Rypen Attendees visit the club

At last nights get together, we were delighted to hear from our May RYPEN students; Rachel Watson; Lacey D’Vauz and Makayla Elt.

All the students were very enthusiastic about their RYPEN experience and recommend it to other students.

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Dr. Anita Bourke and Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital

Dr Anita Bourke with President Simon Dutt and host Michelle Kerr. Dr Anita gave an excellent presentation on the plight of women in Cambodia and how the establishment of the Nokor Tep Women’s hospital with 220 beds is helping out.

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Shine On Awards

Pictures from the Shine on Awards last night…big thank you to all those who made it a fabulous night and to all our awardees …Well Done

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Fabulous Night at the Ron Sloan Endeavour Scholarship Awards

Tonight we stood in awe of some fabulous students who have been awarded SDRC’s Endeavour Scholarship Awards. Each student received a certificate and a monetary award to assist with their education expenses.

The Awardees are:

Liam Burke – Thornlie High School

Hallee Pileggi and Emily Bennett – Canning Vale College

Amy Warren and Jill Dutt – Thornlie Christian College

The Ron Sloan Endeavour Scholarship awardees for 2019
Neville D’Vauz with Liam Burke
Murray Thorpe with Hallee Pileggi and Emily Bennett
Robert Pannell with Any Warren and Jill Dutt
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Sloan Handicamp Dinner

Tues. 22nd Jan 6:30for 7:00  – Cost $30 pp (pay on arrival)

Don’t forget that our usual meeting is cancelled.

Come along wearing your craziest hat and brightest gear to meet, learn and support this year’s Campers and their buddies aged 18-35 .

You will have a lot of fun and hear first-hand how significant this week of activities is for all the participants to experience many first time challenges for their lives .You will also be demonstrating by your attendance your support and genuine interest .

Make sure you are at the Point Walter Recreation Camp , 1(Swan River end) Stock Rd, BICTON in time to be greeted by the FAMOUS WHITE RABBIT

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Our newest Rotarian

President Simon welcomes Naomi Green to Southern Districts Rotary
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Young Lives Matter and HARP

Our guest speakers last night were Kwanele Ndlovu and Jessica Soulsby from UWA. They were formerly introduced by host Mike Sanders.

Jessica spoke with a passion about a new initiative started at UWA called Young Lives Matter Foundation UWA.

This ambitious youth suicide prevention initiative is focused on increasing effectiveness at predicting the risk of suicidal behaviour through the creation of a Developmental Vulnerability Index. From the outset it was clear that this increasingly complex problem would require a cross-disciplinary approach. UWA has assembled a team of world-leading experts in mental health and allied fields who have committed to advancing this project. This team leverages UWA’s diversity of expertise across relevant disciplines including clinical, medical, indigenous knowledge, psychology, social sciences and mathematics. Each of UWA’s four faculties is involved in addition to the School of Indigenous Studies.

Kwanele introduced us to HARP which is a program aimed at helping elderly people ease into coping with skills as we all get older.

The Healthy Ageing Research Program (HARP): an ongoing and intensive study of older adults. One of the primary approaches has been the identification of novel measures of cognitive and behavioural coping skills that show promise for improving individuals’ ability to remain independent in their own home for as long as possible. These specific cognitive skills include the ability to remember to carry out an intention at the right time in the future (such as remembering to take medication with food – a skill called prospective memory). Awareness of one’s memory abilities is vital, since we only implement coping strategies when we recognize there is a problem with which to cope. From experience, these skills have been inadequately studied in both research labs and clinical practice. HARP aims to address this important gap.

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An Afternoon At Rocksgate Winery

Thank you to Guenter Best, we have the opportunity to spend a very pleasant afternoon at Rocksgate Winery in Armadale.

Rocksgate Winery is a  unique boutique winery located in the Bedfordale hills in the City of Armadale and is part of the Perth Hills Wine Region. Thirty five minutes from the Perth CBD and five minutes from the Armadale Centre this picturesque winery is located in the beautiful Canns Rd valley, high on a gravely loam hillside that has a northerly aspect with sweeping valley views. The vineyard comprises of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot grape varieties.

We will get together on Sunday 18th November between 12pm and 4pm. We can have a relaxing afternoon drinking wine and eating delicious wood fired pizza from the menu below. Contact John Stockbridge and let me know by Tuesday 13th November if you would like to come along. Faye and I will be there.

171 Canns Rd, Bedfordale Western Australia 6112
(08) 9498 1603

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Family Night at SDRC

Left to Right: David Bartlett, Louise Hopper, Jill Dutt, Rennae Syme, Michelle Supper, Tayla McDonald, Luke Sanders and Host for the night Carlton D’Souza.

What a fabulous meeting we had. We were delighted to have seven Children and Grandchildren of members to talk about their relationship with their parent/grandparent.

All spoke with a passion about the good and funny things that they enjoy about their Dads, Granddads and Step Dads. Members and guest were delighted to hear things they did not know. Rennae Syme even had a slide show of photos.

Tayla McDonald, Ric and Alison’s granddaughter, thanked the club for sponsoring her for Short TermExchange…. Tayla is off to Osaka in Japan early in December 2018.

We feel that in a few weeks we should have some relatives along who aren't so gushing about their Rotarian parent/grandparent smiley

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Our newest Rotarian

Southern Districts Rotary was delighted tonight to welcome our newest member Taonga Chintu as a Rotarian. Taonga is a medical receptionist who is taking some time away from her profession to look after her 3 year old daughter. It was lovely to see Taonga’s Partner Jethro who had come along to support her tonight. We are confident that with her bright and bubbly personality Taonga will prove to be an excellent Rotarian.

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