Friday’s lunch with West Coast Eagles’ Ross Glendinning was probably one of the most entertaining presentations we’ve had. Ross introduced us to the thinking and values behind the team that brought home the flag in the most relaxed and entertaining manner that brought out plenty of laughter in a packed room of over 80 Rotarians and friends. With a combination of the “friends, family, flags” theme and “head, heart and gut” mantra, the message I received from the Eagles win was that while motivation must come from the inside of each one of us, working for something greater than self makes it sustainable.
Here’s a report by one of our club guests, Jessica Warriner, in the Guardian Express:
Thanks to everyone who worked in the background to make the occasion possible and memorable.

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standingWhile on the topic of people who’s who in the background, we were also privileged to celebrate Kirstin surviving a decade of club presidents and still wearing a smile on her face! Thanks, Kirstin, for being one who worked in the background supporting all our projects and making things happen with minimum fuss!

It was also my privilege to welcome Veritas, a company that encourages its staff to be community leaders, as a corporate member of the Rotary Club of Perth. Amanda Stephenson, who as one of the inductees representing the company on Friday, is the founder of Bluebird Mental Health that was recently presented a District Grant through our club. I look forward to witnessing further contributions that members of Veritas will be making to our community.

I was also pleasantly surprised to welcome as a visiting Rotarian from overseas, an old classmate from UWA, Sukit Kasikitvorakul, who is the current President of the Rotary Club of Prakanong, Thailand. Their club, meeting in a suburb of Bangkok, also has a focus against family domestic violence and human trafficking. I took the opportunity to give him quick introduction to the Rotary Path of Hope and its champion, Rebecca. Naturally, they are now looking forward to Rebecca as their guest speaker when she visits Bangkok in November.

It’s amazing how Rotary connects. Let’s keep that up. Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas, Take Action!
Yours in Rotary,
Wesley Sim- President - Rotary of Perth 2018/2019