President's Message
Stephen Genoni
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This edition of The Chronicles will hopefully be the last of the "catch ups" and to do that I want to devote some "column inches" to Fleur Massey (pictured below) who spoke on the subject of " Blue Guardians" at our meeting on 15 September 2021. Fleur's subject generated a great deal of interest in advance of the meeting and this was reflected in the number of partners who attended. It is also a reflection of the effort and good work that Kevin Baruffi is doing with our meeting program and hopefully we will be able to build on it. 
In the past twenty five (25) years Fleur has gained a great deal of understanding of the challenges faced by those serving in the military and the emergency services while also experiencing first-hand how this service impacts their families. She has served in the Royal Air Force, South Yorkshire Police, and after emigrating to Western Australia in 2006, served with WA Police. Fleur's husband is also a veteran and currently a serving Police Officer with thirty five (35) years’ experience of working on the front line
Five years ago, Fleur began researching the support provided to the service family as a whole. Through this research gaps were identified and as a consequence Blue Guardians (logo below) was born. Blue Guardians now serves the First Responder and Military community by providing information, education, referrals to experts, support, and news.
You have probably noticed that Rotary has an international theme for each month of the year. There are also  national Rotary events which tie in with overarching international themes. One of these is Australian Rotary Health's Hat Day held in conjunction with World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2021. One in five people suffer a mental illness every year and half of all mental health conditions experienced during a lifetime have started  by age 14. Hat Day is part of Australian Rotary Health's Lift The Lid On Mental Illness campaign to raise vital unds for mental health research and to raise awareness on a topic often not discussed.. As in past years, the Club will be donating to this very worthy cause. 
Thanks to Pushpa Pushpalingam and Simon Cubitt, two more toasts to Rotary Clubs around the world appear in the right hand column. 
The same goes our Club Joker's Jokes which continue to be delivered in style by Raffle Master Stuart Diggins  Click here.
To view the CLUB MEETING DUTY ROSTER for our next regular Club meeting and beyond Click here. Rob Webster, Gordon Booth, Greg Vines and Simon Cubitt are rostered for Wednesday 6 October 2021. 
The Rotary Club Of Rockingham in RI District 9465 was chartered on 25 February 1967. Its twenty five (25) members led by President Donnah Francome meet on Monday at 6pm at the Rockingham RSL Club, Memorial Drive, Peron, W.A., It is the Home Club of District Governor Patricia Schraven. They have a strong focus on Youth including the Rotary Youth Programme Of Enrichment  (RYPEN) and are sponsors of  the Rockingham Beach Education Support Centre camp and Makybe Rise Primary School camp. They also support of the Cooloongup Primary School Breakfast Club and the good work they do in feeding students who miss out at home; make numerous awards to students graduating from twelve (12) local primary schools; and run a Grants programme which supports many local organisations. Much of the funds for these worthy causes are raised  from the Rockingham Rotary Ma
The Rotary Club of Petaling Jaya was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur at a preliminary meeting on June 19th 1960 and received its charter from Rotary International on January 6th 1961 with 35 founding members.Within the first fifteen (15) years of its existence the Club was responsible for providing Petaling Jaya’s urban community with it first public library and a kindergarten. While at the national level, it succeeded in founding the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia, to mention some of its more spectacular achievements. Over the next 15 years i.e. from 1975 to 1990, the Club expanded its service activities to establish regular community support in the form of school nutrition, vocation guidance, youth development through Rotaract and Interact Clubs had also addressed contemporary local issues of concern for the aged, the handicapped and the poor, the environment, health and international relationships. More recently, the Club has carried on the Golden Child Project for the terminally ill children, the Ten Pin Bowling for the physically and mentally challenged and vaccination for the vendors. In 2005 the Club put into action the Super Mum project.The club has successfully nominated one Rotary International Director – Tan Sri Datuk James Peter Chin (1997-99) and four District Governors, namely Tan Sri Datuk James Peter Chin (1979-80), PDG Dr. N. Ganesan (1988-89), PDG David Ho (1996-97) and PDG Dato’ Dr. Low Teong (2001-02).
The 61st President of the Club is Melisa Francis.
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