The Rotary Club of
West Perth


Breakfast Meeting update - Thursday 24 October  -  David Beard, Exercise Physiologist

David gave a riveting presentation with a focus on ho we can all ensure that we age well. David spoke at length to references within his book If I'd only known I'd live this long... and AGE WELL is the acronym he lives life by. 
  • A for an ATTITUDE of gratitude. So if you think 
  • G for setting GOALS - goals focus you into action and they are our subconscious that keep us going. Has everyone worked out your 100th birthday goal?
  • E is for EXPECTATIONS - expect the best and that is what you’ll get, and be sure to remember that the people you hang out with help shape your expectations 
  • W is for WORK - make sure you do things that are meaningful and that you enjoy, whether that's actual money earning work or volunteering your time. 
  • E is for EXERCISE. Healthy eating and health and emotional well being is critical for keeping our body well - it’s n investment in our future. And be sure to maintain your strength as when we age, our strength is our biggest limiter. 
  • L is for LEARNING. Keep learning and keep challenging your brain -learn a new language or follow Dave's advice and visit IKEA often - it's the ultimate workout, both mentally and physically 
  • And the last L is for LEGACY. The impact we have in others is so important. Make sure you all show the younger generation the enjoyment of getting older. 
President Geoff Simpson, host Angus Buchanan and our guest David Beard
David and his delightful book If I'd only known I'd live this long... 
The delightful illustrations in David's book were done by the talented Karin Hearn and they are just brilliant. 
Breakfast Meeting update  - Thursday 31 October  - Dr Josephine Muir, General Manager WA Donor Mate Australia Ltd. 
Organ donation is something Rotary and our Club have supported for many years. The Rotary Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness committee aim to raise awareness of the current Australia-wide shortage of organs/ tissues, to increase the numbers on the organ donation registry and to raise awareness in partnership with other organisations with similar/complementary objectives. 
This morning we heard from Dr Josephine about the importance of being an organ donor. She spoke at length about their kiosks and encouraged everyone to donate their organs. 
DonorMate tagline Before you kick the bucket... donate your organs
Go on, sign up! 
Thanks Mate! 

In the News! 

Super to see past President and District Governor Ian Hutton in the Post a couple of weeks ago. Ian is currently the President of the Cottesloe Tennis Club, and he spoke of the success of the Grass Court Championships for 12 and 14 year olds that was held at their club recently. 
Greenbatch Event seeking Rotary Members assistance 
Greenbatch are hosting the Federal Minister for Waste, Trevor Evans on Tuesday 5th November for the Bunnings Pop-Up event we have at the Innaloo Bunnings. 
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Rotary presence to demonstrate the Greenbatch Foundation, Rotary and Bunnings collaboration to reduce plastic in the environment and increase recovery rates. 
Seeknig support at the event from 12noon to 4pm at the Innaloo Bunnings at the event trailer and cages for collecting Bunnings items that customers bring in for recycling.
Two key charities supported by West Perth Rotary Club successful in Meridian Global Funding grants 
At a recent event known as the Meridian Global Giving Circle, or Mates who Donate, it was delightful to see two founding charities supported by West Perth Rotary Club win funding grants on the night - these being the John Fawcett Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy WA. 
JLF was the winner on the night with a $25,000 grant receipt while MDWA was placed 3rd getting $10,000. 
Wonderful to see that both organisations recognise Mr John Hollingshead and Mr Pat Emery as Life Members. 
Weekly SwapMart takings 
On Sunday 27th the teams at SwapMart did a fab job collecting $255 in sales on the day.

SwapMart is a great fundraiser for our Club and consistently generates around $10,000 funds for the club annually. 
Our heartfelt congratulations to Geoff and Janine Woods who celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday this week! 
Next weeks speaker  - Past President Bernie Foley, and assistant Jodi Harris talking about Life Education
Make sure you don't miss next week - November 7th as we will hear a progress update about Life Education. 
Weekly duties roster
See below duties list for the next two weeks meetings.
Thursday 7th November 
Host: Tony Delich
Welcome: Bernie Foley
Toast: Elizabeth Gorey
Thanks: Dennis Hartley
Duty: Geoff HIck
Thursday 14 November  - Club Day

Welcome: Elizabeth Gorey
Toast: Denis Hartley
Thanks: Geoff Hick
Duty: Ian Hutton
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