President's  Notes
Peter McEWEN
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With rain events easing, we are having more and more wonderful spring days. Remember to send in your spring and travel pic’s.
This week’s beautiful photographs were taken by Brett Hammill. during a recent trip north.
MCCC Awards Project
IPP Ray, Cockburn Rotary Club President Natalie Blechynden and myself  presented to  Melville Cockburn Chamber Commerce (MCCC) board last week. The MCCC board accepted our proposal in principle to provide annual business, youth and apprentice awards.
A small working party will meet later this month to define objectives and the process moving forward. From our perspective we will target apprentice and youth awards to be presented at the MCCC Christmas function.  
Melbourne Cup Night @ Sunshine Harvester Works, Fremantle
6 to 10.30pm Monday 1 November 2021
Bookings have been made for this fun fundraiser.
We are targeting around 20 tables of 10 persons.
There will be 6 races with 6 horses. Each horse is auctioned and 50% of race proceeds are retained for the Charity.
A Melbourne Cup Calcutta will also be held.
We hope to raise around $5,000 for our designated Charity
New Community Project
Last week, Secretary Chris announced that an anonymous Club member would donate $10,000 to a new community project. The project would need the support and involvement of all members.
Community Services Director Clive will champion the process and invited all members to propose a suitable.
Brett Hammill was the first cab off the rank.
Following is an excerpt from one of Brett’s proposal.
Audience : Benefitting the Local Community
Location : Heathcote
Date : Held annually on World Environment Day (Make sure it isn’t the same day as makers market). June…  
A day that provides fun for people of all ages, a place to sell and exchange items, whilst providing the opportunity for the community to provide input and get a better understanding of recycling/reusing and resetting the environment. Also encompasses experiences with farm animals and see how products look before we eat them.
Please email your thoughts to Clive. We will also spend 5 minutes each meeting brainstorming potential projects.
Last meeting's guest speaker was Carrick Robinson who is the CEO of the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation.  Carrick presented on their WA Children's Hospice ProjectThis will be the first dedicated children's hospice facility for WA and is a partnership with the Foundation, and Child and Aolescent Health Service. 
The Foundation is raising $25 million to build the facility and construction is anticipated to begin in late 2022 and is planned to open in 2024.  On the weekend it was announced a Lotterywest grant was secured for $4 million.  The McGowan Government has committed $3.2 million for project planning and an increase to the current service capacity of the WA Paediatric Palliative Care Service.
This is a much needed facility for WA children and their families.  Following Carrick's presentation a proposal will be put to the Board for the proceeds from the Melbourne Cup fund raising event.
Question from host AG Kenn Williams to guest speaker Carrick 
Lastly, a special thank you to Kenn and Peta for hosting the curry night. It was a night to be savored.
Happy group enjoying Peta and Kenn's hospitality at Club's 'Curry Night'


Bunting Tangles and Other Tales

On 5th January 2016 the Club received this message:

Hi Kenn,
My name is Erin Madeley and I am the Market Manager for Perth Makers Market. Thank you very much for taking the time to speak to me today.
Perth Makers Market is a new handmade market which will be hosting it’s launch market on the 7th of February 2016 and then running bi-monthly for the remainder of the year.  Perth Makers Market is a new market South of the Swan River that makes it's home at Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross. The goal of Perth Makers Market is to provide a platform for the talented, high quality handmade crafters that call Perth their home in a family focussed, friendly location.
With strong ties to the community and a focus on giving back, Perth Makers Market is unique.  One of the focuses regarding community ties is to provide fundraising opportunities to local groups and organisations such as yours. We were hoping that your organisation might be interested in running our parking for these events.”
And so was born our relationship with the PMM.
RC Como has requested we share with our business contacts and friends.  They would love to see you and your family on the day!
Booragoon Rotary is walking to raise awareness of mental health and the work being done by Australian Rotary Health’s Mental Health Research unit.
Their walk is from Dome Cafe to Canning Highway and return, a 3Km round trip. You can turn around at any time to shorten your walk. "Wear a coloured hat and have a chat" about mental health. We'll share a coffee afterwards. The event is free. Donations are welcome.
SUNDAY 14th November, 2021.
Organised by Booragoon Rotary Club. Click here for a free entry ticket
Easiest way to find contact details for other members and to check-out club event details.  Ray Philp is available if you need to assistance to set up. 
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There will be a Buddhist and Christian Blessing of PP Dr Ian Fairnie's new home on Saturday 25 September (bring a plate or a bottle). Members and partners are welcome to attend. Please note parking is limited.
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Upcoming Events
Blessing of PP Ian Fairnie's new home
Myree Gardens Estate Unit 31
Sep 25, 2021 11:30 AM
Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Sep 26, 2021
Dinner Meeting 28th September 2021
DOME Deep Water Point
Sep 28, 2021
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Sundowner at Member for Bateman's Office
Kim Giddens Office
Sep 30, 2021
5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Melbourne Cup Calcutta Night
Sunshine Harvester Works
Nov 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Nov 07, 2021
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Guest Speaker Schedule 
Sep 28, 2021
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Tony was a member of the following Rotary Clubs:

Moora 1991 - 1999 and President 95/96

Leeming - Murdoch: 1999 - 2005

Applecross 2005 -

PHF 2011 & 2015

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September 13, 2020
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