Current Bulletin - Rotary Club of West Perth

Club Bulletin Volume 61, No 35; 19 March 2015
Meet at 07:00am for a 07:15am start.
Please be seated by 7.15. There will be time for
fellowship after the meeting.
Thursday, Zamia Cafe Kings Park
May Drive, Kings Park
Program: 26 March 2015
Geoff Simpson
Siri Siriwardene
Jill Smith
Tim Strahan
Anthony Spinella
John Tick
Program: 2 April 2015
Charter granted 1954
Professor Peter Newman AO
The Rotary Club of
West Perth (Inc.)
PO Box 59, West Perth 6872
John Curtin Distinguished Professor of
Light Rail – Why? How?
PRESIDENT: Bernie Foley
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SECRETARY: Michael Wright
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Siri Siriwardene
Jill Smith
Tim Strahan
Anthony Spinella
John Tick
John Van Vliet
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PP Tina Arthur
District 9455
Dr Angus Buchanan
Gary C K Huang
District 9455
WPRC 2020
District Changeover
DG Dr Angus Buchanan and Grace thanked the Conference Chair Guy Mattioli, his Committee
and WPRC members who were all involved in making the District Conference a great success.
President Bernie and the Board have agreed to review the Club’s Vision (2020 Visioning West
Perth). District Governor Elect (DGE) Jerry Pilcher and Past District Governor (PDG) Ian Hutton
will facilitate this event. It will be held on Thursday Evening 30th April 2015 at a time and
venue to be confirmed. The breakfast meeting on that day will be cancelled.
A spreadsheet of activities/directions agreed by members back in 2013 will be circulated prior
to the evening. This will give you an opportunity to review beforehand and have input into
changes where needed.
You are invited to the District 9455 Changeover Night to celebrate District Governor Angus
and Grace’s year, to welcome in DGE Jerry Pilcher and Kerry and to start the new Rotary year
in style.
This will be held at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel on Saturday 27th June 2015. The event is
advertised on the District website and the registration form with full details will be on the
website very soon.
The Membership Committee is happy to announce that our Club has two new members.
Brenda Moore will be inducted into the Club on April 2, 2015 and Drina Panic on April 9, 2015.
Welcome to Brenda and Drina and thank you to Siri Siriwardene for the introducing the new
members to the Club.
Rotary Youth Exchange Student – Carla Escander – Dinner Roster
Message from Joseph Casella
Please review the dinner roster below and be sure to mark your allocated dinner in your calendar. If for whatever
reason you are unable to host Carla on your rostered day, please contact another Rotarian and swap with them. As a
courtesy, please call the host family or Carla 24 hours in advance to confirm your appointment or if you need to
cancel so that the family can make other arrangements.
Please contact Joseph Casella if you have any questions regarding the dinner roster.
Rotary Exchange
Student (RYE)
2015/16 Inbound
Host parents for the incoming RYE student starting July 2015 must be organized shortly.
Members who are willing to take on this very rewarding role are asked to please email Alan
Briggs, Director International at [email protected]
Club Notice Board – Upcoming Speakers (see Diary Dates
9th April 2015
Mr Christopher Hendrickson
Host Country-Taiwan
Is Life Meant to be Funny
The Meaning of Anzac
2014 R/I West Perth
Exchange Student - Outward
16th April 2015
The Reverend Doctor John
Shepherd (CofE).Retired Dean
St.George’s Cathedral, Perth
Member Rotary Club of Perth
Paul Harris Fellow
23rd April 2015
PDG Geoff Simpson OAM
West Perth Club Member
Paul Harris Fellow
30th April 2015
Club Day
Club Diary – Please Diarise
WPRC 2020 Visioning
Thursday night 30 April 2015 time and venue to be confirmed.
Guess Who’s Coming to
Saturday 2 May 2015 7pm – revised date see details end of the Bulletin.
District 9455 Changeover
Saturday 27 June 2015 at the Parmelia Hilton.
WPRC Change Over Dinner
Friday 3 July 2015.
Carla’s Departure
Visit from DG and RI
Christmas Breakfast
Monday 6 July 2015 – Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound Student Carla Escandar is leaving
Thursday 10 September breakfast meeting - visit from RI Director Guiller Tumangan and his wife
Leticia with DGE Jerry Pilcher and wife Kerry.
Thursday 17 December 2015 7am at Zamia Cafe. Families and partners are invited.
Tony Delich, Paul Dawson from Grant Thornton with Guest
Speaker and WPRC Member Geoff Hick. Geoff spoke about
the services provided by Landgate
DGE Jerry Pilcher (standing) meeting with President Elect
Colin Arthur, PDG Ian Hutton and President Bernie Foley.
On Saturday 2 May 2015 7pm, the Club will be holding a “Guess who’s Coming to Dinner” evening. These have
been very successful in the past and give members and their partners the opportunity to meet in a relaxed and
informal atmosphere.
For more information, please see details in previous Bulletins
John Holman’s email address is [email protected] or phone 93815976.
If there are any questions, comments, etc., please ask John Holman (the volunteer organiser)
Very sad news of the passing of Dr John O’Shea on 15 March 2015. John’s three children Michael,
Breffny and Camilla O’Shea were all WPRC Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Students. With his wife Terrie,
they hosted several WPRC inbound students.
The Funeral Cortege for the late Dr John Philip O'Shea of Dalkeith will assemble at the main entrance of
KARRAKATTA Cemetery for a Funeral Service in the Norfolk Chapel commencing 9.30am on WEDNESDAY
(25.3.2015). At the conclusion of the Service a Private Burial will be held.
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