President's Message
Ian Ross
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The Willetton Senior High School (WSHS) Interact Club pulled out all stops last Saturday 13 March 2021 to feed the masses at their school which had became a polling booth for the WA State Election. We assisted by supplying the workforce to sizzle sausages. Led by Club Director for Youth Service, Noel Galopin, the BBBQ Band of Brothers comprised Simon Cubitt, Frank Murgia, Greg Hamilton, Kieran English, David Honeychurch, Stuart Diggins and me. I thank everyone involved and was delighted to learn that around $2000 was raised from the BBQ and from the sale of cakes, curry puffs and knick knacks being offered for sale by Interact members.
It was a special day too because we had a visit from the WA Premier, Mark McGowan, who obliged by posing with the Interactors.  
While I'm on the subject of Youth I can report that on 8 February we had students Roman Kumar and Aail Ibraham (pictured below with Simon Cubitt) at the Club to tell about their attendance at the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) which because of COVID19, was run at UWA rather than in Canberra and Brisbane. As always we can be confident the future is in good hands.
And on 22 February it was Porcia Misaman and Monique Mather (pictured below with Simon Cubitt) told us about their adventures at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA ) camp they attended in January..While sworn to secrecy about the challenges they faced, they were able to give us an insight to the benefits they derived from the programme.  
In the last edition I said we would provide Erin Hegarty's presentation about  Mama Respond International a new Australian charity that functions in Kitengela, Kenya, to connect students with special needs to available medical resources and seeks to alleviate curable disabilities and treat lifelong disabilities to promote equal educational opportunities. I'm happy to say that we now have it. Just Click on the link in the right hand column under Erin's image.  
And please don't forget that bidding is now open for items in our Silent Auction. Refer to the right hand column for all the details. 
To enjoy our Club Joker's Jokes delivered in style by Raffle Master Stuart Diggins  Click here.

To view the CLUB MEETING DUTY ROSTER for next week and beyond Click here.


The Rotary Club Of Elizabeth Quay believe that philanthropy is not reserved for the wealthy and that everyone has the ability to make a difference. They are paving the way for the younger generation of Australian Rotary members and aim to inspire and facilitate generosity to create lasting positive change in the community. They inspire generosity to create ripples of change and their values in achieving this are:

  • Connect - Create change through community
  • Exchange - Altruism in the everyday
  • Empower - Amplify sustainable growth

Their key areas of focus are: Environmental Service; International Service; Youth Service;  Mental Health; Homelessness; Domestic Violence - Supporting affected families and they meet on Wednesdays in the Perth CBD. 


The Rotary Club Of Kensington is the third oldest in London and was chartered in 1925. Chelsea was chartered in 1928. Both clubs have long histories but circumstances caused a merger in 2017. The combined club has a mix of gender, nationalities and professions. The President is Urs Halter and they normally meet every Tuesday evening at the Vanderbilt Hotel, Cromwell Rd, London. However, during Covid the club has met via Zoom right through to this week.

The club is strong and has all the usual structures in place with emphasis on local and international projects. The club is particularly close to the Chelsea Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners. Other local projects include an annual Senior Citizen Concert, Senior Citizen Christmas Party, a marathon to raise funds, an Art Show and a Wine Show. Another focus is the Grenfell Tower area in North Kensington, a 24 storey block of flats which caught fire on 14 June 2017. The tragedy left many scars on the community and the club has been working with children who need assistance. Internationally, the club has worked with many partners on projects in Tanzania, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Nepal. The main projects are clean water, eradicating a blindness causing disease in young children and breast screening of women.


To view Erin's presentation Click Here


Frank Murgia (ably assisted by his wife, Gillian, and Kevin Baruffi) has assembled an impressive array of items with an equally impressive retail value of around $25,000. To view the complete list and consider what you might like to bid on Click Here

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