Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Western Endeavour - Issue No.: 857 Issue Date: 5 May, 2019

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Walk for Women's Cancer  

On Saturday morning 4 May, my wife Alma and daughter Jessica woke up early morning, with a scotch mist in the air, to take on a Marathon Walk for Women's Health.

I drove them to the UWA where they were paraded off at the starting line to the tune of Waltzing Matilda, played by a long line of bagpipers, which no doubt resonated with Alma's soul (video below).

Download/play the video here if it doesn't show in your browser: "Walk for Women's Cancer"

Alma was well supported by our Rotary Club members and between her and Jessica raised over $4000, being part of over $850,000 raised for this most worthy cause.

I received many WhatsApp messages with photos along the way and met them at the 26km mark along the new Matagarup bridge over the Swan River near the Optus Stadium (photo below) to see how things were going.  Well apart from some very sore feet with a few blisters starting to appear they were in good spirits.

So with some determination and quite blistered feet at the 35km mark which was at the return to UWA, the pair took the decision to carry on regardless, and to then do the next 7km, completing the entire Marathon of 42km.  This was completed in 7:23 with 21 minutes of breaks along the way, comprising 3000 cals of energy consumed.

Congratulations to both of you for taking on this challenge and setting an example for the rest of us.  

And for those held captive by cancer may you find some relief through the funds rasied and put to work by our Cancer Research Institutes.

Rotary- International!

Each week we toast "Rotary International".  We are fortunate to be able to contribute to Rotary service internationally, through our international projects.  Another aspect of Rotary internationally is the opportunity for acquaintance with Rotarians from other countries.  Its as simple as doing a makeup while travelling overseas, whih is what Gaby & I did in Tokyo.

Tokyo has several Rotary Clubs, needless to say!  We were fortunate that the Tokyo Roppongi Club ( meets on Monday lunchtime, that fitted our itinerary.  The Club meets in the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, which is in the Roppongi Hills retail/office complex, only a short walk from our hotel.

Through the Internet & email, it was easy to make contact with Club President Ms Akiko Saito, to confirm a meeting was scheduled and that we were welcome to attend.

Notwithstanding the meeting was entirely in Japanese, it was not difficult to see the format was quite similar to our Club meetings, if a little more formal. I have attached the menu.  Food was excellent, if a little on the expensive side for a weekly lunch- 5,000 JPY each.

We sat at a table with a former ambassador to Australia, during John Howard's Prime Ministership.  He of course spoke good English.  Also on the table was Mrs Mori!  The former ambassador advised us that the Mori family own the Roppongi Hills complex. The other English speaker at our table was an American who came to Japan in the mid 60s with an American pharmaceutical company, then started his own pharmaceutical company, and has lived in Japan ever since.

Apart from the international flavour Gaby & I added, all the way from Perth, there was also a visiting Rotarian from a northern Germany Rotary Club. He was holidaying in Japan with his young family.

Finally, the guest speaker that day was their Mexican exchange student, Talia, who gave her presentation in Japanese (she has been there 8 months), and spoke English and German, as well as her native Spanish!

All of that to say, on your travels take the time & trouble to check whether there is a makeup that fits your itinerary.


Rotary 4 Way Speaking Competition Final... The Western Australian Year 10 State Final is to be held on Tuesday 21 May 2019. The details are:

Where: The Western Australian Golf Club (Inc), 60 Hayes Avenue, Yokine WA.

When: Tuesday 21 May 2019 6.00 for 6.30pm start

Cost: $59 per head

RSVP: by Monday14 May 6pm to Try Booking

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Special Days
Sun, 5 May - Byron Williamson's Birthday

Mon, 13 May - Des Mills' Birthday

Wed, 8 May - David Fisher will have served our Rotary club for 14 years

Meeting Rosters
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07 May, 19
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14 May, 19
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Vicky Rowe
21 May, 19
Michael Lee
Laurie Dender
Michael Lee
Michael Lee
Laurie Dender
28 May, 19
Barrie Heald
Marcus Harris
John Boxall
Rohan Nagappa
Donna Thornton
01 Jun, 19
Marcus Harris
04 Jun, 19
Rohan Nagappa
David Fisher
Bruce Fielding
Chris Ford
Bruce Dufty
19 Jun, 19
Tony Parker
Laurie Glossop
23 Jun, 19
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