President's Message
Ian Ross
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I said last week that the Willetton Senior High School Interact Club Quiz Night was a resounding success and have just heard that the Club raised over $8,000. That's impressive, all the more so because it was achieved through the hard work of fifty eight (58) Interactors (twenty three (23) of whom worked from 3-11pm); their dedicated facilitators; and the students who provided the entertainment, food and stage management. So much for all the news about the terrible youth of today.

We continued the Youth theme on Monday night when we hosted the Club final of the Four Way Test Speech Contest which highlights the concepts of the Rotary Four Way Test (see below) and creates an opportunity for secondary students in Year 10 to develop their public speaking skills. The three competitors, Jasleen Kaur Sawara, Elise Hilder and Erin Peoples were all from Rossmoyne Senior High School. They were accompanied by teacher Joanne Ray; judged by Tony Russell, Leith Cohoe and Rick Slater; and watched by our exchange student, Johanna, Assistant Governor, Ian Pittaway, the President of the Rotary Club of Canning (nee Rossmoyne) Ross Grafton, his wife Annemarie and daughter Renae; and Club members Stephanie Forrest, Laurie Money, Tony Devitt, Leo Masten and his wife Adele and Barry Berger and his wife Hazel; and proud parents Jaswant Singh Sawara and Lynette Hilder and daughter Nara.   


From L to R: Students Erin Peoples, Jasleen Kaur Sarwara and Elise Hilder and teacher Joanne Ray. 

All three students set a very high standard and it was a difficult task for the judges who after much consideration, declared Elise Hilder the winner.

The Four Way Test of the things we think, say and do is used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. It was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as Rotary International President) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life. That is:


In September we will be away from the Club on two occasions. The first on Monday 16 September when a good many of us will be taking a guided tour of Optus Stadium followed by dinner; and the second on Monday 23 September when we'll be dining with our partners at the Bentley Pines Restaurant. Also on Sunday 22 September, there's the District Rotary Foundation Committee movie, Ride Like A Girl, at the Reading Cinema, Belmont to raise funds for the world wide eradication of polio. I encourage everyone who can, to attend all three of these events.

Applications are now open for the September 2019 Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN) camp for 14 to 17 year olds; and for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) for 18-28 year olds to be held in January 2020. For further details Click here.  

The following quote was spotted at the foot of a tribute to the late, great Bob Hope and his unique sense of humour 

"Give me a sense of humour Lord, give me the grace to see a joke, to get some humour out of life, and pass it on to other folk."

which "Lethal" Leigh Thorp and Glenn "the joker" Trim are living up to..............just Click here. 

Aug 26, 2019
Front Porch Films - Life Stories of Old People
Sep 02, 2019
Program progress and planning
Sep 09, 2019
Our Mongolia Trip: What it's like and what we learned
Sep 16, 2019
Tour of OPTUS Stadium (Kevin Baruffi)
Sep 23, 2019
PARTNERS' NIGHT - Mary Henderson
Sep 30, 2019
No Meeting
Oct 07, 2019
Program progress and planning
Oct 14, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Adopt-a-School Association - What is it? How does it Work?
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In the wake of Australian Ashes Test batsman, Steve Smith, being struck by a bouncer from English fast bowler, Jofra Archer, Simon Cubitt's thoughts turned to Old Blighty and he was moved to propose a toast to The Rotary Club of London. The Club was chartered on 1 August 1912 as Club number 50 in the world  and the first outside North America. It's led by President Tim MacAndrews, has 110 members and meets at the Chesterfield Hotel, 35 Charles St., London on Mondays at 12.30pm. They are involved in a wide array of projects including Aquabox, a dental clinic in India, Rotary Tea Wheelchair Appeal, Rotary Life Education, Stroke Awareness, Rotakids, Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Make Music, recycling printer cartridges and plastics; and working with the London Wildlife Trust. 
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