President's Message
Rob Webster
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Hello everyone. Well there's been a Bulletin drought (again ED) so this weeks edition chronicles the significant events of our last three meetings and a Bowling night hosted by the Rotary Club of Armadale. The Editor mumbled something incomprehensible in his defence, and then promised to produce this jumbo edition to make amends.
                                                                                        Monday 12 February 2018
This was a special night: we had two visitors from Kenya: Rotarian Victoria Sande and her partner Mpinga; our guest speakers Travis Fitch and Nicki McKenzie whose thought provoking topic, Twelve Buckets is reported below; Tara Shephard promoting Rotaract's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Tompkins Park on 7 March 2018 (see the flyer below); and Dave Henderson back in town for a while at least. With winter games in mind,
Kevin Baruffi, proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Seoul (reported on the right)and (much to the horror of stand-in Raffle Master Stuart Diggins) the Queen Of Hearts went "orf" to none other than one of our newest members, Eddie Thong, seen at right grinning broadly. Stuart's also managing to smile, but probably wondering why it happened on his watch!! He'll have some explaining to do to Doctor Bob.  
                                                                                        Monday 19 February 2018 
Never ones to miss a chance to socialise, we grasped the opportunity to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Bull Creek Chinese restaurant. I thank Club Service Director Mary Henderson very much for organising the event. We had a great time ..........and we've got the images below to prove it. 
                                                                                        Wednesday 21 February 2018
And so to Armadale for a bowls contest hosted by the Rotary Club of Armadale. Our team comprised Maureen and me, Ric Davies, Jane Lowe and Mary and Dave Henderson. The results, like the skill displayed, were mixed and while we didn't come last, thanks especially to Dave Henderson who turned up with his own bowls (always a good sign ED), we ended the night somewhere near the middle of the pack. Conclusion-it's not as easy as some make it appear, but we had a great night out anyway. 
                                                                                      Monday 26 February 2018 
Tonight we welcomed Kelly Cameron to speak about the work of Breast screen WA (reported below); Shirley Pusey was there to hear all about it; along with Cole's new host parents Emma and Kayne Kake. It was also good to see Cole back after his recent illness. He spent a lot of his sick time watching Netflix and TV and came to realise that there wasn't much news from the US Of A on the local stations. He's back at school now and has caught up with all his projects. He also spent a weekend with Simon and Jill Cubitt down in Rockingham deprived of wi fi, but still, as always, had a good time.                                                                                         
While on matters international, (I know, it is a long bow) my thanks to Ric Davies for his International toast to the Rotary Club of Yangon in Myanmar. (reported on the right).
Closer to home, Simon Cubitt, Ric Davies and I attended the Zone final of the Four Way Test Speech competition at the Fremantle Sailing Club. Mihan De Silva from Willetton Senior High School (WSHS) was there to compete at his usual very high standard, but was pipped at the post to be the runner up. He's still a winner in our book with a great future ahead of him. We also congratulate Mihan on receiving an Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership & Teamwork Award and Recognition of  2017 Awards for a 97 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). 
Speaking of winners, two other WSHS students, both members of the school's Interact Club, whom we have previously awarded, Nikita Tcherkashnev and Josephine Santosa, have been named Year 12 Head boy and Head girl. That's great news and to add to it, a number of our other awardees have also made it into the student leadership team.
Our planning for the Community Fair is going well and it looks like we will get the critical sponsorship we need from both Healthway and Lotterywest to allow us to proceed. So I encourage everyone to pitch in-especially with items for the Silent Auction (managed by Ric Davies): but also with books (managed by my wife, Maureen and Jill Cubitt); plants (managed by David Coldwell); or home goods (managed by Mary Henderson) We are just over a month away from the day, so time is of the essence.
Planning for the tree planting in conjunction with the City of Canning and the Rotary Club of Rossmoyne is also well advanced for the month of May.    
The District Conference over the weekend 16-18 March 2018 in Margaret River is fast approaching. It'll be a great event which we encourage as many as possible-and especially new members- to attend. To register Click Here.
The other event to keep in mind is WSHS movie night on Thursday 15 March the Burswood Open Air Cinema to raise funds for zero2hero, See the flyer to the right. For the latest WSHS newsletter about the activities and achievements of the students, Click Here.
The Bull Creek Chinese was bursting at the seams as the Club (and many more) celebrated the Chinese New Year feasting on all manner of delicacies. The images which follow, tell the tale. 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mary Henderson
March 3
Simon Cubitt
March 21
Spouse Birthdays
Shirley Pusey
March 15
On Saturday 3 March 2018 Rotaract WA celebrates its 50th Anniversary. to book Click Here
And On Wednesday 7 March-It's The Rotary Shark Tank
The five finalists for 2018 (listed below) were selected from thirty (30) proposals submitted to the Rotary Shark Tank will be showcasing at Tompkins on Swan, Wednesday 7 March from 6.15pm. If you would like to attend, Click Here
Aden Date who is looking for assistance in addressing the issue of poverty in East Africa, by recognising that East African communities are knowledge generators of their own solutions involving distinctly African Entrepreneurship.


Geraldine Maddrell wants help in creating Microhubs to provide resources, mentors and relevant information to people with disabilities, marginalised youth, refugees and immigrants to increase opportunities for inclusion through the development of small businesses linked to the person’s passions. 


Darren Lomman wants to ensure there are more fish than plastic in the world's oceans by building and running a waste plastic bottle reprocessing plant in WA producing 3D printer filament.


Kirsten Shearn leads this Patricia Giles Centre Initiative to reduce the number of women returning to a violent partner, by addressing their financial security. If we can change this, we can protect vulnerable women and children and potentially save lives.


Stuart McLay is an emergency and intensive care doctor who wants to mobilise healthcare services to disaster areas through the use of a rapidly deployed sea-container-based medical service.
Each finalist is currently being mentored by a local member of ICON, an international organisations professional business communicators.
With the Winter Olympics in mind, on 12 February Kevin Baruffi toasted the Rotary Club of Seoul; and on 26 February Ric Davies, having recently returned from Myanmar , toasted the Rotary Club of Central Yangon
The Rotary Club of Seoul recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. The history of the club is the history of Rotary Clubs in Korea. It was founded in 1927, the third club to be chartered in all of Asia.  As the number of Rotary Clubs in Korea have grown into the hundreds and individual membership in thousands, the Rotary Club of Seoul is proud of being the first Club in Korea and one which continues to use English as its official language. They have over fifty (50) members including nationals from Korea, U.S.A., Japan, Germany, Ireland and Belgium.
The Club meet on Wednesday (alternately for lunch and dinner) at Namsan III Grand Hyatt Seoul, 322, Sowol-Ro, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul, Republic Of Korea under the guiding hand of President Tae Sook Han. Their projects include the Kyonam House of Hope and the Bhutan Joint District Global Grant Project to place Kidney Dialysis Machines into Government Hospitals.
The Rotary Club of Central Yangon- Is in District 3350 and was chartered on 20 May 2017. They were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yangon whose history as the first Rotary Club in Myanmar stretches from 1929 to 1974 (when it was closed) ; and then from 2014 (when it was re-established) to the present day.   
The Club is led by President  Khin Aung Htun and meets at 6.30pm every second Tuesday at the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake, at number 40 Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon. Their have committed themselves to support Rotary's six areas of focus being:
Peace & Conflict Prevention/ Resolution
Disease Prevention & Treatment
Water & Sanitation
Maternal & Child Health
Basic Education & Literacy
Economic & Community Development
Stuart Diggins stepped in for Dr Bob on 12 February with a couple of pearls with a distinct medical flavour, followed close on his heels and in the same vein by Dr Bob on 26 February. 
Q: What’s the medical term for owning too many dogs?
A: A Roverdose!
A Dermatologist is defined as a person who makes rash judgments
In a village in darkest Africa a sign hung over a Headhunter’s market stall:
  • Ordinary brains $10/lb
  • Engineer brains $8/lb
  • Doctor brains $7/lb
  • Accountant brains $15/lb
  • Consultant brains $114/lb
Asked to explain the relatively high cost of Consultant brains, the Headhunter said: “You don’t appreciate how many Consultants we have to catch to get a pound of brains!”
And From Anonymous 
  • How does Moses make tea?   Hebrews it.
  • Venison for dinner again?   Oh deer
  •  A cartoonist was found dead in his home.  Details are sketchy.
  • I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
  • Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.
  • England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
  • I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
  • They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo.
  •  I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing no
  • Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
  • I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.
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