President's Message
Rob Webster
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Hello everyone. This weeks edition chronicles the significant events of our last two meetings. We can't keep the Editor in one place long enough to meet the weekly deadline, but all (as usual) is forgiven (Thank you Mr President: ED)
                                                                                    Monday 29 January 2018
We had the pleasure of the company of Bianca StevensonRachel McColgan and Josephine Santosa and their proud parents Angie, Karen and Kumala. We sponsored Bianca on the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure; and Rachel and Josephine to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) (Josephine attended Session A in Canberra and Rachel, session B in Brisbane). Simon Cubitt did his usual Q & A and all three spoke with great enthusiasm and assurance. If ever there was a need to justify our involvement in these Youth programmes, these three students provided it. A great job done by all. We can be justly proud of them and well and truly satisfied with the Club's involvement in these youth programmes.
Next week we'll be hearing from the students we sponsored to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and early in March, from rebound exchange student James Dow.  
The Zone final of the Four Way Test Speech competition will be held on 21 February at the Fremantle Sailing Club. Mihan De Silva from Willetton Senior High School (WSHS) will be competing and I'm sure, would appreciate any and all support Club members can give. Bookings are essential and to reserve your seat Click Here
If Mihan is successful, the next step is to compete in the District final to be held at the District Conference over the weekend 16-18 March in Magaret River. It would be great if Mihan gets through and in any case, I encourage everyone who can attend the conference to do so. To book Click Here
Willetton Senior High School (WSHS) publishes a Year Book and in the 2017 edition the WSHS Interact Club is front and centre. I'm sure they and their parents and teachers, are as proud of their achievements as we are of them. To read all about it Click Here 
Fresh from his exploits at City beach on the previous Monday, Cole regaled us with tales of the Australia Day Breakfast run by RC Of Rossmoyne on the Shelley foreshore; followed in the afternoon by helping out at a sausage sizzle run by the Rotary Clubs from District 9455 on the Perth foreshore; then witnessing the magnificence of the Australia Day Fireworks; and finally some fine fishing tales from Rockingham where he's staying with Simon and Jill Cubitt (the score was ten (10) blowies, one (1) herring and a dolphin (not a shark...a dolphin: ED) which brushed past him and Simon while they were out swimming!)  When he finished his tall tales and true, it was my pleasure to present Cole with a belated birthday present-tickets to the Escape Room in Malaga. 
Ninety One Per Cent The night was also very significant because we achieved an attendance of 91%-which is very likely a record in recent times.  
                                                                                 Monday 5 February 2018 
Simon Cubitt was again in full flight with his Q&A of our special guests, Rotary Youth Leadership Awardees, Kanhar Goyal, Amy Lee and Briana Marshall. As would be expected all three acquitted themselves admirably. 
The effort of the previous week may have been too much for Cole as he was unwell and unable to attend the meeting. He is in the capable hands of Simon and Jill Cubitt and we wish him a speedy recovery. 
We also had Cameron Thorn with us from Curtin University and in the interests of space we'll report on him in next weeks Chronicle. (That's a fancy way of saying "We don't have the info right now": ED)
Our guest speaker was Ian Fairnie from the Rotary Club Of Applecross who spoke to us about their Shark Tank project styled along the lines of the very successful TV show on Channel 10. It's a great concept and we are very hopeful it will succeed. See all the details in the story below. 
The Willetton Rotary Community Fair The first draft duty roster has been sent out and I ask you all to review it and let me know if there's anything we need to change, add or modify. We would also be very grateful for any assistance partners and friends can give. If you can help, please contact me on 0417 900 008‬. 
Chinese New Year We are celebrating the Chinese New Year on 19 February at Bull Creek Chinese. It's always a great night and we encourage you all to attend. To register  Click Here

Rotarian Ian Fairnie from the Rotary Club of Applecross, explained how his Club was inspired by the TV show “Shark Tank” to provide a forum in which the Rotary Clubs of Western Australia Clubs can pitch their ideas to a group of successful Rotarians and other philanthropists (The Sharks) who can take the project or idea to the next level. Support will be given by volunteers from ICON (, a network of talented B2B professionals. to prepare the pitch.

Feb 12, 2018
Feb 19, 2018
Feb 26, 2018
What we do and where we are going.
Mar 12, 2018
My year in Spain
Mar 19, 2018
Esther foundation
Mar 26, 2018
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Paul Daly
February 2
Peter Cullen
February 6
Wayne Hand
February 8
Steven Pusey
February 20
National Youth Science Forum NYSF-Attended by Rachel McColgan and Josephine Santosa
Josephine responds
Then it was Rachel's turn
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure attended by Bianca Stevenson
 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Attended by Amy Lee, Briana Marshall and Kanhar Goyal
Service Above Self
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