Recent Speakers

A list of the most recent speakers at the Rotary Club of Perth may be found below. 

The most recent may be found below.  


   Friday 12th May

The people & journey behind Path of Hope




"Path of Hope" - Breaking the cycle of Domestic Violence, Rotary's joint venture with Salvation Army. To succeed the POH Foundation relies on an enormous amount of grass root volunteers - both individual and corporate, professional and pro-bono work.

We invite all to come and hear about the journey and the people who bring HOPE and DIGNITY to our most vulnerable community members.

Venue: Karri Room - Parmelia Hilton Hotel - 14 Mill Street - Time: 12:30 for a 12:45 start

Contact Details: 
Rebecca Tolstoy - Rebecca@tolstoysystems.com.au OR 
Jill Dawson - jill@quairadingearthmoving.com.au

All Ticket Bookings at: https://www.trybooking.com/OOAZ 

Seats are limited so you are encouraged to book early.
 


 
   Friday 28th April

Engaging Youth in Global Issues

Nicholas Camer-Pesci & Anish Badgeri


UN Youth Australia is an entirely youth-run not for profit organisation seeking to empower Australians, regardless of their age, through a diverse range of educational experiences.In partnership with the Australian Federal Government, the United Nations Association of Australia, the Australian Youth Affairs Council and other youth-led organisations, UN Youth Australia promotes grass roots engagement with the aims and principles of the United Nations. What sets U.N. youth apart from many other organisations with similar values is its strong belief in and focus on peer- to-peer learning. As an organisation run entirely by people aged between 15 and 24, UN Youth is dedicated to providing an avenue for the expression of youth opinion and empowering young people to engage with global issues. Through the programs it runs UN youth reaches over 3500 students each year across Australia, making it one of the largest youth run not for profits in the country. 

More info








 
   Friday 21st April

Rotary of Perth 90th Birthday & ANZAC Memorial

Whilst the Club's 90th Birthday will be celebrated more fully at the annual changeover in June, we will take the opportunity to review some of the Club's many major achievements over the last nine decades. 

We will also commemorate ANZAC Day and recognise the importance of the day to all sides - Lest we forget.


 
   Friday 7th April

Paul Chamberlain, Chairman - FORM

From Huddersfield to Perth a journey of Wealth, Charity & all things Philanthropic 


Does the notion of philanthropy feature poorly or strongly  in WA? Can a family balance wealth with sound family values?
Can wealth be a springboard for launching projects which benefit a community, a country and perhaps create a better world?.
(1.2 Million Rotarians the world over are very familiar with some of these issues.)

Our speaker today will address some of these aspects and take us on an interesting and content rich journey of history, videos and facts of his Perth family’s quest.

More info

 
   Friday 31st March

Rachel Cooke, US Consul General

Rachel Cooke assumed the position of U.S. Consul General in Perth on August 11, 2016 with responsibilities for Western Australia.
A career Foreign Service Officer, Rachel most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Department of State office that oversees bilateral policy between the U.S. and six southeast Asian nations.  Prior to that she spent five years working on Afghanistan issues, focusing primarily on education development and media engagement, and leading joint civilian-military training.  Rachel has also served in Malaysia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, where she was Acting Public Affairs Officer during both the 2005 and 2010 revolutions.  

Prior to joining the Foreign Service Rachel worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and for NASA.  She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand teaching fish farming.  Rachel has a B.S. in Marine Biology, and Master degrees in Environmental Management and Public Policy from Indiana University.  Having grown up on the beach in New Jersey, she is delighted to have the opportunity to serve in Australia and check out the surf (as is her husband Martin).

 
   Friday 24th March - 6pm - 10pm

District Conference Sundowner

Guildford Grammar School

Replacing our usual lunch, this is your chance to connect with Rotary members from around the State in a social setting. You’ll build new relationships and exchange ideas across cultures.


 

























 

   Friday 17th March

Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP  

Minister for Aged Care, Minister for Indigenous Health

Ken Wyatt was elected in 2010 as the Federal Member for Hasluck, an electorate South East of Perth, making history as the first Indigenous Member of the House of Representatives.Before entering politics Ken worked in community roles in the fields of Health and Education including the District Director for the Swan Education District, Director of Aboriginal Health in Western Australia.Not only has Ken had an extensive career in health and education, he has also made an enormous contribution to the wider community in training and mentoring young people. This was recognised in 1996 when Ken was awarded the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Later, in 2000, Ken was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for ‘his efforts and contribution to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and mainstream Australian society in education and health.’Ken brings his knowledge in the areas of Health and Education to his role as the Federal Member for Hasluck, as well as a lifetime of experiences in raising a family and being part of the local Perth community. As the Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken is committed to building a safer, stronger and greener local community for everyone to enjoy.   

Robert Epstone  - Solemen

Give Hope, Create Smile, Make a Difference

Robert's charity and fundraising biog reads more like an SAS adventure novel than a Rotarian making a difference. 

Come along and hear his amazing story!



 
   Friday 10th March

Tony Canci  - CEO, Freo Group

From Fremantle to Berkshire Hathaway

Tony  is the CEO of the Freo Group, a West Australian company, owned by Warren Buffet’s, Berkshire Hathaway (USD $210 Billion conglomerate, (NYSE) USD$240,280.00​ per share​) Freo group is a 1,000+ strong organisation operating  in WA, Queensland, NSW, Northern Territory and South East Asia. 

Tony will present an interesting migrant family story. An insight into a 19 year old’s journey from Italy, (his father Michele Canci). A journey of hope and uncertainty to the foundation of a Fremantle Family's business which became one of the great success stories emerging from WA’s “boom and bust cycles”. 

Why would Berkshire Hathaway target the Freo group for acquisition? What challenges ​ are​ involved in managing a Berkshire Hathaway company? 

Tony will also give a candid insight into his family’s (Canci Group ​ Holdings ​ P/L and the Canci Family Foundation​) their ​family's  ethos ​ underpinning the strength and history for a successful acquisition​ as well as a perspective on wealth and family.  








   Friday 3rd March

George Grundy  - Death of a Nation

FACT or FICTION ? or just PROVOCATIVE and Shocking?
A Presentation Not to be missed !!

To say that George holds controversial and provocative views is an understatement. These views prompted him to undertake a 3-year quest to find out "the truth" about the events leading up to the attack on the New York's World Trade Centre on the 11thSeptember 2001. The culmination of that research has resulted in the release of his 573 page book "Death of a Nation". A first draft of the book was printed in WA in August 2016. Since that time a New York publisher has secured the book rights for world wide release in August 2017. 

Because of recent events, George’s New York publisher has asked him to write a new closing chapter on the rise to power of Donald Trump, and how that seismic event is shaped by the 15-years that led to it. 

Controversial and provocative, this is a presentation to get you thinking!

More info





     Friday 24th February

Vince Garreffa

"The Flesh in my Life"

Vince is a larger than life butcher who has 50 years of experience in the meat industry and whose close association with the Hospitality Industry has resulted in friendships with some of the most elite chefs in Australia and around the world.   

Through his 26 years on radio, countless Television appearances and cooking programs and his weekly Newspaper Recipe articles for WA Newspapers, Vince has enthusiastically shared his knowledge about meat to a keen public.  

His meat workshops are a must for any young or old butcher, beginner or experienced chef or for the passionate home cook of any age or nationality.   

 His motto is; ‘For the Professional, the Passionate and the Hungry!’

 
   Friday 17th February 6.30-9pm

President's Cocktail Party   

South of Perth Yacht Club, Coffee Point, Applecross 6153


 
   Friday 10th February

Hon Dr Mike Nahan, State Treasurer

Minister for Energy, Citizenship & Multicultural Interests

Starting this Rotary and Election year with a bang, we are really pleased to welcome our State Treasurer to share his thoughts on the WA economy and the year ahead. 






  Friday 16th December - 7.15am for 7.30am sit down

Family Christmas Breakfast

Join us to celebrate a family Christmas  Breakfast. 
Download:  Christmas Family Breakfast 2016 Christmas Family Breakfast 2016 (714 KB) 

 
 
 
















  Friday 9th December

Consul General for India, Mr Amit Mishra

We welcome you to join us for a unique Indian flavoured event at the Parmelia Hilton with Guest Speaker, Mr Amit Mishra, Consul General of India to Perth. It will be a great opportunity to network, meet like minded people while you enjoy the things that make India Incredible!

Strictly limited places - Booking essential through Trybooking


 


















   

Friday 2nd December 

Outrageous Expectations & Corrosion of Responsibility: A FATAL COCKTAIL. What’s next? 

Dr Monika Nagel


The world has been shaken by horrific disasters

Dr Nagel argues in Fatal Cocktails that people’s decline of responsibility is the most significant factor for the world problems.  This proposition is explored by comparing affairs and evils that we face today with the collapse of great ancient empires. Fatal Cocktails aims to make people think about their behaviour and attitude and to inspire them to change. How our original Human Rights Acts have been misused for personal benefits while responsibility has rapidly declined, is fatal. 

More info

 


  Friday 25th November

How the restaurant sector has changed Western Australia forever. 

Rob Broadfield - Food Critic

The restaurant sector is booming in Western Australia, in spite of an economic downturn which has had a harsh impact on discretionary and entertainment spending. Rob Broadfield looks at the rapidly restructuring hospitality sector and why there’s still money to be made in this legendarily capricious industry.  Rob will also share his insights into the role of a restaurant reviewer, the emergence of bloggers and just how far some chefs will go to get positive reviews.










  Friday 18th November

Big Girl Now: An Aboriginal Leadership Perspective

Taliah Payne - Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator


Taliah is an incredible and genuine young woman who shares her personal journey with those who would like to share in the personal growth aspects of overcoming adversities.  

Raised  in Aboriginal culture and having lived on country till the age of five, Taliah is a Nimanburu women with cultural ties to Nyul Nyul, Djugun and Yawuru Aboriginal communities. Having completed primary education in Broome, Perth, Esperance, QLD & NT and seconday education at Esperance Senior High School. Taliah went onto complete tertiary education at the University of Western Australia, Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts majors in Industrial Relations and Anthropology.  

More info

 






  Friday 11th November

Four Way Speaking Competition


Four of Perth's brightest young minds speak on a subject close to their hearts. The speech must include the elements of Rotary's 4 way test; 

Of the things we think, say or do;

  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


   Friday 4th November

    Léa Renevey - Our Youth Exchange Student

    Come and lean more about our exchange student Léa. She will will tell us about her life in Switzerland, and how she is enjoying her year in Perth after the first 3 months. 
 













   Friday 28th October
The Future of Aged Care in Australia - Panel Discussion
Kevin Davidson, Bob Kucera, Mary Otten, Stephen Kobelke

We are an Ageing Population and by 2050 it is expected that over 3,5m older Australians will be accessing aged care services.

Significant changes to Aged Care and Retirement Living will be introduced in February 2017 which could help people live better lives for longer, whilst supporting urban renewal in our suburbs.

The majority of home care for 900,000 older Australians currently receiving care, is funded by the Australian Government and delivered by both not for profit and for profit service providers. A series of reform changes from February 2017 will give eligible older Australians direct access and control of this funding.

One of the solutions is the Retirement Village Model which provides the perfect platform to support home care services.

Come and listen to our Panel of Experts explain the way forward for the Government’s move towards Consumer Directed Care Packages whereby Home Care becomes a bundle of services that the user has to pay for and in respect of which a Government Subsidy may be available if the user is assessed as a prioritised home care recipient.

An in depth and balanced view from several sides of the industry, it is sure to be lively debate and as Bob Kucera titled his angle "What does the future hold for us grumpy old men and women?" is sure to be entertaining. 

More Details and Speaker Biogs











  Friday 21st October
Being Australian Today
Morgen Lewis. CEO Australia Day Council WA


What it means to be Australian today is quite different to what it was 40 years ago when the Australia Day Council in WA was first formed in 1977.  Immigration at its highest point in the last five decades with more than 1 in 4 Australians being born overseas; digital technology is transforming the way we connect, communicate and work; we have a greater connection with and awareness of our first Australians’ culture and people are living longer. These are just come of the factors that play a role in shaping our national identity and the values we share as Australians.

Join Morgen for a discussion about what we value today as a dynamic modern nation.

More info

http://www.citizenshipawards.com.au/


 


   Friday 14th October
District Governor's Visit & AGM
Patricia Canning


DG Patricia will share her vision and update the club on key initiatives in our Rotary district and the World.

The RoP AGM will also be held and the achievements of the past year highlighted. 

More info

 






































 

Friday 7th October - 3pm

 

Barack St Jetty

Tickets strictly limited 
Book your ticket by September 30th on www.trybooking.com/MWBV  



 








































  Friday 30th September

Immunotherapy Program 
Prof Bruce Robinson AM - UWA

Join us for this important meeting, where a significant presentation will be made to the Reflections Through Reality Foundation.  

Professor Bruce Robinson will provide an overview of current the research into mesothelioma at the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD) based at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research at the QEII Centre, Perth. Bruce will focus on the immunotherapy research with which he is involved, and discuss the development of cancer vaccines, personalised medicine and current clinical trials in Perth.

Professor Bruce Robinson AM CitWA  is a respiratory physician and scientist and the Director of the NHMRC-funded National Centre for Asbestos Diseases Research (NCARD), an Australian national cooperative of Australia’s outstanding researchers in asbestos diseases, based in Perth. He is the WA Australian of the Year for 2014 and was West Australian of the Year in 2013.   

The work of NCARD is aimed at making an impact on asbestos cancers, particularly mesothelioma and lung cancer. The Tumour Immunology Group and the Biomarkers Discovery Group within NCARD have pioneered many areas including novel cell lines, transgenic mouse models, proteomics leading to human blood biomarkers, novel immunotherapy approaches, tumour gene sequencing. These findings have been translated into the clinic with ten world first clinical trials.   

Bruce has received numerous prestigious scientific awards for his work including the Wagner Medal, the WA Premier’s Science Award, the Eric Saint Award and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ 75th Anniversary Award.  In 2013 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.

http://www.ncard.uwa.edu.au/ 

www.brucerobinson.com.au


        

 




  Wednesday 28th September - 6.30pm

District 9455 Joint Clubs Dinner
Rotary Club of Cambridge
District Governor Patricia Canning will be speaking at Zone 2d Joint Clubs' Dinner organised by the Rotary Club of Cambridge.
Time: 6.30 for 7.pm 
Venue: Cambridge Bowling Club, Chandler Ave, Floreat

 
  Friday 23rd September

Lifeline
Lorna MacGregor, CEO LIfeline WA

Western Australia has the second highest rate of suicide in Australia and demand for Lifeline’s lifesaving service is outstripping supply.

CEO of Lifeline WA, Lorna MacGregor, will talk about the challenges faced by a not for profit when economic times are tough, the need for the service is growing and its mission is to answer every call.

Full Information 







  Friday 16th September

UWA Faculty of Science Work Integrated Learning Program
Hazel  Grunwaldt and Samantha Andrews
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) graduates will make a significant contribution to Australia’s future workforce. Based on findings from the Office of the Chief Scientist, the needs of industry and feedback from UWA students, it is clear that more opportunities for our students to develop into work-ready graduates are required. One part of this initiative is the creation of a work placement unit, available to select Bachelor of Science students. The pilot of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit is underway and we will share our experience to date, student and employer feedback and future opportunities and direction.

























































   Friday 9th September

The Miracle Man
Allen J Graham - Artist

A Rotary lunch ala difference- “A Q & A Chat with Allen Graham” and our guest mystery Interviewer & Host, Antonio (Tony) Jones aka Mick the Parkinson”. 

If a man of 29 years of age is told by a much respected and well known surgeon (the late Sir George Bedbrook) “to get his affairs in order” and then given no more than 6 months to live, should he (Allen) face the inevitable or do something else?

This same man is still with us, and at 77 years of age Allen Graham is not only alive but he has a story to tell, a story that many would want to hear and see…It is a story of courage, determination and an inexplicable defiance of not only medical science, but what the will to live can result and achieve in one’s life.

This is a story beyond miracles, a story that will capture the imagination of the young and not so young.

Many questions will arise  in your mind but one question that may be asked is.. what does life hold for us all? Have we lived a full life so far? or less than?. What talents aspirations or dreams have we consciously and sub consciously suppressed.

Maybe we do have far more to offer ourselves, our family, the community and world we live in. Maybe we can be inspired to start something more  and NOW!

Are we prepared to be challenged, to reflect, or perhaps to quietly resolve.

Fellow Rotarians let us all make the effort to not only attend, but to also bring a friend or family member (or multiples), who may just need to see and experience some extraordinary Art form.  To hear what this stunning story may tell us about ourselves. Do you or someone close to you also have a hidden talent?  Is our creativity really beyond our grasp or is it just a case of self beliefs.

  • PLEASE Arrive early as our lunch will be preceded by a small display of Artworks….
    Followed by:
  • An auction by Rotarian John Garland of  a STUNNING PIECE OF ART where proceeds will be presented to the Rotary Club of Perth for one of its projects and to be announced by President Larry.

Come to hear and see what Allen Graham discovered on his life journey, and at a surprisingly very late stage of his life

His art is processed from glass to the finished product, is complicated and time consuming. Allen’s style is uniquely his own. This is evident in his approach to colour, shapes, balance, energy and juxtaposition. 
The end result is nothing short of 
spectacular!.

 















   Friday 2nd September

Partnership Opportunities for Community Projects
Veronica Jeffrey - MRA Executive Director of Place Management

On behalf of the State Government, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is delivering a program of major redevelopment projects that are transforming our city and Perth’s key metropolitan centres.  Veronica Jeffery is the Executive Director of Place Management at the MRA and will provide an overview of each of these projects, including opportunities for partnerships with the Rotary Club and other Perth charities and community organisations.

Veronica’s career history includes more than 16 years working in senior State and Federal Government roles.   As MRA’s Executive Director of Place Management, Veronica is responsible for place activation, commercial operations and communications activities across the Authority’s redevelopment projects.  Veronica brings her extensive  experience in place making to lead the evolution and rejuvenation of Perth destinations, creating dynamic, authentic and sustainable places for the people of Perth to enjoy.

www.mra.wa.gov.au

 






  Friday 26th August

Living in the moment - Mental Health
Petrina Bishop: Professional Performer

Professional performer Petrina Bishop has been singing professionally for more than 30 years and continues to receive admiration from audiences for her passion and ability to bring every song to life.

Petrina Bishop has also battled with depression and anxiety most of her life. Spending the best of her years undiagnosed her life became more and more difficult; making it a life full of turbulent mood swings.

With the worst of this travelled road behind her Petrina Bishop speaks with an open heart of how she has found the strength to live a fulfilling life full of promise and hope. 

Carpe Diem 


 









  Friday 19th August

RYPEN Rotary Youth Porgram of Enrichment
Maddie & Mereleen : Mercedes College

Hear from the club sponsored students on this year's RYPEN.  The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment is a youth program, sponsored by Rotary International, which aims to develop leadership and interpersonal skills in high school students.

The experience is run over a weekend and includes small group sessions on goal setting, problem solving, communication and self-esteem. The weekend also includes short seminars on public speaking and job seeking.

RYPEN is for year 10 students from Government and Private Schools.

 

 












  Friday 12th August

The Importance of Fathers in the Lives of Children
Wayne Bradshaw: CEO The Fathering Project

The Fathering Project seeks to provide children with the best chance in life by inspiring and equipping fathers to be better. The research is compelling - if an effective father or father figure is in a child’s life their developmental outcomes will be significantly enhanced.

The Fathering Project is different to most other charities as it is preventative in nature, a long term approach to changing the culture towards our kids. Wayne will provide a background to the important role that fathers play and the role of The Fathering Project in making dads perform better. 

Wayne Bradshaw has been the CEO of The Fathering Project for the past 3 years. Prior to this time he was CEO for 10 years at the West Australian Football Commission who are responsible for the oversight of football in WA, including the ownership of the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers, management of Domain Stadium, and the conduct of the WAFL and community football throughout the state.

He is the founder, past chairman and rider for the Hawaiian Ride for Youth which raises funds for Youth Focus. Wayne is married to Ingrid and they have two adult children.
 




   Friday 5th August

Hearing the Victim's Voice
(The Power of Restorative Justice)
Michael Cockram AM & Nicole Haberley

People all over the World are becoming aware that Justice Systems are ineffective in reducing crime or materially assisting victims. Broadly they attempt to firstly protect the community by warehousing for a while and secondly to punish by harming the offender in such a way as to reflect the damage done to the victim. Real compensation is generally unobtainable. Eventually everyone (including the community) ends up harmed with little hope for anything better.

 Victims of crime have had enough of this and some of them have become aware of the benefits of Restorative Justice both for themselves and for offenders. Reach For Life Australia is an Association (run by and for Victims) which operates an in prison programme providing some of these benefits in a 7 week programme involving prisoners and unrelated victims.

Michael Cockram has facilitated 29 such programmes since 2005. He is a retired lawyer and was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) in connection with this work. He will be accompanied by a victim of crime (Nicole Haberley) who has participated in these courses (and has now become a facilitator of the programme) and can verify the benefits personally.

https://www.facebook.com/Reach-for-Life-120216401673839/  
http://sycamorevoices.org/ 
http://theforgivenessproject.com/ 


 







  Friday 29th July

Cambodia Family Support
Helen & Vin Keane

An update on this important international club project. Helen and Vin will share the latest news from Cambodia and how the money from the recent fundraiser will be used. 

CFS is currently active in 36 villages (total population 37,000) and 39 schools (8100 students, 160 teachers)!

CFS works in Kamrieng and Rattanak Mondul Districts, Battambang Province. These areas are some of the poorest in Cambodia. The people mostly live
in small rural villages. Infrastructure is poor . Many villagers do not have potable water or proper sanitation, access to basic education or economic
development opportunities.















  Friday 22nd July

Ichthys LNG Project
Bill Townsend 
INPEX Gen Manager External Affairs & Joint Venture

Bill will share the his journey with the Ichthys LNG Project. 

In this role, Bill leads the team responsible for managing the company’s government and community relations, corporate social responsibility, Aboriginal affairs, regulatory approvals, communications, media relations and joint venture management. 

Bill joined INPEX in 2006.

Beginning his career as a US Navy submarine officer, Bill entered the oil and gas industry in 1994 as a Business Advisor to BP Russia based in Moscow.

Further commercial and external affairs assignments followed with BP in Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Bill arrived in Australia in 2004 to take up his immediate past role as the Joint Venture Coordination Manager for the North West Shelf Ventures at Woodside Energy.

Bill earned a BA (Political Science) from Northwestern University and an MBA from Dartmouth College. He holds dual American-Australian citizenship.

 

   Friday 15th July

President Larry's First Meeting! 

Come and join us for Larry's first meeting as President. He will be setting out his vision for the year ahead and asking members for their ideas on developing the strategy to achieve those goals. 

This is what Rotary is about - networking with your peers and making a difference in the World.


 


  Friday 1st July

Creating Lasting Change
Paris Mitchel - Ex Passages Client

Through using his unique story and experiences dealing with substance abuse and personal development Paris Mitchell will utilize his behavioural transformation model to discuss the systematic approach to creating massive positive change.After struggling with a life of addiction throughout his adolescence and subsequently ending up incarcerated for crimes related to his substance abuse, Paris Mitchell knows first hand the dramatic effects that drugs and alcohol can have on peoples overall quality of life. Since being incarcerated he has drastically changed his life for the better and has made it his mission to understand exactly why people do what they do and how to systematically illicit growth in not only himself but also in others.







































   Friday 24th June 6.30 pm
President's Changeover Dinner 
Parmelia Hilton   



 

  Friday 17th June

Gonzalo's Year in Perth
Gonzalo De Miguel Casado

Wow - Can you believe that Gonzalo, our smiling, chatty Spanish Youth Exchange Student has been in Perth nearly a year and it will soon be time for him to return home. 

Gonzalo has certainly embraced all Perth & WA has to offer, so come along and hear all about his adventures over the year.



 












   Friday 10th June

Did you find any weapons?
Darren Michael - Former Weapons Inspector
UN Monitoring Verification Inspection Team

As soon as people hear that he was a weapons inspector the first question that Darren is asked is “did you find any weapon?”  Darren has worked in a wide variety of different roles in his career which has taken him to many parts of the globe but this was one of the most interesting and exciting.  Darren will speak about how an Australian forensic technologist came to be a weapons inspector, the United Nations Monitoring Verification Inspection Team and the inspector experience.  He might even answer the question.

Darren is a qualified investigator and forensic technology practitioner with over 20 years specialist forensic experience including over six years as a member of the Computer Forensic Team with the Australian Federal Police, six years as a member of the United Nations Weapons Inspection Team and six years with a Big 4 professional services firm. Darren has undertaken complex computer forensic examinations for both criminal and civil litigation in Australia and overseas.


 










   Friday 3rd June

Rottnest: Where to from here?
Laurie O'Meara: Retired Chair of the RIA

Management situations need continuing change to style and requirements as the
managed product evolves. So it is with Rottnest; from the Governors’ summer
holidays in their purpose built “cottage” and the poor Aboriginal men and boys in the gaol they had built, through to today, with holidaymakers using three hundred or more ageing Authority-run units of accommodation in a fragile natural and built
environment requiring protection and a customer base with changing demands.

This address looks at how all this came to pass and how its unplanned growth spurt through the sixties and seventies has created an expensive management challenge. Governments of both persuasions have grappled with the problem as it heads inexorably towards a crossroad where bold decisions will have to be made if this much-loved Western Australian icon is to continue to offer safe, carefree holidays into the future. 

And so the question is asked-where to from here? 


 












   Friday 27th May

In action with the SAS- resilience, focus, perseverance
Troy Simmonds 

Troy will briefly cover his experiences as a commander in the Battle of Khas Uruzgan, where a small force of Australian SAS were surrounded and attacked for two hours by around 200 Taliban. Despite 9 or of the 13 Australians being wounded in action over the 2 hour battle, they managed to fight their way out of the deadly valley. Troy will speak about how he coped as a commander and the importance of focus and perseverance.

Troy Simmonds served in the Australian SAS for 16 years with combat and command experience including Somalia, East Timor, Iraq and 6 tours of Afghanistan. Lead patrol commander in the battle for which Mark Donaldson VC was awarded Australia’s first Victoria Cross (VC) since Vietnam.
 
Retired from the SAS in 2012 and currently Safety manager of a WA marine company. Troy has been appointed as the Ambassador for ‘Veterans 360’ veteran charity. 


 











   Friday 20th May

Laos Sanitation Project
Shoma Mittra

Club member Shoma was part of a 6 person team that went on a 10 day visit to Xiankhoang Province, Laos in Feb 2016. The other members were from the Batavia Coast Rotary Club in Geraldton. The team went to see how the Water and Sanitation Project that Rotary International had been helping with was faring and whether any further help was required.

Shoma Mittra has a background in journalism, media and health. Her particular areas of work are human interest stories and health education. She spends most of her time running a content writing and medical communication business. She is also a mentor for aspiring Medical Writers in WA. Shoma is involved with a number of health not for profits including the Liver Foundation of WA, Transplant WA, Telethon Speech and Hearing Institute and sits on the board of a social enterprise called Atma Cycles. Long walks on the beach, lots of books and good music keep her sane and smiling – most of the time!

Link to Video: Laos Video

 




  Friday 13th May

Hon. Dean Nalder MLA
Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

“You can take the boy out of the bush, 
but you can’t take the bush out of the boy.”

The Hon. Dean Nalder will provide our members and guests with some personal insights on how growing up in country WA as well as being a part of a ‘political’ family shapes his perspectives today.

RSVP Essential by Tuesday 10th May
Contact: Kirstin Reed, Rotary Office: info@rotaryperth.org.au


 





   Friday 6th May

Working on the Front-line of Family & Domestic Violence
Tina Hudson - Outreach Worker, Salvation Army

Tina has been working as a Case Worker at Graceville Centre Women's Refuge for 17 years assisting Women & Children escaping Family & Domestic Violence. This year, thanks to Path of Hope raising additional funding, a new role has been created and Tina is now working as a Family & Domestic Violence Outreach Worker assisting and supporting women who have moved from the refuges into Transitional Housing and women in the community who are experiencing Family & Domestic Violence.

Tina will give a real insight into the front-line of dealing with families torn apart by domestic violence and the difference Path of Hope is making to the women and children affected. 


 


   Friday 29th April

Impact of Legislative Reforms on the Disability Sector 
Jess Karlsson - CEO, Kid's Camps

RoP member Jess has worked in executive management in the NFP sector, including individualised services in recreation, youth, children, indigenous and disability services for almost a decade.
She moved to WA from the NT in September 2015 after being appointed to the role of CEO for Kids’ Camps Inc., a community based Not for profit providing people with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential. 
She moved to WA from the NT in September 2015 after being appointed to the role of CEO for Kids’ Camps Inc., a community based Not for profit providing people with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential. 

Jess has just been awarded the 2016 Leadership WA Scholarship "enabling the rapid advancement of rising leaders"


 




  Friday 22nd April

ANZAC Memorial Meeting 
Col. Phillip Skelton AM & Guests.......

RoP Member, Past District Governor, Regular Army Officer for several decades, and Deputy Warden of the State War Memorial for 8 years, Colonel Phillip Skelton AM will share his experiences of the Gallipoli Centenary last year.  Importantly, Phillip will also look at the long term impacts of Gallipoli for both Turkey and Australia. As the focus of 100th anniversary of WW1 commemorations has now moved on to Belgium & France he will give a brief overview of Australian actions there.

There will also be an extra special "insight" into the campaign by Phillip's special guests. A meeting to make you think and remember.... 

 










  Friday 15th April- Evening Meeting - 5.30pm
Passages Evening 

22 Palmerston St, Northbridge

David Reed will host an evening at our Northbridge Passages resource centre. Manager Gayle Mitchell will give a presentation on the unique programme and operation of Passages House. 

This is a must attend event for anyone who has yet to see the outstanding work done at Passages and the real difference it makes to homeless young people's lives.

A light sandwich meal will be provided along with a keg, generously donated by David Wee. BYO Wine and glass if that is your preference. 


 










   Friday 8th April

Developing a Culture of Corporate Social Responsibility 
HHG Giving Back, Hagar Australia & Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia
Simon Creek - MD, HHG Legal

Simon will discuss the overall corporate social responsibility focus of HHG Legal Group (including work in Cambodia), as well as how the membership of Rotary Club of Perth has assisted this focus.

Managing Director, Notary Public and multi award winning Special Counsel (Head of Family & De Facto Law), Simon Creek leads HHG Legal Group's commitment to quality service and client care. He is building a strong following in WA, weekly featuring on local radio and television. Simon is a creative and hardworking individual who challenges the status quo in both law and business. His strong marketing and entrepreneurial skills combine with a love of the law to produce law firm leadership that is modern and (hopefully!) inspirational.‎ More importantly, Simon is the Founding Chairperson of HHG Giving Back, a Director of international charity, Hagar, and a long term supporter and adviser to other charities including Compassion Australia. ‎Finally, Simon is a family man with a strong interest in politics, cars and regional WA.

 



   Friday 1st April

Global Goals Australia Campaign
Caterina Sullivan - CEO & Founder

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development are a set of 17 goals which 193 countries from around the world, including Australia, signed up to achieving at the United Nations General Assembly in September, 2015. These goals aim to end poverty, fight inequality and fix climate change by 2030.

Caterina Sullivan, CEO and co-founder of Global Goals Australia, believes it is essential that everyone know about these goals. Ms Sullivan will speak about the importance of public, private, non-government and community engagement in these goals as well as the need for all Australians to become active supporters of the Global Goals.

www.globalgoalsaustralia.org


























  Friday 18th March  - 12.30pm
Food Rescue - Vocational Lunch 

Unit 3 / 130 Francisco Street, Belmont, WA 6104

General Manager Julie Broad will host a casual lunch at Food Rescue, show us the facilities and talk through the services they offer. 

 






















  Friday 11th March

Helping Minds
Lee Tate - Journalist & Author

Lee Tate is a Perth senior journalist, author and spokesman for mental 
health carers group Helping Minds (formerly Arafmi).

Lee Tate, a third-generation West Australian who has worked on Australia's major media outlets, was trained on the Albany Advertiserand Esperance Advertiser.

He worked interstate and overseas for 23 years and has reported for 
The Australian newspaper, the Financial Review, Launceston Examiner, 
Melbourne Herald
, the West Australian, The Sunday Times and others.

Tate, who has a weekly segment on Curtin Radio, discussing Amazing West Australians and also issues confronting those touched by mental issues.

He was co-anchor of 6PR's breakfast show, editor of Inside Cover and covered federal election campaigns, travelling with both Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser.

In Australia and overseas he has interviewed many celebrities, business figures and politicians: Roy Orbison, Heath Ledger, Rod Stewart, several Premiers and Prime Ministers, travelled with the Royals and also operated a national publishing company for 13 years, based in Sydney.

During his years as a journalist, Tate compiled a list of 500 amazing West Australians, producing two non-profit books including the latest - West Aussie Book of Firsts which is available direct from Tate for $20 or online $25.

Tate was president-elect of Claremont-Cottesloe Rotary Club. 
Contact: leetate@live.com.au or 04 555 10711.

 





  Friday 4th March

The House that Jack Built

Vangelis & Friends

Our club has had many volunteers over several years make the trip to 
Cambodia and help build houses for those still struggling after the wars. 

Come along find out what its all about and hear about the benefits to 
the villagers and volunteers alike. 

More information on the project may be found at: 





  Friday 26th February

Breast Screening
Colby Pearson - BreastScreen WA

Since March 1989 more than 1.5 million screening mammograms have been performed at a BreastScreen WA service and more than 9,000 breast cancers have been detected.

The BreastScreen WA program provides free screening mammograms to 
asymptomatic women and specifically targets women aged 50 to 74 years, as the scientific evidence of benefit from screening mammography is greatest for women in this age group. 


http://www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au/






 




























  Friday 19th February

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
With RoP's focus on domestic violence it is a real honour to present 
Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash. 

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash was sworn in as Minister for Employment,  Minister for Women and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public  Service on 21 September 2015.

 

Senator Cash was the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women from 18 September 2013 to 20 September 2015.

 

Senator Cash is a Liberal Senator for Western Australia.  She commenced her term as a Senator on 1 July 2008.

 

Prior to entering Parliament, Michaelia was a senior lawyer with a national law firm Freehills in their Perth office. Senator Cash holds an Honours Degree in Law from the University of London. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) from Curtin University in Perth, graduating with a triple major in public relations, politics and journalism. In addition, she holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from UWA.

 

In September 2010, Senator Cash was appointed to the dual roles of the 
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and the Shadow 
 Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women.  Senator Cash was 
Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 19 September 
2012 – 18 September 2013.

 

Senator Cash has also been actively involved in several Senate committees including as the Deputy Chairman of the Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.

 

Senator Cash is married to Richard Price, a barrister.  She is the daughter of former Minister in the Western Australian Government and former President of the Legislative Council, the Hon George Cash AM.

 
























   Friday 12th February

Developing Youth Leaders of Tomorrow
Shane Earnshaw - Deputy Chief Commissioner - Scouts WA

Would you be interested in travelling to the jungles of the Philippines to 
run a first ever camping trip for street kids (all of whom have never left 
the streets of Manilla) and are newly introduced to Scouting? Or how 
about travelling to Lombok, Indonesia to spend a week in camp on the 
beach; snorkelling to clean up the reef and collecting turtle eggs to protect against poachers during turtle nesting season? If those expeditions don’t interest you, then would you consider traveling to the Maldives for a week of diving and running of a “Leave no Trace” training event which teaches the local scouts an ethical way to experience the outdoors with minimal impact on the environment, but more importantly, helps to preserve the  outdoors for future generations.

Unless you are between the age of 11 to 18 AND a WA Scout, you won’t 
be able to attend! But more importantly: Does this sound like the Scouting experience you may have had as a youth?

These are just a sample of the half dozen excursions that Shane has 
dreamed up, planned, coordinated, and led for hundreds of WA Scouts 
in the past year alone! Shane's vision is simple: Dream up ways to further develop the leadership qualities and character of our state’s Scouts through  meaningful, real world (and overseas) experiences which contribute to building  lasting friendships and directly impact other youth’s lives and the environment.

There is no doubt that there are many parallels between the ideals of 
Scouting and Rotary. In fact, with the issues of membership constantly being raised, one must consider whether there is merit in Rotary fostering a bridge with the Scouting movement to introduce these dynamic youth leaders to another like-minded service organisation once they come of age.

You are invited to listen to Shane this Friday as he unveils his “craziest” 
and most ambitious project for Scouts WA yet…

http://www.worldscoutfoundation.org/story/ticket-life

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-04/manila-streetkids-perth-

 





















   Friday 5th February  - 12.30pm
Chinese New Year Lunch 

Canton Bay Chinese Restaurant, 130A Mounts Bay Rd, Perth 6000







 














  Friday 11th December

Adventures of Exploration & Surveying in Greenland
Henrik Forsberg - CEO. Asiaq Greenland Survey

Working within the Arctic Circle has many challenges, not to mention the freezing temperatures - something we "Sandgropers" would struggle to comprehend. Henrik will share some of the adventures, challenges and solutions in his presentation. 

Mr. Henrik Forsberg is the General Project Manager and acting CEO at Asiaq Greenland Survey, serving Greenland and its investors with engineering geology services. Henrik holds a M.Sc. from the University of Copenhagen in sedimentology of Jurassic coal-sediments, supplemented with commercial studies in economics, MBA and journalism in Sweden and England. In the past, Henrik has acted as management and IT-consultant within the IT-industry, serving the communication, transportation and engineering industries. Currently he is focused on transfering Asiaq into a commercial company with focus on high quality services to reduce risk for investors and serving practitioners and planners in economical geology, hydropower and transportation.

www.asiaq.gl  

 










   Friday 4th December

Cambodia Family Support
Helen & Vin Keane

An update on this important international club project. Helen and Vin will share the latest news from Cambodia and how the money from the recent fundraiser will be used. 

CFS is currently active in 36 villages (total population 37,000) and 39 schools (8100 students, 160 teachers)!

CFS works in Kamrieng and Rattanak Mondul Districts, Battambang Province. These areas are some of the poorest in Cambodia. The people mostly live
in small rural villages. Infrastructure is poor . Many villagers do not have potable water or proper sanitation, access to basic education or economic
development opportunities.

CFS Brochure CFS Brochure (867 KB)



 









   Friday 27th November

Trust
Jennifer Bishop: Bishop Business Solutions

Trust is an interesting thing, without it our world would be impossible to navigate yet we rarely focus on its development. When you arose this morning you trusted: You trusted that your clothes would be in your wardrobe, the electricity would work, and the petrol you put in your car would have the correct ingredients. You could therefore focus on the important things as you had the confidence that the peripherals were taken care of.

What if every morning you did not trust these 3 things, how would your day start then? And what if you could not trust the people around you? What would you feel?

I will talk about trust and how its presence increases employee enjoyment, and its absence causes stress and impacts firm profits. It will discuss how to increase trust in your relationships, especially those at work. Given the recent atrocities in Paris, effectively building trust is more important then ever.

http://Bishopbusinesssolutions.com.au


 



































   Friday 20th November: 12.15 - 2.30pm

Reflections Project Launch
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, 
Governor of Western Australia
Professor Bruce Robinson AM  - UWA


Tickets

$65 each, includes a 2 course meal and a glass of wine

 







   Friday 13th November

God's Callgirl - Healing from abuse
Carla van Raay

Carla van Raay presents her own life story as an example of typical psychological reactions based on early childhood abuse, as well as her journey of healing.  She will refer to her internationally successful memoir about her earlier life,God’s Call Girl, and her forthcoming book about her journey of healing Healing from Abuse: A Practical, Spiritual Guide.

Her life spans several decades of the search for healing which led her first to a convent, then to prostitution. Recovered from both lifestyles, Carla now presents key understandings and processes that are needed if a person wants to heal from sexual and other abuse.







   Friday 30th October
The Smith Family's Work
Lorna Woodley - General Manager WA

The Smith Family is a national children’s charity that helps disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, to prevent them from experiencing a lifetime of poverty. 

The presentation will outline the many ways in which The Smith Family supports Western Australian children and families to access educational opportunities.  It will also feature some moving, real life stories about real people who have benefited from the organisation’s support. 








   Friday 23rd October
Cairns to Cape York & 100 Laps of Uluru
Peta Burton - Writer. Photographer. Producer

There are two essential elements to living a fulfilling life according to Peta Burton, curiosity and choice. She has an energy that can’t be contained and makes a living by embracing her bucket list and encouraging others to do exactly the same. After 15 years producing, interviewing, writing and broadcast presenting, Peta now works as a writer, documentary maker and accredited AIPP photographer unravelling the country and the globe showing people why the world is so darn good and witnessing the vast ripple effect.

Peta will be speaking about her 1000km / 30 day Trek Series - Cairns to Cape York, 2014 - 100 laps around Uluru, 2015


A brief account of her national, annual beach jog fundraiser which began it all

www.jogforjugs.com.au

www.becuriousask.com.au

 







   Friday 16th October

Four Way Speaking Competition


Four of Perth's brightest young minds speak on a subject close to their hearts. The speech must include the elements of Rotary's 4 way test; 

Of the things we think, say or do;

  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
   Friday 9th October
Recent & Past Adventures; Bruce McLennan

A former soldier of 28 years. Bruce has traveled to and worked in many countries. As a soldier Bruce was deployed on many operations, this and other areas of Bruce’s past work will be the basis of the talk.



 









   Friday 2nd October

Odd Socks Day - Mental Health & Anti-Stigma Campaign
Margaret Lawlor - Grow 
Mental illness is so prevalent in Australia that statistics indicate around one in two of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime, and one in five of us will experience a mental illness in any year. 
Stigma stops people asking for help and getting the treatment and support they need. It makes it more difficult to find somewhere decent to live, a job, a mortgage, or insurance. It can make it more difficult to get help to look after children, make friends, feel good about yourself, or even to feel that life is worth living. Stigma is a major barrier to recovery. 
 If people with mental illness are to be included as equal members of our society, then stigma and it's associated discrimination must be eliminated.

 


   Friday 25th September
District Governor's Visit
Jerry Pilcher 


DG Jerry will share his vision and update the club on key initiatives in our Rotary district and the World.

 














   



Friday 11th September
The Honourable Colin Barnett MLA,
Premier of Western Australia


The Premier will share his thoughts on WA's future direction and the current issues affecting the state.   



 
   Friday 28th August 
CREATING WEALTH IN THE ASIAN GENERATION -
Part 2

Deidre Wilmott - Chief Executive CCI WA


The second in our series on working with Asia, CCI WA Chair Deidre Wilmott will look at the links and trade relationships between Asia and WA.



 
   Friday 9th October
Recent & Past Adventures; Bruce McLennan

A former soldier of 28 years. Bruce has traveled to and worked in many countries. As a soldier Bruce was deployed on many operations, this and other areas of Bruce’s past work will be the basis of the talk.



 









   Friday 2nd October

Odd Socks Day - Mental Health & Anti-Stigma Campaign
Margaret Lawlor - Grow 
Mental illness is so prevalent in Australia that statistics indicate around one in two of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime, and one in five of us will experience a mental illness in any year. 
Stigma stops people asking for help and getting the treatment and support they need. It makes it more difficult to find somewhere decent to live, a job, a mortgage, or insurance. It can make it more difficult to get help to look after children, make friends, feel good about yourself, or even to feel that life is worth living. Stigma is a major barrier to recovery. 
 If people with mental illness are to be included as equal members of our society, then stigma and it's associated discrimination must be eliminated.

 


   Friday 25th September
District Governor's Visit
Jerry Pilcher 


DG Jerry will share his vision and update the club on key initiatives in our Rotary district and the World.

 














   



Friday 11th September
The Honourable Colin Barnett MLA,
Premier of Western Australia


The Premier will share his thoughts on WA's future direction and the current issues affecting the state.   



 
   Friday 28th August 
CREATING WEALTH IN THE ASIAN GENERATION -
Part 2

Deidre Wilmott - Chief Executive CCI WA


The second in our series on working with Asia, CCI WA Chair Deidre Wilmott will look at the links and trade relationships between Asia and WA.


 
   Friday 21st August 
Supporting Missions in Africa
Geoff Freind - Salvation Army


Geoff Freind has used his books to support missions in Africa and travels in Zambia. 

www,EnjoytheJourney.org.au



 
  EVENING MEETING _ Wednesday 12th August 5.30 pm
It's OK to Be Deaf   
Benefiting WA Deaf Society and Deaf Australia
Drisana Levitzke-Gray - 2015 Young Australian of the Year 

Drisana Levitzke-Gray is the recipient of the 2015 Young Australian of the Year Award in recognition of her passion and dedication in advocating for the human rights of deaf people, raising awareness about Auslan (Australian Sign Language), and the right of deaf children in Australia to access Auslan. She promotes the Deaf community as one without borders and one of rich language, culture, history and traditions and consistently promotes a positive image of deafness, which states loudly and proudly:

 “It’s OK to be deaf”.

The Terrace Lounge
185 St Georges Terrace, Perth 









 
  Friday 7th August 
Sustainable Cities
Jemma Green - Curtin University


In the past decade, Perth has undergone a big shift, becoming a much livelier City. For its next phase of growth, what could make Perth more liveable and sustainable? Jemma Green talks about what is happening in our great City, around Australia and global trends.

Jemma works as a Research Fellow, is PhD candidate at Curtin University, on the advisory board of Carbon Tracker and a founding board member of Future Super, Australia’s first fossil fuel free superannuation fund. She has a particular interest in sustainable finance and economics, and her doctoral research focuses on sustainable cities looking at renewable energy and battery storage systems as well as modular construction. Jemma has made over 300 media appearances as a commentator on transport, energy and sustainable economics.



 




   Friday 31st July 

CREATING WEALTH IN THE ASIAN GENERATION

Rob Rose: Chairman GMT+8

The global distribution of wealth and power is shifting from west to east and with it the demands for commodities, be it iron ore, food or business services.

Western Australia has actively positioned itself to work with the massive Chinese & Asian markets, but there are many pitfalls, both cultural and economic, to those that don't fully understand working with Asia. 

The first in a series of three presentations on China and Asia, Rob will give us the low down on trading with China learnt over 30 years.
  • Background on China
    • Doing Business With SME’s in China and Chinese in Australia
    • Investment Issues
    • Trade Fundamentals
  • China, Where to from here
  • GMT +8 role in Asian Generation

































 
   Friday 24th July 
Rowing to Gallipoii
Tommy Locke & Rob Turner: Cottesloe Surf Live Saving Club
 

The Gallipoli 100 Commemorative Surfboat Event 2015

The Centenary commemoration of the Gallipoli landing on April 25th presented a unique opportunity for the Cottesloe SLSC to honour the 1024 West  Australian soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. Other personal things connected the crew to the ANZAC landing. These included family  members who were there a hundred years ago together with current links to  serving members and veterans of the Australian Defence Force .  

Hidden connections and reasons are embedded in the story of the  five year journey of the CSLSC crew  that culminated in the historic entry of 27 Australian and New Zealand surfboats into ANZAC Cove. These crews had the eerie experience of landing on those fateful shores  100 years after the first Australian and New Zealand  boats touched there in 1915. 

The impromptu 2015  service at ANZAC Cove  and the subsequent solemn Dawn Service  at the town of Gallipoli (Gelibolu) on ANZAC Day followed in what became an unrepeatable experience for the rowers, sweeps and their families together with a  large crowd of Aussies, Kiwis and Turks. 

The Rotary emblem was carried on the oars of the Cottesloe surfboat and proudly took its place at ANZAC Cove and down the “Straits Impregnable” the Dardanelles. The story behind this journey to the ANZAC Centenary on the Gallipoli Peninsula will be the subject of a presentation by CSLSC crew members Rob Turner and Tommy Locke.




 

   Friday 17th July 
How the Great Bike Ride Funds are Spent
The Hon Mike Board - Horizon House


Mike will outline St John of God Outreach Services Horizon House program, its intended expansion and expanded Model of Care.  Mike will also speak about the specialist areas of the program such as Indigenous youth, pregnant young mums and young people with mental health issues and how fundraising and community support such as Rotary has been an integral part of the program’s expansion.

 

 









  Friday 10th July 
Tales from the Senate
Senator Dean Smith

Dean Smith has been a Senator for Western Australia since May 2012.

He is a strong believer in limited government, promoting personal responsibility and liberty, and strengthening Australian Federalism by standing up against attempts to centralise power in Canberra and getting a better financial deal for WA.

Dean chairs the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and is an active member of several other parliamentary committees.

Prior to entering the Senate, he garnered significant political experience working for former WA Premier Richard Court, former Prime Minister John Howard and numerous Federal Ministers.

This is backed with significant commercial experience, having held senior executive positions at Australia’s largest general insurer, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), and at Asia’s largest integrated telecommunications company, SingTel Optus.


 







   Friday 3rd July 
Timor Leste - A Country of Opportunity
James Rhee

James Rhee was born in Seoul, Korea. He immigrated to Australia with his family in 1986 and became an Australian citizen. James has a background in Electrical Engineering and IT which has helped him to stand out within the Clean Energy Industry. He is highly regarded in the Western Australian renewable energy field as a Stand-alone Remote Area Power System (RAPS) design expert.

His company, TL Cement is currently building a major cement factory in Timor-Leste. This is the first non-oil and gas major investment project, and also the first manufacturing project in Timor-Leste. James Rhee’s cultural background has aided him in understanding the needs of a developing country and the priorities for establishing his company’s new Timor-Leste Joint Venture. The TL Cement project will support economic growth and development, and provide valuable training and employment opportunities for Timor-Leste.

As Managing Director of Swan Energy, James Rhee’s sensible Clean-tech solutions saw him selected as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Winner of the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia’s 2011 Clean Energy Ambassador Award.



 

  Thursday 25th June - 6.15pm 
Farewell to Mads
Athena Soccer Club - Mt Hawthorn
After a year of hosting Mads our Danish Youth Exchange Student in Australia. 
Its’ time for him to return home….

Members and friends of Rotary are invited to the 
Athena Soccer Club, 41 Britannia Road, Mt Hawthorn.




































 
   Friday 19th June 6.30 pm
President's Changeover Dinner 
Parmelia Hilton 


 






   Friday 29th May
Rotary Club of Perth - Heritage & Projects
Ray Della-Polina 
As the oldest Rotary Club in WA our club has a long heritage of improving lives through dedicated community service. From the medical school at UWA, to Passages and Path of Hope, RoP has used the skills and connections of our members to take on the big projects that make a real difference. 

Ray will take us through the history and milestones of our club. A must attend event for members old and new

 











   Friday 22nd May

Life as a Columnist
Ros Thomas

Ros Thomas has been a journalist for twenty-five years and writes a weekly column for The Weekend West magazine. She lives with her partner and three children in Perth, Western Australia.

After finishing an Arts degree majoring in English Literature and Psychology at the University of Western Australia, Ros got a lucky break and began reading news for Perth radio stations 6KY and 96FM before moving into television. She then spent seventeen years as a journalist in television current affairs, working for the Seven and Nine Networks and the ABC.

Ros is fondly referred to by her husband as ‘The Minister for War’, or ‘Blossom’ (preferring the latter) and she lives for her children, writing, photography, baking cakes and dieting

http://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/was-it-something-i-said-misadventures-in-suburbia

http://uwap.uwa.edu.au/collections/ros-thomas



 
  Friday 15th May

Orangutan Natural History and Conservation
Kylie Bullo; The Orangutan Project

Orangutans share 97% of the same genetic material as humans. However, as the human population continues to grow exponentially, the orangutan is on the verge of extinction. Habitat destruction has resulted in the decimation of the orangutan population.

Orangutans are sentient beings and highly intelligent. They can problem solve, think in advance and use tools.

This presentation will outline some amazing facts about one of our closest living relatives and explain the conservation issues facing the orangutan.

The Orangutan Project:   http://www.orangutan.org.au










 
  Friday 8th May

Stock Market Update
Chris Monroe - Hartleys

Hartleys has been a leading Australian financial services company since 1955. They provide the full spectrum of corporate finance, stockbroking, wealth management, institutional sales and targeted research services. Hartleys has a strong domestic and international sales capacity providing access for our clients to international capital markets.

http://www.hartleys.com.au


 










   Friday 1st May

Managing the condition of our natural marine assets
Dr Kim Friedman; Dept of Parks and Wildlife

What’s changing in our inshore marine waters and what are we doing about it? The Department of Parks and Wildlife’s Western Australian Marine Monitoring Program (WAMMP) measures change, what’s causing that change and documents our management response. This talk will give you an insight into current understanding from Walpole on the south coast to Camden Sound in the Kimberley.

More info: 

http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/marine/marine-research





 




  Friday 24th April

UK Trade & Investment- Opportunities for WA 
Andrew Beveridge - British Consulate 
In an increasingly globalised world, opportunities for trade and investment are increasing all the time. However, it can be overwhelming for many. For smaller companies, it can be hard to know where to begin. UKTI is a UK government-funded entity that operates in most developed and emerging economies. It’s aim is to foster trade and investment links between the UK and countries such as Australia, and provide benefits to both countries. Focusing on the Natural Resources sector (Oil and Gas, Mining, Power Generation, Water, Renewable Energy, Environment), this talk will explain how UKTI works. It will illustrate  how Australian companies can plug into the trade and investment services on offer,  and give examples of successful outcomes.
 www.gov.uk/world/australia


 
  Friday 17th April

National Youth Science Forum
David Sketete
We hear from student David on his experiences at the Youth Science Forum in Canberra, 

 
  Friday 10th April

Music Teachers' Association Award Winners
.
We look forward to a performance by this year's award winning students. 


 
  Friday 27th March

Physical Activity Programs to Build Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing 
Karyn Lisignoli - CEO Nyoongar Well-being & Sports 

NWS programs build physical health and also support various other well-being and social support programs. These address a range of issues from school retention; leadership development; life-skills; school holiday programs; late night diversion services and more. 

www.nyoongarsports.com.au  
























 
Friday 20th March

The Power of Giving & Service to Others 
Ros Worthington  

As a public speaker, Dr Ros Worthington shares her extraordinary journey from humble beginnings in rural Western Australia, to her philanthropic achievements as an International Director for the world's largest wish granting organization for children.

Ros founded Western Australia's highest profile and rapidly growing charity - Breast Cancer Care WA,  (formally Breast Cancer Foundation of Western Australia), which provides financial, practical and emotional support to women and families in Western Australia who are affected by the diagnosis of breast cancer.

In 2008, Ros spearheaded the successful 'HelpME campaign with Lifeline WA to help lift the veil on depression and suicide.   Her latest charity, The Love Angel Projects is about kids helping kids and educating Australian children about the values of philanthropy.



 





   Friday 13th March

Should we celebrate the day we die? 
Kate Campbell

Faced with the seventh year anniversary of the day Kate almost died; she was met with one of the most perplexing questions of her life.  The question came to light when she was asked to be a key note for a high school graduating class and to address the thought “what would you have liked to have known as a high school graduate and what advice would you give the students.”  When giving the speech Kate didn’t tell them to reach for the stars and follow their dreams.  She told them something no one would ever expect….or forget.
Kate Campbell was a student at the University of Western Australia in 2007 when she was involved in a boat crash that almost claimed her life and left her with serious injuries.Over the next five years she faced difficult surgeries, physical rehabilitation and depression, as well as a legal battle to have her medical costs recouped.
 


   Friday 6th March

Asbestos & Holiday Homes 
Rose Marie Vojakovic AM - Asbestos Diseases Society

Asbestos building products were used extensively in Western Australia in the construction of homes, holiday homes, commercial and public buildings.  This deadly legacy has been left to the community and individual home owners to clean up.   Holiday homes they are not used for long periods of time giving a false impression that any exposure from the asbestos in these homes may be of less significance being of a short duration.  There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos and any exposure is potentially deadly.


www.asbestosdiseases.org.au 




 


   Friday 27th Feb

Clear Vision for Outback 
Dr Angus Turner - Ophthalmologist 

Dr Turner is actively involved in the delivery of specialist outreach services to remote and Indigenous communities in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Goldfields, Great Southern, and South West regions. Dr Turner is an Associate Professor at UWA, where he is engaged in a number of research projects at the Lions Eye Institute, focusing on service delivery for remote and Indigenous people.

Dr Turner is also a consultant at Fremantle Hospital and an ophthalmology teacher for the Rural Clinical School. 














 
   Friday 20th February

Chinese New Year - Gong Hei Fard Choy

Following on from the fabulous RoP Chinese New Year celebrations last year, we will be closer to home at the Parmelia as we see in the Year of the Goat. There are sure to be some surprises on the day, so make sure you bring friends and clients to celebrate. 


 



   Friday 13th February

The Nuts & Bolts of Men's Health
Jo Milios - Men's Health Physiotherapist
 

An introduction to male health issues today, as commonly seen in Jo Milios’s private practice  physiotherapy clinics in Western Australia. For all those  physical issues you weren’t quite sure about, specifically pertaining to men’s health and the male anatomy, Jo will give an overview on topics such  as Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, Pelvic Floor Exercises for Men and Exercise in general. 

www.menshealthphysiotherapy.com.au














 
  Friday 6th February

Youth Exchange
Mads & Martha  

Our inbound Mads will tell us about his home, while our just returned outbound Martha, will share her adventures. 

Mads is our Rotary Exchange Student from Vallensbaek, a small community just south of Copenhagen. While in Perth he will be attending Year 12 classes Shenton College. Mads is keen in mathematics and is planning for a career in engineering.

Martha was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Perth for a year’s exchange to France. A former student of St Hilda’s  Anglican School for Girls and a professional dancer, Martha was not only actively involved in numerous student committees and the School’s Dance Captain,  but was the President of the Interact Club of Freshwater Bay as well.





























 
   
















 
   Friday December 19 -       7.15 am - 9am

Family Christmas Breakfast  

 





   Friday 12th December

India - WA: Partnerships for Prosperity

Mr Mandarapu Subbarayudu: Consul General of India 

As secular and multicultural democracies with an independent judiciary, a free press, a vibrant civil society and other common links, India and Australia are well positioned to take forward the strategic partnership established in 2009. Recent years have seen remarkable growth in bilateral ties, fuelled by complementarities between two economies. 

The story of India, a young nation with a working age population of 812 million, remains attractive. India has been taking steps to deepen ties with Western Australia. Recently at the IGA Perth Royal Show 2014, India’s vibrant legacy of ethnic expressions, artistic traditions, dazzling panorama of the handicrafts, impeccable craftsmanship, delicious food, colourful culture and attractions were on display when around 50 companies from different parts of India arrived in Perth.

Is it not time for us to forge partnerships for mutual prosperity? 



 
   Friday 5th December

Healthcare - a path from homelessness
Dr Andrew Davies: Mobile GP Service 
 

Taking the Freeway Home: Using healthcare to accelerate a person’s path out of homelessness.

The poor health of people experiencing homelessness keeps them in the cycle of homelessness. Despite this poor health, homeless people struggle to access appropriate healthcare in a timely manner. Hear how new and innovative approaches to providing healthcare can improve the health of homeless people and end homelessness permanently.




 
   Friday 28th November

Migration: The journey so far & the future

Glen Dival: Chamber of Commerce & Industry 
 

A brief history of the past 40 years of Immigration from the White Australia policy to the present day – and where we are heading tomorrow. 

Glen served with the Department of Immigration for 36 years, including diplomatic postings to the Philippines and Canada. I was outposted by the federal Immigration Minister to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA for 3 ½ years as adviser on skilled migration to Industry and the WA Government.  After leaving Immigration I took up the position as Manager of CCI’s own Migration Agency and adviser on all things immigration.

 

 




    Friday 21st November

Bright Blue - Interplast

Karl O'Callaghan: WA Police Commissioner

Bright Blue, the Police Commissioner's Charit
is supporting Interplast, to send
 volunteer medical teams to the Asia/Pacific region to undertake life changing operations and provide training to local medical people. The procedures are usually on children and include cleft palates, burns, tumour removal and attending to other deformities. Each programme can undertake 70-100 operations/procedures



 







  Friday 14th November

10th Light Horse - A History
Phil Sullivan

The 10th Light Horse display in WA consists of over 1500 photos, a full size model horse & mannequin both decked out in WW1 attire as they used in Palestine/ Sinai campaign, four cases of memorabilia & diaries & books all related to the 10th.Light Horse Regiment. 

To this time Phil has done 230 shows, Festivals, Schools, Rotary's, Probus & other events since 2001. A highlight was taking part in the 95th. re enactment charge of Beersheba in Israel in 2012. A trip of a lifetime as it was three weeks of following the footsteps of the Light Horse. Starting with a ride around the Pyramids at Mena which was the training track of the Light Horse, then onto Gallipoli & doing flag ceremonies at all the major places on the Peninsular.

 







   Friday 7th November

Four Way Speaking Competition


Four of Perth's brightest young minds speak on a subject close to their hearts.
The speech must include the elements of Rotary's 4 way test; 

Of the things we think, say or do

  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 







   Friday 31st October
Climate Reality
Dinny Laurence - Climate Reality Leader

Whether as true believers, agnostics or sceptics or somewhere in between, we all have an opinion about global warming. Is it real? Is it related to climate change? Are we causing it or is it part of the natural heating and cooling cycles of the planet? Can we do anything about it? Come and hear Dinny Laurence, a graduate of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership training programme in Australia, talk about these and other questions.

In her former life Dinny was a lawyer first in the oil and gas and then in the banking industry for nearly 30 years. Since then she has done a graduate diploma in Sustainability Studies at Curtin University, spent five months doing volunteer work in an eco-village in a shanty town in Cape Town, and worked as a research officer for a Member of the Legislative Council in the WA State Parliament.


 






   Friday 24th October

What you've always wanted to know about Oil & Gas, but were to apethetic to ask!

Gerry McGann 

Gerry will address where Australia sits in the international oil and gas league and the little discussed impact petroleum has on Australian’s daily lives and future prosperity. ‘Peak Oil’ will be discussed in the context of Australian production, along with treats to the current and future threats to our gas export industry, focussing on the recent East Africa discoveries and the anti-fraccing movement in the Eastern States. The more general fraccing issue will be discussed more broadly. He will also comment on the recent activity of ISIS in Iraq and the impact it could have on world markets.

BIO: Gerry has over 40 years’ experience as a petroleum geologist, working on all five continents. He has discovered oilfields in Australia, Middle East and the North Sea. He was founder and MD of Incremental Petroleum in 2004-2009 and also founder and Managing Director of Incremental Oil and Gas in 2010-present. He has published 14 technical papers and is a certified petroleum geologist
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   Friday 10th October

Rotary Club of Perth - The Future....
Alison Dalziel & Friends

Following the recent club strategic review and development session, Club Strategic Director, Alison, will give an update on the how we are measuring up to our goals and how we will be working more closely with Rotary of Perth Evenings and the Rotaract Club of Perth. 

A must attend event for all, the session will set our strategic direction to support our mission of

"Transforming lives through dedicated community service"

 













   Friday 3rd October

Odd Socks Day - Mental Health & Anti-Stigma Campaign
Margaret Lawlor - Grow

Mental illness is so prevalent in Australia that statistics indicate around one in two of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime, and one in five of us will experience a mental illness in any year. 
Stigma stops people asking for help and getting the treatment and support they need. It makes it more difficult to find somewhere decent to live, a job, a mortgage, or insurance. It can make it more difficult to get help to look after children, make friends, feel good about yourself, or even to feel that life is worth living. Stigma is a major barrier to recovery. 

If people with mental illness are to be included as equal members of our society, then stigma and its associated discrimination must be eliminated.

 







  Friday 26th September

Prostate Cancer
Jeff Leach

Prostate cancer accounts for approximately 30% of cancers diagnosed each year in Australian men. It is the second most common cause of cancer death, after lung cancer. It has been estimated that around 120,000 Australian men are living with prostate cancer, and it is predicted that the number will increase to 267,000 by 2017.

Comparing with other cancers, prostate cancer has one of the highest 5-year survival rates of 92% after diagnosis

www.Prostate.org.au  


 
   Friday 19th September

Baby Boomers and Bellies
Jennifer Elliott: Dietitian

"One diet does not suit all'. Jennifer explains why some people can eat what they like and stay slim whereas others gain weight easily, particularly around the stomach. And more importantly, how to lose those stubborn inches. 

www.babyboomersandbellies.com


 



   Friday 5th September

Travel Secrets for Seniors
Ely Lazar & Dr Adele Thomas   Dr Adele Thomas, semi-retired medical doctor and Dr Ely Lazar, retired chiropractor, are on a new mission as the Passionate Retirees. They are dedicated to inspiring the over 50’s to live fulfilling and adventurous lives, so that “the twilight years will be the highlight years”. Their book, “Travel Secrets For Seniors” was released in early 2014.


 




   Friday 29th August

Rescue at 2100
Tom Trumble: Author 

"Rescue at 2100 Hours" is the true story of a group of Australian airmen who were stranded on Japanese-occupied Timor for 58 days. Charged with keeping operation an aerodrome on Dutch Timor ahead of a massive Japanese invasion force, the group lost their flight home after the bombing raid on Broome claimed the two aircraft designated to evacuate the men.

In his presentation on the book, author Tom Trumble brings to life one of the most daring rescues of the Pacific War. In addition to outlining the circumstances that gave rise to the entrapment of the airmen, Trumble discusses his personal connection to the story – his grandfather, Flight Lieutenant Bryan Rofe, was the officer commanding the trapped airmen.


 
   Friday 22nd August

The Power of Passion - Justin Langer

Hear from WA cricket legend Justin Langer, who represented Australia in 105 Test matches, and is the current coach of Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers in Australian domestic cricket. A left-handed batsman, Langer is best known for his partnership with Matthew Hayden as Australia's opening batsmen during the early and mid-2000s, considered one of the most successful ever. Representing Western Australia domestically, Langer played English county cricket for Middlesex and Somerset, and holds the record for the most runs scored at first-class level by an Australian.



 







   Friday 7th November

Four Way Speaking Competition


Four of Perth's brightest young minds speak on a subject close to their hearts.
The speech must include the elements of Rotary's 4 way test; 

Of the things we think, say or do

  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 







   Friday 31st October
Climate Reality
Dinny Laurence - Climate Reality Leader

Whether as true believers, agnostics or sceptics or somewhere in between, we all have an opinion about global warming. Is it real? Is it related to climate change? Are we causing it or is it part of the natural heating and cooling cycles of the planet? Can we do anything about it? Come and hear Dinny Laurence, a graduate of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership training programme in Australia, talk about these and other questions.

In her former life Dinny was a lawyer first in the oil and gas and then in the banking industry for nearly 30 years. Since then she has done a graduate diploma in Sustainability Studies at Curtin University, spent five months doing volunteer work in an eco-village in a shanty town in Cape Town, and worked as a research officer for a Member of the Legislative Council in the WA State Parliament.


 






   Friday 24th October

What you've always wanted to know about Oil & Gas, but were to apethetic to ask!

Gerry McGann 

Gerry will address where Australia sits in the international oil and gas league and the little discussed impact petroleum has on Australian’s daily lives and future prosperity. ‘Peak Oil’ will be discussed in the context of Australian production, along with treats to the current and future threats to our gas export industry, focussing on the recent East Africa discoveries and the anti-fraccing movement in the Eastern States. The more general fraccing issue will be discussed more broadly. He will also comment on the recent activity of ISIS in Iraq and the impact it could have on world markets.

BIO: Gerry has over 40 years’ experience as a petroleum geologist, working on all five continents. He has discovered oilfields in Australia, Middle East and the North Sea. He was founder and MD of Incremental Petroleum in 2004-2009 and also founder and Managing Director of Incremental Oil and Gas in 2010-present. He has published 14 technical papers and is a certified petroleum geologist
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   Friday 17th October

Guildford Grammar Centenary
Fr Phillip Raymont - GGS Chaplain

Guildford Grammar School is a thriving independent school of some 1150 students and has, over the past century, forged an enviable reputation for providing a well-rounded education and instilling traditional values. 

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the consecration of the iconic Chapel of St Mary & St George at Guildford Grammar School.  In recalling the unusual yet remarkable circumstances of its foundation the talk will relate that story and that of the decision of the School to commission a setting of the “ordinary” of the Eucharist by international composer Gerard Brophy to celebrate not only one hundred years of worship in the Chapel but also to be an instrument of reconciliation and recognition of the original owners of the land upon which the School and Chapel stand, the Wajuk Noongar people.







 
   Friday 10th October

Rotary Club of Perth - The Future....
Alison Dalziel & Friends

Following the recent club strategic review and development session, Club Strategic Director, Alison, will give an update on the how we are measuring up to our goals and how we will be working more closely with Rotary of Perth Evenings and the Rotaract Club of Perth. 

A must attend event for all, the session will set our strategic direction to support our mission of

"Transforming lives through dedicated community service"

 













   Friday 3rd October

Odd Socks Day - Mental Health & Anti-Stigma Campaign
Margaret Lawlor - Grow

Mental illness is so prevalent in Australia that statistics indicate around one in two of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime, and one in five of us will experience a mental illness in any year. 
Stigma stops people asking for help and getting the treatment and support they need. It makes it more difficult to find somewhere decent to live, a job, a mortgage, or insurance. It can make it more difficult to get help to look after children, make friends, feel good about yourself, or even to feel that life is worth living. Stigma is a major barrier to recovery. 

If people with mental illness are to be included as equal members of our society, then stigma and its associated discrimination must be eliminated.

 







  Friday 26th September

Prostate Cancer
Jeff Leach

Prostate cancer accounts for approximately 30% of cancers diagnosed each year in Australian men. It is the second most common cause of cancer death, after lung cancer. It has been estimated that around 120,000 Australian men are living with prostate cancer, and it is predicted that the number will increase to 267,000 by 2017.

Comparing with other cancers, prostate cancer has one of the highest 5-year survival rates of 92% after diagnosis

www.Prostate.org.au  


 
   Friday 19th September

Baby Boomers and Bellies
Jennifer Elliott: Dietitian

"One diet does not suit all'. Jennifer explains why some people can eat what they like and stay slim whereas others gain weight easily, particularly around the stomach. And more importantly, how to lose those stubborn inches. 

www.babyboomersandbellies.com


 



   Friday 5th September

Travel Secrets for Seniors
Ely Lazar & Dr Adele Thomas   Dr Adele Thomas, semi-retired medical doctor and Dr Ely Lazar, retired chiropractor, are on a new mission as the Passionate Retirees. They are dedicated to inspiring the over 50’s to live fulfilling and adventurous lives, so that “the twilight years will be the highlight years”. Their book, “Travel Secrets For Seniors” was released in early 2014.


 




   Friday 29th August

Rescue at 2100
Tom Trumble: Author 

"Rescue at 2100 Hours" is the true story of a group of Australian airmen who were stranded on Japanese-occupied Timor for 58 days. Charged with keeping operation an aerodrome on Dutch Timor ahead of a massive Japanese invasion force, the group lost their flight home after the bombing raid on Broome claimed the two aircraft designated to evacuate the men.

In his presentation on the book, author Tom Trumble brings to life one of the most daring rescues of the Pacific War. In addition to outlining the circumstances that gave rise to the entrapment of the airmen, Trumble discusses his personal connection to the story – his grandfather, Flight Lieutenant Bryan Rofe, was the officer commanding the trapped airmen.


 
   Friday 22nd August

The Power of Passion - Justin Langer

Hear from WA cricket legend Justin Langer, who represented Australia in 105 Test matches, and is the current coach of Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers in Australian domestic cricket. A left-handed batsman, Langer is best known for his partnership with Matthew Hayden as Australia's opening batsmen during the early and mid-2000s, considered one of the most successful ever. Representing Western Australia domestically, Langer played English county cricket for Middlesex and Somerset, and holds the record for the most runs scored at first-class level by an Australian.






 
   Thursday 14th August - Evening Meeting - 6pm for 6.30pm start
Perth & Tattersalls Bowling & Recreation Club

District Governor's Joint Club Meeting
DG Angus Buchanan 


DG Angus will share the District 9465 vision for the coming Rotary year. 

As part of District training this year DG Angus will emphasise the idea of TEAM – together everyone achieves more.  This concept also applies in our clubs and of course for Rotary International.  We achieve so much as part of our amazing worldwide organisation and together – as a team – we can achieve more. 

So join our TEAM and see what will be happening in our District this year. 

Download full details: 

DG Joint Meeting - 14 August DG Joint Meeting - 14 August (128 KB)

 






















   Friday 8th August

Philippines - Rotary Shines in Aftermath of Cyclone Yolanda 
James Royle


James Royle will become the world’s newest Rotarian around 1.20pm on Friday, the culmination of a journey begun in the Philippines when he noticed Rotary “wheels” everywhere he went while volunteering in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Tropical Cyclone Yolanda).  This involved victim relief; packaging and distribution of food, sanitary, clothing, and school supplies; rebuilding of school buildings; and working in a soup kitchen.  He sought Rotary out on his return to Perth, and has since been a regular attender at ROPE meetings, working on the Perth to Surf fundraiser, bringing food rescue organisation Oz Harvest to Perth and he will soon join the effort to rehouse Dreamfit being spearheaded by the Rotary Clubs of Cambridge and Perth.

 
   Friday 1st August

LEAP & RYE
Joanna Ling & Ketisha Gill 

Hear from LEAP participant Joanna Ling and last year's outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Ketisha Gill. 



 



   Friday 25th July

The ANZAC Centenary
Hon Graham Edwards AM 

2014 marks the Centenary of the beginning of that so called Great War of 1914/1918.

Commemorations will begin this year, with the national focus falling on the 1 November centenary of the departure of the first convoy of more than 30 ships from Albany.Events will also focus on the departure of our own Western Australian troops from Fremantle on 31 October.

ANZAC Day 2015 will commemorate the 100th year of the landing in Gallipoli of Australian  and New  Zealand troops.






 























   Friday 18th July

Everest Challenge for Premmies
Garry Williams 

Between April and May 2014 Garry Williams followed in the footsteps of his mountaineering heroes and attempted to climb to the “top of the world” – the summit of Mount Everest. To mark this once in a lifetime journey Garry chose to support the Women and Infants Research Foundation through an equally significant fundraising campaign that would truly change the future for premature babies not only here in Western Australia, but also further afield.

Find out about Garry’s background and inspirational journey to attempt to scale Mount Everest – the challenges, motivations and tragedy of the Nepalese avalanche.


Garry is a former member of Britain’s elite Royal Marines Commandos and has a long career serving in challenging and hazardous environments in military, intelligence service, law enforcement, and more recently, emergency response teams.

http://wirf.com.au/everestforprems

https://www.mycause.com.au/page/premmiebabiesmounteverestchallenge

https://www.facebook.com/garrywilliamseverestchallenge2014


 
   Friday 14th March

Rotary International Conference - Sydney Review  
Hear from Wendy Campbell and the team that went to the Rotary International Conference in Sydney. 















 
   Friday 4th July

Re-Evaluating the Strategy of a Corporate Profile - Built for the Future
Ilse Straus 

Forbes says that there is a 9:1 ratio of success in organisations that continuously evaluate their plans from a Mission centric approach – that is the purpose of the brand. I
n this presentation, Ilse will provide you with a refreshing insight speaking into the leadership strategy required to position the Rotary brand with a greater appeal to the wider marketplace to achieve the corporate vision. 

This will be done through a brief diagnostic and comparison of the Rotary brand and the benchmarks for success. In Business since she was 18 years old – Ilse J Strauss is No 1 female in Western Australia to ever complete the Small Business Franchising Certification. 

Her 15 years owning, operating and mentoring in the Franchising Industry and 5 years in Mentoring Business Owners as Retailers and in the Professional Services Industries Ilse’s expertise in BrandCULTURE, Business Operations, Leadership foresight and Success principles makes her a sought after Business Consultant as she works with business owners across Australasia.

 
   Friday 27th June

RYE - Cami's Year in Perth
Camila Anderlini
Hard to believe that Cami's year in Oz is over and she will be returning to Argentina in July. Make sure you hear our effervescent Cami's review of her year in WA. 


 




















   Friday 20th June

Mark McGowan - Leader of the Opposition 
Member for Rockingham
Mark McGowan grew up in regional New South Wales, where his parents ran small businesses and educated their two sons at public schools.
Mark studied arts and law at the University of Queensland and began his career in public service in the Royal Australian Navy, going on to serve as a Lieutenant at HMAS STIRLING.
Mark is still a member of the Navy Reserves and was awarded the Governor General’s Commendation for Bravery for actions he took in 1995 rescuing an unconscious driver from a burning car.
Mark was the Deputy Mayor of Rockingham before winning the State seat of Rockingham in December 1996. Mark and his wife Sarah and their three young children – Samuel, Alexander and Amelia - live in the Rockingham community. In the years since his election to the Western Australian Parliament, Mark has held many senior portfolios in both Government and Opposition.
He was Parliamentary  Secretary to former Premier Geoff Gallop for four years and has served as a Minister in the portfolios of Education and Training, Environment, Racing and Gaming, Tourism and South West.
As the Minister for Racing and Gaming, Mark drove the small bar reforms which have liberalised Perth’s entertainment scene, while as Minister for Tourism, he boosted Western Australia’s tourism industry by negotiating to bring low-cost carrier Jetstar to Perth. As Education Minister, Mark got back to basics and brought in major curriculum changes including more exams, traditional marking and reports, and reintroduced the syllabus.
In recent years, Mark has served as Manager of Opposition Business, as well as Shadow Minister for State Development; and Planning and Housing.
He was elected Leader of the Opposition on 23 January 2012 and chose to retain responsibility for the portfolios of Regional Development, Economic Reform and Public Sector Management.

 










   Friday 13th June

President's Changeover Dinner 
Parmelia Hilton - 18.30
A must attend social event for the whole club, as we celebrate the club's achievements over the past year and look forward to the year ahead. 

Come and join us for a delightful evening at the Parmelia Hilton, with a 5-star dinner and entertainment provided by the incomparable soprano duo Divalicious (www.divalicious.net.au).

With prizes, auctions and recognition for outstanding community service to round out the evening makes this a must attend event
!

 

   Friday 6th June

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Jinesh Thakrar & Michael Innouye
Hear from the two students that were sponsored by RoP to take part in this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Jinesh and Michael will be presenting a brief overview on the RYLA camp that they attended and how it impacted them personally.
What aspects they really enjoyed and more importantly the key learnings obtained from the camp. They will also discuss how they have developed personally and professionally from the experience.

 
   Friday 30th May

Vienna Pops 
Mark Coughlan
Hear from Mark Coughlan our Vienna Pops musical maestro and relive the magic of Soprano Judit Molnar's New Year's Eve performance. See the link for a taste of what's to come. 






 


    Friday 23rd May

USA Consul General
Cynthia Griffin
The Consul General is the post’s Principal Officer and coordinates all functions of the U.S. Government in the Perth consular district. The Consul General maintains contact with senior Australian officials, both state and federal, within the consular district and keeps the Embassy and Washington informed of important political, economic and other developments affecting U.S. interests.  
http://perth.usconsulate.gov/consul_general.html

 


    Friday 16th May

Fremantle - The Future
Tim Milsom: CEO Fremantle Chamber of Commerce

Freo is having a renaissance. Time Milsom is one of the people driving change and bringing new energy into Fremantle. Hear his thoughts on where the city is going. 









 
  Friday 9th May

PAL - Project Action Lunch  
Make sure you attend this important final PAL meeting of the year. Decisions need to be made on grant applications and funding for teh coming year.    
An informal lunch, PAL will allow all the committees and project teams to share resources, experience, request help and importantly celebrate their  successes with the whole club. 

A perfect opportunity for those looking to find out what Rotary does to come along and see how RoP makes a real difference in the local and International community.

 
 





   Friday 2nd May

Atlas Iron
David Flanagan 

David  Flanagan was the founding Managing Director of Atlas Iron Limited in 2004, growing the company from a $9 million exploration business to an ASX top 100 listed iron ore exporter.

He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Atlas Iron Limited; Chancellor of Murdoch University, Director at Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame and a Director at Giving West.

Other roles include is a Patron of Many Rivers Microfinance, Patron of the Bunbury Museum & Heritage Foundation, Member of the CCI Economic Policy Forum, Member of The 500 Club, Member of the PwC Tax Mix Reform Advisory Panel, Member of the ASIC Director Advisory Panel, Member of the CEO’s for Gender Equity Group and Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


David Flanagan Bio David Flanagan Bio (308 KB)



















 
   Friday 11th April

Rotary Australia World Community Service
PDG Ron Geary - Western Region Chair RAWCS

RAWCS assists Rotary Clubs in Australia to develop and manage sustainable international humanitarian projects. It provides assistance to International Directors of Clubs to –

  • Create an International Humanitarian Project
  • Join an existing Rotary Club’s International Project
  • List your Club’s Project to encourage financial assistance from other Rotary Clubs
  • Assist  Volunteers  who travel overseas to organise and complete Projects
  • Assist in forwarding quality goods (eg medical equipment) overseas

Ron Geary is a member of the Rotary Club of Belmont, and is a very experienced Rotarian with numerous Awards for his humanitarian work.

At an International level he has represented the Rotary International President at District Conferences on 4 occasions including Sao Lourenco in Brazil.

In 2005 Ron commenced his travels to India as team leader of a Rotary Polio National Immunisation Day (NID) team to administer Polio serum. In subsequent years he also visited many orphanages, cancer and AIDS hospices. Polio eradication is a passion of Ron's, as his mother had Polio as a young child.

Ron and his wife Glenys support The Rotary Foundation as their prime Charity of Choice.


 















   Friday 4th April

Premiers I have known
Peter Kennedy, Political Journalist

PETER KENNEDY has closely observed premiers in two states, and prime ministers, during a 40 year career in journalism which included print, radio and television in two states and Canberra.

He has seen leaders go through the full political cycle --  from the culmination of a successful election campaign to the disappointment  when voters turn against them.

Since retiring as the ABC TV's state political reporter in Perth three years ago, Peter has been researching at the University of Notre Dame for a book on the WA premiers he has known, starting with Sir David Brand. He has interviewed and reported on the actions of 11 WA premiers, during an extraordinary period in the state's development.

That period started with the iron ore boom linked with the opening up of the Pilbara, and finished with another boom, associated with massive LNG investment. During that time WA went from being the Cinderella state to recording economic growth well ahead of the other states.

So how have the various premiers coped? Peter will touch on the characteristics of the ten men and one woman who have led the state during his years in journalism. He will also look at whether the state been well served by the people at the top, and assess leadership prospects, post Colin Barnett.


 
   Friday 28th - Sun 30th March

Rotary D9455 District Conference  
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre





















 
   Wednesday 26th March - 5pm

ROPE - Influencing through personal branding  
Terrace Lounge


 



   Friday 21st March

Finding Abilities  
Qonrad Gomez, Edge Employment Solutions

EDGE Employment Solutions supports more than 500 workers with disability in regular employment and provides a comprehensive range of support services at NO COST to an employer or the job seeker.

EDGE is 30 years strong and continues to deliver a quality service to job seekers with disabilities and the building of awareness to others that by utilising the specific abilities of individuals is of significant benefit to the employee, the employer and their organisation. 

http://www.edge.org.au/welcome.php







 
   Friday 11th July

PAL - Project Action Lunch  
The first PAL under President Ted's leadership, hear about the club's priority projects for the coming year. 
An informal lunch, PAL will allow all the committees and project teams to share resources, experience, request help and importantly celebrate their  successes with the whole club. 

A perfect opportunity for those looking to find out what Rotary does, to come along and see how RoP makes a real difference in the local and International community.


 












   Friday 7th March

Childhood Brain Tumors  
Dr Peter Dallas, Team Leader Brain Tumor Research
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Dr Dallas is a molecular biologist who received his PhD through the Dept of Microbiology at the University of Western Australia in 1994. He continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Fels Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia, USA, before returning to Perth in late 1999 to establish the Brain Tumour Research Program at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. The main aim of the program is to improve the outcomes for children with brain tumours, with particular emphasis on medulloblastoma, the most common type of paediatric malignant brain tumour. 

www.childhealthresearch.org.au  

 



















   Friday 28th February

Heart Lung Transplantation & The Future  
Robert Larbalestier, Head of CST at Fiona Stanley Hospital

Thoracic organ transplantation commenced in WA with the first heart transplant in january 1995, 28 years after the worlds first transplant was performed in South Africa by Dr Christian Barnard. Perth a small and isolated city did not have the population to support such a programme till this era. Since 1995 we have performed almost 230 thoracic organ transplants and have developed a world reputation as a center of excellence for transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. Despite our delayed start in the field we have achieved "firsts" in many techniques and technologies and pride ourselves on providing the patients of WA the best in treatments and outcomes in this complex and challenging field. Our team has grown from the original 3 staff to over 30 with expertise in many areas allied to patient care and research. We continue to innovate and improve our service.

The relocation of the service to Fiona Stanley Hospital provides many challenges and opportunities and we are embracing this new era with optimism and resolve. Maintaining the quality of service is always difficult in transition and evolving and growing the service on a new site is challenging and exciting.

Government support of organ donation has increased in recent years and there is growth in activity and a burgeoning ageing population who will need increased services and special needs which pose great challenges and opportunities for our service. Interesting times lie ahead, and the rise of mechanical cardiac support as a real therapy in this field is upon us.

















 
   Friday 21st February

The little school that could
Jane Schorer & David Wanstall  Dallas
Ballajura Primary School
Find out how a struggling school turned itself around, with a change in culture and a little help from our Phonics program. 

 





 
  Friday 14th February

Perth Airport - Can it cope?  
Geoffrey Thomas, Editor in Chief AirlineRatings.com
Airline Passenger traffic through Perth Airport has grown at an average of 9 per cent a year for the past 50 years – which is double the world average.

In the past five years that growth has been nudging 13 per cent a year.

That level of growth posses major challenges for any business but particularly an infrastructure business because of the massive investment required.

Geoffrey Thomas looks at Perth Airport’s report card. Most would give it a fail but is this fair?

And how is it positioned to handle WA’s growth. Does the airport fully understand the X factor that drives airline traffic. And what is the X factor?




   Friday 7th February

Local Government Reform: Good News Story or Disaster Waiting to Happen?  
Troy Pickard, President WA Local Government Association 
 

Join us for what should be a fascinating insight into the hotly debated Local Government reform, from the man at the heart of of it. 

I'm sure there will be some lively debate, so come along and be part of the discussion. 

Mayor Troy Pickard Biog Mayor Troy Pickard Biog (24 KB)

 

 
    Friday January 31st -    Old Cathay Restaurant

Chinese New Year Lunch  

Come and join us for the first meeting back in 2014 and enjoy a Chinese Malay buffet and traditional entertainment to celebrate the first day in the Chinese New Year, as we transition from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Horse.

31st January, 12:00 - 2pm

Old Cathay restaurant, 59 Albany Highway, Vic Park


 
   Friday December 20 -       7.15 am - 9am

Family Christmas Breakfast  

Festive family fun and Christmas carols with the Salvation Army Band. 
Perth Rotary Club 
invites all Perth Rotarians and their families to a morning of fellowship to celebrate Christmas and the festive season. We encourage all Rotarians to support this event which does promise to be an unforgettable morning full of Christmas cheer.


 











    Friday 6th December
Linking Up 
Mandy Gadsdon; CEO, Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation

Mandy Gadsdon, and Martin Smith (Clinical Manager)  are employees of Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation, a fully Aboriginal staffed not for profit Aboriginal Corporation. 

  

They will speak about the work that Yorgum does in managing Australia's largest Link-Up program, covering all areas of Western Australia except the Kimberley Region, to work with Australia's Stolen Generation to reconnect and reunify with family lost as a result of past Government policies.  

They will also discuss the work they do with Aboriginal children, families and communities in relation to therapeutic programs, counselling and related service delivery. This unique service, having been in operation for 23 years, is providing a well needed service to the community of Western Australia.
www.yorgum.com.au   

 

   Friday 29th November

The Relevance of Rotary

Rotary District Governor: Hank de Smit

Hear from our DG Hank on the relevance of Rotary in today's society. 

 


   Friday 22nd November
Insights from ProState Active – “The Triangle of Human Performance; Jeremy Watkins 

Hear about how the ProState Active Perth to Margaret River Cycling Event is raising the awareness of Prostate Cancer and supporting Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). Learn how Jeremy developed this using his model “The Triangle of Human Performance” and how we can all apply this to our everyday lives.

 www.prostateactive.com

 
















   Friday 15th November

Philanthropy  
His Excellency The Governor of WA and Mrs McCusker

The President and Members of the Rotary Club of Perth proudly extend an invitation to attend a special luncheon featuring presentations by 

His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC and Mrs Tonya McCusker on the subject of "Philanthropy".

Please join us to hear from these eminent Western Australians.

The luncheon will also see the launch of our "Path of Hope" project (breaking the cycle of domestic violence) in conjunction with the Salvation Army. Funds raised on the day will be in support of this worthy cause.

Please download the invitation for full details 

Philanthropy Invitation Philanthropy Invitation (532 KB)

 
  Friday 8th November
Perth  
Lisa Scaffidi 
  1. The Rt. Hon the Lord Mayor of Perth
     

 

Hear about the latest developments and initiatives in our State Capital. 

 
   Wednesday 30th October   5.30 - 7.30pm

Influencing Leaders

Terrace Room, 185 St Georges Terrace



Download full details; 

ROPE - October 30 ROPE - October 30 (336 KB)

 











   Friday 25th October
Brain-Fuel Depletion - Making sense of anxiety and depression  
Peter Symons

Brain-Fuel Depletion is a new, simple model explaining how stress depletes brain‑fuels; triggers a rise in adrenaline … and leads to exhaustion, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, suicide; and postnatal depression, Chronic Fatigue and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Peter Symons has survived many things … multiple brain haemorrhages; 4 hours of brain surgery, twice; and multiple cardiac arrests … however an episode of depression dwarfed all that. Hear how he made sense of depression – a condition that will affect everyone, either directly or indirectly – thereby ensuring it could never happen again.


 



   Friday 18th October

The pre-birth origins of health and disease;
Lessons from China


Professor John Newnham,  
Women & Infants Research Foundation

With one in every ten babies born prematurely - premature birth is teh major cause of childhood death and disbility in Australia. Professor John Newnham will present on how we can reduce the number of premmie babies in our State, sharing some fascinating facts about preterm birth in China compared to WA. John will also discuss shed light on the diabetes epidemic and how the Cycle Study is preventing gestational diabetes.  


www.wirf.com.au/hug

 















   Friday 4th October
Indonesia - A Most Important Relationship  
Phil Turtle, Chairman 
Australia Indonesia Business Council 

In the recent “Australia in the Asian Century White Paper”, Indonesia was identified as one of 5 priority countries for Australia in the Asian region, joining China, India, Japan, and South Korea, and was the first such country to have a specific Country Strategy developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Australia’s bilateral relationship with Indonesia is often described as “underdone” as Trade and Investment statistics reveal that much scope exists to build upon current business and investment opportunities, and to develop new ones.

This presentation will provide a brief update on

  • The history and profile of Modern Indonesia
  • The economic landscape
  • The 2014 Presidential Race
  • Indonesia's Masterplan for Economic Development 2011-2025
  • The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership 
  • Doing business in Indonesia – an overview
  • The Corruption Eradication Commission  and anti-corruption measures
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Australian Business
  • www.aibc.com.au
 














   Friday 27th September

Rotary Group Study Exchange: Lana Tian

Lana grew up in China and came to Australia with her family at the age of 10. Lana studied Bachelor of Law and Health Science from the University of Western Australia and graduated with Distinction. Lana now works as a commercial lawyer at a leading international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills.  

Lana is passionate about working with teenagers. She has been closely involved with Rotary youth programs for the last 10 years, and was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2012.

In her spare time, Lana sits on the board of Edventures WA, does coaching for law competitions and volunteers with Rotary projects.

Lana felt very honoured to be able to represent Australia and the Rotary Club of Perth to the Rotary Group Study Exchange in June this year. Before leaving to the GSE, Lana said: “I am looking forward to the unique insight the GSE will offer me into the Swiss legal system. I am particularly interested in sharing ideas and the adoption of the best practices that have made Switzerland the most recognised country in the world of finance and banking law.” 

 
   Friday 20th September

Four Way Speaking Competition


Four of Perth's brightest young minds speak on a subject close to their hearts.

The speech must include the elements of Rotary's 4 way test

 




   Friday 6th September
Horizon House & The Great Bike Ride

Colin Wood & Heiko Plange
St John of God Healthcare

The Rotary Club of Perth established the Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity in 2004 as mass participation cycling event to bring health and well being benefits to the Western Australian community.  In order to make a genuine contribution to the community we are committed to supporting two important charities, both of which provide vital help for young people in need.

In this presentation you will learn about the important community work of one of our charity partners - St John of God Horizon House Services.

Help us break the cycle of homelessness and fund raise for Horizon House. 

Horizon House Horizon House (3569 KB)



 


   Friday 30th August
Promoting Charitable Causes

Bevan Jones, Sonshine FM 

Something close to all Rotarians' hearts is how we get the important causes we support more widely known  in the community. Apart from broadcasting positive, family friendly radio 24 hours a day, a key strategy for 98five is to give a voice to over 21 Not-for-profit organisations as well as over 350 Charities, Missions and Churches who are bringing change for good to WA and overseas. 
Bevan is keen to encourage more individuals and organisations to look for opportunities to partner with others to bring hope and change to a needy world.



 
   
 
   Friday 23rd August

Meet Cami - Our new exchange student

Camila Anderlini, our new exchange student from Argentina will tell us all about herself, so come along, show Cami your support, say hi and get to know her better.  

 















   Friday 16th August

Meningitis

Bruce Langoulant, The Meningitis Centre
Adam Selwood, West Coast Eagles 


Adam Selwood had a near-death experience with meningitis as a baby and has been a strong advocate for the Meningitis Centre. Founded by Bruce Langoulant more than 20 years ago after his six month old daughter contracted pneumococcal meningitis leaving her severely disabled.
Very few people were aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis, the possible tragic side effects and with no effective vaccine program in place. The community needs to b
e educated about the disease. Early detection and prompt medical attention was the key to successful diagnosis and outcomes.  

Despite seeing a reduction in the incidence rate, Meningitis remains a disease that people from all walks of life fear. It can cause death or lasting disabilities. 

The Meningitis Centre strives to eliminate meningitis in Australia. It has successfully lobbied for vaccines and and produced materials for educating the community across Australia to be aware of the signs and symptoms. It also provides support for families affected by the disease. With Meningitis, every second counts.

www.meningitis.com.au

 


    

Friday 2nd August

 

Child Protection in WA

  
 

    

  

Terry Murphy, Director General Dept of Child Protection & Family Support

In a rich and generally compassionate society, how is it that there are 4,000 children in the care of the State and some 17,000 investigations of child abuse and neglect occur each year? And how is this difficult and confronting work actually done? Our approach developed in WA is being increasingly implemented internationally and nationally. The talk from the Director General of the WA Department for Child Protection and Family Support will address these issues and where child protection fits in the Department's broader mandate delivering State government social services.

http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au

  

 



 
  Friday 26th July
Powering Western Australia
Paul Italiano, CEO Western Power

Growing electricity demand, ageing assets and funding constraints are just some of the many challenges faced by Western Power’s CEO as he works to ensure electricity is supplied safely and reliably to more than 1 million West Australian homes and businesses. Paul will discuss these challenges and the changes he has made in the past twelve months to improve efficiency and accountability, customer engagement and organisational culture at one of WA’s largest government-owned corporations.


 
  Wednesday 24th July - 5.30pm Terrace Lounge

Networking 101 with JR & Ron Gibson

Join ROPE and two of Perth’s best networkers for an evening of Networking 101. Learn the secrets of strategic networking, find out how to ‘work the room’ like a pro and walk away feeling more confident about networking, relationship building and selling yourself!

For full information: 

Networking 101 Networking 101 (127 KB)


 
   
 Thursday 18th July: The Niche

Whole of Club Strategy Sundowner

   
  

    

Help set the future direction of RCP, with this extremely important strategy session. Find out where we are heading and what your role can be in making a real difference to local and international communities. 

Do Not Miss!

No Meeting Friday 19th July

 
   
Friday 12th July

PAL: Project Action Lunch

The launch of a brand new monthly initiative designed to get the club service areas working together across the various community projects undertaken by RCP. An informal lunch, it will allow all the committees and project teams to meet once a month, share resources, experience, request help and importantly share the successes with the whole club. 

A perfect opportunity for those looking to find out what Rotary does to come along and see how RCP makes a real difference in the local and International community. 


 






   
Friday 5th July  

The Royal Flying Doctor Service

Georgina Pearce: President, RFDS Flying 1000

Georgina was born in Port Hedland, delivered by Dr Harold Dicks who was both the local doctor and RFDS pilot, an iconic and important member of this outback community.  She grew up on sheep stations in the Pilbara with the aborigines, the men helping run the property and the women working at the homestead, life was busy, isolated and happy.  Georgina has memories of the RFDS landing on the little dirt airstrips, sometimes at night with the strip lit by flares.  Georgina was schooled by correspondence, and then at the age of 10 went on to boarding school in Perth.  After having a gap year at home she became an Arts student at UWA.  Georgina married at 22 and went to live in the Kojonup/ Boyup Brook on a cattle property.  She has three daughters, the end of a 20 year marriage and living in Perth, Georgina was invited to join a fund raising group for RFDS.  Helping people, working on committees and supporting RFDS has been a very special part of her life, for which Georgina was chosen as a 2000 Olympic torch runner, and the recipient of a 50 year volunteer award in 2007.

www.flyingdoctor.org.au

 
   
Friday 28th June   

Farewell to Gaelle & Alpine Bike Ride from MvdZ

Hear our exchange student Gaelle's farewell review and a report on Michael van der Zanden's inaugural Eurovelo Rotary Ride from the Alps to Amsterdam.


 
   
Wednesday 26th June   5.30pm Terrace Lounge, 185 ST Georges Tce

Call to Action: ROtary PErth Projects Showcase

Want to make a difference? Want to get involved in projects that make a real difference to communities both local and International?

For more details

ROPE Call to Action Meeting ROPE Call to Action Meeting (1306 KB) 

 
   

Friday 14th June   6pm

President's Changeover Dinner & Quiz Night

Parmelia Hilton

Must attend event for Rotary Club of Perth Members. Guests are welcome.

For Full details see Changeover Dinner and Quiz Night


 










   

Connecting Leaders - Creating Change 

Tristan Kolay: ROPE Director

Following the 2012 District Conference, the Rotary Club of Perth set in motion an exciting change. It was looking for a way to provide an alternative experience of the Club that would be more accessible to people from a wider demographic. At the same time, the Club wanted to continue to offer the traditional experience. From this brief of "same and different", ROPE was born! ROPE stands for Rotary of Perth Evening. It is a different format. The meetings are shorter and less frequent and cost less to attend. There are fewer traditional rituals and it is more directly focused on culture, projects, learning and connecting. And it's at a different time that will make it accessible to more and different people. In short, ROPE is a turning point to our future, while honoring and respecting our past.

Tristan Kolay, the first Director of ROPE ("Rotary of Perth Evening"), will give an address on ROPE, following the stunning launch event on 29 May. He will talk about developments to date, his vision for ROPE and what they have planned so far, including the inaugural Rotary Club of Perth Projects Showcase for all members and friends on 26 June 2013.  

 








   Friday 31st May

Rotary, Music, Youth

 

    

Demelza Bursill - WA Music Teacher's Association

What a great combination! Do not miss this performance from the Rotary Club of Perth prize winners of last year’s Recital and Concerto Competition run by the Western Australia Music Teachers’ Association.

We not only get treated to a wonderful performance but we can take pride in our role in supporting the next generation of musical stars.

The students who won the Rotary prizes at the most recent competition are Tiana Aitken (piano) and Koert van der Laan (violin).  Koert's mother will play his accompaniment on the piano.

Demelza Bursill, President of the Association, will give a brief update on achievements and future direction. Do not miss this enriching and heart-warming event.

 
  Wednesday 29th May  5.30 - 7.30 pm 
 

ROPE (Rotary of Perth Evenings) Launch Event

Be part of the Rotary Club of Perth evolution, with the launch of our fortnightly evening meetings. An exciting and ground breaking event for Rotary Club of Perth Members. Guests are welcome.

ROPE Launch Event ROPE Launch Event (196 KB)

 
















    

Arctic Adventure

  

Guy Holmes - Chairman, Heartkids WA

Hear about Guy's epic adventure to raise funds for Heart Kids WA and Donate Life. 

The trip required about 100km of walking and skiing across some very tough terrain, pulling an 80kg sled with life saving equipment in it.  I was  joined on the trip by a Mongolian, and two British adventurers as well as an American guide.

The trip in itself was a trip for me, to face challenges and the elements available nowhere else in the world.   But I wanted this trip to make a difference to not only me, but also those around me and what better way to do that then to raise money for HeartKids WA, and raise awareness for DonateLife ( an Australian Government Initiative to raise awareness about Organ Donation, the facts, and the needs in the community).

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Friday 17th May

Interplast

     

Steve Dixon, Interplast

Interplast sends volunteer medical teams to the Asia/Pacific region to undertake life changing operations and provide training to local medical people. The procedures are usually on children and include cleft palates, burns, tumour removal and attending to other deformities. Each programme can undertake 70-100 operations/procedures.

 






   

Friday 10th May

Operation New Beginning - Laos

       

Phillip Skelton: District Govenor

A Past President of our Club and current District Governor.  For this talk he has his Club member hat on, as well as that of a former Army Officer.

His topic is “Operation New Beginning” a project to transform a village in Laos.  The people there will benefit through poverty reduction and sustainable village development.  Rotary International is encouraging us to move in the direction of bigger, bolder, sustainable projects. This is a good example.  It involves the joint participation of around 8 or 10 Clubs, led by our Club,  and meets all six of Rotary’s areas of focus.  



 
   
Thursday 2nd May- 7am - 8.30am

Joint Meeting at Rotary Club of Heirisson

Share a morning meeting with our friends at Heirisson. 
Guest speaker is award winning real estate agent Paul Conti 

Location: Antico Cafe: Corner of Royal & Plain St, East Perth 

Paul Conti Paul Conti (14 KB)





 








 

Friday 26th April

Kaarakin: Black Cockatoo Conservation 

 

Phil Digney,General Manager

Kaarakin is a not-for-profit, independent conservation organisation with a focus on saving the black cockatoo.  There are three species of black cockatoo in Western Australia, all of them under threat of extinction:  Carnaby’s cockatoo with its famous white tail and ‘wee-loo’ call, Baudin’s cockatoo which is one of the two ‘forest cockatoo’ species, and the forest red tailed black cockatoo, which is only found in the forests of south-west Western Australia. 
The Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre was established in 2008.  They rescue wild black cockatoos in distress – often having been shot, hit by cars, fallen out of a nest or attacked by bees/cats or other birds – and rehabilitate them in their aviaries on site in the Perth Hills.  The ones that make it through their initial veterinary treatment at Perth Zoo come back to us for intensive care by their dedicated volunteers.


 

 


 

Friday 19th April

The Paradox of Plenty; overcoming the illnesses of affluence and inequity in the modern age.

 

Winthrop Professor Susan Prescott

This talk will explore the reasons for the global pandemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) as a major threat to human development. It will examine the common risk factors for the rising burden of these diseases (ranging from asthma and allergic disease, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, mental ill health and some cancers), and how the ultimate solutions may lie in very early life. 

For more information visit: http://dohad.csp.uwa.edu.au 

 

 




 

Friday 5th April

Changing Face of Perth

   

Kieran Kinsella, CEO MRA

Kieran will play a central role in the transformation and renewal of the metropolitan area with projects from Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link and Riverside, to the continued redevelopment of Midland, Armadale and Subiaco.

Kieran comes to the role after serving as CEO of the Midland Redevelopment Authority from May 2000 to December 2011, where he led the revitalisation of Midland as a strategic regional centre.

 

 
 

Friday 22nd March

Future Vision

     

Bruce Allen,  Rotary Foundation

This is particularly important due to the significant changes being made to The Rotary Foundation with the commencement of its Future Vision Plan on July 1st. 

Bruce Allen is a Past District Governor (D9680 Sydney) and a Past District Rotary Foundation Chair. 

He is now the Manager of Rotary Foundation business at RI’s South Pacific & Philippines office in Parramatta. 

 

 
 
 

Friday 15th March

Centenary of UWA

    

Professor Paul Johnson, UWA Vice Chancellor

The University of Western Australia: looking back over a century of achievement and looking forward to the new century.

 




 
 

Friday 8th March 

Social Enterprise: Doing well by doing good

    

Brodie McCulloch, Spacecubed

Brodie is Managing Director of Social innovation in Western Australia, an organisation setup to Co-create Western Australia's Social Infrastructure. Spacecubed is one of SiiWAs first big enabling projects and has been open for 11 months. The space has a model of 1/3 Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, 1/3 Technology and Creative Industries and 1/3 Government and Corporate Innovation projects. Spacecubed now has 160 members with a mix of co-working, permanent desks, meeting rooms and event space.

  www.spacecubed.org

 

 
 

Friday 1st March 

Youth Exchange Belgium Themed Lunch

   

Gaelle Peigneux & Phoebe Crowther 

Discover more about the Youth Exchange Programme from the perspectives of Gaelle our current inbound student and the recently returned Phoebe. I'm sure we will all look forward to a Belgium themed lunch.

 


  
 

Friday 22nd February

Healthy Food in the Kimberly

    

Caroline de Mori, EON Foundation

Caroline de Mori established a not-for-profit foundation in 2005 to overcome chronic health issues in Indigenous communities in the most practical way – by helping them grow and prepare fresh fruit and vegetables. She recognised that the simplest way to provide fresh food particularly to remote communities was to grow it locally. Since then, Caroline’s Edge of Nowhere Foundation, or EON as it’s known, has been invited into 12 remote communities in Western Australia.


 
 












 

Friday 15th February

Domestic Violence

   

Hon Michael Mischin MLC  - WA Attorney General

The Hon Michael Mischin will speak about the key aspects of the effort to actively reduce the incidence of family and domestic violence, with a focus on initiatives that fall within his portfolio as Attorney General. This will include current and planned legislation, such as the presumption of imprisonment for repeated breaches of violence restraining orders, post sentence supervision and the use of GPS devices to track certain domestic violence offenders. 

The Attorney General will also discuss the importance of supporting victims of domestic violence through what is a very traumatic time in their lives, and the many initiatives that have been put in place to provide that support with respect and compassion. 

  Biography

 


 
Friday 8th February

Marnie Giroud - Swan River Trust

Established in 1989, the Swan River Trust is a State government agency charged with protecting and managing the Swan Canning river system. In our role as caretaker of one of Perth’s most famed natural treasures, we work with community, industry, local government and other State government agencies. We focus on maintaining and improving the environmental health of the Riverpark and ensuring the community can enjoy it now and in the future.

More information may be found at;
www.swanrivertrust.wa.gov.au & www.riverguardians.com 

 

 
 

Friday December 14 -       7.15 am 

Family Christmas Breakfast  

Festive family fun and Christmas carols with the Salvation Army Band. 
Perth Rotary Club 
invites all Perth Rotarians and their families to a morning of fellowship to celebrate Christmas and the festive season. We encourage all Rotarians to support this event which does promise to be an unforgettable morning full of Christmas cheer.

 

 
 

Friday December 7

2013 Perth International Arts Festival  

Jonathon Holloway 

Jonathan Holloway’s first year at the artistic helm of the Perth Festival delivered on a promise to be an explosion of energy, filling venues from concert halls and theatres to disused buildings and parks, with more than 2200 performances presented to 800,000 people. 

Come and hear what is planned for 2013 and find out why Perth is becoming a vibrant centre for the arts. 

http://www.perthfestival.com.au/ 


 

 
 

Friday November 30

Perspectives on Ministry & Rotary  

David Yabbacombe 

Three years ago, while President of the Rotary Club of Lincoln, he suffered a mishap while cycling which resulted in a near fatal brain injury. His continuing recovery has been a source of surprise to him and the medical experts.

A minister for nearly 30 years, and a Rotarian for over 10, David will share his views on both and talk about what brings him to Australia.

 
 


 

Friday November 23

The Perth Arena  

Dominic Snellgrove : MD CCN Architects

Discover the ins and outs of Perth's newest landmark from the Design Director of the project. Dominic has worked in Europe and Australia and was awarded the Australian Building of the Decade for his design work on "The Bond" in Sydney. 

Dominic Snellgrove Biography Dominic Snellgrove Biography (101 KB)

http://www.pertharena.com.au/

 

 
 

Friday November 16

South Perth Old Mill Precinct
Garry Lawrence : Lawrence Associates Architects

An insiteful introduction to the redevelopment concept for the South Perth Old Mill Precinct.  Which is very interesting project and topical being opposite the Elizabeth Quay development on the south side of Perth Water.

The City of South Perth is proposing ambitious plans to revitalise its Old Mill precinct, the concept including flying fox transport, new museum, a marina with ferry terminal and more.

Design plans include restoring a 175-year-old mill, building a new museum, art gallery, cafe and restaurant in what is a cultural and historical precinct in South Perth.
 

 
 
 

 





 

 

Friday November 9th

The Future of Western Australia: The Lost Opportunity: 

Jörg Imberger,

Professor of Environmental Engineering, Centre for Water Research,

University of Western Australia

An amazing opportunity to hear one of the World's leading scientists' views on the use and abuse of our natural resources and how that impacts our society.

A special extended presentation, this is an event to bring your guests and anyone who has an interest in WA and our water.

 
 











 

Friday November 2nd

The Rotary Foundation Future Vision

Hank de Smit : District Governor Elect D9455

Our incoming DG will talk about this important new Rotary initiative that kicks off in 2013.

The Rotary Foundation initiated a long-range plan referred to as Future Vision to prepare for its second century of service. The plan is designed to maximize the impact of Rotarian contributions by supporting larger-scale sustainable service projects that achieve greater public recognition. By simplifying its menu of global and local service opportunities and administrative processes, the Foundation is working to encourage greater participation at the club and district levels, strengthen members’ sense of ownership of the Foundation’s resources, and increase our membership and donor base.

 

 
 

Friday October 26

Economic Update - Uncertain Times? 

Warrick Ambrosa : Economist, CCIWA

Find out what the Economists at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA are forecasting for our state. A must see presentation for anyone that lives, works and invests in Western Australia.

 















 
 

Friday October 19

It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s productive and it’s powerful 
John Carlson & Kuda Mangwe: linc integrated marketing

Becoming familiar with one or other of the numerous social media platforms, could be the smartest thing you ever do.

Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn, along with a number of other platforms, are easy to use, very effective, entirely secure, potentially profitable and very powerful.

What’s more, you look less naff, in the eyes of your grandchildren!

We’ll show you how to set up your own Facebook page, or Twitter account and how to use it in a way that delivers real benefits to you, Rotary, and even potentially – your business.

Let us explode the myths and show you how easy and safe it is!

 

 








 

Friday October 5

The Kimberly Dental Team 
- Jan & John Owen

Hear all about this exciting new club project and find out how to get involved.

John Owen and his wife Jan, having become aware of unmet dental treatment needs in the remote East Kimberley region, launched their `Kimberley Dental Team' in May 2009 with the help of a volunteer team of dental professionals.

In February 2010 at Hall's Creek 38% of the children and 85% of the adults seen required urgent immediate treatment, but these percentages have reduced in the 2012 visits.

 
 







 

Friday September 28

The Role of Football in our Society
- Ross Kelly

Ross Kelly has been involved with football for most of his life variously as –

  • A player
  • West Perth Committeeman
  • Inaugural Chairman of the Dockers
  • West Australian Football Commissioner
  • Inaugural Chairman of the Clontarf Foundation

    Ross discusses the role and impact of Aussie Rules football in W.A. and provides examples of some of the benefits it delivers to society

     

     


     

    Friday September 21

    Towards a brighter future
    Marion Fulker - CEO Committee for Perth

    Marion is passionate about Perth and ensuring its future liveability, vibrancy, cultural diversity and economic prosperity, particularly as the metropolitan region seeks to double in size to a population of 3.5 million people by 2050. She will discuss the findings of the Towards a Bright Future report which provides two scenarios for Perth’s future.

    Towards a brighter future - Marion Fulker Towards a brighter future - Marion Fulker (19 KB)

    www.committeeforperth.com.au

     
     







     

    September 14

    Professor Lyn Beazley - WA Chief Scientist

    A Professor of Zoology at the University of Western Australia and former leader of the WA Neurotrauma Research Program, Professor Beazley is well recognised for her work in mapping the pathways through the brain and central nervous system to better understand how to cure neurotrauma. 

    The Chief Scientist plays a part in providing the State Government with advice on topics that are important to the future direction of science and innovation in WA. 

     
       

    August 17th

    Philip Skelton - "Our" District Governor

    Bring your partners to hear our very own club member Philip Skelton's vision as DG for this Rotary year.
     
       

    August 10th

    Ian Henderson - Philippines Projects

    Ian Henderson has a longstanding association with Rotary and international projects. Previous partnerships with Rotary have included: i) 1987 F.A.I.M. Soloman Islands school building with his father, a former President and Paul Harris Fellow; and ii) Rotary Floreat & Surabaya/Malang/Sister State hearing projects in East Java between 1994- 2001 (plus an early childhood needs assessment in 2006 and supervision of UWA Masters students in that province in 2007).

    His current project is in the Philippines. It’s in the field of hearing and has two components – training (as part of the University of Santo Tomas Masters Program) and field work.

     
     
     

    August 3rd

    Dean Smith - Liberal Senator

    Transition and Insights into the Senate Process

     
     






     

    July 27th

    Peter Bracegirdle - CEO Perth Legacy

    For over 80 years, LEGACY AUSTRALIA has dedicated itself to the welfare and support of the widows and children of deceased war veterans, and is pledged to continue this vital role well into this century.


    Perth Legacy Link

     
     




     

    July 20th

    Christine Stanton 
    - An Olympian's View of the Games

    Christine Stanton is an inspirational sportswoman who competed for Australia at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting at the Moscow games in 1980. She is an eleven-time national champion in the women's high jump and pentathlon event and set her personal best on 26 January 1985, jumping 1.96 metres at a meet in Adelaide, South Australia. Christine will give us a behind the scenes glimpse into the world of an Olympian.
     
     





     

    July 13th

    Steven Roth - General Manager WA Ballet

    WAB is celebrating it's Diamond Jubilee and has just moved into a stunning $12m heritage listed State Ballet Centre In Maylands. 

    Steven has been with the WA Ballet since 2007 and has overseen its growth and development through clever re-branding and building closer links with industry. He will share with us the journey and what's ahead for this State Treasure.

    www.waballet.com.au

     
     
     

    July 6th

    Julie Bishop 
    - Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party

    Building relations across the Indian Ocean and Asia Pacific
     
     







     

    June 22nd

    George Jones AM

    Will share his life story including the challenges he’s faced early in life and how he has overcame those difficulties, how he has achieved so much success doing what he does now, and what he has learned along the way, and how those learnings are applied in his personal and professional life.

    Mr Jones has more than 35 years experience in the mining, banking and finance industries and has been a Director of a number of private and publicly-listed companies.

    Mr Jones was awarded Citizen of the Year in Western Australia 2011 for his community service efforts, and in June 2011 became a member of the Queen’s Honour (AM) of the Order of Australia for his service to the mining industry, to Australia-China business relations, and through executive roles with a range of charity organisations.
     
     
     

    June 15th

    Steve Morrish - SISHA Project

    Founder and Executive Director of SISHA USA. SISHA’s mission is to provide justice for victims of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation.and providing the best possible aftercare and legal representation to rescued
    victims to give them the opportunity for a brighter future free of oppression and abuse.
     
     
     

    June 8th

    Ian McTavish - Author

    "A Prisoners Wisdom Transcending the Ego"

    Follow Ian's journey from the emotional state that caused him to commit the crime that sent him to prison, to the spiritual enlightenment and soul transformation he gained both in and out of prison. 
     
     
     

    Breakfast Meeting - June 1st

    John Carlson - "The house that John built"

    ..in Cambodia with a little help from 11 friends. Our own John Carlson will be sharing his experience of building 12 houses and putting a roof over the heads of 54 children. A project that John is very passionate about, join us for what is sure to be an entertaining breakfast!
     
     



     

    25th May

    Graham Wood - Jazz in WA 
    - Perth International Jazz Festival

    One of Australia's top jazz pianists, Associate Professor of Music at WAAPA and owner of The Ellington Jazz Club, Graham is spearheading the new Perth International Jazz Festival. Graham will be sharing his thoughts on the growing WA Jazz scene and playing a couple of pieces for us. For more information check out the following links.

     
       

    4th May - Special Evening Wine Tasting Event - Ticket Only

    Roly Egerton-Warburton - 
    The WA Wine Industry

    Vasse Felix, wine expert Roly Egerton-Warburton will share his insights into the state of the WA wine industry, while introducing us to the new season's wine highlights!

    A ticket only event limited to 60 people at the Weld Club, members must buy tickets in advance.

     



















     

    Friday 27th April 2012

    Jessica Smith - Paralympian Swimmer

    "Embracing Change"

    Jessica Smith spent years trying to change who she was and the way she looked, in the process it almost cost her, her life. Yet at the most crucial time of needing change, Jessica was compelled by the concept and struggled to do what was necessary to change her life, because as it turned out she was ironically terrified of it. Her perception of change had itself altered. So how does one learn to embrace change? You develop another way of viewing situations. Each event that occurs in your life has the ability to move you forward or backward. The way you choose to view a situation determines your experience. Jessica’s story is remarkable and inspiring. What she has had to conquer in only 26 years, most people wouldn’t endure in an entire lifetime. Let Jessica share with you her story and let her inspire you to believe in yourself and in your future, whatever it may be. You can view her story and message here:http://youtu.be/mrMK0wfYqIY              
     









     

    13th April

    Cal Fourner - 
    Upside - Sustainability in Nepal

    Upside is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating a better future for the kids of Nepal. Our emphasis is on improving health, education and environmental awareness whilst encouraging the preservation and embracement of Nepalese culture and way of life.

     
     








     

    30th March

    Peter Fitzpatrick - WA Waste Authority

    Peter Fitzpatrick is widely respected and recognized for the outstanding contributions made during his professional life at the helm of two peak bodies as the Chief Executive Officer for the legal profession and the motor industry. Prior to this Peter had a distinguished 20 year military career, including service with the elite Special Air Service (SASR) Regiment as an Australian Army Officer, taking early retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

     
     



















    23rd March

    Eric Lumsden - Director General, Department of Planning

    The Perth Foreshore - The case for

    With more than 30 years experience in local government, Mr Lumsden has previously held positions as CEO of the City of Melville and City of Swan; Commissioner of the City of South Perth; and Chair of the Council of Swan TAFE and Eastern Metropolitan Regional Councils CEO Group. He is also a former EPRA Board Member. Mr Lumsden is a Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Fellow and past President of the Local Government Managers Association (WA Division). Mr Lumsden holds Masters Degrees in Town Planning and Business Administration and post graduate qualifications in Local Government and Social Sciences. In 2005 he was awarded the Public Service Medal for his contribution to Local Government and a place on the Queen's Birthday Honours List. In 2010, he was awarded the LGMA Gold Medal for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the profession of local government management and was recently awarded the National Fellow Award by the Institute of Public Administration. He is currently the Chairman of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.
     
     
     
     

    Jeff Hansen - Sea Shepherd 
    The Australian Director of Sea Shepherd will be talking on how and why the organisation was founded, how we operate, our campaigns, what its like being in Antarctica onboard the Steve Irwin up against armed Japanese coast guard in Australian waters, why the oceans are so important and whats on the horizen for Sea Shepherd. More:  

    Jeff Hansen - Sea Shepherd Jeff Hansen - Sea Shepherd (348 KB)

    Should be a lively debate!

     
     
     
     

    9th March - Breakfast Meeting

    Garry Lawrence -
    Australian Japanese Youth Cultural Exchange 

    More Rotary gold. Hear from the team that went on the 2012 cultural exchange lead by Garry Lawrence. Running for over 35 years, this programme changes attitudes and broadens horizons for the leaders of tomorrow, while forging lasting friendships across cultural boundaries. 

     

     
     

    2nd March

    Helen Keane - Cambodia Water Sanitation 

    This is what Rotary is about!
    Hear the results of this RCP funded project in Cambodia from RCP Member Helen Keane. 

     
     
     

    17th February

    Dr Linley Lutton - 
    Rethinking the Perth Foreshore Development

    Linley is  Chair of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies and is a past president of the Council On The Ageing. He has been a director of several national and international architectural and planning companies and spent seven years as the director of a Japanese property development company. Linley also sits on two local government design advisory committees and is regularly invited by the media to comment on recent urban design or planning developments. 

    He is currently the convenor of the City Gatekeepers, a group formed to try and convince the state government to rethink the current waterfront development. 
     
     
     

    10th February

    Jack Fletcher

    ALCCO WAS THE EXAMPLE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTH WHICH TODAY BECOMES HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT AS AUSTRALIAN EXPERTS INDICATE THAT THREE DAMS IN THE KIMBERLEY WOULD CREATE A RURAL INCOME FROM THE AREA WHICH WOULD DOUBLE TODAY’S WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TOTAL RURAL GROSS INCOME.

     
     
     












     

    3rd February

    Ilinka Savich - Donate Life
    WA's organ & tissue donation agency

    The national awareness week "DonateLife Week" is coming up on 19-26 February 2012, find out why it is so important and understand the myths and misconceptions.

    • There are almost 700,000 Western Australians registered to be organ and tissue donors which cover about 40% of the population aged over 16 years.  
    • One organ and tissue donor can save up to 10 lives and improve the lives of many more.
    • In 2010 in WA there were 22 people who donated their organs (heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and pancreas) and gave new life to 69 people who were on the organ transplant wait list. 
    • 58 people who donated their tissues (bones, heart valves, and corneas).     
     
     
     

    27th January

    Jarrad Brown - Stock Market Outlook 2012

    Jarrad Brown is an Investment Adviser at Patersons Securities Ltd having graduated from Curtin University with First Class Honours in Finance.
    Jarrad has a particular passion for community involvement as Director of Fundraising for the Rotary Club of Mt Lawley and his efforts saw him awarded the WA Youth Citizen of the Year Award. Jarrad is currently a Board Member of the John Curtin Leadership Academy and involved in the annual fundraising event, Convicts for a Cause.
     
      
     

    16th December  

    Family Christmas Breakfast

    Your Fellowship Committee invites all Perth Rotarians and their families to a morning of fellowship to celebrate Christmas and the festive season. We encourage all Rotarians to support this event which does promise to be an unforgettable morning full of Christmas cheer.

    We are asking our members to bring a Christmas gift for the children at Salvos Refuge centers, Please DO NOT wrap the gifts

     
    Virgibia Christie
     
     

    11th December  

    Virginia Christie - Reserve Bank's Senior Representative for WA

    Virginia Christie is the Senior Representative of the Western Australian Office of the Reserve Bank of Australia. She is responsible for providing on the Western Australian economy through meetings with high-level contacts across major businesses across the State, as well as senior executives in the public sector.

     
     
     

    2nd December
    Aleisha Woodward - US Consul General

    The US Consul General be sharing with us her own personal account of President Obama’s recent visit to Australia and what that means for Australia, as well as the relationship between our two great countries.

    US Consul General US Consul General (155 KB)


     
     


     
     25th November

    Rob Bransby - MD - HBF Health

    Rob Bransby is currently Managing Director of HBF Health Limited. Rob joined HBF in August 2005 as Group General Manager. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2007 and Managing Director in January 2008. He is also Director of HBF Financial Services Pty Ltd and HealthGuard Health Benefits Pty Ltd.

     






     
     18th November

    Barry Nunn  

    ‘A GUIDE TO THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA’

     Barry Nunn is a Chemical Engineer with over 35 years experience in the oil and chemical industries.  He retired from the Board of Shell Australia in 1990 in order to pursue his interest in management consultancy work, initially with KPMG. A member of the Defence Reserves for over 40 years, he retired as Assistant Chief of Defence Forces (Reserves) with the rank of Major General.

     He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1989 and was a recipient of the Centenary Medal in 2001.

     


     
     11th November

     Greg Mawkes MBE - SASR Foundation

    Major Greg Mawkes MBE retired from the Australian Regular Army in 1987 having served for 19 years with the SAS Regiment and 3 years within the 1st Commando Regiment. Greg transferred to the Army Reserve and continues to serve as the Unit History Officer with the SAS Regiment. and has been Chairman of the SAS Historical Foundation since 2001.

     










     
     4th November 

    John Watling - Director TSW Analytical

    "You are what you eat"

    Provenance identification of selected types of food and drink is becoming increasingly important as countries seek to add value to their own produce and create a unique market niche for exported produce. However, the identification of high quality produce brings with it the potential for significant fraud as unscrupulous middle men (and producers) falsify country of origin labels to ensure that they gain the highest profit from what may be sub-standard materials.

    More 

    You are what you eat - John Watling You are what you eat - John Watling (137 KB)

     


     
     21st October 

    Ron Alexander - Director General 
    - Dept Sport & Recreation

    What is Sport 4 All?
    Sport 4 All is a new $20 million state government initiative to increase
    the number of kids at community sport and recreation clubs.


       
     

    14th October

    Andi Matthies - Theme Park Project Director

    A new and exciting tourist precinct is destined for Perth, Western Australia. Characterised by a Mediterranean climate, very high quality natural experiences, and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle, Western Australia is economically the strongest and fastest growing state in Australia.

    Inspire Infomation Inspire Infomation (133 KB)

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     30th September

    Glen Wood - My Hands were tied

    The humorous and sexy life of a Yorkshire policeman.... until the Moors Murders.

         
       
     

    23rd September

    Four Way Speaking Competition

    Four of Perth's brightest young minds speak on a subject close to their hearts.

    The speach must include the elements of Rotary's 4 way test.

         
     

    16 September

    Darren Lommann - CEO Dreanfit Foundation

    Dreamfit Foundation’s objective is "Designing Dream’s for People with Disabilities through Innovative Engineering Solutions"  

         
     



     

    9th September

    Holly Ransom - Level Up Leadership

    "How do we use trade policy to encourage environmentally sustainable economic policy?" In April 2011, Holly Ransom travelled to Switzerland from the 'Oikos Model World Trade Organisation Summit' where she and 39 other young leaders from around the world debated and negotiated trade policy before presenting a series of recommendations to the World Trade Organisation's Chief Secretariat.

         
       

    2nd September

    Darren Beazley - Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships

    Darren will be doing a presentation about the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships that are being held in Fremantle in December.

     

         
       

    26th August

    Liz Westoby - Rotary District Govenor

    Liz will be speaking to us about the goals of our International President Kalyan Banerjee and what these mean for our clubs and the District. She will also be talking about the Presidential Citation and the new Changemaker Award 

         



     

    19th August

    Johnathan Pain - Author of The Pain Report

    The world is increasingly divided between those nations that are submerging and those that are emerging. The submerging world will spend less and save more and the emerging will spend more and save less and this is "The New Reality"™.  Where does Australia sit in this great new divide? What are the key factors that will shape and define the economic landscape over the years and decades ahead?

     


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