Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Western Endeavour - Issue No.: 837 Issue Date: 16 Dec, 2018

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Acquaintance as an Opportunity 4 Service

Fellow Rotarians, you will all be aware that we have had a very busy few weeks, most of you more than me, because I've been away for 3 of them!  The extra activity commenced with a combined meeting with the Matilda Bay Rotary Club to hear John Poynton AO, Board Member of the Future Fund Board of Guardians, speaking mainly about the Future Fund, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund.  RC Matilda Bay President Michael Mitchell told me that PE Byron spoke eloquently and enthusiastically on behalf of our Club- thanks Byron.

Then last week our premier Fundraiser, the High Tea for Humanity, with the theme "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".  What a fantastic event, with the theme brilliantly conceived by Jane, and implemented by Jane and her Fundraising Committee of  Laurie G, Laurie D, Judy, Peter, Geoff & David.    The outcome was a lot of happy people with their bags of reused goodies (including my 2 daughters who loved it) and in excess of $13,000 raised for our charitable causes! Beneficiaries are Greenbatch, Balga Girl’s Academy, Shelterbox & Cambodia Family Support (water and sanitation).  Thanks to all, especially Jane, and all members who helped out, and attended with guests.

And this weekend, we have just returned from the Club activity with the Rotary Club of Como visiting the UWA Future Farm 2050, "Ridgefield" in West Pingelly.  Prof. Graham Martin of the UWA Faculty of Agriculture gave us a fantastic rundown on the research into how we are going to feed the world in 2050, at estimated peak human of 12,000,000,000, and still have an environment!  Thanks Vicky for organising all that with RC Como, including the bus.

I think no better demonstration of how RCWE is delivering on the RI theme "Aquaintance as the Opportunity for Service"(apologies for the shorthand in the heading)!

And then Monday the Rotary Means Business lunch at which the ideals of Rotary were exemplified by Rotarian Stan Perron.  Stan's Perron Group is the largest private shopping centre owner in Australia.  We learned how Stan did it from nothing the "PerronWay", which Stan acknowledged pretty closely followed the Rotary Four Way Test, that he first began to follow in 1959 as a Foundation member of the Rotary Club of Belmont, of which he is still an active member.  Pretty inspiring for Rotary!

And we are about to present a Certificate to the recipient of the Jack Bercov Memorial Prize- more on that separately.  It will be nice to be back at our regular venue for breakfast.  As I said, we've been busy!

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District Rotary Health Meeting... Australian Rotary Health has been supporting and initiating many great programs for many years, so much more than our current focus on Mental Illness. Many of our Clubs and individual Rotary Members have been generously supporting us over that time. We are truly grateful for that support - you have helped make a huge difference to so many people in our communities who sorely need support.

We are offering the opportunity for you, as well as ANY interested Club members or partners to learn more about Australian Rotary Health, our programs, successes - the myriad of programs that we are involved in. We are planning to hold an information session for your benefit.

The date will be Saturday - 16th February - 8.00 am for an 8.30 am start - the venue will be the Perth Rotary Office - 5th floor - 110 William Street - Perth. Morning teas will be supplied and we will finish at about 12.00 noon.

Cheryl Deguara will be coming over from the Sydney office for this information / training event. Thus we DO need names and numbers in advance, please. You can email me - jerry.pilcher@gmail.com or phone me on 0428 911 505. As flights and accommodation will need to be booked - could I please have your expressions of interest by 31st December 2018.

Special Days
Thu, 20 Dec - Laurie Dender's Birthday

Sun, 30 Dec - Geoff Ross' Birthday

Wed, 19 Dec - John and Jane Boxall will be celebrating 48 years of Marriage

Sun, 30 Dec - Harry and Betty Nesbitt will be celebrating 31 years of Marriage

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