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President's Notes
Logan DUNCAN-SMITH
0478 692 342
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Hope everyone has had a good week.
 
Thanks again to Chris for last weeks fabulous story about his trip across Africa in 1972.  We were joined at the meeting in person by his son and his wife Lee, and via ZOOM by his brother who is local and his sister from New Zealand. It was the first time the family had heard the story and it was very special that members were included in this presentation. Click here if you would like to hear Chris's presentation.
 
I spent this Sunday morning helping at the Perth Makers Market and was taken aback by how busy the streets of Applecross were when I left, the event is getting bigger and bigger. Well done to Brett for organising our roster and thanks to everyone for assisting on the day.
 
Big week this week, with plenty to do as we host this months Business After Hours for Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce at Heathcote this Wednesday night. Will be a big night, and still plenty to do.
 
Looking forward to seeing everyone at tomorrow's meeting and then again Wednesday night.


 
AG Kenn's Musings
ARE THE WHEELS REALLY FALLING OFF?
 
THE BIG QUESTION.
 
Has the Covid malaise and this ‘me too world’ skilfully undermined the will of the people in terms of them getting actively involved in community volunteering?
 
It is an interesting and apparently widespread conundrum that ACTIVE community volunteering is on the wane and with no obvious turnaround in site. A FACT!
 
Why is this so and what will it take to regain our lost territory from the intransigence and apathy to the greater good?
 
Rotary as an example.
 
One only has to look at the loss of members from across Rotary as a whole, but more specifically, our Districts 9455 and 9465 where we are over 30% down on a very few years ago.
I look at our own Club, with its very active and well recognised community engagement… everything going for it in the traditional sense of wanting to belong, and yet, we are also caught up in the conundrum of a reducing interest in belonging.
 
Where will our future community leaders come from?
 
Generally, new and active members are both hard to find, and sadly, hard to retain.
And all the while, the average age continues to head north!
 
Without the energy and commitment of volunteers, community services are bound to suffer and I do not have any confidence in Governments, of all levels, being able to fill the gaps, let alone understand the underlying needs of their communities.
 
What can we do about it?
 
Much more easily said than done, but it does rest with each of us to do our extra bit to reenergise the apathy within our communities, speak out for the value of volunteering and ask others to join with us in helping to create a better world for those who follow.

And what messaging should we employ to genuinely interest those who would gain from the ‘give back’ of volunteering with Rotary?
 
All comments welcome!

My thoughts.
 
Kenn

 
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE - TERRIFIC OPPORTUNITY
Do you feel confident that you know all that is available to you in Rotary?  Rotary Leadership Institutes provide current information on how to be as involved as you wish in Rotary.   There are so many opportunities available to you both for your own personal and professional development as well as how you can support your club and communities, both near and far. These Institutes are for two days but held on one day each on separate weekends, we know your family and personal time is precious so we are making it as easy as possible for you to attend.  There will be an Institute coming up very soon in October, spaces are limited so don't miss out and book in early. The trainers are experienced Rotarians and passionate about sharing their experiences with you. In Western Australia, we provide these Institutes at no cost to you, just your time and attention. If you are in a position of leadership in your Club, and have not attended one of these, then this is a great opportunity for you to ensure you can support your Club to the best of your knowledge. See the following flier for details. Registrations will be closing soon and we hope to see you there!
 
Regards
 
Ineke Oliver
District Governor D9455
District Governor Elect D9423
Tel: 0408 772 100
 

 
RYLA 2023 Applications Open!
 
RYLA is an intensive eight-day program designed for 18-28 year olds with leadership potential and a commitment to community service. The program is a unique opportunity aimed to bring participants out of their comfort zone and challenge them to think outside the square while actively using and building on their existing skills and knowledge. RYLA includes seminars, workshops, physical activities and team games relating to areas including Communication and Public Speaking, Leadership, Team Work and Group Dynamics, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Goal Setting, Time Management and Self Awareness and Emotional Intelligence. All applications must include the name of their sponsoring Rotary Club, and we expect that applicants have contacted their local Rotary Club to arrange sponsorship prior to submitting the form.  The RYLA Committee will assist with this if necessary. Applicants are interviewed prior to acceptance onto RYLA.  Successful applicants will have the energy, commitment and motivation to develop their leadership potential and be willing to challenge themselves physically and mentally over the course of the program.   Please note: Applicants who have come to us via a Rotary Club will receive priority acceptance onto the program.
 
RYLA is held at the Serpentine Camping Centre from Saturday 7th January – Saturday 14th January 2023.
 
Rotary Club Sponsorship for a RYLA participant is $900, and the participant contribution is $250.  This includes all activities, accommodation and meals for the week.
 
The application form is available online - https://forms.gle/ZTss7QWJLtfTvt3t9 or click here to download a form.
 
Applications need to be in by 30th November 2022.
 

 

Lunch at Core Cider

Date: Sunday 9th October
Time: 1:30pm
Address:  35 Merrivale Rd, Pickering Brook
RSVP:  Liz or Lorri
 
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