Posted on Nov 30, 2021
Last week’s lunch was a roaring success, with the sports commentator Trevor Jenkins interviewing John Inverarity, former Australian Test cricketer, Chairman of Australian selectors, Headmaster of Hale School and Warden of St George’s College. 

This Friday will be just as enthralling.  Please look at the publicity.  Then follow the trail to Try- Booking and book yourself in. 
St George’s School in William Street is being inducted as a Corporate Member and it would be good form for us to welcome them with numbers at the ball.  That’s a football, that is.  The Path of Hope Ball is in May next year.  
The Vienna Pops New Year’s Eve event straddles both this year and next, as is the custom with New Year’s functions.  One foot here and one foot there.  Also on Friday our tireless and resourceful Wesley has a presentation dynamically in hand which is unmissable.  He’s been working hard at this for some considerable time and we owe him our presence as a token of our appreciation.  See the publicity for the details.
Back to our meetings. We are a Friday lunch club, so here’s a thought - let’s turn up for Friday lunches.  We also have Thursday evening slots, especially devised for those who find getting into the City at lunchtimes difficult, if not impossible.  Your every need is catered for, so please get booking.
For the statistically minded we’re coming in at about 30% turnout each week and it shouldn’t be too hard for us to nudge that up to 40%.  We’re getting top speakers, the company is exquisite, the food is exceptional, the singing of the anthem is, well, adequate, as George Bernard Shaw said of the Grand Canyon, and Larry continues to entertain with comedic episodes week in, week out. 
Can I ask you all to get with the programme and help us get some runs on the board here.
This is not to overlook the fact that quite a few of our team have been waylaid with injuries or have travelled hither and yon and are now locked down in quarantine.  Best wishes to all those afflicted in this way. Our thoughts are with you.  Recover well.  We look forward to seeing you back with us.
President John.
On Friday 3 December St George’s Anglican Grammar School is being inducted as a Corporate Member.  The school is in William Street and so is a close neighbour of ours.  They are looking forward to becoming closely involved in our Club.  Members and guests are requested to please book on line - 
Tuesday 7 December sees us at the Duxton for a Rotary Means Business breakfast.  This is very close to a SOLD OUT event, so please don't delay in booking your seat if you have not done so already.  All members and friends of Rotary are welcome to attend.  7 SEATS LEFT. 
On Friday 10 December, Meg Abercromby, Royal Life Saving WA will be our guest speaker.  Booking link -
To round out 2021, we will finish with our FAMILY Christmas breakfast, Friday 17 December 2021 in the Argyle Ballroom, Parmelia Hilton Hotel - lots of Yo-Ho-Ho and strong black coffee, (booking link is open - followed inexorably by the New Year’s Eve Gala-Vienna-Everything Friday 31 December 2021 at the Perth Concert Hall. 
Vienna Pops NYE Concert - 2021
Bookings Galore are in the swing for the Vienna Pops New Year’s Eve event, which unsurprisingly falls once again on 31 December. Mezzo Soprano Ashlyn, having previously sung at a Royal Command performance at Buckingham Palace will regale us with her vocal expertise, and she will be but one of a number of musicians delighting us over the course of the evening. Get tickets now for the Evening Gala Concert, or the Matinee or both. Please click on the image below for the booking site or go to the Perth Concert Hall Page -  If you would like to purchase a VIP ticket to Vienna Pops and really make a night of it, please email direct. 
This Friday, 3 December we will induct St Georges Anglican Grammar School to membership of the Perth Rotary Club.  
St George’s Anglican Grammar School is a proud member of the Anglican Schools Commission network of schools and is the only vertical school located in the middle of the CBD at 50 William Street.
It is currently home to 430 students from across Perth as well as a small cohort of international students. The School sees the City of Perth as part of its campus. St George’s Cathedral is the Schools Chapel, the State Theatre and Yagan Square our performance space, Wellington Square and Kings Park our ovals, the Perth City Library our study zone and the vast range of city businesses and resources our extended learning environment.
The School has been in the city since 2015.  ‘Wisdom, Grace and Service’ are our core values and hence we see our membership of Perth Rotary Club as being pivotal to supporting our students to grow into responsible and well-rounded citizens as we continue to develop our School within the heart of the City of Perth.  
All members are requested to log on to Club Runner (  and ensure that their contact details are up to date.  If you do not know how to log on, or are unsure of your password, please email Darren Perera ( or Jacques Phillips ( who will be able to assist you.  Members are encouraged to log onto and explore the e-learning centre.  There are a myriad of subjects which you can enrol in so as to learn more about Rotary at Club, District and International level.