Sunday, November 3, 2013


November is Rotary Foundation Month

The Heart of Rotary

The government of Guatemala awarded the Order of the Quetzal,
 the country's highest honor, to The Rotary Foundation last month,
 in recognition of Rotary's humanitarian work in Guatemala
 and its contributions to the campaign to eradicate polio.
During a ceremony on 2 September held in Guatemala,
 Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Fernando Carrera Castro
 presented the award to
Rotary International President-elect Gary C.K. Huang

Doing Good in Japan


RI President Ron Burton invites you to join him 
at the 2014 Rotary International Convention.
The Sydney convention is the perfect venue to experience 
Rotary's global impact and strengthen your commitment to creating positive change
 Need more reasons to attend?
 As a convention-goer, 
  • Discover new ideas for service and find project partners at the booths
  •  in the Billabong House of Friendship.
  • Enjoy a fun time with the entire family
  •  Sydney has an array of attractions to keep everyone happy.
  • Hear from some of the world’s leading experts on topics such
  •  as water, polio, and social media.
  • Develop leadership skills and connect with others who share 
  • your recreational, professional, or humanitarian interests
  • . Attend a special breakout session for incoming club presidents 
  • and the President-Elect’s Leadership Luncheon,
  •  where you can exchange ideas with fellow leaders.
  • Enjoy the hospitality of host Rotarians 
  • as they show you around Sydney.

Registration for the 2014 Rotary International Convention
 is open to all Rotarians, Rotaractors, club and district leaders or employees,
 and the family of Rotary. 
Register early to take advantage of special pricing.
Be among the first to register using the new online registration system!
 New features allow you to edit and maintain your own registration
 and receive your confirmation immediately.
 Online registration is the easiest method 
and is available until the last day of the convention, 4 June.
Register early and save! See details.
Find out how to register for the convention: either online,
 which is fast, convenient, and secure
 (available to Rotarians, Rotaractors, and club and district leaders or employees),
 or by mailing or faxing a registration form 
(allow three to four weeks for processing).
If you register online for the convention, 
you can also register for preconvention meetings at the same time. 
Those who attend a preconvention meeting 
but not the convention must download and mail or fax the registration form
 available through 31 March.






Rotary in Egypt

Shows what Rotary Clubs in Egypt, district 2450 
did to support the National Vaccination days in Egypt
 (February, March-2013)


Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Wanneroo


Rotary Club of South Perth Burswood


Rotary Club of Scarborough

  1. Scarborough Rotarians visited their sister club,
     the Rotary Club of Jurong Town, 
    Singapore for five wonderful days


Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough
 raising money for Mental Health. 
Great effort by all members & our guest speaker, Andrew Moe


Rotary Clubs of
Southern Districts
Dili [Timor Leste]


Rotary Clubs of
Western Endeavour


Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie


Rotary Club of Osborne Park

Great sausage sizzle at the end of the MS Ocean Bike Ride last weekend.
 We sold over 400 sausages in around 2 and a half hours.
 Also managed to hand out lots of our business cards 
promoting the Rotary Team Challenge
 so hopefully we will get lots more registrations.


Rotary Club of Swan Valley
Museum of Natural History

 Vocational Month took the club to a different vocational visit 
to the Museum of Natural History in James Street Guildford 

 Our vocational visit to Natural History Museum followed by a burger at Alfred's Kitchen.


Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault


Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay


Rotary Club of Cockburn

Cockburn Rotary was represented by Jaala da Costa
 from Hamilton Senior High School at the 4 Way Test Speech Competition
 at Kwinana Rotary Club last night. 
A fantastic speech Jaala well done

 Jaala receiving sound advice from Sydney Fricker who was our winner in 2012


Rotary Club of Fremantle


Seen at the Rotary Club of Belmont


Fun Photo from the Rotary Club of Geraldton

















Rotary Club of Nedlands
November 2nd  [1959]

Rotary Club of Esperance Bay
November 4th   [1978]

Rotary Club of Southern Districts
November 7th  [1973]

Rotary Club of Heirisson
November  9th  [1990]

Rotary Club of Como
November 24th  [1982]

Rotary Club of Harvey
December  17th  1958]

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay
December 19th   [2008]

Rotary Club of Armadale
December 21st  [1955]

Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault
December 24th  [1980]

Rotary Club of Welshpool
December 29th  [1971]

Rotary Club of Port Hedland

December 30th  [1970]


A cowboy was out looking for a job one day.
 He stopped at a rancher’s house to ask the rancher for a job.

This rancher looks over the cowboy and thinks to himself,
 "Waal, he looks OK, ten gallon hat, denim shirt, denim pants --
 but he's wearing tennis shoes
. Guess I'll see what he can do."

The rancher tells the cowboy,
 "OK, let's see what you can do.
 Go rope that calf over there and brand it."

The cowboy has the calf branded before 
the little doggie knows what hit him. 
Well, the rancher is a bit impressed,
 but still not too sure,
 so he gives him another test.

"Now break that there bronc,"
 he points to a wild-looking stallion in a corral.
 The cowboy saddles and rides the bronc,
 wildest ride you've ever seen. 
After 5 minutes, the bronc is so tired he settles down
 and the cowboy hands the rancher a tame horse.

This rancher is VERY IMPRESSED!

"OK, son, you got the job.
 There's just one question I gotta ask you.
 You rope and ride real well,
 and you look mostly like a cowboy 
except for them dawgone tennis shoes. 
Why don't you wear cowboy boots instead of tennis shoes?"

The cowboy looks the rancher in the eye and says, 
"I would wear cowboy boots 
-- but then people would think I was a truck driver!"

Awareness Test

During the Revolutionary War,
 there was a small encampment of patriot soldiers the woods. 
Before they went to bed that night, 
they tied chickens (they were saving them for a special meal when needed) 
to the trees around the campground. 
Sure enough, some British loyalists were stumbling through the woods that night 
and frightened the chickens.
 Their screams and clucks woke the Patriots
 and they were able to defeat and capture the entire group of British loyalists.
A few nights later, the cook prepared the chickens for dinner.
 The soldiers said,
"This is really good. What do you call it?" 
The cook replied,
 "Chicken Catch a Tory."

If you have never failed



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