Posted by Stephen Inouye
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 15TH MAY 2018
As we head towards the end of the Rotary Year, we are as busy as ever!
Last Saturday’s Passages Race Day proved again to be a great day of fun and celebration. In all the David Reed, Ashley Ladner, and the team at Vinnies raised nearly $70,000 to support the work impacting homeless youth in our city. A great round of applause for all the hard work! Thanks to our club Rotarians for purchasing tables and bringing along friends and family to celebrate the day.
 
Stephen's Blog - 15th May Stephen Inouye 2018-05-14 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 01ST MAY 2018
You might have noticed there have been a few things changes taking place within our club? Or maybe not? Either way, here is a quick update on some of the many things happening ‘behind the scenes’ of our club by so many of our dedicated members:
Firstly, you might have noticed that we’ve moved to producing a slightly changed format for the club bulletin. Our bulletin is put together by Kirstin from our office and is the “source of truth” for what is happening within the club; particularly for events. But given the rise of other communications platforms even within our club for FaceBook, email, SMS and even Instant Messenger, there are a number of ways to get the word out. And the reality is that if we’re looking to be progressively minded club that we have always been known to be, then we need to consider how we move forward with the times!
Since Easter, we’ve been running our formal bulletins fortnightly which include the President’s now fortnightly update. We’ve dropped some of the items which members have told us don’t get looked at in an effort to streamline the production of the document and to also purge some of the less relevant matters. And did you know, that in addition to getting emailed, these appear via a link on our website: http://www.rotaryperth.org.au/Stories/ 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 10TH APRIL 2018
This week’s Leadership Series presentation with Mike Utsler, Woodside COO, is shaping up to be a cracker of an evening and I hope that all members can attend. To have a world renown industry leader willing to share some of his insights and learnings from no doubt some of his most professionally challenging days will be a privilege. The fact that he works on “on the Terrace” and understands the environment that many of us work in and can therefore tailor his lessons learned to relevant guidance has immense value. Please make sure that you BOOK NOW to attend: www.trybooking.com.au/UVVG  
 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 27TH MARCH 2018

I believe I say this every week, but Wow! What an amazing week for the Rotary Club of Perth! And Wow again for this week as well! It is humbling to see all the activities that our club members are contributing their time, energy, and finances to every day of the week. From Sydney to Canberra, Atlanta, Georgia to Perth, the Rotary Club of Perth is selflessly serving its local and global communities.

Stephen's Blog - 27th March Stephen Inouye 2018-03-29 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT'S UPDATE - 20TH MARCH 2018

If you joined us last week to hear from Simon Creek, MD of HHG Legal Group (and a Rotary Club of Perth Corporate Member), you would have been impressed to hear of HHGs approach to “giving back’ to the community. What struck me in particular was Simon’s comments, “When you give, make sure it doesn’t get spread too thin!” This is the harsh reality of the current environment that we as a club and no doubt the businesses we work in operate. The demands for support are great, but the finances and even pro bono work we can do is thin.

Be sure to check out our club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RotaryofPerth/) to find the links to the three not-for-profits that HHG supports:

• Fresh Start Recovery Program

• Hagar Australia

• Path of Hope Foundation

 

This week, we have our club “Strategy Session” and I need for all of our members to attend! We are fortunate to have our very own club member, Rod Evans, who will be leading us in this effort
Stephen's Blog - 20th March Stephen Inouye 2018-03-19 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 13TH MARCH 2018
If you haven’t noticed the recurring theme of our projects, I’d encourage you read through this week’s bulletin and more importantly, to RSVP to attend one or more events! Last weekend the Rotaract Club of Perth put on a fantastic masquerade ball where over 185+ people enjoyed a fantastic gathering celebrating the work of the Perth Homeless Support Group, a grass roots movement aimed at providing basic essentials and services to some of our city’s most needing persons. Just on ticket sales alone, over $10,000 was raised to support this group…the numbers are still coming in for the auction items. Well done to Renu Pantula, the Rotaract President and her team for putting together such a great fund raising event.
Stephen's Blog - 13th March Stephen Inouye 2018-03-12 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 6TH MARCH 2018
This is a busy month for our club and I hope that all of our members can continue to support the various projects we have in motion.
The key event for this week is the ROTARACT MASQUERADE CHARITY BALL on Saturday, 10 March 2018. This has been a huge effort organised by our Rotaract Club and judging from the TryBooking site, it is nearly sold out. With our club band the Rotars performing, it should no doubt be a great Saturday evening out. The beneficiary of the proceeds from the ball is the Perth Homeless Support Group (http://perthhomeless.org.au/ ) who no doubt support some of the most needing persons in our community. If you haven’t already, Book Now and support the future leaders of our club and the community…the Rotaract Club of Perth!
Stephen's Blog - 6th March Stephen Inouye 2018-03-05 16:00:00Z 0
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 MEDIA RELEASE   27/2/18                                          
                                                

ONE IN A MILLION !      

Rotary recognises outstanding community service to those most in need

Each night an army of volunteers take to the streets of Perth offering help to those most in need. In many cases the need is for shelter, food, clothing , medical attention – or simply someone prepared to sit down and listen to their story. Often it’s an individual or organisation offering a lifeline to these desperate people, but rarely do they get acknowledged for their humanitarian efforts.
 
Next month the Rotary Clubs of Crawley and Perth will launch One In A Million, a major fund raising event which aims to give these unsung heroes of the night the recognition they deserve.
 
 
ONE IN A MILLION ! Rotary recognises outstanding community service to those most in need Barry Thornton 2018-02-28 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT ELECT UPDATE - 12TH FEB 2018
Thanks to Georgia Comerford, Zarah D'Costa and Jemma Middleton, contestants of our 4-Way Test Speaking Competition, for a kicking off our first luncheon of the year. Their chosen topics were all very much close to our hearts. Georgia's topic "The benefits of cultural immersion exchange programs" was very much in line with what we aim to achieve with our Rotary Youth Exchange Program. The personal story she shared went on to demonstrate a first-hand experience of building goodwill better friendships. Zarah's comments on "Stemming the Mental Health Epidemic", relating it to the current pervasiveness of social media brought to mind recent issues covered in the media involving youth suicides as well as the many projects to that Rotary in WA are trying to get off the ground to address homelessness.
Wes' Blog - 12th Feb Wesley Sim 2018-02-13 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT'S UPDATE - 06TH FEB 2018

I have to say it…Happy New Year! I hope you had a great Christmas and holiday break! The second half of the Rotary year is now on! And given we’re well into February with many of us having been back to work for a month now, the kids or maybe even the grand kids are all back in school, etc. its time to move on!

While we haven’t been meeting each week, there has been a tremendous amount of work keeping the wheels of the club and our projects running by so many people. Here is a quick update on a few areas to get you back up to date:

Stephen's Blog 6th February Stephen Inouye 2018-02-05 16:00:00Z 0
More great coverage in Rotary Down Under Barry Thornton 2018-01-30 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PAST PRESIDENT UPDATE - 12TH DECEMBER 2017
 
Rotary Club of Perth – Guest Speakers (Adam Levin and Fadzi Whande)
8th December 2017
I am not sure if it was planned that way but the subject matter presented by today’s speakers just seemed so appropriate with it being so close to Christmas and how closely aligned the story behind the birth of Christ and the message at that time which was about peace and tolerance etc., vs the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance WA which is about social change now and a need for a deeper understanding in our community and society generally to be free from and intolerant to racial and religious prejudice and discrimination.
Graham's Blog 12th December Graham Peden 2017-12-11 16:00:00Z 0
 
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT-ELECT UPDATE - 21ST NOVEMBER 2017
Neurogastronomy. A new word for me. What were we to expect for lunch this week? A science teacher speaking at lunch? (Alright... not a science teacher but a science communicator... but my teacher from decades ago would have considered himself a communicator too!) Will I have to do any homework after this? ..............
 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 21ST NOVEMBER 2017
It looks like I’ve missed out on a great guest speaker! I was unfortunately away on travels for work but am back this week! And what a busy week it will be!
 
This week at lunch we’ll be formally welcoming back a former member of our Club who has been overseas for
the past five years: Jurgen Baumhoff and also inducting a new member: Minh Dang, a dynamic young professional and leader and former Rotaract Club of Perth member!
 
Stephen & Wes' Blog - 21st November Stephen Inouye 2017-11-21 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 14TH NOVEMBER 2017
 
It was great to hear from the “CEO side” of Jess Karlsson at our lunch meeting last week. Jess provided us with some great insight into who she is (energetic and aspiring), where she’s been (taking on challenging roles across Australia) and what she is passionate about (leadership particularly in the not-for-profit space). Jess’ keen insight and understanding of the challenges facing the disabilities sector has no doubt made her a success at Cahoots (formerly Kids Camps). The Rotary Club of Perth is fortunate to have enthusiastic members like Jess in our club and in particular leading our Youth portfolio as its Director.
 
Over the next six months we aim to include more of our members as our keynote lunch speakers. By doing so, I hope this will be an opportunity to get to know some of our members better and to also highlight some of the unique and diverse skills that make up our club. As our mission states:
 
Rotary’s mission is for professional people to join together to use their skills and passion to make a difference in their communities and to undertake activities that foster pride in Rotarian’s worldwide.
 
By getting to know who we are and what we bring, we can aim to create an even better community.
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 7TH NOVEMBER 2017
As we start to head into the holiday period, our lives no doubt become ‘busier’ as we look to tidy up loose ends at both work and home to enable many of us to relax and enjoy the holiday season. I trust that this will be a great time for our members to enjoy with families and friends, but am also cognisant that this may not necessarily be the case for some. In the spirit of Rotary and fellowship, I would encourage all of our members to think about how we might be able to make this a festive season for not only other members of our club, but also for our community.
Stephen's Blog - 7th November Stephen Inouye 2017-11-07 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 31ST OCTOBER 2017

If you were one of the many members, guests, skippers, and/or hosts who joined us for our annual Blessing of the Fleet on Monday evening, I think you will agree that once again, fellowship team along with our gang of inspired boating enthusiasts did a superb job. The numbers of attendees and the diversity of backgrounds from which they came added to the comradery on the night. From having the Rotary Club of Heirisson join in with a boatful of their members, to our young Rotaractors with guests in attendance, to members we haven’t seen for some time, to having some of our newest members join in, it was great to take the opportunity to spend some time outside of our busy routines. A huge vote of thanks to our skippers who donated their time and their pleasure craft for the event.

Stephen's Blog - 31st October Stephen Inouye 2017-10-30 16:00:00Z 0
 ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 24TH OCTOBER 2017
Congratulations are in order for Emma Cork, Vincent and Helen Keane, and all those who organised and supported the very successful running of the Cambodia Family Support “Helping Hand Auction” Fundraiser. We must also thank the generous support of the Macquarie Foundation who matched funding and also the huge number of Macquarie staff who hosted the event, helped out on the evening, and who also made many of the financial contributions. While the official count is still being confirmed, Emma reported at lunch last week that over $38,000 was raised on the night. This is a fantastic result for the CFS project and reflects the great community spirit that our club and its local community has for others.
Stephen's Blog - 24th October Stephen Inouye 2017-10-23 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 17TH OCTOBER 2017
 
How amazing it has been to see Rotary Club of Perth members “In Action”! This past week we saw tremendous support for our Eye Contact Photo Exhibition which is still on display in Cloisters Square. This photo exhibition sheds a light on a few of the faces who are directly impacted by the work that organisations such as Homeless Healthcare (http://homelesshealthcare.org.au/) are providing to assist those fallen to less fortunate circumstances. Speaking to some of those people whose photographs appear in the exhibit, it is amazing how what might seem like simple acts of kindness by others can be the turning point to change in one’s life. I hope that the show of support from our Rotary Club members on the exhibition opening night was as much an encouragement to those present as it was for those of us who attended.
Stephen's Blog - 17th October Stephen Inouye 2017-10-16 16:00:00Z 0
Perth photographer Phil England to open Eye Contact exhibition confronting WA’s homelessness Barry Thornton 2017-10-09 16:00:00Z 0
ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 10TH OCTOBER 2017
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made (1905) by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization, Movement and Service work in action." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
 
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ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT UPDATE - 03RD OCTOBER 2017

October is traditionally a busy month for our club and this year is no exception! There are a number of events happening where we need your attendance and support. In addition to our normal weekly meetings, here are a few other important events to support:

Stephen's Blog - 3rd October 2017-10-03 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT ELECT’S UPDATE - 19TH SEPTEMBER 2017

I'm thankful for the opportunity to live in a country where I'm free to express an opinion and live. Despite that level of safety, I believe it is still against the nature of most who value privacy to speak out in public. Perhaps this is due simply to a self-belief in their lack of eloquence on a public stage or maybe it's the fear of embarrassment that is ever present.

Wes' Blog - 19th September Wesley Sim 2017-09-18 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Thornton

As featured in the The West Australian

Tennis legend Margaret Court has returned serve to a Perth tennis club that turfed her out as a patron this week, saying she is being silenced for her views on same-sex marriage.

Despite being dumped by Cottesloe Tennis Club, Mrs Court remained defiant yesterday, accusing the LGBTQI community of wanting to “destroy marriage”.

Mrs Court said she was disappointed the tennis club had dumped her as vice-patron, saying the move was “politically motivated”.

“I think it’s sad. You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself,” she said.

“It’s a sad day for our nation when it comes to that.

Same-sex marriage critic Margaret Court hits back over Cottesloe Tennis Club dumping Barry Thornton 2017-09-14 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT ELECT’S UPDATE - 12TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Last Friday, we were treated to very frank presentation of "A Tumultuous Life" by the past premier of Western Australia, Brian Burke. In his own words, he was a very "special person", having had an audience with the Queen and not too long after that, enjoying free board and lodgings at one of Her Majesty’s exclusive facilities. It may be that most members were somewhat taken aback by the frankness that when it came question time, we didn’t really know what to ask. .........

Wes' Blog - 12th Sept Wesley Sim 2017-09-12 16:00:00Z 0
Stephen's Blog - 5th September Stephen Inouye 2017-09-06 16:00:00Z 0
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This week like most weeks is yet another busy one for the club as we have a number of great events on the cards!
 
Rotoract + Rotary of Perth Joint Social: 30 August at 6.30pm, at The Emerson Bar (356 Murray Street, Perth)
 
 
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Stephen's Blog 22nd August Stephen Inouye 2017-08-21 16:00:00Z 0

ROTARY OF PERTH PRESIDENT’S UPDATE - 15TH AUG 2017

Last week was a very busy week for the Rotary Club of Perth on a number of fronts. Please allow me to share a few insights!

 

President's Blog - 15th August 2017-08-15 16:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 25, 2017

- Passages info session

- RYPEN recap

- Whitegoods for Graceville

- Path of Hope Gala Ball

- Past President of RoP to become District Governor 2019-20

- Next Week: Toastmasters!

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Special Event luncheon
Perth Rotary Club - The Faith Healers
Q&A Panel Discussion Thursday 10th August 2017
 
A frank, thought provoking QUESTION & ANSWER conversation with a panel of clergy representing the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Faiths. Please join us for a highly interactive and engaging Q&A lunch at the Rotary Club of Perth. The panel members will speak frankly and willingly about concerns regarding GOD, religion and faith - not only in our community but throughout the world.
 
WHEN: THURSDAY, 10th August TIME: 12.15pm – 2.00pm
WHERE: Argyle Ballroom, Parmelia Hilton, Mill Street, Perth
COST: $45/pp (Includes Main/Dessert, Tea/Coffee)
(Kosher Meals available. Please indicate if a kosher meal is required at the time of booking. All meals are Halal Certified)
To avoid disappointment, please book on line www.trybooking.com/RAJM  . At the time of booking there is provision for you to register a question for the clergy

 
 
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Rotary Down Under - Convicts For A Cause 2016 Barry Thornton 2017-07-10 16:00:00Z 0
Stephen Inouye New President Coverage Guardian Express Ashley W 2017-07-04 16:00:00Z 0
Perth Rotary Celebrate 90 Years of Continuous Service Barry Thornton 2017-04-24 16:00:00Z 0

Big congratulations to our very own Reverend John who was recently awarded an AM in the Australia Day Honours for significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia through senior liturgical roles and to the community.

A reminder of how blessed we are as a club to have members that truly make a difference on many levels.

Service Includes:

  • Dean, Anglican Diocese of Perth, 1990-2014
  • Priest, St Georges Cathedral, 1990 - 2014
  • Chair, Cathedral Restoration Task Force, 2000-2014
  • Chair, St Georges Cathedral Council for the Arts, 1996-2014
  • Founder, Centre for Spirituality, 2003
  • Founder, St Georges Cathedral Education Centre, 2001
  • Chaplain & Music Lecturer, UWA, 1988 - 1990
  • Chaplain and Music & Theology Tutor, Christ Church Oxford, 1980 - 1988
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Perth since 1992

 

(Photo courtesy of The West Australian)

Reverend John awarded AM in Australia Day Honour Ashley Whitworth 2017-02-04 16:00:00Z 0
Results of 2016 Central Park Plunge in Rotary Down Under Barry Thornton 2016-11-12 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Thornton

As featured in the Guardian Express
 
FOUR Rotary Club of Perth members will become superheroes for a day plunging 220m from one of Perth’s tallest buildings to raise money for charity.

Beatrice Cervi, David Wee, Michele Roget and Jacques Phillips will abseil from the top of Central Park on Sunday, September 4 with money raised going to Kids’ Camp.

Club president Larry Hirsch said the team aimed to raise $8000 for the non-profit group that provides camps for children and young people with a disability.

Rotary Club of Perth members to take the plunge down Central Park for Kids’ Camps Barry Thornton 2016-08-18 16:00:00Z 0
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