President's Message
Stuart Diggins
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President Rob had gone fishing so it was my pleasure to cover for him on Monday 27 May 2019. It was a very special, good news night as we celebrated the achievements of our youth, our members and our partners. To say the least, it was inspiring. 

First was the news that the Willetton Senior High School (WSHS) Interact Club had won the Seven West Media Youth Group Achievement Award sponsored by Woolworths. WSHS School Board Executive Officer, Helen Wong, was there to share the moment that she, Pip Peake and Sue Thorp (who prepared the supporting application) helped facilitate. We report more fully below on this wonderful achievement.

Helen had other reasons to be proud: her son, Marcus, had just been named the 2019 WA Youth Volunteer of the Year (for more on Marcus Click here); and her daughter Rachel was chairing the guest speaker segment during which she interviewed Facundo Buly, Angela Thomkinson, Rossni Malvathu and Min-En Seet (seated left to right belowto get their take on the Rotary Program Of Enrichment (RYPEN) camp they recently attended and at which Rachel was a facilitator.

With family and friends watching on, all four spoke confidently about their experience; how it had taught them a great deal about themselves and overcoming their fears; about how to go through a weekend without their mobile phone; about leadership, teamwork, seeing others' points of view, acknowledging their differences and recognising what they and the other thirty-six (36) participants had in common. 

If all that was not inspiring enough Greg Vines (pictured at right) capped it with the news of his bronze medal success in the H to K Division of the mixed four sculls at the Australian Masters Rowing Championships held at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre from 22 May to 25 May 2019. I was also meant to be competing, but fell victim to the 'flu. (Apologies to Greg-in last weeks report we failed to mention that he was competing ED).

Rotary International President, Barry Raissin's theme for 2019/20 is Be The Inspiration. Through their hard work, commitment and dedication the Willetton Senior High School Interact Club certainly has been an inspiration This was recognised at the recent Seven News Young Achiever Awards night when the Club won the Youth Group Achievement Award sponsored by Woolworths. Congratulations to everyone who made this possible. 
Winners are Grinners! The Interact Club Board members are pictured below with Seven News Anchor, Susannah Carr.
To view the presentation and hear President Mihan De Silva's outstanding  acceptance speech Click here. 
The Award!!
And The Official Photo Of The Board With Their Teachers and Rotarian Simon Cubitt 
L-R: Pip Peake, Mutia Daruso, Debra Lievense, Emily Ong, Jae Brieffies (back), Samendra De Silva, Araan Kousari (back), Mihan De Silva, Simon Cubitt (back), Helen Wong (back), Min-En Seet, Tully Davy’s (back), Portia Misamen, Marcus Wong (back), Celestine Christo (back), Kelvin Poulraj
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Jun 24, 2019
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Jun 29, 2019
CHANGEOVER Dinner-Willow Ponds Restaurant
Jul 01, 2019
In lieu of Changeover
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David Honeychurch toasted the Rotary Club of Bali Ubud Sunset. It's in Rotary District 3420,  has seventeen (17) members and is led by  President Brian Goldman. The Club meets twice a month and alternates between the Kakiang Garden Cafe (Second Monday); and Maya Resort & Spa (Last Monday) commencing at 5.30pm. Their major fund raiser is their Christmas Dinner with the proceeds going to such things as free eye checks, glasses and cataract surgery; a school literacy project; and water and sanitation at Balinese schools. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Victor Camp
June 12
Kieran English
June 21
John Erkins
June 23
Kay Barton
June 23
Greg Vines
June 29
Spouse Birthdays
Rabinder Kahlon
June 13
Fran Erkins
June 23
Steven Pusey
Sue Pusey
June 22
Join Date
Lindsay Burkett
June 1, 1994
25 years
Peter Cullen
June 1, 1991
28 years
Pushpa Pushpalingam
June 1, 1985
34 years
Parry Kahlon
June 19, 2017
2 years
Ian Ross
June 22, 1982
37 years
Steven Pusey
June 22, 1982
37 years
Ric Davies
June 23, 1989
30 years
Kay Barton
June 28, 2003
16 years
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