President's Message
Rob Webster
member photo
In this edition you're getting two for the price of one. We'll cover our meetings on 8 October and 15 October 2018. The first was devoted to Hat Day and everyone attending rose to the challenge with all manner of "lids" to aid Australian Rotary Health's campaign through research to Lift the Lid on Mental Illness. The Melville Glades Golf Club Staff Award went to Gordon (Card Shark) Booth with Wayne (Community Garden) Hand as runner up
My thanks to everyone and especially to our Club Director of Community Service, Ashley West (that's him below with his hat from Tieland!! with the much travelled Ian Ross (unwittingly) in the background), for the huge effort he put in to organise the evening (including donating two bottles of vintage red wine from his cellar, to be raffled) In total $327 was raised during the evening for the cause.
Ashley was also instrumental in organising our Wine Tasting fund raising evening at La Vigna on 15 October. The event was in its tenth year and as always, our host Michael Tamburri was the consummate professional as he teased our palates with a great range of wines accompanied by a delicious array of bar eats and white asparagus soup supplied lovingly by the family restaurant Oggi Bar & Eats next door. To see the array of food on offer (some of which we got to sample) Click here. To buy some of the wines Ashley's the man to contact. He'll have the order forms out very soon and I encourage all readers to support this very worthwhile fund raiser for the Club's Good Works. 
Speaking of Good Works, Aswin Rajagopalan from the Rotaract Club of Rossmoyne has invited us to be part of his Club's project to source superseded school reference books and all forms of stationary to supply to the Smith Family, the children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. This is a commendable initiative and already we've been in touch with Willetton Senior High School (WSHS) to garner their support.
And it was great to have our exchange student Anna back with us. During the school holidays she undertook a marathon twelve hour bus trip from Perth to Esperance via  Kalgoorlie where she spent a pleasant few days, before returning direct to Perth to hang out with other exchange students and friends before returning for her next term at school. 
Finally I want to thank the Board for their support and assistance during the District Governor's (DG) Visit on 1 October 2018. Amongst other things DG Robyn was promoting her District Conference in Collie on 22-24 March 2019 which I'd encourage members to attend, Also we have received an invitation from the Member for Tangney, Ben Morton, to an afternoon tea on Thursday 15 November. I'll be attending and would appreciate some company from other members. And of course if you know of any Year 10 students who would be interested in competing in the Club heat of the Four Way Test Speech contest, please let Club Director for Youth, Simon Cubitt, know.   
Oct 22, 2018
WIldlife Conservation
Oct 29, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Willetton Senior Hgh School Awards
Dec 02, 2018
Club's CHRISTMAS Breakfast/Lunch (PARTNERS' Function)
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Geoffry Geary
October 5
Glenn Trim
October 10
Bernard Crooks
October 14
Gordon Booth
October 16
David Honeychurch
October 26
Spouse Birthdays
Susan Geary
October 7
Irene Vines
October 12
David Henderson
October 15
Julie Metzke
October 15
Geoffry Geary
Susan Geary
October 9
Ian Ross
Jenny Ross
October 14
John Erkins
Fran Erkins
October 28
Join Date
Gordon Booth
October 5, 2015
3 years
Jane Lowe
October 5, 2009
9 years
The Rotary Club of Wokingham in Rotary District 1090 was chartered in 1951. The thirty four (34) members are led by President Keith Greenwood and meet at
The Briar, Cantley House Hotel, Cantley House Hotel, Milton Road, Wokingham UK on the fifth Monday of the month at 1pm. 
The Club raises around 20,000 GBP each year from the following events:
  • Helping with Wokingham Fireworks event
  • Rotary "Tin shake" at Christmas
  • Sponsored Golf Tournament
  • Taking part in Wokingham Carnival and The May Fair
  • Supervising and providing marshals for Wokingham Advent Calendar events
  • Sponsored Bicycle Ride

They support local schools with outings for needy children and through their "Young Chef", "Young Musician", "Young Photographer" and "Youth Speaks" competitions and make donations to Dingley Family Centre in All Saints School and to the Alexander Devine Hospice building fund. At Christmas, between 50 and 100 Hampers are assembled and delivered to the needy of Wokingham; and together with two other local Rotary Clubs, they have contributed to a special day for pupils at New Addington School. Internationally, they have just completed a water project in Sri Lanka in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Colombo and donated to an ongoing hospital project in Uganda.

Not all activities involve money; service to others is and always has been just as important. For example, for over fifty (50) years Wokingham Rotarians have driven members of Wokingham Blind Club to their monthly. They've  also helped: 

  • Clearing a school garden or planting a new hedge.
  • Transporting members of Wokingham Blind Club to their meetings
  • Mentoring a 6th form business management project
  • Looking after Ambassadorial Scholars visiting this country
  • Acting as supervisors or marshals for various Wokingham events 
Service Above Self
     PO Box 103
Willetton WA 6955