President's Message
Rob Webster
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On Monday evening we again welcomed our good friend Les Woodland from the Rotary Club of Preston, Victoria. Les was on one of his many visits to WA and is always welcome as our meeting. We also were delighted to have Neelam Badve back with us prior to being proposed as a member. On the other hand, Anna was absent on her Sydney adventure with fellow exchange students. We look forward to hearing all about it when she gets back. 
Our guest speaker was Sue White who manages the Chungwah Community Aged Care facility in Willetton. We report on her presentation below.

We will be holding our AGM on Monday 26 November. Secretary John Erkins has already sent out supporting papers and, by the time this Bulletin is sent, Treasurer Richard Ibbitson will have posted the audited accounts to the Club website and circulated them to members. Nominations have been called for two Directors and a President Elect. I urge everyone to think seriously about taking up any one of these three roles. From experience I can confidently say that you will gain a great deal from involvement in the leadership team.  
Wine sales have now closed and I thank Club Director of Community Service, Ashley West, for his tremendous  effort. It was again a very successful and raised more than $3,100 which will be returned to local, national and international communities via our numerous programmes. Members can collect their wine from Biemel's Hardware,  2/5 Wittenberg Drive, Canning Vale between 9.30am and 11.15am on Saturday 17 November or in the following week by prior arrangement with Erwin on 9455 2122 or 0418 950 007.
The Willetton Senior High School (WSHS) Interact Club plan to send Care packages to Australian Defence Force (ADF) members serving overseas. Parcels weighing up to a cubed weight of two kilograms in a ‘BM’-sized Australia Post carton can be sent free of charge. The items most appreciated include uniquely Australian treats such as Tim Tams, lollies, magazines, books and DVDs. Items such as cigarettes, alcohol, perfumery products can't be sent. If you would like to donate in cash or kind, please contact Sue Thorp on 0421 972 344 before the closing date of 25 November 2019. 
The WSHS Interact Club is also supporting the Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) and Steve Genoni will be arranging a joint Club presentation to ROMAC.
Applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) have now closed and the Club will be sponsoring some applicants who applied through the District. We will furnish more details at our meeting on 19 November which is also the night for the WSHS Awards which partners and friends are cordially invited to attend. 
And finally, our Club Director for Youth Service, Simon Cubitt, needs the help of five (5) chaperones on each day of the Rotary WA Driver Education (RWADE) course being held on 29 and 30 November, for the six participating groups of about twenty five (25) students each. A teacher will accompany each group and be responsible for discipline. If you can help, please contact Simon on ‭0407 383 324‬.
After some very happy years at home studying and looking after her young family and rather than returning to teaching, Sue White, by chance, moved into aged care when she was offered a casual position while someone was on leave.  This was in the early eighties when services for seniors were not very well funded.  With the passing of the Home and Community Care Act in 1985, things began to change.  Service providers were then required to develop formal programmes to better cater for the increasing demand for aged care services. After several years in mainstream services, Sue moved to an agency providing aged care for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and quickly realised how much more difficult it was for such people to access information and services compared to Australians who had a lifetime of contacts and networks. It is this special need that is served by the Chungwah Association For Community Aged Care. Sue's subject was  "A Better Community For All"  To view her presentation Click here
Sue pictured here receiving  a token of our thanks for her presentation from Pushpa Pushpalingam
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting 19/11-WSHS Awards Night
Nov 19, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting 26/11-AGM and NYSF Aspirations
Nov 26, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Christmas Breakfast
Pagoda Restaurant
Dec 02, 2018 8:30 AM
Adenia Park Seikh Memorial TBC
Dec 10, 2018
Christmas BBQ
Dec 17, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Fraser
November 11
Spouse Birthdays
Darlene Trim
November 1
Sue Thorp
November 1
Bernadette Missen
November 2
November 12
Pushpa Pushpalingam
Mahes Pushpalingam
November 17
Join Date
Michael Nahan
November 15, 2010
8 years
Ernie Denham
November 20, 2017
1 year
BHP were upset at its train driver last week, calling him the worst driver in history & asked him how many times he had derailed last year.
The driver replied —I don’t know for sure — its so hard to keep track.
Service Above Self
     PO Box 103
Willetton WA 6955