fishing. He also collects wine and is a keen traveller.

Weekly duties roster
See below duties list for the next two weeks meetings.
Thursday 19 September
Host: Geoff Woods 
Welcome: Colin Arthur 
Toast: Nigel Blacklock 
Thanks: Tina Arthur 
Duty: Arthur Blaquiere 
Thursday 26 September - NO BREAKFAST - Quiz Night 
Reminder, if you can't do your roster duty, please find someone to replace you. 
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